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Whether it’s parenting classes to help us shape our children or a series to ground
us in foundational Church teachings, we can allow His hands to guide us as we grow.
Let’s open ourselves to the truths unlocked in the Catechism, the fellowship and inspiration
of a Scripture study, and the value of sharing the journey. How will you say yes?


 

Series

Growing Up Catholic Parenting Series

peer-led by a team of parish couples
Sundays, 8:20-9:35 a.m., Adult Lounge
begins August 20 

Working your way through this wonderful, crazy thing we call parenting? Join us as seasoned couples lead two 6-week series: Parenting With Joy and Taming Technology. These faith-based, small-group discussions will center on the challenges and joys of parenting today. Let’s connect and start meaningful conversations about how our faith forms our parenting and way of life. Join us for as many sessions as you can. 

Session 1:  Parenting with Joy 

  • August 20 - Imperfect Parenting & Healthy Limits 
  • August 27 - Teaching Goodness
  • September 10 - Children’s Rights & Responsibilities
  • September 17 - Passing on the Faith
  • October 1 - Sexuality and Loving our Bodies
  • October 8 - An Expanding Love 

Session 2:  Taming Technology

  • October 15 - Families and Screen Time
  • October 22 - People over Screens
  • October 29 - The Modern Time-Crunch
  • November 5 - Video Games and Social Media
  • November 12 - Setting Healthy Limits
  • November 26 - Writing a Family Agreement 

To sign up for this series, click HERE

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance. 

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality] 


 

Catholicism DVD Series 

led by our deacons
Sundays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Lounge
begins August 20

In breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claim more than one billion of the earth's people. Learn what Catholics believe and discover the fullness of the faith.

  • August 20 -  Introduction
  • August 27 -  Amazed and Afraid:  The Revelation of God Become Man (part 1)
  • September 10 -  No Class
  • September 17 - Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man (part 2)
  • October 1 - Happy are We: The Teachings of Jesus
  • October 8 - The Ineffable Mystery of God:  That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought 
  • October 15 - Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast:  Mary, The Mother of God 
  • October 22 - The Indispensable Men:  Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure
  • October 29 -  A Body of Both Suffering and Glorious:  The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
  • November 5 - Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven: The Mystery of the Liturgy and the Eucharist
  • November 12 - A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints
  • November 26 - The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit
  • December 3 -  World Without End:  The Last Things
  • December 10 -  Wrap up/Conclusion

To sign up for this series, click here.

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Church Doctrine/Church History]


 

Monday Night Live!

with Terrance Glamp
Mondays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., online
September 18,  October 16, November 27, January 22, and March 19

Join us online as the dynamic Terrance Glamp leads us in unpacking several fascinating topics: The Ministry of Women in the New Testament, an example of the early Church and a prophetic voice for the Church of today, Women of the Bible: Good Girls, Bad Girls, Harlots & Saints, and Adult Christ at Christmas.

  • September 18 - Ministry of Women in the New Testament (An idea for the early church or a prophetic voice for the church of today)

One of the most pressing issues facing our church is that of women in the ministry.  Together let us explore the roles of ministry of women in Jesus’ time.  What do these fierce foremothers of faith model for our women, our church of today. 

  • October 16  - Women of the Bible (Good Girls, Bad Girls, Harlots & Saints)

Overview of biblical women not so much as players in a man’s story, but as passionate believers whose journeys speak to all of us today. Come learn about these women and their stories of violence, wisdom, forgiveness, sex, and redemption.

  • November 27 - Adult Christ at Christmas

A virgin giving birth ... a child in the manger- shepherds- singing angels!  Perhaps these stories have become too familiar.  They were never preached or written for children but rather for adults.  Learn the deeper meaning of the Christian stories and the challenge they present all of us today as, YES we retell the birth of Christ to our children

  • January 22 - What the Hell happened to the Devil? (A history of evil on the journey to goodness

Reviewing the demon of the garden, Job and Jesus, and transforming the evil spirits, the devil and spiritual warfare into the realities we live today. 

