Calvary Episcopal Church

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Adult Forum Topics

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

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - The True Use of the Symbol: The Carved Symbols on Shields of Calvary Church?
? Architect Ralph Adams Cram adorned Calvary with over 50 shields with delicately carved symbols in his rich decorative scheme. From saint's attributes to church history, they educate parishioners while combining artistic expression with religious truth. By popular request, join Architectural History Committee chair Philip Maye for an illustrated tour of these symbols, to be split into two Adult Forums due to their large number.  Part 2 is scheduled for Sunday March 15

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - An Introduction to the Monteverdi Vespers
Alan Lewis gives an overview of some of the special music to be presented by the Choir on February 15, describing its historical and artistic significance as an early monument of classical sacred music.

Sunday, February 15 - Youth Sunday
Using ideas from Living the Good News!, the curriculum used in our Sunday School classes, our high school class and their teachers will lead a Bible Study.  The focus of today’s lesson will be Changed by God’s Power, Mark 9:2-9.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - The State of The Episcopal Church Today: The Diocese of Pittsburgh is a Thing Unto Itself
We will examine the 2014 Survey of Episcopal Congregations that is an extensive survey of membership, finances, and markers of vitality.  Special emphasis will be given to the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Calvary in comparison to others.  The rector will be our presenter.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Calvary is Neither Fish Nor Fowl: Church Size Dynamics
We will study how congregations, across denominations, function in predictable ways based on size and what this might mean for Calvary.  Join Jonathon as he continues this series.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - Practicing Intentional Hospitality: How Calvary Welcomes Guests
We will explore how Calvary attracts, welcomes, and integrates newcomers to our community and discuss practical ways to improve our hospitality.  This last in this series of adult education classes offered by Jonathon.

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - Carved Symbols and Shields – Part 2
Phil Maye, chair of the Architecture and History Committee, continues his discussion of the shields and symbols that adorn Calvary Episcopal Church. 

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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