Sunday Morning Forums
Bible Women, All their words and why they matter
July 12 – August 16, 9:30 AM via Zoom
Join Fr. Ron Jaynes for another fascinating Summer Forum series. This summer, he takes on women of the Bible!
Women of the Bible have been trapped in dry and dusty literary caskets for centuries. While a few women, such as Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mary Magdalene, are familiar, many of the women who speak in the Bible have long been ignored. Yet their words are part of God’s Word—the Bible—for a reason. Through these women, God spoke, intervened, changed, illustrated, and proclaimed the story of redemption.
In this groundbreaking book named best Bible study of 2015 by Illumination Book Awards, Episcopal priest Lindsay Hardin Freeman identifies every woman who speaks in the Bible, providing their words, context, and historical background. We learn which women speak the most and which books of the Bible have the fewest words from women.
What were the broad themes among those who spoke? What might their words mean for us today? How might their actions increase our faith?
Each week, women from our parish will be introducing us to a different woman from the Bible. Wanda Stoltzfus will be helping to facilitate the class. You must register for these free sessions so Wanda can send you the Zoom link meetings.
Click here to register!
While it is not necessary to buy or read the book, attendees are welcome to purchase the book through their favorite book seller. Bible Women, All their words and why they matter
Forum Hour at Saint James
One of our primary opportunities for spiritual growth occurs in our adult forums. Every Sunday at 9:30 AM in the Parish House Forum Room, we engage different topics and facilitators as we seek to deepen our knowledge of God. We continue to explore many different topics relevant to our faith and forums are led by clergy and lay leaders.
2019 Summer Forum Series
Last summer, Fr. Ron took us on a refreshing walk through The Book of Common Prayer. As an added tool, he used the newly published and widely acclaimed book Walk in Love. Described as one the most comprehensive guides to the Episcopal faith and the prayer book ever written, the book by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe, explains what it means to worship and live out a Christian life as an Episcopalian.