Adult Formation

Great Wednesdays at St. John’s

Our program for worship, fellowship, and Christian education.

*This Session of Great Wednesday concludes on May 15th. Great Wednesdays will return in September 2024*

Come for the Holy Eucharist at 5:30 PM followed by a communal supper from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Classes will begin at 7:00 and end at 8:00 PM.  You are welcome to come for part or all of the evening.

Stayed tuned for the list of classes that will be available when Great Wednesdays return in September 2024.

Please consider joining other St. John’s parishioners as we gather to worship, break bread, and learn together in community. Meals will be provided by the newly formed St. Andrew’s Guild. Cost FOR THE MEAL will be $5.00 PER PERSON. 

RETREAT: Called, Equipped, and Commissioned: An Exploration of Spiritual Gifts


The Bible tells us that baptism not only ordains us as ministers of Christ’s Church – it makes us the Church. The early church was not a building or an institution, it was instead a missional community of Jesus’ faithful followers (the Holy Ecclesia) who were committed to the radical religious and social reform movement that Jesus led. 

Today, just as then, we are the Holy Ecclesia, and through our Baptism we have been ordained as priests,           commissioned as ministers, and equipped with spiritual gifts to carry on the mission of love and healing that Jesus began.

During this retreat we will explore:

· what the Holy Ecclesia is

· what our Baptismal Covenant calls us to

· what your individual missional gifts are

· how your missional gifts and ministerial talents work together to form your unique calling and role

· how and where you are being called to employ your gifts and talents for the common good

Open to all.

Date: Wednesday, July 10th

Time: 5:30pm – 9pm

Location: the Undercroft at St John’s Episcopal Church

To Register: See Signa Strom at

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Would you like to…

  • Share and grow your faith in a caring group setting?
  • Engage with scripture more deeply than before?
  • Learn more about church history and teaching?
  • See the world through the lens of spiritual reflection?
  • Discern what ways God may be asking you to serve?

… then join us for Education for Ministry!

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year certificate program sponsored by Sewanee: The University of the South, an Episcopal School of Theology. EfM is being offered by Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Bangor, Maine. Each week participants meet in small groups, either in person or online, to study, to worship, and to engage in spiritual reflection. Weekly readings allow the participant to engage with scripture, learn about church history, and explore topics of theology relevant to modern times. EfM allows us to see the ways in which we, as lay persons, are being called to our own ministry in Christ’s Church. This program is open to all. We invite you to come join us!

We meet on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. For more information, contact mentors Signa Strom and Scott Burgess.