Our book study group returns with another book by Rachel Held Evans. This time we invite you to explore the Bible through different sets of eyes—different ways to see these age-old stories. This class will be on Sunday morning in the front half of Jeffords Hall, 10:15 -11:00 a.m., beginning September 11. The class will end Sunday, November 6.
Join leaders Janet Conrad, the Rev. Michelle Ortiz, Bob Coleman, and Tom Erdmanczyk as we explore Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans. We will bring our own stories to class and present based on our varied relationships to the Bible and invite you to bring and share your stories (if you feel comfortable doing so!)
Together we will explore this book, and our understandings, through
reading, presentation, and discussion – and, as always, we will keep you supplied with coffee and donut holes!
Rachel says: “My aim with this book is to recapture some … Bible magic, but in a way that honors the text for what it is – ancient, complicated, debated, and untidy, both universally relevant and born from a specific context and culture. … I hope to show how the Bible can be captivating and true when taken on its own terms, avoiding both strict literalism on the one hand and safe, disinterested liberalism on the other.” (pages xxi, xxii)
Books will be on sale for $10 each (cash only please!) in the mailbox hallway during the month of August! We look forward to having you join us!
Questions? Please contact the Church office.
On April 30, 2022, 25 Men from St David’s attended the one-day 2022 Men’s Retreat at the Best Western Hotel in Roswell. Our typical 3-day retreat at Unicoi Sate Park was cancelled due to a lack of interest in attending.
Our retreat leader was Rev. Wallace Marsh, Rector at the St Thomas parish in Thomasville, GA. He led us through “A Journey to Self-Discovery”. Using an enneagram, we each discovered our strongest characteristics. Rev Marsh then helped us see how they could apply to our religious life.
That evening we had a time for Christian Fellowship at Grace Hall. Robert Ward then treated us to his famous pulled pork dinner– YUMMM!!
It was a great day of Spiritual Renewal and Christian Fellowship!
The St. David's Reading Project will be a 7-week podcast hosted by The Rev. Remington Slone, Rector of St. David's and Rebecca, St. David's Parish Administrator, where we will read three books that have been chosen by St. David's Youth! A St. David's youth will be joining us for a discussion of each title.
Here are the three titles that we will be reading:
Click Here to listen to the Welcome Episode!
St. David's is excited to welcome guest speaker, Dr. Mark Douglas, professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, to the Rector's Forum on May 15. He will also be preaching the sermon at the 11:15 a.m. Service that Sunday.
The Rector's Forum lecture will explore environmental ethics from a Christian perspective, taking into account historical documents and current experience of environmental issues, guiding participants in shaping an ethical response to today's environmental challenges.
Please join us! All are welcome!
You are warmly invited to attend a brief four-week Bible Study! If you’ve been wanting to study the Scriptures in a deeper way but didn’t want to commit to a year-long class, then come give us a try! Discover what incredible truths are found in this short epistle of Colossians.
The Thursday Morning Bible Study is available to everyone! We love new faces!
Class runs from Thursday, March 31 through April 28.
Jeffords Fellowship Hall
10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
For more information, please contact the church!
Lenten Quiet Day:
“Walking with Christ”
March 12, 2022
9:45 a.m. Light brunch and coffee
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Program
Facilitated by Darlene Swanson, M.Div.
In Lent, we are encouraged to come away from our routine to make space for quiet reflection and prayer. As Jesus makes his way into the wilderness to pray, we are invited to journey with him; to create intentional space for us to discern the service to which God calls us. Join us for “Walking with Christ,” a Lenten Quiet Day set apart to be still, open ourselves to the Holy Spirit, and prepare our hearts for Easter.
Lenten Quiet Day is open to the entire parish.
St. David's invites you to enhance your journey through Lent this year by making available to you daily meditations written by fellow parishioners involved in our Education for Ministry (EfM) program and the clergy.
If you want to receive these daily meditations through email every morning throughout Lent, please click on this link.
The Buechner Monologues: Forgotten Voices from the Christmas Story
The Rector's Forum returns this Sunday, at 10:00 a.m., with the last Dramatic Monologue from the writings of Fredrick Buechner titled The Shepherd Who Saw Angels.
This will be posted to St. David's Facebook and YouTube Channel at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
TheBuechnerMonologues: Forgotten Voices from the Christmas Story
The Rector's Forum returns this Sunday, at 10:00 a.m., with a Dramatic Monologues from the writings of Fredrick Buechner titled The Wise Man that Left His Gift and Fled.
These will be posted to St. David's Facebook and YouTube Channel at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
Each following Sunday morning, a different character of the Christmas Story will be presented as a “First person” account of the night of the Savior’s birth.
December 13: Herod has a bad dream
December 20: The Shepherd who Saw the Angels