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Adults

For all who proclaim the Gospel, and all who seek the Truth.

-The Book of Common Prayer

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.

Contact:

Christian Formation Commissioners: Julie Ellis and Jak Karn
Children’s Formation Director: Kathleen Busbee, 239.222.8549
Clergy Contact: The Reverend Anna Russell Friedman: 205.769.3191

 

Sunday Morning Classes

  • Episcopal 101 / Adult Confirmation

    This 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 January 7, 10:00 a.m. Adult confirmation is scheduled for February 13 at 6:00 p.m. with Bishop Sloan. Please email The Rev. Glenda Curry to be added to the class.

  • Contemporary Studies

    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

    Room 223

    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!

  • Newcomer Coffee
    10:00am
    Jackson-Thorpe Room

    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. The next newcomer coffee is Jan. 7, 2018.

  • Practicing Our Faith

    Room 324 South Addition

    This class uses group discussion to discuss how to take the faith we learn and profess on Sunday, out into our "real world" the rest of the week. This winter/spring we will be discussing "Fearless" by Max Lucado. 

  • The Seekers

    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.

  • What do we believe?

    Preschool Room 105

    Have questions about the church or what it means to be an Episcopalian?This class meets each fall. We will update you about the next classes in August 2018. We will start our annual confirmation class for adults on January 7. For information about the class please contact The Rev. Glenda Curry at gcurry@allsaintsbhm.org.

  • 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.

  • Young Adults

    The Young Adults Class is open to all people in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married, with or without children. The group meets Sunday mornings to discuss issues of faith and spirituality and how they relate to our daily lives. Our goal is to build community as we grow in the knowledge and love of God. We also meet a various times throughout the year for fellowship events and service projects.

 

Midweek Classes

  • Education for Ministry
    Thursday 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 Study
    Wednesday morning, 7:00-8:00 a.m.
    Jackson-Thorpe Room

    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!

  • Morning Prayer
    Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
    Great Hall

    Join a small group for Morning Prayer followed by breakfast.

  • Oasis

    From fall throughout the spring we offer a weekly program on Wednesday nights called Oasis. This program offers supper and fellowship, along with occasional special events and programs.

  • One Flock: Women's Bible Study
    Thursday 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!

  • Rector's Bible Study
    Each Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    Room 224, South Addition

    Everyone is invited to join us for this Bible study with our Rector. We have a great time learning in an informal setting. We also go out to lunch once a month as a group.