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

The Sunday School offerings below begin on Sunday September 3, 2017 and 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.

The Rector's Forum

The Bible That Jesus Loved, Lived, and Obeyed

Led by the Rev. R. Leigh Spruill

Weekly beginning January 7 in Johnson Hall

The purpose of this course is to recognize that the only way to properly understand Jesus is in light of the Hebrew Bible. Yet it is often difficult for contemporary Christians to grasp what the Old Testament is about and how Jesus fits into it. While Jesus is not only the person toward whom the Hebrew Bible points, he is always there standing in the background, guiding and directing us as we seek to make sense of this library of books written over many centuries. This course will be co-led by the Rev.’s Leigh Spruill and Richard Kew. Our hope is to deepen appreciation of the Old Testament as the foundation for the New Testament and how Jesus himself interprets his own life and mission in relationship to the Hebrew Scriptures.  -RLS+

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

Adult Confirmation: Come Find Where You Belong

Led by the Rev. Michael Blaess

Weekly beginning January 7 in Hampton Hall

This class is for everyone. Together we will experience a deeper sense of belonging - to God, to the Christian community around the world, to one another, and to the life that is here at St. George’s. Led by clergy and a dedicated group of lay leaders, each Sunday will be a good mix of meaningful group conversation, social time, Q&A, and class presentations. As we explore various aspects of the life of faith and life in the church, each class will help us understand how we belong to something bigger than ourselves. And we're going to have fun doing it.

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

Heresies: A Class on Chrsitians Gone Wild

Led by the Rev. Clint Wilson

Weekly beginning January 7 in Room 210-211

Have you ever wondered where our liturgy came from and how it has developd over time? For instance, why do we cross ourselves in worship? Or why do we have The Book of Common Prayer ... isn't the Bible enough? For that matter, is the shape of our worship even biblical? Join Fr. Clint Wilson as he teaches through our Anglican liturgy, with attention given to how it all fits together and why it matters. This class is intended as a basic overview of each section of our worship service and how the entire liturgy forms us into the life and mission of Christ.

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

ETC: Ethics, Theology, and Conversation

Facilitated by Shirley Hercules

Weekly beginning January 7 in the Conference Room

ETC is a round table, open discussion of theological, spiritual, and ethical issues. Each year we choose a format for the upcoming year. Each year the group plans a series of short topics to be led by different group members. Speakers will be invited to talk about issues of interest to us all. In addition, class members will be invited to present topics in which they have a particular interest and will lead the group discussion.

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

St. George’s 101

Grace, Discipleship, and Mission

Led by the Rev. Michael Blaess and our other clergy

November 12 - December 10 |  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

Sitting with God

Building Quiet, Silence, and Peacefulness into Your Week

Every Sunday | 10:05 - 11:00am 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.

Classes & Bible Studies

Sundays

DivorceCare

Led by Christine Cronk

Sundays beginning January 14 | 4:00-6:00pm in the Bride/Family Room

DivorceCare is a nationally-known program that each week includes a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. The group discusses what was presented in that week's video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face the unique challenges of separation and divorce and move toward rebuilding your life.

Questions? Contact Christine Cronk | ctc9063@gmail.com

Mondays

Story Writing Class

Facilitated by Bets Ramsey

Second Mondays | 1:30 - 3:30pm in Dandrige 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 betsramsey@comcast.net

Tuesdays

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 brandausj@comcast.net

Bible Study

Led by Dana Sherrard

Weekly starting January 16 | 10:00 - 11:00am in Johnson Hall

Topic and dates to be announced.

Please come—bring a friend and your Bible. An outline of each lesson will be provided.

Questions? Contact Dana Sherrard | dasherrard@comcast.net

Wednesdays

Psalms: The Best-Loved Book of the Bible

Led by the Rev. Roger Senechal

Weekly beginning January 3 | 10:45 - Noon or 6:30 - 8:00pm in Dandridge A

Of the Book of Psalms it has been written, "Psalms is the hymnal of Israelite worship and the Bible's book of personal devotions. In them we not only find expression of all the emotions of life but also some of the most profound teaching in the entire Bible ... The Psalms get us praying when we don't feel like it, and they train us in prayers that are honest and right."

Questions? Contact the Rev. Roger Senechal | 615-942-7723 or roger.senechal@stgeorgesnashville.org

Symphony 101

Led by Mitchell Korn of Blair School of Music

January 10 - February 28 | 1:00 - 3:00pm in Hampton Hall

Every discussion explores an upcoming work by the Nashville Symphony. Mitchell Korn leads a participatory learning experience using DVD footage of symphonic performaces, with an exploration of each composer's personal and musical life. Tuition is $150 and registration is made through Blair School of Music at 615-322-7659.

Thursdays

Women's Bible Study

Led by Leslie Overby and Breck Wheeler

Weekly beginning January 11 | 9:30am - Noon in Dandridge B

The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today's overloaded and stressed woman. Esther, while a queen, lived as an outsider in a hostile environment. Women will learn strong lessons of faith, providence, and hope to equip them to live courageously "for such a time as this." Please sign up to help us provide the right number of materials. RSVP to 615-385-2150 x 262 or reserve@stgeorgesnashville.org.

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

Men's Bible Study

Led by the Rev. Richard Kew

Ongoing | 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 below).

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

Fridays

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 dongreene938@gmail.com

Saturdays

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 | 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 at 615-356-5376 or paulaS1218@aol.com or Lynn Terry at 615-383-6055 or lynn.terry@comcast.net.

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

2017-18 Book Selections

  • September | The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan
  • October  News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • November  Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford
  • December  American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More than 125 of Our Best-Loved Cakes by Anne Byrn
  • January  The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
  • February  Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  • March  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • April  My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
  • May  Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Support Group

Caring for Our Aging Loved Ones

Second Tuesday of every month | 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Conference Room

Join us for a meeting of our monthly support group led by Sheila Uselton, who has worked in senior healthcare for many years. Her hope is to utilize her career with senior care transitions, as well as her own family’s experiences, to help families navigate the often difficult journey through eldercare and aging. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Questions? Contact Sheila Uselton at sheilatuselton@gmail.com.

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.

Questions? Contact Jeanne Gore, Daughters of the King President | 615-371-9078 or jengalan@comcast.net

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 Joe King, Keyman | 615-385-2150 x 249 or joe.king@stgeorgesnashville.org

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 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