Christian Education

Adult Forum Coffee and Conversation Hour Join us online right after our Sunday morning online services for our Adult Forum presentation led by guest facilitators and our clergy.  To acquire access, contact Amelie Wilmer.  

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.

Next week, we discuss Paul’s Letter to Philemon.  This, the shortest of Paul’s letters, was written from prison, and it is the only letter that  is addressed to a person and not to a community.  The letter deals with issues of dignity, compassion, and loyalty, and envisions a new family in Christ where there is neither slave nor master, and where the way of reconciliation is the way of life. 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 8:00 p.m. To acquire access, contact Amelie Wilmer.

New Inquirer’s Class Forming The Inquirers’ class will meet via Zoom Sunday, May 31, at 4:00 p.m. to plan its class schedule. It is not too late to enroll.
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. 
This class is also a great refresher for those who were confirmed years ago and would like to reaffirm their Baptismal Vows.  
Our meetings will be tailored to accommodate the schedules of all the participants, who will gather for six sessions. The class will serve as preparation for our Bishop’s visitation in November.  
Please email Amelie directly with your interest or questions.