Following Christ the Anglican Way: A Confirmation Series
- February 22: Confirmation and Holy Order in the Church: What is confirmation? What are its biblical roots? What is its relationship to baptism? Why does the bishop have to be involved? Why have bishops in the church at all? What if I have already been confirmed in another denomination?
- March 1: DAY OFF because of winter storm.
- March 8: Canons, Creeds, and Councils: How do Anglicans define their core identity as "reformed catholic Christians"? What are our basic authorities as a church? Where did the New Testament canon come from? Where did the Creeds come from? What are these so-called "ecumenical councils," and why do we care today about the concilliar decisions of the Church from fifteen hundred years ago?
- March 15: The Book of Common Prayer: What is "common prayer"? What is The Book of Common Prayer? Why do we have such a book? How does such a book inform our identity as Anglicans? What were some of the fundamental assumptions about worship which guided the formation of The Book of Common Prayer?
- March 22: The 39 Articles of Religion: What are the Articles of Religion? What fundamental assumptions informed their composition and reception in the church? How do we read them today? What doe the Articles tell us about core principles of Anglicanism?
- March 29 (Palm Sunday): The Anglican Communion and Beyond: How did the Church of England become a global Anglican Communion? How does the Anglican Communion understand its relationship to other Christian communions? How does the Anglican Communion govern itself? What is Anglican Realignment, and how does it relate to the global Communion, and the local national church to which we belong?
The class will be held after the church service on Sunday from 6:00 to 7:00 in the Conference Room at Wayne United Methodist Church. Because of the limited space, only those seeking to be confirmed or received or exploring the possibility of the same, or who are new to the Anglican tradition and are interested in learning more about it are encouraged to attend. Anyone committed to being confirmed by Bishop Julian Dobbs in May is required to attend.
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