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Adult Spiritual Formation

During this season of Covidtide, we will not be holding in-person Adult Forum. Commencing September 5, 2020, we offer a new season of Adult Spiritual Formation and Prayer.

Under the direction of Father Rick, and in concert with lay leadership, we do offer a robust program of Adult Spiritual Formation and Prayer with offerings for everyone from Contemporary Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM; to Lunch & Learn Spiritual Formation on Fridays at Noon; Friday Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM; and Taize services offered by St. Luke’s in Mount Joy the first Saturday of each month.  All offerings are via Zoom.  Click here for detailed information. 

Adult Forum, facilitated by the rector, will meet from 9:10 – 10:00 AM in the parish hall. All who are 18 or older are encouraged to attend. Generally, Forum series are a few weeks in length focusing on a varied array of topics to enhance one’s Spiritual life, Biblical understanding and Christian life, as well as outside speakers.  When world and community events or other timely topics surface and challenge us, we will add those to our series.

There is no Adult Forum on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Everyone is welcome!

Here is a listing of Adult Forums to start 2020!

January 19th: Race Through the Bible – Father David will lead us in a “quick” run through all of the different kinds of writings found in the Old and New Testaments and give some suggestions about personal reading.

January 26th, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM:  Please welcome Diane Gerlach, Coordinator – Hempfield Food Pantry.  Diane will speak about the Food Pantry, which St. Edward’s participates with as one of our social outreach missions and will speak about Hempfield Area statistics regarding hunger and “food poor” in our area.  This is also the day we bless our monthly food contribution to the pantry.    

February 2nd:  Conclude Father David’s 2-part series, Race Through the Bible.

Stay tuned for updates coming through February and Lent.

Here is a listing of Adult Forums for the fall/Season of Advent of 2019:

October 6th: TransitionWhat Happens to Parish Leadership
October 20th: Outside Speaker Douglas Cwienk “How Addiction Impacts the Brain” & his family’s experience with opioid addiction
October 27th: What Every Episcopalian Should Know
November 3rd: What Every Episcopalian Should Know
November 17th: Outside Speaker David Manuel “The Navajo Code Talkers of WWII”
November 24th: Advent Wreath Making & Devotional (will continue after 10:15 service) Seasonal & Other Music by The Lancaster Recorder Consort
December 1st: Prayer Book Meditations for Advent
December 15th: Outside Speaker TBD
December 29th: One Service Blended Worship Sunday at 9:15 with “Getting to Know You” event after service