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“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.”
-- Matthew 7:24

Adult Education

Spring 2017 Classes for Adults

Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m. -- a choice of two great classes for adults!


with the Very Rev. Joe D. Reynolds, in the CSF Atrium on the third floor of the Ministries Center.

Spring Class Schedule (subject to change) (PDF available here):

Videos (most recent, first):

Session 13: Sunday, April 23:


Session 12: Sunday, April 9:


Session 11: Sunday, April 2:


Session 10: Sunday, March 26:


Session 9: Sunday, March 12:


Session 8: Sunday, March 5:


Session 7: Sunday, February 17 - The Hallmarks of Anglicanism

British Version American Version

I am an Anglican,
I am C.E.
Not the High Church, nor Low Church,
But Protestant, Episcopal, and Free.
Not a Methodist,
Not a Presbyter,
Not a Baptist, white with foam,
I am an Anglican, just one step from Rome,
I am an Anglican, just one step from Rome

I am an Anglican,
I am P.E.
Not a High Church, not a Low Church,
But a Protestant, a Catholic, and Free.
Not a Presby,
Not a Lutheran,
Not a Baptist, white with foam,
I am an Anglican, just two steps from Rome,
I am an Anglican, via media, Boom Boom!
Alternate final phrase:
"I am an Anglican, Britannia, Boom Boom!"
Alternate final phrase:
"I am an Anglican, via media, my home."


Session 6: Sunday, February 12 - Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and the emergence of an Anglican Church


Session 5: Sunday, February 5 - The Seeds of Anglicanism


Session 4: Sunday, January 29 - Morality and The Bible


Session 3: Sunday, January 22 - More about the Bible, an Episcopal Perspective


Session 2: Sunday, January 15 - Bible Overview, an Episcopal Perspective


Session 1: Sunday, January 8 - My Story:


The Interim Rector's Forum - Fall 2016

You can view previous sessions of the Interim Rector's Forum with the Very Rev. Joe Reynolds, below. (In the videos, below, only Joe's+ presentation portion is viewable to maintain privacy of conversation with those present in the forum.) Joe's+ Rules of Engagement for this conversation are here.

FINAL Session 12: Sunday, December 11 - Forgiveness: What It is and What It Is Not


Session 11: Sunday, December 4 - Who Speaks for the Church? is below. Click here to read Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail


Session 10: Sunday, November 20 - Women and Inclusive Language in the Church can be viewed, here:


Session 9: Sunday, November 13 - American Civil Religion can be viewed, here:


Session 8: Sunday, November 6 can be viewed, here:


Session 7: Sunday, October 30 - We apologize that due to technical issues, this video stops slightly short of Fr. Joe's full presentation.


The Sunday, October 23 session is here:


Here is the Sunday, October 16 session:


The Sunday, October 9 session can be viewed, here.


The Sunday, October 2 session can be viewed, here. 


The Sunday, September 25 forum was the start of several sessions on the Bible -- what is says, what it doesn't say, how it's read. You can view it, below, and the handout he refers to is here


Sunday, September 18, was an introduction to his forum style, his hopes for the series, and some of the topics he will be covering. The video from this session is below.