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When a person becomes a Christian by being baptized, she or he—or the godparents in the case of an infant—makes a promise to continue on a lifelong path of spiritual formation “into the image of Christ.” This undertaking includes education, but it goes far beyond that. Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self, others and all creation. 

Adult Formation

Adult Forum meets regularly on Sundays at 10 a.m. in the parish hall, except for occasional holiday pauses. We consider a wide range of topics including contemporary theological and social issues and matters of parish life. Dates and topics are announced in The Weekly.

Reading with the Rector
From time to time, Father Jadon asks us to read and discuss books as a parish. He reflects on them in his preaching and makes opportunities for us to discuss them together in special forums and/or mini-retreats.

Below, find the Reading with the Rector books we've discussed recently.

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Screen Shot 2017-12-15 at 11.17.57 AMEducation for Ministry (EFM)

EFM is a year-by-year program, led by a trained facilitator, offering adults the opportunity to deeply survey scripture, history, and theology and integrate them into their own life of faith. Contact: Brian Smith.

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Women of All Souls

The women of All Souls meet monthly for a brown-bag supper, meditation, and book discussions.
Contact: Mother Elizabeth Orens

Formation for Children is offered downstairs during the 11 a.m. Mass for those 5-12 years old, and is led by our Christian Formation Leader, Brian Smith. High School students meet monthly to explore their faith and prepare for Confirmation, if desired. Read More
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Upcoming Opportunities

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Thirsting for Justice 2.0

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“Thirsting for Justice” is a monthly series of conversations exploring Christian responses to social justice issues that plague our nation.  It is sponsored by All Souls and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Churches, and we invite members of the community to participate. This year, our series looks at how we sustain ourselves in the ongoing work of justice—especially when we are challenged by burnout and loss and by our own pride and anger.

Each month, we will dive into a different gem in our spiritual and wisdom tradition. We’ll turn to leaders like Henri Nouwen, Sam Wells, Kelly Brown Douglas, and Oscar Romero, as well as Jonathan Daniels, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and more. And we’ll also share our own struggles and successes.

We meet the second Thursday of each month through May 9, 2019.  The next session is Thursday, November 8th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at All Souls.  We will discuss the work of Henri Nouwen, Catholic priest and writer, and the gift of the “Wounded Healer.”    

On Thursday, December 13, at St. Margaret’s (1830 Connecticut Ave, NW), we will discuss Sam Wells, Anglican priest and community organizer, and the gift of presence.

All those thirsting for social justice are welcome, whatever your faith or affiliation. Dinner is included. Admission is free. For more information, email the Rev. Diana Gustafson at diana@allsoulsdc.org or the Rev. Richard Mosson Weinberg at richard@stmargaretsdc.org.

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