THE WELCOME TABLE
The Rev. Kay Sylvester, Teaching
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 11:00 AM through APRIL
The Welcome Table with the Rev Kay Sylvester is an in-depth introduction to the Episcopal Church. Topics will include history, sacraments, polity, spirituality, the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, the worldwide Anglican Communion, the emergent church - and more! There will be reading assignments, and suggested spiritual practices, along with class sessions.
This class is for you if:
You wonder why we do the things we do in worship.
You have come to St. Paul's from another tradition.
You have come to St. Paul's with no church background.
You are interested in Confirmation.
You like classes.
You'd just like a refresher on some of our traditions.
Come prepared to ask questions, explore your faith, and meet others who are finding their way into the community of St. Paul's!
Join us for any and all classes. If you are considering confirmation and joining the church, you are encouraged to attend all the classes if possible. Healthy snacks will be served.
The class will meet beginning February 4, until April 29, skipping Easter Sunday.Childcare is available but must be requested beforehand.
Bishop Diane Bruce will visit St. Paul’s on May 6, and she will confirm or receive all who are prepared at that time.
THE FIVE INVITATIONS
DISCOVERING WHAT DEATH CAN TEACH US ABOUT LIVING FULLY
The Rev. David Milligan, Teaching
Sunday Mornings at 11:00 AM
February 18 - March 18
Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. Each week will be a meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves.
These Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for coping with life's losses or navigating any sort of transition or crisis. These invitations guide us toward appreciating life's preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich meaningful life, and letting go of regret. In these five weeks together we will explore the essential wisdom that dying has to impart to all of us.