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:     

  • March 1: Ana Hernandez is here! Join her as she prepares us for the music we will sing during the service
  • March 8: Who is the prodigal son?  Why would Jesus (and Luke) tell the story this way?  Kay McCall will facilitate an exploration of this multi-layered parable.
  • March 15: Water as symbol, water as sign. As we prepare for the storm drain marking project in Oregon Hill, join us for a meditation on water in our tradition.
  • March 22: Exploring misconceptions of first century Judaism, part 2 with the Rev. Abbott Bailey
  • March 29: Palm Sunday- No Adult Forum 

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.