ADULTS

At St. Luke’s, we believe that God is a mystery to explore for a lifetime. We encourage Christians of all ages to continue pursuing new knowledge, ideas, and practices throughout all their days. Committed Christians as well as those just beginning to explore are welcome to join us as we delve deeper into the Christian faith and life. We offer a variety of educational forums, visiting speakers, classes, Bible studies, spiritual retreats, and special events. We invite you to take a look at our ever-evolving offerings.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

One Church, One Book | So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The One Church One Book, So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo addresses race in contemporary America and has been used widely by churches looking to converse about race. Discussion questions will engage the text alongside theological reflection. Please plan to attend as many sessions as possible. Discussion facilitators have completed formal race competency training. Contact the office if you’d like St. Luke’s to purchase the book for you. Advance registration is required, fee is non-refundable. Discussion groups will meet via Zoom, you can download the free application here.
Sundays, September 27 – October 25, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Facilitators: Rick Kinnebrew, Birch BurghardtRegister here for Sunday sessions.
Mondays, September 28 – October 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Facilitators: Joe Zurawski, Marlys Conrad. Register here for Monday sessions.
Tuesdays, September 29 – October 27, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Facilitators: Kat Banakis, Linda Winter. Register here for Tuesday sessions.
The Art and Science of Theological Reflection | An Online Workshop 
Saturday, September 19, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Theological reflection is a process that helps people make explicit connections between their faith and their lives by inviting participants to engage in reflective enquiry of one’s self and one’s context (God, the world and the neighbor) that ultimately leads to action. In this workshop, we’ll journey through the process of theological reflection to transformation –from how we run meetings and ministries to our daily lives. The models we will explore include liberation and feminist theology as well as psychological development. This session will be lead by Dr. Angela L. Swain.
Workshop will be held via Zoom, you can download the free application here. Advance registration is required, fee is non-refundable. Register here.
Questions: Contact Tim O’Brien.
Wonder | An Online Retreat 
Saturday, November 14, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
During this retreat hosted by poet Mark Burrows we will explore the work of poets and theologians, mystics and activists, some of whose works shaped the heart of the Christian tradition, while others gave their witness at the boundaries. All were joined in Socrates’ conviction that wonder is the beginning of wisdom, the impulse that opens our lives to the “more” that is always present among us. All knew, in their ways, that mystery shimmers in an infinite variety of ordinary, earthly forms. Join us as we gather to cultivate a deeper sense of wonder together, knowing that such a witness holds the seeds of hope so needed in times like these.
Workshop will be held via Zoom, you can download the free application here. Advance registration is required, fee is non-refundable. Register here.
Questions: Contact Barbara Mahany,
Silent Prayer: An In-Person Retreat
Saturday, October 24, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The ancient practice of silent prayer brings one into deep connection with the divine. The practice also leads to spiritual maturation and a greater sense of wholeness. Please join Br. Alberto Varona for an in-person introduction to the contemplation of the Holy Name and, for those interested, the paired practice of conducting a self-inventory. For the greater balance of the workshop, participants will be encouraged to engage the practice in shared sacred silence. The workshop will culminate in a voluntary reflection on the experience with other participants. Lunch will be provided. Location TBD.
Advance registration is required, fee is non-refundable. All registrants will receive a recording of the workshop. Register here.
Questions: Contact Alberto Varona.
Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey: An Online Author Discussion
Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
Join best selling author Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids for a conversation with St. Luke’s rector, Kat Banakis. All participants are expected to have read Raising White Kids in advance. The conversation will also touch Harvey’s other popular book Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation.
Workshop will be held via Zoom, you can download the free application here. Advance registration is required, fee is non-refundable. Register here.
Questions: Contact Kat Banakis.