St. Monica’s provides the following in-depth and faith-building adult learning opportunities
Adults grab coffee and goodies before joining together for our Adult Forum. Each week the designated leader brings a topic and facilitates a discussion about living faithfully in our world today. Various uses of materials are used to kick off the discussion.
Wednesdays at Six
The evenings begin with dinner at 6:00 p.m., where all are welcome (even if you cannot attend the program). The program follows at about 6:30. The topics are varied and always interesting and chosen by the group; we often use a CD/DVD series or movies to spark learning and discussion. Check the calendar to see if a program is being presented.
Unbinding Your Soul
This is the ongoing phase of the Unbinding series started at St. Monica’s in 2012. It is a 4-8 week course in personal spiritual development and is geared for churched and unchurched people.
Men’s Bible Study
The men of St. Monica’s and friends gather at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays with optional breakfast afterwards. This group uses the lessons for the upcoming Sunday as their study texts. All men are welcome!
Friday Morning Bible Study
Our Friday morning Bible study is held at 9:00 am. Attendees study a selected book or set of passages over a period of several weeks, learning historical background and context along with the message covered. The group starts with Morning Prayer at 8:30 am and then has a light breakfast.
Members of St. Monica’s have joined a large number of people around the world in reading the Bible in a year. Our companion book is full of wonderful reflections by Anglicans from around the world. Each reflection concludes with questions to think about and a prayer.
Education for Ministry [EfM]
Education for Ministry is a program of Adult Christian Education developed and sponsored by the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee Tennessee. It is a four-year program, with registration taking place each year. Members of all four years meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-9:30, to give a summary of their weekly work and to embark on a theological reflection related to all. Several parishes and churches are represented and the course is mentored by trained EfM graduates.