Calling All EfM Prospects!
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year program of study and group reflection that supports formation for lay Christian ministry in daily life. Participants pursue year-specific readings in Scripture, church history, and theology while engaging in theological reflection to explore the readings' relevance to their own lives. EfM is managed by the School of Theology of The University of the South in Sewanee, but participants meet locally in small groups with Sewanee-trained mentors. Anyone curious to know more is invited to the following events hosted by an EfM group here in Arlington:
- An Evening of Exploring Ministry on Sunday, March 31, 6:00–9:00 PM. Beginning with a light dinner and fellowship, the evening will then feature a discussion by EfM alumni about how the program helped them discern and pursue a calling. A group theological reflection will follow on the topic of understanding ministry in a multicultural world. Participants need to bring only an open mind.
- Annual Traditional Seder on Saturday, April 27, 2:00–5:00 PM. The group holds this event each Passover to better understand and honor Christianity's Jewish roots. Attendees will be asked to help provide liturgical and fellowship food; a sign-up sheet will be sent in April.
Both events will be at St. John's Episcopal Church at 415 S. Lexington Street, just off of Carlin Springs Road. Please RSVP to EfM mentor Beth Cavey at 703-362-4331. Feel free to direct questions or comments either to Beth or to Mary Cushing (an EfM group member).