Confirming one’s faith in the Church is an important stage in Christian life. Confirmation Class prepares adults and young adults to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism. Confirmation in the Episcopal Church includes the Bishop laying hands upon one’s head and praying for the Holy Spirit to uphold this child in his/her lay ministry.
Over the course of approximately twelve weeks Confirmation instruction is given in many different areas of Episcopal life including theology & Scripture, liturgy & the Prayer Book, history & the sacraments and much more. Confirmation Class is for anyone desiring Baptism, Reception or Reaffirmation in the Episcopal Church, and for those who simply desire to learn more about the faith.
Confirmation classes begin at St. Paul’s Cathedral in January. To learn more about Confirmation in the Episcopal Church please contact us.
Please join us at 10:10 AM each Sunday morning in Dean Willey Hall for the Sunday Forum. Each Sunday the Forum provides adults with an opportunity to hear an interesting speaker, learn about issues in the church or the community, or participate in a unique seasonal event. Dean Willey Hall is located on the second floor of the education building. For more information about upcoming Sunday Forums, please contact the Cathedral Office.
Education For Ministry
Education For Ministry is an intensive learning adventure incorporating church history and Holy Scripture, coupled with group theological reflections. EFM is a four-year academic program that combines individual work & study with weekly group discussion. The first year of the program covers the Books of the Old Testament. The second year of EFM covers the writings of the New Testament. Church History is the subject of the third year. The fourth year focuses on Christian theology. EFM begins in the Fall and ends in the Spring each year. If you would like to learn more about EFM please contact John Dunn.
Benedictine Study Group
The Benedictine study group meets each Sunday morning at 10:10 AM in the Garden Gallery. If you interested in learning more about the Benedictine Study please contact the Rev. Canon Margot Nesbitt at 235-3436 or the Cathedral Office.
Advent & Lenten Series
During Advent, the Church School prepares for our annual Christmas Pageant, traditionally held during the 9:00 and 11:00 AM services on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Children's Choir rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings during Advent. Following a simple supper, the children sing and are fitted with costumes, while their parents and any other interested adults convene for topics of mutual interest, such as parenting and family concerns.
This pattern is repeated during Lent. This past year the parents were one of several small groups meeting to share their "faith stories." For more information please contact our Director of Christian Education, Kate Huston.
The St. Paul’s Health Team ministry reestablishes the mission of the church for health and healing. The quest for wholeness and holiness is derived from the gospel tradition of striving for fullness of life. The Health Team Program consists of health education, referrals, health counseling, and advocacy for the church community. Blood pressure screenings, flu shots, support groups, health education, health fairs and advocacy for navigating the health care maze are part of the Health Team Ministry. Volunteers, whether health care professionals or not, are welcome to participate in this program.
God has entrusted us with the ability to be good stewards of our health. Working together at St. Paul’s, we can share the vision of having a health community where healing, wholeness, and holiness are promoted. For more information or to volunteer in this exciting new ministry, call Marilyn Robertson RN, at 755-2582, or send her an e-mail.