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Special Programs

Dr. Jana Riess & The Twible
Sunday, May 28, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Dr. Jana Riess, former Religion Book Editor for Publishers Weekly, is an expert on religion in literature.  She's a blogger and the author of many books, including Flunking Sainthood (2014) and Mormonism for Dummies (2005).  She will address the Sunday Forum at St. John the Baptist to discuss her book The Twible (2013) in which she retells all 1,189 chapters in the Bible in tweets of 140 characters or less!  Please join us!

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The Rev. Scott Gunn
will be with us to preach and teach on
Sunday, July 30.

According to his blog, "I’m Scott Gunn, an Episcopal priest. In my ministry, I serve as the Executive Director of Forward Movement in Cincinnati, OH. Our mission is to inspire disciples and empower evangelists, which is something I’m always glad to go on about. You can buy my book, Faithful Questions: Exploring the Way with Jesus from Forward Movement or Amazon. I am a Deputy to General Convention, serving on behalf of the Diocese of Southern Ohio. In 2012 and 2009, I served in this capacity from the Diocese of Rhode Island. I’m also on the board of the Anglican Theological Review. When I’m not on the road preaching or speaking, I spend Sundays at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, where I’m an honorary canon. (Canon Gunn is an excellent example of the hilarity of ecclesiastical titles.)"

      Adult Education

Sunday Forum in the Season of Easter

Creation and the Environment:  "This fragile earth, our island home."

During the Great Fifty Days of Easter, the Sunday Forum will focus on God's creation and our enjoyment, use, and care of the environment. Our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, encourages us to "encounter and honor the face of God in creation." If you are interested in helping to plan and present this series, please talk with Sheila Brockmeier, Carol Vagnini, or Carol Gerard at your earliest convenience.


                           Jana with husband phil and friend charlie

                           Jana with husband phil and friend charlie

                           charlie with george the dog and scott                                  at the "over the edge" fundraiser                               for episcopal retirement homes in 2015

                           charlie with george the dog and scott
                                 at the "over the edge" fundraiser
                              for episcopal retirement homes in 2015


Charlie is planning to convene a 6-week Summer Seekers'/Inquirers' Class for those who want to deepen their understanding of the faith we experience and practice within our Anglican/Episcopal tradition. These relaxed and fun conversations are especially helpful for those who are new or relatively new to the Episcopal Church, but even long-time Episcopalians are enjoying meeting new people and learning new things.  (And, for those who may choose to do so, this class is preparing them to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church by Bishop O'Neill.)

Interested?  Questions?  Please talk to Charlie or send him an email at CFBrumbaugh@gmail.com.