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 ADULT EDUCATION                                                                                   

The Christian life is one of continuous growth and maturation in “putting on” a new self, created in the likeness of God.  The primary means we have for furthering this process is regular participation in worship; the community gathers to encounter the Word of God in scripture, preaching, prayer and sacrament, and this habit gradually re-forms the whole of life.

We supplement this core formation with a variety of classes and small-group experiences. Julian’s Way is an ongoing lay-led program that aims to deepen spiritual friendship and experience of the contemplative heart of faith.  Recent adult education offerings by the clergy include a nine-month catechetical program for adults, Life of Grace, regular book discussions on topics related to Bible, theology, spirituality, and history, and an introduction to the thought and practice of the Episcopal Church, Episcopal 101.

In addition, the vestry and other leadership teams in the parish are intentional learning communities, conducting the church’s business in an environment that supports their individual and collective development. 

Lenten Book Study: The 
Christian Year Book Study resumes

Approaching the holy season of Lent, our study of The Christian Year, by Evelyn Capel, will resume for a two week session, Feb. 7 and 14.  Both meetings, facilitated jointly by Rev. Daniel Green and Larry Temple,  are in the parish library from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.  If you have a copy of the book, and are able to do so, please come prepared to discuss pages 111-126 on Feb. 7.  New entrants to the group are welcome.  If you plan to attend and have not done so before, please contact Fr. Daniel, rector.episcopal.petaluma@gmail.com or 762-8872.

The cost of the book is $20.

 

 

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