Adult Christian Formation

 

At St. Aidan’s we explore various topics in our tradition to deepen our spiritual engagement and inspire our action in the world. We do discussion series on particular topics, we host special speakers and workshops, we read books and articles, we watch films, and we eat delicious, home-cooked food along the way! 

Upcoming Events:

Wrestling with Scripture: Have you ever had scriptural passages that you just wanted to discuss with someone?  Here is your opportunity.  We will be wrestling with scripture on the first Tuesday of the month from 10:30-noon. Our next meeting will be online/phone on Tuesday, April 7th. It will focus on the Passion Narratives, and will be led by Cameron. Many thanks to Patrick Hall for leading our discussion of the story of Jesus and the Woman at the Well in early March month. Join us via Zoom or phone

Online:  https://zoom.us/j/570962782
Phone: dial (669) 900-9128 (a San Jose based humber)
Meeting ID: 570 962 782 #

Lent Series: The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann (1978, 2018). Join us online to learn more about what “the prophetic imagination” is and how we as a community can engage it. 6:30 PM Evening Prayer followed. by discussion from 7-8 PM. We have one remaining session in this series: this Wednesday, April 1. Join us on Zoom:  


Online: https://zoom.us/j/955782882
Phone: (669) 900-9128 US (a San Jose based number)
Meeting ID: 955 782 882 #

 

Recent events and series include:

Speakers, Workshops, and Panels

- “Signs and Songs of the Times: An Evening with Ana Hernandez”– October 18, 2017

- Readings from Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice with Paul Kivel – October, 2017

- “Everything Is Connected: An Evening of Stories. Most Weird. Many True.”with Peterson Toscano – March 16, 2018

- “Racial Justice & Faith Communities”with J. Kameron Carter – January 26, 2019

- “Struggling in Good Faith”Panel on LGBTIQ Inclusion from various religious perspectives, co-sponsored with - Congregation Sha’ar Zahav – June, 2018

- A Conversation on The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective with Joy - Ladin – June 8, 2019

 

Book Series

- Verna Dozier, The Dream of God: A Call to Return–Lent, 2017

- James Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree–May and June, 2017

- Walter Brueggemann, Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks –Fall, 2017

- Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God – Fall, 2019

 

Seasonal Series

- Lent, 2016: “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Sacred Justice”

- Advent, 2016: “People of Faith in Troubling Times”

- Advent, 2017 “Another World Is Coming: Stories of Hope and Anticipation for Advent”

- Fall, 2018 “Becoming What We Receive: A Brief Catechesis”

- Advent, 2018 “Guide Our Feet: An Advent Series on Discernment”

- Lent, 2018 “Forgive Us As We Forgive”

- May, 2018 “Guide Us Into the Way of Peace: a series on preparing for end-of-life concerns, decisions, and questions”

- Lent and Easter, 2019 “Sacred Ground: A Film Dialogue Series on Race and Faith”drawn from the Episcopal Church

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