Adult Formation

The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,

for the ears of the wise seek it out. (Proverbs 18:15)

St. John's offers a welcoming community where adults can explore and deepen their faith.

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, join us to study the Bible, learn new prayer practices, and discuss what it means to live a life of faith in the modern world.

Adult Forum

Join us for Adult Forum at 9am, every Sunday between the 8am and 10am services. Usually we will explore one theme over a couple weeks. Recent topics:

  • Women in the Bible: studying scriptural stories of female characters, both well-known and forgotten

  • Praying in Color: coloring mandalas as meditative prayer practice during the Advent season

  • Polyphonic Reading: a multi-voice way of delving into scripture for both performance and deeper understanding

We're always searching for ideas to explore together.

Christ Walk

This Lent we invite you to join us for Christ Walk! What's better than feeding your soul while developing healthy practices for your body and mind? Christ Walk outlines a 40-day program for individuals and groups to focus on improving physical health while engaging in spiritual and mental reflection and growth. The book gives a reflective passage on health and spirituality each day of the journey. Each chapter is a daily meditation on different aspects of mind, body, and spiritual health tied to biblical teachings and Christian traditions.

We will be holding a weekly meeting to talk through the past week meditations and to find inspiration and support in the community. We offer this program to the wider community and encourage you to invite friends and family to be a part of this journey.

Our first meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 1 at 4pm.

Copies of the book/journal can be found on Church Publishing or Amazon.

Book Study Groups

Once or twice a year, we read and discuss books discuss during lunch. The books tend to cover an important aspect of lived faith. In 2018, we read:

  • Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo


If you have a book you'd like the parish to read together, please do share it!


Retreats are an ideal way to form community and deepen spiritual practice. Our retreats are half-day, day-long, or overnight at Camp Washington or Incarnation Center. Themes have included bread-baking, Sabbath, and knitting.

Saint John's Episcopal Church

129 Ledgehill Road

North Guilford, CT 06437

(203) 457-1094

Questions? Email us.