The mission of Adult Spiritual Formation Commission is to foster spiritual and personal growth through Christian study and fellowship. We believe that Small Groups are a wonderful way to do this! Our offerings cover a variety of topics and formats. We welcome and encourage your participation. Please take a look at our Bible study group offerings below.
All are welcome, come with your questions to this open discussion about the Bible! Led by Rev. Marek this will be a 4 week Bible Study in April on Wednesday evenings in the Hutchinson Rm. Beginning Wednesday, April 4th– April 25th. Enjoy supper at 7pm and the program at 7:30-8:30pm! Come for both or just the Bible Study. RSVP Anita Burke at email@example.com.
Social Justice Bible Challenge
11am-noon October 4, 11, 25 & November 1 in the Hutchinson Room
7-8:30pm October 4, 11, 18 & 25 in the Hutchinson Room (dinner provided
Social justice is not a liberal Christian way of seeing religion and society, but is at the heart of the Christian experience. Please RSVP to Anita Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Mondays before each Wednesday evening session to reserve a dinner. We encourage you to participate in one of the opportunities at St. Thomas’ Church or the to read and reflect upon the most recent book The Social Justice Bible Challenge edited by our Rector with entries by 25 authors from around the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
Women’s Monday Night Bible Study
7:00 – 8:30pm – Sessions will be in 2-week segments throughout the year – Fall dates are: October 2,9; November 6,13; December 4
The life and teachings of Jesus will be the focus of these gatherings, using the text arranged by Dr. Henry Sharman with Matthew, Mark and Luke in parallel format. Conversation will be guided by questions suggested in Mary Morrison’s book Approaching the Gospels Together. This is an opportunity to explore what the gospels can tell us about Jesus, about the Kingdom of God, about faith, healing and forgiveness. All are welcome and welcome to come as often as time permits. Sessions will be held off-campus. Contact Ginger Goodrich for more information about schedule and location.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and Dawn
A new offering here at St. Thomas’ from 7-8 a.m. on Wednesday mornings in the Hutchinson Room. Using Approaching the Gospels Together, a time-honored way to elicit fresh speech from the Gospel texts, we read carefully the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke in parallel format. Text-centered reading and facilitated lively discussion encourage self-discovery, inspiration and spiritual growth. No experience with the Bible is necessary and there is never any homework. For more information, contact Sarah Elliott at email@example.com.
Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study
10:00 – 11:00am Meets weekly in the Hutchinson Room beginning on September 28
The focus will be on the Acts of the Apostles, offering an opportunity to read the text, and to explore and discover together what happens after the end of Luke’s Gospel. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. The discussion will be facilitated by Ginger Goodrich. Come and see!
Women of the Word
Fridays, beginning on September 22, 9:30-11 am in the Hutchinson Room
Join us as we read together the Gospel of John. Time-honored questions and a unique group process called Approaching the Gospels Together guide us into a fresh way of encountering Jesus in the Gospel text. Whether you have never read the Gospel of John or have read it many times, this approach allows the Gospel to meet you where you are on your spiritual journey. We will read the Gospel of John in order from beginning to end, but each session is stand-alone. No prior preparation is required, so you are welcome to come when you can. For more information, contact Sarah Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.