Adult Education

 Adult Bible Class

Sundays (mid-September to mid-June) at 9:30 am in Cary Lounge. Returns on September 15, 2019.

Each Sunday’s readings are independent, allowing continuity whether one is able to participate regularly or intermittently. We have an enjoyable time with these texts, and all are welcome. We meet from mid-September to mid-June each year. Our facilitator, Barbara Cushing, is a retired physician who earned a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Detroit Mercy. Her areas of concentration were scriptural studies and theology & literature. 

Click on the link to learn more.  CCD Bible Study 2019

Centering Prayer (Meditation)

Thursdays throughout the year at 11:00 am in Cary Lounge

“Meditation is one of the most ancient and universal of all spiritual practices, and it is the cornerstone of a wisdom encounter with Christ,” writes the Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, in Wisdom Jesus. All are welcome to try the CCD Centering Prayer group. No experience is necessary, and simple instructions are given for newcomers. The hour-long meeting includes 20 minutes of silence, intercessory prayer, a brief reading, and informal sharing. If you have questions or are coming for the first time, please contact Kathryn Treece at treecekat@gmail.com, or call the office. Brochures about Centering Prayer are in the leaflet rack at church, or you may learn more at contemplativeoutreach.org.

Episcopal 101

Sundays, September 15-October 13, 2019, 9:30-10:20am plus Saturday evening, October 19

Curious about the Episcopal Church? Want to learn about hymns and prayers, such as those in the Book of Common Prayer? What is the Church’s history and why does it matter now? What are some of the Church’s teachings about justice? How is the Episcopal Church organized, what does leadership look like, how is money used, and how are decisions made? Join the Rev. Emily and special guests for this exploration. The course, if desired, can serve as preparation for confirmation or adult affirmation of faith during Bishop Gibbs’ visit on Sunday, November 3, 2019.