Fall 2015: The Bible and Faithful Living

Parishioners and their Passions (Cheney Parish Hall)
August 30: Sport, Character and Faith, Neel and Kneeland Gammil
September 6: What it Means to be Fully Alive, Daniel Amsler
September 13: 93 Years - Living Courageously, Leaving a Legacy, Lester Gingold

Striving for Justice: Theology in the 1930s and '60s (Cheney Parish Hall)
The Reverend Sandy Webb
September 20, 27, October 4

Baptism (Cheney Parish Hall)
In Scripture, October 11, Charlton Lyons
As Liturgy/Sacrament, October 18, The Reverend Dr. Randy McCloy
In Life and Transformation, October 25, Panel discussion facilitated by Cara Ellen Modisett

Eucharist (Cheney Parish Hall)
In Scripture, November 8, The Reverend Ben Badgett
As Liturgy/Sacrament, November 15, The Reverend Hester Mathes
In Life and Transformation, November 22, Panel discussion facilitated by Daniel Amsler

Guest Speakers (Cheney Parish Hall)

Christopher Wells, Editor of The Living Church, November 1 (All Saints' Day)

Rabbi Micah Greenstein, Temple Israel, Memphis, November 29 (Advent I)

Inspiration and Authority: How the Faithful Hear God's Voice (Room 308)
The Reverend Sandy Webb
December 6, 13, 20

Advent in Action: The Lost Art of Waiting (Cheney Parish Hall)
The Reverend Hester Mathes and the Reverend Ben Badgett
December 6, 13, 20

Scripture Study (Room 308)

Hebrews: August 30, September 6, 13: Ted Schurch

Deuteronomy: October 11, 18, 25: The Reverend Ben Badgett

Judges: November 8, 15, 22: Dr. Phil McMillion


Contemporary Theological Issues (Room 307)

One of the longest-running classes at Holy Communion, CTI discusses issues of interest to people of faith. This semester's classes will center on The Porch Sessions - Films of Subversive Laughter with theologian Walter Brueggemann. 

Mark your calendar now for March 3, 2016, when Brueggemann will be lecturing at Church of the Holy Communion!

During the Academic Year...


This is one of the oldest church school classes at Holy Communion and its longevity and success are due to the community that forms among its members where all are invited to share their questions and convictions. The weekly discussion of news and issues of interest to people of faith is structured around a video or book chosen by the group. Join them for lively conversation!


Every Sunday morning during the academic year, Church of the Holy Communion hosts speakers and teachers in the parish hall. Presenters include parishioners, staff, clergy and guests, and topics range from theology to the arts to the challenges facing the city and community in which we live. Click here for more information.