Adult Formation

Sunday Mornings     I    9:30 – 10:15 a.m.     I     Parish Hall


Wednesday Evenings    I     7:30 – 8:30 p.m.     I    Canterbury Center

Adult Formation does not gather on the first Sunday of the month.

March 2022 - Wednesday Evenings

Songs My Grandma Sang

On Wednesday evenings in March, Pastor Vicki and Cheryl Boop will co-lead a discussion of the book, Songs My Grandma Sang, by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

The book explores the hymns that formed him and a whole generation. The hybrid discussion will take place in the Canterbury Center or you can join by Zoom. Watch this space for more details coming soon.

February 2022 - Wednesday Evenings

Looking For God in Messy Places

On Wednesday evenings throughout the month of February, parishioners gathered for a Wednesday evening discussion of the book, Looking for God in Messy Places: A Book About Hope, by The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby. On February 16, Bishop Owensby joined the group from his home in Louisiana to lead the discussion.
It was an evening of personal insight and spiritual conversation and a video of the hybrid Zoom meeting will be available here.

January / February 2022 - Sunday Mornings

When God Calls

Dan Morton and Pastor Vicki are looking at a variety of stories in the Bible about when and how God calls and what those calls tell us about God.

This course will meet January 9, 16, 23 & 30 and February 20 & 27.  You can join in person or by zoom.  The zoom link is in the weekly e-news letter.

The first session looked at the stories of Sarah & Hagar.  If you missed it you can watch the video here.

The second session looked at the stories of Moses & Samuel.  We captured most of the session on the video you can find here.

The third session looked at the stories of Isaiah and Jeremiah.  You can find the video here.

The fourth session looked at the stories of Zechariah and Mary.  You can find the video here.

The fifth session looked at the stories of Andrew & Peter & Nathaniel and Philip.  You can find the video here.  Note that the sound for this video is low, turn your speakers up.

The sixth session looked at the stories of Mary Magdalene and Paul.  You can find the video here.

November 2021 - Sunday Mornings

The Letter of Paul to Philemon

November 14: A Conversation on the Book of Philemon: Part 1 – Dan Morton

Download the Handout The Letter to Philemon – Setting and Scene and Annotated Text

November 21: A Conversation on the Book of Philemon: Part 2- Dan Morton

Download the Handout A Tale of Two Letters: Paul’s Letter to Philemon and Pliny the Younger’s Letter to Sabinianus


November 28 – No Formation

October 2021 - Sunday Mornings

“Saint Mark’s: Past, Present, and Future”

During October, Pastor Vicki will lead a discussion called, Saint Mark’s: Past, Present, and Future.” We will talk about who Saint Mark’s has been in the past, who we are now, and who we hope to become.

Each week we will be posting links to video of the conversation.


Links to videos of the sessions:

October 10

The October 17 session is in 4 parts:

October 17 – part 1

October 17 – part 2

October 17 – part 3

October 17 – part 4

October 24 – note that the video did not capture much of Pastor Vicki’s face

October 31


Session Notes



September 2021 - Sunday Mornings


Sept. 12 – St. Paul’s Conversion – Judith Grant

Sept. 19When did Paul live and how do we know? – Dan Morton

Sept. 26Who are those people in St. Paul’s letters? – Dan Morton


April - May 2021 - Tuesday Evenings

 The Episcopal Tradition Through Stories and Conversation

Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm via Zoom


April 13 – Faith and Life – The Rev. Christopher Richardson

April 20Church History – The Rev. Jason Oden

April 27Episcopal Stories – Emma Helms-Steinmetz

May 4Worship and Liturgy – The Rev. Christopher Richardson

May 11Theology –  The Rev. Jason Oden

This series is designed especially for those pursuing confirmation but is appropriate for anyone wanting to listen in or join conversations of faith, history, liturgy and theology within The Episcopal Church.

Contact Emma Helms-Steinmetz for more information and to receive Zoom links to participate in the live discussions or to watch individual recordings on demand.

Hosted by the Diocese of Southern Ohio Formation Team and many excellent leaders throughout our diocese!

March 2021 - Sunday Mornings

The Rev. C. Chris Thompson will lead a discussion through Brian D. McLaren’s book, The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth That Could Change Everything.

Sundays 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

The Zoom link is available on the Parish Calendar.

January / February 2021 Sunday Mornings

Episcopal 101

The Rev. C. Chris Thompson will lead this introduction (or refresher!) to the Episcopal tradition. All are welcome. Those who are interested in confirmation are encouraged to attend.

Sundays 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

The Zoom link is available on the Parish Calendar.


Read the Episcopal Church’s Charter for Life-Long Christian Formation HERE.