Education for Ministry
Adult Sunday School
Every baptized person is called to ministry. The Education for Ministry or EFM program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. During the Service of Confirmation we ask God to "Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at Baptism. Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perform the service you set before them." EFM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service.
The program consists of theological reflection in a small-group setting. The groups meet weekly, usually over a nine-month period. The entire program requires four years for completion; however, students only commit to a year at a time. Many students find that their life situation will not permit a continuous four-year commitment, and EFM allows them to stop, then resume when they are able. Since the program is active in each U. S. diocese and in many international locations, students may begin in one location and complete the program in another.
Holy Comforter has supported EFM since its inception. Many of our members graduated from the program and went on to assume significant ministries within and outside of the parish. For additional information about EFM, call Mac Hall at 273-9318.
Taylor McLemore, Allison Kendrick represent church, diocese at
Episcopal Youth Event 2014
Taylor McLemore, a rising junior at Alabama Christian Academy, spending July 9 - 13 at the National Episcopal Youth Event 2014 held at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia. Selected from high schoolers across the United States, the purpose of the New Community event is to gather youth with diverse backgrounds in order to discuss today's social issues, what it means to be an agent of transformation, and how to help create a model for the church to reconcile the world to God and each other in Christ.
Taylor joins Allison Kendrick, who is acting as the diocesan leader, in this 3-day long opportunity to select and serve in different community projects across Philadelphia.
For more information on EYE, go to their website http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/episcopal-youth-event-2014.
For pictures from this event go to the Church of the Holy Comforter Facebook page.
Church of the Holy Comforter
2911 Woodley Road, Montgomery, AL 36111