Virtual Faith Formation Classes
St. Andrew’s will be offering several faith formation opportunities during Eastertide. The “Becoming the Story We Tell” bible study groups will continue to meet in their current formats. There will be an on-line course that you can take, for free, from Yale Divinity School. Mother Danáe and Father Rich are currently offering a six-week series on practices of prayer.
•Practices of Prayer
The Practices of Prayer classes began on Wednesday, April 22. This is a weekly, live, Zoom course that will be 60 minutes, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Anyone can join the classes at any point throughout the 6 weeks.
Check your most recent email from the parish to find the zoom link, meeting ID, and password to join.
The remaining topics are:
- Praying with Our Bodies – Rachel Bass Guennewig
- The Spiritual Exercises and Simple Examen – Theresa Newell
- Spirituality Self-Assessment – Fr. Rich and Mo. Danáe
•To All God’s Beloved: Paul’s Letters in Paul’s Time – Adult Formation Opportunity
*This class began on Tuesday, May 5th and is no longer accepting students.
We read from Paul’s epistles most Sundays. They are the oldest texts of the Christian Testament and essential to our faith tradition. Yet they are difficult, and Paul remains a controversial figure, both admired and resented. St. Andrew’s is offering a new encounter with Paul’s letters through a free online course by Prof. Laura Nasrallah of Yale Divinity School. She explains why she loves teaching this material here:
We will accompany the online videos with a weekly Zoom discussion group, Tuesdays at 2:30pm, beginning on Tuesday, May 5th. Sessions will last 45-60 minutes. We propose covering the first 5 days of material initially, then assessing whether and when the group would like to continue. Participants can choose to do a little (watch 15-30 minutes of videos weekly) or a lot (add supplemental videos, read some of the epistles). The course is free, but you do need to register ahead by emailing Kelli Jayn Nichols at email@example.com. Please also feel free to contact Kelli Jayn with any questions about the course.