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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Sunday Circle is a community-circle Adult Forum that meets between worship services from 9:30-10:15 a.m. in Old Brick each Sunday during the school year. Every month or so, 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. 

Father Manny will lead three sessions on the Book of Common Prayer in September. In October, Sunday Circle will focus on stewardship, with sessions focusing on God’s creation, how we love each other and our neighbors, money, and self.  Fr. Manny will then lead us in an exploration of the Nicene Creed in November.  Finally, as we journey through Advent we will delve into various types of prayer. 

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

SUNDAY CIRCLE  PROGRAMS 

Lent 2022 focused 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 explored 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. in Old Brick for these gatherings. 

 

Thursdays
at 5:30 p.m.
in Old Brick


This season, we are studying major themes of Paul's Letter to the Romans, as well as the Gospel of Matthew. We'll use The Letter of Paul to the Romans: Bible Study as our guide for this series.

Bible

BIBLE
STUDY

These are opportunities for an in-depth study of the Bible. You don't need to know much, or anything, about the Bible. Simply bring your desire to learn along with us.

Sundays
at 9:30 a.m.
in the
Conference Room


Join us as we explore Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller. Everyone is, of course, welcome.

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Christ Church
Parenting Group


During Sunday School, parents will get the opportunity of gathering together, an opportunity for parents to get to know each other, share the joys and challenges of parenthood, and learn new and exciting parenthood perspectives. This seminar will begin with a class on The Mindful Child, an audio CD by Susan Kaiser Greenland. If you're interested, join us any Sunday morning in the New Brick Vestry Room at 9:30 a.m. or email us at info@christchurchcolumbia.org for more details.

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Theology on Tap
a monthly fellowship gathering

Looking for a space where you can have a nice chat about interesting religious articles from the pages of the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal?  Theology on Tap is an opportunity for informal, structure-free conversation with other parishioners at a different local watering hole each month. Come and join us at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month; our first gathering takes place at The Ale House in Columbia on September 21st, so we hope you'll stop on by for a fun evening! Contact Sarah Thomas or Mike Looney, or sign up for our weekly newsletter at info@christchurchcolumbia.org to learn more about this new gathering and upcoming locations.