Join with the St. Patrick’s community on Sundays and throughout the week as we walk together as the Body of Christ. We are offering many opportunities this year to engage both spiritually and socially. Pick one or pick them all! We will enjoy being together in these adult formation classes and discussions.
Forum - Gun Awareness: September 10 - October 1
September 10: The Police Perspective - Officer Theresa Hernandez, Dunwoody PD
Officer Hernandez is the Community Outreach Officer for the Dunwoody Police Department. Theresa will talk with us about gun safety in the home, the best way to advise your children when they are in a home where there is a gun not safely stored away. She will also discuss the impact of how the abundance of guns has affected her as a police officer. Theresa was a social worker before joining the Dunwoody Police Department. We will hear how that background has influenced her perspective on dealing with guns in our society.
September 17: Guns in Society - Margarita Moldovan, Mom’s Demand Action
As a member of Mom’s Demand Action, Margarita Moldovan’s presentation will focus on our state, the issues and legislation on gun safety, and what we can do individually to address these issues.
September 24: Guns at Home - Nancy Bustamante (Middle School Teacher and parishioner), D. Deming and Randee Rustin will facilitate a conversation for youth and adults.
October 1: Gun Plenary
Parishioners involved with St. Patrick’s Neighborhood Faith in Action will present information and resources from governmental databases and the Episcopal Church.
Forum - Those Episkopols!: October 8
Combined class with Caffeinated Conversations, in the Parlor. Come with your questions about the Episcopal Church, God, whatever!
Forum - Meditations for Racial Healing: October 15 - November 26
On October 15, Catherine Meeks will kick-off our 7-week study of her book, The Night Is Long, But Light Comes In The Morning: Meditations for Racial Healing. Each week we will explore Meek's meditations adding art to/with the discussion.
Forum - Advent: December 3 - 24
For Advent, we will explore the classic text by Marcus Borg and Jonathan Crossan, The First Christmas: What The Gospels Really Teach About Jesus' Birth. Mo. Julia Rusling will return to St. Patrick's to preach and lead our class on December 3 and an Advent Retreat on Saturday, December 2!
Caffeinated Conversations - Gun Awareness: September 10 - October 1
Combined class with the Forum in the Parish Hall.
Caffeinated Conversations - Those Episkopols! : October 8
Combined class with the Forum. Come with your questions about the Episcopal Church, God, whatever!
Caffeinated Conversations - Episcopal 101: October 15 - November 12
This is for any adult who is interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church and serves as a preparation for Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Covenants.
Caffeinated Conversations - Self Organized: November 19 - December 17
The Scripture class is devoted to close reading and discussion of the Bible. We explore various interpretations and links to our daily lives. Currently, we are immersed in John's gospel using Barclay's commentary as a guide. All are welcome and encouraged to join us.
Moving Mondays with EfM
EfM stands for Education for Ministry. Here “Ministry” means following Christ in all one does whether one is ordained or not. This four-year program is developed and supervised by the University of the South and is Episcopal in ethos.
The class is facilitated by Wayne Ware and meets on Monday evenings from 6:45-9:15PM via Zoom. Currently, the fall class is full.
Terrific Tuesdays - First Tuesdays: God At The Movies 10/3, 11/7, 12/5
Come join us at the movies the first Tuesday of each month, starting on October 3, from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. We will provide a light meal of sandwiches and some movie snacks. We will have a conversation about the movie by replaying sections of the film. You don't need to watch the movie beforehand, but it will make the discussion more interesting if you are familiar with the movie being discussed. Our first movie is Blue Miracle which can be found on Netflix.