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Called to Ministry
Anyone wishing to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Faith should contact the church office for details.
The Church of the Transfiguration
Braddock Heights, MD
Education for Ministry
Plans are underway to offer Education for Ministry (EFM) here at Transfiguration beginning in the fall. EFM is a four-year series of courses designed to give lay persons a thorough grounding in the scriptural, liturgical, and mission-based life of the Church. For more information, check out their website at efm.sewanee.edu.
Parishioner Rosemary Dumont and I will be co-mentors for the course. Please approach either of us if you have any questions or might be interested. Rosemary will speak at an upcoming service and there will be a general information session offered in the early summer.
Adult Education - Sundays at 9:00 AM - Memorial Hall
Adult Study is beginning one of two new books for their discussion: What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty, ($23) by Bill Ehliq and Ruby K. Payne. This is a comprehensive and useful guide for helping churches understand and reach out to people in poverty.
The second book will be Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It ($25). Please join our study and discussion of these two very relevant books. The class runs between 9AM and 10AM in Memorial Hall. (Discretionary money is available to help defray the cost of the books. If interested, please see Fr. Gordon.)
Please join us between services for Adult Education.
You are always welcome to join the COTT Adult Education Group. We read about 20 pages per week.
Sunday School - Sundays at 9:00 AM - Church Undercroft
This year, the Sunday School students began a new curriculum. We are using the resources and materials from a novelization of the Bible called, "The Story." The primary emphasis is to help our children know and understand what the Bible contains and how it can be applied to a young person's life. There are formats for young children, elementary children, as well as teens. We also have a curriculum for adults.
Each week has lessons which include media for the students to hear and watch, activities to do, and discussion topics for the older students to help digest what's been read. One unique characteristic of this program is that the Bible is presented in a chronological timeline. Not everyone is aware that the books of the bible do not follow a linear timeline, which often makes it difficult to make connections to what God is telling us. Now we will be able to see when events of the Bible occurred, especially as it relates to the life and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
As we journey through "The Story," we will dig into the context of all the major Bible figures such as Adam & Eve, Abraham, Moses, Elijah, David, as well as lesser known figures, but equally part of God's plan. This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to read the Bible in a fun and engaging way and know the word of God and build a solid foundation of faith.