Adult Christian Formation

Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation. Every experience in our lives can provide us with the opportunity to express our faith; the challenge we face is recognizing these opportunities and learning ways to live a sometimes counter-cultural life in a secular world.

Whether you are new to the Christian journey or looking to go deeper in your walk with Christ, there are many opportunities for adults to begin or deepen their spiritual journeys at St. Barnabas.

A good first place to begin is with the Adult Forum on Sunday morning.  This class which is led by Mother Meredith and other parishioners from time to time covers a variety of seasonal and topical themes.  The class meets weekly in Barnabas Hall from 9:00-9:45 AM.

Mid-week opportunities are places where you can go deeper into your journey and strengthen your relationship with God and learn more about the Bible and the tradition and heritage of our Church. During Lent, a special series on Wednesday evenings will be held with a light supper served.

In addition to our weekly classes and Lenten study St. Barnabas offers quiet days during the seasons of Advent and Lent and educational events are offered from time to time to provide opportunities to explore our Christian vocations, helping us discern what God is calling us to do and how to use our various gifts and talents in our witnesses to the Gospel.

Adult Forum Schedule 2016-2017

September 18th- Episcopal 101: Origins in Europe

September 25th- Episcopal 101: The Church of England in the Colonies

October 2nd- Episcopal 101: The Episcopal Church in the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries

October 9th- Episcopal 101: The History and Making of the Book of Common Prayer

October 16th- Episcopal 101; The Theology and Spirituality of the Book of Common Prayer

October 23rd- Break; Mother Meredith away

October 30th- Episcopal 101: Why We Do What We Do- The Meaning Behind the Gestures and Rituals (including vestments, vessels and other liturgical items and why we use them)

November 6th- Finding Us in the Christian Family: Heritage- Orthodox and Catholic

November 13th- Finding Us in the Christian Family: Western Reaction- Lutheran, Presbyterian, Anabaptist traditions

November 20th- Finding Us in the Christian Family: Modern Emergence- Methodist, Pentecostal, Non-denominational

November 27th- Mary and Why She is Important

December 4th- Mary and Why She is Important

December 11th-  Mary and Why She is Important

December 18th- Mary and Why She is Important

December 25th- January 1st: Christmas Break

January 8th- Book Study

January 15th- Book Study

January 22nd- Book Study

January 29th- Book Study

February 5th- Book Study

February 12th- Book Study

February 19th- Book Study

February 26th- Book Study

March 5th- Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love is This

March 12th- Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love is This

March 19th- Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love is This

March 26th- Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love is This

April 2nd- Lenten Study: What Wondrous Love is This

April 9th- Palm Sunday- No Adult Forum

April 16th- Easter Sunday- No Adult Forum

April 23rd- Easter Break

April 30th- Celtic Spirituality and the Iona Community

May 7th- Celtic Spirituality and the Iona Community

May 14th- Celtic Spirituality and the Iona Community

May 21st- Celtic Spirituality and the Iona Community

May28th- Celtic Spirituality and the Iona Community

  Other Events

Advent Quiet Day Saturday December 3, 2016

Lenten Wednesday evening program February-April 2017