The Cathedral offers a variety of classes to draw you closer to God and enrich your Christian experience. These include workshops, Bible studies and regular program offerings. Offerings include:
On Sunday mornings, beginning Jun. 2, 2013:
During the summer, beginning May 26, services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Summer breakfasts and classes run from Jun. 2 through Sept. 1. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. and classes begin between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. Our class offerings during the summer are:
►Study of the Psalms, 9:15 a.m., Room 304
The Hon. Gerald and Marcia Tjoflat lead this class.
►Book Study, 9:15 a.m., Room 301
The Center for Prayer & Spirituality hosts this book study on Sue Monk Kidd’s book, When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions.
►Basic A, 9:30 a.m., Ingram Lounge
Dean Kate leads this class for those who are new to the Episcopal Church or who simply wish to learn more.
►The Lord’s Prayer, 9:30 a.m., Room 305
Fr. Aaron Uitti leads this in-depth study on The Lord’s Prayer, drawing from several sources including John Dominic Crossan’s The Greatest Prayer. The book is not required for the class, but is available in our bookstore.
►Creative Writing Circle, 9:30 a.m., Bookstore Conference Room
This class will focus on journaling and exploring the creative process of writing. Led by Helen Likins.
►Dancing and Drumming Class, 9:30 a.m., Cummings Chapel (held every second Sunday of the month from June-August)
Led by Missy Holcomb, this interactive class is for all ages. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with their children. This was a popular class last summer, so if you missed it or want to experience all the fun again, come join us!
Wonderful Wednesdays will return Sept. 11, 2013, with supper beginning at 5:15 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Chorister rehearsals and the Parenting Group run from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. and Children’s Worship and activities from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Our youth group (6th grade and up), led by Jeff Tippins and Liesl Gavronsky, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the undercroft.
During the summer months, there are no Wednesday night suppers or children’s activities. Our summer class offering for adults is:
►In-Depth – Listening to the Spirit in Scripture, 7 p.m., Ingram Lounge
Fr. Aaron Uitti leads this class on interpreting and applying the Scriptures in our daily lives. The Synopsis of the Four Gospels will be required reading and is now available in our bookstore.
Other classes offered:
► Yoga, Cummings Chapel, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Free.
Institute for Christian Studies
St. John’s Cathedral hosts the “Institute for Christian Studies” to empower lay ministry in parishes of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. The schedule of classes is here.
EFM (Education for Ministry)
St. John’s Cathedral also hosts EFM courses. This is a four year program, with each year consisting of a nine month study period. The goal of this program is to educate those who wish to live their calling to Christian service by encouraging a deeper understanding of the Bible and the traditions of the Christian faith. For more information about courses at St. John’s, contact Joe O’Shields or Jay Wright, or call our office. For more basic information about EFM, visit their website at http://www.sewanee.edu/EFM/index.htm.