Christian Education

Children’s Chapel: Children assemble in the Keeper’s Cottage at 10:00 a.m. Sundays for Bible lessons and activities then proceed to the Church, where they  join their parents for communion.  Our children’s chaplain, The Rev. Anne Lane Witt will host an online Children’s Chapel each week for our youngsters at 3:00 p.m.  Simply follow the instructions you received by email, or contact Anne Lane to participate.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study offers members and friends an opportunity to gather weekly to discuss passages from scripture, compelling books, and sacred writings from authors both ancient and new.  Evenings include centering prayer, a simple potluck supper, and discussion.  Last year’s readings included the Letter of James, the writings of Henri Nouwen, and Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.  All are welcome to participate.

At our next meeting, we continue with our chronological study of the New Testament with a discussion on Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. In this letter, Paul addresses a community wrestling with divisions over leadership, lifestyle, and identity, and deals with what it means to find strength in humility, new creation in chaos. The topics explored are timely for our own day. We will discuss chapters 6-8 at our next session.The Zoom conference will open 10 minutes before 7:00 p.m. to allow time for everyone to log on.  We will conclude promptly at 8:05 p.m. To acquire access, contact Amelie Wilmer.

Inquirers’ Class Dates Set The participants for the Inquirers’ Class of 2020 have begun their journey together, and will be meeting for six sessions through the end of the summer.  We invite your prayers for the 13 participants as they prepare for our Bishop’s visitation in the fall. This formation series is for those who are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church or in becoming a member of St. John’s through Confirmation or Reception.  Please email Amelie directly with your interest or questions.

Adult Forum Coffee and Conversation Hour During the program year, join us online right after our Sunday morning online services for our Adult Forum presentation led by guest facilitators and our clergy.  Adult Forum does not meet during the summer. To acquire access, contact Amelie Wilmer.