Learning (Page 4)

Learning (Page 4)

There are numerous opportunities for deepening your faith through study and learning offered by each congregation.

Check out the Scripture page, or learn more about prayer.

Would you like to dig more deeply into the Bible, church history, and theology? Check out the Education for Ministry course.

Look into resources for teachers if you’re leading others – or designing study for yourself.

Technology workgroups offer hands-on help

When a group from St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Arlington requested help learning to do more with their website, an idea was born: hands-on technology workgroups. Members of St. Alban’s who are involved with the church’s communications formats – WordPress website, Facebook, and the e-newsletter – invited diocesan communications staff to come work with them on Tuesday, February 10, with a follow-up session Wednesday, February 11. Six members of St. Alban’s arrived at Theatre Arlington, tech devices in hand, ready to work. Peter Polk…

Abundant Living conference offered for seniors and caregivers

Are you over 60? Feel like 60? Care for someone over 60? Then this conference is for you. Seniors, family members, and caregivers are encouraged to attend the Province VII Older Adult Ministries’ 2015 Abundant Living conference “A Time for Transition” for three days of exploring aging as a spiritual journey. The conference is Monday, March 16, through Wednesday, March18, at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX. Check-in begins on Monday at 10 am, with the event ending at 1 pm on…

Cursillo offers opportunity for spiritual growth, renewal – UPDATED

UPDATE: this post has been updated to indicate that the cost to attend weekend has been waived. It’s free, a gift from the Cursillo community.  Would you like to meet more of your Episcopal church family around the diocese? How about a “Christianity 101” class to get a good overview (or refresher) of the principles our faith is based on? Maybe you’ve tired yourself out running in circles and need a little bit of focused time to re-calibrate and find direction. You might find it helpful to…

Episcopalian joins other scholars to review Texas textbooks

In early 2014 David Brockman, Ph.D,  parishioner at St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, was asked by the nonprofit watchdog group Texas Freedom Network (TFN) to join ten other scholars in an independent review of the social studies textbooks up for adoption by the State of Texas. The Network was “troubled by the exclusion of credentialed scholars from the official textbook review panels and my job was to evaluate the coverage of religions in world geography and world history textbooks,” Brockman…

Growing in Faith Together – Video from workshop

The next Growing in Faith Together workshops will be June 20 and 21, also at Trinity Lutheran Church. Attendance at the first set of workshops is not a prerequisite. Registration for the June workshops will be available soon on the diocesan website.

Liturgy for Rogation Days

Cindy Coe, Christian formation consultant and author of the Abundant Life Garden Project curriculum from Episcopal Relief and Development, has written a liturgy to be used on Rogation Days for the blessing of church and community gardens. Read more about the neighborliness of celebrating Rogation Days, which occur during the season of Easter. The beginning of the litany: As all the earth is a garden, Lord, we ask that you bless this small piece of the earth. As Your Light shines…