Ministry to Adults

Adult Christian formation at St. John’s takes place in a variety of forms from presentations at our Sunday forums to weekly book studies. We invite you to jump in!

Adult Sunday School

Sundays 9:30 - 10:15 AM

We offer three options for adult formation.  One group meets in Magill Hall for plenary sessions on a variety of topics.  A second group meets in the chapel for dialogical learning.  A third group meets in the library for Bible Study based on the lectionary readings for the day.

Formation Offerings October 2018-May 2019

  • On the Road Again: From Eden to the New Jerusalem, (Epiphany Sunday, January 6th through Lent), 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. in Magill Hall. A study series facilitated by St. John’s member and retired art history professor Bill McIntosh. From Bill McIntosh’s introduction we get this description, “Whether notional or actual, exploratory or punitive, penitential or recreational, directed or aimless, intentional or accidental, &c., &c., the journey qua journey is a defining element of the human experience… Some works of fine art will have a place in this series; music as well .”

  • The Thinking Christian, discovering more about God in our midst through dialogue, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. in the Chapel

    • facilitated by Rev. Kim Glenn

  • Emmaus Bible Study, unpacking the lectionary readings for the day, 9:30 - 10:15 in the Library.

    • facilitated by St. John’s member Brian Nolan and others

Women’s Book Study 

10:00 AM Thursdays: Library

Women invited to meet weekly to engage together in discussion about a book focused on a theological theme. The group chooses books by consensus. Join this group to be fed in your mind, body and spirit!

Wednesday Noon Day Prayer and Eucharist

Wednesdays at 12:10 pm; St. John’s Chapel, an abbreviated Eucharist service for midweek inspiration and sustenance.

Contemplative Thursdays

Thursdays 5:30pm- 6:00pm; St. John’s Chapel

Centering Prayer follows a Contemplative Reading prompt. Brief reflection concludes the experience.

George Bean Men's Discussion Group

7:50 AM: Hume Room, Westminster Canterbury

The George Bean Men’s Discussion Group reads and discusses books suggested by members of the group. All are welcome.

Lenten Program

Wednesdays, during Lent

March 13 - April 10

  • 12 noon - Christ & The Chocolaterie Lent Course with Soup & Salad.

  • 7:00 pm - Christ & The Chocolaterie Lent course with Wine & Chocolate.

Thursdays, during Lent

March 7 - April 11- 5:30 pm

  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Datk Lent Series

Sundays, during Lent

March 10 - April 7 (off March 31)

  • 5 pm, Family Casual Eucharist, in the chapel

  • 5:45 pm, Supper in Magill Hall

  • 6:30 - 8 pm, Gospel According to Dr. Seuss, Family Friendly Experience