Advent in Narnia: Conversations in Community
on The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Meets Sundays (starting Dec. 5) | 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. | In Roper Hall & via Zoom
Join us as we prepare for the coming of Christ through a group reading and series of conversations on C. S. Lewis’ beloved novel, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Father Casey and Mother Rebecca are joined by an all-star panel. In our first week, we will welcome The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp, Episcopal priest and author of Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season, who will kick us off with a reflection on the connection between Lewis’ novel and this season of the Church year. Returning to our panel are Robert Patten, Professor Emeritus in Humanities at Rice University, and Roy Heller, Professor of Old Testament at Perkins School of Theology. The class will meet Sundays, December 5, 12, and 19 during the formation hour in Roper Hall and via Zoom.
Christian Community with the Corinthians
Meets Sundays | 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. | In Roper Hall & via Zoom
As we emerge from an extended time of sickness and separation, many of us are both craving a sense of belonging and community and, at the same time, aware that our communication skills have suffered. In his Letters to the Corinthians, Paul, the complicated, layered apostle, writes to a group of people trying a wild, new social experiment known as a Christian community. Not unlike the church today, this community was complicated. They dealt with factions, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership. Join us for this series in which we’ll explore Christian Community through these remarkable letters to the first-century church.
This is a hybrid offering. Participants can join in person in Roper Hall or online via Zoom. Those joining by Zoom will be able to participate through a dedicated curator, who will assist in raising questions and facilitate smooth participation.
The Wired Word
Meets Sundays | 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. | In the Parlor & via Zoom
We are pleased to bring you the Wired Word as an adult faith formation offering this fall. In this class, we will bring participants together (in-person and on zoom simultaneously) to discuss current events in the light of the Bible.
Each time we meet, we will reflect on a current event in the world, examining biblical references and reflecting theologically about what our faith has to say in response to that event. Our goal in this class is to provide plenty of time for participants to talk together, learning how to listen to one another, how to reflect theologically and biblically on the events of our world, how to disagree without losing relationships.
Each week, on Thursday or Friday, the lesson will be emailed to everyone who is registered for the class. Each Sunday during formation hour, in-person participants will gather in the Parlor, together with Zoom participants online. After a brief introduction to the lesson, we will break into small groups for discussion either in Zoom meeting spaces or in areas of the parlor.
Meets Tuesdays | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | In the Parlor
Are you new to Christianity and interested in learning more? Are you new to the Episcopal Church and have questions? Maybe you have been Episcopalian for years and long to go deeper in your faith? If so, we invite you to join us on The Way.
The Way meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm. Each week, we study the Gospel of Mark together and then, after a break, participate in a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, the Episcopal tradition, and our baptismal covenant. Participants who wish to receive the sacrament of baptism and/or confirmation (including reaffiramtion of their baptismal covenant) will be prepared for these sacraments through this course.
The course meets in person. Those interested in participating but unable to attend in person classes are invited to contact Mtr. Rebecca (email@example.com). Childcare is available upon advance reservation.
Disciple Bible Study II
Meets Thursdays | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Via Zoom
Disciple Bible Study will begin again on Thursday, September 9 at 6:30 pm.
All are welcome to join, there are no prerequisites to be part of this class.
The class will be all conducted entirely on Zoom and will run for 90 minutes on Thursdays (with a few days off) throughout the fall and spring semesters. The facilitators for the course will be Pastor Nancy Destefano and Al Blackwell.
This year – in Disciple Bible II – (“Into the Word, Into the World”) we will concentrate on the Old Testament books of Genesis and Exodus in the fall semester and The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles in the spring.
The Study Manual for the entire course is $35.00 and can be purchased through the church or on your own from Cokesbury.
Please sign up. It is going to be a wonderful year of enriching study and warm fellowship.
Meets Wednesdays | 6:30 – 8:00 pm. | Youth Center & Parish Pavilion
A chance for Fig Youth to get together in fellowship to pray, play, sing, and talk together. A break from the stresses of the week and a chance to reset.
Indoor/outdoor based on current covid measures and weather.
Meets Sundays | 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. | Youth Center & Parish Pavilion
This semester we will be looking at the idea of connection in the New Testament as we look at the creation of the early Church and the ways God’s people work through disagreements, foster community, and include social outsiders in the growth of the Kingdom of God.
Open to all youth, 6th-12th grades.
Children’s Faith Formation
Meets Sundays | 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. | Children’s Classrooms or Via Zoom
Transfiguration offers a faith formation curriculum designed to provide children not only with knowledge, but also with a sense of belonging and of the love of God. Classroom size is limited so we encourage you to register your child or grandchild as soon as possible.
Wee Wonder (2 & 3 years-old)
Wee Wonder shares God’s love with our youngest children by introducing them to God through song, action rhymes, Bible stories and responsive play.
Godly Play (Pre-K – 5th Grade)
Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum for children 4 years-old through 5th grade that follows the pattern of Christian worship and our church seasonal calendar. It teaches children religious language through sacred stories, parables and liturgical action, as well as enhances their spiritual experience through wonder and responsive play.