Our Lifelong Disciple program fosters Christian formation for adults in all stages of the Christian path.

Adult Christian Formation

Sunday morning adult programming designed to enrich every attendee’s faith journey. We feature lecture-style series and guest speakers on a variety of topics.

Sunday Forum
40-minute presentations and discussion on a variety of topics focusing on formation of active, integrated, & mature Christian Faith: Spirituality, Outreach, Theology, Bible. 

Contact: The Rev. Robert Fruehwirth

Writing in Response to Scripture
Sunday mornings,  seasonally

Our working writer's group searches to find our own stories within Scripture. In-class exercises encourage writers to share their stories with the group. 
Contact: Susan Rountree

Bible Studies

We offer a number of Bible studies throughout the year:

• Lectionary Bible Study
Wednesdays, 11am-Noon, ongoing. in the Parlor. Eucharist following.
Contact: The Rev. Robert Fruehwirth

• Men’s Bible Study
Thursdays, 7-8am, ongoing, in the Wall Conference Room
Contact: Robert Fruehwirth

• Women’s Bible Study, seasonally
Mondays 7-8pm or Fridays 9:30-11am
in the Adult Education Room
Contact: Frances Penick919-810-1298 

Theology On Tap for Youth Adults
Meet at a local bar or brewery to talk about our faith and its meaning and application to our lives. Everyone welcome. 
See This Week@St. Michael's, Canterbury Tales or the Young Adult Facebook Page for dates and times. 

Contact: The Rev. Robert Fruehwirth

Education for Ministry
The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. During the Service of Confirmation we ask God to “Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them.” EfM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service. Monday mornings and Monday evenings.

Monday Morning Group meets at the home of the Rev. Holly Gloff.

Small Group Formation & Fellowship

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Love, a Guide for Prayer

Led by Sally Norton, St. Michael’s small group facilitator

In continuing our search for “God in the Ordinary” a new small group is forming as we read Love: A Guide for Prayer, by Jacqueline Syrup Bergan and Sister Marie Schwan. This is the first in a series (Take and Receive) of five books, using The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The book covers a six-week period, each week containing five daily Scripture readings, a commentary for each reading, and a suggested approach to prayer for the day. Prayer methods used include meditation, contemplation, centering prayer, prayer word, meditative reading, journaling and repetition.

Sally says, “Almost 20 years ago ~ in what feels like a past life, a group of us who barely knew each other in a New England church, came together to read this book and subsequently the series.  To say it was life changing sounds like a cliché, but it was. As we listened with the ears of our hearts to each other and to God’s word, I was led to a new relationship with Jesus ~ a relationship that I was unaware was missing from my life. A cornerstone was established.”

The first meeting, a taste-and-see, will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13.

We will discuss the book and series as a whole. April 20 will begin the six-week study.

If you are interested, please contact Sally Norton.

Contact: Robert Fruehwirth

Book Studies

Wednesday Words & Wisdom
Second Wednesdays, 7pm, in member homes
Study of a wide range of books, ranging from spiritual memoir and fiction, to science and culture. Enjoy wine and cheese and informal discussion. Newcomers always welcome. Locations announced in Canterbury Tales.

Contact: Lisa Williamson

 

 

 


Adult Christian Formation Committee

Charged with supporting the clergy in charge of Adult Sunday School, providing ideas for classes and seeking feedback from parishioners on the experience.