The Forum with Dr. Duane Garrett
March 10, 17, 24 at 10:15 a.m. in Graves Hall
Dr. Garrett will review the lectionary readings as a Lenten exercise. He will cover all four readings each Sunday and will focus on essential meaning of each one and dealing with the core interpretation of each text. We hope you will join us.
The Door to Spiritual Renewal: Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul
with The Rev. Robert T. Jennings
March 10, 17, 24 at 10:15 a.m. in Rooms 201/202
The mind is not the brain. The brain, is biological, physical, and vital to making a human into a living functional being. The brain will die. This is not a class about eating more spinach, exercising regularly, or getting enough sleep. By only trying to care for and extend the life of our brain, we miss the point—we risk losing our minds—that is, we risk the loss of our spiritual life.
The mind is at the core of our spiritual being and it literally reminds us, not of our mortality, but of our eternal destiny with God and his kingdom. The mind is a renewable resource. Such renewal begins with conversion. Through the witness of St. Paul, we will listen for the knock that opens our minds to a life of spiritual growth and renewal for today.
Adult Exploration Class
with The Rt. Rev. Russell E Jacobus
March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14 at 10:15 a.m. in Room 114
If you have not been Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church by a Bishop and would like to formalize your membership at St. Francis in the Fields, then these classes are for you. If you have been Confirmed but would like to renew your understanding of Christianity as we live in out through our Episcopal traditions, these classes are for you.
Over 6 weeks we will review who we are as Episcopalians and how we differ from other Christian denominations; we will look at “An Outline of the Faith” which is commonly called the Catechism; we will consider the importance of Scripture, Tradition, and Reason as they apply to our faith and beliefs; and answer any questions that you have had for years but were afraid to ask.
Classes will be held from 10:15am to 11:00am on Sundays during the 6 weeks of Lent in Room 101 and 102 at the back of Graves Hall. The dates for the classes are March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 and 14.
For those who wish to be Confirmed, Received into the Episcopal Church, or simply want to Reaffirm their Faith when Bishop White comes on May 19th at 10:00am, these classes are a must.