Our relationship to God is an intentional, lifelong journey of growth and discovery. At St. Peter’s, we believe that intentional formation equips us throughout this journey by nurturing, challenging, and transforming us as we grow more deeply in the knowledge and love of God. We work to provide meaningful formation opportunities for people of all ages, and to create a safe space in which we can explore together the deep questions that faith encompasses. We offer multiple formation opportunities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, as well as various programs throughout the week and special seasonal offerings.
Sunday Adult Formation
10:00 am Formation Hour
Discipleship Sunday School Class in the Parish Hall; with community conversations about Lectionary themes and spiritual disciplines, this class is open to all ages and stages of participants.
Women’s Spiritual Journeyers Class in the Large Parlor; for women of all ages who gather for lessons focused on a theme. The class is a safe place to share “theme connections,” to find and witness their own and their sisters’ spiritual voices, and to offer Christian love and support on their journeys as listeners and seekers.
Adult Bible Study in the Small Parlor. Each semester a book of the Bible is studied using the historical critical method. This class seeks to understand, interpret, and discuss Scripture in a cohesive and systematic way.
Choir Rehearsal in the Choir Room; a rehearsal in preparation for the 11:00 liturgy; contact Steve Taranto with interest.
Parish-Wide Rector’s Forums in the Parish Hall; occasional opportunities for the entire parish family to come together in the Parish Hall and gather around a unifying theme and vision for our common life. These gatherings are scheduled for August 13 and October 8.
Coffee with the Rector in the Rector’s Office; occasional opportunities for newcomers to learn more about St. Peter’s through casual gatherings and conversations with the Rector, members of the Vestry, and members of the Newcomer’s Committee. These gatherings are scheduled for September 24 and November 26.
*All Formation and Fellowship Groups will combine for Parish Wide Formation offerings in the Parish Hall during the season of Advent on December 3, December 10, and December 17.
*Formation and Fellowship Groups will not meet on November 19 for the Thanksgiving Break.
Wednesday Adult Formation
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
A Service of Holy Eucharist and Healing in the Nave; a contemplative service with congregational music, readings from Scripture, a Healing Rite, and the Celebration of Holy Eucharist.
Connections in the Toner Room; young women intentionally seeking connection with other St. Peter’s women, prompted this fall by the study of ancient stories of women from Holy Scriptures.
Adult Formation in the Large Parlor; topics will be presented by the clergy of St. Peter’s on a rotating basis. The Rev. Jody Burnett will lead “The Transformed Life” on September 6, 13, and 20. The Rev. Ann Whitaker will lead “Tending the Soul” on October 4, 11, and 18. The Rev. Dr. Sarah Moses will lead “Love Your Neighbor” on November 1, 8, and 15.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Dinner and Fellowship for everyone in the Parish Hall.
6:45 pm to 7:15 pm
Pastoral Care Teams meet in the Small Parlor for fellowship and the coordination of care.
*Parish-Family Community Outreach Efforts are scheduled for September 27, October 25, and December 13. All other programs will join in this common effort. The Healing Service and dinner will continue as scheduled.
*Parish-Family St. Nicholas Festival is scheduled for December 6. All other programs will join in this Parish Hall gathering. The Healing Service and dinner will continue as scheduled
*Adult Choir meets for rehearsal in the Choir Room on September 13, October 11, November 15,
and December 13.
Canterbury: The Episcopal Church at Ole Miss
Canterbury is geared toward the University of Mississippi’s student community. Each Tuesday during the school year Canterbury meets at 12:30pm in Paris-Yates Chapel on campus for noonday prayer, and their is a celebration of the Holy Eucharist each Thursday at 5pm at St. Peter’s, followed by dinner. Our college Chaplain leads this service, which includes music led by a guitarist.
Learn more here.