Adults - Learning and Growing Together in Community

You are invited to a new kind of Adult Formation!

This summer Paul and I have been talking a lot about Christian formation.  Every summer we spend significant time looking ahead to the program year – making plans for supporting the growth of children and adults.  Often our plan for adults takes the shape of an adult education offering.

Some of you are no doubt wondering why Sunday morning worship isn’t enough – after all it features a healthy chunk of Bible reading, a sermon that gives you food for thought, and time for prayer and fellowship.  We won’t argue with you that Sunday morning is definitely the “main event” in our life together, but we would also venture to say that there is more!  God wants to be at the center of our whole lives.  This is hard to do when the world is screaming for our attention 24/7.  A visit with him on Sunday morning is definitely helpful, but there is always more.

However, evening offerings are becoming increasingly less popular as our congregation struggles to juggle the busy schedules of family members (extra-curricular activities for children, heavy homework loads, long work days, and more). Getting to church an hour early is also difficult, and staying after church for some sort of adult forum is often impossible with all the other things on our “to do” list on Sunday afternoons.  This summer we’ve been wondering if there is another way.

This blog is one answer – or one possible answer.  Instead of a series of adult education classes this fall, we will be inviting folks “follow” us online.  How will it work?

Cheryl plans to offer something for parents.  On October 5 parents will be invited to a special forum to kick off their topic – Children’s spirituality: What it is and why it matters.  Parents will be invited to read a book of that title along with Cheryl throughout the fall together with some suggested Bible passages.  Each week Cheryl will post something on this blog about the current reading, and comments from others who are reading along.

Paul plans to offer a series on the Catechism found at the back of the Book of Common Prayer.  He will kick off his topic at a forum on September 28.  Participants will be able to log on each week to read Paul’s reflection on each part of the Catechism and have an opportunity to respond.  There will be suggested Bible readings as well.

In the spring we will offer two more series.  Won’t you join us?

 

Women's Fellowship: The All Saints' Women's Fellowship meets monthly on the first Friday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. We enjoy time for refreshments and conversation, exploring Scripture, and praying together. Watch the announcement and web site for the location of each meeting.  For more information you can contact the Church Office at all_saints@msn.com  

 


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All Saints' Church

17 Clark Street

Belmont, MA 02478

617-484-2228

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Stories from our Community

"Two years ago I went to my first Agape meal with my son, who was five at the time.  To my surprise, when it was time to pass the peace during the service, he greeted those near by, and then proceeded to greet others around the room, adults and children, known and unknown.  I realized then that my faith community here at All Saints', was also his community."

 

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