Anyone seeking to confirm their baptismal promises are invited to participate in Newcomer/Confirmation classes. At this time, these classes are being held online. These classes are designed to inform participants of the history of the Christian Church, the polity of the Episcopal Church, the use of the Book of Common Prayer 1979, and how they might use their gifts to God’s glory and the advancement of God’s reign. Please contact Rev. Park for more information and a schedule of classes.
Adult Forum is led by lay and clergy. During the pandemic, we are assessing the best time and place for this educational offering. Classes in the past have included studying selected books of scripture; hearing from authors on topics such as torture, civil rights, and prayer; and welcoming speakers from the local Jewish and Muslim communities. Upcoming offerings will be announced in the weekly This Week at Redeemer and the Redeemer Facebook page.
Lectionary Bible Study occurs weekly on Wednesdays at Noon. The group gathers on Zoom and discusses one or all of the scriptures assigned for the upcoming Sunday. Clergy members may start the conversation, but insights from the group nearly always find their way into the Sunday sermon. It is an engaging and sometimes challenging exchange. New faces and ideas are always welcome.
Redeemer Book Club meetings every month or so to discuss a chosen book. The books are sometimes funny, sometimes troubling, but always thought-provoking. For more information about Book Club, please contact Huda Kraske through the Redeemer office.
For those who wish to take their Christian education to a different level, Redeemer supports participation in Education for Ministry. At this time there are no groups meeting at Redeemer. However, the rector can put you in touch with local churches that have active groups. EfM offers the same subject matter as you would study in the first 18 months of a seminary education. And, it’s all without grades and papers to write! Tuition is pretty reasonable too.