Small Groups

Just can’t get enough Christian Education on Sunday? Not available for our Sunday classes? No problem! St. John’s has weekday Christian Education opportunities to fit every schedule.

Companions in Christ
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.
(Conference Room – Fourth Floor)

A small group for women who share in Bible and book study and companionship in life. Depending upon interest and schedules, we may have a second Companions group that meets in the evening. Email Ms. Christine Kimel at mckimel@cox.net.

Education for Ministry
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.
(Conference Room – Fourth Floor)

Participants sign up one year at a time for this four-year course in theological education. They meet regularly in seminars under the guidance of trained mentors. Email Ms. Barbara Johnson at babstajohnson@gmail.com.

Lectionary Bible Study
Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
(Parish Library – Fourth Floor)

Early birds and working professionals gather for an hour of Bible study on the readings that are appointed for use in church the following Sunday. Get a jump on the sermon by studying the lessons in advance! For more information, contact Mr. Billy Kingery at bwkingery@cox.net

Book Club
First Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(Conference Room – Fourth Floor)

The Rev. Mary Mackin facilitates a monthly discussion of books, which include both works of fiction and non-fiction. Whether you come once or once a month, you will enjoy this opportunity for literary conversation in the context of faith. Refreshments are always provided. For information, contact the Rev. Mary Mackin at mmackin@stjohnsroanoke.org.

Men’s Prayer and Accountability Group
Second and Fourth Fridays, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
(Parish Library – Fourth Floor)

A group of faithful men commits to meeting twice monthly for prayer, shared stories, and book studies that inform both life and faith. For more information, email the Rev. Eric Long at elong@stjohnsroanoke.org


During office hours on weekdays, visit St. John’s Parish Library on the fourth floor to find books on Bible study, theology, Christianity, the Episcopal Church, and more. Email Ms. Suzanne Sprenger at ssprenger1@cox.net.

You can also visit our Canterbury Books and Gift Shop to purchase books and add them to your personal library. Proceeds go to outreach ministries at St. John’s.