Adults

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

Essentials Small Groups

Coming in February 2022: Psalms

Our Essentials groups will continue in 2022 as we work through the Psalms. Unlike any other book of the Bible, the Psalms demonstrate what it looks and feels like to love, speak to, and even wrestle with God. 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?

Sign Up Now!  

Questions? Contact Martha Rodes, Director of Lay Ministry Engagement, at 615-385-2150 x 249 or martha.rodes@stgeorgesnashville.org.

 

Pilgrimage to Montgomery

Friday, February 25 - Saturday, February 26

Join Margery and Richard Kennelly on a pilgrimage to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. This will be a prayerful journey with fellow Christians to learn and grow in our understanding of the complexity and importance of racial reconciliation.

Learn More 

 

Supper Groups

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

Sign Up Now 

Questions? Contact Catherine Beemer, 615-385-2150 x 244 or catherine.beemer@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Faith & Vocation Class

Led by the Rev. Colin Ambrose and the Rev. Dr. David Barr

Thursdays, January 20 - February 24

6:00 - 8:00pm in Legacy Hall

Join us for a six-week course to help unpack the importance and value of understanding one’s vocation in light of the gospel. Together, we will address timely topics including what it looks like to serve God any context—whether you are a banker, barista, lawyer, or stay-at-home parent. God has redeemed the world—and all of our callings matter. This course is designed to help you discern just what that call looks like in your own life.

We’re excited to be joined by the following guest speakers:

  • January 27: Morgan Wills, Siloam Health
  • February 10: Sean Coughlin, FaithStreet
  • February 24: Amy Norton, GiANT

Register Now!  

 

Coworking Space

Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Friday
9:00am - 2:00pm
In the Youth Confirmation Room & Akers Hall (upstairs)

Hospitality is the act of making space for guests, visitors, and strangers. A new ministry of St. George’s is the offering of hospitality to those who work remotely. During the workday, dedicated space will be available at the church for anyone who would benefit from time together with others as they work. Bring your laptops, grab a cup of coffee from the Gathering Space, and connect to our public Wi-Fi for a day of productivity. Our spaces will be open each week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays starting January 4. No reservations needed.

Sunday School Classes for Adults

New classes begin Sunday, January 9 at 10:05am

Anglican Christianity

Led by the Rev. Dr. David Barr
Johnson Hall

This course will serve as the adult confirmation class for those wanting to make a new commitment of faith. It will also serve as a general introduction to our faith for those who are simply interested in learning more about our tradition.

 Watch Live Sundays at 10:05am 

The Psalms: A Primer for Honest Prayer

Led by the Rev. Richard Kew
Hampton Hall

The Psalms are not just the hymnal and prayer book of the Old Testament—they are also God’s teaching tool for how we pray.  When we pray the Psalms we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus. They provide us a model, a lifelong practical course in deepening our relationship with God.

Parenting Together

Led by the Rev. Caroline Osborne and the Rev. Colin Ambrose
Dandridge Hall (Upstairs)

Raising our children in the faith is one of the highest callings within the family of God. This course will provide the space to discuss and learn about parenting well from experts in the field as well as from families at St. George’s.

Christian Life in a  Post-Christian World

Led by Chuck Grice
Room 218

This class led by church member Church Grice will examine secularism  and the church’s role within this modern culture. We will learn key trends of this post-Christian culture and identify tools and resources the church offers Christians as we try to navigate our faith in a secular world.

Healing Prayer

Led by the Rev. Margery Kennelly and the Ven. Dr. Martin Odidi
Room 202

This course continues themes from the fall. This semester, we’ll cover topics including prayer for forgiveness, generational healing, prayer for inner healing from emotional trauma, and healing from abuse. This class will equip Christians to pray confidently and sensitively for a variety of complex emotional issues.

Songs of Praise: Hymns & Poems from Down the Ages

Led by Rosemary Kew (*starting January 16)
Room 221  

Rosemary Kew, a parishioner and learned appreciator of literature, will teach this course on Christian poetry and hymnody. Sometimes the most powerful theological truths are best communicated by means of poetry and song, so this course will take up various poems and hymns throughout history that teach us about God, his world, and our lives within it.

