Adult Education on Sunday, December 1, 2019

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Dear Friends,
        In adult education tomorrow, we will begin reading and talking about an important new book, Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility. Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, a dense and meaty short book about something that involves us all. WWJS (What would Jesus say)? “Read it, and weep!” We gather in the parlor at 9:15 a.m., but latecomers are always, always welcome. At 6 p.m. tomorrow evening, we will begin a new, regular prayer service, which hopefully will become a regular service on Sunday evenings (and perhaps at other times as well). We all have people and causes to pray for, and it is good, very good, to develop the regular habit of praying for them. We rarely know whether our prayers seem to do “any good” for others; but what has been long known and appreciated is that the act of regular prayer for others does change us, and always for the better.  Think about that–and act on it.
Pax,Larry Duggan

Coffee Hour Series Begins on Sunday, Sep. 22, 2019 at noon

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Quaker Spirituality by Dr. Annemarie Carr

The Religious Society of Friends (also known as the Quakers) has a rich history of encouraging personal faith and engagement with the world. Professor Annemarie Carr, a scholar and practicing Quaker, will speak about her own personal experiences and the gifts that the Friends Movement offers to Christians of every denomination.

ALL are welcome- bring a friend!

Adult Education

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The adult education (parlor) group is now on summer hiatus and will resume on the first Sunday AFTER Labor Day — September 9, 2018. We will be exploring the book – The Misunderstood God by Darin Hufford. It can be obtained on Amazon or Barnes and Noble for new folks who are interested in joining. Questions? Feel free to contact Ronnie Wilbur at or Larry Duggan at

Adult Education is 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. on Sundays

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Dear Friends,

Beginning in May, the adult education group will start discussing the book “The Misunderstood God: The lies religion tells about God” by Darin Hufford. It can be purchased from Amazon, B&N in paperback and in electronic forms.

Consider coming if you have never attended. We always have lively pertinent conversations around our world past and present.

Questions? Contact the Adult Education leaders: Ronnie Wilbur ( or Larry Duggan (

Adult Education Sunday beginning October 1st

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Come one and all, new and old! Starting on October 1st, the Adult Education group begins to explore the ‘People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identify’ by Dwight Szcheile. The discussion aims to explore the ways St. Thomas’s can move into the future beyond these walls as we share our story of God. The book can be easily purchased online via Amazon, B&N or any bookstore.

For any questions, please contact Ronnie Wilbur at or Larry Duggan at

We look forward to seeing you!

Adult Education in April – May

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Beginning April 2nd, the Adult Education group will begin exploring the book and movie, THE SHACK. For those who have not read the book, we don’t want to spoil the story, so suffice to say this is a family tragedy with unending grief until God becomes part of the story.

In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, THE SHACK wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? The answer Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You’ll want everyone you know to read this book.

The book can be purchased through Barnes & Noble The Shack or Amazon The Shack [click on the links to take you to the sites].

Please join us at 9:15 a.m. in the Parlor on any Sunday. For further information, contact Larry Duggan at or Ronnie Wilbur at

Adult Education

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Dear Members of the St Thomas’s family,

In two weeks (Sunday, Jan. 22), the adult education group will begin discussing the first autobiography ever written in English, The Book of Margery Kempe, written by Margery Kempe (c. 1372-after 1438). Although it is an autobiography, it focuses largely on her fantastic spiritual life and has much to fascinate modern readers. If you are interested in joining us, you are most welcome to do so on Sundays at 9:15 in the parlor. We will be reading the Penguin translation by B. Windeatt, which is readily available through Amazon.
After we have talked through Margery for a few weeks, we will then move on to the even more famous Revelations of Divine Love by someone born about 30 years earlier, Julian of Norwich (1342-1416), a mystic and spiritual guide whom Margery once visited. On May 8, 1373, while Julian lay at death’s door, she experienced 16 visions which she wrote up about 20 years later in her Shewings or Revelations (the more common translation), which are easily accessible in at least a half-dozen translations. The “Julian Porch” at church (to the left up front) is named after her and is inscribed with one of her more famous sayings.
If you are even vaguely possibly interested in any of this, please join us in the parlor on Sundays at 9:15. If you’d like more information, please contact me at

Larry Duggan (and Ronnie Wilbur, co-leaders of adult ed)

Adult Education – Fall 2016

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Adult Education will start the fall session on Sunday, September 11, 2016. We watched The Bible – AD, now, come join us as we explore the precursor, The Bible – miniseries.

Get swept up into the adventure, drama, and wonder of the Bible with this 10-hour miniseries from Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and her husband, producer Mark Burnett (Survivor). Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales, and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic stories of religious belief and courage from Genesis through Revelation.

Packed with action and gritty realism, you will meet Abraham and Moses; witness the birth of Jesus, experience The Last Supper and marvel at the resurrection. We will meet from 9:15 – 10:15 am in the Parlor to first watch a part of the series and then take in a brief discussion. All are welcome to join us at any time.

Questions? Please contact Veronica Wilbur at or Larry Duggan at