“Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self, others and all creation. In this process, we are transformed into the people God wants us to be. ” episcopalchurch.org
Monday Evening Online Study Group
Beginning Monday, October 3, 2022, there will be a Monday evening online study. The topic for the evening will be Restoring Relationships. It will be about restoring the relationship between God and humanity. A few days before each session, a study guide will be sent out with the link and logon information. Please contact the church office by phone 856.829.1634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the guide and information.
The prophetic Jesus was interested in economic reform, politics, and justice for the poor to the point that it’s fair to say we truly can’t make sense of our discipleship as followers of Jesus if economics, justice, and the needs of the outcast are not part of our discipline and practice.
Although Jesus doesn’t ask people to admire him and (in the Synoptic Gospels, at least) never asks people to worship him, Jesus has many millions of admirers and worshippers. Yet those inclined to worship him would do well to note how Jesus always points beyond himself. He invites people to follow him, to imitate him in his commitment to the least and the last, and in his passion to put the Mystery of God at the center of one’s life.
While uncomfortable at first, the call of the prophetic Jesus is to move people from being admirers to followers – to help people sense that the respectable values of the status quo may not be so important after all. It reminds us – no matter how hard we try to make it about personal piety alone – that the Kingdom of God has always and will always be about politics.
Micah 6:8 puts it succinctly: “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Jesus followed in this prophetic tradition and put the obligation to fulfill this call squarely on the shoulders of those who call themselves disciples: “As you have done it to the least of these my brothers and sisters, you have done it to me.” (Matthew 25:40)
Wednesday Contemplative Group
Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am – 11:30 am a group comprised of women from various churches gathers online to meditate, study and hold a discussion. Please contact us form more information.
Thursday Study Group
The Thursday study group will begin a new study starting on September 29 and will meet in the Parlor of the Parish House at 10 a.m. Our study will be of a program called “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith.” For so long religion and science were held in different camps – almost enemies. But today the tremendous development of scientific knowledge has caused scientists to ask the “what or who?” and the theologians to say that we need to understand how we came about from a scientific point of view. This
program celebrates the communion of science and faith and it explores
the promise of evolutionary spirituality.
Sunday, November 20, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Check back for more information.