Adult Faith Formation

Writing Our Way into a Deeper Faith:

Using Scripture to Deepen our Understanding and Communication with God. 

Join Donna Kendall in a guided mediation using writing as a prayer experience. Each class will use a text from Scripture and a short video clip about this Scripture scene will be shown. Participants will have a guided step-by-step process to reflect on the Scripture passage and an opportunity to write thoughts, reflections, and prayers in their notebook or device. Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am beginning September 16. To Register contact: Janet Hassan at jhassan@bedeva.org or call 757-229-3631 Ext. 2314. Please include your email and phone number when you register. 

 

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom

Tuesdays, September 15, 2020 – February 23, 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom is a Bible study that traces how the gospel witness spread outward in waves from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth and reveals how the seeds of Church structure and authority took root. It shows the joys and struggles of the early Christians in living the life of Christ and how it applies to us today. 

This twenty-week Bible study will be offered via Zoom. Participants will meet for group a discussion, video presentation, and fellowship. This class will be co-facilitated by Jeff and Kristy Plourde.

For more information or to register, contact Janet Hassan at jhassan@bedeva.org  or call 757-229-3631, Ext. 2314. Please include your email and phone number!

 

Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come

Thursdays, September 17- December 10, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

         

Have you ever wanted to unpack the mysteries of the book of Revelation? Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come is an eleven-week Bible study that will take an intriguing look at one of the most talked-about books in Scripture. Explore how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven, especially through the celebration of the Mass.  Learn what all the mysterious figures and images of Revelation represent, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Christ, what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history. Participants will meet via Zoom for a video presentation, group discussion, and fellowship. This class will be co-facilitated by Jeff and Kristy Plourde.

For more information or to register, contact Janet Hassan at jhassan@bedeva.org  or call 757-229-3631, Ext. 2314. Please include your email and phone number!

 

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation

Wednesdays, September 16, 2020 - March 17, 2021

 Offered Twice!  10:00am-12:00 & 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

 

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation is a fascinating 24-week course that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. They will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Guided by video presentations by Jeff Cavins, participants will use home study and group discussion to learn how the major people, places, and events of the Bible come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith.  To view a video clip Jeff Cavins’ presentation, please go to  https://shop.ascensionpress.com/collections/the-bible-timeline-the-story-of-salvation

This course will be offered via Zoom.  Morning sessions will be facilitated by Sue and Charlie Huber and Evening sessions will be facilitated by Mark and Kathleen Dinterman.

For more information or to register, contact Janet Hassan at jhassan@bedeva.org  or call 757-229-3631, Ext. 2314. Please include your email and phone number AND if you are registering for the morning or evening session.

 

That Man is You!

Becoming a Man after God's Own Heart

ALL MEN OF THE PARISH ARE INVITED TO CONSIDER “THAT MAN IS YOU”

TWO OPPORTUNITIES:  TUESDAY EVENINGS: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM OR SATURDAY MORNINGS: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Please join us as we start another year of insightful spiritual video presentations and discussions geared to the men’s role in understanding and supporting our faith.

Tuesday evening group will begin on September 8th and going through December 1st at 7:00 pm. We will be using a virtual format via Zoom. The program is: The Revelation of the Father.  Taking a hard look at the realities of our modern culture, Revelation of the Father seeks to transform men in their relationship with their children. It sets forth the vision of a child capable of making moral decisions in light of significant pressure and integrates the 7 Steps with Don Bosco’s preventive method to help parents develop a “parenting plan of life.”  For more information about this program or to register contact: Earl Anderson snikt.daddy@gmail.com; or call 757-254-8421.

Saturday Morning Group will begin on September 19th and go through December 12.  This group will offer the program: All Things New. On those Saturdays, we will have our virtual sessions from 8:00 to 9:00 AM. Christ didn't say, "Behold, I make new things."  He said, "Behold, I make all things new."  The future of the world and the Church is happening on our watch.  His mercy is new every morning.    Encounter God the Father.  Meet your spiritual Father.  Enlighten your mind with spiritual truths that will help transform the world. For more information or to register contact:  Ted Cummings, All Things New, Core Team Leader at (H) 757-345-6466; (M) 703-593-1583; tedsouthpaw@gmail.com

 

 

Aging Gracefully and Dying Fruitfully

A look into the Spiritual Dimensions of this part of our lives

Are we viewing our remaining earthly life as something we will dreadfully endure? Or are we seeing it as an opportunity for a more faith-filled life? This four-session study program draws on the wisdom of sacred scripture, secular and spiritual experts, and Catholic mystics to help navigate the challenging spiritual journey ahead. Hear the stories of those who passed on their loving spirit to generations after them including how Our Lord and Savior did it. THURSDAY mornings 10:00 am-11:45 am September 17, 24; October 1, 8. Classes will likely be a Zoom and we will confirm closer to the start date. This class will be presented by Ted Cummings. To Register contact: Janet Hassan at jhassan@bedeva.org or call 757-229-3631 Ext. 2314. Please include your email and phone number when you register. 

Announcing the selections and schedule for the Parish Book Club

We are happy to release the details of the 2020-2021Brown Bag Book Club. The name comes from the fact our hour-long meeting begins at Noon and participants are invited to spend their lunch hour with us. Please consider joining our Parish Book Club and enjoy the selected readings with other members of our Parish community. To sign up for our mailings and information, please contact Janet Hassan at jhassan@bedeva.org Below is the schedule and selections for the Parish Book Club.

 

 

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Online Courses available for FREE through our Formed.org subscription!

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