Our seminar-based program will run 3 weeks during Discovery Hour on December 3, 10 & 17.
Our Musical Inheritance: Defining (and Challenging) the Anglican Tradition of Music
Did you know that congregational hymn-singing in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition is only about 200 years old? This class led by Minister of Music Michael Smith will explore the roots of our hymn tradition and how we might preserve and add to it in the 21st century.
Reimagining Scripture: Looking at our Childhood Stories with Adult Eyes
The way our faith stories were shared as children has shaped us. Moses, Abraham, Sarah, Jesus, Mary and others will be reframed and reimagined together. Class members look at those same stories through the lens of adulthood so that we can see them anew and in a deeper way. Join Director of Parish Participation Emily Given for this highly interactive time of discovery, questions, and open discussion.
Art as Theology: Mary the Mother of Jesus
This class will explore art as a form theology through focusing on depictions of Mary pregnant and with the infant Christ. Each class will examine the historical background and theological claims of select pieces of art. This discussion-based class led by the Rev. Liz Costello is open to art enthusiasts, novices, and experts!
Varieties of Ways to Pray
Prayer is a handy second language to learn. William James described prayer as “a conversation with the ultimate partner.” The Rev. Marek Zabriskie will examine a variety of ways to connect with God through contemplation, the Daily Offices, lectio divina, Franciscan, Celtic and Benedictine Prayer.