Adult Faith Formation

St. James provides faith formation and other resources for our adult parishioners through Sunday morning classes and other ongoing activities.

If you can’t make it in person, join us on Zoom on Sundays at 9 a.m. with this link: 

Upcoming Adult Formation Class Schedule

Getting to Know St. James and the Episcopal Church

Sundays, Feb. 18 – March 24, at 9:00 am

In the St. James Room

During these Sundays, we will give an overview and introduction to the Episcopal Church and St. James’ place in it. Perfect for newcomers, visitors, or those wishing to renew or dive deeper into their understanding of faith in the Episcopal tradition. Participants are eligible for confirmation, reaffirmation of faith, or reception.

Formation Hour with our Outreach Partner and Special Guest: Suhaila Tarazi, Director of Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza

Sunday, March 17 at 9:00 a.m.

In Stillwell Hall

St. James is honored to welcome our ministry partner Suhalia Tarazi, director of the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. The hospital is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a member of the Anglican Communion, and a long-time ministry partner of St. James. Through our Outreach Commission and other avenues, St. James has been a strong supporter of the diocese’s work in the Holy Land, including Ahli Hospital. Suhalia barely escaped the war in Gaza back in October and we are honored to be able to hear her story and an update on the conditions there in Gaza.

Learn about adult faith formation and upcoming activities at St. James

Ongoing Faith Formation & Activities

Men’s Bible Study

Mondays at 9:00 am

In St. Mary’s Room

Our long-standing Men’s Bible Study meets on Monday mornings to discuss the coming Sunday’s lectionary texts and to fellowship.

Short Stories for the Soul

Second Tuesdays at Noon

In the St. James Room

Explore the spiritual themes found in short stories specially curated by our clergy. Plan to pack a lunch and discuss! The list of readings can be found below.

March 13

The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex by Tobias S. Buckell

Centering Prayer

Wednesdays at 10:00 am

In the Chapel


First & Third Wednesdays from 5 – 6:30 pm

In the St. James Room

This discipleship group gathers to share faith and prayer together. Contact Kathryn Wells
for more information.

Common Ground

Second Sundays at 6:15 pm

At Southern Appalachian Brewery

Common Ground, our Sunday evening dinner gathering open to all is every second Sunday at 6:15 pm at Southern Appalachian Brewery! Join us for a fun, casual monthly gathering (perhaps while kids are in EYC if you have kids) on Sunday evening for tasty local brews, food truck fare, and getting to know each other around an activity.