Current Events: All Ages Education, Praying with the Prophets
Join Heather, Erin, and Rev. Sara for a four week series this October. Tuesdays 6pm dinner, 6:40 program, 7:30 Eucharist (A second session will be added at 8 if there’s interest). Kids will engage through Godly Play stories on Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jonah, and Ezekiel, while adults have some prophet conversation on their own (including a special guest turn from the Rev. Dr Cameron Partridge, early church historian and Jonah afficionado!) Sign up here.
An adult Tuesday series meets on seasonal topics, again concluding with Eucharist at 7:30pm. Since our kids’ energies are often focused toward the Christmas pageant in December, this series does not add a children’s component.
After Easter we offer an “Episcopal Church 101” class. We cover topics in church history, Episcopal polity, Spirituality, liturgy, prayer, and the Church’s Positions on Contemporary Moral Issues. This class is designed for newcomers as well as those who have decided to be confirmed or received (if you were confirmed in another denomination) as Episcopalians, for whom there is also a half day retreat.
We have occasional education offerings throughout the year on many different topics. We’ve partnered with the Waltham Public Library to offer film screenings, such as the documentary Love Free or Die on the groundbreaking episcopacy of Bishop Gene Robinson as the first “out” gay bishop and the film Chasing Ice on the devastating impact of climate change. George Waters-Sleyon of the Center for Church and Prison has presented on the problem of mass incarceration and our friend the Rev. Norm Faramelli has presented his work on Martin Luther King, Jr.
Adult Christian Formation
Our regular offerings of adult education vary throughout the season, with programs for Lent, for Easter, in the fall, and for Advent.
All Ages Education, Spring
During Lent, we offer an all-ages evening on Tuesday nights.
Bible study has been offered during the summer months on Thursday evenings.
Our summer book group meets in June. We meet after church from 11:30am-12:30pm (or so). Selections have included work by Desmond Tutu, Katharine Jefferts Schori, Diana Butler Bass, as well as a Bible Study on the book of Acts.