Adult Forum

Adult forum studies a whole variety of subjects including Bible Study, spirituality, Study of different religions, and ethical topics such as lying, cheating, and etc. Courses of study are about 5 weeks in length. 

Adult forum supports lively discussion.  We are open to suggestions on topics and people who wish to lead the group.

For further information, please contact the Rev. Nancy Malloy.

Education for Ministry (EFM)  

Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry (EfM) program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. During the Service of Confirmation we ask God to "Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them." EfM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service.

The seminar group is the nucleus of the Education for Ministry program. A group consists of six to twelve participants and a trained mentor who meet weekly over the course of a nine-month academic year. These meetings are usually from two and a half to three hours in length.

Through study, prayer, and reflection, EfM groups move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God's kingdom. This process can be illustrated by a two-rail fence. One rail is the Christian tradition. The other is the collective experience of the group's members. The rails are linked by fence posts which represent the seminar sessions where life and study meet. The fence is grounded in the soil of regular worship which is vital to the life of the group.

Please contact Ellen Penrod for further information.