A 10-week course will be offered at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Muskegon, Wednesday evenings, 6-8 pm, beginning March 8. (March 8, 15, 22, and 29, class begins with a Lenten Soup Supper—class will start at 6:15 those dates.) The schedule with specific topics is outlined below, and more detailed flyers are available at the church. Reverend Elsa Pressentin, Judy Fleener, and Eileen Stoffan will be presenting the information and leading the discussions, which will prepare participants who desire to be confirmed or reaffirmed in the Episcopal faith at the next Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan Confirmation/Reaffirmation Service on Saturday, June 3, in Beulah, Michigan.
The instructors will be using the following texts: Your Faith Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church, by Jenifer Gamber with Bill Lewellis; “Preparing for the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows,” Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan; Holy Bible, NRSV; and Book of Common Prayer (BCP). You may wish to bring a spiral notebook for taking notes.
Week One, March 8: The Baptismal Covenant
Week Two, March 15: The Episcopal Church
Week Three, March 22: History of Anglicanism
Week Four, March 29: History and “Walk Through” the Book of Common Prayer
Two Week Break–Week of April 5, School Spring Breaks, and Week of April 12, Holy Week—no classes
Week Five, April 19: The Seven Sacraments
Week Six, April 26: The Bible
Week Seven, May 3: The Bible, continued
Week Eight, May 10: Your Spirituality – how to pray
Week Nine, May 17: Sunday Worship
Week Ten, May 24: The Three Creeds; Confirmation and Reaffirmation
By Eileen Stoffan
To learn more, contact Judy (firstname.lastname@example.org)