  • March 19 - Quo Vadis Presbyters -  Role of the Laity in Shaping Today’s Priesthood 

Learn about the biblical foundations of the priesthood, its development from apostolic times to the present. Discuss the role of laity in priestly formation. What kind of priests do we want? How can we support them on their faith journeys as they support us?

 

To sign up for this series, click HERE.

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Church History/Scripture]


 

 The Holy Longing:  The Search for a Christian Spirituality

with Bev Sauer and Maureen Ingalls
Tuedays, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
begins September 12

  Channeling the deep, mysterious desires of our hearts, Ronald Rolheiser leads readers from restlessness to peace, showing a contemporary path to authentic and healthy spiritual life. 


In The Holy Longing, Ronald Rolheiser probes the question “What is spirituality?”, cutting through the misunderstanding and confusion that can often surround this subject with his trademark clarity. Using examples and stories relevant for today, and with great sensitivity to modern challenges to religious faith, he explains the essentials of spiritual life, including the importance of community worship, the imperatives surrounding social action, and the centrality of the Incarnation, to outline a Christian spirituality that reflects the yearning and search for meaning at the core of the human experience. 

Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what Christian spirituality means and how to apply it to their own lives, The Holy Longing translates the universal struggle for love and integration of spirit into a language accessible to all, explaining God and the Church for a world that more often than not doubts the credibility of both.

  • September 12: Chapter 1
    • What  is Spirituality
  • September 19: Chapter 2 
    • The Current Struggle with Christian Spirituality
  • October 3: Chapter 3
    • The Non-Negotiable Essentials
  • October 10:  Chapter 4
    • Christ as the Basis for Christian Spirituality
  • October 17: Chapter 5
    • Consequences of the Incarnation for Spirituality
  • October 24:  Chapter 6
    • A Spirituality of Ecclesiology
  • November 14: Chapter 7
    • A Spirituality of the Paschal Mystery
  • November 28:  Chapter 8
    • A Spirituality of Justice and Peacemaking
  • December 5:  Chapter 9
    • A Spirituality of Sexuality

 

To sign up for this series, click HERE.

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality]

Fall Features

Bible Study in Plain English -  NEW STUDY TIME

with Kathy Van Leuven
Mondays, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins August 28

This is a great beginner's Bible Study that gives a brief synopsis of the New Testamen in very basic language.  Participants will have a workbook that will correspond with every book in the New Testament of the Bible. 

To sign up for this continuing class, click here.  

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.


 

Senior Spirituality -  NEW

with Marjie Schutz
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins August 22

Are you 50 or older? Join us for this new fellowship study group for seniors. We’ll start with the Bible Study in Plain English--The Old Testament - a perfect study for beginners yet a refreshing overview for those who are comfortable with the Bible!

To sign up for this new study and fellowship group, click here.

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.

 

Conversations with Father Fred NEW

with Father Fred Wendell
10:00-11:30 a.m. , Adult Lounge
October 2 and 23, November 6 and 27, January 8 and 29, February 5, March 5 and 12, April 9 and 23, May 7

Fr. Fred has been a priest for many years and has much wisdom to share.  He will delve into many subjects that you may have questions about.  Such topics could include:  Why 7 Sacraments?  Why Vatican II?  Did it make a difference in the Church that we know today?   Come for a cup of coffee and bring your questions. 

 To sign up for this new study and fellowship group, click HERE.

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.

 

Catholic Social Teachings

led by Chris Offen

Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

  • September 14 - Can the Federal Budget be Viewed as a Moral Document? - presented by Chris Offen and Jack Rogers

Click HERE for more information on this topic.

  • October 12 - Religion of Islam - an overview of the religion of Islam - presented by Alan Howard
  • November 9 - Discussion on the Plight of the Undocumented. - presented by Fr. Rey   Fr. Rey brings a personal story to the topic of an undocumented migrant as he was one prior to going into the seminary.

 

Catholic Social Teachings offers a series of discussions on timely topics that
impact our lives and our world. Watch for details on topics and speakers coming soon. 

Please sign up for classes HERE.  

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.


