February 2018  
Today's Events


Thursday Painters
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lenten Soup Supper
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

Adult Education is small group oriented at St. Philip's and for the most part takes place during the program year: September through May.  These groups at various times and in different locations.  All of these are open groups and welcome new members. 


Readers of 100 Romeo Street

Friday Evenings; 7:30—9:00 pm
Sessions held September-May, watch weekly newsletter for new sessions and books.

All are welcome to join the Adult Spiritual Formation Group that meet on Friday evenings 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the library. Together they read and discuss books on a variety of topics. Books that we have discussed in the past include:

The Book of Joy, Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
    by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams


Toward an Eco-Spirtuality
   by Leonardo Boff


Crazy Christians, a Call to Follow Jesus
   by Presiding Biship Michael B. Curry

Tea and coffee are provided.


Adult Enquirers & Confirmation Class

This class is taught as needed during Lent and into the Easter season culminating in the Deanery Confirmation Service on Ascension Thursday.  Instructional sessions are led by the rector.  Topics covered are:

  1. "So, who is this Jesus?" 
  2. "Getting to Know Your Bible" 
  3. "Basic Tenets of Christianity" 
  4. "Anglican Spirituality and Temperament"  
  5. "Worship & Sacraments" (two classes plus Holy Week)
  6. "History of the Episcopal Church"  
  7. "Episcopal Church Polity"  

Reading homework from the Bible, The Book of Common Prayer, teacher provided handouts, or our principle text A People Called Episcopalians by the Rev. Dr. John H. Westerhoff is associated with most of these instructional sessions.  A three-part essay is the only required work sample, and it is due at the end of the course prior to confirmation. 


The Lenten School of Religion

As the name implies this is a seasonal program which has taken many forms and covered a wide variety of topics.  In 2011 a major shift took place that moved this offering to late Saturday afternoons and early evenings beginning with a "Soup & Somethin'" Pot Luck supper followed by one of two devotional activities: walking a labyrinth or using Anglican prayer beads.  This change from a didactic to a devotional model was well received and will be repeated in 2012 with other devotional practices such as praying with icons.   



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