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Adult Education


First Friday Book Group


First Fridays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Bookstore Mezzanine

Starting in the fall Christ Church Greenwich will host a monthly book group that will meet on the FIRST FRIDAY of each month led by Becky Ford and Karen Royce. ALL ARE WELCOME! You can read just the books you are interested in or you can read them all. Please RSVP to firstfridaybookgroup@gmail.com to let us know you are coming.

April 4 (A Lenten Meditation): Quarantine: A Novel by Jim Crace Quarantine is an imaginative and powerful retelling of Christ's fabled 40-day fast in the desert. In Crace's account, Jesus travels to a cluster of arid caves where he crosses paths with a small group of exiles who are on a pilgrimage to find redemption. One wealthy and manipulative quarantiner recognizes characteristics in Christ that he believes are divine. Evoking the strangeness and beauty of the desert landscape, Crace provocatively interprets one of our most important stories. 

Spring reading schedule coming soon!
 

The Lenten Bible Challenge


Ash Wednesday - Easter Sunday, 2014

Lent is traditionally a time for reflection as we prepare for Easter. This year, members of the Christian Formation Commission and Christ Church Greenwich clergy invite you to be part of a special journey. Join us as we read the Gospel of Matthew from Ash Wednesday to Easter, together, here at Christ Church Greenwich. Many faithful Christians have never read the Bible. Lent is the ideal time to begin an exploration of God’s word. 

Our 2014 Lenten booklet, A Lenten Pilgrimage with St. Matthew, is a day-by-day guide through the Gospel of Matthew. Don’t want a hard copy? Click here to sign up to receive daily meditations via email. The Bible is meant to be read in community. Pick a buddy, a partner or a family member and embark on a Lenten journey together. 

For more information, contact The Rev'd Jenny Owen, 203.869.6600, x11.

The Exploration Series


Sundays, 10:10 am, Parish Hall

Join us each Sunday for a series of presentations by speakers from our faith community as well as scholars, business people and theologians from around the country.  Enjoy a cup of coffee with fellow parishioners as we learn about their spiritual journey, while sharing and exploring our own.

Acts of the Apostles and the Letters of Paul: A Study Series


Sundays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Tomes-Higgins House
Wednesdays, 12 noon - 1:30 pm, Tomes-Higgins House
Thursdays, 8:30 - 9:30 am, Vestry Room

Over the course of the 2013-2014 program year, Christ Church Greenwich will offer a series of Bible studies focused on the Acts of the Apostles and the Letters of Paul -- scripture that presents the earliest description of the life, ministry, and teaching of the Christian Church. Led by our curate, The Rev’d Dane Boston, this study flows naturally from last year’s The Gospels: A Study Series, but participation in that study is not a prerequisite for participation in this.

This series will offer three weekly meetings to accommodate a wide variety of schedules: Sunday evenings, Wednesdays lunchtime and Thursday mornings. All meetings will be the same in structure and content, though the Thursday morning session will be slightly shorter. Participants are asked to indicate their preferred meeting time, but are invited and encouraged to make-up missed sessions by attending a different meeting. In order to facilitate group conversation, each weekly gathering will be limited to twelve participants.

For more information, download the curriculum guide.  For questions, or to register for one of the study sessions, contact Dane Boston, 203.869.6600, x14.

Education for Ministry


Mondays, 6:30 pm, Tomes-Higgins House
 
Ever wanted to join a book group?  Interested in history?  Love to read?  Curious? If so, you’ve been missing an opportunity:  EFM, the coed book group with a twist.  In Bible Study you learn what to believe and why;  EFM allows you to explore your faith through history, literature, shared experiences and lively discussions - it takes a global look at the world and life in general and, within the group discussions, applies it to every day life.  Worried about a four year commitment?  Don’t be - just think of it like a lease - you can renew it or not.  No educational criteria, no experience necessary, EFM is user friendly!  This class is open to everyone - you can even bring a friend.  So sign up to have fun, make new friends, and explore your faith. Contact: Lynne Jordal Martin.
 

EfM Alums


Tuesdays (Monthly), 6:30 pm, Family Room

We’ll be gathering to share good company and connections through our common experience of EfM. Refreshments served.  Good conversation assured. If you’ve ever been a part of EfM, do join us! Contact Mary Cattan, facilitator. 203.862.9161; marycattan@optonline.net.

Soul Cycle: A Women's Weekly Bible Study


Thursdays, 9:15 - 10:15 am, Bookstore Mezzanine

The Rev’d Dr. Kate Heichler joins the women of Soul Cycle as facilitator and tour guide as we explore the wonders and mysteries of our sacred story. All are welcome to come any week you're able - continuity is great but not required. We always have a lively time engaging the Word of God as we live into what it means to be followers of Christ in the 21st Century. Questions? Contact Carole Novick, carolegnovick@gmail.com.