Adults

All of our offerings for adults are open to visitors every week! No advanced registration needed unless otherwise noted below. One-time offerings for adults may also be found in News & Events.

Discipleship Groups

These 5-week group series offer an overview to our vision of being rooted in discipleship at St. George's, briefly exploring each of the 5 topics that may later be studied in depth. In a small group setting, you'll be led through scripture readings, discussion, and prayer centered around Attentiveness, Rhythm, Relationships, Leadership, and Mission — each following the model that Jesus gives us.

Discipleship Groups are led by church members and meet throughout the year. More information and group resources can be found online here.

Questions? I Contact Kristine Blaess at 615-385-2150 x 214 or kristine.blaess@stgeorgesnashville.org

Sunday School

St. George’s 101

Grace, Discipleship, and Mission

Led by the Rev. Michael Blaess and our other clergy

June 11 - July 9 | 9:00am - 9:50am in the Library

St. George's 101 is a five-week gathering for anyone who would like to be introduced to, or dig deeper into, the vision of our life together at St. George’s. It’s a great place to learn about our commitment to being disciples of Jesus Christ and to take the next steps of becoming a deeper part of our community. Those new to St. George’s are especially invited to attend!

Questions? Contact the Rev. Michael Blaess | 615-385-2150 x 212 or michael.blaess@stgeorgesnashville.org

Jesus through the Eyes of Friends and Family

Led by the Rev. Richard Kew

June 4 - August 13 | 9:00 - 9:50am in Dandridge A & B

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it would have been like to have grown up with Jesus in Nazareth, shared his life in Capernaum, walked the roads of Galilee with the apostles and other disciples, and been there in Jerusalem on that fateful Passover?  We will be attempting an answer to these and other questions in this summertime exploration of the New Testament. Each week will be a self-contained chapter, but together they will give us a glimpse of the sort of life Jesus lived and how it relates to our own. 

Questions? Contact the Rev. Richard Kew | 615-385-2150 x 264 or richard.kew@stgeorgesnashville.org

Thy Kingdom Come

God’s Kingdom and Your Place in It

Led by the Clergy & Staff of St. George’s

July 9 - August 13 | 9:00 - 9:50am in Hampton Hall

Join us to learn more about what it might look like when God’s Kingdom takes root in practical areas of our everyday lives.  From parenting to farming, from refugees to college students, what would it look like for God’s Kingdom to be proclaimed and practiced?  Further, what might it look like for you to belong to a community at St. George’s that is seeking to answer these questions in creative ways?  Join us for deep learning and deep belonging!   

Questions? Contact the Rev. Clint Wilson | 615-385-2150 x 215 or clint.wilson@stgeorgesnashville.org

Gifts & Talents Workshop

July 16 - August 13 | 9:00 - 9:50am in Akers Hall

The Gifts & Talents Workshop is a Christ-centered discernment and spiritual development process that has helped Christians to identify and claim their unique God-given spriritual gifts. The workshop helps people live the lives of the faithful servants in the Parable of the Gifts & Talents. Come explore and discover your God-given gifts and talents.

Questions? Contact Bob Schwartz at robertschwartz@yahoo.com.

Sitting with God

Building Quiet, Silence, and Peacefulness into Your Week

Every Sunday | 9:00 - 9:50am in the Chapel

Sitting with God is God’s invitation to get away from the noise and other distractions of your busy week. It’s an uninterrupted, personal time for you and God to enjoy each other’s company. Stillness. Quiet. Hymns playing softly in the background. No one is speaking. God whispers to your heart because he loves you deeply. Printed “Conversation Starters” are available in the Chapel or you can bring your own Bible, devotional, journal, or other spiritual book.

Questions? Contact the Rev. Roger Senechal | 615-385-2150 x 267 or roger.senechal@stgeorgesnashville.org

Telling Your Sacred Story

Led by Laura Ellen Truelove

Second Sundays | 9:00 - 9:50am in the Bride/Family Room

In line with the church's focus on being a witness, our theme is "Telling Your Sacred Story." After reflecting on how God has been at work in our lives each week and hearing feedback on those currently on our prayer list, we will pray together. This gathering is offered by the St. Francis Chapter of The Order of the Daughters of the King.

Questions? Contact Laura Ellen Truelove, Daughter of the King | 615-881-2492 or lauraellent@comcast.net

Adult Confirmation

Led by the Rev. Michael Blaess

January - May 2018 | 10:05 - 11:00am in Hampton Hall

This class is for everyone. Together we will experience a deeper sense of belonging - to God and to the life that is here at St. George’s.

Questions? Contact the Rev. Michael Blaess | 615-385-2150 x 212 or michael.blaess@stgeorgesnashville.org

Weekly Classes

Tuesdays

Men's Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call

Facilitated by Jan Callen and Ron Rossini

Weekly | 7:00 – 8:00am in Dandridge A

An invitation and opportunity to study, consider, and share informally. We welcome new members.

