Adult Education

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It is the mission of Adult Education at St James to assist everyone in their spiritual journey with Christ, by offering a variety of options and venues, so that each will find a convenient time and place for spiritual growth that fits their own interest and learning style.

The Adult Education/Commission schedules educational programs, including: adult forums on Sunday mornings, lecture series, a pilgrimage in planning, our Lenten program, the Nickerson Library, a book club, and several groups. Anyone interested is welcome to join our Adventure Group, and we also offer a Men’s Group and Women on the Journey (scroll down to read more about each group).

For daily and weekly Bible readings: The Lectionary Page is a liturgical calendar with links to the lessons from the Episcopal Lectionary (BCP – Book of Common Prayer) and the Trial Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Click on the link, scroll to the date, and click on the BCP link or underlined name to follow the readings of the day.

For Morning and Evening Prayer: Youare invited to participate in Morning and Evening Prayer wherever you are; click here to find the Daily Office online resources.

The Adventure Group – open to all adults interested in brainstorming and participating in field trips, activities, and other interesting adventures.

Women on the Journey – Women of all ages are invited to join this monthly meeting for those interested in growing deeper in faith through Bible study, reflection and missionary work.  This Collect, written collectively by the group, reflects our journey and our prayer:

God, our Creator and constant companion,
who is our guide and mentor, pouring into our hearts
love, trust and compassion:
guide us through centering thoughts and calmness of heart
so that we may bring forth love, compassion, and inspiration
through our words and actions.
In Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen.

Our group meets on the third Saturday of each month, beginning with 9:30am fellowship, with our agenda starting promptly at 10:00 and running to 12:00pm. Check the Event Calendar on our homepage for details and any changes to the meeting date or time. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 978-388-0030 or send an email to stjames.office@verizon.net.

The Men’s Group – Our group meets in the Parish Hall on Sundays immediately following the 8am worship service. The Men’s Group at St James Episcopal Church meets each week to read aloud and discuss appointed selections in the Holy Bible and related resources. We learn about the circumstances of biblical events, their significance, and the people involved.

Our Sunday morning meetings involve the readings appointed for that Sunday, from the Revised Common Lectionary, the Protestant Christian Worship Schedule of Bible readings that takes into account daily services and the liturgical year’s observances of festivals and seasons.

We encourage all men to join the group. You’ll like it!  Call Arthur Yarranton at 978-346-4749 (arthuryarranton@yahoo.com) or Mort Gilbert at 978-388-3831 (mortgilbert@comcst.net), for further information.