St. Paul’s offers many workshops, trips, and special opportunities throughout the year. Here are some of the things we've done in the past:
Fall 2019: Christian Faith 101, a popular adult study explores the religious, historical, geographical, political, and cultural context for the birth and evolution of the major components of Christian faith, doctrine, scripture, and practice.
October-November 2019: A special short-term class on Bible Study and Meditation, led by Meg Baker.
Sept-Oct 2019: Fall Supper & Study classes met for 6 weeks and looked at practicing spiritual disciplines, the faith journey of an African American inner-city poet, and the connections between biblical books Galatians and Romans.
July 28, 2019: Field trip to attend a performance of the Broadway musical “Amazing Grace” at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.
March-April 2019: Lenten Supper & Study classes met for 6 weeks to dive into topics including The Book of Acts, the Lenten Journey through great works of art, quiet prayer, and women of the Torah.
February 2019: The Wesley Challenge. The Wesley Challenge is structured as an independent daily devotional, with each day’s reflection focused on one of 21 questions that John Wesley encouraged the first Methodists to ask about their faith journeys. Weekly DVD wrap-up sessions let us process the journey together.
Fall & Winter 2018: Disciple IIA. We offered the full Disciple II program in two parts. The 16-week class in 2018 offered a deep dive into Genesis and Exodus. The 2019 session, Disciple IIB, focused on Luke and Acts. Disciple II, like the popular Disciple I program, emphasizes deepening our relationship with God and our growth as disciples through close contact with biblical texts, reading, reflection, and discussion.
Fall 2018: FaithFlix. Adults of all ages met Sundays to enjoy a light lunch while watching and discussing a short faith-provoking film clip during this drop-in, come-as-you-are series of sessions.
December 2018: Celebrating Abundance. This new advent study, led by Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, used the Walter Brueggmann text of the same name and encouraged reflection on the radical gift of a baby born in a dusty city to a young unwed mother and laid in a simple manger.
Oct.-Nov. 2018: Present Over Perfect. A short-term study held on Thursday nights, using the book by New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist, inviting us on a path away from frantic efforts and daily striving for perfection, and toward real peace with ourselves and God.
Sept.-Oct. 2018: Supper & Study. Our annual series of short-term classes included 6-week offerings on these topics: Making Sense of the Bible, The Synoptic Gospels, The Lord's Prayer, and Invitation to the New Testament.
August 26, 2018: Stained Glass Window Tour. Senior Pastor Rev. Adam Snell offered a guided tour of the windows of our Sanctuary, explaining the parables, Biblical narratives, imagery, and historical figures that adorn our sacred space.
August 18, 2018: Trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. See www.museumofthebible.org for more about this new museum.