Lifelong Formation

The Episcopal Church deeply values the continued formation and education of her members. We value our God-given gift of reason, we value doubt and incertitude, and we appreciate the struggle with Tradition and Scripture that invites the Holy Spirit to move among us. We encourage community study and shared conversations about anything that has to do with God and the Church.

St. Anne’s offers opportunities for spiritual growth all year round. Classes, talks and small groups abound.

Scroll down to see the Adult Christian Formation Schedule and The MESS.

SPECIAL OFFERING:  To Think and Talk About God

All are welcome to attend a 10-week study for lay persons offered by St. Anne’s Terrace resident Dr. John Westerhoff, Episcopal priest, one-time professor of Theology and Christian Nurture at the Duke University Divinity School, well-loved author, and more. Mondays, Jan. 8 through Mar. 19,    3-4p in the 5th floor Community Room at St. Anne’s Terrace. Attend any one or more sessions. Questions? Call the Terrace at 404.238.9200.

WOMEN’S SMALL GROUP BOOK STUDY, TWO TUESDAY EVENINGS A MONTH:

Parishioner Katy Boortz hosts a small women’s study group comprised of women in her neighborhood–Virginia Highland/Morningside–and women of St. Anne’s. The group meets at Katy’s home twice a month on Tuesday evenings to discuss a Christian-inspired book and relate it to Scripture. Melissa Baugher will help lead group discussions. If you are interested, please contact Katy at katyboortz@gmail.com or 404.234.9195 for more information and directions.

Next year’s book selection:  “She Did What She Could” by Elisa Morgan.  More details to come!

Meeting Dates and Times
We will have social time from 7 to 7:30, then meet from 7:30 to 8:30. Feel free to come between 7 and 7:30—whatever works best with your schedule.
2018 Schedule to come.  Please check this space frequently.

ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION SCHEDULE, SUNDAYS @ 9:15 a.m.:

Begin your Sunday morning with breakfast in the Parish Hall!  Served 8:45a – 9:15a, $5/adult and $3/child

December 17 – The Incarnation — led by Emily Jeffries, a teacher with particular interest in Sacramental Theology and Moral Theology, who has taught a variety of age groups through Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Christ the King.  She has also taught classes on philosophy, sexual ethics, introduction to Catholicism, the Creed, Mary and the Saints, Prayer, Discipleship, Trinitarian Theology, and Christology.  Her web site: http://www.emilyhjeffries.com

December 24 – Christmas Eve

December 31 – New Year’s Eve

January 7 – Betsy Tuller and family will talk about prison ministry, an area in which they have unique experience.

January 14 – St Anne’s Budget Discussion

January 21 – Parish Annual Meeting

January 28 – Spirituality series: The Spirituality of St. Francis

February 4 – Spirituality series: The Spirituality of St. Francis

February 11 – Social Justice in this day and age

February 18 – The theology of Holy week

February 25 – The Drama of Palm Sunday

March 4 – About Maundy Thursday

March 11 – What’s good about Good Friday?

March 18 – The meaning of The Great Vigil of Easter

March 25 – Palm Sunday

April 1 – Easter

April 8 – Spirituality series: The Spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola

April 15 – Spirituality series: The Spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola

THE MEN’S EPISCOPAL SUNDAY SCHOOL (THE MESS), SUNDAYS @ 9:15 a.m.:

The Men’s Episcopal Sunday School, or MESS, meets Sunday mornings,9:15 a.m. in the conference room.

This year we have three different programming tracks:
#1 – we’ll continue to discuss topics of interest to the group;
#2 – we’ll discuss lectionary selections that challenge our beliefs in search of deeper understanding; and
#3 – we’ll join the Adult Forum on occasion when their programs are just too good to resist.

Questions? Contact John Wyle at 404.403.7873

The MESS Christmas Party!

Enjoy casual dinner and fellowship with guys from St. Anne’s — join the MESS (Men’s Episcopal Sunday School) Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7:00 pm. See the invitation and RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/yb9sfzrr.