Holy Family Episcopal Church
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an inclusive community, sharing the love of God in Christ

Education

We welcome you to join us as we learn more about our faith and support one another in our spiritual journeys.  Various midweek groups provide a forum for learning about and sharing our faith.   We strive to provide engaging opportunities for education and spiritual formation at Holy Family, including age appropriate instruction, thoughtful conversations about current issues in light of our faith, Bible study, and book groups.  New groups starts periodically around expressed interests and needs.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Vicar to learn more about groups currently meeting.   In addition to the groups listed below, preparation for rites of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, reaffirmation of faith) and instruction in the Christian faith as practiced in the Episopal/Anglican tradition are offered as needed, on an individual basis and in groups.  The vicar oversees preparation for the sacraments of the church and welcomes inquiries about church membership, our sacramental life, and learning about our church.  

Interfaith Youth Group:

teens - middle school through senior high school

Started in August 2017, this group of teens comes

from different faith backgrounds and explores

different issues effecting teens. The programs are

designed and led by the youth, based on a

curriculum designed by the Episcopal Church, and

supported by the Vicar and parents.   The group

encourages the youth to think about and

articulate their beliefs, and to engage in healthy

practices that foster their inner light. All youth

are welcome to join the group, regardless of faith

background (including those who may not have a

religious affiliation).

Book Groups:

all ages welcome

Past books read include Evil in Modern Thought:

An Alternative History of Philosophy (Susan

Neiman), and The New Jim Crow: Mass

Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness

(Michelle Alexander), and The Interior Castle (St.

Theresa of Avila).

Bible Study Groups:

all ages welcome

Past scripture studies have included readings of

specific books of the Bible with conversation, and

use of various curricula on specific books within

the Bible, or themes throughout the Bible. Our

Bible study, though thoughtful and prayerful,

offers plenty of room for questions and discussion.

Groups using video series (all ages welcome):

We just concluded a Monday evening group

gathering to watch the television series "The

Crown" and discussing issues that arise within that

show, such as Anglicanism and the Episcopal

connection to the Church of England, forgiveness,

relationships, etc.  We offer a video series

periodically on a wide range of topics based on

current interests for discussion.

Young Children:

We do not currently have a group for young children, but we hope to begin one soon. If you have interest in early childhood faith formation, please let our Vicar know, and we will keep you up to date on developments in children's ministry.  In the meantime, we welcome children fully in our worship services, and we look for active ways to include them in our church life. We do have the Coastside's only Reggio Emilia inspired Children's Center for early childhood education. To learn more, click here.  

New groups:

New groups or studies emerge perennially, and can be initiated by those with specific interests. For more information or to get involved, please contact our Vicar.   Retreats, seminars and lectures: Occasional day-long or multi-day retreats, seminars, and lectures: Each year, we plan special educational events, either after church, on Saturdays, or over multiple days. These include guest lecturers, authors, and retreat opportunities. A recent two-day retreat welcomed the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ring, a local priest, spiritual director, and author, based on her book Women Who Knew Jesus.  Events are posted on Facebook, Nextdoor and on our website.

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Education

We welcome you to join us as we learn more about our faith and support one another in our spiritual journeys.  Various midweek groups provide a forum for learning about and sharing our faith.   We strive to provide engaging opportunities for education and spiritual formation at Holy Family, including age appropriate instruction, thoughtful conversations about current issues in light of our faith, Bible study, and book groups.  New groups starts periodically around expressed interests and needs.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Vicar to learn more about groups currently meeting.   In addition to the groups listed below, preparation for rites of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, reaffirmation of faith) and instruction in the Christian faith as practiced in the Episopal/Anglican tradition are offered as needed, on an individual basis and in groups.  The vicar oversees preparation for the sacraments of the church and welcomes inquiries about church membership, our sacramental life, and learning about our church.  

Interfaith Youth Group:

teens - middle school through senior high school

Started in August 2017, this group of

teens comes from different faith

backgrounds and explores different

issues effecting teens. The programs

are designed and led by the youth,

based on a curriculum designed by the

Episcopal Church, and supported by the

Vicar and parents.   The group

encourages the youth to think about

and articulate their beliefs, and to

engage in healthy practices that foster

their inner light. All youth are welcome

to join the group, regardless of faith

background (including those who may

not have a religious affiliation).

Book Groups:

all ages welcome

Past books read include Evil in Modern

Thought: An Alternative History of

Philosophy (Susan Neiman), and The

New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in

the Age of Color Blindness (Michelle

Alexander), and The Interior Castle 

(St. Theresa of Avila).

Bible Study Groups:

all ages welcome

Past scripture studies have included

readings of specific books of the Bible

with conversation, and use of various

curricula on specific books within the

Bible, or themes throughout the Bible.

Our Bible study, though thoughtful and

prayerful, offers plenty of room for

questions and discussion.

Groups using video series (all ages welcome):

We just concluded a Monday evening

group gathering to watch the television

series "The Crown" and discussing issues

that arise within that show, such as

Anglicanism and the Episcopal

connection to the Church of England,

forgiveness, relationships, etc.  We

offer a video series periodically on a

wide range of topics based on current

interests for discussion.

Young Children:

We do not currently have a group for young children, but we hope to begin one soon. If you have interest in early childhood faith formation, please let our Vicar know, and we will keep you up to date on developments in children's ministry.  In the meantime, we welcome children fully in our worship services, and we look for active ways to include them in our church life. We do have the Coastside's only Reggio Emilia inspired Children's Center for early childhood education. To learn more, click here.  

New groups:

New groups or studies emerge perennially, and can be initiated by those with specific interests. For more information or to get involved, please contact our Vicar.   Retreats, seminars and lectures: Occasional day-long or multi-day retreats, seminars, and lectures: Each year, we plan special educational events, either after church, on Saturdays, or over multiple days. These include guest lecturers, authors, and retreat opportunities. A recent two-day retreat welcomed the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Ring, a local priest, spiritual director, and author, based on her book Women Who Knew Jesus.  Events are posted on Facebook, Nextdoor and on our website.
an inclusive community, sharing the love of God in Christ