CHRISTIAN FORMATION

Sunday School at 9 am explores the riches of our faith through a variety of dynamic programs and books. We offer Godly Play/Children's Chapel for 4 years through 3rd grade students (begins at 9:45; children rejoin their parents at 10:30, during The Peace), a newly formed class for 4th and 5th graders, Rite 13 for those in 6th and 7th grades, and Young Adult Classes for high school students.
Parish Nursery  for infants and toddlers, 8:45 - 11:45 am

St. Peter's Youth (SPY)  meets most Sunday evenings, 6-8 pm for fun, food, fellowship, and frequent field trips! 
For more information on any of the above programs, contact Matt Rice at Mrice@stpeterssavannah.org. Visit Staff page to read about Associate for Youth and Children's Ministry, Matthew Rice.

Adult Education
Sundays at 9 am: Join us in the conference room for "What's Up with God?" This is it! Your opportunity to talk about God as if God was present in all things. No preparation needed, just show up. Depending on the week you and the world have just experienced, we will seek out God in our daily lives, in the sermon, in the news, or a topic of your interest. Grab a cup of coffee and join us in the Conference Room.  Questions, ideas, hopes: call or email Doris+ at 912.598.7242, Ext 203 Djohnson@stpeterssavannah.org. Visit Staff page to read about Associate Rector, Doris Johnson.

Sundays at 11:30 am: Adult Forum Series - Profound discussions led by clergy, parishioners & special guests.

Centering Prayer/Meditation 
Wednesdays at 7:15 pm in the Chapel
A brief training on Centering Prayer at 7:15; Meditation begins at 7:30 pm
For centuries Christians practiced contemplative prayer and meditation. Centering Prayer was developed more than a half century ago, to rekindle these transformative practices of early Christianity. All are invited to join our Centering Prayer group led by Lynne Kemp, to explore spaciousness and quiet in the midst of our busy lives.
"The participant's aim is to be present to the Lord, to "consent to God's presence and action during the time of prayer."
                                                                                                                                                                                   Thomas Keating
[The front door to our office is often locked in the evenings; please use the door in the back of the education building.]

Logos - This book group meets once a month in St. Peter's Parlor for discussion as they seek the Christian themes inherent in each work; they meet a second time each month, often in someone’s home, for fellowship. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The current book being discussed is Listening for God, Vol 2: Contemporary Literature and the Life of Faith ​by Paula J. Carlson.  
Email Jay Howington at  juhowington@neurosav.com or call Cindy Howell at 598.1785 for more information. 

Wednesday Morning Bible Study in the Parlor, 10:30 am.
Having studied how the gospel stories were gathered and remembered, and having looked at each community the gospel writers and Paul spoke of . . . those communities' geographic location, their constituents, their experiences as founding Christians . . . we will discuss short studies of the Four Gospels in the fall. All are welcome into the conversations that unfold.The two books: Ray Brown's The Churches the Apostles Left Behind, and The Community of the Beloved Disciple. 
An extra-fun read:  The Shadow of the Galilean by Gerd Thiessen.  From a Biblical scholar and historian, an inventive recreation of Jesus' ministry footnoted with scriptural references and writings of the historians of the time immediately following that period. 


St. Peter's Bible Challenge - Have you often wished you knew more about scripture, both its themes and its specifics? Here is your chance!  Using Brian McLaren's informative yet easy-to-read book, We Make the Road by Walking, St. Peter's Adult Formation challenges you to read it, one chapter per week over the next year. Pick a day of the week to read in a quiet designated place in your home. Each chapter begins with several scriptures, often connecting Old Testament with Gospel and Epistles of the New Testament, so have your Bible ready. 

Look at the Old Testament as "voices from the past...each offering diverging views of the history of the One God."

Treat the Gospels as Marcus Borg said, as "eulogies of Jesus' life," sharing the wonders of his teachings and hallmarks of his life. The epistles, or letters, that follow from the next generation of believers are one-way conversations from the various communities with which Paul, Peter, John, etc., spent time. 

We meet quarterly to see where folks are, what clarifications you might want, and what insights you have gained. 

Sign up here  for any/all Bible Challenge discussions.


You Are Wonderfully Made!
A series of three Saturday opportunities to learn how you - with your individual gifts, outlooks, hopes - approach God and how you might expand your experience of God in Jesus Christ to deepen your faith and practice as well as your sense of connectedness to others.

Saturday, September 23rd, 9 am - noon:  Discover Your Spiritual "Type," led by Rev. Doris; discovering whether your heart, your head, your mysticism, and/or your activism in the world lead your engagement of the holy. 
Saturday, October 21st, 9 am - 2 pm: $25/person: Myers-Briggs and Spirituality, led by Rev. Denise Ronn; understanding how your personality type affects your spiritual preferences and experiences and discovering how to expand those experiences to strengthen your faith. 
Saturday, November 4th, 9 am - 3 pm, $50/person: The Enneagram, led by Joe Howell; another look at how your personality type directs your life in your relationships with others and in your spiritual choices. 


Sign up herefor any/all Wonderfully Made gatherings.
 
Questions? Contact Lynne Kemp at birdhead02@gmail.com 
or Doris+ at djohnson@stpeterssavannah.org or 912.598.7242, Ext. 203. 




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