• Adult Forum Alternative •Sunday, March 29Palm Sunday
Calvary’s Poetry Out Loud Group will discuss Dante’s Purgatory on Sunday April 12 (in the Evans Room, 10 a.m.)
– No Adult ForumSunday, April 5Easter Day
– No Christian Formation classes for youth or adultsSunday, April 12Low Wage Workers: Campaign for a Living Wage
Income inequality is growing, and it puts a significant strain on workers and our society. This adult forum will include a presentation about income inequality, its effects on low income workers, and what can be done about it. This presentation will be by Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) and will include stories of low wage workers. Sunday, April 19
Praying with Merton: Awakening to Action.
As part of the ten-day Merton Festival (April 16-26 in the centennial celebration of the influential, relevant author and Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, we'll explore in this Adult Forum some of the impacts on our lives as Merton continues to inspire and mentor each new generation. A member of the Merton Festival planning committee, Carol J. Gonzalez, will consider and facilitate conversation of the journey as disciples of meditation become apostles of love. An educator and contemplative activist, Carol has served on the board of the Thomas Merton Center, editorial collective, and has led numerous Merton and Dorothy Day study groups. Sunday, April 26
Thomas Merton on the Contemplative Life.
The good news is that we may be more contemplative than we thought. Come to hear about Thomas Merton’s definition of “contemplation,” what he thinks it isn’t and what characterizes the contemplative life. Dr. Bonnie Thurston will the presenter. Bonnie wrote her doctoral dissertation on Thomas Merton and is particularly interested in his poetry and his inter-religious thought. She was a founding member of the International Thomas Merton Society and served as its third president. She has written more than 30 articles on Merton and given retreats and lectured on Merton widely in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe. Sunday, May 3Marathon Sunday.
No Formation ClassesSunday, May 10
The Reverend T.J. Freeman.
Sunday, May 17
The Spiritual Care of Veterans and Their Families
Some of the most difficult wounds to heal are not those that are physical but those that are emotional and spiritual. Moved by God’s love, the church is in a unique position to provide both the context and catalyst in ministering to veterans and their families. This will be a discussion with The Rev. Gretchen Hulse, VA Chaplain and T.J. Freeman, Calvary Curate and veteran. Sunday, May 24Memorial Day Weekend
- No Formation ClassesSunday, May 31Annual Meeting at 10 a.m.
NOTE: Christian Education programs at Calvary are designed to reflect the interests and concerns of the parish. From time to time, changes may be made in response to emerging topics or needs. Watch the bulletin and Agape
for current information.