Episcopal Cornerstone 101/102 courses are your first steps in getting to know St. Mary’s and the Episcopal Church better. Whether you are brand new to St. Mary’s and church or if you are a cradle Episcopalian these classes will help you to understand our worship service, our church, and our denomination in a deeper way, as well as make new friends.
Individuals that have completed the courses often find their niche within St. Mary’s, whether that means joining a small group, an outreach program or a ministry. Some continue their faith journey by pursuing Baptism, Reception or Confirmation into the Episcopal Church.
Each course run for six weeks in the Fall and Spring.
The course, “Episcopal 101: Cornerstones of Anglican Christianity,” is open to all adult members — newcomers as well as long-time parishioners who wish to deepen their faith and learn more about St. Mary’s and the Episcopal Church. Episcopal 101 includes a mentoring component, and the course concludes with a quiet morning. Together with Episcopal 102, the course serves as preparation for membership in the Episcopal Church either through baptism, confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation.
Spring 2017: Class meets Sundays, from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m., March 26; April 2, 23, 30; May 7. A quiet morning for 101, Mentors, and 102 participants on Saturday, May 20, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon completes the course.
Episcopal 102. Coming on the heels of “Episcopal 101,” “Episcopal 102” examines the guiding theologies of Episcopal worship, the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, the difference and diversity in our worship tradition in the Episcopal Church and at St. Mary’s. The goal is to achieve a greater understanding of the rites that bind us as Episcopalians.
Those who complete Episcopal 101 & 102 may wish to be confirmed, reaffirmed or received as members of the Episcopal Church.
Spring 2017: Class meets Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m., April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25. A quiet morning for 101, Mentors, and 102 participants on Saturday, May 20, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon completes the course.