Story Writing Class
Facilitated by Bets Ramsey
Second Mondays | 1:30 - 3:30pm in Dandridge B
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call
Facilitated by Jan Callen and Ron Rossini
Weekly | 7:00 – 8:00am in Dandridge A
This class studies the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings. We welcome new members anytime.
Questions? Contact Seawell Brandau, Facilitator at 615 352-4824 or email@example.com
Making Sense of Today’s World- An Overview of Prophecy
Led by Dana Sherrard
September 17 - November 12 | 10:00 - 11:00am in Johnson Hall
Many of us today are anxious, fearful, and confused about events happening all around us. As Christians, it is imperative to know what God has to say about end-time events in order to make sense of the times in which we are living. In I Chronicles 12:32 the sons of Issachar are described as “men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” The good news for us as Christians is that we too can understand the times in which we are living and what we are to do. God has laid it all out for us in scripture.
This course gives a basic understanding and overview of God’s prophetic destiny for the Jews, the Gentiles, and the Church; what God has to say about each of these groups and how we as the Church are to relate to the other two groups. As you see the precision and accuracy with which Biblical prophecies have been fulfilled to date, you will gain confidence that those yet to be fulfilled will certainly come to pass exactly as described. We will look at current events (especially those concerning Israel and the nations in the Middle East) and compare them to what has been foretold in scripture. In so doing we will be able to understand approximately where we are in God’s timetable and what is yet to come. Be sure and bring your Bibles.
Audio recordings of Dana's classes can be found here.
Questions? Contact Dana Sherrard | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sunday Gospel
Led by the Rev. Roger Senechal
September 4 – November 20 | Dandridge A
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 | email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Bible Study
A Heart Like His: Seeking the Heart of God through a Study of David by Beth Moore
Led by Leslie Overby and Breck Wheeler
September 5 – November 14 | Dandridge B
Class is offered at two times: 9:30am-noon and 6:00pm – 8:00pm
God will never give up on you. Explore how David’s life proves this promise to be true in the updated edition of this Beth Moore Bible study. In this examination of the “man after God’s own heart,” David will both delight and disappoint you. You’ll want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others. If you’ve ever experienced doubt, temptation, loss, family problems, or personal inconsistency, this study is for you! Please sign-up for the class at 615-385-2150 x 262 or email@example.com.
Questions? Contact Leslie Overby or Breck Wheeler | firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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 Joe King, Director of Lay Ministry Engagement | 615-385-2150 x 249 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing through Grief
October 3 – November 21 | 10:00-11:30am in Room 211
Led by the Rev. Dr. Joy Samuels
St. George’s will host this comforting and supportive 7-week series led by the Rev. Dr. Joy Samuels. Dr. Samuels is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (MHSP) who specializes in grief and loss. She has over 30 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, and she is on the faculty at Lipscomb University where she teaches in the Graduate Psychology Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
The group will meet Thursday mornings October 3 through November 21 except for October 24.
Questions? Contact Susalee Spruill 615-385-2150 x 247 or
Restore Small Group
Dates to be determined
Led by Scott Reall & Facilitated by Sally Nesbitt
Scott Reall founded Restore Small Groups 20 years ago when he realized that the 12-Step program commonly associated with recovery from alcohol abuse had the potential to heal people struggling through all kinds of life’s challenges. Whether one’s struggle is with lifestyle choices, relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, grief and loss, or dependency, this introspective and prayerful journey has proven to transform lives.
Questions? Contact Sally Nesbitt | email@example.com
Friday Men’s Bible Study
Facilitated by 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
After Eucharist Conversations
Facilitated by 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 | email@example.com or Seawell Brandau, Co-Facilitator | 615-352-4824 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 8 - December 8 | 4:00-5:30pm in the Bride/Family Room
Led by Christine Cronk and Cynthia Paschal
The DivorceCare ministry helps anyone experiencing separation or divorce. Members come from all over our community and realize that they are not alone. The course allows individuals to gain perspective on the devastating losses and life changes they are experiencing, and develop healthy ways to respond to their situations. Through tears, laughter, honest sharing, and strong support, the redeeming power of Christ’s love brings healing and hope.