Almost every day of the week, friends meet to study scripture and Christian faith in gatherings just for men, for women, and for mothers of younger and older children. Topics and facilitators vary as the Holy Spirit leads us, and there’s something for everyone. Watch the Dialogue and our website for specific offerings. Please contact the Rev. Rebecca DeBow (802-6202) if you need help finding the small group or study that’s right for you.
Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study -
We will view Beth Moore’s The Law of Love: Lessons from the Pages of Deuteronomy. Only Beth Moore can reveal such pastoral and practical wisdom from this difficult book! There is no homework, but a viewer’s guide with articles and fill-in-the blanks is available. Please contact Rebecca DeBow if you would like a guide. 9:30 am, Room 212.
Seasons - (For mothers of young children (through preschool age) - This group offers support with prayer and Bible study for busy mothers. A study of Saving Super Mom will be led by the author herself, Kristi Walters. Cost for materials is $37.00 (scholarships are available; see Rebecca DeBow). For this 8 session course, moms of children of all ages are invited. See below for a description of the study. Please register with Kristi at Kristi@p31lifeministries.com. Graham Hall, 10:30 am.
Here’s a description of the book and study: Being a mother today is like running on quick sand. We become real-life Super Moms to overcome the challenge. However, somewhere beneath our superhero cape, most of us are struggling just to keep up. Saving Super Mom gives an up-close and personal view into the everyday life of a modern day super mom. From the mundane to the fabulous and all the frenzied in between, readers will identify with the high demands of motherhood and be challenged and inspired to be the true super mom that God created.
Monday Evening Women’s Bible Study - We will view Beth Moore’s Breaking Free (an updated version!). Based on Isaiah 61:1-4, the study draws parallels between the captive Israelites and today’s believers. Beth uses scripture to reveal the benefits of relationship with God and how to remove the obstacles that hinder it. Room 212, 5:30 pm, The Rev. Rebecca DeBow.
Early Morning Men’s Bible Study - Continuing their study of Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, this group meets faithfully throughout the year, but we are always ready to welcome newcomers. For more information contact Al Smith (967-0593). 6:30 am, Tilson Room.
Mindful Prayer and Meditation-
The simple exercise of observing one’s breath leads to deep communion with God, a quiet center from which to think, act and rest. The discipline of stillness requires practice and support. Embrace God’s presence in the moment with the help of prayerful practitioners. Contact Rebecca DeBow for more information or 802-6202. Tuesday, 7:15 am, Room 211.
Education for Ministry - EfM - Where Christian tradition meets American Culture - Where your life experience crosses your faith experience. Sponsored by The University of the South, Sewanee and The Diocese of Alabama. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. The fee is $350.00 (partial scholarship assistance is available. For more information and to register, contact Susan Perkins (871-8762) 9:15 am, Dining Room.
Tuesday Evening Women’s Bible Study - Women of all ages and stages enjoy studying and discussing theology and scripture. For more information, please contact Diana Plosser (967-9216). 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Tilson Room.
Men’s Bible Study and Breakfast -
Join us for The Gospel of Luke for the 21st Century. Breakfast is served, and the Bible study will conclude by 8:00 am sharp. 7:00 am, Graham Hall.
Second Seasons - For mothers of older children (elementary school age) - This Bible study and support group meets during the lunch hour. Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy conversation with other moms. Topic to be announced. For more information, please contact Livy Abele (586-6069). Noon, Room 214.
Disciple Bible Study - This eight week study is called “Invitation to the New Testament” and will use the Gospel of Matthew as a starting point. It will explore how the new Testament writers and the early Christian community wrestled with the coming of Jesus—his life, actions, mission, death and resurrection--and the implications of his arrival for their lives and their communities of faith. There will be a study guide and a short video each week. Join us and if you have any questions contact Joe Palmer or Betsy Smith or 960-3473. Wednesday, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, Room 212.
Mindful Prayer and Meditation (this is the same class that meets Tuesday morning) - The simple exercise of observing one’s breath leads to deep communion with God, a quiet center from which to think, act and rest. The discipline of stillness requires practice and support. Embrace God’s presence in the moment with the help of prayerful practitioners. Contact Rebecca DeBow for more information at email@example.com or 802-6202. Wednesday, 5:15 pm, Room 211.
Rich’s Women’s Bible Study -
All women are invited to join us as our Rector leads us in a study of The Gospel of Luke for the 21st Century. 10:30 am, Room 232.