You are invited to join our EXPLORE ANGLICANISM classes which will be taught by Ascension clergy Jonathan Warren, Tish Warren, and Bishop Grant LeMarquand. The classes will take place over 5 Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm beginning April 11th and concluding May 9th. Those who wish to be confirmed or become members are encouraged to attend all 5 classes. Others are welcome to attend any classes that are of particular interest. Details are to follow. Childcare will be provided. Please sign up using the form available here.
April 11: Understanding Anglicanism (Part 1): The History of Anglicanism
We’ll begin with a crash course in Anglican history from the founding of the early church through the creation of the Anglican Church in North America.
April 18: Understanding Anglicanism (Part 2): Theology and Liturgy of Anglicanism
This class will take a dive into the Anglican Prayer Book as well as the Sacraments. The class will include an Instructed Eucharist – a guided walk through the different aspects of our weekly communion service.
April 25: Understanding Ascension: The Local Church and You!
This class will look at the distinctives of Church of the Ascension, its ministries and staff. It will include a teaching on the Spiritual Gifts and any who want to will be invited to complete a Spiritual Gifts Inventory. An opportunity to meet one on one with a member of our clergy to discuss the results of the Inventory will be offered.
May 2: Understanding Spiritual Practices: How to grow in Christ
This class will explore topics including a Rule of Life; Spiritual Exercises: Lectio Divina, Examen, Contemplative Prayer; Community Groups; Spiritual Direction and Mentoring.
May 9: Understanding the Commitments of Confirmation and Membership
This class will look at the specific commitments being made in both confirmation and membership. A tour of the Nave will be offered and there will be an open forum to ask a priest any question that is on your mind.