St. Paul's Cathedral provides a variety of adult formation opportunities. Each Sunday morning from 10:10-11:10am there will be three classes offered led by clergy and laity. Each Wednesday night features Crowded Table, a dinner and discipleship group. Other weekday formation opportunities include the Dean's Book Club, Pub Theology and St. Paul's Choir. See below for more specific details.
Sunday Formation at 10:10am
Women in the Bible - Join Jennifer Jones each Sunday at 10:10am in the Adult Learning Room for a continuation of the Bible Women class. The class uses the Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman’s book Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter to explore women’s voices and stories in our scripture.
Final Affairs - A five week series of classes at 10:10am Sunday mornings in the Garden Gallery. Classes will be led by St. Paul's clergy, staff, and parishioners who are experts in their topics. Classes will run throughout the season of Lent in the Garden Gallery. Click here for a detailed description of each class.
Preparing for Reconciliation - This class is hosted by Jim McPhee Sunday mornings at 10:10 in the Making Medicine Room in the Dean Back Building. This is a five week Lenten series is for exploring and preparing for the Rite of Reconciliation. This class will be examining a way to open ourselves to God's ongoing presence, redirecting our lives and freeing us to enter into a new vision of life.
Sunday Formation at 3:30 pm
Confirmation Classes - these classes are for folks who are learning about the Episcopal Church for the first time or have an interest in becoming a member. This is a five-week courses starting February 26th in the Garden Gallery. Contact Mother Sarah to RSVP at [email protected].
Sunday Formation at 4:00 pm
The Bible Project - A new regular Sunday afternoon Bible Study starting on March 5th. Led by Canon Tim Sean, this group will approach the scriptures from a wide variety of perspectives: book studies, thematic arcs, Biblical fiction, as well as TV and Film. This group will meet in the Making Medicine Room in the Dean Back Building. The first series will be a discussion about Season Two of the recent TV series about Jesus and his disciples, The Chosen.
Wednesday Night Formation
Crowded Table - Join your friends at St. Paul’s every Wednesday night in the Garden Gallery for dinner and roundtable discussion. We will take on hard, brave and awkward topics each month as we learn together in community. We will utilize scripture, modern literature and theology to help us dive deeper into current issues and how we can respond faithfully as Christ followers in the Episcopal Church. During the month of March, we will be discussing Rabbi Anya Ruttenberg's Book On Repentance and Repair.
Other Weekday Formation
Dean's Book Club - Pack a lunch and come join Dean Churchwell for a book club at noon on the last Thursday of every month. Come for fellowship and the opportunity to dive into a variety of impactful books. Book list here.
Pub Theology - Join Mother Sarah and your friends at Twisted Spike brewery on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm for lively discussion on a theological topic. This group’s objective is to foster respectful, civil dialogue in a safe environment. So bring your questions, critical thinking skills, open hearts and pull up a chair!
Holy Hang-Out - Join Mother Sarah at McNeillie’s at 4:30-6pm on the second Tuesday of each month for a casual hang out downtown. Come get to know your Curate and your friends at St. Paul’s over a drink or a meal!
High Fidelity - Join Father Tim Sean in the Reception Area in the Education Building on the fourth Sunday of each month at 6pm before Compline at 8pm. High Fidelity is a music-listening group for those who see the truth of God at work in music that is not written for sacred purposes. Contact Father Tim Sean for more info.
Questions about Adult Formation? Email Mother Sarah at [email protected]