We are pleased to offer a variety of opportunities to enrich your spiritual life. Find something which interests you and give it a try!
Classes for those interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church. Topics include history of the church, the Book of Common Prayer, and social policies. The classes can be a preparation for confirmation, reception to the Episcopal Church, or a “refresher”. For more information, please contact the church office at 413-584-1757.
Men’s Bible Study
Wednesday, 7-8 a.m.
St. John’s men meet each week in the parlor for You may come at 6 p.m. to share a meal with others in the group, or just come for the lesson which begins at 7 p.m.fellowship, bagels, coffee and juice. The format is a wide-open seminar with gentle moderation by our friend and convener Don Robinson. We generally study one book at a time, alternating between the Old and New Testaments. Occasionally we select a relevant non-Biblical text. We differ, agree, and sometimes bond in our bewilderment, all in a spirit of frankness, forgiveness, and fellowship. All men of the parish and male friends from beyond are welcome.
Wednesday Morning Lectio Divina
Wednesday, 11 a.m.
This small group meets before the Wednesday Holy Eucharist to meditate on the gospel reading appointed for the following Sunday.
Emmaus is an adult topical study group that meets on Wednesday (except the first Wednesday of the month). It begins with a Potluck dinner and conversation at 6 p.m., followed by the lesson from 7-8 p.m. Both the potluck dinner and the lesson take place in the large conference room in the Parish Hall. For more detailed information, click here.
In its sessions on January 15, 22 and 29, the group will be learning Centering Prayer. Rev. Julianne, who is a Contemplative Outreach presenter of Centering Prayer, will lead us in learning and experiencing this form of Christian meditation based upon the medieval spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing. Everyone, without exception, is welcome to join us!
Friday Morning Group
Friday, 10 a.m.
This group meets in the parlor where they read and discuss the lessons appointed for the following Sunday. All are welcome.