Adult Forum, Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Adult Christian Forum is held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings from September 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.
Beginning May 5, 2013, Nick Ranson will present an Adult Forum series on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Join us in the Education Wing, Room 3 (last room on the left) at 9:30 A.M. for four Sundays.
The Parenting Group meets in the Conference Room to the left of Browning Hall on Sundays at 9:20 a.m. Nursery care is 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 September through May. Topics include video and book discussions.
From January through May, the group will discuss “Christianity and Islam.”
“When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box”
Come join us for “Date Night with God & Your Spouse,” a small group format intended for younger couples. It will meet monthly for an enjoyable opportunity to look at succeeding from God’s viewpoint in your lives. The series will use John Ortberg’s “When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box” video series. “Games can cast a powerful spell, says bestselling author John Ortberg. It’s a thrill to win at checkers or Clue or Trivial Pursuit. But the wisest player remembers that the game is always going to end. So what can we take with us to the kingdom of God? Only the love we have for Christ, the love we have for each other, and our own souls. While it’s not bad to be good at chess or Risk—or the game of life on earth—we can’t allow it to get in the way of what really matters.”
This series uses a six-lesson DVD curriculum to neatly sort out what what’s fleeting and what’s permanent in God’s kingdom. Winning the game of life on Earth is a temporary victory; loving God and other people with all our hearts is an eternal one.
The group will meet the last Wednesday evening of each month beginning Sept 26 @ 6:30 p.m. Please sign up in Browning Hall or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Dave with any questions.
Bible Study courses take place on Tuesday mornings in season. All those seeking to discuss Scripture are welcome!
Do you have questions about the church? About our beliefs? Why we change colors? Or why we do anything? The Inquirer’s Class is just that, a place to inquire and to ask questions. Those who wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation when the Bishop visits should plan to attend this course. However, the course is not just open to those approaching Confirmation.Whether you are new to the Episcopal church or you are a cradle Episcopalian, this is a chance to learn more about who the church is and why. Discussions on the history of the church, Christian Formation, Liturgy, the Bible, and the Sacraments are included.
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.