We offer numerous opportunities for adults to strengthen their spiritual journey. You can read about them at this link: spiritual-journey-brochure (PDF).
The Sunday Adult Forum meets at 10:00 a.m. during the Christian formation period. The topics and discussion change weekly.
This women’s group meets monthly for soup, salad, spirits, and good conversation We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 5:30 p.m. at Travinia at Willow Lawn.
Theology Discussion Group: Thursdays at 7:45 a.m. Fall 2018
Staring in September, join Bo Millner and other members of the church on the second Thursday of each month at 7:45 a.m. to discuss “The Spirit of Early Christian Thought” by Robert Louis Wilken. As one reviewer says, “This is not a book written for the academy but for all readers…(Wilken) provides a new generation…a sense of what is important about those astonishing teachers of the early church who instructed the ages after them.” Wilken was formerly the William R. Kenan Professor of the History of Christianity at UVa. This friendly discussion group has been meeting for several years; there is room for several more people, so if you want to expand your spiritual life, contact Bo about joining now.
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.