Sunday School Classes

Adult Christian Formation Offerings
Sundays from 9:15am-10:15am
September 9, 2018-October 28, 2018

 

The History of St. John's

The History of St. John’s
Led by Robert Wisnewski
Meeting September 9, 2018 – October 28, 2018
In the Parish House

Founded in 1834, St. John’s is virtually as old as Montgomery and there are many stories to tell. Growing along with the city, the parish has endured many struggles including the Civil War and two World Wars, two health epidemics which temporarily suspended public worship, and even a heresy trial of one of its rectors. With the first church building constructed in 1837 and our current worship space constructed in 1855, St. John’s has seen many physical additions yet the events in the lives of its members and leaders contain the most inspiring testimony. Come hear the journey of St. John’s through the years, as we continue our mission “To Worship God and Make Disciples for Jesus Christ.”

 

Practicing our Faith

Practicing our Faith
Led by Jamie Osborne
Meeting September 9, 2018-December 16, 2018
In the Library

Take a journey through The Book of Common Prayer, the Christian life, and basic beliefs of our faith in this curriculum. Even though we pray the words of The Book of Common Prayer each week, many of us don’t know where these prayers come from, what they mean, or how they call us to live on a daily basis. Practicing Our Faith walks us through the liturgical year, the sacraments of the church, habits of daily prayer, and the teachings of the Episcopal Church. See how our prayer shapes our belief and our lives and how our beliefs lead us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. There is a companion book for the course, Walk in Love, by Reverends Melody Schobe and Scott Gunn. The book is optional and isn’t required to be read for the class. It can be found in the bookstore or ordered online.

 

 

Living the Good News

Led by Dudley Perry
Meeting in the small dining room
Year-round

This class offers an in-depth look at the lectionary readings for each Sunday. After receiving some historical background on the readings, participants discuss how God was working in the lives of the characters involved and what that means for us. Exploring the scriptures prepares our hearts and minds to be more engaged in the hour of worship that follows.