The Spiritual Formation Ministries Team supports and develops learning opportunities for spiritual growth. Members of this team include heads of ongoing ministries (such as Godly Play and EfM), as well as parishioners preparing to offer seasonal or one-off presentations and learning opportunities. All parishioners are welcome to participate in these meetings, to bring their own ideas to this group for discernment.
Alexandra Stephens, Team Leader
Children & Youth Learning Opportunities
Crossroads Youth Group
Adult & Inter-generational Learning Opportunities
Seasonal Programs 2019-2020
Book Study: Let Your Life Speak,
Sundays, October 13 & 20, 9am
Alexandra Stephens, Facilitator
Vocation and the discernment of spiritual gifts for ministry is the focus of this book by Parker Palmer, renowned Quaker teacher and author. The book is available for purchase from the Spiritual Formation Ministries Team or from commercial vendors.
All Parish Forums & Conversations
Sundays, dates tbd, 9am
Informational meetings and opportunities to learn are offered occasionally during the time between Sunday morning services, such as the November Conversation on Invite Welcome Connect.
Monthly Parable Journaling Group,
Thursdays, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12, 5pm
The Rev. Gregg Churchill, Facilitator
Journal keepers enter the well of their inner lives through attention to personal situations, then move beyond the personal into the stream of God’s love to which life is connected. This is for anyone who wishes to lead a life “on purpose” rather than by accident.
Advent Wreath-making, December 1
Wendy Little, Facilitator
Sign up to make and decorate a wreath for your home devotions.
Group Reflection on Migration
Bill Rich, Facilitator
Led by participants’ own questions, and honoring all perspectives, All Saints’ will explore this challenging issue using Episcopal Migration Ministries’ study materials.
Lenten Learning Series
Spiritual Formation Ministries Team
A multi-week series of learning opportunities on prayer, with a simple, potluck soup supper facilitated by the Hospitality Ministries Team, and prayer facilitated by Worship Ministries.
Ongoing Spiritual Formation Groups
Education for Ministry (EfM)
Tuesdays, 6:30pm, September–June, Eaton Hall West
Rick Harrison Smith, Ministry Head
EfM is a 4-year course of theological learning, reflection, and articulation, preparing lay persons to listen for and respond to God’s call. EfM helps participants to discover and exercise their gifts for ministry in the places where they live and work. EfM alumni are invited to participate in on-going practice of study and theological reflection with the Sophia Study Group.
Cursillo / Ultraya
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Jo Churchill, Ministry Head
Cursillo, a “little course in Christian living”, is a diocesan retreat experience available to parishioners who seek to be renewed in their spiritual walk and equipped to provide leadership in their congregations. People who’ve made their Cursillo, prospective Cursillistas, and guests gather semi-monthly, in a private home, for reflection and fellowship.
The next Cursillo retreat is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend 2020, near Auburn.
Episcopal Church Women, ECW
Meeting dates as announced, Memorial Hall
Jan Logue, Ministry Head
ECW presents All Saints’ annual Harvest Bazaar on the last weekend of October, raising funds to support the parish in tangible ways, including construction and installation of the church spire, stations of the cross carvings, and recent upgrades to our sound system.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew
Tuesdays, 7am, Memorial Hall
Ken Westrick & Alden Bailey, Ministry Heads
A ministry group for men in Episcopal and Anglican churches, with more than 100 years of history. Weekly meetings include prayer, breakfast, and a review of the Scriptures for the following Sunday.
All Saints’ Library Guild
Meeting times vary
Tatzia Langlo, Ministry Head
The Library Guild is a resource for inquiry-based learning, offering materials on a wide variety of theological topics, for people of all ages. Meetings include cataloguing of books.
Godly Play Guides
Meeting Times Vary
Alexandra Stephens, Ministry Head
A small team of adults meets regularly for training, reflection on being in service to the circle of children, fellowship, and prayer.