Adults

We offer a wide range of diverse opportunities for formation, education and spiritual growth both on Sundays and throughout the week.

Bible Study Offerings

Book Study – Eastertide Book Group for Women (via Zoom!)

Led by The Rev. Mary Davila, Catherine Farley, & Katie Wood

Join The Rev. Mary Davila, Catherine Farley, and Katie Wood for this three part study of Matthew Fox’s new book about Julian of Norwich, who lived through the dreadful bubonic plague that killed close to 50% of Europeans. Being an anchoress, she ‘sheltered in place’ and developed a deep wisdom that she shared in her book, Showings, which was the first book in English by a woman. A theologian way ahead of her time, Julian develops an understanding of God as mother at the heart of nature’s goodness. To register, please contact The Rev. Mary Davila.

April 15 from 7:30-8:45
April 22 from 7:30-8:45
April 29 from 7:30-8:45, featuring Sister Laura Swan, who will talk about Julian
Catherine Farley
Katie Wood

Bible Works: Tools for Living

Led by The Rev. Jim Adams

Learn more about Bible Works here (link).

Bible Works – Tools for Living

Join The Rev. Jim Adams for an exploration of two of the New Testament’s Pastoral Letters – 1 & 2 Timothy. These are unique books in that they are addressed, not to a faith community, but to an individual – Timothy, Paul’s “right hand man.” They include guidance and direction for those called to pastoral leadership of Christian communities. Some of our most loved and quoted scriptures come from these fascinating books, and scholars have debated many aspects of them for centuries. We will send a new lecture via email each Tuesday morning.

 

In the fall of 2020, The Rev. Jim Adams is led a four-week Bible Works series on First Thessalonians. You can listen to that series below:

 

Adult Christian Formation

Anchored in Hope: We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul (Hebrews 6:19)

Each Monday, you will receive an Adult Christian Formation video via email. We have a fabulous slate of speakers who will offer reflections on topics such as faith, environmental justice, wellness, grief, resurrection, and more. The theme for this series is Anchored in Hope: We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul (Hebrews 6:19).

 

Jan. 11: King’s Ridge – Room for Everyone
Missy Hatley, CASA Senior Director – In August 2019, CASA purchased six acres of land in Raleigh near Wake Medical Center as the future site of the King’s Ridge Apartments. By emulating Charlotte’s Moore Place community, and other nationally recognized supportive housing models, the King’s Ridge project will reduce the number of families and single adults experiencing homelessness in Raleigh and Wake County by 10 percent.

Jan. 18: The Story of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church – Past, Present & Future
The Rev. Jemonde Taylor – As plans to construct a new stadium, office space, businesses, and housing move forward in downtown Raleigh, the potential for increased flooding, and gentrification, increases. What can we do as faith-filled citizens to mitigate the impact of this construction upon the historically Black neighborhood downstream?

Jan. 25: Hope – The Heart of Judaism
Rabbi Jenny Solomon – Rabbi Jenny Solomon will illuminate how hope is expressed in Jewish tradition using examples from the Hebrew Bible, the Holocaust and the founding of the modern state of Israel. For Jews, hope is a theological stance which enables us to endure and to thrive, especially in challenging times. Hope has been among the most adaptive strategies for the Jewish people through time and space and continues to function as the heart of our people’s faith.