St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Christ's Beacon for all seeking God. 

St. Aidan's is an open and inclusive member of The Episcopal Church. We welcome all who desire a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are celebrating 50 years of service to God's people in the heart of the King's Grant area of Virginia Beach on Edinburgh Drive between N. Lynnhaven and King's Grant Road.

3201 Edinburgh Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-340-6459

SUNDAY

Summer Worship

Begins June 18

One Service @ 9:30 a.m.

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

The Rev. Dana Vanvliet-Pullin, Deacon

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CHRISTIAN FORMATION for Adults

SUNDAY MORNING 9:30

WEDNESDAY EVENING 6:00 (during Advent)

THURSDAY 11:30-1:00

POPCORN THEOLOGY - SATURDAY, MAY 20, 6:30 P.M. 


POPCORN THEOLOGY

The movie Chocolat stars Juliette Binohe, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. Binohe's character moves to a sleepy, old-fashioned French village and opens a chocolate store, sending the townspeople into a flutter with her uniquely gifted treats. Please bring a snack to share.Sodas will be provided or bring you own. Please join us for an evening of fellowship and entertainment. It's free! 

Education Ministries for Adults
SUNDAY MORNING
WEDNESDAY EVENING 6:30
THURSDAY 11:30-1:00
 
OLD FAVORITES AND NEW OFFERINGS!
Our Chrisitan Formation Program is growing this year. As we move forward in our mission to make disciples for Christ we are putting a new emphasis on our formation programs. Life long Christian Formation is an important focus of the Episcopal Church. So important the our last General Convention passed a resolution making this a priority for this 3 year period. Some of our programs are continuing favorites, but others are brand new offerings

OLD FAVORITES AND NEW OFFERINGS!

Our Chrisitan Formation Program is growing this year. As we move forward in our mission to make disciples for Christ we are putting a new emphasis on our formation programs. Life long Christian Formation is an important focus of the Episcopal Church. So important that our last General Convention passed a resolution making this a priority for this 3 year period. Some of our programs are continuing favorites, but others are brand new offerings

 


 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Our Wednesday Night Bible Study continues this summer with a video series entitled Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome and the Kingdom of God. See the back story of how the kingdom of God ran directly into the Roman Empire. The series is written by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY Beginning September 21

Our Wednesday Night Bible Study meets every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 7:30. The program ranges from Bible study or a given book to DVD series that help us understand our faith or a stimulating book to help us grow spiritually. This fall we begin with an interessting video series on images of violence in scripture. Do we need to fear a God who will smite us? Come Wednesday nights and find out. 

If you have a child in the children's choir drop them off and stop in for a fun evening while your child rehearses with Jamie.

 


SUNDAY MORNING
We offer an adult Christian Formation Class from September through May at 9:30 in the Hospitality Room. Led by Fred Parkinson and Tom Metz, this class considers a wide variety of topics, from current church issues, to studies of specific books of the Bible.

SUNDAY MORNING

We offer an adult Christian Formation Class from September through May at 9:30 in the Hospitality Room. Led by Fred Parkinson, Chuck Marks and Tom Metz, this class considers a wide variety of topics, from current church issues, to studies of specific books of the Bible. The schedule will be posted soon.

NEW THIS YEAR

The Rector is going to lead an intergenerational bible Study that will look at each Sunday's readings. This class is for youth grades 6 and up and any adult who would like to attend. We hope to get a good exchange of views about scritpure between the generations.


 

EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY
EfM is a program from the seminary at the University of the South and includes comprehensive study of Hebrew Scriptures, New Testament, Church History and Theology. Click here to learn more.
TRYING SOMETHING NEW
There are many important areas to teach and reflect about in our busy world. We will be offering several special short term classes. We hope to expand beyond just the programs in Advent and Lent that we have offered in the past. The first one is described below.
SO WHAT OTHER PROGRAMS WOULD YOU LIKE?
So what programs would you like to see this year. I will post an easel in the narthex with a marker. Please mark down your suggestions as to what you would like to have covered in these programs. Oremail the rector with your suggestions.

EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY

EfM is a program from the seminary at the University of the South and includes comprehensive study of Hebrew Scriptures, New Testament, Church History and Theology. Click here to learn more. There are still opening in the Thursday evening class. Email Mark Buckner if you want more information. Here is a link to the EfM website.

MEN'S AND WOMENS SPIRITUALITY GROUPS

In conjunction with Good Samaritan Episcopal Church we have added Spirituality Groups for both men and women this fall. The Women's Group is led by the rector of Good Samaritan, the Rev. Wendy Wilkinson and focuses on Igantian Spirituality and different prayer styles. The Men's Group is led by the rector of St. Aidan's and is reading and discussing Richard Rohr's "Falling Upward, a spirituality for the second half of life." This is working towards developing at a mature spirituality for men. For more information email The Rev. Wendy Wilkinson or The Rev. Mark Wilkinson 

TRYING SOMETHING NEW

There are many important areas to teach and reflect about in our busy world. We will be offering several special short term classes. We hope to expand beyond just the programs in Advent and Lent that we have offered in the past. 

SO WHAT OTHER PROGRAMS WOULD YOU LIKE?

So what programs would you like to see this year. I will post an easel in the narthex with a marker. Please mark down your suggestions as to what you would like to have covered in these programs. Oremail the rector with your suggestions.