St. Paul’s has a variety of offerings for adults seeking formation in the Christian faith. Adult formation programs take place on Sunday mornings, and on weekday evenings at times throughout the year.
From September through June, a twice-monthly Bible study is offered on Sunday mornings. The present focus of the study is the Gospel of Luke. Anyone and everyone is invited to attend.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew
A longstanding men’s group at St. Paul’s, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew is oriented around prayer, study, and service. The Brotherhood meets monthly for fellowship and conversation. Recent studies include Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and Being Christian by Rowan Williams. Video-based studies have ranged from Tim Keller’s The Reason for God to Rob Bell’s Nooma series. Beyond monthly meetings, the Brotherhood hosts meals for the parish throughout the year, and takes an annual weekend retreat to Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Lenten ‘Soup & Speaker’ Series
On Wednesday nights during Lent, St. Paul’s hosts a ‘Soup & Speaker’ series. A soup dinner takes place in the parish hall, following by a talk on a theme that pertains to the Christian faith and life. Past themes include “Love Thy Neighbor: an exploration of love in practice” and “As It Is In Heaven: what on earth has salvation got to do with the present?” These Wednesday evening gatherings are times to dig deeper into the heart of our Christian identity through food, fellowship, and faith formation.
Preparation for Confirmation takes place periodically at St. Paul’s, and is led by the Rector. The goal of Confirmation preparation is for candidates to have a solid grasp of the Christian faith and its Anglican expression, to know one’s way around The Book of Common Prayer, and to be fluent in a variety of basic Christian practices. Courses are scheduled in advance of the Bishop’s visitation to the parish. For more information about Confirmation preparation, contact the Rector.