All-Parish Study

Life That is Truly Life:
A Study of St. Paul's Letters to His Disciple Timothy
Book by the Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill
Wednesdays, 6 - 7:30 pm, September 14 –  October 19 in the Hall Life Center
Our fall all parish study, written by the Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill, meets in the Hall Life Center on Wednesday nights beginning at 6 pm with a pasta dinner followed at 6:30 pm by video teaching and discussion groups. Books will be available for purchase in The Bookstore beginning Sunday, September 11. Contact Kim Jameson or Tori Gilliland to find a group if you can't make it on Wednesday nights, meet with your own group, or study on your own.

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On-site Sunday morning education features a variety of opportunities for the whole family. All Sunday morning classes begin at 10:15 am

Adult Sunday School: 1 & 2 Timothy
September 11 – November 20 in the Hall Life Center

Faculty: Lay Leaders
Live Streamed on YouTube
Join a group of gifted lay teachers for this study of 1 & 2 Timothy.

Discovery Membership Class
Sundays, 10:15 am in the Parlor, September 18 – October 23
Faculty: The Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill and Kim Jameson
This five-week class led by the Rev. Dr. Leigh Spruill and the clergy will look at a brief history of St. John the Divine and the Episcopal church, introduce you to the ministries at SJD, and provide opportunities to meet lay leaders and members.

Family Matters: What Does God Have to Do with the Family?
Sundays, 10:15 am in Room L18, September 11 – October 2
Faculty: The Rev. Neal McGowan and Dan Gannon
In this class, we will be looking at Scripture and the theological tradition of the church to help us see God’s purposes for families, and how he calls us to serve beyond our biological family into the body of Christ. We will also spend a few minutes of each class going over a very simple devotional or spiritual practice that you can integrate into your family life.

Rediscovering Kingdom Healing
Sundays, 10:15 am in Room 201, September 11 – October 9
Faculty: The Rev. Reagan Cocke and the Rev. Mike Endicott

Join the Rev. Reagan Cocke for this five-week course as we go through the Rev. Mike Endicott’s book Rediscovering Kingdom Healing, as we deepen and enrich our lives as Jesus’ disciples. The Rev. Mike Endicott will be teaching our last session on October 9.

History of Christianity II: Reformation to the Present
Sundays, 10:15 am in Room 203, September 11 – December 11
This twelve-week class brings to life the leaders, historic events, and theological debates that shaped the spread of Protestantism, the European Enlightenment, the church in the New World, and the continuing spread and growing vitality of today’s church in the developing world.

Sunday School for Children
Resumes September 11 at 10:15 am
Nursery & Preschool - 1st floor: Nursery hours 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grades 1 – 5 - Lower level

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Sunday School for Youth
Middle & High School Students: Rm 238 (Game Room)
All middle and high schooler students are invited to gather together for Sunday school on Sunday mornings at 10:15 am in the Youth Room! We will spend our time playing socially distanced games and enjoying fellowship and Bible study. Email Emma Kastens for more information.

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Weekday Courses

Men's Life - Laughing at the Devil: Learning about temptation, and holiness with C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters
Tuesdays August 16 – October 4 at 7:15 am in the Parlor
Faculty: The Rev. Neal McGowan

Join us as we spend 8 weeks reading and discussing sections of C.S. Lewis’ famous work of theology and satire.

Reagan Cocke Bible Study
Tuesdays, 11:30 am in Room 201 beginning September 13
God intended the Church to have four Gospels and not just one. Having four Gospels gives us a clear picture of Jesus. Yet, we can also enjoy studying the differences between the four, appreciating what we learn from them. Come join The Rev. Reagan Cocke as he looks at what makes Matthew stand out from the other three Gospels.

Young Adults Study
Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Join the Young Professionals and Young Adults for weekly dinner, bible study, and group discussion. Make friends, deepen your relationship with God, and learn more about the bible. Email Tori Gilliland for the address.

Hope of Glory: Luke's Life Lessons
Thursdays, 9:30 am in the Hall Life Center beginning September 15
Faculty: Meg Rice
The long-running women's Bible study returns with a study of the Gospel of Luke.

Self-Study Courses

The Art of Marriage
Available for self-study through the SJD Teaching Center
God can turn any marriage into a masterpiece. Every marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form — challenging to master but definitely worth the effort.

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