God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
— Psalm 46:1-3 (from the New Revised Standard translation)
 

Adult Formation

August - May Sunday Mornings 10:00 - 10:45am

All Adult Formation classes are marked with a bright, orange sign outside of the meeting space.

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE EPISCOPALIAN

Church Office Facilitated by Tom Reynolds

This eight (8) week offering is a sequel to last fall’s “Episcopal 101” class.  As before, parish member Tom Reynolds will be leading the discussion and utilizing the “Book of Common Prayer” as his guide.  Topics include The Daily Office, The Collects, Proper Liturgy and The Holy Eucharist. This session is an ideal way for Episcopalians – both old and new – to better understand our tradition rich faith and how it remains relevant and impactful in today’s world.

DEVOTIONAL CHRISTIAN MEDITATION

Library in Burtenshaw Hall, Garden Level

This informal group studies the works of inspirational Christian writers, such as Cynthia Bourgeault and Richard Rohr.  As we begin our fall semester, we’ll reference the best-selling devotional text, “God Calling” by A.J. Russell.Mr. Russell offers daily messages designed to broaden and deepen our spiritual life.  Many of his passages relate closely to scripture, and most participants find peace and meaning in his missives.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. CLASS

Cathedral Room or Classroom A, Burtenshaw Hall, Garden Level

Tackling the social issues of the day, including racism, social equity, equality and capital punishment, the Respect class carefully examines each within the framework of scripture and the stated position of the Episcopal Church.  Past course resources include writings by Bryan Stevenson, Catherine Meeks, Dr. Martin Luther King and Gregory Boyle.Participants often gather on a Saturday evening for fellowship/viewing of related movies and documentaries.And last fall we spent a meaningful day at the Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL.

LECTIONARY JOURNALING

Burtenshaw Hall, Garden Level Begins in October Facilitated by Carol Nolan

Carol Nolan will lead an 8-week, scripture-based journaling program that asks participants to contemplate their relationship with God and capture it on the written page.  This process is sure to generate thought-provoking discussions, including how journaling enhances our ability to weave God's word and work into our daily lives and the community at large.  Carol will leverage proven writing techniques, established by an Episcopal priest, that will make it easy for everyone to participate and find meaning.

GREATER ISSUES SPEAKER SERIES

Burtenshaw Hall, Main Level

Periodically, guest speakers, preachers, or lecturers will host a church-wide forum exploring faith-based issues in the modern world. Check the church calendar and eNews for details. 

LIFE EVENTS SERIES: THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

This lecture is an ideal fit for high school students and their parents (and even grandparents who want to be “in the know!”) It will be held on a Saturday morning in the fall and is open to the public. Check back here for time and date.  Please invite your friends to join us!

We’re proud to welcome parish member, Susan Reilly, as our first Life Events Series lecturer.  For the past 7 years Susan has served as the Director of College Counseling at Mount Pisgah School, a private K-12 institution in Johns Creek.  Susan will provide a college admissions overview, including a discussion of the merits of liberal arts institutions and research universities, the associated application and selection process, financial aid, and much more.

 

Find a small group that’s right for you.

With 48+ ministries at St. Aidan’s, there is something for everyone.

Connect with others in service to our church, community, and more. Our many ministries cover a host of topics and talents. Our ministries and small groups fall into three major categories: Worship Ministries, Outreach Ministries, and Pastoral Care.

Worship Ministries primary function on Sunday mornings ensuring that worship is smooth and seamless. This group of ministries cover every aspect of Sunday mornings at St. Aidan’s.

Outreach Ministries primary focus on service to our community. This group of ministries serves many areas of need in our local and regional community. Their work usually happens outside of the church, and in partnership with local non-profit groups.

Pastoral Care Ministries focus on loving and supporting those in need, particularly at times of great joy or great sorrow. If you are called to love and support friends old and new at those junctures in life, this group of ministries is for you.

Fellowship Group are designed to connect us to one another through friendship and fun. These groups meet at all different times to grow together. Looking for a group to connect you to the church and create a community? These groups are for you.