Questions? Contact Seawell Brandau , Facilitator at 615 352-4824 or brandausj@comcast.net

Thursdays

Men's Breakfast & Bible Study

Led by the Rev. Richard Kew

First Thursday of each month | 6:45 - 8:00am, in the Chapel & Hampton Hall

Our monthly breakfast begins with worship at 6:45am in the Chapel, after which we move into Hampton Hall for a Bible study led by the Rev. Richard Kew. Father Kew has decades of experience teaching men how to deepen their beliefs concerning God and what duty God requires of a man. Man's end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.
What a great way to start your day! Come and take something away as a friend, husband, dad, or brother on how God can impact your life.

Questions? Contact Joe King, Director of Lay Ministry Engagement | 615-385-2150 x 249 or joe.king@stgeorgesnashville.org

Fridays

Men’s Bible Study

Facilitated by Seawell Brandau and Don Greene

Weekly | 7:00 – 8:00am in Dandridge A

Facilitated by different members in the group throughout the year. For the first 30 minutes we will study the Book of Isaiah from the Old Testament. For the concluding 30 minutes we will answer the question: “What has God been doing in my life this past week?” You are encouraged to attend the 7:00am Eucharist before joining the Bible study.

Questions? Contact Don Greene, Co-Facilitator | 615-269-3242 or dongreene938@gmail.com or
Seawell Brandau, Co-Facilitator | 615-352-4824 or brandausj@comcast.net

Saturdays

After Eucharist Conversations

Facilitated by Agatha Nolen and Seawell Brandau

Weekly | 7:30am in the Library

Bright conversation about any subject except politics. You are encouraged to attend the 7:00am Eucharist and then join clergy and lay members for a variety of timely topics. Come as you are as often as you can; you will always find something of “take-home” value.

Questions? Contact Agatha Nolen, Co-Facilitator | agatha08@comcast.net or Seawell Brandau, Co-Facilitator | 615-352-4824 or brandausj@comcast.net

Other Offerings

Aelfric's Readers

Aelfric’s Readers, St. George’s Book Club, chose its name from Aelfric the Grammarian who lived in the first half of the 11th century. This is a casual book club for people who love to read! Our group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the Bride/Family Room. For more information, contact Paula Snyder (356-5376) or Lynn Terry (383-6055).

Questions? Contact Paula Snyder, Co-Facilitator | 615-356-5376 or Lynn Terry, Co-Facilitator | 615-383-6055

2016-17 Book Selections

  • September | The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
  • October | A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • November | Dimestore by Lee Smith
  • December | Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • January | As Close to Us As Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner
  • February | The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • March | The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
  • April | Mademoiselle Chanel: A Novel by CW Gortner
  • May | The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Cycling Community

We share a bike ride one Saturday each month, along with occasional weekday rides. Our route is frequently through the local neighborhoods and parks but may also venture to special locations like the Natchez Trace. All our routes have a shorter option for those who prefer it. Rides are usually 1 ½-2 hours long.

Questions? Contact Claudia Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Rector | 615-385-2150 x 218 or claudia.taylor@stgeorgesnashville.org

Daughters of the King

St. Francis Chapter

Founded on Easter Eve in 1885, Daughters of the King (DOK) is the oldest Order for women of the Episcopal Church. Members undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. By reaffirmation of the promises made at Confirmation, a Daughter pledges herself to a lifelong program of prayer, service, and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish. In Nashville, DOK founded St. Luke's Community Center.

Daughters of the King is open to all women of St. George's who want to deepen their commitment to Christ as they balance their prayer and spiritual life with action in the church community.

Questions? Contact Jeanne Gore, Daughters of the King President | 615-371-9078

Prime Time Speaker's Series

Join us on the 3rd Thursday each month for a delicious hot lunch followed by a special guest speaker. Past talks have included local history, art, music, health and wellness, and presentations from influential men and women in Nashville. All luncheons are at 11:30am, and the programs begin at noon. Lunch is $10 with advanced reservation (payable at the door), but you are always welcome to come for free to hear the program at noon. The Prime Time group also takes a number of field trips throughout the year to learn more about one of the monthly presentations. We've been to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood, and many nearby historic sites. Lunch Reservations | 615-385-2150 x 262 or reserve@stgeorgesnashville.org

Questions? Contact Marcy & Seawell Brandau, Coordinators | 615-352-4824, brandausj@comcast.net, or brandaumw@comcast.net

Young Adult Happy Hour

Do you want to meet and build relationships with other young adults at St. George's? Join us each week for a casual check-in and lively conversation with one another. For more information, find the Young Adults Community on The City or contact the Rev. Sam Adams.

Questions? Contact the Rev. Sam Adams | 615-352-2150 x 216 or sam.adams@stgeorgesnashville.org