At St. James’s, we value lifelong growth in Jesus Christ. Adult education or faith formation is an important part of developing disciples of Jesus Christ to serve the world and the Church. Faithful education can facilitate connection between parishioners and God, support holy habits and practices, nourish the soul, lend direction for the heart, instill knowledge for the mind, inspire the hands, and guide our feet in the ways of Jesus Christ. Though any experience can be formative, the Adult Formation Ministry oversees the adult classes, Bible studies, retreats, and pilgrimages offered at St. James’s. From our lay-led Sunday Small Groups and House Churches, pilgrimages and field trips, retreats and intentional spirituality groups, major events like WomanKind, weekly Bible and book studies, adult confirmation class, and more, we grow together in Christ.
Longing to connect but not sure where to start? Discerning where the Holy Spirit is calling you? Want to serve on the Adult Formation Ministry team? The Rev. Hilary Streever and any of our AFM Team would love to meet with you over coffee (firstname.lastname@example.org; 355-1779, ext. 319).
Wednesday Night Series
The History of St. James's From the Beginning. Part II of "Uncovering Our History" - Fall 2021 No matter how much you know about St. James’s, you'll continue to learn more. As with the Wednesday series in May this past spring - we’ll continue to learn about the history of St. James’s through the lens [...]
Women’s Bible Wisdom Study | Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 pm (This group will discontinue meetings for the summer – meetings will resume in September). This Bible study meets twice a month to read together through a biblical book or theme at a time. We explore when and under what conditions the passages were [...]
Thursday Men’s Bible Study Breakfast | Meets every other Thursday – 10:00 am We are led by Christ’s example of service to others, and members take turns in leading the morning worship and discussing the following Sunday’s readings, or in the cooking and cleaning up of the breakfast meal. Meets every other Thursday at 7:30 a.m., [...]
Living Faith Bible Studies | Wednesdays 10:00 am (This group will discontinue meetings for the summer – meetings will resume in September). The Living Faith Bible Study reads and discusses the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary readings. For more information or to join this Zoom group, contact: Betse Trice: email@example.com
Previously called Brown Bag Lunch, this group meets at 12 noon on the first Thursday of the month. Please contact Linda Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. A sample of past titles: The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri The Very Good Gospel, by Lisa Sharon Harper A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor TowlesThe Last Thing You [...]
Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month. (Group will discontinue meetings for the summer - meetings will resume in September). Watch this space for more information. A sample of past titles: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis Lewis’s classic reflection on faith and theology that sheds new truths as relevant today as they were when written- [...]
Retreats & Pilgrimages
Response to the Fall Parish Retreat has been so great that all the available beds have been reserved. Reservations are now on a Waiting List Only basis. The cost for two nights of lodging and six meals is $285 families (or two adults) and $185 for singles. Kids are always free and childcare is provided [...]