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ABCs of the BCP
Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Facilitator: Canon Michael
Location: Holmes House

Wondered what that red book in your pew is for?  It’s the Book of Common Prayer!  The Book of Common Prayer (or BCP for short) contains prayers and liturgies that have been the bedrock of our common life of prayer and worship.  If you are new to the BCP, or are just looking for a refresher on how this book intersects with our faith, then this class is for you.  We will look at the history and structure of the BCP, exploring the sacraments you know well (the Eucharist) as well as sacraments you may not be familiar with (the Reconciliation of the Penitent).  Come learn about how this book helps us create a vibrant life of prayer and worship.

Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales
Seven Mondays, Feb. 10, 17, 24, and March 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Charles Calhoun
Location: The Chantry

Episodes in Christian History follows up on the success of last fall’s Beowulf class with a winter series exploring Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, a lively, occasionally bawdy look at a group of pilgrims in 14th -century England. What did “pilgrimage” mean? To what extent do the tales they tell critique the medieval church? Is Chaucer a Lollard reformer, or just a social satirist?  The stories will come alive as we read them aloud.

Because of the episodic nature of the poem, you don’t have to attend every class to enjoy the experience. Text: Nevill Coghill’s translation (Penguin Classics paperback).

Lent ‘n Lunch
Dates: Seven Wednesdays, Feb. 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Facilitator: Canon Michael
Location: Holmes House

Join us as we gather each Wednesday at noon during Lent for worship and fellowship. We will begin each session with the Noonday Office, then reflect and share our own perspectives on the Gospel passage for that day.  Soup and quiche will be served. 

Rector’s Spring Read
Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Facilitator: Canon Michael
Location: Holmes House

Join Canon Michael as we reflect on and discuss Welcoming Justice: God’s Movement Toward Beloved Community by Charles Marsh and John M. Perkins.  It was not that long ago that African Americans and other minorities were excluded from many spheres of American public life. We have seen remarkable progress in recent decades toward Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of beloved community. But this is not only because of the activism and sacrifice of a certain generation of civil rights leaders. It happened because God was on the move. Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God’s vision for more equitable and just world. They show how the civil rights movement was one important episode in God’s larger movement throughout human history of pursuing justice and beloved community. Perkins reflects on his long ministry and identifies key themes and lessons he has learned, and Marsh highlights the legacy of Perkins’s work in American society. Together they show how abandoned places are being restored, divisions are being reconciled, and what individuals and communities are now doing to welcome peace and justice. The God Movement continues yet today. Come, discover your part in the beloved community. There is unfinished work still to do.