Spiritual Formation

Formation Classes & Opportunities Fall 2018 

Children’s Chapel.
Time: Sundays 10:30 am
Facilitator: Linda Williams
Description: Children ages 3-10 meet on the back pew, join the procession, and participate in age appropriate activities and learning for the day’s Gospel lesson. Children are reunited with their family at the Passing of the Peace.

Instructed Eucharist, Conversation, & Dinner.
Sunday, August 26 from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Facilitator: Rev. Amanda Musterman and Nancy Thayer
Why do we do what we do? What is the origin of our funny clothes? The verger? The Church calendar colors? Come and learn the symbolism of our Holy Eucharist Service. A great explanation for school aged children, or new folk in our midst!

Novena for Vision.
Sunday August 26 – September 1
Using daily prayer time, active attenders will pray for the Mission and Vision of the Diocese of Lexington using a daily devotional book.

Loaves and Fishes. 
1st Sunday of the Month from Noon – 2:00 pm
Facilitator: Rotates monthly.
When Jesus and the disciples find themselves at the top of a mountain at dark, the Disciples ask Jesus how they are going to feed the people. Jesus responds, YOU give them something to eat. The Disciples round up 5 loaves and 2 fishes. Jesus blesses the food and the disciples distributes it. All are fed and none are left hungry. Honoring this shared ministry between Jesus and the Disciples, on the first Sunday of the month, we will share a meal together and participate in a church service project. We will multiply the rector’s discretionary fund and share our abundance with our community. This is focused on inter-generational activity, all, especially children and youth are welcome!

Art and Prayer. 
1st Wednesday of the Month, 6:00 pm
Facilitator: Amy Beaudoin, Rev. Amanda Musterman, Special Guests
Each month consists of a different Art Project along with a prayer or meditation activity. Activities could include things like Mandalas, Rosaries, Painting, and Art Journaling. Check the church’s Facebook Page for this month’s activity. Absolutely no artistic ability required. All ages encouraged. Supplies provided.
September 5 – Gratitude Boxes
October 3  – Harvest, Herbs, and Sharing
November 7-  Ancestor Altars / Dia de Los Muertos
December 5 – Advent Wreathes

30 Day Gratitude Challenge. 
Month of September
Facilitator: Carrie Altmaier
Join us in giving thanks for all our many blessings in a 30-Day Challenge. Each day we will say prayers of thanksgiving while donating to the United Thank Offering. A devotional booklet including prayer, meditation, and art activities will be distributed for home use during the 30 days.  More information on UTO may be accessed at https://www.episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering.

Crazy Christians with Michael Curry.
Sundays September 23, 30, and October 7, 14 at 9:00 am
Facilitator: David Eads
Join us for a lively book discussion on Crazy Christians, written by everyone’s favorite Royal Wedding Preacher and our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. What the Church needs, what this world needs, are some Christians who are as crazy as the Lord. Crazy enough to love like Jesus, to give like Jesus, to forgive like Jesus, to do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God—like Jesus. Crazy enough to dare to change the world.” – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Dying Well, Living Well, and Planning for the End of Life.
Sundays October 21, 28 at 9:00 am
Facilitator: Rev. Amanda Musterman
Using a resource book from Episcopal Church Foundation, Rev. Amanda will lead a workshop on financial planning, end of life giving, living wills, and how to write your own Celebration of Life Service. By contemplating on how we want to die, we learn how to live. The seminar will include everything you need to prepare yourself and your family in case of emergency or death, as well as personal stories from Rev. Amanda’s own journey. You will be dying to attend this class!

Hot Topics.
2nd Sunday of the Month (beginning December 9th ) at 3:30 pm
Facilitator: Swami Shraddhananda (AKA Dr. Sonya Jones)
Our prayer book states, “The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” Often our society is so divided on hot topic issues that we no longer have examples of civil dialogue. Using a panel format, panelists and guests will present a variety of opinions using peaceful and civil dialogue.
December 9th :Conscious Capitalism and Christian Business
January 13th : Jesus, the Refugee Immigrant
February 10th: Same Sex Marriage and the Christian Prospective