Exploring Your Faith

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Education and faith formation are not just for kids at St. Luke’s. Learning is a lifelong process, and it is especially important as more and more people reconnect with the church at various points in life.  Adult faith formation at St. Luke’s primarily takes place on Sunday mornings.  Small group gatherings are also hosted monthly or on an ad hoc basis to provide alternative opportunities for fellowship and sharing.  We invite you to join us as we grow in our faith and journey together as followers of Jesus.

Sunday Adult Faith Formation Series

The Adult Faith Formation program’s goal is: To provide programs that are intellectually, spiritually and personally enriching and stimulating. Faith formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all of creation.

At St. Luke’s we believe that life-long learning is an integral part of our Christian life. It is important for growing in our relationship with God, self, and others. And one of our foundation principals is that we are never too old to learn.  To support this, we offer a 9am Sunday Adult Faith Formation series that includes: book studies, guest speakers, and multimedia educational programs.

Sample topics from our Sunday morning series include:

  • The Protestant-Catholic Reformation
  • Religious Art History
  • Church Crawl: Exploring our Worship Space
  • Remembering Our Loved Ones—A History of St. Luke’s Cemetery and WWII Memorial Chapel
  • Rob Bell’s Everything is Spiritual—discussion combined with a summer cookout
  • Tools for Civil Discourse – from a National Episcopal Church Curriculum
  • Book Studies, including:
          Jesus, The Final Days by N. T. Wright and Craig Evans
          Living the Resurrection by Franklin Brookhart
          Church Meets World – from the Episcopal Teaching Series
          Names for the Messiah by Walter Bruggermann

For more information about adult faith formation…
Contact: Nancy Arnold     Email: cimondi@stlukeseg.org

Other Resources:

St. Luke’s Library is located in the church atrium. Whether for individual exploration, program support, or other purposes, the library is open to the parish membership. Please contact the Parish Administrator, Christina Imondi, cimondi@stlukeseg.org, when borrowing materials from the library.

St. Luke’s Music Library is located in Room 6 on the second floor of the parish building. The collection of classical and sacred musical recordings was donated to the church by the family of Jerry White, who worshipped at St. Luke’s his entire life. Please contact the Minister of Music, Rodney Ayers, or the Parish Administrator, Christina Imondi, cimondi@stlukeseg.org, when borrowing CDs from the library.

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Small Groups and Faith Formation

Sometimes, Sunday morning is just not enough to feed our faith!  Or, for some of us, there is a preference for alternative programs or small group gatherings to explore our faith. Through lay leadership and creativity, several opportunities for such exploration are available. These small group programs are typically offered on a monthly basis between September and June, although a spontaneous outing or extra-curricular event may occur. 

Theology on Tap (TOT) is a men’s group that meets once a month on a Wednesday evening to discuss theology while sharing in fellowship and drink with other men. See calendar for upcoming dates and times.
Contact: Brent Bostic & Steve Mendes      
Email: cimondi@stlukeseg.org

Women of Grace (WoG)  is a women’s group that meets the first Wednesday evening of each month from 7-9pm. Hosted at individual’s homes, the group begins with a period of fellowship, followed by a topical discussion and ending with compline.
Contact: Elizabeth McNamara, Pam Gregory & Christine Cassels
Email: cimondi@stlukeseg.org

Women’s Book Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 11am to 12noon in St. Luke’s Blackburn Room. The group selects and reads books that are spiritual and/or theological, discussing their reflections and sharing ideas during their gathering.
Contact: Judy Ireland
Email:
cimondi@stlukeseg.org