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Adult Forum

Sunday mornings in Shears Hall following the 9:00 am service

Topics vary widely, depending on the availability of our speakers, parishioner interests, and the seasons of the church year. Join us for coffee and conversation as we consider both what strengthens us personally and what equips us for mission in the world. Learn more.

Contact: The Reverend Justin A. Ivatts

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Adult Bible Study

Wednesday, March 29 and April 5
Noon1:30 pm in Smoot Conference Room 

During Lent we will be studying Dethroning Mammon: Making Money Serve Grace the first full length book by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The book reflects on the impact of our own attitudes and pressures that surround us, on how we handle the power of money. Please purchase the book and come to the first session having read the first chapter.

The book is available on Amazon.

Contact: The Reverend Justin A. Ivatts

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Lenten Wednesday Evening for Adults

Wednesday, March 29 and April 5
6:00–6:30 pm Supper, 6:30–7:30 pm Program, Shears Hall

This year our Lenten Adult Wednesday Evening Program will focus on the five promises at the end of the Baptismal Covenant. These are the promises that define our identity and work as Christians in the world. Members of the St. John’s Clergy team will offer practical examples and a place for practical discussion on how we implement these promises in our daily lives. Learn more.

Contact: The Reverend Justin A. Ivatts

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St. John’s Book Discussion

Tuesday April 18 at 7:30 pm in Brooks Library

Join us to discuss this month’s selection, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. This best-selling novel by a Swedish author is the funny and bitter tale of a lonely older man who is transformed by a young family that moves in next door to him. Please join the group for an informal round table on the book and its themes.

Please also join us at 12:30 pm on Sunday, May 7 for a discussion with Evan Thomas of his book, Being Nixon: A Man Divided.

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Women in Faith

Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 pm in Matthews Library
Topic: Chapter 12, Mary Magdelane from The Friendship of Women by Joan Chittister

Women in Faith is an opportunity for lively, thought provoking conversations in the fellowship of our Christian girlfriends, to explore practical ways on how to better the different types of relationships we are in, including our relationship with God. Join us in April as we finish the book with what Mary Magdelane teaches us about trust and love.

Save the Date:
Women in Faith Spring Social on May 18

On Thursday, May 18, Women in Faith will wrap up the program year with a social event at Suzanne Zurn’s home. Questions? Contact Suzanne Zurn through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.

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Faith & Creation

Saturday, April 22 at 11:30 am at Turkey Run National Park

St. John’s Faith & Creation group, also known as the Eco†Palians, will meet to celebrate Earth Day 2017 with a picnic at Turkey Run National Park picnic area B. Plan to bring your sandwiches and drinks and something to share. After lunch, we will walk some of the trails and pick up trash left by others. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Questions? Contact Ned Wallace or Janet Rogers through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.

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Theology Seminar

Tuesday, April 25 at 6:00 pm in Smoot Conference Room
Led by the Reverend Justin Ivatts

Join us for an opportunity to dig deeper into the questions of our faith. In this session we will be discussing issues surrounding the third person in the Trinity—the Holy Spirit. The assigned reading is Chapter 12 of Christian Theology: An Introduction by Alister E. McGrath.

Contact: The Reverend Justin A. Ivatts

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Faith & Work

Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 am in Shears Hall

Come join us for a light breakfast and discussion of issues on ethics and morals confronted by Christians in the workplace, the economy and the public square. Watch for more information in the weekly Parish News and the Sunday bulletin.

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Education for Ministry (EfM)

The EfM program from The University of the South at Sewanee will be taking a break this year.  We will revisit have a group for the 2017–2018 program year in the late spring/early summer of 2017. Learn more about EfM.

Contact: The Reverend Justin Ivatts or Ron Alexander through the Parish Office, 703-356-4902

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