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Bible Studies & Small Groups

Rock of Ages (by Stephen Jay Gould) Lenten Book Discussion

Stephen Jay Gould, a noted author and Professor of Zoology & Geology at Harvard, considered the purported conflict between science and religion and offered a solution: scientific facts exist in the magisterium of the natural world while religious values are held in the magisterium of themoral and social world The two need not overlap.   Could this simple solution be a balm for political divisions in American society today?  Or would it further separate people of strong beliefs?

Discussions will begin Tuesday, February 21, at 2:00 on Zoom and continue weekly at the same time through March 14.  Sankey Blanton will facilitate.

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Rock of Ages (Stephen Jay Gould) Book Discussion

Parent Small Group

Parenting an adolescent/teen is both a gift and a challenge, and no one does it alone. This small group provides opportunity for parents of 6-12 graders to enjoy each other’s company, share their celebrations and concerns, get to know each other better, and support each other.

The Next Chapter: A Small Group For Parents of Adults

While graduation is nowhere near the end of the parent journey, there is often little support for parents, in the church or elsewhere, once their children have passed this threshold. The Next Chapter seeks to fill that gap by encouraging parents of graduates to connect, get to know each other, share their celebrations and concerns, and support each other through the many incredible stages of life that are yet to come.

The Next Chapter meets on the first and third Sundays of each month from 5:15-6:15 PM.

Contact, Mike Peterson, Family and Youth Minister to learn more about these opportunities

Centering Prayer

The Centering Prayer Group celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in the fall of 2020. The group meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:30 PM and is open to the community. Each gathering includes a check-in, quiet prayer and teaching. Contact Pat Moore or Watson Bowes for more information.

The Wednesday Women’s Bible Study

The Wednesday Women’s Bible Study meets weekly at 9:00 AM with some participants joining in person and others joining by Zoom. Members discusses the upcoming Sunday Lectionary readings alongside other resources (various books, poetry and art). “Homework” is encouraged but not required. New members are welcome anytime. Contact Boykin Bell for more information.

The Thursday Women’s Bible Study

Leadership is shared amongst participants in this group that meets weekly (in person and on Zoom using a hybrid classroom) at 9:30 AM. Newcomers are welcome anytime. Contact Boykin Bell for more information.

Men’s Thursday Morning Breakfast and Bible Study

This group meets the first and third Thursdays of each month for breakfast and a study of the upcoming Sunday Gospel. Contact Ellen Cole for more information.

Book Groups and Special Topics

The Chapel of the Cross hosts book groups (some meeting just once, others meeting for multiple weeks) based on current events and parish interests. To learn about our latest offerings, see this season’s Adult Formation brochure (coming soon!) or contact Boykin Bell. Recent groups have discussed Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, shared favorite poetry and experienced the film-based dialogue series, Sacred Ground.

For questions, please contact Boykin Bell.