Spiritual Formation

A Graceful Engagement with Scripture

Join our weekly Bible study, which meets at 9 am, between the 8 am and 10 am Sunday services each week in the Guild Room.  Those gathered read the scriptures together and talk about how the words and meanings affect their lives.  This is a lively and spirited group.  Everyone is welcome to come any week. Coffee is served.

Adult

Classes and programs inSpiritual Formation for adults includes many options: from the Speaking of Religion series to the Interfaith Network to Wednesday evening programs during Advent, Lent and other seasons of the church year. The Emmanuel Speaker Series and Sunday morning conversations with the rector about life and the Bible are also part of Emmanuel’s Adult Spiritual Formation program. All are open to all who wish to deepen their spiritual journey. Most of these gatherings are around a table; refreshments are usually served. Please contact the church office, the parish website or the parish e-newsletter for the current Adult Spiritual Formation schedule.

Young People

Sunday School classes for youth (beginning at age 3) are conducted every Sunday morning at 10 AM.The result of a lifetime of research and practice by theologian, author and educator the Rev’d Dr. Jerome Berryman, the Godly Play® method is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into – and pursuing us in the midst of – Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance. Godly Play has a Montessori foundation with 40-plus years of research and practice. Children join their families in the service during at the Sign of the Peace. Godly Play is led by Miss Jordan Sleeper.

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