Christian Education Ministry
The Christian Education at Saint Michael and All Angels is an important part of our community life. A mixed offering of programs provides opportunities for everyone to grow in their Christian faith through didactic study and hands on learning.
The Sunday Forums, which are held between the two services each Sunday morning (9:30-10:15) from December through April in the Parish Hall, are well attended. These Forums focus on a common theme which addresses subjects appropriate for Christian living in the world.
The 2016-17 theme is, "Thinking About God: How We Are Inspired, Shaped and Challenged".
In his first surviving letter to the congregation he had founded at Corinth, Paul wrote: "For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face. Then shall I know even as I am known." Until then our thoughts about God are as fragile as our lives and as vital. Jesus continues to ask, "Who do you say that I am?" In our search for a better understanding of God, we are helped not only by our Bible but also by more recent thinkers, composers, and artists. In this year's forums, our speakers will shre the fruit of their encounters with great minds, great hearts and great souls.
Come and be challenged!!
A time for questions and answers gives the large audience an opportunity to be heard and to have their concerns addressed.
Bible Study with The Rector: Join the Rector every Thursday (excluding holiday weeks) from 11-12 p.m. in the Library. Join us in the Library as we explore some of the "hidden books of the Bible." Referred to as apocryphal literature, some scholars believe they were left out because they were too mysterious; others think they were not included because they were heretical! We look forward to seeing what you all think as well, as we delve into the Books of Judith, Tobit, Baruch, and many more. Perhaps even Bel and the Dragon! For more information call  472-2173.
Book Study & Discussion: Call the Church Office for information.
Men’s Fellowship: The men of the parish gather early in the morning (7:30) in the Parish Hall on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month, to pray together and to share faith journeys and common concerns. An annual weekend retreat enables the men to spend quiet times for reflection and spiritual formation. A light breakfast is provided (7:15).
Women at the Well: Women at the Well gather on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 1 p.m. in the Library. These informal gatherings bring together women of all ages, ethnicities, religious inclinations and backgrounds for meaningful conversations about spirituality, personal growth and fellowship. All women are welcome to drop in, and no advance sign up is required.