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Between Sundays: Weekday Offerings

Because Christ Church is a large parish, weekday Bible studies and classes are a great way to connect and enjoy more intimate fellowship with others in our church community. At Christ Church, you will find a wide variety of groups that exist to inspire spiritual growth centered around the Bible, worship, prayer, outreach and fellowship. 

Sundays

Education for Ministry (EfM): To be determined by group, Thomas Library
EfM is an intensive 4-year study program designed by the Episcopal Seminary at Sewanee to equip laypersons for ministry by studying Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology. Your one-year at a time commitment focuses on intensive reading and weekly seminars guided by laypeople. For more information, contact Ron Gregory, 979.4339.  

Mondays

St. Francis Bible Study: 12:15 - 1:15 PM, Earle Conference Room
This is a women's Bible study open to all ages of women in the church and their guests. We will be studying the Psalms beginning January 7, 2019. Study guides are available. Facilitated by Lib Ann Harrison.

Monday Night Men's Group: 5:30 - 6:30 PM, AV Room
This class is for men of diverse ages with a desire to build a Biblical faith through fellowship and study. Facilitated by Tom France and Bob Hassold.
Tuesdays 

JustFaith: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:45 AM and 5:45 - 7:45 PM, Parish House, Room 217
Christ Church JustFaith Phase 2 classes will be starting on Tuesday, January 8. New participants are welcome in both classes. Classes will concentrate on social justice issues in the world and the community and participants will read two critically acclaimed and bestselling books, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson and Evicted by Matthew Desmond.  Participants will also take part in an immersion experience at a local facility dedicated to caring for the under-served residents in our community and will hear a speaker from a community organization. JustFaith is a program that has enriched and inspired all those in the past who have participated. Please contact Debbie Rice, 864.271.8773, for more information. Come and engage again in our growing JustFaith community!

Young Adult Women’s Bible Study: Meets off campus twice a month
Join other young adult women as we study various topics from the Bible, in order to grow in our faith and knowledge of scripture. Taught by The Rev. Kellie Wilson. Please contact Holtie Mitchell for dates and location.

Young Adult Men’s Bible Study: Meets off campus twice a month
Join other young adult men as we study various topics from the Bible, in order to grow in our faith and knowledge of scripture. Taught by The Rev. Jay Biedenharn. Please contact Lana Sims for dates and location.

Wednesdays

Wednesday Men’s Bible Study: 7:00 - 7:45 AM, Graham Library
The group will continue discussing Jesus is the Question: the 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered by Martin Copenhagen. Co-led by The Rev. Dr. Harrison McLeod and Dr. Ben Horne.

Wednesday Bible Study: 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Graham Library
This is a women's Bible study open to all ages of women in the church and their guests. This group will continue with their study of the Gospel of Luke. Study Guides are available. Facilitated by Chan Boyd, Shan Friddle, and Lib Ann Harrison.

Centering Prayer: 12:15 - 1:30 PM, St. Luke’s Chapel
Do you ever feel as though words are getting in the way when you’re trying to pray? Or that God seems distant when you need Him the most? Centering Prayer can help. This type of silent prayer can lead to a closer relationship with God. It’s a 20-minute, twice-a-day practice. Participants in this weekly group can help you weave it into your life. The class meets year-round. Facilitated by Judy Lineback, Cynthia Fore, and others.

Thursdays
Mother’s Bible Study: 12 noon - 1:00 PM, Graham Library
All mothers are invited to join us! We will continue reading and discussing Becoming a Peaceful Mom: Through Every Season of Raising Your Child by Teresa deBorde Glenn. Facilitated by Hedrick Lewis.

The Art Spirit Oasis Open Studio Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Room 222
We are on a journey to a deeper faith through artistic expression and conversation. The focus is NOT on how good we are as artists but on how committed we are to opening up to God; and we are all beginners. The Blessed Brushes are part of this group and you too can participate in this ministry. Facilitated by Annette Cook. Please call her at 672.4141 before Thursday to be sure we aren’t on a gallery tour, as the class takes field trips on occasion.

Soaking Prayer starting January 15: Third Tuesdays of the Month
6:45 - 7:15 PM, Markley Chapel

This is a time for quiet prayer with prayer teams from The International Order of St. Luke the Physician. You will feel the peace and love of God and your parish as we pray together and all prayers are kept confidential. No reservations are necessary. We will have this prayer time on the third Tuesday of every month after the 5:45 PM healing service. Questions? Contact Annette Cook, 672.4141.

Fridays
Men's Morning Bible Study: 7:00 AM, Jervey Dining Room
This group meets year-round for scripture study and discussions on a variety of topics. Facilitated by Frank Hammond.

Men's Prayer Breakfast: 7:00 AM, McCall Parlor
This group meets year-round and enjoys weekly guest speakers who lead discussions on faith and community topics. Facilitated by John Bethea and Keys Lewis.

Cursillo

One of the adult retreats/conferences we offer through Christ Church is Cursillo. “Cursillo” is a Spanish word meaning “short course.” Cursillo Weekends are offered Thursday night through Sunday afternoons three times a year at the Gravatt Camp and Conference near Aiken, SC.

A Cursillo Weekend is a time of encouragement and learning in a positive and spiritual environment for individuals or couples who are already participating members of the Church. Great meals, uplifting music and meaningful worship, short teachings by priest and lay persons, and small group time combine for a fulfilling weekend.

Learn more about Cursillo.

Small Groups

A Small Group is a group of about 12 adults who meet regularly (twice a month would be typical) for Christian fellowship, study, prayer, and service. For more information contact Holly Melton, 672.415