At St. Lawrence we strive to offer a variety of worship experiences and formation opportunities. Programming occurs regularly.
Looking for a deeper encounter with God this Advent season? A chance to intentionally put the holy back into what might be a hectic holiday season? A month-long retreat in the midst of everyday life? With our Better Together partners, we will lead a four week series - "Spirituality in Advent" - Wednesday evenings on Zoom this Advent season.
Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, we will journey deeper into our faith and our relationship with God through Scripture, imagination, prayer, and conversation together. There is no book to purchase or read although further reading on Saint Ignatius, the Exercises, and Ignatian Spirituality can be made available upon request. One-on-one conversation and spiritual direction will be available between sessions, as well, if desired.
We will meet Wednesdays on Zoom at 7pm on November 30th and December 7th, 14th and 21st. This course will replace the Poetry of Advent course previously advertised and will use the same Zoom link.
Working with our partner churches; St. Elisabeth's, St. Gregory's, and Trinity; we embark on a year of exploration and growth. With opportunities to meet in person and on Zoom there is something for everyone. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Curriculum is provided by The Beecken Center of The School of Theology at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN. EfM is offered throughout the US and Canada and in many other countries.
EfM at St. Lawrence meets once a week January-June and September-December. The first year texts cover the Hebrew Scriptures, year two the New Testament, year three the History of Christianity, and year four Comparative Theology. All years meet together in a one-room-schoolhouse format; the program is expertly arranged so the discussions are interconnected and relevant to one another. We engage in the art of Spiritual Reflection on a regular basis, a method by which we tie what we've learned to our everyday lives and learn to see the world through a theological lens.
New participants are welcomed each year. For additional information contact EFM@stlawrencechurch.org.
Program information can be found at https://efm.sewanee.edu/about/
A self directed formation opportunity offered by The Episcopal Church, The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is an intential commitment to a set of practices. It's a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn. Learn. Pray. Worship. Bless. Go. Rest.
Additional information can be found at https://episcopalchurch.org/way-of-love