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Education and Formation

St. Matthew's offers education and formation opportunities for all ages! A few of our opportunities include:


  • Our adult formation series. This is a themed series of classes that meets every Sunday at 9 AM in our conference room. Themes change seasonally based on class interest. A few of our recent series include:

    • Living with the Lesser Saints, where we study some of the lesser-known saints and holy people from church history. Figures have included everyone from Antony the Great, one of the founders of Christian monasticism, to the trend-setting, globe-trotting missionary Julia Chester Emery, to Absalom Jones, the very first black priest in the Episcopal Church!

    • The Road to Nicaea, an action-packed history of the events that led up to the Nicene Creed we recite every Sunday. We study the theological controversies that engulfed an entire empire, and the all-too-human politics and faux pas that surrounded them. Want to learn more about Athanasius, the bishop who managed to get exiled five times? Or to hear about how the Nicene Creed was almost overturned after one of its most prominent supporters accidentally insulted the Roman emperor's mother at a state banquet? Or do you just want to get clearer on what on earth the Nicene Creed is saying? This class covered all that and more!

    •  Embracing an Adult Faith, a video series with renowned New Testament scholar Marcus Borg. In this series, Marcus Borg takes us through his own personal faith journey, enlivening it with his expertise as a biblical scholar. Have you struggled with how to live as an adult with the faith you learned as a child? Do you want to know how Marcus Borg finds God everywhere - even on a crowded commercial airplane? This class may be just what you're looking for!

  • Our enquirer's class. This class is designed to explore the Episcopal Church. While we especially welcome newcomers to St. Matt's (and newcomers to the Episcopal Church!) to this class, all are welcome and invited to attend. Often long-time members find they learn something new when they go over "the basics" of the church! It does not meet during the summer months.

  • Sunday School for children is available during the 10 AM service. Our small but dedicated corps of Sunday school teachers will be happy to help your children explore God through toys, stories, and more! Children are also invited to the children's sermon at the 10 AM service. They may even get to see Fr. Frank attempt one of his famous magic tricks! 

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