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, May 5th. It will focus on the Parting of the Red Sea, and will be led by Cameron. As with our worship, this meeting will take place via Zoom (which has both online and phone options). Please reach out to office@staidansf.org if you would like access information. We look forward to seeing you!

Eastertide Adult Formation Series on the Writings of the Apostle Paul

Love Paul? Have big issues with Paul? Maybe some of both? This is a space to come together and wrestle with what he had to say, what he is thought to have actually said (versus what others wrote in his name), what inspires you about his writings, what confounds or offends you in what he said/was attributed to him, and passages he may have quoted (including liturgical ones).

Our discussion starts right after 6:30 PM Evening Prayer, and goes from 7-8 PM.

 

Again, please reach out to office@staidansf.org if you would like access information. We look forward to seeing you!

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

- Easter 2020 Seasonal Bible Study on the Writings of the Apostle Paul, using the Norton Critical Anthology by Wayne Meeks, The Writings of Paul

- Lent, 2020 Walter Brueggemann's The Prophetic Imagination

- 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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