Grow With Us

Grow in your understanding and knowledge of God’s Word. Adults gather at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays in the conference room of the Parish Hall to discuss scripture readings. The class uses a set of paraphrased readings -- written by an Australian Baptist pastor -- that are easier to read and understand.  Each week the class reads one of his sermons which are relevant to current times and much discussion ensues. This open sharing has brought us closer together and we welcome all to come take a deeper look at our lectionary.

Want to fellowship with other sisters in Christ? Here’s your chance. Dining Divas gets together at local eateries at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month for a Dutch-treat lunch. The locations are announced in the St. Christopher newsletter or weekly bulletin. For more information, contact Marti Fagley, .

Education for Ministry (EFM) Learn to think theologically and deepen your understanding of your Christian heritage. This four-year program of study sponsored by the University of the South will help prepare you for ministry work. Students sign up for one year at a time. The program covers the basics of theological education in the Old and New Testaments, church history, liturgy and theology. The group meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays from January through November in the conference room of the Parish Hall and takes an eight-week break in the summerThe program grants a certificate at the completion of the four years and 18 Continuing Education Units for each year’s work. For more information, contact co-mentors, Marti Fagley, , or Kimberly Kingsbury, .

Daughters of the King is an international religious order of Episcopal and Anglican lay women who have made a lifelong commitment to prayer and service to their King, Jesus Christ. Any woman confirmed in an Episcopal church or any church in communion with the Episcopal Church is eligible for membership. The St. Elizabeth of Portugal chapter of the Daughters of the King supports the parish and our priest, Father Bill Stanford, in daily intercessory prayer. The chapter also supports the prayer shawl ministry, and periodically hold quiet days and sponsors activities to help support the Christian Community Assistance food bank. The chapter meets on the last Sunday of every month in the chapel after the 9:30 worship service. For more information, contact, Donna Clopton at