Lenten Gatherings: Wednesday Evenings in Lent, Beginning March 12
This Lent, Father Charles will lead a program which will start at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. All are invited for Evening Prayer or Stations of the Cross, which will alternate each week. Soup and salad will be served.
After dinner, adults will learn about some of the hidden jewels of the Book of Common Prayer, and children will participate in an educational program on “The Mysteries of Mary and Jesus.” The program will end by 7:30 p.m.
Adult Forum, Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Adult Christian Forum is held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings from October to May. This informal class is open to all, regardless of membership at St. Hilary’s. No preparation is required, just bring yourself, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s chat. Past speakers have included our clergy, parish members, and community leaders. Adult Forum is appropriate for teens through seniors and includes a discussion of each topic.
The Parenting Group meets in the Education Wing on Sundays at 9:20 a.m. on days that Sunday School (right down the hall) is in session. Nursery care is also provided. Parents of all ages are welcome to join us as we explore raising kids in the Christian faith. We welcome all perspectives and would love to have you join us wherever you are in your family life and Christian walk. Parenting group meets from October through May. Topics include video and book discussions. During Winter 2014 we are meeting to watch and discuss Grace Based Parenting. Parents of all ages are welcome.
Cursillo (cur-SEE-yo) is a spanish word meaning “short course”. In this case, it refers to “a short course in Christian living.” Anyone (clergy or laity) seeking a way to deepen their faith and wishing to expand their knowledge of the Christian life are invited to join the fellowship. Cursillo fellowship begins with a three-day weekend held at Dayspring Episcopal Conference Center in Ellenton, Florida. A Cursillo week-end is not a retreat, with fasting and extended periods of silence, rather, it is an experience in Christian education. Shared prayer, worship, study, music, fellowship, laughter, and tears all work together to create a loving atmosphere where one can feel the reality of God’s free and unconditional love. An important part of this fellowship is to continue on after the weekend with a small group that keeps us in a life of piety, study, and apostolic action. Applications are available in the office is you’d like to become involved.