Learning is a lifelong journey, and St. Catherine's is the place where our questions about God, scripture, ourselves, and the world intersect. From small groups to large forums, intergenerational events and speaker series, there is a place for everyone to build connection and deepen their faith. For more information about adult education at St. Cat's contact Rebecca Roberts.
Sunday Morning Formation
Classes meet from 9:30 until 10:30 AM during the fall and spring. Fall offerings include:
Lectionary Bible Study -- this drop-in class provides participants with the opportunity to dig deeper into the scripture for each week and consider how it relates to our lives and the world. Class meets in the Conference Room. Beth Nabors, facilitator
Beyond the Bible: What Does It Mean to Live a Good Life? -- This group will intentionally consider who we are, how we are called to act, and what matters most. For 13 weeks, we will meet to discuss the Good Life Method, a book based on the undergraduate class, God and the Good Life by Dr. Meghan Sullivan and Dr. Paul Blaschko, professors at Notre Dame. Using the tools of philosophy and Christian tradition, we will work together to examine our lives, clarify what we believe, and how our beliefs shape our decision-making. Rebecca Roberts, facilitator
All God's Children: Racial Healing Circle -- Using the shared facilitation method, which is designed to include all voices in the group in hard conversations, the group will read and discuss Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America by Catherine Meeks. Sue Snape, facilitator
Sunday Noon Bible Study -- noon via Zoom; Ginny Acocella, facilitator
Tuesday Bible Study -- 9:30 am in the Church Library: Bill Selby, facilitator
Men's Bible Study -- Thursday at 7:00 pm on Zoom & 7:00 am Friday on Zoom: Tom Snead, facilitator
Women's Bible Study -- Friday at noon on Zoom: Elizabeth Lopez, facilitator
Monthly Book & Bible Study
Women's Evening Bible Study -- last Monday of the month at 7:00 pm on Zoom: Jan Potter & Katja Michael, facilitators
Other Small Groups
Resilience Groups: Caring for Aging Parents & Resilience in Parenting -- these groups combine contemplative practice, conversation, and book study to create a community of shared wisdom & support for changes in life.
Education for Ministry (EfM)
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of the University of the South which provides people with the education to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service. It is a deep dive into the study of the Bible, church history, and theology and is a four-year educational opportunity that meets evenings once a week from September to May. It is a time to study our collective church history and to work toward developing what we believe. The open discussion forum is a perfect place to develop your personal theology.
Registration is done each year. Class meets weekly September through May. A fee is required (some scholarships are available).
Chairs: Jan and Chris Potter