Adult Formation

Adult Theological Study & Reflection

SUNDAY

11:00a.m. I Living Compass: Outfitting for the Journey - Begins the week of October 11th
A spiritually grounded approach to wellness is not self-centered, it is not “ten steps to a better me;” it focuses instead on being well so that we can be well to love and serve our neighbor. We can’t pour from an empty cup, and so we need to love and care for ourselves so that we can love and care for our neighbor. It has been said that, “Hurt people, hurt people.” We know this to be true. We also know it to be true that, “Healed people, heal people.”

A six week zoom course during which you will participate in small group discussion facilitated by The Very Reverend Anne Maxwell.  Prior to the discussion, a teaching session will be offered in St. Julian’s Chapel (virtual) Sunday afternoon and self-reflection and action steps to practice on your own.

Small groups offered for one hour Wednesday 6:00p.m. or Thursday 8:30a.m. You are asked to choose one group for the six weeks. Likewise, as these are covenant groups, please plan to attend all 6 sessions.

Email amaxwell@standrews.ms with questions or to sign up for small groups. Click here to watch the sessions.

4:00 – 5:00p.m. I Daily Fare: Recipes for Spiritual Practices
*Third Sunday of the Month
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 with icons, centering prayer, walking a labyrinth, lectio divina, praying with rosaries, journaling, and creativity are all examples of spiritual practices.

Led by the Rev. Canon Jennifer Deaton, this series will present a different spiritual practice on the third Sunday of each month, beginning on Sunday, September 20th. All are welcome to attend the presentation, which will take place online (click here); those who wish to explore the practice further are welcome to participate in a Zoom gathering the following first Sunday from 4:00-5:00 pm. For more information, 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. – 7:00p.m. I Living Compass Small Group
In conjunction with the Living Compass program, Dean Maxwell will lead a small covenant group on Wednesday evenings. Email her at amaxwell@standrews.ms with questions, or to sign-up for this small group.

THURSDAY

8:30a.m. – 9:30a.m. I Living Compass Small Group
In conjunction with the Living Compass program, Dean Maxwell will lead a small covenant group on Thursday mornings. Email her at amaxwell@standrews.ms with questions, or to sign-up for this small group.

10:00a.m. – Noon 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