Calvary Episcopal Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Adult Formation

Adult Formation
All are welcome to either of these classes, offered Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

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.

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.

February 26: Sheldon Calvary Camp: “A place apart where we find in others what we hope to discover in ourselves” 

Please join Calvary Camp's Executive Director, Tim Green, in conversation about the vision of Calvary Camp and the current initiatives in place to enhance programs and facilities for future leaders of the church and world.

March 5:
Being Disciples, Part 1
Over the course of four Sundays in Lent, the Rev. T.J. Freeman will facilitate 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” (pg. 1). Please join T.J. in the Refectory on March 5 (chapter 1), March 12 (chapters 2 & 3), March 19 (chapters 4 & 5), and April 2 (chapter 6). Copies of the book are available in the Calvary Bookstore.
March 12: Being Disciples, Part 2
March 19:
Being Disciples, Part 3
March 26: Bach’s St. John Passion
This session will look into the structure and substance of Bach’s first great Passion setting, to be performed by the Calvary Choir on April 14. Dr. Alan Lewis, Director of Music at Calvary, will present.
April 2:
Being Disciples, Part 4
April 9: Palm Sunday –
No adult forum
April 16: Easter Sunday –
No formation classes


Susan Roth, Coordinator for Christian Formation
412-661-0120 ext. 116;


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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