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Weekly Bible Studies

Bible Studies, Book Studies and Prayer Groups

If you have other questions, please contact Anne Green Buckner.

Because Christ Church is a large parish, Bible studies, Book studies and Prayer groups 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.

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Weekly Bible Studies


Mondays

St. Francis Bible Study
Mondays, 12:15 PM, Graham Library, Parish House
This group will be studying Revelations and will use a workbook by N. T. Wright.
Contact: Lib Ann Harrison


Monday Evening Men’s Bible Study
Mondays at 5:00 PM, Graham Library, Parish House
Join our new leader Chip Whitlock for this bible study. Join us any Monday for our discussion class. We're currently studying the Gospel of Luke using the guide “Luke For Everyone” by N.T. Wright.
Contact: Chip Whitlock

Intergenerational Women's Bible Study
Mondays at 6:30 PM, starting September 12th  
All Saints Center Gym, Led by Victoria Fleischer
Women of all ages, and faith journeys, are invited to this seven-week Bible Study on "Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story" by Angie Smith. Each session will include a video teaching from Angie, reflection on workbook homework and small group discussion. This study covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, this study is for you. 
Contact: Anne Green Buckner


Tuesdays


Out of the Light: Creating Sacred Spaces for Self and Others, 
9:30 - 11:45 AM, Room 217, Parish House 
*This course begins September 14 and runs through November 9, 2022.*

Out of the Light is the first phase of the Engaging Spirituality module from JustFaith Ministries. It is for those who are seeking an undivided life that reinforces the link between “loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves” (Mt. 22:36-40). Creating Sacred Space for Self and Others offers daily practices for living deeply (a contemplative life) and loving broadly (a compassionate life). The program welcomes participants into the present moment, embraces silence and active listening, and cultivates gratitude and wonder.
Contact: Jean Martin 


Wednesdays

Wednesday Men’s Morning Bible Study
7:00 AM in Graham Library, Parish House
Led by Harrison McLeod and Ben Horne, this group's fall study is titled The Council at Jerusalem: “much debate, listening, and becoming of one mind” from Acts chapter 15. 
Contacts: The Rev. Dr. Harrison McLeod & Ben Horne

Wednesday Women’s Bible Study
10:00 – 11:30 AM in Graham Library, Parish House
For the fall, this group will study the parables of Jesus using the book Parables, the Greatest Stories Ever Told by John White. 
Contact: Chan Boyd

Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM via Zoom

Centering Prayer is a way of deepening our relationship with God by letting go of thoughts and spending time with God in silence, daily.  It involves consenting to God's presence and action in our lives, resting in God and praying without words.  The prayer is grounded in ancient and revered Christian contemplative prayer practices.  All are welcome!  This group's weekly Zoom community gathers to support both people who are new to the practice and those who have been doing it a long time. We welcome you to come be with us as we seek to deepen our relationships with God. Contact Judy or Cynthia to get on the weekly email distribution list. 
Contact: Judy Lineback & Cynthia Fore

Cultivating Non Violence: Harvesting Peace 
7:00 - 8:30 PM via Zoom
How do we live peacefully in these times? Nonviolence is different from passivity. It is a way of life grounded in a deeply-held moral conviction. It is a strategy, a method of confronting conflict or oppression that seeks to honor life. Cultivating Nonviolence: Harvesting Peace, an 8-session program by JustFaith Ministries, explores how nonviolence can transform our personal lives, our community, and our nation. You are invited to join us for this study. 
See more at our JustFaith webpage.
Contacts: Tom Johnson & John Huggett 


Fridays

Friday Men’s Prayer Breakfast 
7:00 AM
This group has a presenter/speaker each week and time of sharing and prayer after eating breakfast together.  
Contact: John Bethea

Sundays

Education for Ministry (EfM)
2:30 - 4:30 PM in Thomas Library, Parish House
This lay-led seminar invites participants into small, mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as the Christian faith is deepened. EfM is a four-year curriculum that develops a theologically informed, reflective, and articulate church member. To participate, please register and pay your course fees before the first meeting on September 12, 2022.
Contact: Kevin Mertens

Sunday School

We’re excited to announce the return of Sunday School. New this year, all classes will revolve around themed content, making for discussion opportunities across all ages in your family.

Small Groups

Small Groups at Christ Church will embody the three elements of our mission at Christ Church: Embrace, Equip and Empower. Through these, we grow as Apostles to go out into the world to shine our lights for Jesus. The groups gather and fellowship, study, pray, and then go out to serve others.

Diocesan Faith Development Opportunities

Cursillo

One of the adult retreats/conferences we offer through Christ Church is Cursillo. “Cursillo” is a Spanish word meaning “short course.” Cursillo is a transformative experience where God touches individuals' lives and hearts in a special way. 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.

The cost of attending the three days is $150 and includes meals and lodging from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon. Scholarships are available as needed. Learn more or download the registration form from the diocesan Cursillo website, or contact Kellie Wilson.

Ultreya

Please join the Upstate Ultreya Facebook group for information on upcoming Ultreya dates and locations.

Ultreya is a Spanish word meaning "onward" that pilgrims used to encourage each other along their journey. In the Cursillo community, we use it to signify a time when we all gather together to share our experiences as Christians and walk the road together. The Ultreya meets once a month at various churches around the upstate. All people are welcome, even if you have not attended a Cursillo. For more information, contact Kellie Wilson.