Adult Formation

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 Adult Formation


9:00 am in the Board Room -- Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent -- all are welcome & no preparation is required

Noon on Zoom -- Storyteller Ginny Acocella leads an exploration of Christian history and the Bible

Weekday Bible Study


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: Rebeccah George, facilitator

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. 


All God's Children: Racial Healing Circles -- In the summer of 2020, St Catherine's started three small groups who chose to read "Me and White Supremacy" by Layla Saad and journal on/discuss our relationships with 28 tenets of racism. Based on the facilitation method recommended by Saad (The Circle Way), these groups became known as Racial Healing Circles.  The shared facilitation method is designed to include all voices in the group in hard conversations. New groups form regularly. Harriett Pyburn, facilitator

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