The Cathedral offers a variety of ministries and programs that help adults to strengthen their relationship with God and continue to grow as disciples. Please, come as you are, and learn and grow in the knowledge and
love of God.
Join the Good Book Club!
The entire Episcopal Church is invited to join the Good Book Club in reading Paul's Letter to the Romans over the next nine weeks. We have a handout on the table in Harvard Hall listing the readings day by day. Or you can find the daily readings and much more information at goodbookclub.org. There is a video from Presiding Bishop Curry inviting you to participate; podcasts; a downloadable booklet with meditations on the readings and questions; an introduction to "Romans 101,"and more.
Romans articulates what it means to be a disciple of Christ and how that translates into daily life -- lessons to inform and inspire followers of Christ from the beginning down to our own time.
This group meets every Tuesday at 8 a.m. for one hour in the Chapter Room to study the Gospel for the coming Sunday. We read the passage several times, pick out significant words or phrases, discuss their meaning and talk about how we'll apply the week's Gospel to our lives. If time permits, we read and discuss the other lessons for the coming Sunday. No homework, no preparation necessary. We open with the Collect and close with prayer requests and the Lord's Prayer.
Contact: Judy Stark (email@example.com)
The Cathedral Men's Bible Study meets in the Narthex on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. for an hour, October through May. No advance preparation is required. Men may attend as they are able and do not necessarily need to make a weekly commitment. We read through a book of the Bible systematically, discussing its meaning and application for our daily lives. This is an excellent opportunity for men to get to know each other better and to grow in Christ.
Contact: Frank Casorio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cathedral 20s/40s | meets throughout the year
Young adults (ages 20ish to 40ish) looking for connection and community with people in similar life situations as you, please consider joining the young adult group at the Cathedral. There is a private Facebook group, where we communicate with each other, sharing ideas, questions, prayer requests, and of course, opportunities to get together.
You can search for the group on facebook: Cathedral Church of St. Peter's 20/40 Group)
The Way of Love | Sundays, January 13 - February 24
9:00-10:00 am in Harvard Hall
This framework, introduced by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry last summer at General Convention, invites you to consider ways to enrich your spiritual life. Just as monastics in centuries gone by lived by a rule of life, the Way of Love outlines a rule for the Episcopal Church. "By entering into reflection, discernment and commitment around the practices of Turn-Learn-Pray-Worship-Bless-Go-Rest, I pray we will grow as communities following the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus," Bishop Curry says. No signup necessary; just come for any or all.
Resources for Prayer
In October and November, the Rev. Canon Dr. Thomas Williams led a class on the book “Inwardly Digest” by Derek Olsen. This class explored how the patterns of life laid out in The Book of Common Prayer serve as a guide to the spiritual life, so that we might connect back to the God who calls each of us by name and that we might love as God loves us.
As a result of that class, the Rev. Canon Dr. Thomas Williams has gathered a list of resources for prayer:
Life in Christ, Julia Gatta
Saint Augustine's Prayer Book, David Cobb and Derek Olsen
Praying Our Days, Frank Griswold
Centering Prayer, M. Basil Pennington
The Examen Prayer, Timothy Gallagher
Daily prayer is part of life for the Cathedral community. All are invited to join in and experience pop-up prayers with Canon Katie Churchwell. Canon Katie Churchwell leads these on her Facebook page and they take a variety of forms, from a simple invitation to leave a prayer request to more interactive prayers.