Formation Offerings at St. Paul’s (1st Quarter)

Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self, others and all creation. In this process, we are transformed into the people God wants us to be. (The Episcopal Church)

Sunday Morning Forums

Sunday morning forums take place every week at 9 am in the Guild Room of St. Paul’s (unless otherwise specified). Speakers and topics vary, here’s the first quarter’s schedule:

January 7 – Meet the Chapter Candidates, presented by Dean’s Warden Darien DeLorenzo

January 14 – The Cathedral Budget, presented by Cathedral Controller Erin Sacco Pineda

January 21 – A Celebration of Local Authors, introduced by Dean Penny, featuring a number of parishioner-authors.

January 28 – No forum, but stay for lunch and the Annual Parish Meeting at noon.

February 4 – Local author and Methodist minister Rev. John Fanestil on his book American Heresy: The Roots and Reach of White Christian Nationalism

February 11 – Local author, professor, and parishioner Mary Doak on her latest book A Prophetic, Public Church: a Witness to Hope Amid the Global Crises of the Twenty-First Century

February 18 to March 17 – Lent Series studying local author, professor, and parishioner Peter Bolland’s book The Seven Stone Path: An Everyday Journey to Wisdom

March 24 – Palm Sunday – No Forum

March 31 – Easter Day – No Forum

April 7 to 28 – Creation Care forum series, sponsored by our Simpler Living ministry

Lent Offerings

February 14 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Join us this day for Ashes-to-Go, where small groups from St. Paul’s spread out across the city to offer ashes and prayers in the streets. Email Susan Jester ( to sign up.

Starting February 19 (Monday nights 7 – 8:30 pm, in person) – Book Study: So We and Our Children May Live: Following Jesus in Confronting the Climate Crisis by Sarah Augustine, led by our Simpler Living ministers.

Starting February 21 (Wednesday nights 6:30 – 8 pm, Virtually on Zoom) – Book Study: The Nonviolent God, by J. Denny Weaver, led by the Rev. Carol Worthing

Starting February 21 (Wednesday nights 7 – 8:30 pm, in person) – “What is an Episcopalian?” held at St. Paul’s and led by Cathedral clergy.

Upcoming – Embracing Evangelism 101, a four week course teaching Episcopal evangelism that can lead to Lay Licensing on completion. Dates/times TBA. Contact Phyllis Lengyel, LLE ( if interested.

Easter Season

Watch for more details on an Easter Book Study of Beyond a Binary God: A Theology for Trans Allies, by Tara K. Soughers.

Are you ready to sign up for one or more of the above? Email to get connected with the right individual.

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