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 +

Reflections along The Path

Published on Wed, Jun 17, 2020 10:55 AM
Adult Formation

SJB Book Discussion

So You Want To Talk About Race: by Ijeoma Oluo

Sometime in late summer, SJB will host virtual discu...

Published on Thu, Jun 4, 2020 7:24 PM
Adult Formation

St. John’s has been planning an extensive formation program on racial reconciliation tentatively planned for this fall. However, the issue of racial inequity and justice has become...

Published on Thu, Apr 16, 2020 2:13 PM
Adult Formation

Acts in Easter: A Virtual Bible Study with Rev. Kate

April 19/20 – May 31/June 1, 7 sessions...

Published by David Ruberg on Tue, Apr 7, 2020 4:22 PM
Adult Formation

Holy Week has begun here and around the world, despite nearly all liturgical churches being closed including those in the Holy Land. Just below you will see a description of a 2...

Published by David Ruberg on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 1:52 PM
Adult Formation

Looking for inspiration and fresh ideas as you plan your congregation’s faith formation program for 2020? Seeking creative solutions to address your program’s time and finan...

Published by David Ruberg on Thu, Feb 6, 2020 4:26 PM
Adult Formation

Lent Madness is here! What is that, you ask? Does St. John’s do crazy things during Lent? Never fear! Lent Madness is merely the most popular online Lenten devotion, brought t...

Published by David Ruberg on Thu, Feb 6, 2020 3:34 PM
Adult Formation

March 4, 11, 18, 25 & April 1

Come for a portion of the evening or stay the whole time. These evening gatherings are a wonderful way to engage th...

Published on Wed, Nov 20, 2019 3:53 PM
Adult Formation

Want Something to Read While We Take a Break From The Path?

By Katie Bucy

Between November 25 and December 31,...

Published on Mon, Nov 18, 2019 10:56 AM
Adult Formation

It sure was fun talking to Scott Gunn about what we've been up to St John The Baptist Episcopal Church...

Published on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 3:07 PM
Adult Formation

During the church’s 2018 General Convention, Episcopalians made important promises to care for the world God loved so much. One of the ways to keep this promise is to reduce t...

Published on Wed, Feb 27, 2019 9:41 AM
Adult Formation

Longest Epiphany season EVER!  Maybe not really, but aren't we just itching to get to Ash Wednesday and Lent Madness -the most popular online Lenten devotion?  Of course we are!  For...

Published on Wed, Feb 20, 2019 2:34 PM
Adult Formation

THE IMPOSITION OF ASHES

The Ash Wednesday liturgy begins the season of Lent with Holy Eucharist and the imposition of ashes. The smudge of ashes across the...

Published by Kate Wesch on Tue, Dec 18, 2018 8:59 AM
Adult Formation

Introduction to Underhill House/Silence with the Rev. Susan Dean

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Upcoming Classes

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AUG

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

Date: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

09
AUG

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

Date: 
Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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AUG

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

Date: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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AUG

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

Date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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SEP

The Path: Good News of Great Joy

The Path: Good News of Great Joy

Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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SEP

The Path: Follow Me

The Path: Follow Me

Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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OCT

The Path: Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom

The Path: Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom

Date: 
Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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OCT

The Path: Crucify Him!

The Path: Crucify Him!

Date: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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OCT

The Path: We Have Seen the Lord

The Path: We Have Seen the Lord

Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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OCT

The Path: Filled with the Holy Spirit

The Path: Filled with the Holy Spirit

Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

01
NOV

The Path: Grace May Abound

The Path: Grace May Abound

Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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NOV

The Path: Be Doers of the Word

The Path: Be Doers of the Word

Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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NOV

The Path: The Alpha and the Omega

The Path: The Alpha and the Omega

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

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NOV

Israeli-Palestinian Issues with Doug Thorpe

Israeli-Palestinian Issues with Doug Thorpe

Date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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NOV

Israeli-Palestinian Issues with Doug Thorpe

Israeli-Palestinian Issues with Doug Thorpe

Date: 
Sunday, November 29, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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DEC

Climate Change with Judy Mayotte

Climate Change with Judy Mayotte

Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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