FALL FORMATION 2019

Gather, Transform, Send

Our work as a Church begins by coming together as the Body of Christ -- to then be transformed in head, heart, and spirit -- so that when we are sent out we can be Christ's eyes, Christ's hands, Christ's heart, and Christ's feet.

Formation helps us learn about the faith we profess. It helps us to see the places where we can grow. It gives us the space to ask questions and to reflect with others about how we live our lives loving God, loving one another, and loving ourselves. We hope you will find an opportunity that inspires you.

Baptism, Confirmation & Reception into the Episcopal Church

If you are interested in the sacraments of Baptism or Confirmation, or in Reception into the Episcopal Church, or have any other questions, please contact the priests: the Rev. Suzi Holding or the Rev. Andrew Suitter.
Wednesday's classes serve as preparation for Baptism and Confirmation. If you can't make the classes but want to participate (whether or not you want to be baptized or confirmed), please let us know.

SUNDAYS

Morning Worship - 9:30 a.m.

Instructed Eucharist: Opening Up the Liturgy: September 8, 15, 22, 29

Adult Forum - 11:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon - Parish Lounge

September 15: One Book, One Parish Chat: The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland

September 22: "Anglicanism and Protestantism: What's the Difference?" led by Dr. Dan Rhodes

September 29: "Anglicanism & Catholicism: What's the Difference?" led by postulant Meghan Murphy-Gill

October 13: "Liturgy: Journey into the Dimension of the Kingdom of God" led by Pastor Frank Senn

October 20: "Eucharistic Prayer: Expressing A Christian Worldview" led by Pastor Frank Senn

October 27: ReVive Center for Housing & Healing (recipient of our Christmas Baskets), Kevin McCullough, COO

November 10: "Faithful Generations" led by the Rev. Suzi Holding

November 17: "Ministry in 5G(enerations)" led by the Rev. Suzi Holding

November 24: Episcopal Charities, Matthew Berryman, CEO

Equipping the Saints (see below) - 10:45 a.m. - 3rd Sundays of the Month

In the Chapel: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15

MONDAYS

Education for Ministry (EfM) (see below)

Questions? Ask Sam Love or Debbie Buesing

A Just Harvest Soup Kitchen, 4th Mondays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Sept. 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 23

TUESDAYS

Morning Prayer, Coffee, & Bible Study - Lounge - 10:30-12:00 noon

Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 10, 17 - Questions? Ask Andrew

Laundry Love @ All Washed Up - 4th Tuesdays - 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Sept . 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26, Dec. 17 - Questions? Ask Andrew

WEDNESDAYS

(W)Holy Wednesdays @ Whole Foods Wine Bar (Green Bay Road) - 6:30-8:00 p.m.

All are welcome! Many in the congregation have articulated a desire for more formation about the basics of Christianity, the Bible, and what it means to be an Episcopalian. So, come as you are, get what you need to be comfortable (food/drink for purchase), and settle in for an evening of discussion and reflection about our common life of faith. Classes serve as Baptism and Confirmation preparation. Questions? Ask Andrew or Suzi
Christianity 101: Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16

Bible 102: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6

Anglicanism/Episcopalianism 103: Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18

THURSDAYS

Listening Hours with Andrew - 1:30-3:30 p.m. @ Curt's Café, 2922 Central Street, Evanston

Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19

FRIDAYS

Friday Eucharist (in the Chapel), followed by Fellowship @ Panera, Wilmette

Every Friday at 7:00 a.m., except for Nov 29

ADDITIONAL DATES

Blessing of the Animals: Sunday, October 6

@ 8:00 a.m. - Gillson Park Beach

A Celebration for All Beach Goers! 

Service of Blessing led by the Rev. Suzi Holding

@ 2:00 p.m. - St. Augustine's Courtyard

A Festive Celebration for families and pets led by Parker Bentley

Service of Blessing led by the Rev. Andrew Suitter

Half Day Parish Wide Spiritual Retreat: Saturday, October 26

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. @ St. Augustine's

Introduction to Paths of Spirituality: how to meditate, pray and connect

Led by Hilary Kennedy & Mary Senn

Blue Christmas Service: Thursday, December 19

4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Chapel & Church Open for Prayer - 4:00 p.m.

Special Liturgy - 6:30 p.m.

A service for all, especially those for whom the holidays are difficult

Family Promise

Host dates: October 27 - November 2, November 24 - November 30

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Equipping the Saints

Members of this group seek to live the call of our Baptismal Covenant to "persevere in resisting evil," especially in the context of racism. We began this conversation the first Sunday of Lent in 2016. We pledged to watch the videos shared from the 2016 Trinity Institute: Listen for a Change, and continued that discussion through the month of May. Now the group continues the essential work of racial reconciliation. Please see the Parish E-newsletter for upcoming meetings or contact Sam Love for more information.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year program of scripture study and theological education within the context of small group conversation and and practice. EfM helps people of faith explore the depth of the Christian tradition, connecting with their experiences of the world as they study, pray, and engage in theological reflection together. To learn more about St. Augustine's EfM group, contact Sam Love or Debbie Buesing.