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
Epiphany Inquiry Series on Migration and Refugees
Sundays, 1/12, 1/19, 2/9; 9am, Memorial Hall
Participants shape this series, using an inquiry approach and driven by participants' own questions and concerns about the current situation for migrants and refugees around the world and in our own region.
We will focus on questions developed and forwarded by participants in this series as well as a scriptural connection through Episcopal Migration Ministries. Between sessions, committee members research the questions and concerns raised by participants, sharing the new information at the next meeting. Each session provides safe space for raising authentic questions and concerns.
For more information, see Alex Stephens, Wendy Little, Gregg Churchill or Bill Rich.
Parable Un-Journaling Workshop,
Saturday, 1/18, Memorial Hall
The Rev. Gregg Churchill, Facilitator
In just 15 minutes per day, un-journalers 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.
Lenten Soup Supper Learning Series
Tuesday evenings, 3/3-31, Memorial Hall
A multi-week series of simple, potluck soup suppers, learning opportunities, and prayer: a collaborative offering with Hospitality Ministries and 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.