Adults

Adult education is formed by the desire to:

  • Expand our knowledge about the scriptures and Anglican tradition
  • Engage in theological reflection and discussion, drawing connection between what we read and what we live
  • Deepen our relationship with God and one another
  • Dialogue with other faith traditions
  • Understand our call to servant leadership

Fall 2017 Programs include:

Episcopal 101

November 11

10am—2pm (includes lunch)

 Interested in learning more about the Episcopal church, considering confirmation or reception, publicly affirming your faith, or just wondering why we do the things we do?  Well then this short course is for you.  We will cover the Episcopal approach to scripture, Anglican history and tradition, and what differentiates us as a community in practice and in ministry.  And we’ll even show you around the building—do you know what is on the third floor?   Contact Father David to register, rector@stmarksrva.org.

 Women’s Spirituality Group

A small committed group of women who meet monthly with a facilitator. Members make the   commitment to attend all the meetings for the year, thereby maintaining support and continuity for one another.  This group meets first Tuesdays at 7pm - so if you come to the Neighborhood Dinner at 6pm you can be fed both nutritionally and spiritually all in one evening!

Penny Adams, who is a certified Spiritual Director, and who has experience in such a group, acts as facilitator, but the exact nature of the quest, and the areas to be explored, are designed by the members of the group. Please contact the office (804-358-4771), or Penny nbfginc@aol.com, if you would like to learn more. In September we will meet on the second Tuesday, September 12 after the dinner.

 Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training

October 7,

10am—1pm

A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the Consecrated Elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration. Qualifications include: Confirmed communicant in good standing; Faithful in worship and in stewardship; Mature in faith; Of good repute in the congregation.

Training includes various theological understandings of the Holy Eucharist in the Anglican tradition, methods and practice of the administration of the elements, use of the Book of Common Prayer and approved rites for visitation, the basics of  pastoral visiting, as well as training in the Prevention of Elder Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training.

 Worship Assistants Fall 2017 Training and Refresher is Saturday, September 9

Lectors & Interecessors: 10-10:30am, Crucifer, Torch Bearer, Acolyte: 10:30-11:15, Chalicer: 11:15—11:45.  Please contact Father David @ rector@stmarksrva.org.