Holy Communion is a community of people who are passionate about learning, and our formation program reflects that. Guest speakers enliven our discussions on Sunday mornings and in evening talks; parishioner-led small groups study books each semester (fall's theme is the Sabbath); intensive Bible studies meet several mornings a week and on Sundays. Contemporary Theological Issues meets every Sunday, discussing issues of interest to people of faith. Parishioners and clergy share in the teaching, and classes and class series have included Summer of Psalms, Parishioners and their Passions, Addiction and Recovery and every-year Lenten series.
Our associate rector, the Reverend Ben Badgett, focuses on formation and has developed a curriculum for fall 2015: The Bible and Faithful Living, themes that are echoed throughout all our age groups, from children's church and catechesis through youth and adult learning.
Fall 2015 will feature guest speakers:
Christopher Wells, editor of The Living Church (All Saints' Day), and
Rabbi Micah Greenstein of Temple Israel in Memphis (Advent I).
Special series will include studies of Hebrews, Deuteronomy and Judges; studies of the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist; and several three-Sunday series:
Striving for Justice: Theology in the 1930s and '60s (the Reverend Sandy Webb): September 20, 27, October 4
Advent in Action: The Lost Art of Waiting (the Reverend Hester Mathes and the Reverend Ben Badgett): December 6, 13, 20
Inspiration and Authority: How the Faithful Hear God's Voice (the Reverend Sandy Webb): December 6, 13, 20