There are many ways to stay engaged in biblical teaching at St. George's.

Featured Opportunities

The Surprise of Christianity

What would it take for Christianity to be surprising again? The early Christian movement took much of the world by surprise, as it created institutions of care for the vulnerable, proclaimed explanations about God and the universe, and built hospitable communities of distinction.

Come enjoy a meal together and join us for this formative teaching on the beauty of the Christian tradition.

September 7: A Theory of Everything

October 5: The Human Person

November 2: Time

December 7: Institutions

We’ll gather every month around the table to share a meal and strengthen our bonds as a church family. Dinner will be served starting at 5:45pm. Following a brief prayer at 6:45pm, we’ll disperse for optional formation time including youth group, children’s programming, nursery care, and an engaging adult teaching. Come just for dinner or stay for the whole program.

Please make a reservation for the $5 dinner and optional nursery for children 8 weeks through 2 years.

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Supper Groups

Interested in getting to know others at the church? Participate in a supper group this season. Groups are made of 8-12 people who gather monthly for dinner — at a restaurant, a park, or someone’s home. Groups are organized for one semester at a time so you can come and go with life’s seasons.

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Questions? Contact Catherine Beemer at 615-385-2150 x 244 or

Essentials Small Groups

We are formed as Christians by exploring Scripture together with others. Our Essentials groups will continue this fall as we study the Gospel of John. These 10-week small group experiences are designed to draw you into one of the essential elements of our Christian faith—moving through the Bible in community with fellow Christians.

Are you ready to join a group?

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Sunday School Classes for Adults

Sundays beginning September 11 at 10:05am

Christian Moral Reasoning in a Contentious Age

Led by the Rev. Dr. David Barr and the Rev. Dr. Chris Jones
Johnson Hall

Ethical conversations are never easy, and our increasingly polarized world makes them even more difficult. This course addresses this problem by identifying key biblical, theological, and ethical principles that Christians have relied upon when making moral decisions. Together we will build skills in reasoning, conversing, and living in imitation of Christ.

The Letters of Paul: A Man, a Map, a Message

Led by the Rev. Margery Kennelly
Hampton Hall

If you have struggled to understand the letters of Paul and how they formed the early church, this might be for you. This class will establish the context of Paul’s message, looking  closely at what we know of his travels and his ministry setting. Through his class, we hope to clarify and enrich our understanding of Paul’s letters and what they mean for us today.

Equipping Christian Parents

Facilitated by the Rev. Sarah Puryear
Dandridge Hall

Each week we’ll focus on the same Scripture passage that our children are studying in Sunday School, learning the same stories and central truths. We will receive nourishment for our own spiritual lives that will equip us to lead and teach our kids. We will learn how to respond to our children’s questions about God, about the world, and about our faith. As a community of parents seeking Christ together, we will support one another in our commitment to build up our children’s relationship with God.

Grandparents Forum

Facilitated by the Rev. Richard &  Rosemary Kew, Jan & Susie Callen, and David & Deb Jones
Room 218

St. Paul particularly remarks to young Timothy that he sees in him the strong faith of his Grandmother Lois. Grandparents can play such a deeply important role in shaping faith. This class will explore the challenges and the opportunities facing grandparents today.

Small Groups & Bible Studies


The Rev. Richard Kew's Daily Devotional

Scripture, meditation, and prayer delivered to your email address each morning. To sign up, contact Fr. Richard at


Bible Reading Plan

Our Bible Reading Plan organizes the lectionary into a pattern of daily readings. By following along with the church calendar, each week we learn about some aspect of Christ's life, death, and resurrection. Our plan provides a way for parishioners to deepen their knowledge of the Bible, prepare for Sunday worship, and become more familiar with the enduring themes of the church calendar.



The Fundamentals of Healing Prayer

Led by the Ven. Dr. Martin Odidi

September 11 - October 16 in Room 202

This six-week intensive training will include traditional teaching along with demonstrations of the basics of healing prayer ministry. God delights in us when we cry out to him for the healing of our souls and bodies, and this course will address how we approach God with faithful expectation.

Contact: Martin Odidi 615-385-2150 x 217


Ethics, Theology, and Conversation

Facilitated by Shirley Hercules

10:05am in the Conference Room (upstairs)

ETC is a roundtable, open discussion of theological, spiritual, and ethical issues. Topics are presented by members of the group.

Contact: Shirley Hercules 615-356-1886


Daughters of the King

Second Sundays

10:05am in the Bride & Family Room (downstairs)

The Daughters of the King is an Episcopal Order for women based on a simple “Rule of Life” including prayer, service, and evangelism. We pray daily for the needs of others, we serve at St. George’s and in the community, and we seek to commend our faith to others in our lives. New women are always welcome to our meetings.

