SUNDAYS @ 9:00am
Attend these Brief Primer sessions on Each topic, then Go deeper during Wednesday's Formation.
January 15th: Health and Wholeness with Pastor Jon Siehl
This one-session class will discuss what does it mean to have health, or, wellness, or well-being. We will explore five aspects in our lives and how they are interrelated. We will discuss what physical health, emotional/psychological health, social health, intellectual health and spiritual health are and how they may affect each other, with an extra focus on spirituality and health
January 22nd: Newcomer Coffee Hour
New to St. Thomas, or ReNewing your engagement? Join us for coffee and fellowship after the 8 and 10 o'clock services (there will be games and PRIZES!) There will also be a special formation hour at 9am to learn more about parish life at St. Thomas and how you can participate. Click the button to RSVP!
January 29th: Festive Coffee Hour
A chance to gather together, make new friends, and connect with old ones! Please note that on the 29th, there will be liturgy training for the 8:00am service happening at this time in the church.
February 5th: Science and Religion Series with the Reverend Joseph Wolyniak
While most people of faith do not think there is an essential conflict between science and religion, we might not be sure whether or how they can coexist—or even cohere. This talk will offer a primer on the history of science and religion, with practical tools for people of faith to think and talk about reason and revelation today.
Fr. Joseph Wolyniak (Mtr. Liz Costello’s husband—you know, the guy with the rambunctious kids in the back pew) will lead these interactive sessions, having studied neuroscience, philosophy, and theology.
February 12th: Science and Religion Series Continues
A continuation of the Science and Religion Series featuring Reverend Joseph Wolynuiak.
February 19th: TBA
February 26th: Annual Meeting
Together we will review our progress for the year, our plans for what's next, and answer any questions you have about the direction of St. Thomas! We will also be hosting our retirement farewell for Greg Murray. This is a very important day, so we urge you to attend!
LENTEN SERIES: THE PRACTICE OF LENT
March 5th: Prayer
Join Mother Liz as we explore the season of Lent through the Lens of practice. To do so, we will explore three popular practices of Lent each week. The first week will look at the practice of prayer as well as offer a few examples of prayer practices to try on your own time.
March 12th: Fasting
This session will explore the spiritual practice of fasting. We will explore the biblical and liturgical rituals of fasting, and imagine how one might practice fasting during this season.
March 19th: Giving
This session will explore the spiritual practice of giving. We will explore this practice through the biblical and liturgical lens, as well as imagine ways of practicing giving during this holy season.
March 26th: Pilgrimage of Holy Week
This session will explore the pilgrimage of Holy Week enacted through the Holy Week liturgies and the Stations of the Cross. Come and learn more about these ancient liturgies and devotional practices. This is a great way to prepare for Holy Week.
There will be no Adult Forum on April 2nd and 9th
EASTER RESURRECTION ACCOUNT SERIES
Join us for this four-week Bible study to learn more about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We do so by doing a close reading of each resurrection account found in all four gospels. Learn the nuances of each gospel writer and what theological claim they made based on their retelling of the resurrection story.
April 16th: The Gospel of John
April 23rd: The Gospel of Mark
April 30th: The Gospel of Luke
May 7th: The Gospel of Matthew