Adult Faith Formation
All In-Person Activities at the church are on hold until further notice
There are a variety of ways for you to explore and expand your faith journey at Julian of Norwich. We consider all of our ministry and social justice actions a way to follow your call as a Christian and, as such, one key way to strengthen your faith journey is to consider volunteering in the many outreach activities we do (like cooking at our annual Pancake Supper, volunteering at our Nearly New Shop, supporting our fellowship times after church on Sundays, attending Dinner Church, and more!)
In addition, we run a variety of formation opportunities:
Advent & Lent Programs
These programs are promoted through our “Community News“, which is published every week and may be accessed via the home page.
On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays of the month, a small group meets in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. to have tea and discuss the upcoming Gospel Reading. You are invited to join others at a faith enriching study of the Gospel in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. We enjoy tea and fellowship, as we discuss the scripture, relating its meaning in our lives today. All are welcome to share thoughts about what the scripture is saying, what we are learning and how it relates to our lives and the Julian community today. The group size will vary week to week and opinions and thoughts of participants are welcomed in the spirit of mutual respect and attention. The study session concludes with prayer and clean up at 11:30.
As the group name suggests, all are welcome who are curious about the Bible and enjoy tea!
If you would like more information, please contact Pam Middleton through the Admin office at 613-224-7178.
Every Monday, a group meets in the church sanctuary for Christian meditation from 3pm – 4pm. These sessions are open to anyone who wishes to spend time in silent prayer, with instructions provided for newcomers. The group is coordinated by Julian of Norwich parishioners, but also includes people from other denominations. During each session, a discussion video by a Christian Meditation leader is followed by a period of silent reflection. The session concludes with questions and discussion. For more information, contact Gayle Ascah (613-226-8161) or Marg Dumbrille (613-225-0806).
At least once per year we run a book study on a current Christian book. Our last study in October 2019, used Richard Rohr’s newest book; The Universal Christ. Keep an eye on our newsletter for the next study during Lent 2020.
Journeying as Allies Book Study
Julian of Norwich is happy to host the Journeying as Allies Book Study, sponsored by the All My Relations Working Group of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
The book study is focused on Indigenous authors and conversations around reconciliation.
For each of the books chosen, we will have two loan books available in the parish office.
Future Book Study Dates:
March 29th in the Sanctuary
2pm – 4pm
Book: Seven Fallen Feathers (Northern Ontario)
May 31st in the Sanctuary
2pm – 4pm
Book: Those who Run in the Sky (Inuit)