Spiritual Growth and Education
A variety of opportunities throughout the week enrich our lives and our faith through learning and interaction with other seekers. We honor each others individual spiritual journeys while sharing and growing together in Christ. We value the diverse gifts of children, teens, adults and elders, learning and growing together. You don’t have to be a member of Atonement to participate – all are warmly invited and welcome.
BIBLE STUDY – 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month at 7:15 p.m. - We meet in Reception Room with light refreshments and Bible Study is from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. We are continuing our reading of Micah on February 6th and 20th. We will begin a new study for Lent on March 5th and 19th. All are welcome to join us at any time; everyone participates and has something to offer and to learn!
COFFEE & BIBLE CONVERSATIONS – One Thursday each month at 11:00 a.m. Each time we read and discuss a single text, so there’s no need for preparation or knowledge of the Bible. The next session is on Thursday, February 20th at the Circle Diner, Cresskill. Come and join us – all are welcome at any time!
FRIDAY MORNING BOOK GROUP- The group meets on most Friday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Reception Room. We alternate between fiction and non-fiction, with something different during Advent (Christmas short stories) and Lent (poetry, music, drama, children’s books, art). See schedule
DISCOVERY NIGHTS -
Second Tuesday of the month, or other designated Tuesday, October – June. Designed for visitors, seekers, newcomers — and lifetime learners. You’re invited for a casual supper, faith sharing, learning and conversation! Supper at 7:15, DVD/Discussion 7:45 – 8:30 p.m. Come to all the sessions, or to the ones that most interest you. Especially recommended for those interested in learning more about Christianity and the Episcopal Church, but open to everyone!
Our next sessions are on February 4th and March 10 when we will be discussing the English Reformation. It should be interesting, informative and inspiring for people of all backgrounds, no matter whether you’ve attended many Discovery Nights, or none, in the past.
If you’re relatively new, it’s the chance to meet and befriend other members of Atonement in a more intimate setting. If you’ve been here for a while, it’s the chance to continue your learning and help welcome newer members of our faith community. Call the church office at 201-568-1764 or email the church (click here ) if you want to attend, need more information or have any questions.
MINI RETREATS (“QUIET DAYS”) - Mini Retreats are opportunities to delve more deeply into a Biblical text or theme of the season. Because people have different ways of learning, we enter the story via learning, Ignatian meditation, quiet time with questions for reflection, poetry, Q&A/discussion, and an art meditation. We end with a festive luncheon. Scheduled in advance, on Saturdays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. Location alternates between Atonement and All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Leonia. Sugg. donation: $10, retreat and lunch. See upcoming Quiet Day.
ADULT EDUCATION RETREAT – Together we learn, pray with the monks, find time for rest and reflection, and enjoy delicious meals, all overlooking the Hudson River. See information on upcoming retreat.