in Shears Hall following the 9:00 am service
The Adult Forum meets from mid-September through mid-May immediately following the 9:00 am Sunday 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. Adult Forum will reconvene on September 17. Learn more.
Contact: The Reverend Justin A. Ivatts
Adult Bible Study
September 13, 20, and 27
from Noon to 1:30 pm in Smoot Conference Room
Adult Bible Study resumes after a summer hiatus and will continue to meet Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) throughout the program year. No preparation is necessary as we study the upcoming lectionary passages. Please bring a Bible and your lunch. All are welcome.
Faith in the Public Square
(formerly Faith & Work)
The discussion of living our Christian faith in the workplace will expand this fall to include other topics of interest. Watch for Faith in the Public Square to begin this fall. We will address the challenges and questions that confront us individually and as a Church and discuss a broad range of topics at the intersection of faith and secular culture. Join the group for informal meetings to explore and learn.
St. John’s Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 19
7:30 pm in Brooks Library
The St. John’s Book Discussion offers another year of good reading and interesting discussions starting in the fall. Our plan is to meet on the third Tuesday evening of every month at 7:30 pm in Brooks Library. On September 19 we will be discussing Amor Towles’ entertaining novel A Gentleman in Moscow, which paints a vibrant picture of Soviet history from 1922 to 1954 through the story of a man sentenced by the Bolsheviks to spend the rest of his life under house arrest in a famed Moscow hotel. Despite being confined to the hallway of the hotel, the gentleman lives an absorbing, adventure-filled existence, filled with capers, conspiracies, and culture.
Women in Faith
Thursday, September 21
Topic: The Meaning and Practice of Baptism
7:30 pm in Brooks Library
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 live out our Christian faith. Join us as we kick off the program year with a discussion of chapter 1, “Baptism” from Rowan Williams’s book Being Christian.
Contact Suzanne Zurn through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.
Tuesday, September 26
6:00 pm in Smoot Conference Room
The Theology Seminar is a group that meets together monthly to share a light supper and study in academic depths various aspects of our Christian theology and tradition. This year, in light of its 500th anniversary, we will be studying the Reformation. Our textbook will be The Reformation: A History by Diarmaid MacCulloch. There is no assigned reading for the first session but please do try and purchase the book before the first session. We welcome and encourage new participants.