Adult Formation

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Wisdom Scripture | February 5 | 9:45 a.m. | Parish Hall

We finish up our three-part series on wisdom literature in the Bible with a look at the Book of Job. Come learn about the role that wisdom plays in our faith tradition and the legacy it provides our spiritual lives today.

Saints & Lent Madness | February 12 & 19, 2023 | 9:45 a.m. | Parish Hall

It’s getting closer and closer to the season of Lent and that means that Lent Madness, the popular tournament for the Golden Halo featuring the holy women and men of the Christian Church is nearly upon us. Before we get to the clash of the brackets, we’ll take a quick moment to discuss the role that saints play in the Episcopal Church and what differentiates our devotion from the Roman Catholic traditions.

Wednesday Night Middle Way

Community Supper | 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

The supper will be outside weather permitting. Please be aware if we need to move inside there will be no social distancing. The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children under 12; $25 family max (payable at the door). Kindly RSVP before noon on Monday by calling the church office at (561) 655-4554 or filling out the online form here.

Featured Classes

Middle Way Book Study: Dust Bunnies in the Basket: Finding God in Lent and Easter | February 8, & 15 | Library

To prepare for Lent, Father Tim will lead a book discussion based on his book Dust Bunnies in the Basket. This highly accessible book of personal reflections blends humor and faith, and includes discussion questions which will be engaged as a group. The book will be available for purchase at Middle Way. If you would like to order a copy in advance, it can also be purchased on Amazon, or through Forward Movement at

Palm Beach County Food Bank | February 8 | Guild Room

This week, representatives from the Palm Beach County Food Bank will be our special guests at Middle Way to talk about the amazing work they do feeding hungry people in our community and how the efforts of our annual Empty Bowls event helps to support their work. Please come hear more about this important ministry.

Recurring Classes

Middle Way Yoga | Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | Parish Hall West

Emily Large is back to lead our ongoing Bethesda Yoga Class. This offering is open to people of all ages and skill levels. We use breathing and physical postures to draw us into a more intentional and mindful engagement with the divine.

Bethesda Youth Group | Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | Youth Room

The Bethesda Youth Group meets on Wednesday evenings in the Youth Room. We begin with dinner at 5:45 pm and end with prayer in the church at 7:45 pm. In between, we have great conversations and fun games. The group is open to all youth in 6th-12th Grade. No registration is necessary to participate.

Little Way | Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m. | Sunday School Hall

Little Way is open to all children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The class meets on the Sunday School hall following dinner at 5:45 pm. Each week we have fun crafts, games, or movies. We end with a brief candlelight service in the church at 7:45 pm. No registration is necessary to participate.

Compline | 7:45 to 8:00 p.m. | Church

Compline offers a peaceful and meditative sacred time as well as a beautiful conclusion to our Wednesday evenings together.

Mid-week Offerings

Education for Ministry | Mondays | 6:00 p.m. | Library

Education for Ministry (EfM) invites participants into small, mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened. EfM provides a four-year curriculum that develops a theologically informed, reflective, and articulate laity.

Previewing the Lectionary | Fridays| 10:00 a.m. | Zoom

Want to learn more about the Bible? Join Tom O’Brien’s “Previewing the Lectionary” Course that examines the meanings and background of the readings for each upcoming Sunday.

This one-hour Zoom class will meet each Friday at 10:00 a.m.

No classes from October 18 to November 10.
Classes move to Friday’s at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11 to Friday, December 30.

Please join us by using the following Zoom link:

Breakfast & Bible Study | Tuesdays | 8:00 a.m. | Guild Room

Breakfast & Bible Study is open to all adults and is a chance to dig deeper into one book of the bible at a time. Greg Knight will lead this group discussion of scripture. We’re not a group looking for bible experts, just people who are curious about how the stories from the bible echo in our lives today. And we occasionally have bacon. You can bring your own bible or use one of ours. This is a great way to study scripture, engage in fellowship with Bethesda parishioners, and foster a spirit of life-long learning in community.

Girls of Grace | Wednesdays | 10:15 a.m. | Guild Room

This ladies’ bible study meets in the Guild Room Wednesday mornings, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., during the academic year, with breaks that coincide with school vacations. Participants are primarily ladies with school-age families. We use video-based topical studies with ample time for group discussion — but we also change up our format from time to time! Themes we’ve covered in the past: God’s Grace, Using Words Wisely, The Miracles of Jesus; Ruth, Philippians, “Bible 101.”

All levels of biblical literacy are welcome. We participate in at least two outreach events every year, such as the Easter Homebound Luncheon and Angel Tree project.

Faith in Action | First Monday of the Month | 7:00 p.m.

