Fall at Holy Communion ... Take the Journey
Adult Formation Offering
The Adult Forum is an hour for focusing on our own biblical enrichment and for digging into the issues of our time that affect faith and culture.
Adult Forum Fall Schedule
- September 9 Chapters of Grace: In this two-week series, we begin by looking at the last five years and our growth under the Reverend Sandy Webb. We'll celebrate by unveiling his official portrait!
- September 16 Marlene Shaw will lead us in Week 2, as we talk about what we envision for our future. September 23 & 30 Hester is leading a two-week discussion of biblical building projects as we look for wisdom in our own season of construction.
- October 7 Sandy tells us the stories of the Jesus' less prominent disciples, or, "Peter and Paul, make way for Cornelius and Lydia!"
- October 14 Minister of Hospitality Elizabeth Coldiron will help us look at how we invite newcomers into the church family. We will brainstorm ways to build on the success and connect all in a deeper engagement.
- October 21 & 28 Jonathan Chesney, our new associate rector, will introduce us to the extensive work he has done in pastoral care in Birmingham and Chicago. The next week, he will share his view of the purpose and practice of pastoral care, both as individuals and as a parish.
- November 4 Author Jerusalem Greer will help us practice the restorative power of finding grace in everyday life. Greer is minister to children, youth and families at St. Peter's Episocpal Church in Conway, Arkansas.
- November 11 Veterans from our own parish will discuss faith and their experiences in war.
- November 18 Dorsey Hopson, superintendent of Shelby County Public Schools, will talk to us about the state of public education in Memphis.
- November 25 The Venerable Mimsy Jones will help us explore scriptures in the context of modern life.
- December 2 & 9 Sandy will lead a two-week tutorial in the field of liberation theology and its relevance in the world today.
- December 16 & 23 Hester and Jonathan will help prepare our souls for Christmas with reflections on the biblical songs of Mary, Zechariah, Hannah and Simeon.
- December 30 No Class
Contemporary Theological Issues
The class is an open, lay-led discussion of the work of modern theologians and of our own interpretations as people of faith of current events. Sometimes structured around a talk, book or other media, the discussion is always lively in a warm, welcoming group in the chapel.