The life of faith is never lived in isolation—we abide with God and with one another, even as we are varied and different.
Deepening the bonds between us is a commitment, a value, and way of life grounded in the wisdom of Jesus that loving one another, truly, deeply, beyond the surface we present one another, is loving God. We have created opportunities for us to talk about what matters to us, a chance talk about how we live with difference, what helps us to do so and what value is gained when we take that risk with one another.
Explore the meaning and mystery of the stories of our faith in our own lives.
Saturday mornings, 8:30am
Please join us for Centering Prayer. We meet in the Staff Office and begin with instruction on a simple method of silent prayer. All who seek God's presence are welcome – no preparation or consistent attendance required!
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8am
The men of the parish are invited to meet on Satur-day mornings for study and fellowship. They also participate in outreach in the parish and in the com-munity.
Over the years we’ve held All Parish Forums which were wonderful ways to deepen community while providing opportunities to learn and grow together. However the way we did that forced schedule changes once a month, which could be hard to remember.
This summer we started Making Connections between the services as a time for folks to gather and connect dur-ing the summer and realized that it worked so well we wanted to continue and even build on it. And so was born “Making Connections Forums!”
Come, gather for refreshments, fellowship and enriching opportunities to learn and grown in our faith
Sundays, September 10—October 15
Have you ever wondered what God has to do with your actual, lived life? Who is God and what differ-ence does God really make, especially given the many challenges and crisis evidenced in our world today? And do we make any difference to God? Has your view of God changed along the way, or is it the same as it was when you were a child? Join Stephen and Elizabeth as we take on some big questions that have life changing implications right in the middle of your ordinary, everyday life. Bring your questions, your friends and your curiosity with you.
Learn the stories of our congregations as long-time members help us build a time line marking the mile-stones of St. Simon, St. Hillary and St. John. This a good time to ask them those “why do we do it this way?” questions – they may have great stories for us.
Sunday, October 29
Learn about saints as you trick-or-treat from station to station and ultimately vote for your favorites.
Sunday, November 5 & 12
Spiritual Gifts are just that, gifts given by the Holy Spirit. Like grace, they can’t be bought, traded for or purloined—but they DO need to be discovered, developed and deployed. Jo Gantzer help us understand more about giftedness, offer a questionnaire to discover your own gifts and then explore what our gift-sets might mean for our work and our ministry.
Sunday, November 19
The vestry will host a town hall meeting, sharing with the community the work they’ve been engaged in and offering an opportunity for open discussion.
What are some of your favorite traditions? How have you woven together longstanding traditions with new ones as your life has unfolded? Share and listen—maybe you’ll even come away with some new-to-you traditions you want to embrace.
Young Adult Book Group
Generally meets on the second Monday of the month beginning 7:00pm at the home of Beth Carter. Topics will be announced at a later date.
Tuesday, September 19
Monday, October 9
Monday, November 13
Monday, December 11
Women's Book Group
Meets on the first Thursday of each month in the St. Matthew Room beginning at 7:30pm.
Thursday, October 5— The Circle by David Eggers
Thursday, November 2— Threading My Prayer Rug by Sabeena Rehman
Men's Book Group
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month in various homes begin-ning at 7:00pm.
Tuesday, October 10 — American Lion by John Meacham
Tuesday, November 14 — City of Light, City of Poison by Holly Tucker