Adult Christian Formation

slow religion

Class Materials

Please click on the buttons below to view/print the weeks' materials and to access the Slow Religion zoom call.
Church of the Ascension /Seattle
Meeting ID: 879 7606 3121
Passcode: 339918
Questions? Please contact Joe Jennings

Slow Religion uses a literary and historical approach to the ancient texts to identify and apply insights to today’s world. The class is created and led by Joe Jennings and advisors include Susan Sprowl, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Seattle; the Rev. Zoila Schoenbrun, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Belvedere, CA; the Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer, Episcopal Church of our Saviour, Mill Valley, CA; and the Rev. Heather Wenrick, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Seattle.


Tuesday's via Zoom @ 4pm
Please check back soon for information on the next Slow Religion Class topic and details!

Have you been thinking about reading the Bible but not sure how or where to start?

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Sept. 10th - Nov. 12th, 2023
Sunday's 9:00am - DeWitt Hall
Our fall class could be just the place for you! We are starting a new study this fall which will study the New Testament including the Gospels, the story of Jesus, and the Epistles, the story of the early church. We will be using The Path, published by Forward Movement, as our guide. We are a small group that is lay led with solid Biblical teaching and thoughtful discussions that connect readings to everyday life.
Our schedule of readings from the Path:
September 10 - Introduction and overview of the New Testament
September 17 - Ch. 16 Good News of Great Joy
September 24 - Ch. 17 Follow Mw
October 1 - Ch. 18 Proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom
October 8 - Ch. 19 Crucify Him!
October 15 - Ch. 20 We Have Seen the Lord
October 22 - Ch. 21 Filled with the Holy Spirit
October 29 - Ch. 22 Grace May Abound
November 5 - Ch. 23 Be Doers of the Word
November 12 - Ch. 23 The Alpha and Omega

For a more detailed list of readings each week, please click HERE.
Questions? Email Jane at or Bill Fay at
adult christian formation

Adult Forums

At various times throughout the year we schedule Adult Forums to augment our intentional Christian Formation program. Through the insights and wisdom of outside speakers, discussion of contemporary issues seen through the lens of our faith, and conversation about how our beliefs integrate our life as Christians in the world, we are formed and transformed. Adult forums are often held between services on Sunday. Extended programs may be offered on Wednesdays in Lent or Advent.

Adult Forums in recent years include: community organizing for gospel justice, sacred conversations on race and racial justice; webcasts from the Trinity Institute; Creation Care documentary film nights; and Living Water. Our 2018 Lenten program studied “The Book of Common Prayer”. In 2020/2021, we participated in the "This Is Sacred Ground", a film-based dialogue series on race & faith. Watch for more information at this page.
Episcopal Church of the Ascension
2330 Viewmont Way West
Seattle, WA 98199
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