Adult Formation

Adult Formation 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.


Register for the Women’s Retreat

The retreat will be held April 13-15 at the Trinity Center at Pine Knolls Shores.  Give yourself or a friend an early Christmas gift and register now.  Space is limited so we will not be offering single rooms at this time but participants are welcome to stay off site (the Atlantis Lodge is very nearby) and enjoy meals and programs with the group.  The Commuter charge is $75.  Double rooms at the Trinity Center are $205 (all meals, lodging and programs included); triples are $185.  We are delighted that the Rev. Elizabeth Marie Melchionna will join us as we discuss “Joy” with wisdom from the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama.  Questions can be directed to Boykin or Planning Committee Chair Mary Stowe (

Adult Inquirers’ Class

The Adult Inquirers’ Class, an important part of our overall adult education in this parish, includes both Sunday morning teaching and monthly small groups on Sunday evenings.  This series of classes taught by the rector and others on the Episcopal approach to the basics of Christianity is required of adults seeking confirmation and open to anyone who would like a refresher course.


Lenten Opportunities

Our Wednesday Bible Studies welcome new members throughout the year.  The Women’s Bible Study meets at 9:00 AM in the parlor and is studying the lectionary alongside The Book of Joy .  The Parents’ Bible Study meets at 11:00 AM in the nursery and discusses the lectionary through the lens of parenting.  Babies and young children are welcome in the Parents’ Group.  Contact Boykin Bell at for more information


The Centering Prayer Group meets on Tuesday evenings at 5:00.  Contact Pat Moore and for more information


Men’s BreakfastAll men are welcome to breakfast in the Great Hall at 7:30 am on the first and third Thursdays of the month.  Enjoy a hot breakfast, fellowship, and a study of the lectionary for the coming Sunday.  Contact Russ Cole with questions at