 

Faith & Fellowship Potluck

Live Humbly, Serve Graciously

with author Jeff Armbruster
November 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m., FLC

As disciples of Christ what does it mean in today’s world to live Humbly, and serve Graciously? Join us in the Family Life Center Friday November 3, 2017 from 7 to 9pm, for an evening of reflection with our guest speaker Jeff Armbruster a nationally published author and speaker.  During this evening of reflection Jeff will highlight some key messages from his new book “Live Humbly, Serve Graciously – Reflections on Baptism, Mission and Service.”   Each of the two dozen reflections in his new book, in some way, relates to Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman’s prayer, “The Mission of My Life,” which begins, “God has created me to do Him some definite service…I have my mission.” As Catholics, our journey begins with baptism when we are anointed priest, prophet and king.  Fulfilling those responsibilities requires a life-long dedication to serving others as Jesus taught.  Jeff Armbruster is a parishioner of Mary Our Queen parish in Peachtree Corners.  Jeff is a lector, an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and involved in pastoral planning and CRHP.   Jeff, and his wife Laurel, are a sponsor couple, having prepared 25 couples for marriage.  This will be a great evening of reflection on this timely topic as we prepare for Advent. 

Jeff Armbruster will be presenting ideas from his book Live Humbly, Serve Graciously.  To order this book click HERE

Please RSVP HERE or to Thomas Kelly at thomaskelly111(at)comcast.net or call Allison Kelly at 404-227-3117

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.


 

 

Spirituality Studies

The Holy Longing:  The Search for a Christian Spirituality

with Bev Sauer and Maureen Ingalls
Tuedays, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
begins September 12

Channeling the deep, mysterious desires of our hearts, Ronald Rolheiser leads readers from restlessness to peace, showing a contemporary path to authentic and healthy spiritual life. 


In The Holy Longing, Ronald Rolheiser probes the question “What is spirituality?”, cutting through the misunderstanding and confusion that can often surround this subject with his trademark clarity. Using examples and stories relevant for today, and with great sensitivity to modern challenges to religious faith, he explains the essentials of spiritual life, including the importance of community worship, the imperatives surrounding social action, and the centrality of the Incarnation, to outline a Christian spirituality that reflects the yearning and search for meaning at the core of the human experience. 

Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what Christian spirituality means and how to apply it to their own lives, The Holy Longing translates the universal struggle for love and integration of spirit into a language accessible to all, explaining God and the Church for a world that more often than not doubts the credibility of both.

  • September 12: Chapter 1
    • What  is Spirituality
  • September 19: Chapter 2 
    • The Current Struggle with Christian Spirituality
  • October 3: Chapter 3
    • The Non-Negotiable Essentials
  • October 10:  Chapter 4
    • Christ as the Basis for Christian Spirituality
  • October 17: Chapter 5
    • Consequences of the Incarnation for Spirituality
  • October 24:  Chapter 6
    • A Spirituality of Ecclesiology
  • November 14: Chapter 7
    • A Spirituality of the Paschal Mystery
  • November 28:  Chapter 8
    • A Spirituality of Justice and Peacemaking
  • December 5:  Chapter 9
    • A Spirituality of Sexuality

 

To sign up for this series, click HERE.

If you will need childcare, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality]


 

PREP Time Track Studies for Adults

 

Growing Up Catholic Parenting Series

led by a team of couples
Sundays, 8:20-9:35 a.m., Adult Lounge
begins August 20

Click here to sign up for these classes.  


 

Catholicism DVD Series

led by our deacons
Sundays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Lounge
begins August 20

Click here to sign up for these classes.


 

The Mystery of God Catechism study

with Bev Sauer
Mondays, 4:00-5:15 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins August 28

Please click here to sign up for these classes.  


 

Acts of the Apostles Threshold Bible study

with Suzanne Fragale
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins August 23

Please click here to sign up for these classes.  


 

Pivotal Players Series

with Lori MacDonald
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins August 23

Please click here to sign up for these classes.  

Basic Catechist Certification Classes

Click here to sign up for any of the classes below.

