At St. Francis, we understand discipleship as a lifelong journey traveled in the context of a loving community. To that end, St. Francis boasts a rich variety of adult education and formation opportunities, both in large- and small-group settings.
We offer several adult formation opportunities throughout the week, which are detailed below. Between our two Sunday morning services, 9:15am – 10:15am, offerings pertinent to the liturgical season (Advent, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter) are available. If you have any questions about our Adult Formation programs, please contact Fr. Drew.
A Special Blend Coffee Shop (3900 W. Market St.). Fridays, 7:00am–8:00am
An informal time of fellowship, prayer, and bible study at the conclusion of your week. We are currently working our way through the Gospel of Mark.
*Please note: Lectionary at Lunch does not meet during the summer months. We will reconvene in the fall.*
Gold Room. Wednesdays, 12:00pm–1:00pm
A discussion-based reflection on the upcoming Sunday’s appointed scriptures. All are welcome—no preparation or previous attendance required.
A time for adult parishioners to gather for conversation along with presentations by speakers – both church members and outside guests. Topics address current events and issues of interest to our parishioners, as well as Bible studies.
Explorations is a topical course led by Samuel Moss. Recent topics have included biblical studies, theology, and the arts. Explorations is open to the entire parish and the larger community; visitors are welcome. Sam has BA degrees in Anthropology/Sociology and Psychology, an MDiv degree from Duke University, and over 25 years of teaching experience. Please contact Sam for additional information.
The Adult Inquirers' Class is a mainstay of our Lenten offerings. The class runs five Sundays and introduces newcomers to St. Francis and to Anglican-Episcopal theology and spirituality. This also prepares adults for confirmation or reception in The Episcopal Church.
Our Wednesday Evening Lenten Program is a time for the community to gather for a meal and reflect on topics and themes pertinent to the penitential season of Lent. We typically begin with a time of fellowship around a pot-luck soup supper. Programming then follows the meal. Past programs have included Evening Prayer and The Great Vigil of Easter. This is a family-friendly event; all are welcome!
M-F | 9:00a - 4:00p