Education and exploration are at the heart of our mission. Examining our faith and exploring its applications in the world is always timely, especially so with the impact of COVID-19. Be part of our mission through one or more of our online groups and events. We invite you to take a class or attend a lecture or program with our diverse, open-minded community and see where it takes you.
Engage in critical conversation on faith and contemporary issues with the Forum, and hear thought-provoking sermons by staff clergy and guest preachers, also available on iTunes, Spotify, and Youtube.
Our calendar page shows current offerings on book studies and spiritual practices; for questions about preparing for adult baptism, confirmation or reception in The Episcopal Church, please email the Rev. Mary Carter Greene or call (415) 749-6369.
Limited Series –Sundays • 1 pm • ONLINE
Are you new to Grace Cathedral, the Episcopal Church, or the Christian faith (or maybe not so new, but looking for a way to connect and learn more about your faith)? Curious about who we are and what we believe? Interested in exploring adult baptism or confirmation? Join us as we explore the basics of Christianity in this 6 week series! “Christianity 101” is a fantastic way to boost your knowledge, build relationships, and plug into the Grace Cathedral community. All are welcome!
Wednesdays, except holidays • 6:30 pm
EfM is a group spiritual formation program that includes worship, spiritual reflection and study including the Old Testament, New Testament, church history and theology. Registration for October 2021 through July 2022 will be available after the Summer Series in ends in July 2021 (see below). The group meets Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm, with breaks at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holy Week. We expect to meet in person for 2021-22. The course is limited to 6 to 12 people each year. For more information, email Roberta Sautter, at [email protected] Information about EfM is also available on the Diocese of California website.
Education for Ministry Summer Series (EfM)
July 2021 • 6:15 pm — 9:00 pm • ONLINE
Each year, EfM has a free (except for the text) “taste of EfM” Summer Series. For 2021, it will be held the 4 Wednesdays of July. It is designed both as a stand-alone exploration of a topic and as an introduction to EfM. This year, we will meet via Zoom. Prospective academic year participants participate in the Summer Series. This year, we will be using Ellen Clark-King’s The Path to Your Door: Approaches to Christian Spirituality, which will provide an accessible and well-researched introduction to themes within the Christian spiritual tradition by our former vice dean.
For more information, and to register, email Roberta Sautter, [email protected] The reading schedule and Zoom link for the first meeting will be sent the last week of June to those who have registered.
Mondays • 7 – 8 pm • ONLINE
Join cathedral Dean Malcolm Young for a deep dive into the Scripture readings for the following Sunday.
Learn more about each week’s reading and join the zoom.
Thursdays, except holidays • 11 a.m. • ONLINE
Join us for a virtual Bible Study on the Gospel of John, one of the sacred texts from the New Testament. Led by cathedral clergy and lay leaders. No preparation necessary! All are welcome on a drop-in basis.
10-Week Series • 90 minutes every other week • ONLINE
Join us for Sacred Ground, a ten-week small group curriculum dedicated to the work of racial justice. Working online together in small groups, the program invites participants to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.
Summer Bible Study
Wednesdays, except holidays • 7 pm • ONLINE
Join cathedral clergy for a deep dive into the Scripture readings for the following Sunday’s Eucharist. This is a continuation of the Bible Study with the Dean series. (The Summer Bible Study is currently taking a short hiatus.)
Sundays • 4:30 – 5:30 pm • ONLINE
Please join us for the study and discussion of Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, by Elaine Pagels, beginning January 23 through February 20 at 4:30 pm on Zoom.
For more information and Zoom access, please contact [email protected].
9-month long program • August 2021 – May 2022 • Online, Asynchronous activities, Proposed Gathering in late 2022 (details TBD).
Are you wondering what you can do to promote social justice? Do you want to learn from Christian diversity leaders? Do you want to challenge your assumptions about equality and faith? Are you interested in exploring your own faith practices?
If so, the Faith + Justice Fellowship is for you. This is a nine-month-long program of reading, lectures, and exploration. Most of the program is virtual. There will be a discussion group of Grace Congregants this coming year led by Stephanie Stroud and Erin McCune, both alumnae of the 2020-21 fellowship.
Scholarships are available through DioCal! There is a DioCal scholarship as well as scholarships through Newbigin House of Studies, the sponsor of the Faith + Justice Fellowship.
Telephone: (415) 749-6300
Email: [email protected]