Foundations of Christian Faith in the Episcopal Church: Monday Evening Study Group. A new class is forming this Fall taught by Father John. Focusing on the basics of the Christian faith, as well as introducing the Episcopal tradition, this nine-week course will serve to prepare individuals for confirmation (or baptism, if an adult). Anyone, however, is welcome to join this discussion. Learn more here.
Grace is pleased to have the Rev. Bob Hughes as our Theologian-in-Residence (retired.) Fr. Bob was the Norma and Olan Mills Professor of Divinity and Professor of Systematic Theology in the School of Theology of the University of the South until he retired to Oak Park. In this capacity, Fr. Bob preaches occasionally and leads popular seasonal quiet days and fireside chats. He is always ready to come alongside to help untangle a theological concept or to discern the tides of the Holy Spirit.
The Book Study Group organizes itself around authors who focus on living more fully from one’s soul in the second half of life. The life of Christ is often used by such authors as a paradigm for this. 2nd Wednesdays at 7:30 pm; meeting locations vary either in homes or at Grace. The current book is The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. A reading plan for this book is available at this link. Previous reads have included most recently, Unbelievable by John Shelby Spong, Days of Awe and Wonder by Marcus Borg, Phyllis Tickle’s The Great Emergence, Richard Rohr’s The Naked Now and Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Accidental Saints.
Please email at this link for latest meeting dates and location, and with any other questions.
Men’s Spirituality Group
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 11 am. Please contact Fred Barnett here for more information.
Young (Adult) Episcopalians Group
This group seeks to connect with those in their 20s and 30s (or so!) as we discuss spirituality and enjoy social time together. We have brunch at a nearby restaurant on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Meet us at the back of the church after the 10:30 service.
Adult Formation events are at this link.
9:30 – 10:15 am in the Parish Hall
Outreach Series: Representatives from various community and social service ministries have been invited to speak. In March, we heard about St. Leonard's Ministries in Chicago. Several parishioners volunteer regularly with St. Leonard's and associated programs. In April, we heard from representatives from Magdalene House. Stay tuned for news about our next guests.