Adult CHRISTIAN FORMATION & EdUCATION

Join us on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. All adults are welcome.  Coffee provided. Masks optional.


September 25 & October 9 - Reconsidering Racism by Rev. Dean Borgman & Rev. Dr. Peter Hetzel

Racism affects every American. Some of us are old enough to have passed “Whites Only” signs or had Colored servants we knew only by their first names—and nothing about their families. All of us have seen videos of a White policeman’s knee on a dying Black man’s neck. We’ve seen pictures of urban riots and Black Lives Matter protests. We all need to decide how we want our grade school children, in Hamilton-Wenham and beyond, to be taught about slavery, Jim Crow, and white supremacy.

 

The purpose of these two sessions is to share our personal experiences with racism and to further discussion about this unresolved national issue. How are you dealing with this controversial matter and how do you think our church should approach this issue? How can we work together to dismantle systemic racism as we seek to follow Christ today? Can we have a courageous conversation?


Upcoming Dates & Topics in 2022:

October 16 - Sisters of the Society of Saint Margaret

October 23 - Michelle Lipinski - Northshore Recovery High School

October 30 - Dorothy Boorse - Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment

November 6 - Dean Pedersen & the Wenham Police Department - High Conflict

November 13 - Dean Pedersen - Agreeing and Disagreeing in Love

November 20 - Bert Hodges - Hope in the Face of Death

November 27 - Advent Wreath-Making

December 18 - Jonathan Kline



Other Learning Opportunities

  • Parish-wide Book Study

    We spent the winter/spring in study together of James Bryan Smith’s "The Good and Beautiful God."  Now, as we move into the fall, clergy will facilitate a parish-wide book study of the next in this series, "The Good and Beautiful You." 

     

    In-Person Group begins on Thursday, September 8th, at 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. RSVP to Father Patrick.

    Zoom Group begins on Tuesday, September 6th at 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. RSVP to Mother Susan.

     

    If possible, please purchase the book and read chapter 1 before the first class. If the purchase price of the book is a barrier, please contact Father Patrick for a copy. It is not required to have read the first book in the series to participate in these classes.

  • Stephen Ministry Training

    Christ Church offers a 50 hour Stephen Ministry training course each year. The class meets twice per month September - June. Participants are prepared to offer confidential, Christ-like support and care to those in crisis - whether it be from job loss, divorce or loss of a loved one. Click here for more information and a list of training topics.


    If you would like to learn more, please contact:


    Father Patrick

    [email protected]


    Caroline McDonnell

    [email protected]

  • "Going Deeper" Spirituality Groups

    We have been following the Renovaré (renewal) curriculum which has led us into rich discussions of our varied spiritual backgrounds and has prompted the sharing of new ways to come closer to Almighty God.


    To learn more, please contact:


    Mother Susan

    [email protected]


    MATERIALS:

    A Spiritual Formation Workbook: Small Group Resources for Nurturing Christian Growth, by James Bryan Smith. (Available through Amazon)