Adult Education Opportunities at St. Peter’s
The Adult Forum is an education and discussion time Sunday mornings at St. Peter’s. On three Sundays in February, the 5th, 12th and 26th, parishioner Jim Bowditch will be sharing some insights he gained from his recent trip to Israel and Palestine. Jim will be joined by two other participants on the trip and lead a discussion to prepare for the Lenten program.
On Sunday February 5th, Jim will focus on religious sites and locations. On the 12th, he will explain the ministries supported by the Episcopal Church in the U.S. and the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, both parts of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The 26th of February will include a discussion of geo-political issues. Jim will have a slide show and print materials to augment the presentations.
The Lenten Program this year, beginning Wednesday, February 29th, will be a joint endeavor of St. Peter’s, St. John Baptist in Thomaston and perhaps other area churches. The program is entitled Steadfast Hope: the Palestinian Quest for Just Peace. This is a program sponsored by the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, Stephen Lane, has encouraged each Parish in the Diocese to consider offering this program for Lenten study. Workbooks are available for $5.00 and can be ordered at St. Peter’s. You are not required to have a workbook to participate, but it can be helpful. This Lenten Study will be held on Wednesday evenings with a soup supper prior to the discussion.
The Sunday Forum meets in the Parlor and coffee is available in the Parish Hall. We hope you can join us to grow in your faith in 2012!
St. Peter’s has two Sunday services: 8 am Holy Eucharist—Rite 1 and 10:30 am Holy Eucharist—Rite 2. The Children’s Sunday School meets in the church Undercroft at 10:30 am. All are welcome at the activities and worship at St. Peter’s.