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Adult Education

Education provides opportunities to not only learn about Christian life through the teachings of Jesus, the Christ, but to also guide us in living out our Baptismal Covenant. By centering our lives on Jesus, we are better able to engage the world around us and join in God’s mission of forgiveness and reconciliation.


Men's Breakfast offers scripture study, weekly on Wednesdays
at 7:00 am, in the church kitchen. Contact David Lark.

Centering Prayer (silent meditative prayer in a small group) meets
Thursdays at 8:00 am in the Chapel. Contact Bruce Johnson.

Life Tranformed: The Way of Love in Lent.  Mondays at 7 pm at the church, 
Feb. 28-Apr 11, 2022. Contact Helen Penrod.

Women’s Scripture Study meets online Wednesdays, 2:30-4 pm. 

Contact Maggie Kyger.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius for Women is led by The Rev. Cynthia Walter
The current group is closed, but there is the possibility of a new group
forming in August 2022.


Confirmation classes  - For youth and adults), offered based on interests.  
Contact The Rev. Ed Bachschmid.

Inquirers Class – For people new to the Episcopal Church and confirmed Episcopalians.
Contact The Rev. Ed Bachschmid.

Adult Forum - check back for current offerings.

A Sacred Ground class was offered in 2021.


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Centering Prayer

Every Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. members from Emmanuel and the community gather in the chapel for a period of centering prayer.

Centering prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him.

The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.

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