Adult Formation

Adult Theological Study & Reflection

SUNDAY

11:00a.m. I Daily Fare: Recipes for Spiritual Practices
*Third Sunday of the Month
* Zoom Gathering on the First 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 third Sunday of each month; those who wish to explore the practices further are welcome to participate in a Zoom gathering the following first Sunday 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

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. I Shelter in Prayer: Increasing our Capacity for Compassion
Offering this time together in a small group to pray, share, be together.  Discussion spent on sharing life-giving bits that we have found in photos, poetry, song, word and spirit. Limit 12 people.  Meeting in St. Julian’s Chapel (Zoom) Mondays at 5:30pm.

Email Anne Maxwell at amaxwell@standrews.ms with questions or to sign up.

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

6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m. I Brave Conversations I Four-Week Course
Discussions led by Anne Maxwell and Katie Bradshaw

Brave Space may not be safe or comfortable space, but with intent, it can be space we bravely enter to listen with curiosity and courage, to speak with truth and vulnerability, to sit with compassion and a willingness to let the conversation change us. There are many difficult conversations coming from the issues of the day that need to be had so we can come to the same altar in communion.  Let’s practice our baptismal covenant together and learn how to have brave conversations.  This group meets in St. Julian’s Chapel October 21, November 4, 11, 18.

Join us in St. Julian's Chapel at this link.

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

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. I The Friday Buffet
Kick your weekend off with some fun and a little bit of theology. The Rev. Canon Katie Bradshaw will lead us in a smorgasbord of topics. In September, we will study music and theology. In particular, we will listen to songs from Dolly Parton, The Dave Rawlings Band, Mumford and Sons, The Beatles, Van Morrison, and any other group she may be in the mood for that day. We will meet in St. Julian’s Chapel (Zoom) at this link. For more information, please contact Katie at kbradshaw@standrews.ms.

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