Practicing Our Faith in a World of Need
On Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45, the Sunday Forum offers parishioners the opportunity to learn and grow in their faith together. From outside speakers to guided discussions, the format changes from week to week as do the topics. As part of Otey Parish's response to the COVID-19 crisis, Sunday Forum met via Zoom.
During the summer, Sunday Forum meets only on the first Sunday of each month. Some past subjects have included: Contemporary Christian Voices, some of which have been controversial, such as a former white supremacist who found a life without hate; an Episcopal Church’s response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia; a presentation of the Book of Common Prayer showing the connection between politics and faith; a series of discussions involving the current state of Africa.
Sunday Forum is open to all ages. Some topics may be sensitive or mature.
At various times during the church year, we offer a Lectionary Class which focuses on the Gospel reading of the day. This is a facilitated discussion class. All ages are welcome to participate.
Parents Involved in Faith Formation
Another class which meets on an occasional basis is Parents Involved in Faith Formation. This group includes grandparents and other caregivers making a spiritual investment in the lives of children and teens.
Other Formation Opportunities
In addition to Sunday school classes, adult formation at Otey Memorial Parish includes many opportunities for learning, growing , and bonding. We enjoy lectures, music, and crafts during summer VB-Us. We take trips to area churches, classes, and museums. We engage in programs designed to dismantle racism, encourage ecumenical cooperation, and move toward economic justice in the area.