Adult Forum

Adult Forum
Fall 2015 Schedule
This fall the Adult Forum will focus on diverse topics designed to enhance our Christian formation. You are invited to join in the conversation and discover new perspectives and new connections with spirituality, worship and Episcopal traditions. 

  • September 20: Wild Longing: An Introduction to Contemplative Prayer: Learn more about contemplative prayer practices and the group that Abbott will be leading this fall
  • September 27: The New Presiding Bishop: Learn about the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, our new Presiding Bishop and his role in the Episcopal Church
  • October 4: No Forum
  • October 11: God the Giver – Awareness: With open eyes and hearts we will celebrate the abundance of gifts that God gives each of us and gives our faith community.
  • October 18: God the Giver – Gratitude: Expressing our gratitude for what we have been given and exploring what that means to each of us. 
  • October 25: God the Giver – Response: In response to the awareness and gratitude of God’s abundance, we consider how to respond whole-heartedly.
  • November 1: No Forum
  • November 8: The Prayer Book Challenge: Test your knowledge of the Book of Common Prayer in a dynamic game show, combining Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and more.
  • November 15: The Riches of the Prayer Book: What are the treasures found in the Book of Common Prayer?  Learn a bit of its history and the many resources for worship and faith found in the core book of the Episcopal tradition.
  • November 22: Using the Prayer Book for Private Prayer & Daily Devotion: The Book of Common Prayer does much more than provide the texts for our corporate worship. Learn about the wealth of resources it contains for individual prayer and devotion.
  • November 29:  Making Advent Wreaths: Learn about the history of the Advent wreath and how to make one and use it to mark the four Sundays of Advent.  The session will begin after the 11:00 am service and will be appropriate for children and adults. The forum will not meet at 10:00 am on this day. 
  • December 6: No Forum 
  • December 13: The Paradox of Advent: Advent is a season of anticipation both of the birth of Jesus but also of his coming again.  We will look at mixed messages of joy, penitence, and apocalypse found during the start of a new year.
  • December 20 & 27: No Forum