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Adult Formation Classes

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Adult Formation Classes

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.

Newcomers Class

Starting in August, the Rev. Amber Carswell will hold a four-week newcomers class for any and all, with two options for attendance: a Zoom class held entirely online or a small in-person gathering held outdoors at a safe distance. For more information, email Amber.

Grief Support Group

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. The group is facilitated by the Rev. Bill Kolb, former associate rector of Calvary with many years of experience in pastoral care and bereavement counseling. Those interested in receiving the Zoom link for the group are encouraged to contact Bill at 901-438-0751.

Podcast Episodes

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.

Gleanings: Conversations with Scott Walters

Join an online conversation about faith, justice, empathy, prayer, and more each week with a small group. Conversation fodder will come from articles accessible online by authors from Barbara Brown Taylor to David Foster Wallace (and others who don’t use all three of their names). The Sunday class is full, but other groups may form if there is interest. Contact Scott Walters.

Zoom Bible Study with Amber Carswell

The Rev. Amber Carswell is leading a study of the book of Exodus. The group meets on Zoom on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., so contact Amber, if you want to join this new way of being together. Jump in any time!

Education for Ministry

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. The Wednesday evening group has reached capacity, but there are two spots in the Tuesday evening group that meets from 6:30-8:30. For now, the group is meeting online (through Zoom). Contact Paige Whittle if you are interested in learning more about this group.