THE INQUIRERS' CLASS

THE NEXT SERIES BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, AND LASTS SIX WEEKS THROUGH SUNDAY OCTOBER 23, 2022

ALL CLASSES MEET SUNDAYS, 12:30–2 P.M., IN-PERSON IN BLOEDEL HALL AND ONLINE VIA ZOOM, registration required

  • Sunday, September 18, 2022
  • Sunday, September 25, 2022
  • Sunday, October 2, 2022
  • Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • Sunday, October 16, 2022
  • Sunday, October 23, 2022

No matter where you are on your journey, consider attending this series, facilitated by clergy, where we will explore together the basics of the Christian faith through the Episcopal lens. Whether you are new to Saint Mark’s, or just interested in sharing and learning, you are welcome.

After completing the series, many people often decide to receive the sacrament of baptism or be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend all six sessions.

Please contact Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) with questions.


Spring 2022 Schedule & Forms


Spring 2022 Weekly Meetings & Resources

WEEK 1: Beginnings | March 6, 2022

 

WEEK 2: Bible | March 13, 2022

 

WEEK 3: Mission & Ministry of the Church | March 20, 2022

 

WEEK 4: Faith & Prayer | March 27, 2022

 

WEEK 5: Church History | April 3, 2022

 

WEEK 6: Liturgy & Sacraments | April 10, 2022

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Definitions:

  • Baptism: This sacramental rite is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body, the church. God establishes an indissoluble bond with each person in Baptism, adopting us and making us members of the church and inheritors of the Kingdom of God [BCP, p. 298, 858].
  • Confirmation: The sacramental rite by which candidates confirm their baptismal promises by expressing “a mature commitment to Christ and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop” [BCP, p. 860].
  • Reception into the Episcopal Church: Baptized persons who have been members of another Christian denomination and wish to become affiliated with the Episcopal Church may make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their baptism in the presence of a bishop.
  • Reaffirmation: Those who have entered a new level of spiritual life or who are returning to church after a period of absence may reaffirm their baptismal vows in the presence of a bishop.