Adult Formation @Advent
Advent offers a variety of learning opportunities for adults. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, Advent supports you and welcomes your participation in any of our adult education offerings. You are welcome to join our weekly Bible study or any of our occasional programs.
Women's Bible Study
"When We Pray"
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm-8pm
February 6th-March 19th
In the Youth Room
2nd chance! Twilight Retreats at Church of the Advent, part 1
An Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality let by Rev. Tim
Tuesday, Feb 27th, 1-4pm
If you missed the first Twilight Retreat that Rev. Tim offered on the evening of Friday, December 1st, here is your chance to take it. On Tuesday, February 27th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, in the fellowship hall, Rev. Tim will introduce participants to the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola and to simple yet profound forms of prayer that St. Ignatius encouraged. For five centuries, Christians around the world have found Ignatian spirituality and prayer to be helpful in deepening their relationship with God and discerning how God is at work in their lives. Please register at the link below, and bring a brown bag lunch if you would like. Coffee, drinks, and snacks will be provided.
Virtual Weekly Bible Study
Exploring of our Christian Roots; Growing our Christian Lives
Wednesdays, 10am – 11:30am via Zoom
currently in chapter 4
This group is now reading “Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World” by John Philip Newell. This book offers ways to connect with the rhythms of life to deepen our connection with God, with each other and with the earth. We will learn about some of the people who have taught how to hear the sacred in the world and each other and how to apply their wisdom to our lives.
Please join us if you can.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87532511236?wd=bm1GTDlIQmVWV2NZTlFVNjdUUHNqdz09
Meeting ID: 875 3251 1236
Coming Soon! Lenten Supper Series
Wednesdays | February 21st, February 28th, March 6th, & March 13th
5:30pm Evening Prayer, in the chapel
6-6:30pm Blessing & Potluck Supper, in parish hall
6:30-7:30pm Lenten Adult programming, in parish hall
7:30pm Compline & Dismissal
Wednesday Evening Adult Formation in Lent – How do we thrive as a church in our present age?
Psalm 134:4 asks, “How could we sing the LORD’s song in a foreign land?” (NRSV). Those words were written twenty-six centuries ago at a time when the Hebrew people were living in exile in Babylon. They were struggling with how to live out their faith, identity, and mission in a place and culture that were entirely new and entirely foreign to them. This verse, though ancient, seems quite appropriate for many Christian congregations today. We too struggle with how we are called to be the church in a time and place when the broader culture seems disinterested in the message we are called to proclaim. On four Wednesday evenings in Lent, Rev. Tim will walk us through the seismic changes impacting U.S. culture and what research reveals about how we can faithfully and effectively proclaim the Good News in our own time and place.