Adult Forum: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Becoming Beloved Community
Who have we been?
Who are we?
Who would We Like To Become?

The Beloved Community is the body within which all people can grow to love God and the image of God we find in ourselves, in our neighbors, and in all creation (Matthew 22: 36-40).

Based on the Bible and our rich theological tradition this study will help us live out the promises we make in our Baptismal Covenant.  Its vision guides us on the paths of justice, of reconciliation in every area of our lives.

Please consider this Forum Series to be an invitation to grow in your discipleship to Christ in St. Anne’s and to the larger community beyond our Church in the Circle. Our schedule of speakers includes experts, teachers, and practitioners in their fields, who will enlighten and challenge us.

The Forum will meet via Zoom on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, preceded by Fellowship at 6:00 PM. Come and go as needed to fit your schedule. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Below is the schedule for our fall Adult Forum.  More detailed information is listed to the right.

November 4 – Herbert Fowler
November 11 – St. Anne’s Reconciliation Ministry
November 18 – Lori Newman
December – An Advent Series Can-ti-cle with The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia and The Rev. M. Dion Thompson

  • December 2: The Song of Mary – The Magnificat
  • December 9: The Song of Zechariah – Benedictus Dominus Deus
  • December 16: The Song of Simeon – Nunc Dimittis
  • December 23: A Song to the Lamb – Dignus Es

Wednesday, November 4

Herbert Fowler, St. Anne’s Parishioner/Retired Organist/Choirmaster
The Use of Images in the Christian Church

Iconography – The study of how Christians use paintings, statuary, etc., to enhance their spiritual life, and to examine our own spiritual practice in worship and prayer.

Wednesday, November 11

St. Anne’s Reconciliation Ministry

Members will discuss the challenges of this new ministry at St Anne’s.

Wednesday, November 18

Lori Newman, Author
A Cup Of Cold Water in His Name: 60 Ways to Care for the Needy

In her first book, Lori shares creative and practical ways we can help the suffering we see daily –the homeless, the single parents, the hungry, the impoverished, the thirsty, the prisoner, the widow, the foster child, the abused, the foreigner, and the destitute. Lori has been published in The Huffington Post, On Mission Magazine, Hearts at Home, and Proverbs 31 Woman, as well as the Family Life Today blog. Lori has worked with various Christian ministries such as Family Life Today’s Hope For Orphans, Children’s Hope Chest, and Orbie for Orphans.She is the mother of eight children- six biological and two internationally adopted.


The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia, Rector and The Rev. M. Dion Thompson, Senior Associate
An Advent Series Can-ti-cle

The Book of Common Prayer draws on vivid imagery to draw us into scripture through the use of canticles. A canticle is a non-metrical song, drawn from scripture, that is usually sung or said in worship. While they have traditionally served as a response to readings from the canon of scripture, they can be read as poetic contributions that draw on our imagination in connecting with the beauty of transcendence. During Advent and Lent in this liturgical year, we will draw on the beauty of the canticles in the Book of Common Prayer and prayerfully study their historical context and reflect upon their meaning for our times.
Won’t you join us on Wednesdays in Advent for this?

Peace, Manoj

  • December 2: The Song of Mary- The Magnificat
  • December 9: The Song of Zechariah – Benedictus Dominus Deus
  • December 16: The Song of Simeon- Nunc Dimittis
  • December 23: A Song to the Lamb – Dignus Es