Virtual & In Person Adult Education and Spiritual Growth

Advent offers a variety of learning opportunities for adults. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, Advent supports you and welcomes your participation in any of our adult education offerings. You are welcome to join our weekly Bible study, our monthly On Being discussion group, or any of our occasional programs.

Please take a moment to fill out the form below to aide the Adult Formation Group as they design programming for the coming months.

Bible Study
Exploring of our Christian Roots; Growing our Christian Lives
10am – 11:30am
via Zoom

We are returning to the Bible with a study of the Canonical Gospels and then some other early Christian texts.

We are using “The Complete Gospels,” edited by Robert J. Miller. This provides a new translation, a lot of footnotes, and references to other parts of the Bible that are related or similar.

We are starting with Mark and have just begun the Introduction to that Gospel.

The book is available at various online stores as new or used books. The fourth edition is the one most of us will be using.

Please join us if you can.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 875 3251 1236
Passcode: 726332 

Introduction to praying with the Icons
Tuesday, October 18
in the sanctuary

Barbara Thornton will be presenting a program on Introduction to Icons and How to Pray with an Icon.

Come and be present with God. Learn about how an icon is created, the symbolism and other interesting facts.

This event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of the Advent in the sanctuary.

Bhagavad Gita Book Study

via Zoom

Please join us for this new spiritual book club. The Bhagavad Gita is the most widely utilized spiritual text in the world. We will read the book together and discuss the story and philosophy. We will follow the edition by Eknath Easwaran (available on Amazon, etc.).

The Bhagavad Gita centers around an impending war. The leader of the army is the heroic archer named Arjuna. Arjuna becomes a metaphor for our highest self. Arjuna's chariot driver, Krishna, is said to be a descended form of God. Krishna becomes the metaphor for our higher consciousness. The Gita is a dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna as Arjuna doubts himself on the battlefield, and Krishna gives wise advice to help him get through his struggles. Krishna gives Arjuna the confidence to fight the battle and win the war. (War is used as an allegory for the constant battles of everyday life.) The Bhagavad Gita illustrates timeless wisdom for our own internal war, and the quest for self-realization every human engages in.

Church of Advent is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bhagavad Gita Book Study

Sep 28, 2022 06:30 PM
Oct 5, 2022 06:30 PM
Nov 9, 2022 06:30 PM
Nov 16, 2022 06:30 PM
Nov 23, 2022 06:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 6964 7149
Passcode: 173540

"Building Hope in Belize"
Sunday, October 23

in fellowship hall or via Zoom

Join us in the fellowship hall as Celia and Doug share with us the mission trip they took to Belize.

Topic: Advent Adult Ed presentation "Building Hope in Belize"
Time: Oct 23, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 831 7217 4076
Passcode: 274464

Welcome to a Life of Faith in the Episcopal Church

Do you have questions about the Episcopal Church?
Do you wonder about some of Advent’s worship practices?
Unsure about terms like laity, diocese, and unction?

Answers to these questions and so much more are covered in the book Welcome to a Life of Faith in the Episcopal Church by Megan Castellan.

Please borrow one of the six copies found in the back of the church, read it, and return it for another parishioner to enjoy.