Winter Adult Formation

February 22nd, 2016

Weekly Ongoing Studies

CS Lewis Minyan
Thursdays, 8:30–9:30 am (Christie House Library)
Discuss the works of theologian and author C.S. Lewis with our resident Lewis enthusiast. We will be starting The Silver Chair in February. if you would like to participate, contact Jonathan Roberts.

Senior Minyan
Tuesdays, 7:15–8:15 am (Christie House Library)
This is a highly participatory course for those interested in engaging in a serious conversation about faith. This winter we will explore Christianity by reading Not in God’s Name by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in conjunction with Doyt’s adult forum series. The prerequisite for this course is a prior completion of The Divine Conspiracy Minyan. Contact Ben Bradstreet if you would like to participate.

Wednesday Book Study Group
Wednesdays, 1–2 pm (Christie House Library)
If you like to read and discuss books, join an informal group that reads together on topics pertaining to our spiritual journeys. Books are chosen by the group as we go, and discussions are lively. All are welcome. Contact Sue Draper or Mary Anne Howard with questions.

Weekly Bible Study
Thursdays at 4 pm (Upper Room)
Beginning on February 11, join Fr. Peter Snow for an exploratory Bible study. Discussions are lively and informal. All are welcome.

Sunday Adult Forums

Adult Forum: Not in God’s Name
Sundays, February 28, March 6 & 13 at 10 am (Great Hall)
Join the Rev. Doyt Conn to study the book by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks about the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed in the name of God. It’s a forum in three parts with reading assignments. There are a few copies of Not in God’s Name in the Christie House Library, or you can pick up a copy at your favorite local bookstore.

Adult Forum: Introduction to Holy Week
Sunday, March 20 at 10–10:45 am (Great Hall)
Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week, which is the week before Easter. At this forum, Doyt will give an introduction to everything that happens during Holy Week, from nightly services to shared meals and vigils.

Special Classes & Events

Listening with the Heart
Tuesdays, beginning March 1 at 7 pm (Orthodox Chapel in the Christie House Basement)
Father Peter Snow and Carmen Hoffman will teach a method of mutual support that evokes emotional growth and deepens spiritual awareness. This is taught as an adjunct to the work we do on Sundays as we meet in prayer, listen to scripture, and receive the Eucharist. They will teach eight sessions held weekly beginning on March 1. Registration is required. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Carmen Hoffman at 206-324-0721 or email her.

Lenten Evening Prayer and Community Meals
Wednesdays, March 2, 9 & 16 at 5:30 pm (Church & Great Hall)
Meet in the church for Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm and then join us for a meal at 6 pm in the Great Hall.

Monthly Women’s Retreats
Saturdays, March 5 & April 2 at 9–11 am (Fireside Room)
Carve out some time this year for prayer and community, questions, and conversation. Join the women of Epiphany on the first Saturday morning of the month as we use Forward Day by Day to guide our exploration of Bible readings and prayer. Women of all ages and stages are invited! We share some morning treats, share our faith and doubts, and support each other in our spiritual and temporal lives.

Inquirer’s Class
Sundays, March 6–April 17 at 3:45–4:45 pm (Epiphany campus)
If you are new to the Episcopal Church or you just want to know more, this class is for you! Many long-time Episcopalians find this class an interesting and helpful refresher course as well. The classes cover basic information about the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, the sacraments, and the life of Epiphany Parish. The classes are open to all those interested in learning more about the Christian faith and the Anglican Communion. Attendance to this class does not obligate you to be baptized, confirmed, or received, but it will prepare you if that is what you seek. Bishop Rickel visits Epiphany Parish on June 5, 2016. If you wish to be confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church this class is your preparation.

Are you wondering what it means to be confirmed or received? Visit our website for more information at

To register for this class, email the Rev. Kate Wesch or call the Parish Office.

Save the Date! Lenten Afternoon of Quiet
Saturday, March 12 (Epiphany campus)
Escape the noise of life by spending a day in meditation and prayer. Most of the campus will be set aside for silence with devotional activities on the theme of Lent. Stay tuned for details.