First Friday Films – intergenerational
First Friday of the month through June, beginning January 6th with Signs starring Mel Gibson (2002). Join us for monthly films that raise questions of faith in a complicated world. God at the movies isn’t always found in “religious” films. For youth and adults (parents’ guide available beforehand). At 6:00 we’ll have pizza (RSVP in advance so we order enough!) and at 6:30 we’ll start the film. Bring something to drink–Popcorn will be provided.
Woman of God – book group
This novel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro has caught the attention of several members of the parish. Beginning Tuesday January 10 at 3:30 PM we plan to have a group reading and discussing the novel. The novel is available from Amazon and other retailers in hardcover, paperback, Kindle and audio CD formats.
Nine-Fifteen Forum – 9:15 Sundays
What is it to live as a Christian in this day and age? How might we spread good news in a culture where many people, especially the young, may have no church background at all?
Nine-Fifteen Forum resumes Sunday January 8th. Our Sunday gospel readings this year are taken mostly from the Gospel according to Matthew. We will explore some of the themes and unique characteristics of this gospel. Saint Matthew used Jesus’ stories and teachings to instruct and sustain his racially-mixed church to meet the severe challenges in his time and community. We too, are challenged in today’s world to articulate faith and identity, and to bear witness to the good news, to baptize and to teach. How might Matthew’s work help us to do so? Join us Sundays January 8-February 26 from 9:15-10:15 AM (No Forum January 22 due to the parish Annual Meeting).
October – November 2016
Are you someone who has been a Christian for a long time, but sometimes still wonders about the basics? Or are you someone new to God and the Church who wants to get a better idea of what this Christianity thing is really all about? Then come join us Sundays at 9:15 AM beginning October 4th for Transforming Questions. In this class, we will seek to move into deeper life in Christ by engaging in some of faith’s most basic questions: Who is Jesus? Does God answer prayer? How do I read the Bible? Why bother with Church? What do I have to do to be a Christian? Each week we will gather, hear a talk on one of the central questions of the Christian faith, and join in small-group discussion. Through both listening and sharing, we will wrestle with these foundational questions in the context of faith and in the company of fellow seekers. As we do so, we will learn more about ourselves, one another, and the Jesus we are seeking.
Lenten Soup Suppers
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton’s Embracing Forgiveness, a five-part group study with DVD and discussion. If you would like a personal copy of the accompanying workbook for $10.95, please let Mother Cathy know as soon as possible so they may be ordered. Sessions will run Saturdays 10:00 AM to noon January 9 through February 6. If there is interest, a weekday session will be scheduled during Lent. Speak to Mother Cathy about days/times that might work for you.
Wait on the Lord
The beginning of the good news…
reading the Gospel of Mark
Dinner & Reading
Friday, September 18, 2015, 5:00 pm
An informal Middle Eastern dinner followed by reading of the oldest Gospel by candlelight and simple celebration of the Holy Eucharist according to the oldest text.
Reservations are requested for dinner. A donation of $12 will offset costs. Any additional donations will go to support our meal costs for Samaritan Center. Thanks for your generosity.
Reading Mark – Study Series
Beginning September 26th and 29th 2015
Saturdays 10:00-noon OR Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 PM
(Tuesday following brief celebration of Holy Eucharist at noon)
Identical sessions – you may vary your attendance as works for you.
Saturday 9/26 & Tuesday 9/29
Saturday 10/10 & Tuesday 10/13
Saturday 10/17 & Tuesday 10/20
Saturday 10/24 & Tuesday 10/27
Saturday 10/31 & Tuesday 11/3
Saturday 11/7 & Tuesday 11/10
Tuesday 11/17 & Saturday 11/21 (change due to diocesan convention)
You may attend the dinner, the series or both.
Email Office@GraceEpiscopalBaldwinsville.org or call 315 635 3214 to sign up.