For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.
-The Book of Common Prayer
Adult classes do not meet during the summer, with the exception of The Seekers. Classes resume August 19.
Christian Formation recognizes that our entire life’s journey is one in which we discover, bit by bit, that we have indeed been created in the image of God and redeemed by the love of God in Christ – that we are, in essence, formed in Christ. All Saints wants to join you and foster that journey of discovery: helping all to discover the glory of the gospel as it is made manifest in our lives. We offer a variety of classes, small groups, and worship experiences that are designed to bring the gospel to you and to bring you to the gospel.
Sunday Morning Classes
Episcopal 101 / Adult Confirmation
Red Door Room (in preschool)
This six-week class is required for all adults seeking confirmation in the Episcopal Church, but open to everyone interested in the topic. We will cover a broad range of historical, theological, and liturgical topics to orient you to the faith, history, and mission of our church. Classes begin again in January 2019. Please email The Rev. Glenda Curry to be added to the class.
Library, Room 222
In Contemporary Studies, we are continuing our biblical study and discussion with the use of different theological commentaries. We look forward to a very interesting and thought-provoking experience for our participants. You’re invited to come along.
Faith and the Modern Family
This class is for those who desire to grow in faith as a family and also build community. We discuss parenting, spirituality, theology, and everything in between with the help of speakers, books, and videos. This is a discussion-based class, and our goal is to learn together as a group. If you feel too old to be a young adult, but are not ready to be called middle-aged, this class may be exactly what you are looking for. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, please join us!
Newcomers are invited to meet other All Saints’ parishioners and clergy in a casual setting. Members share stories of what All Saints’ means to them, and also what ministries they are involved in at church. Clergy provide details on different services, and answer questions on baptism, confirmation, and how to become a member. The gathering ends with a tour of the church campus. To find out when the next coffee date is scheduled contact Andrea Pound.
Room 224, South Addition
The Seekers class will view and discuss a video most weeks. These videos include lectures, panel discussions and other talks relating to current religious, social and theological issues. We will occasionally have a speaker give a live presentation. We are a warm and welcoming group, so please join us.
Women on the Journey
Room 104 Preschool
This class is an intentional community of learning and prayer, welcoming any and all women of the parish. Collectively we search for meaningful ways to be faithful followers of Christ, faithful companions on our journeys and prayerful supporters of one another. There is no one leader who teaches; the class is led by Pam Phillips and Patsy Andrews, and we share our reflections with one another and the conversations flow. For the next few months the class will be concentrating on listening to John Claypool’s 1991 tape series “Answers to Ultimate Questions”, an in-depth study of Genesis 1-11. We welcome all. Please come and join us.
Journey Room (in preschool)
The Young Adults Class is open to all people in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married, with or without children. Hope to see you Sunday morning in room 105 in the preschool at 10:00 a.m. For more info, contact the Rev. Charles Youngson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midweek Classes & Special Events
Centering Prayer Workshop
Please join us if you would like to learn more about Centering Prayer, or would like to spend a Saturday morning ‘resting in God.’ This prayer, beyond words, has been a part of the Christian Contemplative tradition for hundreds of years. Our own Beverly Brasell, All Saints parishioner, and Mr. Stewart Michelini, member of Contemplative Outreach Birmingham, will lead us and teach us how to do Centering Prayer. The workshop will take place in the Adult Choir Room. All are welcome. Registration cost is $10.00, and includes a boxed lunch. To register, and for more information, please contact Beverly Brasell.
Education for MinistryThursday evenings Sept.-May, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Room 224 South Addition
Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. Participants study the entire sweep of the Christian tradition from the earliest period to the present through a four-year curriculum. Through study, prayer and reflection, the EfM group moves toward a new understanding of the fullness of God’s kingdom. Enrollment is during the summer months. It is not required that participants complete all four years in sequence. People can take a year (or more) off and rejoin this (or another EfM group) at a later time.
Men's Bible StudyWednesday morning, 7:00-8:00 a.m.
The Wednesday morning Men’s Bible Study gathers each week to learn more about the Bible and how it relates to our lives. All men in the parish are invited to come for this lively discussion of Scripture and faith. No homework required!
One Flock: Women's Bible StudyThursday morning, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Room 223 South Addition
Would you like to spend an hour a week with other women learning about the Bible and talking about finding time for God? We would love for you to join us. We spend time discussing our questions, our lives and our faith. Nursery is available!