In seeking to fulfill its mission “to educate and empower all into ministry and spiritual growth,” the Adult Formation ministry offers a variety of courses, activities, and opportunities for fellowship. It aims to provide offerings that appeal to the theologically diverse congregation and advance each parishioner on his or her spiritual journey.
The Adult Formation Committee meets twice a year to plan for each semester’s line-up. Class descriptions and their locations are listed in the bulletin, the Weekly Epistle, and the website.
Through the fall and again in the spring, parishioners gather each Wednesday night for a meal and program led by clergy. Additionally, special classes and seasonal events are offered throughout the year. Programs may focus on topics such as marriage and parenting, or on a particular church season such as Lent or Advent. Adult confirmation classes are offered at least once a year.
Adult Sunday School
Sunday School classes are held on Sunday mornings from September through May. Generally, two to three classes are offered each Sunday morning. Parishioners may attend the class of their choosing on any given Sunday.
St. John’s offers several opportunities for Bible study during the week: the Priest in Charge’s Bible Study on Wednesdays mornings at 10:45 am; a men’s bible study with breakfast on Tuesdays at 7:00 am; a women’s bible study meets this fall on Mondays at 7:00 pm.
Women of all ages are invited for fellowship the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 September through May. Meetings are hosted by members and a short program is provided.
Connections is a social group for married and singles in their late 20s, 30s and early 40s. Members host meetings and gatherings, generally in their homes, from September through May.