Adult Christian Formation Offerings

Adult Christian Formation Offerings
Winter 2022


On Grief and Grieving:  Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss.
The Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal
Sunday mornings at 9:15 am
In person in the Parish House
Begining Sept. 19, 2021


From Jan 9th through Feb 27th Deonna will lead a class on grief and the grieving process at 9.15 am in the Parish Hall.  The class will look at grief holistically, to include grief not only associated with the loss of a loved one, but also grief that goes along with the loss of a job, divorce, an empty nest, unemployment, onset of a mental illness, serious physical illness or health diagnosis, etc.  Whether you have experienced these things directly or are the close friend or caregiver of someone who has, this class is for you.  The August 2014 edition of the book by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler will be available for purchase in the bookstore.


Young Adult Discussion Group
Led by: Nick & Allison Prillaman
Sunday mornings at 9:15 am
In person in the Loft
Begining Sept. 19, 2021

Young adults (age 18 to 40ish) are invited to join a book discussion group led by Nick and Allison Prillaman.  The first book will be Rachel Held Evans’ Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.  Please contact Nick Prillaman at with questions


Wednesday Night Live: Ancient Faiths in Modern Contexts|
Beginning Wednesday, September 15 through Wednesday, October 20
Led by The Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal
Wednesdays from 6pm-7:30pm in the parish house

This six-week course will explore the core elements of Judaism, Orthodox Christianity, and Islam.  The first three sessions (Sept 15, 22, 29) will be lectures and discussion led by the Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal.  The last three sessions (Oct 6, 13, and 20) will feature dinner, in-person presentations, and discussions with religious leaders from each faith tradition and how they practice their faith in 21st century America.  Please email Deonna at for the Zoom link.
Sept 15th: Judaism (Zoom Class) Click here to watch the class
Sept 29th: Islam (Zoom Class)  Click here to watch the class
Oct 6th:   Rabbi Scott Looper, Temple Beth Or (Parish Hall)
Oct 13th: Imam Mikal Sabree, Muslim Center of Montgomery (Parish Hall)
Oct 20th: Bishop Sevastianos of Zevlon, Assisting Bishop to His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta (Greek Orthodox) (Parish Hall)


Monday Morning Bible Study
Mondays, 11:00 am, Small Dining Room
Led by The Rev. John Leach and The Rev. Dr. Deonna Neal
Beginning Monday, September 13

Join the St. John’s clergy for a weekly Bible study on the Sunday lectionary readings.