We believe that we are all constantly growing in faith, and that it’s even more productive and enjoyable when we do so together.
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Sunday Forums: Faithful Transformation
As we emerge from COVID, and as we reflect on transitions happening in our parish, here’s the theme for Adult Forums on Sunday morning: “The changes and chances of this life: Faithful Transformation.” These gatherings, which take place on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m., will focus on various aspects of growth and transformation in our life together. Each Sunday, a member of the clergy staff will offer a presentation, and then we’ll break into discussion at small table to explore the theme du jour.
We’ve divided the program year into five segments, with about several weeks on each of the following themes: Discernment; Spiritual Gifts; Call; Adaptive Change; and Hospitality. Our learning together will be enhanced by your presence and participation. Join us each week, or whenever you are able.
Joan Chittister to come to St. James'
We are pleased that Joan Chittister, author of our summer reading book, The Monastic Heart, will come to St. James’ on Friday, December 2 to talk about this book and to reflect on her ministry in the world. More information to follow!
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
This clergy led study will pick up the theme of healing which will be our Sunday focus, looking at stories from the Bible that highlight healing. The group meets each week at 8:30 am in Sunderland Hall. Many who attend the study also attend the Wednesday morning Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am. You can also join us on Zoom with password stjames.
Starting in September, we will again offer this fine series created by the Office of the Presiding Bishop. The series focuses on racial reckoning and reconciliation, a timely topic as our culture grapples with the best ways to talk about our history. This ten-week series will be offered once a month, from September through June. The curriculum includes a number of readings and videos, which parishioners are to review on their own, followed by a discussion each month with other members of Sacred Ground. If you have questions about this series, contact the Rev. Jay Sidebotham (email@example.com).