Calvary Episcopal Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Adult Forum Topics

Sunday Adult Forum Schedule
10 a.m. (in the Refectory unless noted)

Sunday, November 2 – The First-Century Labor and Delivery of Twin Religions, Judaism and Christianity
Mitchell James Kaplan, author of the award winning novel, “By Fire, By Water,” will speak about some of the astonishing things he learned while researching his second (not-yet-published) book, tentatively titled “The Gleaning,” which deals with the origins of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism.

Sunday. November 9 – Violence in the Old Testament and Beyond
The genocidal passages in the Old Testament are terrifying and have been used to “justify” violence for many generations forward. Christians, individually and collectively, have been both perpetrators and victims. The forgiveness, preached and exemplified by Jesus, is a revolutionary idea. Our presenter will be the Reverend John Fetterman, our theologian in residence.

Sunday, November 16 – Violence in History
There is violence in most creation narratives; violence in founding most civil societies; violence for the sake of punishment and good order; and an epidemic of violence in the USA.  There will be a brief presentation followed by open discussion. Our presenter will be the Reverend John Fetterman, our theologian in residence.

Sunday, November 23 – Singing the Lord’s Song, part 2
The Psalms frequently encourage us to “Sing to the Lord a new song.” Why? And how can we do that most effectively. Alan Lewis leads a conversation with sung examples for all.

Sunday, November 30 – Pilgrimage

The Rev. Carol Henley will share reflections and pictures from her October 2013 pilgrimage in England and Scotland with a group led by the Rev. Herbert O’Driscoll, well known scholar and authority on Celtic Spirituality

Sunday, December 7 – “My pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela"

T.J. Freeman, our Curate, will share pictures and stories from his time on the Camino de Santiago, reflect on the nature of pilgrimage as a Christian discipline and prayer practice, and facilitate a discussion on how to live the pilgrim's way in our modern context.

Sunday, December 14 – Spiritual Development
The goal is intimacy with God and not perfection (an impossibility). This presentation will review some of the classical approaches to achieving this goal by learning how to use both sin and grace to bring us closer to God. Join the Reverend John Fetterman for this discussion.

Sunday, December 21

No Adult Education or Children’s Sunday School
Christmas Pageant in 11 o'clock service

Sunday, December 28

No Adult Education or Children’s Sunday School

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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