Youth at St Aidan's As often as possible we gather up youth for a special event. We gather the kids, have time for prayer and Bible teaching, and a fun event, game, or outing. All children age 10 and up are welcome at youth roundups. Whoever you are, wherever you may come from, you and your child are welcome at St Aidan's. *Signed permission forms and liability wavers from parents for each participating child are required for all off-site youth activities. Release form may be downloaded here.
Adult Forum Meets most Sundays at 9:20 a.m. and features rotating topical discussions, classes on the Bible and spirituality, and guest speakers from the community. Whoever you are, wherever you may come from, you are welcome at St Aidan's and Adult Forum.
Sunday Morning Lectionary Bible Study, 9:20 - 9:50 a.m. On Sundays with no regular Adult Forum scheduled, an informal Bible study with the Sunday lectionary readings will go on in the conference room adjacent to the office. All are welcome - newcomers, visitors, old-timers, the Bible savvy and the Bible not-so-savvy, and the just curious.
Tuesday Night Bible Study, 4:00 p.m. For the past 30 years St. Aidan’s Bible Study has met on Tuesday evenings in the parish hall at 4:00pm, followed by Compline in the church. The class reads, marks, learns, and inwardly digests selected books from both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Open to all. Newcomers and drop-ins welcome. (no child care available) Call (360-629-3969) or email the office for more information
Education for Ministry (EfM) EfM is an accredited four year course of theological study through University of the South School of Theology facilitated at the level of the local church. St. Aidan’s has had an EfM course since 2004. EfM is a seminar type class which meets weekly on Thursday nights at 6:30pm. It covers Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Philosophy and Theology. Currently St. Aidan’s has 25 graduates. For more information, or to inquire about signing up, contact Fr Drew Foisie by email, call or drop by the office.
Lenten Study Series - February 21 - March 21, 2018 A 4-5 week study series in the season of Lent. In 2015 we focused on the topic of forgiveness, using The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal and Free of Charge by Mirslov Volf. In 2016 we focused on the interior spiritual life, using Henri Nouwen's book Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. In 2017 our series focused on the question "Who is my neighbor" by following the example of the Good Samaritan parable of Jesus and how it calls us to love people outside our cultural and religious boundaries that we may otherwise be fearful of. To do this we welcomed guests of the Muslim faith to come and share their experiences, and answer questions, in order that we might listen, learn and love them as neighbors in faith.
What will we do in 2018? Who knows! If there's something you'd like to study, share it, we just might use it.
St Aidan's "Footsteps of Aidan" Pilgrimage to Iona and Lindisfarne, May 2016