Christian Formation

Cursillo And Renewal Ministries

cursillobutterflyCursillo (or Happening for teenagers) is a 3 day retreat which brings together a diverse group to share the richness of worship and broaden one’s appreciation for our Church. Lay people conduct the weekend with two or three clergy members functioning as spiritual advisors. Cursillo strives to enrich and deepen your faith and to foster ministry among lay people.

For more information you can visit the diocese of Florida’s webpage.

For more information on Happening, visit this webpage.

To learn more about Cursillo in this area, contact Janice Hamilton (352-812-2041).

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A Happening event.

 

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April 2013 Happening at Camp Weed.

 

Education For Ministry
An intensive four-year education program for laity, developed as an extension curriculum of the School of Theology at The University of the South.  Its purpose is to strengthen and enhance Christian lay ministry through the study of the Bible, church history, and theology. EfM meets weekly on Mondays at 7 p.m. for about 3 hours at a time for 36 weeks, starting September 9th. It is a 4 year curriculum covering Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Theology, however you need only commit to a year at a time. The curriculum involves reading, discussion and theological reflection. Please contact Jean Reid if you are interested (372-0046).

Guild of the Christ Child
A program for expectant families.  A small group provides special, daily prayer for the unborn child and the family, then rejoices in the birth.  Participation may be from birth, through baptism, into Nursery or Church School. Contact Meg The Losen (246-3472).

Shalem Ministry
This ministry of spiritual guidance and nurture includes persons who have completed training at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation (Washington, D.C.),  and focuses on the contemplative tradition of the church.  Contact Mary Crummer (371-0942).