Our formation as Christians does not end with Sunday School and Confirmation. Formation begins at infancy and continues throughout our life. Think of adult formation as continuing education, but even more than Christian education. We are continuing to be formed in our faith and spirituality, not just learning more, but understanding more about the person God has created us to be and our relationship with God who loves and forgives us. We mature in our faith and try to live into the promises we make in our Baptismal Covenant.
EfM was begun by Rev. Charles Winters in 1975 as a way for baptized Christians to practice community in and through small group study, prayer, reflection and worship. You could think of it as “seminary for the rest of us.” EfM is a 4 year program, meeting once a week (with summers off), with each gathering lasting between 2-3 hours. Topics range from Scripture (Years 1 and 2)…Read More »
Adult Forum takes place on most Sunday mornings during the program year from 9:45 to 10:30 AM. The Rev. Noah H. Evans, Rector, the Rev. Michelle Boomgaard, Associate Rector, and the Rev. Garrett Yates, Curate, share in presenting the Sunday morning offerings, and occasionally parishioners, covering a range of topics relating to scripture, theology, social justice, outreach and sp…Read More »
Wednesdays at St. Paul’s take place on most Wednesday evenings during the program year from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. We begin with a meal at 6:30 and the program starts shortly after 7. This is an opportunity to enjoy a night off from cooking, fellowship, and the time to cover a topic in greater detail than is possible at the Sunday morning Adult Forum. Recent programs have included a …Read More »
This lay-led group meets one evening each month during the program year.
St. Paul’s Library, located adjacent to the Parish Hall, has a wide variety of books and periodicals on spirituality, faith, theology, and other other topics. It also has a large collection of children’s books. The Library is open on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Everyone is encouraged to stop in, browse, and check out a book.
Each season of Advent and Lent we offer a Quiet Day at St. Paul’s. Quiet Days are a wonderful opportunity to gather for several hours to worship, listen to meditations, share a meal, and enjoy a quiet time away from our usual hectic schedules.