Ethics, Theology, and Conversation

Facilitated by Shirley Hercules
Conference Room

ETC is a roundtable, open discussion of theological, spiritual, and ethical issues. Each semester a topic is chosen, based on either a book or other materials, and presented by members of the group.

Sitting with God

Led by the Rev. Roger Senechal
Chapel

Come to the Chapel for a time of stillness and meditation. This is God’s invitation to get away from the noise and other distractions of your busy week. Feel free to bring your own Bible, journal, or devotional - or you may use provided “conversation starters."

Expanded Coffee Hour

Gathering Space

Although we offer several exciting Sunday school classes for adults, there’s always lively conversation around the coffee pot during Sunday school hour. Join us in the Jones Rotunda 10:05am for coffee from our St. George’s Enterprise Ministry parter, Humphreys Street Coffee.

Weekday Classes & Bible Studies

DAILY

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 richard.kew@stgeorgesnashville.org.

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.

Reading Schedule: January - February 2022

 

MONDAY

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 betsramsey@comcast.net

 

TUESDAY

Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call

Led by Jan Callen & Pat Murphy

7:00 – 8:00am in Dandridge A

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

Contact: Jan Callen, 304-676-5038 or jancallen1@gmail.com

 

Dana Sherrard's Bible Study

Finding Security in an Insecure World

January 25 - March 15, 10:00 – 11:00am in Johnson Hall

Because of the finished work of Jesus, we have been provided with everything we need to live lives of peace, free from anxiety and fear—even in the midst of an insecure and turbulent world. These provisions are found in the Scriptures. In this course we will locate, identify and examine these provisions. Only then will we be able to appropriate them by faith. This course offers a biblical view of faith, what it is, where it comes from, and how to strengthen it.

Spring Class: Tuesdays, March 22 - May 10

Contact: Dana Sherrard, dasherrard@comcast.net

 

WEDNESDAY

Bible Study

Led by the Rev. Roger Senechal

Wednesdays, February 9 – April 20

11:00am – Noon in Dandridge Hall 

or 7:00 – 8:00pm on Zoom

This semester, we’ll be reading through Psalms together as we follow the Essentials curriculum. Our morning class meets in person at the church, and the evening class gathers on Zoom. Please contact Roger Senechal for the Zoom link.  

Contact: The Rev. Roger Senechal, 615-385-2150 x 221 or roger.senechal@stgeorgesnashville.org

THURSDAY

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 richard.kew@stgeorgesnashville.org

 

Women’s Bible Study

Led by Leslie Overby and Breck Wheeler

Thursdays, January 13 - April 7

9:30 – 11:30am in Dandridge Hall

Join Priscilla Shirer in a 7-session video Bible study on the life of Elijah. Discover how Elijah’s obedience to God kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven’s fire to fall. God is also working in your life today to fashion a fiery, bold faith that will empower you to share the hope of Christ with your family, friends, co-workers, and community.

Contacts: Leslie Overby, lmoverby@comcast.net

Breck Wheeler, breckwheeler@comcast.net

 

Intercessory Prayer Meeting

Led by the Ven. Dr. Martin Odidi

5:00pm in the Chapel

The Intercessory Prayer Group meets for Bible study every Thursday to learn about prayer. We share a time of spirit-filled worship through praise and music, uplifting teaching, and prayers – including prayers for healing. There is no better way to spend time with God and with one another. We guarantee your spirit will be filled.

Contact: The Ven. Dr. Martin Odidi, 615-385-2150 x 217 or  martin.odidi@stgeorgesnashville.org

 

FRIDAY

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, 615-383-2494 or dongreene938@gmail.com

 

SATURDAY

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 from 7:30 to 8:30am. 

Contact: Seawell Brandau, 615-352-4824 or brandausj@comcast.net

Other Small Groups

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.

Supper Groups

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

Contact: Catherine Beemer, 615-385-2150 x 244 or catherine.beemer@stgeorgesnashville.org.

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 paulaS1218@aol.com or Jeanne Gore at 615-604-9856 or jengalan@comcast.net.

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 rosemarykew@outlook.com or contact Mary Jackson, Vice-President | 615-330-4153 or dixiejaxons@gmail.com.