Adult

Formation

Christ Church's objective for our Adult Formation series is to offer numerous opportunities for adults to strengthen their spiritual journey, as well as their place in the family, the community, and the world.

We meet virtually at various times during the pandemic and offer a variety of virtual classes and discussions on scripture, theology, social issues, and other concerns that impact our communal life. You can learn about what's on offer by signing up for our weekly Christ Church Gatherings email at the bottom of this page.

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After months of time away from Christian education opportunities, Christ Church is excited to begin welcoming back in-person gatherings. Sunday Circle is a community-circle Adult Forum that meets between worship services from 9:30-10:15 a.m. each Sunday during the school year. We will gather outside when the weather permits, or in the Great Hall of New Brick during the colder seasons. Every month, there is a new theme of lessons with opportunities for discussion, sharing, fellowship, and prayers; each week, there are new topics for discussions and Christian enrichment along with opportunities to develop deeper relationships among parishioners. 

We hope that you'll join us for this engaging, weekly gathering.

SUNDAY CIRCLE  PROGRAMS 

Lent 2022 focuses on the History of Women in the Church. 

3/6 - Women of the Bible (two documents: 1, 2)

3/13 - Medieval Women of Note in the Church

3/20 - Women who Formed the Church

3/27 - Contemporary Women in the Church

4/3 - Women in Outreach in the Church

February 2022 centered around Conversations on Race. 

2/6 - History of Enslavers in Howard County

2/13 - Our Diocese, and Reparations

2/20 - HCPSS Black Student Achievement Program

2/27 - Three Episcopalians Who Made an Impact on Our Church and the World

January 2022 explores themes of Reconciliation and Renewal. 

1/16 - Reconciliation of a Penitent

1/23 - Healing & Laying on of Hands

1/30 - Meditation and Mindfulness

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December 2021 discussed the History of Advent Season Hymns. 

12/5 - O Come, O Come Emmanuel

12/12  Angels We Have Heard on High

12/19  Silent Night

12/26 - Christmas weekend - no Sunday Circle 

 

November 2021's lessons explored Religious and Cultural Influences. 

11/7 - Native American Influences

11/14 - Hispanic Influences

11/21 - Celtic Influences

11/28 - Thanksgiving weekend - no Sunday Circle

 

October 2021's lesson theme was about Stewardship and Gratitude.

10/3 -  Focused Prayers (Psalm 100, 2 Tim 2:1)

10/10 - Presence: Witness & Worship in membership (Heb 13:16)
10/17 - Annual Meeting - no Sunday Circle

10/24 - Gifts, Talents, and Fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5:22, 1 Cor 12:8-10)

10/31 - Service and Missions: Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria (Acts 1:8)

Join us on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for these gatherings.