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 Your Faith Story
Sunday mornings,  Sept. 17-Nov. 12

With Susan Rountree, explore some of the Bible’s most interesting characters with the writers of St. Michael’s anddiscover how their faith stories mirror your own. In-class exercises encourage writing your own story. 
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: Finding I AM
Mondays 7-8pm or Fridays 9:30-11am, for 8 weeks, starting October 3
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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Finding God in the Ordinary: Small Groups to nurture Christian and Contemplative Spirituality
8 consecutive weeks beginning September 25
Various days and times for different groupsIntroduces Contemplative and Christian Spirituality in theory and practice, providing space to explore what helps us respond to God in ordinary life. Regular attendance, modest reading, and regular prayer and reflection are part of program. 

To learn more, sign up for one of four taster sessions here:

Contact: Robert Fruehwirth

Book Studies

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Julian of Norwich and the Drawing of God’s Love
Fridays, 1pm, Starting Sept 15
Meet with Associate Rector, the Rev. Robert Fruehwirth, every Friday, 1p.m,-2 p.m. to discuss his recently published book on Julian of Norwich, the great 14th century English mystic and spiritual writer.

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.

Book Choices for Fall
September — When Breath Becomes Air
October — Eudora Welty Collected Short Stories
November — Orphan Train
December — Formed by Love

Contact: Lisa Williamson

Seminars & Special Events
 

Islam & Christianity
October 12, 6:30pm

US Congressman, author, and international activist for interfaith relations, Mark Siljander to facilitate a discussion on Islam and Christianity. 

Silence for the Word: A Parish Quiet Day Preparing for God's Advent
Saturday, November 4
A one day silent retreat to share silence and prepare for Advent. We will learn about silence as a Christian discipline and as a special way to celebrate Advent. This day will offer a blend of teaching and individual meditation time, and we encourage everyone, whether you practice silence daily or have never meditated at all, to join us.

 


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.