Faith in Action is a group for adults who want to learn by doing. If you are interested in learning more about the love and service of Christ by working alongside like-minded adults on service projects, mission trips, or pilgrimage experiences, then this group is for you. Each month we will meet to discern what God is calling our group to do, use our various spiritual gifts to execute our group’s vision for ministry, and take time to reflect on how God is at work in our action. We will meet on the first Monday of each month at local bars, cafes, and restaurants in the West Palm Beach community, emphasizing that the work of this group lives outside the walls of our church. For more information about Faith in Action please contact Greg Knight at

Saturday Stitchers | First & Third Saturdays of the Month | 10:00 a.m. | Library

Saturday Stitchers are now meeting in the BBTS Library on the first and third Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. We invite anyone to bring needlework and join in the fellowship or bring a project you want to learn. Current members may assist with knitting, crochet, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, and embroidery, among others. If any child aged 10-up has a project, we are available to teach the craft. Please join us!

Contact Gloria McAllister (561) 267-5373 for more information.

Bethesda Movie Club

Please join us by using the following Zoom link for all classes:

Bethesda Movie Club: MARVIN’S ROOM | February 7 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Matthew 5:17-37: Reaching Out to Others on February 7. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus urges us to forego anger, especially toward those close to us. We will pair this scripture with the movie MARVIN’S ROOM (1996): A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.

Bethesda Movie Club: PHENOMENON | February 14 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Matthew 17:1-9: Transforming Light on February 14. We are reminded of the transfiguration of Jesus when he appeared in glory. We will pair this scripture with the movie PHENOMENON (1996): An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

Bethesda Movie Club: LES MISERABLES | February 28 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of John 3:16-18: The Face of God on February 28. God so loved the world that he sent his Son to share our lives with us. In Jesus we are able to see what God, our Father, is like. We will pair this scripture with the movie LES MISERABLES (1998): Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men’s lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.

Bethesda Movie Club: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY | March 7 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of John 4:5-42: Secrets on March 7. The woman at the well has her secrets. Jesus’ kindness and his lack of judgment enable her to speak, to confess, to express her longings as he listens and then promises her new life. We will pair this scripture with the movie THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (1995): Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.

Bethesda Movie Club: THE MIRACLE WORKER | March 14 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of John 9:1-41: Discovering “Fullness of Life” on March 14. Annie Sullivan, the miracle worker, is an image of Jesus who gives sight to the man born blind. We will pair this scripture with the movie THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962): The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother’s voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through the power of touch, the only tool they have in common, and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.

Bethesda Movie Club: SOMETHING THE LORD MADE | March 21 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of John 11:1-45: Life That Will Never Die on March 21. Jesus brings Lazarus back from the dead. We will pair this scripture with the movie SOMETHING THE LORD MADE (2004): A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Bethesda Movie Club: THE INSIDER | March 28 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Matthew 26:14-27:66: Life and Death Convictions on March 28. On this Palm Sunday we read St. Matthew’s account of Jesus’ suffering and death. We will pair this scripture with the movie THE INSIDER (1999): Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.

Bethesda Movie Club: THE PRINCE OF TIDES | April 18 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of Luke 24:13-35: Healing Memories on April 18. Jesus is the extraordinary listener and healer of the distraught disciples on the road to Emmaus. We will pair this scripture with the movie THE PRINCE OF TIDES (1991): A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister’s psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

Bethesda Movie Club: ERIN BROCKOVICH | April 25 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of John 10:1-10: Compassionate Leadership on April 25. The story of the Good Shepherd is well beloved. We will pair this scripture with the movie ERIN BROCKOVICH (2000): A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins – with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.

Bethesda Movie Club: SHADOWLANDS | May 2 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of John 14:1-12: “Surprised by Joy” on May 2. Jesus says he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We will pair this scripture with the movie SHADOWLANDS (1993): C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham.

Bethesda Movie Club: CRY FREEDOM | May 9 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of John 14:15-21: South African Martyr on May 9. The Holy Spirit, the Advocate, is sent to inspire and to be the Spirit of Truth. We will pair this scripture with the movie CRY FREEDOM (1987): A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, a courageous and outspoken black anti-apartheid activist.

Bethesda Movie Club: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS | May 16 | 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

The Bethesda Movie Club continues with a discussion of John 17:1-11: True to the End on May 16. Before he died, Jesus prayed that his self-giving death would witness to his truth and be a source of grace to his followers. We will pair this scripture with the movie A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (1966): A depiction of the conflict between King Henry VIII of England and his Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, who refuses to swear the Oath of Supremacy declaring Henry Supreme Head of the Church in England.

For information about our weekly children & youth activities visit the Childern and Youth page.


Coffee Hour | Parish Hall West

Join us for Sunday coffee hour after the 8:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services.

141 South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480 | (561) 655-4554

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