"Faith is the highest passion in a human being."
The mission of the Adult Formation commission is to offer programs and experiences which help our congregation grow spiritually. Programs offered are both educational and motivational, helping Advent parishioners strengthen their commitment to Christ, walk closer to each other in faith, and be better equipped to express and model Christian values in their lives.
Some of the activities of the Commission include adult study groups and forums with clergy & guest speakers, special events like concerts and Quiet Days, retreats and spiritual excursions, as well as Bible Study and Prayer Groups. Is it about time to get your faith in shape? Then join us!
Adult Formation Contact
• Reverend Nancy
Adult Formation Opportunities
There are many opportunities for adults to participate in formation classes throughout the year. These often take the form of book study, small group discussion, or special speaker events. Please see below for our fall offerings.
For up to the minute details about our Adult Formation, please check out our Facebook Page at Episcopal Church of the Advent.
For further information, contact the Adult Formation commission via firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Faith Formation - Fall 2018
Building our Faith
This spring, we met with a number of parishioners to develop a list of faith- related topics to explore. The outcome of that meeting led us to develop a program that will Equip us with Faith. Our formation as faith-filled Christians does not end with Confirmation. Instead, Confirmation marks the
beginning of a personal commitment to develop our faith. Through education and formation opportunities we develop the knowledge, wisdom and confidence to weather the challenges we encounter along the road of life. Please see the brief descriptions below, or click on the button for the full brochure.
Sunday Morning Video Series 9:20 a.m. Fellowship Hall
We will use a 12-part video course on Christianity. The course is taught by Prof. Luke Timothy Johnson of Emory University. The course is taught without assuming prior knowledge on the part of the participants. Bring your knowledge of scripture, of our traditions, and bring your reason too! Join us to listen and share in group discussion. Videos will begin at 9:20 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall beginning Sunday, September 23.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study Class
This class is held 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday beginning September 12th. We will be studying the Gospel of Luke this fall. Come each week or when you can. This is an informal opportunity to gather and share the Word of God. We read and discuss. No outside reading, just share your experience as one of God’s Chosen.
Current Issues 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday Evenings
Each program will be led by specialists. Having difficult discussions is not easy. These programs
will help us share ideas and perspectives on current issues:
9/25 Communicating on Difficult Topics
10/2 A Christian Response to Violence in Society 10/16 Mental Health, Anxiety & Depression
10/23 Suicide Prevention & Survival
11/20 Keeping Christ in Christmas
Mindfulness and Meditation
Wednesday Evenings 5:30
Mindfulness means paying attention. It means being aware of what you are doing, feeling and thinking. Meditation is part of mindfulness. If prayer is talking to God, then meditation is listening to God.
The class will be led by Ellen Davies who has been teaching yoga and meditation for 14 years. The class will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. (Please see Church Calendar for specific dates)