Calvary Episcopal Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Adult Formation

Adult Formation
All are welcome to either of these classes, offered Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

A Study of the Book of Acts (in McClintic Hall, Level G)

The Acts of the Apostles, a sequel to the Gospel of Luke, tells the story of the early followers of Jesus, after his Ascension, and the growth of the faith among Jesus’s own people in Jerusalem and then throughout the known world. The Rev. Jonathon Jensen and Chuck Esposito lead this study during the Christian Formation hour on Sunday mornings through April 2, 2017.

Listen to recordings of previous classes, as well as last year’s class on the Gospel of Luke, here.

The Adult Forum (in the Refectory, unless otherwise noted)

The Adult Forum is an opportunity for us to deepen our knowledge and our understanding of Christian life, to learn how to love God and to serve our neighbors. A broad range of presentations invites us to reflect on topics such as prayer and spirituality, theology, social justice, worship and sacraments.

Listen to recordings of previous forum presentations here.

   Sunday, December 4 –
John Magee, the Episcopal Church, and the Nanjing Massacre

The Rev. John Magee, a native son of Calvary, served as a missionary in China from 1912-1938 and was instrumental in saving 100,000 Chinese from death at the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army. Amazingly, his story was lost to us until a Chinese documentary filmmaker visited Calvary last year. Learn more about Magee, his life, work, and witness from Calvary archivist Becky Randall and from Chinese historian Vanessa Sterling, who recently visited Nanjing to learn firsthand about Magee's legacy. (Postponed from an earlier date).

Sunday, December 11 – Why the Incarnation Matters, part 2
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, how do we understand what it means that “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us”? Beyond adoring the baby in the manger, how does the Incarnation shape our belief and our lives? Leslie Reimer will present this forum.


Susan Roth, Coordinator for Christian Formation
412-661-0120 ext. 116;


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.

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