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The Lifelong Disciple


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

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

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.

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

Small Group Formation & Fellowship


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.

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.