An Overview of Adult Faith Formation at Grace
Faith Formation at Grace provides opportunities to ask questions, develop spiritual practices, and understand our own tradition while deepening our relationship to God and our fellow pilgrims of all ages and backgrounds. Please join us as we listen, build community, and tell our stories together.
Find a place at Grace in one of our many programs from ongoing book groups and studies to special sessions and retreats. Questions or suggestions? Please email Kim Cockroft, Minister for Faith Formation.
Please browse our menu to find programs that take place throughout the year, along with the regular offerings and resources below.
Wednesday morning meditation and Healing Eucharist
At 10 am each Wednesday, the Sanctuary is available for 30 minutes of silent meditation. At 10:30 am, we gather for a Healing Eucharist to lift your spirits and give you food for thought. We surround the altar, give thanks, and break bread.
For information, contact Parish Administrator Diane McGrew, 206.842.9997, [email protected].
Poetry as Prayer Practice
Regularly, on the first and third Sundays of the month, this group meets after the 9:30 service to reflect upon a poem presented by a member of the group. How does the writing and reading of poetry resemble meditative prayer? Without being answered explicitly, for more than five years this question has brought small groups together to enjoy emotional openness, inquiry, and discovery. Deep friendships have formed. Visitors to Grace and new participants are welcome; some attend rarely but are kept in touch on an email list. Jon Quitslund ([email protected]) and Susan Lick ([email protected]) lead the group and can provide more information.
Wednesday Bible Study
After the short service, we gather in Walker Hall for bible study and fellowship. We use the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday as our starting point, and we get the chance to hear the Preacher shape Sunday's Sermon!
All are welcome each Tuesday from noon to 1 pm in the Sanctuary. Information: Sandy Lawrence, 206.780.8167, [email protected].
Spiritual Discernment is a process of learning to listen deeply and quietly in the supportive presence of community. At Grace, we have a Spiritual Discernment Ministry – people who are specially prepared in discernment practices that help bring gentle clarity around life’s big and small questions. Do you have a question that you are holding – something tugging at you that you may not even have articulated fully? The invitation is always open for people seeking Spiritual Discernment at Grace.