“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2)
A Lifelong Journey
Christian faith formation in The Episcopal Church is a lifelong journey with Christ, in Christ, and to Christ. The Episcopal Church believes in lifelong Spiritual Education, which supports a continued growth in the knowledge, service and love of God as followers of Christ and is formed by Scripture, Tradition and Reason.
Adult Sunday School
Our Adult Sunday School meets at 9 am by phone – call (978) 990-5000 Access Code: 656298#
We normally focus on the gospel reading for that Sunday. Our current class format is a round table discussion usually facilitated by Bill Harris. He writes up a set of questions to help get the discussion started.
For our Gospel readings, please review information in this week’s Bulletin link.
Every baptized person is called to ministry. Education for Ministry (EFM) provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. Over the course of four years, participants study the entire sweep of Christian tradition from the earliest period to the present. The first year of EfM covers the Old Testament, the second year covers the New Testament, the third year focuses on church history and the fourth year explores contemporary theological issues.
Henry Davis and Deborah Johnson Seabrook currently lead an EFM group at St. Philip’s. For more information about EFM, call the church office at 321-1266 or visit the Diocese of Virginia’s EFM webpage.
Our Children’s Nursery provides a time for children under the age of 5 to learn about God and God’s love for all of us. The Children’s Nursery takes place during the 10:30 am worship service.
Youth Sunday School
Christian formation for youth is held during our 10:30 am worship service. The Sunday School meets upstairs above the Parish Hall. Most of the youth who attend Sunday School also participate in our church Youth Group which engages in outreach programs and fun activities.
St. Philip's Book Club
Book Club will return in the New Year. Stay tuned for our next book.