Exploring Your Faith
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 a weekly basis. 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.
Adult Faith Formation Series
Please note: Starting August 5, 2020, our Adult Faith Formation Series will take place virtually via Zoom on Wednesday evenings.
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 an Adult Faith Formation Series that includes: book studies, guest speakers, and multimedia educational programs.
Sample topics from our Adult Faith Formation Series include:
- The Protestant-Catholic Reformation
- 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
Virus as a Summons to Faith by Walter Brueggemann
For more information about Adult Faith Formation programs and schedule…
Contact: Nancy Arnold Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, when borrowing CDs from the library.
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.
Please note: Currently, small group meetings are held via Zoom. Please contact the designated group leader or Christina Imondi, Parish Administrator, for details regarding how to participate.
Theology on Tap (TOT) is a men’s group that meets once a month to discuss theology while sharing in fellowship and drink with other men. See calendar for upcoming dates and times.
Contact: Brent Bostic & Steve Mendes
Women of Grace (WoG) is a women’s group that meets once a month. Each gathering begins with a period of fellowship, followed by a topical discussion and ending with prayer or compline.
Contact: Deborah Collins & Pam Gregory
Women’s Book Group meets weekly on Tuesdays. The group selects and reads books that are spiritual and/or theological, discussing their reflections and sharing ideas during their gathering.
Contact: Judy Ireland