Christian Formation Offerings
For more details about the various Adult Christian Formation offerings available at the church and/or Parish House, please click the links below.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Parish House at 757-229-2891 or BPC@brutonparish.org.
 
Lenten Series: Explorations of Different Forms of Prayer
 
This year's Adult Lenten Formation Program will offer the series Explorations of Different Forms of Prayer on Thursday evenings. Make plans to be here at the Parish House on the five Thursdays in Lent: March 14, 21 & 28, April 4 & 11. Mark your calendars now for our Lenten study wherein each week one member of our Bruton clergy will present a particular way of conceiving and practicing prayer. Below is a brief description of each of the talks. We'll begin with a soup supper at 6:30pm, followed by the program at 7:15pm.

    
Thursday, March 14 - Hearing God in the Still, Small Voice:  Forms of Contemplative Prayer
The Rev’d Lauren McDonald will discuss a variety of forms of contemplative prayer, including centering prayer, labyrinth walking, breath prayers, praying in color, and more.  

Thursday, March 21 - Children and Youth at Prayer
The Rev’d Josh Stephens will examine the shift over the last few decades in our understanding of how children and youth are in relationship with God. For example, how did this change with the 1979 Book of Common Prayer? He will also draw on Godly Play, a Montessori-inspired Episcopal curriculum that is used in our Bruton Parish Sunday School program for elementary school students. He will reflect on his work with youth over the years and all they have taught him about prayer.

Thursday, March 28 - The Poetic and Prayerful Imagination: Anglican Poetry as Divine and Self-Reflection
The Rev’d Dr. Dan McClain will share examples of Anglican poetry (e.g. Shakespeare, Herbert, Rossetti, Auden, Elliot), focusing on ways that such poetry helps foster reflection on the self and God.

Thursday, April 4 - The Power of Prayer during Turbulent Times
The Rev’d Jan Brown will lead a conversation about the power and role of healing prayer, both individually and corporately.  An exploration of types of healing prayer, uses for healing prayer, and practical opportunities for participating individually and with groups will be included.

Thursday, April 11 - Lenten Series Q&A
Along with our other clergy, The Rev’d Chris Epperson will provide a question and answer session encompassing the four previous offerings on conceiving and practicing prayer.  Be sure to join us!

 

 

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