Advent with Ebenezer: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Meets Sundays | November 15 and 29; December 6, 13, and 20 | 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Join us as we prepare for the coming of Christ through a reading and series of reflections on Charles Dickens’ beloved novel, A Christmas Carol. Father Casey and Mother Rebecca will be joined by an all-star panel, featuring: Robert Patten, Professor Emeritus in Humanities at Rice University with a focus on Charles Dickens and Roy Heller, Professor of Old Testament at Perkins School of Theology.
Stir Up Your Power, Lord: The Collects of Advent
Meets Wednesdays | December 2 to December 23 | 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Fr. Casey and Mtr. Rebecca for this prayer series on the Collects (weekly prayers) of Advent. These beautiful prayers from the Book of Common Prayer lead us slowly and steadily to reflect on our daily lives as we watch and wait for the coming of Christ.
Adult Formation “Sharing our Story”
Meets Sundays | September 13 to October 15 | 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Learn from a series of gifted mentors who will inspire us with their experience and ideas to help us become more comfortable and confident in sharing our faith.
“Sharing our Story” continued
Meets Sundays | September 25 to November 15 | 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
This 3-week mini-class follows on the heels of our work of learning to share our stories. On each of these Sundays, we will gather to continue the practice of sharing and listening to one another’s sacred stories.
“Disciple” Bible Study
Meets Sundays | September 17 to May 13 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Deepen your awareness of God’s word in a truly transformative Bible study experience led by Pastor Nancy Destefano. Participants with all levels of biblical knowledge will study independently and gather weekly. Study materials may be purchased on your own or through the church. Scholarships for study materials are available.
Racial Justice Ministry
Meets Fourth Mondays | Begins September 28 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Join us as we pray together, discuss issues of racial justice, plan ways to repair the breach in society, and reinforce Transfiguration’s mission to seek & serve Christ in all people.
Anti-Racism Reading Group
Meets Third Tuesdays | September 15 to May 17 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Meet monthly to discuss books on the topic of racial justice. Our first book will be Austin Channing Brown’s book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.
Makes Me Wanna Holler
Meets Wednesdays | October 7 to Novemeber 11 | 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Led by the Rev. Dr. Michael Waters, take a deep dive into America’s racialized histories to gain greater awareness of how these histories continue to shape our present and our future. Through lectures, class discussions, readings, and documentaries, students will become more knowledgeable of the complexities of the realities that Black people face each day so that they might emerge as antiracists.
Meets Sundays | Grades 6-8 at 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. | Grades 9-12 at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Give your middle school and high school students tools to stand firm in their faith in the midst of a pandemic, political turmoil, and racial divisions. Clergy led group discussions on readings from The Path, and focus on stories from the Bible to help youth find their way.
Meets Wednesdays | Grades 6-8 at 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. | Grades 9-12 at 8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Encourage youth to have fun, explore their faith, and build stronger relationships. We will worship, receive Communion together, sing, take a mini-dive into Scripture, and learn more about our faith traditions. Expect games and fun tie-ins to “Harry Potter,” “The Good Place,” “Hamilton,” “Star Wars,” and more. Participate in monthly outreach projects to serve the marginalized.
Meets Wednesdays | Grades 6-12 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Part of Jesus’ work on earth was challenging the structures that divided and excluded people. As future leaders of the Church, we will invite our youth to do the same. This year we will work to take apart systems and structures of injustice, just as our Baptismal Covenant calls us to do. After this six-week study, we will meet monthly to read and discuss books about race and faith.
Children’s Faith Formation
Meets Sundays | September 13 to May 9 | 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Offer your child a creative way of experiencing sacred stories, parables, liturgical actions, and silence through Godly Play. Based on Montessori principles, the Godly Play method serves children from early to late childhood and beyond.
Meets Third Wednesdays | September 16 to May 19 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Give your fourth and fifth graders the opportunity to be ministers of the Gospel. We will empower kids to make a real difference in our community, helping the hungry, cheering up isolated seniors, preventing bulling, and more. They will explore complicated issues like hunger, loneliness, and generosity – helping them grow as disciples of Christ.
Meets Sundays | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Children’s Chapel is designed to introduce children to the traditions of Episcopal worship in a way they can understand and enjoy. During our time together, children hear the gospel, sing, say the creed, share prayers of the people, and conclude with passing the peace to one another. Our older children have opportunities to be role models and proclaim the Good News as Junior Lectors.