We offer numerous opportunities for adults to strengthen their spiritual journey. You can read about them at this link: spiritual-journey-brochure (PDF).
Sunday Adult Forum at 10:00 a.m.
On Sundays from September-May we offer at least one adult class each week.
Dr. Sarah Kye Price’s November 5 presentation on the future of poverty in Richmond can be found at this link.
Adult Forum December 10 and 17 Examines the Issues Around Immigration in the U.S.
Join us on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. when Dr. Cary Blankenship will present the first of a two part series titled: Who do we think we are? An examination of immigration, heritage and faith of Americans. Demographics and genealogy are booming fields of research in America as a way to gain greater insight. Genetic testing has opened a whole new sense of awareness about individual identity and connections to American history. Exploring ones heritage also reveals the religious heritage of individuals and families. As Americans try to determine what the future of American society will be; we need to know exactly who we are and what we believe. Cary and Mary Ann Blankenship moved to Richmond in 2016. Dr. Blankenship is a retired history professor. He taught at Centre College and the University of Kentucky in Kentucky. He has a bachelor’s degree, two masters degrees and a doctorate. His area of specialization is 20th Century American economic and diplomatic history.
This women’s group meets monthly for soup, salad, spirits, and good conversation Our next gathering is Monday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. Please join us! To learn more please contact Carolyn Chilton.
Mid-Week, Early Morning Class
Bo Millner will be leading a class on theology in the Fall of 2017. The group meets at the church on the second Thursday of the month at 7:45 a.m. The topic of discussion will be N. T. Wrights book, “Paul: In Fresh Perspective.” Interested? Please e-mail Bo Millner.
Lean In Circle
The GHTC Monday Night Book Group read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead , and some members have now formed a Lean In Circle. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at various homes. You are invited to join this group, to enjoy libations and to share strategies for getting the most from your career, while maintaining the work/life balance that you desire. Please contact Katherine Kelly or Suzanne Davenport if you are interested. If you want to know more about Lean In Circles, read Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, or watch one of her videos.
Adult Confirmation, Reception, & Reaffirmation
Confirmation is always set in the context of the Baptism which the Episcopal Church understands to be full and complete initiation into the Body of Christ. In the sacramental rite of Confirmation, one publicly affirms one’s faith in Christ, commitment to the Church, and acceptance of responsibilities of the Baptismal Covenant. Through the laying on of hands by the Bishop, the confirmand’s continued baptized life and ministry is put in relationship with the ministry of Christ’s apostles. The Church expects those who are baptized at an early age to make this public and mature affirmation and renewal. In order to assist those who intend to do so, the Church expects that confirmands will be prepared for this rite through a course of study.
Additionally, the Episcopal Church acknowledges our lives and faith change over time. Those who come to the Episcopal Church having been confirmed in other traditions are “Received” into the Episcopal Church following the same preparation and in the same worship setting. Those who are going through a transition in their life or ministry within the church may choose this time of preparation to renew their commitment to Christ and his church through “Reaffirmation” of their Baptismal Covenant.