Monday, July 18, 2011
JOURNEY IN FAITH SERIES — REVISED
SESSION 1: WHAT ARE YOU SEEKING?
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Presented by the Rev. Canon Tanya Beck and Fr. Tom Honderich
The invitation to this Journey in Faith meets and helps us reflect on where we are, what works for us (and what does not work for us,) and where we are going spiritually.
SESSION 2: WHO IS JESUS?
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Presented by Dr. Clark Williamson
Professor Emeritus, CTS
Who do you say He is? The core of the Christian faith is bound in the person of Jesus. Is Jesus the only path to God?How can we appreciate the insights of other great faiths while maintaining our own Christian integrity?
SESSION 3: THE HOLY SPIRIT: THE GIVER OF LIFE AND THE INSPIRATION OF THE CHURCH
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Presented by The Rev. Amy Bailey
Who is The Holy Spirit and how is The Holy Spirit related to the other persons of the Trinity? What is the importance of the Spirit in understanding the faith?
SESSION 4: THE BIBLE
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Presented by The Rev. Dr. John Rumple
The central document of the Christian faith is sometimes misused and misunderstood, yet is one of the most inspiring and enlightening statements of humankind’s attempt to find God. Where did it come from and why is it so important to Christians?
SESSION 5: PRACTICES OF FAITH: PUBLIC PRAYER AND THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Presented by The Rev. Steven Giovangelo
The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most beautiful examples of common piety and prayer written. We will explore its content, trace its evolution and contemplate its future.
SESSION 6: PRACTICES OF FAITH: SYMBOLISM IN LITURGY
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Presented by Fr. Tom Honderich and Mark Gastineau
Worship in the Episcopal Church is rich in symbolism that manifests both in visual images and in liturgical action. We will explain our liturgy and major symbols, and how they connect to life and experience.
SESSION 7: PRACTICES OF FAITH: THE SACRAMENTS 7 WAYS OF TOUCHING GOD Sunday, October 16, 2011
Presented by Fr. Tom Honderich and The Rev. Amy Bailey
Two major sacraments, Eucharist and Baptism, are celebrated with regularity and solemnity. What does that mean? What is all the “hocus pocus” about? What is “real presence?” How and why is it significant?
SESSION 8: PRACTICES OF FAITH: THE POWER OF PERSONAL PRAYER AND HEALING Sunday, November 6, 2011
Presented by The Rev. Canon Tanya Vonnegut Beck
For some, prayer is about speaking with God; for others, prayer begins in stillness. How can we broaden our understanding and practice of prayer and enrich our communion with God?
SESSION 9: PRACTICES OF FAITH: THE MINISTRIES OF THE CHURCH
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Presented by Fr. Dan Billman and The Rev. Karen Sullivan
The Church functions as a haven for the broken, a source of empowerment in the community, addresses issues of human rights and justice, and supports us in times of desperation and celebration.
SESSION 10: THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Presented by The Right Rev. Cate Waynick
How did the Episcopal Church come to be a part of the Anglican Communion, and what is our relationship to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the 70 million Anglicans worldwide today?
SESSION 11: ANGLICAN POLITY
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Presented by The Very Rev. Gray Lesesne and Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale
The national Episcopal Church is currently at odds with Canterbury, over the consecration of both gay and lesbian bishops and female bishops. What are the politics and how does the Episcopal Church differ in its polity from the rest of the Anglican Communion?
SESSION 12: THE HISTORY OF ALL SAINTS
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Presented by Fr. Gordon Chastain
We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of our building this year and soon our 150th anniversary as a parish. Our history is checkered, cheeky, and often amusing. Knowing who we are helps us to understand why we do what we do and what we can be in the world in this new century.