Faith Formation

At St. Francis Episcopal Church, we continue our journey with Christ and each other through lectionary classes and book studies. We offer a variety of opportunities for parishioners and guests to join us in our journey. Below you can find a list of our current Faith Formation opportunities.

 

The Jesus Driven Life

Leaders: Jeff Hobaugh and Bill Murphy
Location: St. Clare Room
Time: every Sunday at 10 am (ends November 25th)

"“Who is Jesus Christ for us today?” This was the question that haunted Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his Tegel Prison cell just a year before the Gestapo executed him in 1945. It is, in all reality, the question facing the church from the beginning and which each new Christian generation must ask itself. It is the question already present in the ministry of Jesus when, just after the mob would make him king, he retreats and asks his innermost circle of followers, “Who do you say I am?”"

And later: "Scripture does not make sense until we see Jesus in the context of his culture." Exploring this question is what the class is about.


Living into God's Dream

Leaders: Deacon Pat Henderson and Rev. Shirley Porter
Location: Library
Time: every Sunday at 10 am (ends November 25th)

"To become neighbors is to bridge the gap between people. As long as there is distance between us and we cannot look in each other's eyes, all sorts of false ideas and images arise….Only when we have the courage to cross the street and look in one another's eyes can we see there that we are children of the same God and members of the same human family." - Henry Nouwen

Come join in a discussion of Living into God’s Dream by Catherine Meeks. This collection of 9 essays on racism from different perspectives, both black and white, and our stories will let us take down the barriers and see each other as God’s children. 

Sunday Morning Lectionary

Leaders: Shared Leadership
Contact: Jim Atkins
Location: St. Gregory Room
Time: every Sunday at 10 am

“We take scripture seriously not necessarily literally.”

Varied spiritual practices will be explored on the 5th Sunday of the month.


St. Francis Book Club

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Contact: Barbara Thompson (thompson694709@bellsouth.net)
Time: every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm beginning September 20th

A Gentleman in Moscow is the chosen book for the September. The first meeting will be on the 20th. If you would like more information on the St. Francis Book Club please contact Barbara Thompson.