Adult Formation

Adult Education Team

Our task is to provide educational opportunities that nurture and challenge our spiritual journey. If you would like to be part of the planning for formation opportunities in the parish, please contact the Parish office, Wendy Beth Oliver

Monthly Contemplative Book Group

Fourth Sunday of the month
Meets at 3:30 p.m. in the Guild Room off the Parish Hall. We are opening the group to the wider Christian community, so it will be a chance to meet other contemplative types for fellowship. You can email Mike Burch for more details. Contact:

Weekly Contemplative Prayer Group               (Centering Prayer)

Meets at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday in the sanctuary, behind the main altar. Contemplative Prayer offers a more experiential way of knowing God through a contemplative reading of scripture and meeting with God in silence.This ancient Christian method was rediscovered by Thomas Keating and others in the 60s and 70s.The goal is to quiet our minds enough to let God "speak" to our souls directly.

Sunday Adult Forum

9:00-9:50 am in the West Wing Meeting Room. Come as you are and enjoy a friendly, accepting, open environment. Coffee and tea provided.

October 15 -- Please join us for a discussion of Contemplative Christian practices such as Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina led by Michael Burch. Michael has an MA in psychology and leads the Contemplative Prayer/Book Group at St. John's. There will be an opportunity for discussion and to experience these practices.

If you have suggestions for topics, please contact one of the members of the Forum Committee: Stephen Denny, Betty Denny, Wendy Beth Oliver, Drew Lindsell, Teresa Lindsell, and John Ross.