Adult Programs

Church of Our Saviour offers a variety of opportunities for adult formation 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. 

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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. 

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Centering Prayer 

Come and open your soul and replenish your mind at COS Connect Centering Prayer. Gathering in the sanctuary, we quietly offer this ancient form of prayer. No experience needed, just an openness and desire to seek God in the silence. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Book Club

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!  Contact the office for more information.

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The Trinity Fellowship (TTF)

The Trinity Fellowship (TTF) is comprised of parishioners in their 20s, 30s and 40s and from all walks of life. Members are from all walks of life and from all faith journeys. All are welcome. TTF plans events throughout the year reflecting it's trinity of interests: social, spiritual and service.

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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. 

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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.

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COS Bridge Club

Meeting typically twice a month, this social club has been playing cards for years. If you enjoy bridge, please reach out to Carolyn Sacksteder to inquire about details. This group meets in the Rectory, on the ground floor, and many a fun and friendly conversation has been sparked amid hands of this classic card game.