Events & Happenings
Open office hours are suspended for the foreseeable future.
Rector's Open Office Hours- ongoing Wednesday's, 3:00-5:00 pm
Mother Tracy will be at The Farm Bakery & Cafe (6790 Soquel Dr, Aptos) every Wednesday (unless she is out of town for some reason) from 3-5 p.m. for "open office hours." You'll find her out back if the weather is nice; otherwise, she'll probably be in the section near the back entrance.
Open office hours are a time when anyone can stop by and talk to her about anything. Many people are reluctant to make an appointment with clergy because they think that what they have to talk about doesn't warrant an APPOINTMENT, which sounds so serious. Holding "open office hours" in a public cafe is meant to create a more laid-back and casual atmosphere to encourage you to drop by and do things like:
- tell her a bit about your most recent trip
- check in about a project you're working on for church that you have a quick question about
- ask for recommendations for books or other sources on some religious topic you're curious about
- talk about current events or issues in the wider church
Sunday's at 9:15- Adult Formation
During the 9:15-10:15 formation hour, we’ll offer an opportunity for those who are interested in going deeper to attend sessions on a variety of aspects of the passages being read each Sunday.
For the Month of August
"Christian Perspectives on Climate Change" Adult Formation Series
by Mother Tracy
We hope you'll join us Sunday mornings at 9:15 in August for an formation class on climate change from a Christian spiritual perspective. We will use the Episcopal / Anglican “three-legged stool” of scripture, tradition, and reason to examine climate change. Our goal is to create a safe space to discuss this topic from a spiritual perspective with people who may have a variety of opinions on how best to care for God’s creation.
August 2 - Climate Change - Another Apocalyptic Movement?
We'll start the series by looking at end-of-the-world questions in Christianity. What are some historical apocalyptic predictions? What do we expect from God in relation to the end of the world? How is climate change different from other end-of-the-world scares?
August 9 - SCRIPTURE on Caring for Creation.
While "climate change" may not be mentioned specifically in the Bible, what do the scriptures have to say about caring for the earth? What does God ask of us in this regard? Are there biblical stories that have something to contribute to the climate change conversation (i.e., Noah and the flood, God rejecting Abel's offering of agriculture)?
August 16: Christian TRADITION on Creation Care
What have major Christian theologians throughout history said about our relationship with creation? What kinds of official statements and positions have the Episcopal Church and other churches taken on current climate change issues?
August 23: REASON on Climate Change
What does our intellect tell us about climate change? What is the scientific evidence? What are our current personal experiences of the effects of climate change?
August 30 - What is God Calling Us to Do?
Given everything we’ve considered over the past four weeks, what should we do about climate change? What is our responsibility, individually or collectively? What does God call us to do?
The Adult Formation Working Group hopes you'll join us for this thoughtful five-part series. If you made it to one of the first two sessions during Lent, please share your experience with your friends and encourage them to come to the whole series in August.
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2020 ECW Program Schedule
Save the Dates!
Date of Meeting Theme Host Co-Host
August 17 Visual Art Alliee DeArmond
September 21 Beach Dee Roe
October 19 National Church Educational Programs
Charmion Burns Barbara Raney
November 16 Books Sherrie DeWitt
Christian Perspectives on Climate Change
Sundays in August, 9:15 a.m.
(Classes will be held on Zoom)
This adult study class will use the Episcopal / Anglican “three-legged stool” of scripture, tradition, and reason to examine climate change. Our goal is to create a safe space to discuss this topic from a spiritual perspective with people who may have a variety of opinions on how best to care for God’s creation.
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