Church of Our Saviour

21 Marathon Street | Arlington, Massachusetts | 781-648-5962

Meet, Eat, and Learn: Adult Education Comes to COS!

Starting on Sunday, October 21, and continuing every Sunday through December 16 except November 25, Church of Our Saviour will offer an exciting after-church program to newcomers, seekers, and regulars who want to learn more about the origins and emphasis of the Episcopal Church. Wherever you are in your exploration of your life with God, you can benefit from Connect?, a curriculum for adults designed by Rev. John de Beer, husband of our former interim priest Rev. Tricia de Beer, that helps people think about topics such as connecting with God and neighbor, the centrality of the Eucharist, Episcopal church history and governance, including the relationship between clergy and laity, and much more.

For eight Sundays in October, November, and December, our deacon, Sue Fisher Seeger, and parishioner Susan Dowds will host the after-church luncheon and discussion based on this curriculum from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no preparation or homework–all that is required is your presence and desire to know more about the Episcopal Church.

This is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to get to know each other. For long-time parishioners, it is a terrific refresher on the most important aspects of the Church. Participants will be fed both spiritually and physically as they relax and enjoy a simple lunch while learning about the Episcopal Church. Participants will need to register (lists will be available starting Sunday, September 16) so that we know how many people to serve.

Rev. Malia Crawford will lead the first and last two sessions, and Sue and Susan will lead the rest. The last two sessions, on sacramentality and incarnation, are supplemental and designed to go more deeply into very important aspects of the Episcopal Church.

Look for the sign-up sheets on September 16! And plan to attend all the sessions or, if you have children at home, to send your spouse or partner on alternate Sundays. It’s not really a drop-in program, since the experience of meeting and learning with others builds on itself over the course of the program.

Join us! You’ll really be glad you did.


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