Annual Lenten Lecture Series
In 2004, St. Peter’s began an adult educational ministry to bring nationally-known authors to Carson City in hopes of fostering lively and spirit-filled discussion and growth within our community and beyond. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting and learning from such teachers as Marcus Borg (twice!), John Dominic Crossan, Walter Wink, Joan Borysenko, Wayne Muller, Michael Dowd, Frank Schaeffer, Carolyn Baker and Tex Sample. The event takes place over one weekend during Lent. Our guest for 2014 was Dr. Marcus Borg who returned to help us celebrate 10 years since his inauguration of this Lecture Series.
Our guest for 2015 was our own Bishop of Nevada, Dan Edwards. His workshop was based on material from his recently published book, God of Our Silent Tears.
Adult Education Forum
The Adult Education Forum takes place most Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. (between services). The aim of the Forum is to help parishioners deepen their understanding of the Christian faith and how that faith is relevant in a difficult and uncertain world. The Forum can take many forms: a lecture/presentation by a renowned guest speaker, a round-table moderated by a member of St. Peter’s clergy, or perhaps a discussion led by a group of parishioners. Although the number of parishioners who participate regularly is strong and growing, the Forum retains the intimacy of a small discussion group.
Sophia’s Salon Reading Group
The Reading Group is a lively women’s ministry at St. Peter’s. Taking its name from the Greek name (Sophia) given to the feminine personification of Wisdom — some even say the feminine face of the Divine– in the Hebrew Scriptures. The Group is an informal gathering of women who share a passion for reading, heart-felt discussion and spiritual fellowship. The group meets monthly at a member’s home, on the fourth Friday of the month. Dinner is served. The discussion unfolds and introspection begins. For information on the current reading assignment and meeting date, please contact the Rev. Kim through the church office at 775-882-1534.
The Fall of 2013 witnessed the creation of a women’s guild that combines spiritual formation through experiencing the ancient Wisdom tradition with a willingness to be of service to St. Peter’s and the wider community. We are delighted to watch the synergy (and laughter) that results when we combine study with service. Meetings are held in the Parish Hall from 5:30pm to 7pm on the second Thursday of each month. All women of St. Peter’s are welcome, as are their friends.