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Christian Ed classes 2014-2015

Gateway Classes

WHAT'S AN EPISCOPALIAN? Tradition, Liturgy & Theology-- This 4-week class, a preparation for the Rite of Confirmation in the Episcopal Church, is designed as a lens through which class members can examine the promises and commitments involved in being a confirmed communicant. The course focuses on the history and traditions of the Anglican/Episcopal Church and key elements of our worship experience. Dates & Times:  April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2015, Sundays 2–4:00 p.m.  Location:  New undercroft wing.  Leaders: Raiford Gaffney and Elin Whitney-Smith

LIFE, COMMUNITY & FAITH (LCF) – FALL Designed for all parishioners who are looking to build a smaller community within the larger parish. LCF is a vibrant, experiential class that invites and encourages participants to identify and examine their life’s concerns and questions within a class community. The course uses the lens of our Christian story, particularly Jesus’ relationship with his disciples, to deepen our understanding of ourselves and our faith. Open to all, especially newcomers. Time & Dates:  October 7–December 9, 2014, Tuesdays 7:30–9:30 p.m. (10 sessions and 2 integral retreats) Weekends:  October 24–26 and December 5–7, 2014, Roslyn Center, Richmond, VA. Leaders:  Paul Abernathy, Grady Hedgespeth, Joe Calizo, and Claire Hedgespeth. Supervisor:  Rita Ossolinski; Location: Adams Room; Fee: $250 (Includes meals and lodging at first retreat. Second retreat funded by a private donation.)

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