Adult Formation
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Education and formation are very important for any Christian, and it should not end when Sunday School ends.


At St. Michael’s, we offer Adult Formation units throughout the year. While most of them are exclusively in-person classes, some also have online components, which will be posted here.


Current Class, Lent 2019: “In Relationship”

Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the library

A look at our own relationships with God, with ourselves, and with each other, using Dr. Murray Bowen’s Family Systems Theory as a lens.

Check back each week for online readings and activities you can do on your own, too.


Week 1: Introduction to Family Systems Theory (Monday, March 11)

Learn about the Theory:

Watch a video:

Week 1 Hand-out for Notes

Activity: Make a Family Tree

Self Reflection: Looking at your Family Tree


Week 2: Triangles (Monday, March 18)

Learn about the Theory (1 concept - click on "triangles" at the top of the page):

Watch a video:

Week 2 Hand-out for Notes

Activity: Relationship Lines and Triangles

Self Reflection: Relationship Lines and Triangles


Week 3: Differentiation of Self & Emotional Cut-Off (Monday, March 25)

Learn about the Theory (2 concepts - click on "Differentiation of Self" and/or "Emotional Cut-Off" at the top of the page):

Watch a vide:

Week 3 Hand-out for Notes

Activity: Differentiation of Self

Self Reflection: Differentiation of Self, Emotional Cut-Off, and Fusion


Week 4: Nuclear Family Emotional Process (Monday, April 1)

Learn about the Theory (1 concept - click on "Nuclear Family Emotional Process" at the top of the page):

Week 4 Hand-out for Notes

Activity: Nuclear Family Emotional Process and Family Systems in Scripture

Self Reflection: Nuclear Family Emotional Process and Over/Under Functioning 


Week 5: Family Projection Process & Sibling Position (Monday, April 8)

Learn about the Theory (2 concepts - click on "Family Projection Process" and/or "Sibling Position" at the top of the page):

Watch a video:

Week 5 Hand-out for Notes

Activity: Sibling Position and Family Projection Process

Activity Photos

Self Reflection: Sibling Position and Family Projection Process


Week 6: Multigenerational Transmission Process & Society Emotional Process (Monday, April 15)

Learn about the Theory (2 concepts - click on "Multigenerational Transmission Process" and/or "Society Emotional Process"):

Watch a video:

Week 6 Hand-out for Notes

Activity: "A Family Legacy" and A Society Timeline

Self Reflection: Multigenerational Transmission Process and Society Emotional Process AND End of Unit Reflection

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Check out some of the other interesting and exciting education and formation times for adults.


Women’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. in the library

A welcoming group of women who laugh a lot, learn about the Bible together and support each other through friendship and prayer.


Women’s Tuesday Evening Bible Study

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the library (two unites per year: fall and Lent)

Women who come together to grow and deepen in faith. They enjoy fellowship and camaraderie as they share in thoughtful conversation, prayer, reflection, and the application of Scripture and Christian principles to their lives.

lenten bible study


Saturday Mornings

1st and 3rd Saturdays, Oct.—May, 7:30 a.m. in Conference Room.

All adult parishioners, friends, and those persons seeking a parish home are invited to join this gathering. The group discussion focuses on the history, meaning, and context of the Biblical scriptures, as well as their relevance in our lives today. The New Daily Study Bible, The Gospel of John, Volume One, by William Barclay, is the resource document for the 2018-2019 study.


Exploring Sacred Music

Occasional Sundays in January, February, March, and April, at 7:00 p.m. in the library.

A two-hour presentation and discussion that includes an audio and video sampling of great Sacred Music, from ancient plainsong chant, through Renaissance Polyphony, the High Baroque and into contemporary periods, with scintillating historical commentary.

April 14: Music of Lent & Easter


Friday Fellowship

Fridays at 6:00 a.m. in the Community Room

All men are invited for coffee, prayer & conversation in the Community Room. A fellowship ministry with no formal agenda. Discussion topics range from personal issues to local events, sporting news, being a Christian man in today’s society, stage of life issues as sons, husbands, fathers and grandfathers and widowers or whatever someone brings up that particular day.

8:00 AM - Rite I   &   10:00 AM - Rite II   Click for directions
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