All are welcome to brush up on the basics of our faith, earn credit for catechist certification, or both:

August 24:  Church History & Development
with Tom Welch, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

September 21: Creed, What the Church Believes
with Deacon Paul Franklin, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

October 19:  Faith & Moral Development
with Joyce Guris, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

November 16:  Ministry of Catechesis
with Myra West-Allen, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

January 11:  Scripture and Divine Revelation
with Jean Sherwood, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

February 15:  Prayer and Spirituality
with Bev Sauer, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

March 22:  Morality and the 10 Commandments
with Bill Garrity, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

April 19:  Sacraments and Liturgy
with Sheila Murray, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

   If you will need childcare for any of these classes, please click here to sign up your child(ren) at least 3 days in advance.


 

Ongoing Study & Fellowship Groups

Tuesday Evening Women in Faith

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., FLC
Sunday Scripture Study, begins August 22 (Meet and Greet)

Interested? Contact Adela Kennelly


 

Journey

Thursdays, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room, begins September 14
Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Jesus Threshold Bible study

We'll be continuing with Threshold Bible Study's Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Jesus, and starting at chapter 1. During the Fall we'll cover chapters 1-17 by watching a video of the site that the chapter presents and then answer the questions.

Interested? Contact Ruth Elsbree


 

Thursday Evening Men’s Bible Study

Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., FLC, begins September 7
Paul's Letter to Galatians and Ephesians (continuing)

Interested? Contact Joe Floccari.


 

Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study

Fridays, 7:00-8:00 a.m., FLC
Book of Revelation Threshold Bible Study (continuing)

Interested? Contact Rick Kime


 

Friday Women in Faith

Fridays, 9:45-12:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Choose from one of these four studies beginning August 11:

  • Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly
  • Emmaus Journey Reflections on the Sunday Readings
  • Psalms: The School of Prayer by Jeff Cavins
  • The Bible and the Virgin Mary DVD series

Interested? Contact Sandy Heath


 

Mourning & Hope

7:00-8:30 p.m.     1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, Room 108
                                  Facilitated by Mary Gardner

Grief and loss are a part of life. Sadly, many suffer alone. Sharing your experiences with others can help. A trained listener will be on site.

 

Catholic Social Teachings

led by Chris Offen

Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

  • October 12 - Religion of Islam - an overview of the religion of Islam - presented by Alan Howard

American Muslims:  Beliefs and Practices

HOW FAMILIAR ARE YOU WITH THE BELIEFS OF ISLAM?

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES OF ISLAM WITH CHRISTIANITY?

There are approximately 3 million Muslims living in the United States today. American Muslims are involved in all sectors of the private and public economy and live in communities throughout the country. Some are second and third generation Muslims in America; while others are newly converted to the religion. Many are citizens and some are immigrants.  Unless you have a Muslim friend most of our information on American Muslims and  the religion of Islam comes from the media. Come join us in expanding your understanding of how Islam is different and similar to Christianity.

Click HERE for a full description 

  • November 9 - Discussion on the Plight of the Undocumented. - presented by Fr. Rey   Fr. Rey brings a personal story to the topic of an undocumented migrant as he was one prior to going into the seminary.

 These meetings are presented by Catholic Social Teachings and is part of a series of discussions on timely topics that impact our lives and our world. Mark your calendar, invite a friend, and sign up for the discussion and childcare.

Please sign up for classes HERE.  

Please sign up for childcare HERE

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Adult Education Hospitality Team

Interested in joining our hospitality team for Adult Education classes and events? We set up drinks and treats, serve as a welcoming presence, and put everything away afterwards. Come a little early and stay a little after at events you already plan to attend, and become a part of our team.

To find out more or join us, please contact Bev.

Registration & Childcare

All adult education classes meet in the Adult Ed/OCI room unless otherwise noted. Please visit our Upcoming Events page for links to sign up for classes; if you need assistance signing up, please contact Bev, or the PREP Office, 770-977-1442, ext. 125 or prep(at)transfiguration.com. Registration is encouraged, but not required unless otherwise noted. Classes can be cancelled for various reasons (weather, sickness, etc.). Only registered participants can be notified.

Babysitting is available for Adult Education classes with reservations at least 3 days in advance. To sign up, click HERE. For questions about childcare, please call Karla Colman, 770-977-1442, ext. 138, or email kcolman(at)transfiguration.com.

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