Small Groups

More Small Group Opportunities for Prayer and Study

Are you looking for more opportunities to study and learn beyond Sundays, or do you have schedule conflicts on Sundays? There are many more opportunities at St. John’s on the weekdays.

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 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, a curriculum developed by the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South. They meet regularly in seminars under the guidance of trained mentors. Email 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 Billy Kingery at bwkingery@cox.net.

St. John's Book Club
First Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., conference room, fourth floor
The Reverend 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 Mary Mackin at mmackin@stjohnsroanoke.org.

Men’s Prayer and Accountability Group
Second and fourth Fridays, 7 a.m.-8 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 Reverend Eric Long at elong@stjohnsroanoke.org.

The Young Professional Book Group
The Young Professional Book Group is for young adults (single, married, or partnered) who are out of college and not quite ready (or may not want) to raise children. The group is part book study and part gathering in community. Contact Al Cole at zoocolea@hotmail.com or Mike Florek at michaelflorekiii@gmail.com.

THE PARISH LIBRARY
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 Suzanne Sprenger at ssprenger1@cox.net.