TEACH US TO PRAY—PART II

“What is said during our time together is confidential and you all need to feel comfortable and safe”. Judgment, advice or counseling are not part of the agenda.

It’s all about relationship, You and God, You and others

October 17—Week 1 – Companions Along the Way
This session is based on exercises contained in Silf’s book “Inner Compass”. An exercise will be carried out which comprises a reflection of the manner in which God has acted in peoples’ life through their interaction with others.

The focus of the exercise is to identify people in one’s life that have influenced their spiritual life, facilitated spiritual-type decisions and been a “companion on the way”.

October 24—Week 2 – The Desert Tradition
This session will be based on the book “In God’s Holy Light, Wisdom from the Desert Monas-tics” by Joan Chittister.

October 31—Week 3 – Awareness Reflection and Journaling
This session will focus on the examen which will be introduced as an “awareness reflection”.

November 7—Week 4 – Rule of Life
This session will focus on the experience of prayer over the previous sessions (including the previous program) and how best to implement those lessons/experiences. The session will start with a review of a portion of The Baptismal Covenant included in BAS Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship ? Will you persevere in resisting evil? Will you proclaim by word? Will you seek and serve ?

Join us in the Library at 7:30 p.m. on the listed Wednesdays to participate in the 2nd session of “Teach us to pray”.

Christian Meditation Group

Tim Mann and the Christian Education team meet for a meditation session at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library.

Please join us. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday Morning Study

This is an inter-denominational group that meets after the 9:30 a.m. Wednesday service, from September to June, to review and discuss the readings for the coming week.

The aim is to share views and perspectives that deepen the participants’ walk with God. All are welcome.

Adult Confirmation

For many, Confirmation is seen as something for younger members of the parish. However, we also recognize that many people, for various reasons, missed being confirmed when they were younger. For that reason we provide periodic guided studies which are an appropriate basis for people wishing to be confirmed.

We also recognize that many who were confirmed previously did so in a less than attentive manner, and as a result would like to go back and look at some of those foundations of faith, as well as ask questions about what it means to live as a Christian. If you are interested, we offer the option of Confirmation or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows and would be happy to discuss which rite is right for you.

Finally, if you were raised in another faith tradition and have found a spiritual home in Anglicanism, we offer the opportunity to be received into the Anglican Communion. If you would like to know more about any of these options, please contact us.

Community Breakfasts

Community Breakfasts take place one Saturday a month from October to April. This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with Parish members and hear interesting speakers talk about their faith journeys, all while enjoying a very hearty breakfast.
Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. with the scheduled speaker beginning at around 9:00 a.m.

The following dates have been scheduled for the 2018-19 Community Breakfasts Season. The theme this year is TBA.

Saturdays 8:30 a.m. in Mackay Hall

  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 1
  • January 5
  • February 2
  • April 6

Lenten Study

Lent is that 40-day period where we prepare ourselves to meet the risen Christ. During this period we take time to reflect upon the meaning of our faith, its place in our lives, and in the wider world. One of the ways we go about this is through a guided process of study and reflection. At. St. Simon’s we typically meet on the Wednesday nights in Lent to dig deeper into our faith. In the past we have had “Journey to Jerusalem with Jesus”, explored other religions, and have looked at the place of the “Arts” in our faith.

2019 – TBA