Adult Formation

Being Christian goes beyond Sunday morning worship or what we can read in books. Through formation we develop a “habitus” (or, habit) of Christ-centered living, discovery, and prayer. When regularly and faithfully participating in practices of formation our faith begins to “inhabit” our being in ways that transform our fundamental dispositions, as well as shape our actions.


SUNDAY FORUMS
Sunday Forums connect faith to everyday life through informal, yet engaging discussions on a range of topics (e.g., ethics, current events, history, money, spirituality, community concerns, etc.).  All forums begin at 9:10 a.m. Click here to learn more. 
October 15: The Collect for Purity and How to Write Your Own Collect
November 19: Episcopal Jeopardy!
December 10: Savings Plans, Retirement, and Taxes
January 28:  Diocesan Convention Update and Bishop’s Address
February 11: The Good Book Club Kick-Off
March 11: Episcopal Jeopardy!

April 22: Prayers of the People Workshop

FALL BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays, October 25-December 6, 6:30 p.m.Experience faith through Christ’s great teacher and missionary, the Apostle Paul. Follow the journeys Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion and as he spread  the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey. Led by Mother Maria. 

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BOOK CLUB

The St. Paul’s, Piney Book Club meets multiple times per year to engage in conversation about books and novels of all types. Check the bulletin, newsletter, and online calendar for dates, times, and the books to be discussed. All are welcome. For more information contact Cathy Lavender or Kathy Fornadley

NEW FOR 2017-2018! LIVING AND DYING WELL

Living and Dying Well is a year-long series on two things we don’t like to talk about but can’t escape: money and death. Through workshops, forums, and films, this program aims to dispel myths, promote ongoing dialogue within families, and cultivate a holistic approach to life and death that fosters hopeful expectation of eternal life. Click here to learn more.

PILGRIM’S PATH (EPISCOPAL CHURCH 101)
This 4-week class is an introduction to the Episcopal Church, the essentials of Christianity, and how to harness one’s gifts and passions for ministry. Attending the class does not obligate you to membership. These classes are open to anyone interested in the Christian faith or St. Paul’s. Classes are held 3x a year. For more information contact Mother Maria.
Sundays, Sep. 17 and 24; Oct. 1and 8, 9:10-10:00 a.m.
Sunday, March 4, 4:00-6:30 (Dinner will be served)

Sunday, August 11, 4:00-6:30 (Dinner will be served)

MEN’S BREAKFAST

The Men’s Breakfast Group meets the first Saturday of every month at Panera in Waldorf. Conversation during breakfast is lively, touching on sports, travel, music, art, government, tax tips, exercise, politics, and even church developments. For more information contact the church office.

YOGA

Through a series of standing poses, then sitting poses and finally a ten-minute relaxation phase. Some who cannot get down on the mat can remain in a chair and still benefit from stretching and working the muscles and joints. For more information contact Jane Fruh or Sally Lyons.