Transform and further become a loving presence in the world which includes sharing our faith, giving generously of our resources, reconciliation and peacemaking, working for justice, exercising compassion and care for the poor and working for the betterment of life in the human community in Jesus' name.
Fellowship Flocks are small groups that meet for six months, November – April for fellowship and study. These groups typically meet in parish members’ homes and are formed by a group of friends who live in somewhat proximity to each other. Some groups meet during the day, others for a light dinner or just an evening dessert. The group chooses a curriculum to study together, selecting from options provided by our Rector and the Spiritual Formation Chair.
Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies
For the past several years we have had a very active Bible study ministry for both men and women. These groups meet typically on Thursday mornings to study, reflect and apply the scriptures to daily life. These courses offer encouragement, support and affirmation in our spiritual life as we grow in Grace and live out God’s plan for our lives.
During Advent, our parish participates in a day of retreat and reflection often at DaySpring, our Diocese of Southwest Florida Conference Center. This day-long spiritual retreat prepares us for the celebration of Christmas. Our Vestry attends an annual retreat soon after each Annual Meeting early in the new year. Other groups, such as our Women’s Bible Study and the Men’s Fellowship, have also held retreats at DaySpring.
Led by our Rector, Fr. Joe Hudson, a Contemplative Prayer group meets weekly for an hour of communal silence, meditation, and dialogue. The group often engages around writings of authors who inspire contemplation, meditation, and spiritual wholeness.
Spiritual Studies & Discussions
Throughout the year, studies are offered on specific topics such as the Enneagram, Lenten and Advent preparation, and The God Hypothesis