Immaculate Conception offers several opportunities throughout the year for adults who would like to grow their faith.
Family Friendly Community Potlucks
Interested in connecting with other members of the parish? Email Casey to be added to the group's mailing list and join in a time of feasting, fellowship, and family. We are just getting going, and aim to meet once a month on Fridays from 5:30-7:30.
Young Adult Ministry
Parishioners 21+ are welcome to join this new initiative to build community among younger adults. community building ministry. We plan to launch small groups this fall, as well as organizer larger gatherings. Together we hope to explore what it means to grow in faith and active discipleship. We aim to lift one another up and offer our gifts as part of the vibrant community of Immaculate Conception. Interested in learning more? Email Casey
Ongoing Opportunities and Ministries
Contemplative Scripture Group: meets in the Adult Faith Formation room on Mondays from 7:15-8:30 pm except on the 1st Monday of the month. The group of 5-12 people spends some time in silence & stillness, followed by deep listening to multiple readings of one of the upcoming Sunday Scripture texts. A different question prompts each period of listening and reflecting. Members share what each one hears and what action each is beckoned to take. The circle time is closed with prayer for each member as prompted by the Word that has been heard. Questions? Contact Laura Day.
LGBTQ Spiritual and Social Support: A group of Immaculate Conception LGBTQ Parishioners meets on the 2nd Monday of the month for Spiritual and Social support. New members welcome. Contact Casey Stanton in Adult Faith Formation for details.
Men’s Bible Study “Iron Sharpens Iron” A group of men who meet Wednesday mornings 6:45-8:00 am as they seek a deeper understanding of scripture and how to live their faith in the world. Contact: Neil McManus, 919-698-2624
Preparing others for the sacrament of Marriage couples can be in a shared ministry, serving as "Mentor Couples". You would meet for 1-hour with an engaged couple for 5-7 sessions. There is a resource that serves as a helpful guide, and can be a way to strengthen the bonds within a marriage as you accompany others in their preparation. Please contact Casey Stanton if you are interested.
Preparing Parents for the Sacrament of their Child's Baptism we seek parishioners who can help welcome parents and godparents as they come to the church seeking to baptize their child. Please contact Margie Burton if you are interested.
Wednesday Morning Prayer Group Meet in thanksgiving and prayer for all of God’s blessings and to pray for everyone’s intentions. Contact: Kathy Straube, 919-383-2757.
Women’s Retreat Team Planning team responsible for the annual gathering of women off-site in January to share stories and spirituality. Contact: Maryann Crea. The 2020 Retreat is January 31st-February 2nd at St. Francis Springs in Stoneville, NC.
To Volunteer for these and other Faith Formation Ministries, email Casey Stanton.