Continued Adult Formation

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Centering Prayer/Meditation Group

This ecumenical group meets weekly to practice the spiritual discipline of Centering Prayer, as well as other forms of meditation. Leaders will offer various readings for reflection, followed by the opportunity to practice quiet prayer or meditation. Open to all adults. Join in every Thursday, at 5:15pm, Room 205 “Katie Barr Room.”

Education for Ministry (EfM)

EfM is a four-year intensive program designed to help participants discover and develop their own personal ministries through study and reflection. Individuals meet one evening each week and commit to one year of study at a time, beginning the second week of January each year.

This program was developed by the School of Theology at the University of the South at Sewanee. It began at St. Andrew's Church in 1992 with Dick Cox as Mentor. The first year examines the Old Testament, the second year the New Testament, the third early church history, and the fourth on major theologians of the church and subjects such as prayer and suffering.

Members of the group share their spiritual autobiographies as a first step toward developing a community. There is a charge for the program, but scholarships are available. EfM is open to all, not just St. Andrew's parishioners, Episcopalians, or even Christians. Former students (more than 50 to date) have included people of Southern Baptist, Jewish, and Methodists beliefs, and persons not affiliated with a specific church.

EfM meets every Wednesday during the school year at 6:30pm in the Library.