Sunday morning forums during the program year present speakers or panels on a variety of subjects. Presenters come from inside and outside our parish community. Beginning in April, we are focusing on sanctuary and immigration in a three-part series. Catch up on recent forums, or contact the Rev'd Jim Quigley to learn more.
Rev'd Jim leads us in an engaging and spirited discussion and study of the Abraham narrative. Classes meet Wednesday mornings, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., in Satterlee Hall (library). The class is suitable for people at all levels of familiarity with the Bible, so bring yours and learn. For more information, contact the Rev'd Jim Quigley
Are you new to St. Alban's or to all things Episcopal? Or do you simply seek to understand your faith more deeply? This six-week course will prepare you to be baptized, confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, but it is also open to all who want a more thorough grounding in the Christian faith.
To enroll or to ask questions, contact the Rev'd Geoffrey Hoare.
Education for Ministry
St. Alban’s is a longtime host of Education for Ministry (EfM) groups, providing lay persons with a comprehensive theological education. A program of the School of Theology of the University of the South, EfM offers theological reflection and college-level instruction in the core curriculum of the seminary in four academic years: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology. Students sign up for EfM one year at time with summers off. They earn 18 CEUs per year and discover a firm foundation for belief. Enrollment in each group is limited to the “Biblical 12,” and spouses/partners are encouraged to take the course separately. For more information contact Rich Jensen.
Way of Life
The Way of Life Community is a Christian covenant community, composed of small groups of six to eight persons, that seeks to support, sustain and encourage the spiritual life and growth of its members. Believing that spiritual growth is nurtured in community, the members of each small group develop and intentionally commit to try to be faithful to a mutually agreed upon covenant of spiritual practices. These may include prayer, reading of Scripture, and joyful service. Members also meet together at mutually agreed upon times for discussion, prayer and fellowship. If you are interested in joining a Way of Life community, please contact Liz Leland.
Men's Spirituality Group
The men's spirituality group is a lay-led, covenantal group open to men interested in exploring their faith in small groups. Members meet to share their experiences in life and faith, to pray together, and to explore readings and topics of their own choosing. The group is "covenantal" in the sense that members pledge to be faithful in their own spiritual practices and to the group's worth. Interested men may contact Dick Hall or the Rev'd Jim Quigley.