St. Martin’s offers classes and formation opportunities for all ages to allow us to explore our faith more deeply and grow more fully into the image of Christ. St. Martin’s often partners with other parishes or churches in our programs.
Programs for 2020
Fall Adult Program–Enneagram Workshop
Most of us have done some type of personality test in our lives. They can be useful windows into how and why we respond and interact the way we do. The Enneagram is an ancient Christian spiritual system that lays out nine general character typologies. While not providing the answers, it provides insight into who we are and invites us into further spiritual growth. The Enneagram can encourage self-growth, new understandings of our interpersonal relationships, and spiritual deepening. When explored with openness, it can be a wonderful tool to help us grow more into the person whom God created to be.
Together with 1st Lutheran Church, we will be offering an online course on the Enneagram. The course will be led by a facilitator trained in the Enneagram and will explore its origin, the different character types and how to apply these insights to our daily lives. The course will run for 6 weeks on Wednesday evenings, beginning on October 14, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Due to COVID, this will be run via zoom.
Fr. Richard Rohr of the Centre for Action and Contemplation, has written an excellent book on the Enneagram if you are interested in learning more, “The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective”.
Another resource is the Enneagram Institute online. There is even the option to take a test to learn which character type you are. The cost is $15.
Watch for more details about the facilitator and the course over the next few weeks.
Every Wednesday in Advent a short contemplative prayer service will be offered. If possible, we will do this in our new sanctuary, but stay tuned for details.
Discovering Your Spiritual Type: Using Corinne Ware’s book as a starting point, we will learn about the different spiritual types and what that means for our spiritual life. For instance, the way that seems most natural to us to pray is related to our spiritual type. This is just one thing that we will learn about during this four week study. Watch for more details in early 20201.
Sunday School: On hiatus due to COVID-19 until further notice.
During the school year we offer Sunday School at the 10:00 a.m. worship service. We are use the “Whirl” curriculum. This is a scripture-based, ecumenical resource designed to help children explore their faith, learn the Bible, and discover core Christian practices such as prayer and service. Our leaders offer a fun, engaging and open atmosphere, including arts & crafts and drama. Children rejoin their families for Holy Communion. On the second Sunday of the month, our children join the clergy at the altar to help lead the Eucharistic Prayer–our Second Sunday Helpers.
Sunday School Leader: TBD
Confirmation: Confirmation classes are offered on a regular basis. Contact the parish office for more details.