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.
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
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
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
(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
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
Friday Eucharist (in the Chapel), followed by Fellowship @ Panera, Wilmette
Every Friday at 7:00 a.m., except for Nov 29
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
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.