Adult formation

At Saint Peter's, we offer various opportunities for spiritual growth and deepening your faith. Join us in prayer, socializing, and serving together as a faith community. Attend programs on Christian Spirituality, prayer practices, and Bible studies led by members of the congregation like Jeff, Mark, Carlyle, and Kathy. Check the bulletin for special events to nourish your mind, heart, and soul. Contact the office or clergy for more information.

  • summer spirituality series

    This very popular summer series returns with a great new presentation line up. Come join us Thursday evenings in the Parish Hall as we explore topics, different services, and our own spiritual practices. Each session starts at 7pm and ends with ice cream from King's  Ice Cream. Come join us!

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    DATETOPIC- Descriptions coming soonPRESENTER
    May 30The Book of Common Prayer
    “Common Prayer: What we pray is what we believe”
    Episcopalians are often referred to as “people of the book” because we use of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). The BCP is a “treasure chest” of worship and devotional resources that is supplemented by a growing library of prayers, worship services, and music that respond to changes in society and differences in cultures. The BCP is the foundation of our theology and reveals our sense of unity, inclusivity, and expansive spirituality. Come and take a stroll through the BCP—its history, its relevance to our changing culture, and catch a of glimpse of what’s next. 
    The Rev. Kathryn Andonian is one of the many retired clergy who make their spiritual home at St. Peter’s. Prior to moving to the Delaware Beaches in mid-2023, Kathy served as rector of a growing, multi-generational, and innovative parish in Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years. Prior to her second vocation as an Episcopal priest, Kathy enjoyed a first career in public policy in the areas of gerontology and health care. Kathy is an avid quilter. She and her husband, Marc, are enjoying this new season of life and this welcoming church community.
    Rev. Kathy Andonian
    June 6Considerations in Senior Care Planning and Decision Making: Age in Place or Care Center Living? My Experiences from the FieldMichele High, CDP/ADC
    June 13Biblical Environmentalism: Our relationship with God's Creation, Faith, Science and Responsibility!David Schofield, MSc, MA
    June 20The Service of ComplineElevate Vocal Arts – Sponsored by T.J. Thomas
    June 27Labyrinth ServiceFather Jeffrey +
    July 11Advance Care Planning Rev. Paula J. Waite, M.Th., ACC; Chaplain- Beebe Healthcare
    July 18Iona ServiceFr. Jeffrey +
    July 25Spiritual Practice – Why do we do it?, What is it?, Why is it important?, What are its benefits? (Pt I)Rev. Carlyle Gill
    August 1Spiritual Practice – (Part II)Rev. Carlyle Gill
    August 818th Century Saints - John and Charles Wesley, their contributions to Anglican, Methodist and wider Christian spirituality. Rev. Fred Day
    August 15Godly PlayJessica Potter
    August 22Taizé ServiceFather Jeffrey and Annie
    August 29“A Rule of Life”Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, Jody Barbarulo, Barbara Conroy
  • Centering Prayer

    Deepening Your Spiritual Journey: Centering Prayer

    Centering Prayer continues to meet on Wednesdays at 3 pm. Beginning on Wednesday, October 18, the group will meet in the Zoom format only. Contact the office for Zoom login information. This group is interested in deepening spiritual understanding and engagement at St. Peter’s. Through Centering Prayer, group members cultivate ways to be closer to God amid our busy lives. We start by reverently reading a psalm from “Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness” by Nan C. Merrill. using a time-honored spiritual practice called Lectio Divina. We then allow ourselves to be open to God’s presence by simply sitting quietly together – no special training or experience is needed. Following this, we discuss a book we are all reading, currently. We welcome new members and are always happy to review the Lectio Divina steps for newcomers.

    Contact the office to get login information or  Subscribe to our Weekly E-blast to receive group updates and learn more about our current book.

  • Explore your own spirituality and relationship to Christ and the Universe.

    Study to Engage, Challenge and Enrich Your Spirit by:

    • Meeting weekly on Tuesdays from 5pm-7pm beginning Sept. 5th.
    • Being open and willing to listen to all ideas.
  • Men's spirituality

    A Spiritual and Personal Growth Discussion Group for Men.  

    We will meet on Monday, May 8, from 7-8:30 p.m., for open and lively conversation about growth issues in our lives.  All men are welcome to join us for this time of enriching discussion of spiritual matters without judgment or criticism. 

    This will be a “hybrid” meeting -- those who wish to meet in person can gather in the Conference Room in the church basement, with masks recommended but not required; We will also broadcast via Zoom. Contact the office or subscribe to the eblast for the meeting Id and Passcode.  

    Our normal meeting schedule is the second and fourth Monday of each month.

  • tuesday bible study 10 am

    This class meets weekly on Tuesday mornings at 10 am in the Conference Room. 

    Contact the office for zoom login informationSUBSCRIBE to our E-Blast to receive group updates and learn more about our current studies.

  • thursday bible study 9:30 am

    The Thursday morning 9:30 am group follows the hybrid model: in-person for those who are comfortable gathering together, or via Zoom for those who either need or want to join from home. This group has lively and informative discussions about the text they are studying together. There is always room for more participants if you are interested.

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    For those participating via Zoom contact the office for the log in information.

  • st. peter's readers

    St Peter’s Readers are continuing to meet using a hybrid meeting format. We meet in person in the church conference room and on Zoom. Contact the office for the zoom log in information or subscribe to our e-blast. Our meetings are on the third Sunday of the month at 5 p.m., during daylight savings time and at 4 p.m. during standard time.

    If you would like to be added or deleted from our email list, please contact Roberta Williams Lindsay  or Carole Somers

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  • women's spirituality group

    The WSG meets on the 1st & 3rd Fridays at 10:30 am in the Community (Parish) Hall. Books are chosen by the women and facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett. Join in our group for amazing discussions. Women are always welcome to attend, even if you  have not read the book.  Subscribe to our weekly email for updates on what we are reading and discussing. For questions, contact