The Story

Sundays | Beginning September 15 | 9:50am-10:50am | Room 205 | Holden Road Campus

Condensed into 31 chapters, The Story sweeps the reader into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. It presents the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible in such a way that it reads like a novel. Class facilitators are Alice Kunka and Virginia Reynolds.

Companions in Christ: The Way of Scripture

Wednesdays | 6:30pm-7:30pm | Sep 4 - Oct 16
“The Way of Transforming Discipleship” is a 7 week small group study to help discover a way to authentic Christian spirituality that is grace-filled. During this study, you will reflect on what your faith means in terms of who you are, how you must change, how you deal with pain, and how you relate to others. Registration is helpful. Newcomers are welcome. .

Contact: Janice Kirkpatrick at

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays | 6:30pm-7:30pm | Holden Road Campus
Psalm 46:10 captures the essence of Centering Prayer: Be still and know that I am God. Centering Prayer is a process of deepening our relationship with God by opening our minds and our hearts to His presence and “resting in God” in silence. The silence creates a space for receiving and returning GOd’s love and creates a space for healing to take place. Centering Prayer is based on the saying of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Contact: Robin Britt at

nurturing our children in christ’s holy church

Wednesdays | September 18 - October 9 | 6:30pm-7:15pm

This four week parenting series will explore four aspects of the Baptismal covenant: blessing, boundaries, building up, and building faith. Pastor Virginia will lead a conversation with physical, emotional spiritual, and practical insights.

Contact: Virginia Reynolds at

what it’s all about, biblically

Wednesdays | September 18 - October 9 | 6:30pm-7:15pm

Most of the time, we go about life without thinking about the BIG questions. Then something major happens (death of a loved one, serious diagnosis, birth of child, retirement, etc.) and we find ourselves asking the BIG questions. The Bible study will explore four: “What is life all about?”, “What is death all about?”, “What is resurrection anyway?”, “Where is life’s hope?”.

Contact: Sandra McMillen at or Steve McMillen at

the universal christ

Wednesdays | September 18 - October 9 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

There is a well hidden Mystery that’s true everywhere, and only the sincere seekers find it. People may have different names for this Mystery, but God doesn’t mind what we call God as long as it helps us focus on our radical unity while honoring our differences. Mystics and all mature spiritualities recognize that dignity in people and created things is inherent, equally shared, and objective. “You were chosen in Christ from the beginning before the world began” (Ephesians 1:4)

Contact Ron Eberhardt at

the enneagram journey

Wednesdays | October 16 - November 20 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

We will utilize the first six weeks of this curriculum designed to help participants learn about the Enneagram, a powerful ancient tool for understanding motivation, behavior, and experience. Led by Suzanne Stabile, a master teacher and guide We will share teaching time between viewing a video and discussion. Cost is $15 for the workbook

Contact: Jenn Kunka at

lay academy: book of isaiah

Wednesdays | October 16 - November 20 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

Dr. Mickey Efird, Professor Emeritus at Duke University, returns to lead our Fall 2019 Lay Academy on the Book of Isaiah. The Book of Isaiah is divided into three sections: Chapters 1-39, 40-55, and 56-66. Each of these had roots in the 8th century, 6th century, and 5th century respectively. Since Isaiah is purported to be the greatest of the prophets, it is appropriate to study this book again to learn how their situations and circumstances relate to our own times. Cost is $10-25. Pay what you can.

Contact Anne Dooley at

chrismon making

Wednesdays | October 16 - November 20 | 6:30pm-7:30pm

Chrismons are symbols of Christ that are placed on evergreen Chrismon trees, typically during Advent. This class will make Chrismons for the two Chrismon trees at Christ Church (no charge) or for individual home trees (charge for beads).

Contact Gwen Worthington at