THE ACADEMY OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION
The Academy of Spiritual Formation is how we think about adult spiritual formation. We understand that seekers and learners come from a variety of backgrounds, ask different questions, and respond to a multitude of learning environments.
Within the Academy framework, we don’t do "one thing." We offer a plethora of formation opportunities presented by clergy, our community, or from our vast network of local and national teachers.
Here are some of the ways we do that.
CHRIST-CENTERED PRAYER CLASS
"I will not leave you comfortless" (John 14:18). All Saints' presents, "Christ Centered Prayer (CCP)," a meditation practice of simplicity and silence. Instruction is given, no experience necessary.
Mondays from 6-7 PM via Zoom. Please contact Mary Carpenter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WISDOM CLASS: JESUS OF THE EAST BY PHUC LUU
Starting May 18 & 20th, Wisdom Class will begin their discussion of Jesus of the East: Reclaiming the Gospel for the Wounded by Phuc Luu.
This timely selection dives deep into the Jesus of the Gospels, a revolutionary who stood with the wounded and marginalized. For those living in the land between pain and hope, Luu's prophetic words promise to renew our imaginations and draw us closer to the heart of God.
Interested in Wisdom Class?
Join us! Wisdom Class meets Tuesdays or Thursdays and kicks off May 18th and May 20th. Both classes meet weekly from 10:00-11:30 AM. Please email Jan Hilton at Janannehilton@gmail.com for more information and access to the Zoom Link.
THE GARDEN: AN EVENING OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Bring a poem to share, a song to sing, or some art to show. The work can be your own original creation, or you can share a favorite poem, song, or art piece created by someone else.
All are welcome--to listen, to share, and to connect to each other through our creative expressions.
As a security measure, registration for this event is required. Please email Alice Berecka at email@example.com
EfM (Education for Ministry)
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of personal renewal and spiritual transformation based upon individual study and practice.
Deeply rooted in the Christian tradition — yet, open to all — EfM invites us to engage in study, worship, and theological reflection. Guided by trained mentors, participants meet each week in a small group setting for a period of 2-3 hours. Over the course of 9 months, group members are invited to connect more deeply with God and our role in bringing God’s healing love to our hurt and broken world.
New groups begin in September and run through mid-May. All course materials are provided by the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
In compliance with current guidelines given by Bishop Reed restricting in-person gatherings, we will begin the 2020-21 program year by meeting virtually via Zoom. Meetings are scheduled from 4-6:30 pm on Thursday afternoons. If personal gatherings become possible at some point, any and all participants may continue to participate remotely if they choose. We are comfortable with a hybrid community experience and committed to making the new landscape as comfortable as possible for all of our members.