Adult Education

St. Luke’s is blessed with vibrant and dynamic adult program offerings throughout the year. Here are the sessions scheduled for the upcoming season.

NEW : Winter 2018

Journey Through Epiphany: Immigration, Resettlement and the Christian Perspective.  Drawing on the work of Episcopal Migration Ministries, this six-part series will look at the world wide refugee crisis and how we are called as Christians to respond.  Starts Sunday, January 7, 9:00 AM in classroom 8.

Lenten Classes:

Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book As Guide To A Spiritual Life.  Working with a book by Derek Olsen this class will explore how the Book of Common Prayer is much more than just a service book; it also is a guide to spiritual practice and a repository of Christian wisdom.  We will explore how to use the BCP as a resource in building “rule of life” to deepen our spiritual practice in everyday life.  Thursday evenings at 7:00 in the downstairs Resource Room. First Class: February 15th

The Social Justice Bible Challenge — Reflection Group, Sundays in Lent at 9:00 in classroom 8.  Join the challenge!  Forty days of readings and reflections based upon the theme of social justice.  We will gather each Sunday during Lent to share our insights from the week’s readings.  You can order the book yourself or let us know and we will provide a copy.  (ISBN 978-0-88028-450-9). First Class: February 18th

Confirmation Class:  Second and Fourth Sundays of the month in the Chapter Room at 4:00 P.M.  Taught jointly with Trinity Portland, this class will prepare teens for the sacrament of confirmation using the Confirm Not Conform curriculum.  (Taught by Clergy and Christian Ed director, some classes may occur at Trinity.) Interested Middle and High Schoolers see Jon Radtke

Ongoing Classes

Sundays:

Explorers Group | 8:45-9:45 am | Chapter Room

The Explorers are confronting the challenges of discovering one’s truer Self.

This exploration is accompanied by group sharing, deep meditation, digesting chapters 1, 2 and 3 in Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, and the rich insights coming from Paul Tillich’s Shaking the Foundations.

Meaning is found as ego-consciousness allows the soul/Self to uncover the content of unconsciousness.  This is the journey.  The outcomes along the way are marked by increased consciousness.  On this journey one meets one’s many selves.  Exploration makes conscious the struggles of the self selving.

Newcomers are welcome.

Tuesdays:

Bible Study | after the 12:10 pm Eucharist | Upper Hall

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us.

Thursdays:

Theological Seminar | 6:30 pm | Chapter Room

Our study topic is Discovering the Developmental  influences on the Young Galilean, Jesus of Nazareth.  This research, partly focused on textual material not available until more recent years, allows a fresh look at what animated Jesus’s concept of his mission and message, how he understood himself as a prophet, and how he knew how to live his life.

Dr. Hanson’s paper is available in the Chapter Room.

Newcomers are welcome. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.