Dr. Mickey Efird's Lay Academy: The Book of Genesis

Wednesdays | 6:30pm-7:30pm | Sep 19–Oct 24 | Fellowship Center
Dr. Mickey Efird, Professor Emeritus at Duke University, returns to lead our fall 2018 Lay Academy on Genesis, the lead book in a much larger history of the Hebrew people that is covered in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Joshua. Genesis lays the groundwork for the events that will ultimately transfer. The history comprised three strands of a tradition that were blended into the account during the time of the exile: In this study, Dr. Efird will emphasize that these documents were not written primarily for scientific or historical purposes, but for theological ones.

Cost: $10-$25 (pay what you are able)

Companions in Christ: The Way of Forgiveness

Wednesdays | 6:30pm-7:30pm | beginning Sep 12
This study explores how to forgive those who wound us and accept forgiveness from others.  Dealing with these issues helps preserve "the beauty of our souls” and to fulfill the teachings of Jesus in theSermon on the Mount. In this 8-week study, we will examine shame, guilt, and anger.  A full release of these feelings not only leads to the wholeness that Christ taught but also takes us on a path of freedom and joy. Newcomers and prior participants in the Companions in Christ series are all welcome. If you have any questions or would like to register please email Janice Kirkpatrick at


Wednesdays | 6:30pm-7:30pm | Sep 19-Nov 28 | Parlor
Chrismons are symbols of Christ that are placed on evergreen Chrimson 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). 

Church-Wide Studies

The Enneagram Enigma: Understanding Personality, Spirituality, and Self-Discovery

Sundays | 9:50am | July 8–Sep 2
A unique model of understanding human behavior, the Enneagram identifies nine distinct and interconnected personality types as different ways of understanding and responding to the world, yourself, and others. During this nine-week study, we will identify the unique gifts and challenges of each personality type and explore how this knowledge supports transformation. Participants will be provided a test to begin the process of discovering their type. Led by Marjorie Donnelly (from the Servant Leadership School) as well as our pastors. Many of our adult Sunday school classes will participate in this study, including Adulting Together, Adlersgate Bible, Cokesbury, Dimensions, Fellowship, Faith Matters, Faith & Family, and Journeys 2.0. 

Contact: Anne Dooley,