Adult formation class

 

Our approach to adult spiritual formation involves the acceptance of doubt and the forthright encouragement of inquiry as mature and unthreatening spiritual values. At All Souls, this engagement with the truths passed down through the centuries and present in our day can happen in many ways. Whether it is in the large, parish-wide programs in Advent and Lent with world-renowned speakers, topical series on everyday issues of Christian ethics or smaller groups under lay and clergy leadership that meet regularly for Bible study, there are many opportunities throughout the year to deepen your understanding of the Christian life. Most classes meet for about an hour at 10:10 am on Sundays. We generally have three options: a lectionary Bible study and two other classes that change every month or so. For this first session, we’re gathering all as one for a course of discerning spiritual gifts, as explained further below.

Adult Formation Classes

Walking in the Resurrection

Join the Revds Michael Lemaire and Phil Brochard to practice Resurrection this Easter. For five Sundays after Easter we will be using the centuries-old Ignatian tradition of sacred imagination to enter the Resurrection accounts of Jesus. No prior experience needed, just a willingness to engage the story and share it with others. This class will meet in the Common Room downstairs, and will start April 23rd and go through May 21 with the exception of May 7th when we’ll break for a Continuing the Feast.

Children of Abraham: Islam and Christianity in History and the Present
In this class we will learn more about our Muslim brothers and sisters, the relationship between our faiths, and how we can live in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters. Join us for three sessions: April 23rd on what is Islam and what is it like to live as a Muslim, here, now. A dialogue with Moina Shaiq.

 April 30th
 for the history of Islam and the historical links, similarities, and differences between Christianity and Islam, presented by the Islamic Networks Group. And finally on May 14th with Scott MacDougall where we will explore how we as Christians can be good neighbors to our Muslim brothers and sisters. All of these will meet in the Parish Hall.

Ongoing:

Reading Between the Lines: Lectionary-based Bible Study 
Join us as we study one of the texts for the following Sunday in a lectionary-based Bible study designed for small groups. We meet in the Common Room right after the 7:30 am service, in the Chapel during the 10:10 formation hour, or on Thursdays at 11 am in the Common Room. On-going class; drop-in, occasional attendees welcome.