Classes for Adults

Education and exploration are part of our mission and we offer a range of classes throughout the year. Take a class or attend a lecture or program with our diverse, open-minded community and see where it takes you!

Other opportunities include our Forum lecture series and thought-provoking sermons by our clergy and guest preachers, also available as podcasts on iTunes.

Our calendar page shows current offerings: book studies, spiritual practices, and preparation for baptism, confirmation or reception in the Episcopal Church.

Inhabiting Grace: Becoming a Christian at Grace Cathedral

Sundays, September 22 – October 27, November 10 • 9:30 a.m.
Inhabiting Grace introduces a way of life that is spiritual, practical, reasonable, mystical and in service to the community and world. Come to deepen your faith, or to prepare for adult baptism or confirmation. Contact the Rev. Kristin Saylor. Note there will no classes on Palm Sunday, April 14 or Easter Sunday, April 21.

Praying on the Way: Finding God in Sunday Worship and Beyond

Thursdays, September 26 – December 19 • 6:15 p.m.
In this new and exciting adult formation series, we will dive deep into the theology of the Eucharist, exploring how what we do in church on Sundays forms us into community, shapes our ethical views and informs how we engage with the world. There will be no classes on October 24, November 28 and December 12. Questions? Contact the Rev. Kristin Saylor.

Bible Study

Thursdays 10 a.m.
We welcome everyone to our weekly clergy and laity-led Bible Study; no preparation necessary. For further information, contact Peter Grace.

4:30 Book Study Group

The 4:30 Book Study Group – an excellent opportunity for adult Christian education – has multiple study/discussion series during the year, each consisting of approximately 5 to 6 weeks. Past series have featured works by Marcus Borg and Dominic Crossan, Cynthia Bourgeault, Barbara Brown Taylor, C.S. Lewis, Rene Girard, Karen Armstrong, Ilia Delio, Howard Thurman and Richard Rohr.

It is a self-led group, with members sharing weekly leadership and selecting new reading material. All sessions are welcome to new members, no prior commitment or knowledge required.

This fall, we will Jesus Through the Centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan in this “rich and expansive description of Jesus” from Sunday, October 6 through November 24. Join us to explore “every chapter mirroring an age as it was drawn to Jesus.”

For more information, email us.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

EfM is a group spiritual formation program which includes worship, spiritual reflection and study including the Old Testament, New Testament, church history and theology. The group meets Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m., September to May, with breaks at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holy Week. New EfM groups start each September, with registration in July. The course is limited to 6 to 12 people each year. Registration for 2019-2020 has closed. Registration for September 2020 through May 2021 will be open in July 2020 during the free Summer Series, held July to August. For more information, email Roberta Sautter. Information about EfM is also available on the Diocese of California website.

Contact Information

Telephone: (415) 749-6300

Email: congregation@gracecathedral.org

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