Adult Formation


Adult Formation


What is an Episcopalian

What Is an Episcopalian?

Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3 | 6-7:30pm
Do you wonder about the Episcopal Church’s traditions, teachings, worship and history? So do many of us who have been in the church a long time! Beginning January 13 we will have a four week study of the book, Walk in Love, Episcopal Beliefs & Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, in anticipation of Bishop Susan’s visitation on February 13 and 14.
This study is absolutely open to all, but if you are interested in being confirmed, received (if previously confirmed in the Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox traditions), or reaffirm your baptismal vows, this is the perfect introduction. For more information about the book study or confirmation, reception or reaffirmation, please contact the Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas.

Sacred Ground, a Race Dialogue Series

Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. We begin the week of October 26. Contact Jill Henderson if you have questions or would like to see the syllabus. 

Women's Bible Study

Wednesdays, October 21, 28, November 4 and 18. No meeting on November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day. Join us as we read and discuss Living for What Really Matters: 7 Weeks in the Book of Philippians by Teresa Swanstrom Anderson. Based on the apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians that he wrote from prison to his friends seeking to build them up; a letter filled with thankfulness, generosity, and joy. All women are welcome. Contact Anne Snyder for Zoom information.

Men's Bible Study Gatherings

Fridays, 7:45 a.m. on Zoom
Join the Friday morning men's Bible gathering as they continue reading and discussing What Is the Bible? by author Rob Bell. The format of this book makes it easy to read when one misses a week. Attend as you are able. The reading schedule is found on the website. Contact Andrew Horne, Mike Jewett, or Robert Leiter for more information.
Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. on Zoom
The Tuesday afternoon group is reading and discussing Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 20 at 2 p.m. Contact Mike Jewett for more information.

Small Group Bible Study

Come dive into scripture with a small group and experience the Bible in a new way. All are welcome regardless of Bible knowledge or past experience! Why study the Bible? Reading and reflecting on scripture in community is a way to grow closer to God and one another. We hear inspiration, gain insight and are consoled as we discover our story weaved within the pages of God’s story. In short, studying the bible is life-giving! To find out what days and times Bible study groups meet, contact the parish administrator, 858-487-2159.

Lenten University

During the season of Lent, we gather on Wednesday evenings for a shared soup supper before participating in the season's program. Lenten University offers a mid-week pause to our hectic daily lives and allows us to focus on faith and fellowship for an evening. Children's programming is also available during Lenten University. Program details are announced by February each year. Registration is encouraged so we can plan for the meal. All are welcome! 

Spiritual Autobiography

Spiritual Autobiography is a five-week series where we explore how God has been at work in our lives in the small ways, the big ways and the undiscovered ways. Each night begins with a shared meal before breaking into small groups to share our own spiritual stories. The series is open to all and is ideal for newcomers and long-time members alike and anyone looking to deepen their faith or meet new friends. No special knowledge or training needed just a desire to get to know one another, and God, a little better. Spiritual Autobiography is offered once a year. Watch the weekly news for the next class.