tea-partyWhile most folks think of “Sunday School” as being just for children, we have found that it is just as important for adults to learn more about their faith. Keeping busy schedules in mind, we offer a variety of opportunities for adults to come together for Bible study, Adult Forums on a variety of topics, movie nights, and even a four-year theological program offered through one of our Episcopal seminaries. Members are encouraged to both submit ideas for classes, and also, to share their own knowledge and expertise by teaching a class. Below are some of our recent offerings; check back regularly to see what’s coming next!

Adult Forum

ChurchNext is an online Christian Formation site for group or individual course in theology, scripture, liturgy, prayer, church history, and more. Most have a fee associated with them, but some are offered free as a “Big Class.” To learn more about ChurchNext visit their website at

Bible Study

Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. we meet in Dwyer Hall for Bible Study. Join us as we discuss the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday and delve deeper into study of the Bible.

Education for Ministry (EFM)

EfM is a four-year program of theological study offered through the School of Theology at Sewanee University, one of the eleven accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. Students meet weekly on Monday evenings at 5:00 till 7:30 p.m. in Dwyer Hall. They do significant reading and preparation on their own. In addition, the students enrolled also  prepare for and lead evening services at 5 p.m. during the program year (to which all are welcome).

Heron Point Events

A number of our parishioners live at Heron Point, and several find it difficult to worship regularly at Emmanuel. Therefore, we bring Emmanuel to Heron Point. Every fourth Thursday at 2:00 PM, we join together in The Community Room for tea and conversation. The primary purpose of the fourth Thursday session is fellowship, based on making new connections and listening to one another.

Pub Theology

Pub Theology will be held on the second Tuesdays of each month at 6 PM at JR’s, adjacent to the Lemon Leaf Café on High Street.

Movie Nights

Stay tuned for movie and pizza nights!