Adult Formation

Christian Formation provides an intentional way to deepen our understanding of our Christian identity. We cover topics that are salient in our engaging the world as followers of Christ. Formation hour includes discussion and presentations on scripture, church seasons, social justice issues, current events, popular culture, music, ethics, sin and redemption, stewardship, and more.

With this in mind, we have a clear and focused mission to make disciples who:

  • Are committed to understanding who Jesus is, and how we can follow his example;
  • Are increasing their understanding of scripture and how it applies to our daily lives and the choices we make;
  • Are engaged in building relationships with people inside and outside of our doors;
  • Respect the dignity of all people; and
  • Are learning together how to share the Gospel message by preparing our minds through formation, our heart through worship, and then engaging the world through the mission of the Church.

Social Justice Resources

Visit our Social Justice Resources page for videos, podcasts, and books recommended by the Episcopal Church.

Social Justice Resources

Sunday Morning Adult Forum

The Adult Forum meets on Sunday mornings from 10:30 - 11:30.  The Forum offers an opportunity to gather as a community of learners to explore faith, our world, and our Christian formation.  Clergy, lay leaders, and outside speakers offer presentations and lead discussions on a range of topics of interest to our parish community. All are welcome.

Wednesday Morning Bible and Book Study

There is a regular Bible and Book Study meeting on Wednesday mornings beginning at 10:30. The first 45 minutes are devoted to the scripture appointed for the following Sunday. The second half of the meeting is focused on other literature chosen by the participants.  New members are welcome any time. Please join us.

Wednesday Evening Adult Formation

The New Testament: In and Out of Order

Wednesday nights at 7 – 8:30 PM via Zoom

Each week, our group reads and discusses one or more of the Christian scriptures—but not in the order they appear in your Bible—in the order they were likely written, following the sequence in Marcus Borg's Evolution of the Word (2013). Listen as the followers of Jesus become the body of Christ. It's not (only) about getting the order right, but about hearing these inspired texts—and the voice of God—anew.
Read the assigned scripture for the week from your favorite Bible, watch the associated video(s), and join us for lively facilitated conversation. For more information contact Megan Hoskins at megan.hoskins@holycrossepiscopal.org.

Dec. 2

Mark

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Dec. 9

James & Colossians

James video link

Colossians video link

Jan 6

Matthew

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Jan 13

Hebrews

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Jan 27

John

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Feb 3

Ephesians

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Feb 10

Revelation

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