Adult Formation

Spring 2016 Adult Forum Offerings

This Spring, Emmanuel offers a new series, Pilgrim: A Course for the Christian Journey. 

Pilgrim is a major new teaching and discipleship resource from the Church of England. It aims to help every local church create a place where people can explore the Christian faith together and see how it can be lived out each day.

Pilgrim takes a different approach to other Christian programmes. It approaches the great issues of faith not through persuasion, but participation in a pattern of contemplation and discussion with a group of fellow travellers.

Pilgrim is comprised of two stages: the Follow stage for those very new to faith, and the Grow stage for those who want to go further. Each stage contains four short six-session courses which focus on a major theme of Christian life.

For more information, visit the Pilgrim website

Adult Forum Schedule:

Date Season Topic
4/24 Eastertide Pilgrim
5/1 Eastertide Rector's Forum, Camp Holiday Trails volunteer info session, Plant Sale
5/8 Eastertide Pilgrim
5/15 Pentecost Emmanuel House of Pancakes
5/22 Pentecost Pilgrim
5/29 Pentecost Pilgrim
6/3 Pentecost Parish Picnic

General Information about Adult Formation at Emmanuel

Our church is committed to supporting Christians of all ages as they learn to love God with all their heart, mind, and soul and to love and serve others. These principles are the foundation of the programs we offer. 

  •  The opportunity to be part of a community that will support your relationship with God – Creator, Christ, Sustainer – is the Church’s most valuable offering. 
  • Christian Formation, which is more than education, happens through learning, worship, service, and fellowship. 
  • We are committed to sharing the unique approach to Christianity that is found in intellectual, liturgical, and historical ethos of the Episcopal Church. 
  • People of all ages have existential questions. 
  • Christian Formation is Life-long – there is no graduation or terminal degree. 
  • Christian Formation should be life-wide – offering many entry points that connect life events to the Christian journey. 

Three general questions guide our Sunday morning Adult Forum offerings: Why should you read the Bible? What does it mean to be a Church? How do we live as Christians?  

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