Adult Faith Formation
Christ is with us at each stage of our lives. Learning to be a people of faith is an ongoing process. Our faith continues to grow and develop as we age. The stories we heard in one decade resonate differently in the next. Our experiences shift our spiritual needs. St. Martin's offers opportunities to continue your faith journey in a community of people on diverse stages of the journey.
Parish Forum, at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings, is an opportunity to equip our community for ministry and mission, and to have the conversations we need to have as a parish to develop our work together. Over the year, a variety of speakers from the parish and the wider community engage us in topics such as spirituality, ethics, theology, liturgy, and social justice. Parish Forum a…Read More »
Ongoing Reading and Discussing Scripture in Small, Lay-Led Groups
St. Martin’s continues its long history of biblical studies by offering several opportunities to meet weekly with a group to read the scriptures together. All are welcome. There is no homework and Bibles are provided. These small groups offer a process of reading and discussing the Bible guided by open-ended que…Read More »
Want to go deeper in your understanding of Scripture and theology and how to apply them to your life and ministry? Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Held annually at St. Martin’s from September through mid-June, the weekly course helps the faithful encounte…Read More »
Second Saturdays of the Month
7:00 a.m. cooking, 8:00 a.m. meal and conversation
All Books and Banter discussions are held in the Houston Room at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane at Willow Grove Avenue.
Sessions begin promptly at 7:30 p.m., and end by 9:00 p.m.
All are welcome at our open discussions.
Participants locate their own copy of the book, borrowing from the Free Library of Philadelphia (various branches) or from the …Read More »