At St. Nicholas, we hope to give everyone opportunities to grow in their faith, not just through rousing sermons (which happen from time to time), but through a variety of classes and discussions that allow participants to learn new things, build important relationships, and share their own life experiences with others. If you’re looking for a group to belong to, have questions about your faith, or want to learn more about your journey with Christ, then check out any of the following:
- Tuesday nights at 6:30pm: The Dangerous Act of Worship–In this 6-week study, we are exploring the meaning of worship, why we do it, and how it affects our lives. Join Mollie Smith and others as we discuss why worship is important to our lives as Christians. No reading is necessary, just come as you are! You can also sign up for this class by clicking here.
- Wednesday nights at 6:30pm: Choir rehearsal–Every week, the choir gathers to learn new music, sing old favorites, and share their voices to the glory of God. Led by our Director of Music, Sam Roney, all are welcome to come and be a part of our blossoming music program! This week, you will hear about the awesome Hymn Festival that our choir sang at last week! If you are interested in exploring the choir, contact Sam at email@example.com.
- Third Thursdays of the month at 6:30pm: Episcopal 101–Every month, newcomers, inquirers, those who want to be confirmed or received, and anyone else who wants to learn more about the Episcopal Church are invited to join Fr. Jeff as we explore the basics of our faith and our church. This Thursday, September 16, we will be focusing on the centrality of prayer and spirituality to Episcopalians. Come with your burning questions! You can sign up for this class by clicking here.
- Sunday mornings at 9:45am: Studying the Shack–After the early service and breakfast every week, we meet in the left ante room for our Adult Formation Class. For the next 6 weeks, we will be reading and studying the novel The Shack by William Young, which deals with all kinds of questions about the nature of God, faith, and tragedy. Mollie Smith is also leading this class, so come, even if you haven’t read the book, you can still learn a lot. There are also classes for youth and children during this time, so drop them off, grab a cup of coffee, and join us!
- This Sunday, September 19 at 5:00pm: Education for Ministry– We will have an informational meeting at the CVEM house in Columbus (1120 Lockwood Ave.) on the 4-year EfM course. Fr. Jeff will lead this meeting, which is no commitment, but an opportunity to learn about this course for those who are serious about theological education. Over the course, students meet weekly (January-May & September-December) to learn about the Old Testament, the New Testament, Church History, and Theological Choices. This will be a course offered for our whole area of churches, so if you know anyone who is interested, please let Fr. Jeff know. We will be seeing what interest is out there in our convocation, and planning the logistics of the class (where, what days, etc.). This course will probably not start until the first of the year, but if you want to learn more, come to this important meeting.