Christian Education and Formation

                                                    CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND FORMATION

Our Mission

The mission of the Christian Education and Formation Commission is to manage the adult education programs at St. Anselm’s and to provide parishioners with opportunities to enrich their spiritual lives.   In light of St. Paul’s advice in his letter to the Ephesians, St. Anselm’s parish offers many kinds of experiences that “equip the saints for ministry.” We explore the meaning of Christianity, the Christian movement, world religions, and the role of the Anglican Church in all these realms from both historic and contemporary perspectives.

We also work to examine ourselves as seeking people who have many different gifts, and who need different kinds of educational and formative experiences to grow to our full potential.  Using one-time events or series that employ seminars, discussion, literature, media, and/or creative expression, we strive to examine these subjects, and deepen our spiritual experience beyond Sunday services.

Programs and Events

  • Lenten Series
  • Retreats

  • Series involving Speakers, Films and/or Discussion Groups

  •  Book Club Study and Discussion Groups

  • Bible Study Groups

  • Creative Workshops

  • Fundraising for Scholarships

  • Notifications about Outside Events at other Churches, Seminaries, or Diocesan facilities.

Current Programs 

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Join the Commission! 

The Christian Formation Commission is open to all who wish to plan and take part in furthering its mission to enhance the St. Anselm’s spiritual experience.  It would be an excellent “fit” for you if you have one or more of these traits:

  • You are a “seeker” yourself

  • You like to think or act creatively

  • You enjoy writing, planning, discussions, reading or leading groups

 Current Commission members include:

  •  Anne Brown (Chair)

  • Sharyn Barrington-Carlson

  • Marian Mulkey

  • Judy Peak

  • Avon Wilson

  • Fr. John Sutton

Meetings are held “as needed” and most work is done by email.

If you would like more information or wish to be contacted by someone about any individual Christian Formation program, or to learn more about the Commission, please  click here to send the chairperson  a message. 

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