So what is adult formation anyway? | St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

So what is adult formation anyway?

What is spiritual formation and why is it important in my life? Why should we care? Why should we come?

Spiritual formation is the patterning and structuring of our character into the image and likeness of God. That doesn’t require us to become strange, holy people who pray constantly; rather, it is living into holy habits or spiritual disciplines that allow us to be and become that person God hoped for us at our creation. It is the art and practice of knowing ourselves as God knows us, of being and becoming that full, whole, complete, and healthy person God longs for us to be. This is the Good News!

The offerings this program year provide some tools through which to realign our relationship to God. Some of the courses are theological, others informational, and still others more practical in nature. All seek to build community, for in the kingdom of God, relationships are primary and all else is derivative.

My hope is that we begin to consider Sunday mornings at St. John’s as both a chance to praise God and a chance to study God in that place where our curiosities and desires meet. Our Adults’ Forums run from 9:15–10:00 a.m. every Sunday morning. We will always have childcare for infants, toddlers, and children (PreK–5th grade) in the Nursery. Please take the time to review these offerings and consider how they might enhance your spiritual journey.

Blessings,

Kate +

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JAN

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Parish Hall

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JAN

​Underhill House Listener Training

​Underhill House Listener Training

Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

02
FEB

The Path: Go Up and Rebuild

The Path: Go Up and Rebuild

Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

09
FEB

The Path: Wrap-Up of Hebrew Scriptures

The Path: Wrap-Up of Hebrew Scriptures

Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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FEB

The Path: Talk Show With Several Characters from Hebrew Scriptures

The Path: Talk Show With Several Characters from Hebrew Scriptures

Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

01
MAR

Chaplains on the Harbor

Chaplains on the Harbor

Date: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Parish Hall

08
MAR

Listening Session: Music Ministry at SJB

Listening Session: Music Ministry at SJB

Date: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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MAR

Listening Session: Music Ministry at SJB

Listening Session: Music Ministry at SJB

Date: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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MAR

Israeli-Palestine Conflict Part 1

Israeli-Palestine Conflict Part 1

Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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MAR

Israeli-Palestine Conflict Part 2

Israeli-Palestine Conflict Part 2

Date: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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APR

The Path: Good News of Great Joy

The Path: Good News of Great Joy

Date: 
Sunday, April 19, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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APR

The Path: Follow Me

The Path: Follow Me

Date: 
Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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MAY

The Path: Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom

The Path: Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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MAY

The Path: Crucify Him!

The Path: Crucify Him!

Date: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

17
MAY

The Path: We Have Seen the Lord

The Path: We Have Seen the Lord

Date: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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MAY

The Path: Filled with the Holy Spirit

The Path: Filled with the Holy Spirit

Date: 
Sunday, May 24, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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MAY

The Path: Grace May Abound

The Path: Grace May Abound

Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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JUN

The Path: Be Doers of the Word

The Path: Be Doers of the Word

Date: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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JUN

The Path: The Alpha and the Omega

The Path: The Alpha and the Omega

Date: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

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JUN

VBS for Grownups

VBS for Grownups

Date: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Church, California Avenue Southwest 3050, 98116 Seattle, United States

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JUN

VBS for Grownups

VBS for Grownups

Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Church, California Avenue Southwest 3050, 98116 Seattle, United States

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JUL

VBS for Grownups

VBS for Grownups

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Church, California Avenue Southwest 3050, 98116 Seattle, United States

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JUL

VBS for Grownups

VBS for Grownups

Date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Church, California Avenue Southwest 3050, 98116 Seattle, United States

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VBS for Grownups

VBS for Grownups

Date: 
Friday, July 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Church, California Avenue Southwest 3050, 98116 Seattle, United States
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