Foundations of the Faith

Inquirers' Classes Coming in April

Are you brand new to the Episcopal Church or even to the Christian faith? Or have you perhaps forgotten most everything you learned in the Confirmation Class you attended when you were a teenager? Do you want to know more about the foundations of the Christian story or harbor questions about the history and theology of the Episcopal Church? Ever wondered why some folks make the sign of the cross at certain times during the service, or what those strange clothes are called that the priests wear? Ever been confounded when someone spoke about the nave, the Eucharist, the Vestry, or transubstantiation? And just who the heck is this Archbishop of Canterbury guy we read about every so often in the New York Times, anyway? Well, now you have an opportunity to learn more about the language, traditions, practices, and beliefs of the Episcopal Church and its brother and sisters communities in the larger Christian world.

Beginning on Monday evening, April 11, and continuing on that night of the week through May 2, Foundations of the Faith Classes will be offered at Holy Comforter. These sessions, which will be led by Fr. Parkin, are designed to offer an overview of our faith and heritage as Episcopalians and Christians. They are appropriate for people who are new to Holy Comforter or the Episcopal Church, but are also certainly intended for people who want to brush up on their knowledge of Church history, theology, and related issues. No topic is too mundane, no question too basic for these sessions.

The classes will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., and will take place in the parish library. Wherever you are on your journey of discovery in Christ, please consider joining the Inquirers' Classes. It is a wonderful way to become better acquainted with others in the parish family, and to grow in knowledge and faith. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Rector at 847/251-6120, ext. 115. We hope to see you on April 11th.