The Adult Christian Formation Committee (ACF) is a lay-led group that seeks to nurture the faith and spiritual growth of the Calvary community through inspirational and challenging formation offerings for adults. Classes are led by clergy, lay volunteers, and guest speakers from local colleges, seminaries, churches, synagogues, and non-profit organizations. All adult classes are open to the adult community as a whole.
with the Rev. Katherine Bush | January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, & 23 in the Library Using Rachel Held Evans’ memoir Searching for Sunday, this class will offer a time to consider our own stories in light of the stories and sacraments of the church. Evans makes connections between the ancient stories and rituals and her life in the 21st century, and she’ll help us do the same. Bonus—her voice is both irreverent and beautiful. The Rev.…Find out more »
When writer Kathleen Norris returned to church after decades away, the language of Christianity was a barrier. “Judgment,” “sinner,” “dogma,” “salvation,” were all part of the faith’s “scary vocabulary.” Norris’s wrestling with those words became a book that’s remained in print for more than 20 years. Each week, a short chapter (2-3 pages) from Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith will provide the theme, to which we may add an online article, a poem, or who knows what else (we…Find out more »
Jan. 16: Scott Walters, Paul McLain, Katherine Bush, Mimsy Jones Jan. 23: Sally & Dalton Lyon, Tim Huebner, Elizabeth Crosby Epiphany is the season of celebrating those moments when we come to see the world more clearly or, perhaps, differently. Come hear the stories of the movies, songs, books, and encounters that changed the hearts and minds of Calvary parishioners and clergy. And be encouraged to examine your own life’s experiences that shaped the way you understand God and the world…Find out more »
with David Waters David Waters has been thinking, talking, and praying a lot lately about the news and his role as a journalist and human and member of the body of Christ. Join this award-winning writer and Associate Director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis in the Great Hall for a thoughtful conversation about the information we consume and how we might rethink our relationship with the news.Find out more »
Newcomers classes offer an opportunity for you to get to know Calvary better. For more information, email Ebet Peeples.
The Grief Support Group offers healing and hope after the death of a loved one or another form of loss. This is done through mutual sharing in a small group setting. The group meets every other Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. over Zoom. Those interested in receiving the Zoom link for the group are encouraged to contact Paul McLain.
This podcast series features Lenten Preaching Series speakers and other faith leaders, authors, and creative thinkers around the world. Search for Calvary Episcopal Church on your favorite podcast app or go to calvarymemphis.org/podcast.
Education for Ministry (EfM) invites participants into small, mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened. EfM seminar groups meet in local settings and online and provide a four-year curriculum that develops a theologically informed, reflective, and articulate laity.
Calvary has two EfM groups. Both groups meet at Calvary from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Richard Hendricks if you are interested in joining the Wednesday night group and Ashton Anderson if you are interested in the Tuesday night group.
A men’s Bible study that meets every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at Barth House (409 Patterson Street) and Zoom. Contact the Rev. Paul McLain for more information.