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 +

Upcoming Classes

20
MAR

Wednesday Evenings in Lent

Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
The Rev. Charles Searls Ridge, D.Min., and The Rev. Kate Wesch

24
MAR

Bishop Rickel's Visitation

Date: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:15 AM
Bishops Chaplain: Ann Blake; Deacon: The Rev. Polly Shigaki; Minister of Ceremony: Katie Bucy; Verger: Shawn Allen

27
MAR

Wednesday Evenings in Lent (copy)

Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
The Rev. Charles Searls Ridge, D.Min., and The Rev. Kate Wesch

31
MAR

Ernst Schwidder at St. John the Baptist

Date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Parish Hall
Roger Sylwester

03
APR

Wednesday Evenings in Lent (copy)

Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
The Rev. Charles Searls Ridge, D.Min., and The Rev. Kate Wesch

10
APR

Wednesday Evenings in Lent (copy)

Date: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
The Rev. Charles Searls Ridge, D.Min., and The Rev. Kate Wesch

20
APR

Holy Saturday Liturgy

Date: 
Saturday, April 20, 2019 12:00 PM

09
JUN

Outreach Committee

Date: 
Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Parish Hall