Adult Education


Grace in Downton Abbey (& other British Television), Jan. 6 through Feb. 24

A new Rector's class kicks off on Sunday mornings from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the Vestry Room starting on Jan. 6.  If you like English television and/or grace, this series is for you.  We will be focusing primarily on Downtown Abbey, Granchester, The Queen and Call the Midwife.  Please note that one does not need to be familiar with Downton Abbey in order to attend.  All are welcome.

Christmas in Film, Dec. 2, 9 & 16 (expired)

Come on Sun., Dec. 2, 9, and 16 at 9 a.m. in the Vestry Room for the rector’s new series.

Christmas time is both wonderful and stressful. Often, getting into the mood of this“most wonderful time of the year” can prove difficult. There is so much going on, so many presents to wrap, and so much to plan... St. Matthew’s is here to help. After all, Advent is meant to be a time of preparation (for Christmas). Toward that end, John Zahl will be offering a new series: Christmas in Film, every Sunday morning leading up to the big day. In this class, we’ll survey some of the great portraits of Christmas found in movies and television. Of course we’ll visit Mr. Scrooge and a few other classics (e.g., A Charlie Brown Christmas), but also, we’ll look into some less familiar gems (A Midnight Clear, Call the Midwife, Home Alone, The Holly & the Ivy, Children of Men, and even a TED Talk). This series is sure to get you into the spirit. Join us!

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We also offer an Adult Inquirer’s class. This program is designed for people who would like to learn more about the Episcopal Church. From these classes, many choose to be confirmed, to reaffirm their confirmation vows, or to be received into the Episcopal Church during the bishop’s annual visit.

We have several active small groups including a Saturday Men's Breakfast which meets the third Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. and every Saturday in Lent.  Additionally, a Bible study and prayer group meets on Wednesdays after the 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist service.

All these educational opportunities welcome new members. For more information regarding these and other special educational offerings, check the church calendar or call the church office.