The “Origins” of Anglicanism

Event details

  • Sunday | January 7, 2018
  • 10:10 am
  • St. Paul's Dining Room

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As we begin 2018, the Adult Forum series in January will return to our theme The Church:  Formed, Reformed, Still Reforming. St. Paul’s will offer a three-week series on the English Reformation and how it impacts our lives as Episcopalians.

In this series, we hope to learn more about the riches of our Anglican heritage, how our church has sought to faithfully discern God’s will in the face of controversy, and why each of us has come to find the Episcopal church as a place where we can live out our faith.

Sunday, January 7 — The Rev. Dale Grandfield will offer a presentation on the “origins” of Anglicanism.  His presentation will be followed by shorter reflections by St. Paul’s members on how they have found the Anglican heritage to be meaningful.

Sunday, January 14 — The Rev. Richard Israel will speak about the “journey of faith” as the Episcopal Church, adhering to Anglican principles, sought to discern God’s will in the face of social issues such as slavery, the role of women in the church, and gender orientation. Again, St. Paul’s members will offer reflections on how this process of discernment enriches their life of faith.

Sunday, January 21 — The Rev. Jeanne Leinbach will facilitate our Adult Forum as we gather in small groups to share the many paths by which St. Paul’s members have come to find a “home” in the Episcopal Church, and at St. Paul’s, in particular. Using discussion prompts, we will explore our faith journeys and deepen our sense of belonging.

All are welcome at 10:10 a.m. in the Dining Room for this series that continues our exploration of the church’s call to growth and reform.