St. John’s offers Christian Education for all ages, children & adults. Classes meet each week. “All Things New” for grades 1- 6, now meets during the 1st half hour of the 10 o’clock service at 234 French Street. “Wigglers,” Children from age 3 - kindergarten come to the worship service at the time of the Eucharist. Adults classes following the 10 o’clock and special classes and Bible study offerings are periodically offfered. Extensive amounts of materials are available in the 234 French Street Library.
Sunday Book Group
Women's Book Group
The St. John’s Women’s Book Group meets once a month, currently on the 4th Tuesday at 7:00 pm, to discuss a book we have all read. Our selections range from books by theologians, such as Marcus Borg, to books by members of the clergy, such as Peter Gomes, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Katherine Jefferts Schori, to books about other religions such as Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam. We have read about life in monasteries, about mystics, and even such current books as Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and The Shack by William P. Young. We take turns hosting the meetings in our homes, engaging in lively discussions over tea, coffee, and light snacks. We also take turns leading the discussions. Average attendance is approximately 12 women.
Education for Ministry
This four-year course of study through the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, provides an opportunity to deepen your understanding of Holy Scripture and church traditions, and to learn more about practicing your baptismal ministry effectively. For more information, please call Nancy Dymond (942-3148).
Quiet Days and Retreats
Inquirers Class (for newcomers and those interested in exploring/deepening their understanding of the Episcopal faith) discusses the Episcopal Church and Christianity in general. Call the office for more details or a schedule.
A basic library is available from which parishioners can borrow books. It is located in the upstairs middle classroom at 234 French. For more information, e-mail Cindy Lufkin.