Adults

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

Sunday School

The Sunday School offerings below meet from 10:05 to 11:00am on Sunday mornings, or as otherwise indicated.  If you have questions about any of our class offerings, please call the church office at 615-385-2150.

New Classes in 2020

Believing & Belonging  

Led by the Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill & the Rev. Colin Ambrose

January 5 - May 3 | Hampton Hall

We’re going back to the basics with our Believing & Belonging class. In this class we will learn about the identity we find in Jesus and scripture and how to grow in this new identity through prayer and praise. We’ll discuss how our faith gives shape to Christian community and how God sends us out from the Church in mission to the world. This class will also prepare those wishing to be  confirmed in May.

Contact Colin Ambrose | 615-385-2150 x 214 or colin.ambrose@stgeorgesnashville.org

 

Ancient Story: Our Story

Led by the Rev. David Barr & the Rev. Margery Kennelly

January 5 - February 23 | Johnson Hall

The story of biblical Israel is our story.  In this class we will dive into the first five books of the Old Testament called the Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy) and will explore the story of God’s saving acts through the history of Israel.  We will discover how this ancient story is our story, and how it impacts how we live, love, grieve, raise children, work, and more.

Contact David Barr | 615-385-2150 x 212 or david.barr@stgeorgesnashville.org

 

Body, Mind, and Spirit

Led by the Ven. Dr. Martin Odidi

January 5 - May 3 | Chapel

The scriptures of the Bible tell us that we are body, mind, and spirit. Our heart, or spirit, needs to grow in order for us to be spiritually strong and healthy, just the same way our bodies and minds do. Learning how to do this through scriptures and prayers is the key.

 

Parenting Class

Led by church members Craig & Elizabeth Reavis

January 5—February 16 | Room 210-211

Join us as we dig into parenting and discuss practical and faithful ways to address common questions, concerns, and experiences. This class is primarily for parents of children 10 and under.

Contact Margery Kennelly | 615-385-2150 x 216 or margery.kennelly@stgeorgesnashville.org

 

ETC: Ethics, Theology, and Conversation

Facilitated by church member Shirley Hercules

January 5 - April 26 | Conference Room (Upstairs)

ETC is a round table, open discussion of theological, spiritual, and ethical issues. The format varies weekly and may be based on reading, videos, or class member presentations. Questions and sharing of ideas constitute the main vehicle for learning.

Contact Shirley Hercules | 615-289-4890 or shercules@comcast.net

Classes & Bible Studies

Mondays

Story Writing Class

Facilitated by church member Bets Ramsey

Second Mondays | 1:30 - 3:30pm in Dandridge A (upstairs)

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

Questions? Contact Bets Ramsey, Facilitator | 615-463-2583 or betsramsey@comcast.net

 

Tuesdays

Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call

Facilitated by church members Jan Callen and Ron Rossini

Weekly | 7:00 – 8:00am in Dandridge A (upstairs)

This class studies the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings. We welcome new members anytime.

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

 

Dana Sherrard's Bible Study

Galatians and Freedom in the New Covenant

Led by church member Dana Sherrard

January 28 - March 31 | 10:00 - 10:50am in Johnson Hall (downstairs)

(Please note: There is no class on Feb. 11 or Mar. 17)

One of the blessings of the New Covenant is the freedom that comes from our position in Christ as believers.  But in today’s performance driven world, many of us never break free of the bondage of working and striving to please God and earn His acceptance. And this working and striving affects all areas in our lives whether we realize it or not. God knows and understands this and speaks to us through Paul in this exciting and liberating letter.

Weather Plan: If Metro Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, this class will not meet.  Otherwise, class goes on as scheduled. Always call the church office with questions at 615-385-2150.

Audio recordings of Dana's classes can be found here.

 

Wednesdays

The Sunday Gospel

Led by the Rev. Roger Senechal

January 8 - March 11 | Dandridge A & B (upstairs)

Class is offered at two times: 11:00am – 12:00pm or 7:00 - 8:00pm

This class will take a look at the gospel passage assigned to the upcoming Sunday. In this way, participants are better prepared to inwardly digest and to understand the meaning of the gospel reading before coming to church on Sunday. What a helpful way to prepare oneself for worship!

Questions? Contact the Rev. Roger Senechal | roger.senechal@stgeorgesnashville.org

 

Thursdays

Thursday Men's Bible Study

Led by the Rev. Richard Kew

Weekly | 7:30 - 8:30am in the Library

Every Thursday morning following the Eucharist a group of men gather in the Library around the text of Scripture. We learn, we enjoy each other's company, we grow in faith. Bring your Bible, your brain, and your curiosity. Men of all ages and at all stages in the Christian faith are invited to give us a try.

