Having an annual (or occasional) Inquirer's Class is a tradition in many Episcopal churches. The class serves as a brief course on the Bible, church history, and some basics about faith and the structure of the Episcopal Church. Everyone is welcome to attend—whether you are new to the Episcopal church or a fourth-generation (or more!) Episcopalian looking for a refresher course!
If you are an adult or teenager who wishes to be baptized or confirmed, or if you have been confirmed in another denomination and wish to be received into the Episcopal Church, this class serves as your preparation. Even if you’re just thinking about being baptized, confirmed, or received, I encourage you to attend the four sessions of this class—it may help you decide!
We will use the book Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church by Jennifer Gamber and Bill Lewellis as our text. The church has purchased four copies, which can be checked out by anyone taking the course, but I encourage you (particularly if you are preparing for baptism, confirmation, or reception) to purchase the book for yourself.
You can buy a new copy online from Cokesbury (www.cokesbury.com) for under $13 or from other booksellers for around $16. The Kindle edition from amazon.com is $9.99, and used copies can be found online from around $9. If you need more information about purchasing a copy, or if you would like to reserve a church copy to borrow for the class, please call the church office at 837-1112.
Bishop Ted Gulick will visit us on Sunday, September 9, at Old Chapel. If you wish to be baptized, confirmed, or received at Bishop Gulick’s visitation, come to these classes and contact the church office to let us know of your intention. If you cannot attend these classes, please call the church office to make other arrangements for your preparation. Faithfully,