Adult Programs

Church of Our Saviour offers a variety of opportunities for adult spiritual development and fellowship. Below are some of the programs regularly offered at COS, and we're always working on new programs so be sure to subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter by clicking the button above. Please contact the office if you have an interest in any of our programs or with any questions. 

Tuesday Morning Prayer

Taken from our Book of Common Prayer, Morning Prayer is offered each Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., all are welcome to participate in morning prayer led by staff and parishioners of Church of Our Saviour.  Morning prayer includes the scripture readings and Gospel passage for an upcoming Sunday, followed by reflection and discussion, along with prayers for the community. You can join us in person or via Zoom. The link is found in our weekly enews-- so sign up using the button above. 

Morning Glories - Bible Study

Part of the COS Connect Groups, This weekly bible study group meets each Tuesday morning at 7:00am in the Pleasant Room at COS. If you are an early-riser who wants to start off the day with a fresh scriptural perspective and a little gentle fellowship.

Each month the COS Book Club explores spirituality and the world around us through varied and interesting literature on wide-ranging topics.  Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, directly after the Healing Eucharist.  Best of all, reading the entire book is not a prerequisite to participate!  Click here for a list of current Book Club books. 

Retirement Conversations

Retirement Conversations Group meets each month in the church hall at 7:00pm, following the Healing Mass at 6:15pm, to share a potluck dinner together and talk about an aspect of retirement. There are different topics each month, but this group provides support, guidance, and fellowship for anyone in or entering retirement. If planning retirement in the next few years or new to this life transition please contact Joyce Poole if interested in joining this group. 

Ten Commandments Group

The Ten Commandments Support Group is offered each year at COS based on group interest.  Based on the 10 commandments from Exodus, this 12-step style support group looks at how these traditional "rules" can open the hearts and minds of modern people.

Inquirers Class

Inquirers Classes are for people new to the Episcopal Church and confirmed Episcopalians alike who wish to learn more about the distinctive traditions of the Episcopal Church and COS. We learn about church history, scripture, the Book of Common Prayer, the catechism within the Book of Common Prayer, and the sacraments. 

 

For those adults wishing to participate in the sacrament of Confirmation, this class is part of the journey towards that goal. Candidates for adult baptism are also encouraged to attend.

Adult Forums

Most Sunday mornings adults gather in the Parish Hall at 10:00am (between the 9am and 10:45am services) for varied discussions and presentations by speakers from within the congregation as well as guest speakers active in various ministries and social causes in Chicago and beyond. It's a chance to build community and explore our faith. 

Advent Taizé 

Each Thursday in Advent come and reflect on the mysteries of the season with Taizé song, readings, candles, and silence. In the busyness of the holiday rush, find a space for quite and centering. We gather in the church each Thursday at 6:30pm and this meditation lasts no longer than 45 minutes. 

Give your holiday season a spiritual boost as we all wait with joyful expectation for the coming of the Christ. 

Winter Bible Study

Winter months can be dark and bleak when folks are indoors more than other times of the year, and it's the perfect time to gather in small groups for the annual Church of Our Saviour Bible Study. Group members determine the date and time for meetings that works best for them. There are eight sessions, providing an overview of one Book of the Bible.

 

In 2023, we'll be looking at Paul's Letter to the Ephesians, which is of interest since it's the only one of his epistles that does not address some sort of local problem or a personal issue of Paul's.  Instead, it outlines the basic motifs of Paul's enthusiasm for his belief that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and a new hope for everyone else. 

 

The groups meet online and are created in January. All are welcome.

Lenten Series 

During Wednesdays in the season of Lent, we meet for a Eucharist, a simple dinner, and a lecture series to support our own Lenten journeys each year around a common theme. Presenters are from the parish or outside speakers with background in a particular area of spiritual teaching. This series begins at 6:15pm in the