What to expect
At St. John’s we take seriously the task of lifelong Christian formation. You can see it as we gather children, youth, and adults to learn and grow in faith together immediately following our 9:30 liturgy. While the children and youth attend their developmentally appropriate formation programs, adults are invited to engage in our parish forum.
Our parish forums are designed with the following objectives in mind:
- to support the people of the parish as they seek to live out the Baptismal Covenant;
- to nurture Christian formation;
- to appreciate God’s creation;
- to promote fellowship and dialogue by providing education on Scripture;
- to promote fellowship and dialogue by providing education on Christianity and the family; and
- to promote fellowship and dialogue by providing education on Christianity in today’s world.
We will post the fall forum schedule soon.
Learn more below about other opportunities for adult Christian formation.
Anglican Prayer Group
The purpose of this group is to gather and practice different kinds of corporate prayer—from prayer beads, to contemplative prayer, to intercessory prayer. Every week we will pray with intention for all those on the parish prayer list.
This group is for those who desire to learn how to pray and have companionship along the way. The Anglican Prayer Group meets in the church library on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. All are welcome.
Rector’s Bible Study
The group gathers to dig more deeply into Scripture, one of the foundations of the Anglican three-legged stool. Each fall, the group convenes and chooses together the direction of their study. This year the program is the study of Deuteronomy. The group meets at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.
Young Adult Bible Study
We meet 3 Tuesdays month at 6:30 pm. We have a Bible Study or book study, and often share a dinner. There are often laughs, interesting discussions, and contemplative moments.
4th Night is our Wednesday intergenerational education and fellowship night. Most nights we have dinner at 5:30 and activities from 6 to 7:15. [schedule link coming soon]
After dinner, the Men and Youth Choir practices under the direction of our Music Director, Brian Rotz. Adults meet with Father Adam and discuss various topics and how they relate to Christian life and the Episcopal Church.
Alice Arter prepares our dinners. She appreciates weekly volunteers. A $3 donation for adults and $1 donation for kids is recommended to help cover costs.
Women at the Well
Women at the Well is a gathering of parish women at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Participants share fellowship, a program, and discussion. The topics vary from month to month and always offer opportunities for meaningful reflection.