St Lukes

Adult Education

St. Luke’s offers a variety of adult education opportunities throughout the year.  Our weekly Wilderness Wonderings, are a combination of hiking, biblical reflection and fellowship at a local park, or nature trail on Saturday Mornings from 8 am – 11 am, and usually include in-depth Bible study; focusing on the lectionary readings for the week.  But we also periodically engage a variety of teachers and experts in various subjects for additional short-term subject study during certain seasons, like Advent, Lent, or Easter on Sundays after Coffee hour, or at another time convenient to the presenter.

Past offerings have included classes on “Exploring Sacred Art” and “Exploring Sacred Music, led by Dr. Gary Toops; a Lenten workshop entitled, “Making Life Triumph: Preparing for a Holy Death,” an examination of death and dying lead by palliative care physician and parishioner, Dr. Adam Kendell;  a six week series on “Using your Write Brain: Poetry as Path to Healing and Resurrection,” led by poet, educator Alex Martin Donovan, and  “The Quantum Divine,” an exploration of cosmology, astro-physics and faith by physicist and parishioner, Carlos Carrion.

Every Lent we offer  “Holy Hikes: aka Wilderness Wonderings” on Saturday mornings starting at 8 am.  Members gather and carpool to various hiking spots where we combine hiking, mediation, prayer and scripture reflection as a way of settling deeper into a healthy Lenten spiritual discipline.

Periodically we offer in depth preparation for those wishing to be confirmed or baptized in the Christian faith and Episcopal tradition.  Anyone interested is invited to inform the rector and a course of study will be arranged.