Spiritual Development / Adult Education
The Rev. Dr. Maylin Biggadike, Clergy Associate for Spiritual Development
Sunday series: Adult Class with the Clergy follows the 10 a.m. service. Based on The Story, an introductory survey of the Bible that takes actual Biblical passages and presents them in what the editors consider to be chronological order, this series will provide an introduction and orientation to the Bible. The class meets about three Sundays most months, with time off for various special events. Interested parishioners will gather in the Chapel immediately after the 10 a.m. service. Coffee will be available, and each class last will about 40 minutes. The schedule of readings and classes, and copies of The Story, are available in the Church Office. A contribution of $5 for the book is suggested.
Saturday Class with the Clergy consists of one-hour Saturday morning classes in five three-week groups spread throughout the year, excluding December and February. The focus is on challenges for modern, non-fundamentalist readers when they come to the Bible.
Spiritual Direction Meets Two Mondays per Month from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Garden Room
“Spirituality” is often used this day-in-age to cover many subjects we can’t slot into a neat category. But, spirituality in its religious sense refers to the relationship between us and God pursued in the life of faith, hope, and love. Christian spirituality is a gift of the Holy Spirit, conferring a relationship to God in Christ within the believing community. Spiritual direction is then the direction of God’s Spirit in the life of the person who longs for a greater understanding and deeper commitment to God’s presence in their lives. It mainly has to do with the everyday events in our lives and recognizing them as the means by which God tries to reach us.
The meetings consist of prayer, scripture, meditation, reflection, and dialogue. If you would like to know more about this or would like to join this group, please contact the Rev. Dr. Maylin Biggadike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advent Quiet Day
The three women priests at St. Elizabeth’s invite you to join them for a quiet morning of reflection. Give yourself a treat during Advent and get away for a few hours from the busy-ness and preparations of the season. Participants meet at church at 9 a.m., conclude the retreat with Holy Eucharist, and adjourn for lunch.
Classes in Lent
During the season of Lent, Saturday morning class for adults are held in the committee room from 10-11 a.m.
Monday Night Lenten Dinners We gather for conversation and fellowship at 6:45 p.m., begin a potluck dinner at 7:15, around 8 p.m. begin our program, and have Compline and finish by about 9:15 or so. Don’t know about Compline? Come and see…
Monday night Lenten Dinners have been a highlight of this season for a number of years at St. Elizabeth’s.
Women's Lenten Series on Centering Prayer
During Lent, the Rev. Joan Conley and the Rev. Cathy Quinn offer a series on Centering Prayer on Wednesdays, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the Garden Room off the Parish Hall. These are Wednesdays when Moms Group does NOT meet. The Centering Prayer series is open to anyone interested. Childcare is offered on these days so that parents with small children can attend.
Bible Study with The Rev. Dr. Maylin Biggadike
The Rev. Dr. Maylin Biggadike leads Bible Study sessions at various times throughout the year.
Each fall parishioners are invited to spend a weekend of reflection and mediation at an away retreat with members of St. Elizabeth's clergy staff.