Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
These days, we are not having official Adult Ed Classes. We will have two zoom classes during Lent. Access the ZOOM information by subscribing to the newsletter.
Spiritual formation happens as we embody our faith and share with one another in the goodness of God. We do this in a number of ways at St. Paul's. The primary one is hospitality as we prepare food, meet and pray with each other and our neighbors - many of whom struggle with poverty.
Living the Sacraments
The Episcopal Church embraces and upholds the rich sacramental traditions established by the Church. We understand that God is mysteriously available and accessible through Baptism, Communion, and the other sacraments. Our spiritual growth is enriched as we embrace the embodied nature of Christ in all things, living in and through us.
Week 3 – Thursday, March 11, 2021
(Racism, Oppression, Inequality) with Education, and Property Segregation History in the city of Saint Louis and the Carondelet Neighborhood.
How does Oppression and Inequality affect education for our children in the Carondelet Neighborhood?
How does Oppression and Inequality affect people to be housed in the Carondelet Neighborhood?
How does any of this affect St. Paul’s Episcopal Community?
What can St. Paul’s Episcopal Church be in discussion about when it comes to Oppression and Inequality with education and housing issues?
Week 4 – Thursday, March 18, 2021
Health and Healthcare Polarization in the City of Saint Louis and the Carondelet Community.
What are some healthcare concerns for the oppressed, inequality, and lower income in the Carondelet community that we need to be aware of?
What kind of healthcare services are available right now in the Carondelet Community?
What do we think that St. Paul’s Episcopal Church needs to know about the subject of healthcare for the people of our neighborhood?
Start a “THINK TANK” of how we can enter into helping healthcare needs.
Week 5 – Thursday, March 25, 2021
How can St. Paul’s enter into positive change for Carondelet?
How can we engage our community of faith (members and attenders), staff, colleagues, and experts in critical thinking that propels us forward?
Can we invest in shopping local businesses that are owned and operated by People of Color and underrepresented populations?
How can we adopt an intersectional approach in all aspects of our common life, remembering that all forms of oppression are connected?
How can we educate ourselves, and share with others, the many places where our privilege blinds us from being compassionate to others?
How can we invite all members of our faith community to reflect about and seek a better understanding of racism and privilege?
Are there ways that we can better help those in need in our Carondelet neighborhood?