Following the directive of our governor, the Cathedral is closed to everyone except essential personnel. Check our Facebook page to join us remotely in worship, music, learning, and more.

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Adult Faith Formation

St. John's Cathedral's Christian Education ministries seek to nurture all people of God in a community that encourages questioning, challenges thinking, and promotes learning to reveal the love and joy of God for all persons.

A variety of Cathedral activities provide opportunities for adults to grow in faith. The learning/fellowship opportunities include:

Exploring Race and the Church

One important aspect of our life together is the Cathedral's commitment to engaging in a series of conversations about race, racism, and being anti-racist. We are having these hard conversations in the Church, not because we are being blown by partisan hot-button topics, but because the Gospel message reminds us that we are all beloved children of God, created in God’s image.

The Rev. Dr. Jake Andrews, professor at Whitworth and assisting priest at the Cathedral, has helped shape a brief overview of theology and race, as grounding for our conversations. You can access that overview here.

The season of exploring race and the church, which began in July, continues! We are continuing these conversations on a more-or-less biweekly basis for the foreseeable future. We look forward to viewing pertinent material together and hearing from a variety of speakers as we learn and grow together into God’s Beloved Community.

Most of these conversations are taking place on Wednesdays at 7pm, via Zoom or Facebook. Contact the office for more information about the latest offerings and how to connect, 509-838-4277.

Sunday Forum

The Sunday Forum at 9:15am in the Guild Rooms of Jewett House, offered most Sundays mid-September through mid-May, considers a variety of topics relating to spiritual growth and living out Christian values in the real world. A variety of speakers from the Cathedral and the community give presentations that open discussion and reflection.

Due to COVID-19 considerations, at this time, these are taking place in different ways, often via Zoom or Facebook.

Midweek Bible Study

Led by a member of the congregation, this Bible Study usually meets Wednesdays at 10:45am in the Conference Center, September through June.

Due to COVID-19 considerations, this ministry is currently on hold.

Epiphany Film Series

Wednesday evenings, mid-January through mid-February. Dinner and a movie prompt conversation on theological and spiritual themes.

Lenten Study

Enriching programming is offered during the six weeks of Lent, in a variety of formats.

Inquirers Class

A weeknight evening for seven weeks, beginning just after Easter. Usually led by the Dean, these classes are opportunities to explore what it means to be a Christian and, in particular, what it means to be an Episcopalian.

More Formation Ministries

Christian formation, fellowship, and serving others weave through all of the Cathedral’s ministries

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Supporting families as they help their children love God
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Accompanying teens as they strengthen their relationship with God
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