Adult Education

Adult Education

Growing our spiritual lives is one of the primary benefits of being a part of a church community. This happens in lots of ways – for some it happens in the conversations over coffee hour or in worship or in participating in the choir. It happens when we aren’t even paying attention sometimes. But paying attention, reflecting with others, allows our spiritual growth to take root in our lives and impact both our own and our community’s life. Here is what is currently happening:

Spring 2020 Programs

Adult Forums at 10am Sundays

We explore a variety of topics in our Sunday morning gathering through lectures, Bible study, discussion, and guest speakers. Drop-in anytime.

Adult Forum on the US Census, Sunday, March 22, 10am ONLINE: Please join us ONLINE via Zoom for the rescheduled US Census Adult Forum, led by parishioner Connie Citro. The 2020 Census, mandated in Article 1, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution, is upon us. Connie Citro, census scholar and Christ Church parishioner and chorister, will discuss the decennial census, its origins and importance in our system of representative government, the challenges of enumerating our large and diverse population, and how a complete count is essential for equitable representation and funding for all of us. Participating in the once-every-ten-years census is an important civic responsibility—and one that is even more critical in a time of growing distrust of government. Her presentation will leave ample time for Q&A.

First Friday Book Group

The First Friday Book Group will meet the first Friday of the month to explore spiritual themes in selected books. A light supper is served at 6:30pm, followed by book discussion beginning at 7pm.  RSVP to office@washingtonparish.org is helpful for the supper count, but not necessary!  The selections for this year include:

March 7 and April 3: joint meeting with the Lenten Film Group

May 1: We Fed an Island by Jose Andres

Small Groups at Christ Church

God created us as relational people, so it makes sense that our spiritual growth is connected to the deepening of our relationships with each other. Christ Church forms several small groups over the course of each program year designed to deepen relationships with one another and God. A men’s group and a women’s group start in the fall and winter.   The initial commitment is 8 weeks, during which time the participants will share their faith stories, and there will be an option to continue. Please prayerfully consider whether this invitation to spiritual growth is for you and let the Rev. Mary Miller Flowers know that you are interested (formation@washingtonparish.org).

Men’s Spirituality Group

Men’s Group meets on Saturday mornings from 9-10am in the Church Kitchen. There’s breakfast, conversation, and reflection on the coming Sunday’s readings. Just show up.

Summer Education Series

Every summer we have a 10 minute education series after each service. It’s just a quick lecture along a particular theme. Last summer we explored Episcopal Church history through lens of a different historical person each Sunday. We have also done a few summers of Random Stories of the Bible; the videos below will give you a taste of them.

Random Stories of the Bible: When God Tried to Kill Moses from Sarah At Christ Church on Vimeo.

Post-Belly Jonah from Sarah At Christ Church on Vimeo.