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Adult Formation

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, our monthly On Being discussion group, or any of our occasional programs.

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Class Full! Invitation to the Old Testament
Disciple Bible Study

select Wednesdays starting September 20th

An 8-week “Invitation to the Old Testament!” For many Christians, the books of the Old Testament are among the more confusing and confounding books in the Bible, yet they lay the foundation for our understanding of who God is and how God engages with the world.

During this 8-week exploration of the Old Testament, we will explore the Old Testament's story of God, including the beauty of the Creation narrative; the calling of the people of Israel; the giving of the law; and the warnings of the prophets. At the end of the eight weeks, participants will have a better understanding the various books of the Old Testament, the themes that unite these books, and the foundations they lay for the life and ministry of Jesus.

We will meet on eight Wednesday evenings this fall, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at the church (Sept. 20 & 27; Oct. 4, 11, & 25; Nov. 1, 8, & 15).

Each class meeting will include two brief video segments, which will provide insight from biblical scholars, a visual tour of archaeological sites, and a survey of physical remains related to and illuminating scripture and events.

This class requires approximately thirty minutes of reading from the Old Testament each evening between class sessions, and the class will be led by Rev. Tim and Ellen Davies.

An optional potluck dinner will be held each Wednesday evening before the class meeting beginning at 6pm. If you have questions, please speak to Rev. Tim or to Ellen.

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Bible Study
Exploring of our Christian Roots; Growing our Christian Lives

Wednesdays, 10am – 11:30am via Zoom

We are beginning a new project to read together “On Being Christian Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer” by Rowan Williams. Rowan Williams served as the Archbishop of Canterbury for 10 years and wrote this book to explain some things that he sees as essential elements of the Christian life. We welcome all to join our discussions.

Please join us if you can.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87532511236?pwd=bm1GTDlIQmVWV2NZTlFVNjdUUHNqdz09
Meeting ID: 875 3251 1236
Passcode: 726332 

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Welcome to a Life of Faith in the Episcopal Church

Do you have questions about the Episcopal Church?
Do you wonder about some of Advent’s worship practices?
Unsure about terms like laity, diocese, and unction?

Answers to these questions and so much more are covered in the book Welcome to a Life of Faith in the Episcopal Church by Megan Castellan.

Please borrow one of the six copies found in the back of the church, read it, and return it for another parishioner to enjoy.

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