Adult Faith Formation

Christian formation is the continual lifelong process of deepening one’s understanding of his or her faith. Christian education is a large part of this formation process.

Women’s Sitting Circle
The Women’s Sitting Circle meets every Friday from 10:30 to 12:00 in Room 1 of our Education Building.  The Circle is open to all women of St. James’ and is led by Monica Hanson, a long-time practitioner of contemplation and mind-body meditation, and an instructor at Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism.  The Women’s Circle is aimed at slowing down and connecting to what is important.  The unique combination of reflection, mediation, discussion and community is offered to support traveling the ups and downs experienced each week with more ease, insight and courage.  For further information, please contact the office.

Faith formation offers classes at least twice a year on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8pm.  Classes will be on a specific topic for a specific length of time based on the liturgical year.  You are welcome to drop in for one or all classes in a block, or attend those blocks that specifically appeal to you.  You are also welcome to “BYOB”: bring your own bag supper if you wish; some classes include a pot luck. We meet in the Education Room.

Book Study: Book discussion class at least twice a year in the Education Room on Sundays at 9:15 am.

Contemplative Practices
This practice meets on Sunday mornings between services in the Little Church.  The current practice is lectio divina, and is led by Brian Cochran.s dedicated to the practice of meditation.

Our labyrinth

Our labyrinth

On Wednesdays at 6pm we meet in the Little Church for 20 minutes of silent meditation. Anyone is welcome to join us.

Check out our page on Contemplative Practices for further resources.

Bible Study
We offer a Tuesday morning Bible Study, meeting at a parishioner’s home at 7 am. Please contact the office for further information.