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 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 Crux of Christianity: Jesus, the Cross, and the Resurrection

January 6 – May 5 | Johnson Hall

Led by the Rev. R. Leigh Spruill

The purpose of this series is to seek to understand who precisely Jesus was, why he became incarnate, how he redeemed the world by his death on the cross, the nature of the resurrection, and the implication of these things for our lives in our time.

-RLS+

Questions? Contact Claudia Taylor at 615-385-2150 x 218 or claudia.taylor@stgeorgesnashville.org

Confirmation Class 2019

Come Find Where You Belong

January 6 – May 5 | Hampton Hall

Adult Confirmation 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, Joe King, 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.

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

How to Read the Bible

Led by the Rev. Clint Wilson

January 6 - April 7 | Chapel

(Detailed schedule attached)

The Bible seems inaccessible to many, but it is meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers and church members to seminary students and theologians. While the beauty and truths of Scripture are inexhaustible, a few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp deep mysteries of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life. To learn more about “How To Read the Bible,” join us on Sunday mornings at 10am in the Chapel, and bring your Bible!

Christian Parenting

Raising Kids for True Greatness

Led by the Revs. Kristine and Michael Blaess

January 6 - May 5 | Rooms 210-211 (upstairs)

We want to be the best parents we can be. We want what’s best for our kids. We want to raise our kids to be successful adults. The Revs. Kristine and Michael Blaess will help us explore a Christian approach to parenting that will help us do just this. A panel of parents who have been there ahead of us will also share stories from the trenches and talk honestly about being with our kids as they navigate the challenges of sex, drugs/alcohol, divorce, grief, death, and all that life throws at us.

Questions? Contact the Rev. Dr. Kristine Blaess | 615-385-2150 x 214 or kristine.blaess@stgeorgesnashville.org

Creating Your Way of Life

January 6 – April 28 | Youth Outer Office (Upstairs)

Led by David Weeks

In order to “grow into our full stature in Christ,” we each must deepen our immersion in “the Way” of Christ. The development of a Rule of Life is the surest means of maximizing our connections with God as it moves us from an occasional presence with God to being intertwined with God in all aspects of our daily lives. You will be introduced to the traditional components of the twelve Christian disciplines including study, fasting, solitude, and private prayer. Class size is limited; please contact David Weeks to sign up.

Contact David Weeks | 615-202-2427 or dweeksjr@comcast.com

St. George’s 101

Grace, Discipleship, and Mission

February 3 -March 3 | Library

Led by the Rev. Michael Blaess and our other clergy

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

ETC: Ethics, Theology, and Conversation

Weekly | Conference Room (Upstairs)

Facilitated by Shirley Hercules

ETC is a round table, open discussion of theological, spiritual, and ethical issues. The format varies from reading a book and discussing it in class, to viewing short video lectures on a given topic followed by discussion, to discussions on member suggested topics. Recent examples of topics have included the Protestant Reformation, a study of the creeds and councils of the Church from the beginning to present, intercessory prayer, and moral implications of genetic engineering. Questions and sharing of ideas constitute the main vehicle for learning.

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

Sitting with God

Weekly | 9:00am - 10:00am in the Bride/Family Room

Sitting with God is God’s invitation to get away from the noise and other distractions of your busy week. Printed “Conversation Starters” are available in the Chapel or you can bring your own Bible or other spiritual book. This offering meets in the Chapel.

Classes & Bible Studies

Sundays

DivorceCare

January 13 - April 7 | 4:00 - 5:30pm in the Bride/Family Room

DivorceCare is a nationally-known program that includes a video seminar and a support group discussion. The videos feature top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. The sessions will be a time to learn together and to discuss what is going on in the lives of the group members.

Questions? Contact Christine Cronk at ctc9063@gmail.com or Cynthia Paschal at citizencbp@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 with Dana Sherrard

The class originally scheduled to begin January 15 has been postponed. More information will be posted here as it is available.

Questions? Contact Dana Sherrard | dasherrard@comcast.net

Wednesdays

The Psalms

January 9 - May 22 | 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 roger.senechal@stgeorgesnashville.org

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 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

Women’s Bible Study

Psalm 23: The Shepherd with Me

January 10 - February 21 | 9:30 - 11:30am in Dandridge B

Led by Leslie Overby and Breck Wheeler

In this study, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God's compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd's goodness throughout each season of life. Please sign-up for the class at 615-385-2150 x 262 or reserve@stgeorgesnashville.org.

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

Fridays

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 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

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. Download the book list for 2018-19 here.

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

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.

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

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

Healing Ministry

God heals. We trust that God yearns for all of us to pray for and experience healing – physical, emotional, relational, spiritual. And we give thanks to God when people do experience healing. It’s not every time we pray, and it’s not always in the ways that we expect. But week after week as we pray together, God comes with healing,
freedom, joy, and peace. Week after week, God is healing people we love here at St. George’s. We invite you to be part of the healing prayer team, whether you feel called to usher, read lessons, or serve as a prayer minister.

Questions? Contact Karen Wilber at kjh418@bellsouth.net or the Rev. Dr. Kristine Blaess at 615-385-2150 x 214 or
kristine.blaess@stgeorgesnashville.org

Intercessory Prayer Meetings

All are invited to come be refreshed through prayer and to pray for one another on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm in the Chapel. The Revs. Martin Odidi and Kristine Blaess will lead these meetings and help us learn to pray more deeply and powerfully. 

Questions? Contact the Ven. Martin Odidi | 615-385-2150 x 217 or martin.odidi@stgeorgesnashville.org

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

Young Adults First Sunday Lunch

Meet up with the Rev. Sam Adams in the the back of the church or join us at Newk’s after the 11:15am service. The first Sunday of every month, we’ll get together for lunch after church. If you’re a newcomer, this is a great way to connect. Please join us!

Questions about Young Adult Opportunities? Contact the Rev. Sam Adams | 615-385-2150 x 216 or sam.adams@stgeorgesnashville.org