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Wednesday
10:30 AM Rite I Holy Eucharist, Markley Chapel

Weekly Bible & Book 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.

Class enrollments, rosters, supplemental materials, and all other information can be accessed by logging into our website.

Weekly Bible Studies

Mondays

St. Francis Bible Study
12:15 PM, Graham Library

Using John: 26 Studies for Individuals or Groups by N.T. Wright, this women’s group will discover the clues the gospel of John gives that we might see even more clearly the reality of who Jesus is, the new creation he inaugurates and the difference that all makes.

Contact: Lib Ann Harrison at libharrison@bellsouth.net.

Evening Men’s Bible Study
5:00 PM, Graham Library

Join this men’s group as they study C.S Lewis’ satirical masterpiece The Screwtape Letters. Jump in at any point as each week features a new topic for discussion. This group will use The Screwtape Letters: Study Guide and Commentary by Mondo Gonzales. Dig deeper into each letter from Screwtape, an understudy in the lowerarchy of Hell, to his incompetent nephew Wormwood, a junior devil. At least once monthly, we gather after our session to dine and enjoy further fellowship.

Contact: Chip Whitlock at norriswhitlock@bellsouth.net.

Intergenerational Women’s Bible Study
NEW TIME 6:00 PM, ASC, Room 100

I AM the Bread of Life. I AM the Light of the World. Join us as we take a six-week deeper dive into the seven I AM statements of Jesus in the Gospel of John through Lysa TerKeurst’s Finding I AM: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart. This study includes large group teaching, small group discussion and personal study time with included workbook. The class is $25.00. Registration Deadline to order workbook is January 15. Please note the NEW start time of 6:00 PM for this Winter Study. Questions? Contact Anne Green Buckner.

Purchase your book here.

Contact: Anne Green Buckner at abuckner@ccgsc.org.

Wednesdays

Men’s Morning Bible Study
7:00 AM, Graham Library
August 9 - December 6

Join lively and thought-provoking discussion led by Harrison McLeod and Ben Horne. This fall this intergenerational men’s group will embark on an 18-week study of Paul’s Letter to the Romans.

Contact: Ben Horne at benhorne1952@gmail.com or Harrison McLeod at hmcleod@ccgsc.org.

Women’s Bible Study
10:00 AM, Graham Library

The mysterious presence of Jesus haunts the whole story of Acts. Jesus is announced as King and Lord, not as an increasingly distant memory but as a living and powerful reality, a person who can be known and loved, obeyed and followed, a person who continues to act within the real world. Using N.T. Wright’s Acts: 24 Studies for Individuals and Groups, join this women’s group as they learn how Jesus' acts through the apostles inform our acts today.

Contact: Chan Boyd at Clboyd7605@gmail.com.

Centering Prayer
12:15 PM, On 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. This prayer is grounded in ancient and revered Christian contemplative prayer practices. We welcome you to come be with us as we seek to deepen our relationships with God.

Contact: Judy Lineback at judithlineback@gmail.com or 864.423.1688.

Fridays

Men's Prayer Breakfast
7:00 AM, Mckissick Refectory

The group was formed over forty years ago as a before-work prayer and life-experience sharing group. Today we use Bible passages and devotional pieces to stimulate discussion about faith at work in our lives and at work. On the first Friday of each month during the school year we meet for breakfast at the church and host a speaker on Faith at Work.

Contact: Tom Roy at thomsonroy313@gmail.com.

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.

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.