Sunday Morning Adult Forum
Join us Sundays between the 8:45 and 10:45 services,
in the back of the Undercroft, for a variety of adult education programming.
Check out our upcoming offerings below:
Faith5, November 12
Faith5 is an at-home faith practice that involves sharing with your family members, reading the Bible, and praying for one another. If you are interested in learning more about this way to connect church to home, join The Rev. Canon Natalie Hall at this adult forum!
Also, save the date for a special Faith5 dinner event on Saturday, November 18.
Praying Out Loud, November 19
Are you uncomfortable when asked to pray out loud? Does even saying grace cause you some anxiety? Do you worry about the words you might say, or even something else? You are not alone! Join the Rev. Noah Evans as he leads a discussion on the many reasons we might have for avoiding vocalized prayer and offers practical advice, and practice, on how to pray out loud.
Medieval Christian Culture: December 3, 10 & 17
Medieval Christianity was much more exuberant and colorful than today’s movies and TV might lead you to believe. This three-part series will debunk a few misconceptions about Medieval European culture (yes, they did bathe regularly!) and will explore art and architecture as a means of understanding how Christians of that era viewed God, creation, and human experience.
1. MAPS - December 3
Yes, medieval Christians did know the world was round, but their maps still show that they thought about the world differently than we do now. North wasn’t up, Jerusalem was the center of the universe, and fantastic creatures abounded. This session will explore medieval maps as visual encyclopedias -- not just of the physical world and its inhabitants, but of Christian ideas about creation, incarnation, history, and apocalypse.
2. CATHEDRALS - December 10
A medieval cathedral is not only a wonder of architecture, but also a fascinating network of symbols. In this session, we’ll look at structure and sculpture in medieval church buildings, and make some comparisons with medieval maps. (Don’t worry if you missed the map session; there will be a review!) We’ll explore cathedrals as microcosms of the world, and discuss ways in which the buildings themselves were used for teaching and memorization.
3. BOOKS - December 17
How did people think about the Bible, and other Christian texts, when every book they had was a unique, handwritten copy? In this session, we’ll survey how books were made in Medieval Europe, and talk about some of the changes -- both accidental and deliberate -- that happened when books were copied by hand. We’ll also consider how medieval ideas about book-copying connected with ideas about icons, saints, and living a Christlike life.
Upcoming Adult Forums
November 5: (combined worship Sunday): Intergenerational All Saints Day Jeopardy
November 12: Faith5: Practicing of Faith Formation in your Home, Kristen Morgan
November 19: Praying Out Loud, Noah Evans
November 26: No Forum, Advent Wreath Making
December 3, 10 and 17: Medieval Christian Culture, Sarah Downey
St. Paul's Discussion Group
See the Sunday Announcements and monthly Messenger for further news! Please join the discussions! Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday Noon Bible Study
Meets each Wednesday from noon-1PM. You are to invite each of you to come (bring a lunch) as we share God's word together. Currently we are reading Luke’s Gospel. The Rector participates in this weekly gathering.