Adult Faith Formation
Lifelong learning is an important part of Christian faith and practice. At Incarnation we have lots of opportunities for adults to grow in faith, from first explorations through advanced Christian education.
Our adult forum meets during the 9:00 Christian Formation hour, between the 8:00 and 10:15 services, on most Sunday mornings during the school year. It's usually led by Pastor Stephen and sometimes by other leaders. Join us for this regular opportunity to grow in faith together. For the current schedule, see the Sunday Forum page.
Living Compass and Seasonal Classes
Throughout the year, various small group classes meet on weekdays, usually once a week for a period of several weeks. Some of these classes focus on Advent, Lent, or other seasons, using the Living Compass curriculum. Others focus on aging, spiritual wellness, or other topics. We also offer Bible Study groups throughout the year.
Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry, or EfM, is a comprehensive, four-year theological education program for lay people, developed by the University of the South (Sewanee). Through study, prayer, and reflection, EfM groups move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God's kingdom. Participants are given weekly assignments to study with the help of resource guides. By examining their own beliefs and their relationship to our culture and the tradition of our Christian faith, participants learn what it means to be effective ministers in the world. In coming to terms with the notion that everything we do has potential for manifesting the love of Christ, we discover that our ministry is at hand wherever we turn. The seminar is supported by a life of prayer and regular worship.
Incarnation Welcome Center + Gift Shop
The Welcome Center's ministry is to welcome visitors and newcomers, and to provide hospitality, literature, and opportunities for all parishioners that enhance and stimulate the spiritual life of our community.
Our parish gift shop sells Fair Trade items that benefit the sellers of the country of origin, and books, icons, jewelry, calendars, cards and other items that are particularly centered on Episcopal faith. Books of a general spiritual interest for adults and children are also available, as are materials needed for classes. For special requests email us at [email protected].
Located in Farlander Hall, the Welcome Center + Gift Shop is open Sundays after both worship services.
Sunday, May 21, 9:00 a.m.: Sunday Forum on Sacred Encounters with Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness
Sunday Forum, May 7 and 14, 9:00 am: Learning From Our Native Neighbors
Living Sacramentally: An Eastertide Learning Opportunity
Our adult forum meets during the 9:00 Christian Formation hour on Sunday mornings, between the 8:00 and 10:15 services. It's usually led by Pastor Stephen and sometimes by other guest leaders. Join us for this regular opportunity to grow in faith together.
Here's our Sunday Forum schedule for 2023-24. The schedule may change, but if so, the most current schedule will always be p…Read More »