Calvary Episcopal Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Adult Formation

Adult Formation
All are welcome to either of these classes, offered Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
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A Study of the Book of Acts (in McClintic Hall, Level G)

The Acts of the Apostles, a sequel to the Gospel of Luke, tells the story of the early followers of Jesus, after his Ascension, and the growth of the faith among Jesus’s own people in Jerusalem and then throughout the known world. The Rev. Jonathon Jensen and Chuck Esposito lead this study during the Christian Formation hour on Sunday mornings through April 2, 2017. (There will be no class on Sunday, February 5).

Listen to recordings of previous classes, as well as last year’s class on the Gospel of Luke, here.
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The Adult Forum (in the Refectory, unless otherwise noted)

The Adult Forum is an opportunity for us to deepen our knowledge and our understanding of Christian life, to learn how to love God and to serve our neighbors. A broad range of presentations invites us to reflect on topics such as prayer and spirituality, theology, social justice, worship and sacraments.

Listen to recordings of previous forum presentations here.




April 2: Being Disciples, Part 4 (chapter 6)
The Rev. T.J. Freeman will conclude a book discussion on Rowan Williams’ follow up to Being Christian. In this new book, Being Disciples, Dr. Williams, the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, discusses the essentials of the Christian life. “Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being.”  
 
April 9: Palm Sunday –
No adult forum

April 16: Easter Sunday – No formation classes

April 23: If you think wills are only for senior citizens, please think again!
Planned Giving will present why everyone, regardless of age, should consider preparing a will. Calvary parishioners Matt Lancaster and David Quinn, young professionals in the worlds of finance and law, will be speaking. Planned Giving questions? Contact Deborah Kelly at dc1kelly@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 30: Amachi Pittsburgh
Natalie Meade, Program Director of Amachi Pittsburgh, will speak about the organization’s work in serving children of incarcerated parents in Allegheny County. Amachi Pittsburgh seeks to support and empower these children “through one-on-one mentoring, family strengthening and reunification support, and leadership development and youth organizing.”
 
Sunday, May 7: Marathon Sunday – No Formation classes

Sunday, May 14: Annual Parish Meeting – No Adult Forum
 
Sunday, May 21: Bishop McConnell
The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, will speak at the forum on this day.
 
Sunday, May 28: Preserving Our Beautiful Windows: Calvary's Return to Stained Glass Restoration (Meet in the Parish Hall)
Calvary’s stained glass windows are one of our artistic treasures. The Architectural History Committee will present a report on the current condition of our windows and plans for the restoration of four of them. The presentation will discuss the process of a total renovation, using examples from Calvary’s recent experience, and the reasons for restoring these particular windows. The windows in dire need of work are the two Pennsylvania History windows by Charles Connick at the north end of the Narthex (Benjamin Franklin and Johnny Appleseed) and two sets by Heaton, Butler & Bayne (London) in the north aisle depicting Christ’s teaching, the Samaritan Woman at the Well, and the Rich Young Ruler.

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Contact
Susan Roth, Coordinator for Christian Formation
412-661-0120 ext. 116; sroth@calvarypgh.org

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NOTE: Christian Education programs at Calvary are designed to reflect the interests and concerns of the parish. From time to time, changes may be made in response to emerging topics or needs. Watch the bulletin and Agape for current information.

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315 Shady Avenue at Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-4388
Phone: 412.661.0120
Fax: 412.661.6077
Email: calvary@calvarypgh.org