Adult Formation

Christian formation is a lifelong journey. It is a pursuit that is rooted in the vows of our Baptismal Covenant which encourages us to grow in Christ at every age and in all aspects of our lives.

The Chapel of the Cross offers a robust collection of opportunities to encourage all parishioners in the lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self, others, and all creation.



January Sunday Morning Series

The Church’s One Foundation: Liturgy 101 (A three-part series)

One of the cornerstones of our “one foundation” as Episcopalians is our manner of worship. As many have commented, “if you want to know what an Episcopalian believes, watch her pray.” For those interested in learning more about the worship practices of The Episcopal Church generally, and The Chapel of the Cross more specifically, we are offering a number of learning opportunities during the month of January.  On January 13, we will focus on the Liturgy of the Word—everything from the Prelude to the Peace! The following week, January 20, we will be talking about the Liturgy of the Table, which is your chance to ask every question you’ve ever had about the sacrament of Communion as we understand it.  And on January 24, our weekly 5:15pm Thursday evening Eucharist will be an “Instructed Eucharist” open to the whole parish where we will pause at moments in the flow of the liturgy to explain a bit about what has transpired and why. Finally, on Sunday January 27, we will spend time talking about proper liturgies for special days—baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and how those are structured and executed. We hope you will take advantage of these chances to learn more about the rich liturgical practices of our particular tradition, so that your own participation in the worshipping life of this community is strengthened and confirmed.

Sunday, January 13

Liturgy 101, Part I: The Liturgy of the Word (with the Rev. Noah Van Niel, Chapel, 10:20 AM)

Sunday, January 20

Liturgy 101, Part II: The Liturgy of the Table (Chapel, 10:20 AM)

No children’s or youth church school due the MLK Holiday weekend. 

Preschoolers and Elementary-aged children are invited to learn about Holy Eucharist in the Overlook Room at 10:20 AM.  Middle and high school students may attend the Liturgy 101 program.

Sunday, January 27

Liturgy 101, Part III: Proper Liturgies for Special Days (Chapel, 10:20 AM)

Sunday, February 3

Christianity and Contemporary Topics (Making Sense of Current Events as a Person of Faith)

How Current Events Affect Human Migratory Patterns in Central America (with Cynthia Radding)

Sunday, February 10

Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday, February 17

Intergenerational Meal-Packing Event (Rise Against Hunger, 10:20 AM in the Parish Hall)


Stay tuned for the Sunday Morning Lenten Series, “Speaking the Truth in Love: Tough Topics in Christian Community,” and Lenten small groups focused on restorative conversations.