Contact: Rosemary Kew, President 615-651-3909



Story Writing Group

Facilitated by Bets Ramsey

Second Mondays of the month

1:30 – 3:30pm in Dandridge A

Have you been meaning to write stories about your family to pass on to your children and grandchildren?  Join the Story Writing Group where no previous writing experience is required.  There is a bit of instructive material, a writing exercise, and voluntary sharing of the previous month’s work.  There may be comments but no criticism.

Contact: Bets Ramsey, 615-463-2583 or



Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call

Led by Jan Callen & Pat Murphy

7:00 – 8:00am in Dandridge Hall (upstairs)

This class studies the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture readings and is always open to new members. Please join us any Tuesday.

Contact: Pat Murphy,


Dana Sherrard's Bible Study

Led by Dana Sherrard

September 13 – November 8

10:00 – 10:50am in Johnson Hall (downstairs)

Church member Dana Sherrard will teach on the Book of Daniel. The prophecies presented in Daniel are important for us as they provide the chronological framework upon which many other prophecies in the Bible can be placed. We’ll also learn about Daniel’s lifestyle, humility, unwillingness to compromise, and ability to hear from God — all encouragements to Christians in today’s secular world.

Contact: Dana Sherrard,

Aelfric’s Readers

Second Tuesdays

6:00 – 8:00pm in Johnson Hall

St. George’s book club meets monthly from September to May. This is a casual book club for people who love to read.

Contacts: Paula Snyder, 615-356-5376 and Jeanne Gore, 615-371-9078



Moms’ Bible Study

Led by Cate Jones and the Rev. Sarah Puryear

9:00am - 10:30am in Akers Hall

We understand just how vital a community of support is for moms with young children.  We invite moms to come to this weekly Bible study to be fed and encouraged. Starting on September 7, we’ll read through the books of Ruth and Esther. Nursery care is provided by our loving team next door in Room 221 - please contact Cate for details.

Contact: Cate Jones, 615-385-2150 x 268 or


Roger Senechal's Bible Study

Led by the Rev. Roger Senechal

September 21 - November 23

11:00am - Noon in Dandridge Hall

This semester, we’ll be reading through the Gospel of John together as we follow the Essentials curriculum. Our morning class meets in person at the church.

Contact: The Rev. Roger Senechal, 615-385-2150 x 221 or



Richard Kew's Bible Study

Led by the Rev. Richard Kew

7:30 – 8:30am in the Library

Each Thursday morning following the Eucharist, a growing group of both men and women gather around Scripture. There is no skating across the surface as we dig deeply into Scripture, enjoy each other’s company, discuss, and grow in our faith. Bring your Bible, your brain, and your curiosity.

Contact: The Rev. Richard Kew, 615-385-2150 x 264 or


Women’s Bible Study

Led by Leslie Overby & Breck Wheeler

September 8 – November 17

9:30 – 11:30am in Dandridge Hall (upstairs)

This semester we’ll start with a Jennifer Rothschild study called Take Courage: A Study of Haggai. Together, we’ll learn to walk confidently in our calling, stay motivated through life’s obstacles, and trust God to use our lives for his purposes.
Contacts: Leslie Overby, or Breck Wheeler,



Men’s Bible Study

Led by members of the group

7:30 – 8:30am in the Conference Room

Following the 7:00am Eucharist on Fridays, join us for a weekly Bible study. For the first 30 minutes of our time together, we will study the Bible. For the concluding 30 minutes we answer the question, “What has God been doing in my life this past week?” New members welcome anytime.

Contact: Don Greene, 615-243-2493 or



Eucharist and Conversation

Led by Seawell Brandau

7:30 – 8:30am in the Library

Join us each Saturday at 7:00am for Eucharist in the Chapel followed by coffee and conversation in the Library.

Contact: Seawell Brandau, 615-352-4824 or

Additional Opportunities

Listed below are current opportunities to be participate in groups and build relationships with others at the church.  We also have many opportunities to volunteer, and those offerings can be found here.

Aelfric's Readers Book Club

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!

See the 2021-22 Reading List.

Questions? Contact Facilitators Paula Snyder at 615-356-5376 or or Jeanne Gore at 615-604-9856 or

Daughters of the King

The Daughters of the King is an Episcopal Order for women of all ages and life situations, founded in 1885 and based on a simple Rule of Life including prayer, service, and evangelism. We pray daily for the needs of others, we serve at St. George's and in the community, and we seek to commend our faith to others in our lives. New women are always welcome to join the order. Learn more about the Daughters of the King here.

Questions? Contact Rosemary Kew, President |
615-651-3909 or or contact Mary Jackson, Vice-President | 615-330-4153 or

Men's Basketball

All men of St. George’s are invited for an evening of five-on-five pick-up basketball in Legacy Hall on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. No reservations required – join us at 5:45pm and be ready to play. See you there!