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.

Special Events

We seek to find ways to engage the spiritual life of our community. Most recently we were able to host a Christ Walk Group and a yoga class. At other times we have studied the enneagram, held podcast groups and gardened. St. John's is a community centered in healing, wholeness, and love.

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. Recently 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

  • Without Shame or Fear by the Right Reverend Robert Hirschfeld.

 

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

Retreats

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.