St. Patrick’s to begin Inquirers’ classes

Most citizens of Pagosa Springs are aware of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, the lovely church building on Pagosa Boulevard, and many have encountered the generosity and strong community spirit of its dedicated members.

However, many inquiring minds want to know, “What does the Episcopal Church believe? What is its history? What distinguishes it from other Christian denominations?”

These and other questions will be topics of discussion in a series of eight classes at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church beginning Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m.

The Rev. Douglas Neel, St. Patrick’s Priest in Charge, will address the various facets that comprise the worship practices of the Episcopal Church, its beliefs, sacraments, history, polity, and mission.

“This class is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church,” said Neel. “Those attending the class in no way will be required or pressured to become members of the church. However, those who do wish to become members of the Episcopal Church are required to complete this class in order to make an informed and prayerful commitment.”

Neel, a skilled and highly acclaimed teacher, promises these Inquirers’ classes will be interesting, thought-provoking, surprising and fun.

Call Dinah Rogers in the church office at 731-5801 if you plan to attend. Childcare is available upon request.