This page says "Education" at the top ... but that's just scratching the surface. Within the church, we talk about "Formation" -- the lifelong process by which we orient ourselves to God's dreams for us and the world we live in.
St. Thomas offers many ways for you to learn more about the Bible, church history, and theology, and to deepen your faith throughout the entire process. These formation opportunities include:
Find other formation resources on the Resources page.
Contact: The Rev. Karen Haig, Priest Associate (firstname.lastname@example.org
This general orientation to St. Thomas is a three-session series offered twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring. The series introduces newcomers and inquirers to our parish and to the Episcopal Church. Staff members lead the discussions. The next series in 2013 will be offered on April 21, April 28, and May 5, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm.
Topics include Anglican/Episcopal identity and spirituality, the history and mission of St. Thomas, a tour of the church, chapel, and grounds, and overviews of our many ministries. Childcare will be available. Contact: The Rev. Steve Best, Associate for Couples and Families (425-454-9541 or email@example.com)
In this monthly spirituality and meditation group, we explore the time-honored pathways of prayer and ritual to deepen our relationship with God. We meet in the Chapel on the first Sunday of the month (October-June), immediately following the 10:15 am service. Contact: The Rev. Kathryn Ballinger
Similar in many ways to meditation in other spiritual traditions, Centering Prayer is a method of silent, wordless prayer that comes out of the Christian contemplative tradition. It is practiced by hundreds of thousands of people who find that it helps them deepen their relationship with God and experience greater compassion for other people. At St Thomas, our Centering Prayer group gathers each Monday morning at 9:00 am in the chapel. We spend a few minutes reflecting on scripture or other spiritual writing and then sit together in silence for 20 minutes as we empty our minds and open our hearts to God’s presence. This is a wonderful way to begin your week and to deepen your prayer life in community. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contact: The Rev. Steve Best, Associate for Couples and Families (425-454-9541 or email@example.com)
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
This clergy-led group meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 am to study the Bible readings for the coming Sunday. Contact: The Rev. Lex Breckinridge, Rector (firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-454-9541)
Women’s Book & Bible Study Group
During the program year, women from all ages and walks of life meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 am to discuss the Bible and other spiritual books in light of our spiritual journey.
Men’s Theological Book Club
Men are invited to meet at 7:00 pm on the second Sunday of each month to discuss books on spiritual, theological, and religious topics.
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