Education Comprehensive

Adult Education on Sunday Mornings
Held in the Parish Hall at 9:30 a.m. Adult Education is currently featuring a series on Archaeology. St. Richard’s is blessed to have a number of Doctors of Philosophy that share their expertise on a variety of subjects.

Archaeology – Summer 2019

The schedule below is tentative.  As we get into the series of videos we may decide to replace one of the scheduled presentations with a different topic.  Also, note that there are no presentations on July 14 and July 21 because the Parish Hall will be used for special meetings.





June 9

The origins of modern archaeology – 6th century BCE to the present.  Indiana Jones compared to “real world” archaeology.

June 16

Schliemann and his successors at Troy. 

June 23

Gobekli, Tepe, Catalhoyuk, and Jericho.

June 30

Pyramids, Mummies, and Hieroglyphcs. The Rosetta inscriptions.

July 7

King Tut’s Tomb

July 14

Family Promise Training between services.

July 21

Our DEPO Bishop, Terry White, is visiting us from KY.  Coffee with Q&A session.

July 28

The Uluburun Shipwreck

August 4

The Dead Sea Scrolls

August 11

The Myth of Masada?

August 18

Megiddo:  Excavating Armageddon

August 25

The Canaanite Palace at Tel Kabri

September 1

Petra, Palmyra, and Ebla

September 8?

Excavating Pompeii and Herculaneum

Children’s Education (Age 5-Grade 5)
Godly Play, a Montessori based bible teaching program is used to kick off each unit in a Rotation Model of teaching our youngest parishioners. We have a dedicated classroom for our children with a garden that they tend each year growing flowers and vegetables. Class meets concurrent with the 10:30 a.m. worship service in Classroom 3. Teachers Kelley Allen, Linda Jakubisin, Carol Alves and Cheryl Hooper will them escort the children to church to join their parents for the balance of the service. Each week the children will learn a prayer and a song that will complement each unit theme. Themes are enforced by arts and crafts, games, gardening and other activities. See the current schedule on the right.

Youth Ministry (Grades 6-12)
Our Youth Ministry includes Sunday Morning discussion group and monthly fun activities . Tom Irish and Kahni Miller are dedicated to being present with the youth each Sunday starting at 9:45 a.m. in the dedicated Youth Room in the Parish Hall building equipped with an Olympic grade ping pong table.

This year the youth will be using the “Nooma” series of videos by Rob Bell. The schedule for 2018 is on the right.

Bible Studies
Wednesday Morning Bible Class—The Gospel According to Mark

On Wednesday mornings from 10-11 Robert McClure leads a class in the Gospel of Mark. Dr. McClure is a Ph.D. in Latin and Greek and taught for many years at the University of California and Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park. He has been reading the Greek New Testament for over 60 years. At his side is Jim Christoph, another veteran Bible teacher, whose Ph.D. is in Hebrew and the Old Testament.

This is a traditional course looking at Mark as a literary and religious document. There is no homework or tests, but outside readings are suggested. There is weekly continuity, but you are welcome to come whenever you are able.

Tuesday Night Bible Study Discussion: The Revelation of John
Gathering at 6:30 p.m. each week in the Conference Room, we read slowly and carefully verse by verse the book of the Revelation to John and consider this book in the wider scope of the Apocalyptic tradition of literature. Dr. Jim Christoph has taught Apocalyptic literature in his 30 year tenure as a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament studies at Warner University in Lake Wales, FL and brings his expertise to the table for discussion.

2019 Summoning the Divine
The Paradox and Paradise of Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) 
My Business is Circumference--
The spreading wide my narrow Hands to gather Paradise.
--Dickinson, “I Dwell in Possibility” (1862) 
Critics declare:  “Dickinson is a singular, creative genius!”
Session 1: JULY 22-23 | Session 2: AUGUST 19-20 | Session 3: SEPTEMBER 23-24 | Monday evening 6:30-8 p.m. repeated session - Tuesday morning 9:30-11 a.m.
Readings available in St. Richard’s Church Office or via email. Everyone is welcome even if you don’t have time to do readings!


Introduction to the Episcopal Church
  • Forward: An Introduction to the Faith of our Church
  • The History of St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, Winter Park, FL
  • Church History: An Introduction
  • The Sacramental Life
  • The Authority of Scripture
  • Christian Life and Faith 

Dowloand Introduction to the Episcopal Church here