October 17, 2017 | Posted in Adult, Community, Education, Ministry

We are all at a different place along the way of life’s faith journey, and the programs below offer an array of entry points throughout the year for deepening your spiritual growth, broadening your academic inquiry, and enhancing your enjoyment of Christian Fellowship. Come and connect! For more information, call the parish office of St. Andrew’s at 410-489-4035.

October 2, 2017 “The Spiritual Life” (6-8 pm)
We will gather for prayer, Bible study and sharing around the topic of spiritual practices, and explore our understanding of what qualifies as a spiritual way of living in the world.

November 6, 2017 “Navigating Family Systems” (6-8 pm)
Relying on the work of Rabbi Ed Friedman and other experts, we will create family maps to assist us in determining patterns from our families of origin that are useful and not useful – just in time to ready ourselves for family time over the holidays.

December 4, 2017 “i am n- Inspiring Stories of Sacrifice and Courage from Christians facing Persecution” (6-8 pm)
Using a powerful video and text curriculum, we will explore stories from parts of the world where Christians have recently faced the terrors of persecution, that we may witness their courage and stand in solidarity for Christ.

February 5, 2018 “Using the Enneagram for Faithful Living” (6-8 pm)
Using Richard Rohr’s teachings on the enneagram, we will delve into this tool for self-understanding that we may more faithfully live according to our purpose in God’s kingdom.

March 5, 2018 “Praying with Scripture” (6-8 pm)
Using tools from the Ignatian tradition, we will put ourselves into the Gospel story and deepen our relationship with Jesus and those who walked alongside him.

May 7, 2018 “Self Examination and Social Privilege” (6-8 pm)
With deep humility we will examine how privilege operates in society at large, and how we participate or serve to dismantle it to build a more just society to the glory of God. This is an especially useful offering for those who participate in ministry with underserved groups, such as El Hogar, Appalachia and Reading Camp populations.

June 4, 2018 “What are People For? ” (6-8 pm)
We will incorporate the writing of farmer-poet Wendell Berry in exploring our relationship with the land we live upon as we seek to live in ways that steward the resources around us with deep reverence or God’s creation.