The fall and winter class schedule is listed below. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. in Trezevant Hall. We hope you will enjoy this outstanding line-up of speakers.
No classes on Nov. 26. The annual parish meeting will be Nov. 19.
The first in the "Sewanee" series.
The Rev. Dr. William Brosend joins us on October 22 and his topic is the "Letter of James."
The letter of James, written by the “brother of the Lord” is held to be one of the oldest Christian writings and an early witness to the teachings of Jesus. This class will pay particular attention to the social world of James and of his teaching on poverty and wealth and to interpreting the significance of that message for our day.
The second in the Sewanee series will be October 29 with the Rev. Dr. James Turrell and his topic is Worship across the Episcopal Church.
What is Episcopal worship really like? We all share the same script, in the prayer book and authorized supplements, but just as different directors and actors stage the same play in different ways, so different congregations interpret the same liturgical texts in different ways. For his sabbatical in the fall of 2016, Dr. Turrell visited a diverse sample of congregations, to document their worship and look for the common ingredients in successful parish worship. He will share some stories (and images and sound) from his travels, where he encountered everything from Latin chant to congregational dance, and share some of his preliminary conclusions about what makes worship effective.
The final class in the Sewanee series, is November 5 with the Rt. Rev. Dr. James Tengatenga and his topic is Global Anglicanism.
Why does Anglican Communion matter? Why bother? The way we live is the way we believe Why should God care about human, fallible institutions like the Anglican Communion? What difference would it make if it all collapsed?
Bishop Don Johnson joins us for his annual visit on November 12 with a Q & A . He will also confirm our newest members at the 10:30 service and preach at both morning services.
Join us for a series with the Rev. Katherine Bush during Advent on December 3, 10 and 17.
Katherine is the chaplain at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis. She is a graduate of Rhodes College and Virginia Theological Seminary. In the Diocese of West Tennessee, Katherine has served as Associate Priest at the Church of Holy Communion and as Canon at St. Mary's Cathedral. Katherine is also published in Feasting on the Word, a highly acclaimed biblical commentary. Katherine and her husband Stephen and their two children, John and Henry, attend Grace-St. Luke's.