Note: On the First Thurday of the month, this group meets with a larger group of men in the church for the Men's Breakfast & Bible Study (see next).

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

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!

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

 

Women's Bible Study

January 9 - February 27 | 9:30am - Noon or 4:30 - 6:30pm in Dandridge B (upstairs)

Led by church members Leslie Overby and Breck Wheeler.

Join us as we study Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.

Questions? Contact Leslie Overby or Breck Wheeler | lmoverby@comcast.net or breckwheeler@comcast.net

 

Journey to Freedom

February 6 - March 26 | 6:30-8:00pm  in the Library

Journey to Freedom is a small group in which you will learn to identify your feelings, respond in healthy ways, and create a plan for change.  Cost of the book is $10.

Please contact Sally Nesbitt at 615-477-6362 or sallyshepnes@gmail.com for more information.

 

Fridays

Friday Men’s Bible Study

Facilitated by church member Don Greene

Weekly | 7:00 – 8:00am in Dandridge A (upstairs)

Facilitated by different members in the group throughout the year. For the first 30 minutes we will study an assignment on the books of the Bible. 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, Facilitator | 615-383-2494 or dongreene938@gmail.com

 

Saturdays

After Eucharist Conversations

Facilitated by church members Agatha Nolen and Seawell Brandau

Weekly | 7:30am - 8:30am 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

Discipleship Groups

How do we grow in our belonging to God and to one another? If you are interested in exploring this and other crucial questions, consider joining a discipleship group. Discipleship Groups are 9-month weekly groups that will help you grow in your faith and develop deep friendships.  Each week we study the Bible and ask the questions, “What is God saying to me today?” and “How will I respond?”

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 the church office at 615-385-2150 for more information.

Other Offerings

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

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. .

Questions? Contact Facilitators Paula Snyder at 615-356-5376 or paulaS1218@aol.com or Jeanne Gore at 615-371-9078 or jengalan@comcast.net.

Belmont Campus Ministry

Our campus ministry at Belmont University is created to guide and support the spiritual lives of young adults as they navigate the challenges of college life. We meet multiple times on campus every week for prayer and worship, encountering God together using liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer.

Questions? Contact Heather Lawrence, Director of Campus Ministries at heather.lawrence@stgeorgesnashville.org

CLC Men's Groups

Most men have many acquaintances but few trusted friends. Along with the truth from scripture, the potential for meaningful relationships with other men is perhaps the most needed and appreciated aspect of the CLC process.  CLC involves small groups of men who desire to grow in their faith, their awareness of God’s work in their lives, and their places of service within the body of Christ.

Questions? Contact the church office at 615-385-2150.

Daily Devotional

Written by the Rev. Richard Kew.

Scripture, meditation, and prayer delivered to your email address each weekday morning. To sign up, contact Fr. Richard at richard.kew@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Daughters of the King

St. Francis Chapter

Daughters of the King practice daily intercessory prayers and offer service to God thereby sharing the sufferings of the world. Not perfect in practice, we try as women of courage. We serve everywhere from Our Little Roses in Honduras to St. Luke’s (Daughters of the King founded St. Luke’s in 1913), Magdalene House, Room at the Inn, founding Inreach, to the St. George’s Choir, and more.

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.

You can learn more about the Daughters of the King here.

Questions? Contact Rosemary Kew, President |
615-651-3909 or rosemarykew@outlook.com or contact Mary Jackson, vice-president | 615-330-4153 or dixiejaxons@gmail.com

Laymen of St. George's

The Laymen Ministry is the principal men's ministry at St. George's. We strive to provide a forum for the men of our church to get together for fellowship and learning. We participate in the annual Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee Conference in Monteagle each August. We also have an annual steak dinner, First Thursday Men's Breakfast and Bible Study, and provide other forums to become engaged, including service opportunities both at St. George's and in the broader community.

Questions? Contact Keyman Patrick Wright at 615-428-8596.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of experienced and novice knitters and crocheters which meets the first Saturday of each month from 10:00am - 1:00pm in the Bride Family Room.

Prayer shawls are given to those who would benefit from a spiritual “hug.” Prayers are said as they are being made, and finished shawls are blessed by a priest. Feedback from recipients has been very rewarding.

If you do not know how to knit or crochet, we will teach you. Please join us, and bring a sack lunch if you would like.

Questions? Contact Mary Jackson, at dixiejaxons@gmail.com

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 Seawell Brandau, Coordinator | 615-352-4824 or brandausj@comcast.net.