Adults -- Learning and Growing
Parish education programs for adults include daily, weekly, monthly and occasional lectures and meetings, both lay and clergy-led. See our line-up of Education for Ministry (EfM) groups, Bible study, theological book discussion group and Sunday morning forums. Ideas Alive, a year-round Sunday morning forum series features speakers from a rich diversity of spiritual, educational and political resources in our city .See a list of all Adult Formation offerings below.
Congratulations to the Confirmation Class, December 2012
Congratulations to the St. Alban's Parish confirmands, (left to right): Linda Lauren Bunch, Janet Allen Merrifield, John Wright Merrifield, Abigail Greene, (Right Rev. Mariann Budde), Megan Barber King, Catherine Murphree Hartley, Peter Raynor, Amie Vandersluis, Mark Vandersluis.
Should You Consider Confirmation?
When we are baptized, our parents and god-parents promise to help us live as followers of Christ. Confirmation is a way to affirm those promises for ourselves as adults. Confirmation may also take place as people from other Christian traditions join the Episcopal Church.
We believe that confirmation strengthens the Holy Spirit within us. Thus, people should consider it if they desire to intensify their engagement with their faith. If a person has already been confirmed, but wishes to re-commit to Christ (e.g., after a difficult personal issue or after some time away from church, etc.), they can choose to re-affirm their baptismal promises.
Confirmation is offered once a year in late spring and occasionally in winter as well. Students prepare for confirmation with readings and and study with rector. Contact Deborah Meister for further information.
Opportunities for Adult FormationClick here for more detail on the offerings listed below.
Annual, Away, Clergy-led
|Christian Tap Roots||Weekly Lecture, Large|
|Education for Ministry||Weeky Classes, Small|
|Ideas Alive! Sunday Forum||Weekly Lecture, Large|
|Lenten Retreat||Annual, Away, Clergy-led|
|Readers Forum||Discussion, Small|
|Theological Book Group||Weekly Discussion, Small|
|Small Groups||Weekly Classes, Small, Lay-led|
|Way of Life Community||Twice-monthly Discussion, Small|