Wednesday Evening Faith Formation Resumes–The Letter of James: Be Ye Doers and not Hearers only! We have resumed Wednesday evening programming with a three-week study of the Epistle of James. Once denounced as the “straw epistle” by Martin Luther for its focus on works instead of grace, the letter of James has been re-embraced for its emphasis on embodying the way of Jesus, rather than on reciting a set of beliefs or doctrines. In other words, “walking the walk, and not just talking the talk.” Each evening begins with a simple supper at 6:30 followed by discussion at 7:00, and you are invited to join in for either or both. All are welcome; no advance reading is required. You may bring your own bible or use one from our St. John’s collection.
Adult Forum Returns Sunday, September 16–“New Voices from Old Places: Emerging Christian Leaders” To kick off the fall season, our Adult Forum will offer a three-week series on Christian leaders whose messages and ministries are breaking new ground in Christianity for the 21st century. Members of our clergy and friends of St. John’s will share the stories of these emerging leaders and invite your participation and feedback. Adult Forum meets in the Parish Hall Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available.
September 16: Bishop Michael Curry: The Jesus Movement – Sarah Kye Price, facilitator
September 23: Bishop Carlton Pearson: The Gospel of Inclusion – Rev. Dorothy White, facilitator
September 30: Fr. Richard Rohr: Center for Action and Contemplation – Rev. Amelie Wilmer, facilitator