Please join us for fellowship time following the 10:15 AM Sunday service. This is a great opportunity to meet newcomers and connect with one another. From September to June, we have coffee hour in the South Reception Room. During the summer, we gather in the Butler Courtyard for summer punch.
Adult Christian Formation at All Saints’ encompasses a wide variety of activities and opportunities:
During the church school year, a Sunday morning Adult Forum presents speakers on diverse topics and offers space for lively discussion. Forums typically last 45 minutes from 9:00AM to 10:00AM during the academic year and feature a variety of speakers on topics ranging from scripture and theology, to church history, to mission trip reports, to current issues of concern in the Episcopal Church.
For upcoming adult forums, click HERE
Listen to past Adult Forums below!
Men’s Group & Bible Study
The Men’s Group meets at 47 Hullfish Street, Suite 330, Princeton, Tuesday morning at 7:00 A.M. for fellowship, study scripture, and prayer.
Tuesdays at 8:00 A.M. the Men’s Group morphs into a Book Study Group (open to both men and women. Previously discussed books include Auerbach’s Mimesis and Chesterton’s Orthodoxy).
Rector’s Bible Study
On Wednesdays during the academic year from September through early June, the rector leads a Bible Study on selected works of scripture; the group meets at 10:15 A.M. in the parish library and is preceded by the 9:30 A.M. service of Holy Eucharist in the parish chapel.
The Women’s Fellowship, a book study and discussion group, meets on Wednesday nights to discuss selected books on faith and spirituality.
Summer Bible Study
During the “sabbath” season of our regular adult forum in the Summer, All Saints’ offers a Summer Bible Study at 9 A.M. in the Parish Library. This study focuses on the lectionary readings for the following Sunday, and is led by the Rector, Clergy, and other Lay Leaders. Coffee and lite treats are provided and all are welcome!
Click HERE for this week’s lections.
We offer special Adult Education classes and seminars, Quiet Days, Retreat Days throughout the academic year, especially during Advent and Lent. Click HERE for upcoming Events.
For more information about these opportunities, please contact the parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org) or feel free just to show up!
Starting Sunday, May 17th, Reiki sessions will be available to All Saints’ parishioners and friends! Reiki is Japanese meaning Universal Life Force/Energy. It was developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist monk, Mikao Usui. One of his principles, which is still taught today, is:
Just for today, I will live the attitude of gratitude
Just for today, I will not worry
Just for today, I will not anger
Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Just for today, I will show love and respect for every living thing
–Dr. Mikao Usui
Reiki was brought to Hawaii in 1937 by Hawayo Takata, a Hawaiian of Japanese descent who learned Reiki from Dr. Usui. During her lifetime, Mrs. Takata trained 22 “Masters” who in turn trained other Masters who have taken the practice of Reiki throughout the United States and the world.
Reiki is a complementary health approach where practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above a fully clothed person who reclines or sits comfortably. Reiki has been used for stress reduction and relaxation. For many it is like meditation. Session can last up to 30 minutes while sitting in a chair or an hour lying on a Reiki table. Some people may feel warmth or tingling where the Reiki practitioner place his/her hands.
Pat Barnett has her Reiki Master an dis offering Reiki free to parishioners and for a donation to All Saints’ from other who are interested in a Reiki session. The sessions are limited, so please email the parish administrator at email@example.com for available times.
“Pat is indeed a Reiki master. Reiki can bring you peace and healing. I found the experience to be profoundly spiritual as well. Pat prays silently for you as she practices Reiki. Her prayers and gentle touch invite you simply to be: to be free from fears, anxieties, and pain, to live in the moment. We are greatly blessed to have this gift in our parish!” -Jan Logan
Contemplative Prayer Group
The Conteplative Prayer Group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 7-8:30PM in the Parish Library. It is NOT mandatory to come to every meeting – this is available to help you build a closer relationship with God in a peaceful, silence centered setting that have been expressed beautifully in teachings of Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault and Father Keating. We do share briefly with each other; not for counseling, but to let others know where God is in our lives and pray for support. This is a safe, loving community.
Centering Prayer Group
Margaret Bushnell, and Sandy and Jack Belmont are convening a Centering Prayer Group that will meet in the Parish Library on Friday mornings 10:30-Noon. Centering Prayer is a form of meditation that is easily learned. No prior experience is needed. The exercise involves a 20-minute silent “sit.” The “sit” is surrounded by an opening prayer, a reading from scripture and ended with a reading and short reflection of an agreed upon book or spiritual article. Our goal is to start promptly and end promptly during our time together.