Sunday School

All school-aged children are welcome to Sunday School.  It takes place at 10:00.  The children are together in their class and come into the service at The Peace so that they can take part in the Holy Eucharist with their families.

Adult Christian Education

St. James offers opportunities to gather for discussion of the scriptures and topics of our faith and how it relates to our lives.  

Wednesday Bible Study, 12 noon to 1 pm, in the Rector's office.


Sunday Morning "Our Faith" discussion, in the Guild Room from 11:30 am to 12 noon.


There are other opportunities during the year for evening pot-luck suppers and discussion groups.  They are all announced in the service, in the bulletin and in the Newsletter.


You are welcome!

Education for Ministry (EfM)

EfM is a four-year program of study for adults who, through study, prayer, and reflection, seek to move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God’s kingdom as they better apprehend the connections between their faith and their lives.

 

The seminar group is the nucleus of the program. A group consists of six to 12 participants and a trained mentor who meet weekly over the course of 36 weeks. These meetings are usually from two and a half to three hours in length.

 

Participants are given weekly assignments to study with the help of resource guides and reading texts. The EfM Reading and Reflection Guide covers 36 group meetings in five six-meeting units plus two two-meeting interludes (in which all years read and reflect on a common text). Reading texts offer perspectives on the entire sweep of the Christian tradition from the earliest period to the present: biblical exegesis and interpretation, theology, church history, ethics, worship, spirituality, and interfaith encounter. Interlude texts offer additional voices that focus on specific themes.


For more information about the EfM program, please contact Deacon Diana Leiker,


Click here to read the EfM informational brochure.

 

St. James Episcopal Church

405 East Main Street

Batavia, New York  14020                                            

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