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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Study with Dana Sherrard
September 18 - November 6 | 10:00 - 11:00am in Johnson Hall
Led by Dana Sherrard
Did you know that God, the creator of the universe wants to communicate with you, his creation? What a privilege we have as Christians to be able to communicate freely with our God who listens and responds to our prayers. And yet for many Christians, prayer is a struggle.
We are going to look at prayer from a biblical perspective. We’ll look at what God has to say about prayer in contrast to what we might think, have been taught, or have experienced. I believe you’ll be amazed at what God says about prayer and what he promises to do in response to those who are faithful to pray.
Using the scriptures as our guide, we will explore and learn from those who went before us. We will look at the prayers of Daniel, David, Paul and our Lord himself as examples of how to approach and communicate with God. And because any good conversation goes two ways, we will also spend time learning how to listen and to hear from God and to be led by His Spirit.
Questions? Contact Dana Sherrard | email@example.com
September 5 - November 14 | 11:00am - Noon or 7:00 - 8:00pm in Dandridge A
Led by the Rev. Roger Senechal
It would be nearly impossible to overstate the importance of the Psalms in Anglican worship. Each and every time the Eucharist is celebrated a selection from the Book of Psalms must be read. This is true of no other book of scripture. Likely Jesus prayed Psalms every day, and in scripture we hear him quoting from them more than from any other book of the Old Testament. Matthew’s Gospel unveils the Psalms as Jesus’ key to self-understanding. Last year’s Wednesday Bible Study examined 12 Psalms — which represents only 8% of this precious collection of 150 Psalms. We plan to look into a lot more Psalms this year.
Questions? Contact the Rev. Roger Senechal | 615-942-7723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpha Marriage Course
7 sessions: September 5, 19, October 3, 24,
November 7, 14, and December 5
6:00 – 8:00pm in Hampton Hall
Led by Susalee and Leigh Spruill
Susalee and Leigh Spruill are excited to host the Alpha Marriage Course this fall. Connected to the renowned Alpha Course that developed out of Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, in London, this seven-session course has the simple but significant goal of strengthening Christian marriages. As we all know, this is a critical need in our context. Countless numbers of us could truly benefit from this offering. Each session will include a nice dinner with couples seated at their own table for two, a practical video presentation, and time for couples to have private conversation. Couples are not expected to share anything about their relationship with the group. Space will be limited, so let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in enrolling. To help the church cover the cost of meals, beverages, and other expenses, there is a fee of $140 per couple.
Contact Claudia Taylor at 615-385-2150 x 218 or email@example.com or to register today.
Thursday 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 next).
Questions? Contact the Rev. Richard Kew | 615-385-2150 x 264 or firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
Restore Small Group
September 13 – December 6 in Akers Hall
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 anyone 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. Scott will lead a new St. George’s group Thursday evenings this fall beginning September 13 for a period of 12 weeks. Materials will be provided by St. George’s and an emerging Missional Community centered on recovery. Watch for more information soon.
Questions? Contact Sally Nesbitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Bible Study
To Live Is Christ: The Life and Ministry of Paul by Beth Moore
September 6 – November 15 | 9:30 - 12:00pm in Dandridge B
Led by Leslie Overby and Breck Wheeler
Get to know the man who said, “To live is Christ and to
die is gain.” Philippians 1:21. Along the way you will
get to know the “Apostle to the Gentiles” in a new way.
As you study the Book of Acts and the Epistles of Paul,
you will come to know the characters personally. You
will discover him to be a man who formed many close
friendships with both men and women. Most of all you
will feel the challenge to follow Paul’s example just as he
followed the example of Christ. Please sign-up for the class at 615-385-2150 x 262 or email@example.com.
Questions? Contact Leslie Overby at firstname.lastname@example.org or Breck Wheeler
Men's Bible Study with the Rector
Septebmer 7 - November 16
7:00 – 8:00am in Hampton Hall
Led by the Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill
This Bible study on the Gospel According to Luke is open to all men of St. George’s, guests and friends. Engagement in serious conversation about the challenges, issues, needs of men in our culture will be discussed. So too is the expressed yearning for opportunities to grow together in Bible knowledge and in mutual support through prayer. Please consider joining this group of men — we anticipate this time together will be Blessed by the Holy Spirit. Read more about this Bible study opportunity here.
Contact Claudia Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Rector at 615-385-2150 x 218 or 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 9 – December 9 | 4:00-5:30pm in Bride/Family Room
Led by Christine Cronk and Cynthia Paschal
DivorceCare is a nationally-known program that each week includes a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects and a support group discussing 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 mov
toward rebuilding your life. In addition, we are seeking people willing to surround this ministry with prayer. Please contact us if you would like to pray for participants and the group throughout the fall session.
Questions? Contact Christine Cronk at email@example.com
or Cynthia Paschal at firstname.lastname@example.org