Adult Formation

Adult Theological Study & Reflection

SUNDAY

11:00a.m. I Cathedral Coffee Chats
Casual conversations with the clergy and other parishioners. To join click here.

11:00a.m. I Daily Fare: Recipes for Spiritual Practices
*First Sunday of the Month
* Zoom Gathering on the Third Sunday of the Month 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Our Episcopal tradition is rooted in common prayer, the experience of praying in community even when we aren't able to gather for corporate worship. A life of prayer, however, is lived not only in a little red prayerbook but in countless other practices that help us pay attention to the presence of God within us and all around us by engaging our senses, stilling our minds, inviting our imaginations, and sometimes using our bodies to lead us into that sacred presence. Praying the daily office, working in a garden, practicing center prayer, or building something from wood are but a few examples of ways we can connect with the holy. 

The Rev. Canon Jennifer Deaton and Susan Nix will present different spiritual practices in a video released on the first Sunday of each month; those who wish to explore the practices further are welcome to participate in a Zoom gathering on the third Sunday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm.  Click on this link to watch the presentations. For information about the Zoom gathering, please contact Jennifer at jdeaton@standrews.ms.

 

MONDAY

12:15p.m. I Church Music 101
Led by Jessica Nelson
Introduction to music making in the Episcopal Church. For more information, click here.

WEDNESDAY

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. I Lunch Bunch Bible Study
Led by the Rev. Canon Katie Bradshaw, a lively group of folks gather each Wednesday to study the Bible and discuss the implications of scripture in our daily life. This fall, we are going to study some of the Gnostic Gospels, and parts of the Apocrypha. All are welcome to join.

Meeting in St. Julian’s Chapel (Zoom) at this link. For more information, contact Katie at kbradshaw@standrews.ms.

6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. I The Women’s Book Study
All women are welcome to gather by Zoom on Wednesday evenings, beginning September 9, from 6:00-7:00 pm for our weekly book study. Our first book this fall is The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan - copies are available at Lemuria, and if you mention our book study you'll receive a 10% discount.

Other titles we plan to read this year include The Book of Longings, by Sue Monk Kidd; The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett; American Dirt, by Jeanine Cummins; Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen; and Holy Envy, by Barbara Brown Taylor. For more information, contact Jennifer at jdeaton@standrews.ms.

Join us in St. Julian’s Chapel (Zoom) at this link.
Meeting ID: 943 4100 9151
Passcode: 767446

THURSDAY

9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. I Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry (EfM) invites participants into small, mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened. EfM seminar groups meet in local settings and online, and provide a four-year curriculum that develops a theologically informed, reflective, and articulate laity. This group is mentored by The Rev. Canon Katie Bradshaw and Tom Williams. Currently, there are a few spots open for the fall. Please contact Katie at kbradshaw@standrews.ms for more information.

FRIDAY

3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. I St. Clare’s Common Threads
Sit and stitch on Zoom with knitters, needlepointers, rug hookers, and others who create with needles and thread. Enjoy good fellowship, learn new techniques and patterns, and share stories of and prayers for those for whom you are stitching. Special projects include prayer shawls, blankets for newborns, and hats and scarves for guests at our Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club. For more information, please contact Jennifer at jdeaton@standrews.ms.

Join us in St. Julian's Chapel (Zoom) at this link.
Meeting ID: 943 5248 2744
Passcode: 208895