Christian Formation

Adult Forum
2014-2015 Theme: Tell Me a Story, The Parables and Christian Spirituality
The Adult Forum continues to focus on the parables each week at 10:00 am in St. Andrew's House. Each week you are invited to join the conversation and discover new perspectives and new connections with scripture, spirituality, history, art, and literature. The schedule is:

  • January 18: Parables of Place, led by the Rev. Abbott Bailey
  • January 25: Parables and Art (paintings and other art inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan), led by John Ambrose
  • February 1: First Sunday Fellowship; No Adult Forum
  • February 8: The Parable of the Prudent Steward, led by Belinda Harris
  • February 15: “You have heard it said, but I say to you: Exploring Misconceptions of First Century Judaism”, led by the Rev. Abbott Bailey
  • February 22: Water Quality: why it matters to us as Christians and what can we do about it, led by Lorne Field

Intergenerational Activities
On many holy days, St. Andrew's organizes intergenerational activities during Sunday School or after church during First Sunday Fellowship that enhance our understanding of Christian traditions and practices while promoting engagement with one another across the generations.

Children's Christian Formation
We are very excited about our new offering, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, for children ages 3-7. Children will gather in the Atrium at 10:50 am in a specially prepared environment where they can reflect on the mysteries of the Christian faith. Children will learn about the Bible and about Episcopal liturgies by working with related materials by, for example, preparing a small altar with the elements used for the Eucharist. Children will rejoin the congregation after the Peace.