Adult Forums and coffee hours occur Sundays, 10:15-11:00 a.m., in Paca Hall during the months of September through May.
Nursery and Sunday School run concurrently with Adult Forum; therefore childcare is provided through these ministries.
The 2017-2018 Season of Forums will begin in September.
Sept. 25, 10:15 a.m. The Spiritual In The Practical: Overview
As we begin a new season of Adult Christian Formation we have tried, in alignment with Beacon Committee directives, to address the practical and discover the spiritual within.Oct. 16, 10:15 a.m. Elder Care Presentation ⇓ Download Presentation PDF
Caring for the elders in our family and/or elders seeking reasonable care solutions to age in place are difficult in our culture. A representative from Goodwin House talks about possible options.
Nov. 6, at 10:15 a.m. Christian Citizenship ⇓ View Video Presentation
Nov. 13, at 10:15 a.m. Mental Health & Spiritual Health ⇓ Bethanne Patrick Elle article,
Nov. 20, 10:15 a.m. T’is the Season to be Jolly…Really?
Dec. 18 10:15 a.m. An Overview of The BCP
|Jan. 8, 10:15 a.m. Mental Spiritual Health ⇓ Dr. Turkus PowerPoint | Video Presentation
Dr. Joan Turkus, a psychiatrist/physician, will look at the connections among mind-body-spirit, and make practical suggestions on how we can make creative and wise choices in the midst of our busy and stressful lives. There will be a take-home, self-assessment inventory to use throughout the year. [Note the self-assessment is not available for download at this time.]
| Jan. 22, 10:15 a.m. Caregiving is Love ⇓ Ways to Help | Cancer, Now What? | Caregiving Ideas & Resources | St. Mary’s Caregiving Resources
Hear from two of our parishioners, Elizabeth Hale and Mary Bevis, about their experiences and their insights into ways to handle this very personal ministry.
|January 29, 10:15 a.m. News from the 2017 Diocesan Convention ⇓ Episcopal Church Structure | The Rev. Andrew TP Merrow on Diocese Reps & Body of Christ Video | Walk in Love Convention Video | The Rev. Andrew TP Merrow on Keynote Highlight Video
The Rev. Andrew Merrow will provide a brief report on the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia’s 222nd Annual Convention, which ran Jan. 26 – 28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Virginia. This year’s theme is “Walk in Love.”
|February 5, 10:15 a.m. Sharing Our Stories
At Sharing Our Stories, we will use cards featuring people from many walks of life to spark small group discussions about our faith journeys. This will be a fun, informal exercise and a great way to get acquainted with your church family.
|February 26, 10:15 a.m. How Do I Keep from Singing?
Singing in the liturgy is one of the ways we connect to God and to each other. Minister of Music Gregory Hooker offers simple instruction in basic skills for understanding and appreciating the joy of singing for everyone.
|Mar. 12, 10:15 a.m. “Call” – What is it? How do we respond? ⇓ Watch the video of this presentation
The Rev. Amy Slater will talk about both scriptural examples of call and her personal experience of responding to God’s invitation.
|Mar. 26, 10:15 a.m. Who is My Neighbor?, Pt. 1 ⇓ Watch the video of this presentation
In the midst of our intense national debate about this question, hear what it’s like to live as the “other” in our community.
|Apr. 2, 10:15 a.m. Who is My Neighbor? Pt. 2 ⇓ Watch video overview; Download PowerPoint Presentation; Download Handout from The Episcopal Church Office Government Relations
Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Analyst for the National Episcopal Church will speak about the church’s actions on immigrants and refugees, the faith underpinnings, and how individual churches and individuals can be involved in this work of the National Episcopal Church.
|April 23, 10:15 a.m. Death & Dying ⇓ Personal Information Guide, Notes on My Funeral Services, Outline of Funeral Preparatory Steps for Loved Ones ⇓ Watch video overview
In the aftermath of Easter, how do we, as Christians, approach death? A spiritual and pragmatic exploration of “in the midst of life we are in death.”
Extra: Ibrahim Faltas, Executive Director for the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for Disabled Children spoke at the beginning of the Adult Forum about the Centre. ⇓ Download is Presentation, Watch the video update
|April 30, 10:15 a.m. Deacon Robin Denney VTS Graduation Coffee Hour Reception|
|May 7, 10:15 a.m. The Annual Meeting of the Parish|