Adult Christian Education

Adult Christian Education classes (Sunday School) is offered each Sunday, 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. between the 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. During this time there are Christian education opportunities for each age level of a household, which allows parents of children or youth to attend either the Parents’ Group Christian Education class or the Rector’s Forum.

  • Rector’s Forum held in the great room of the Parish Hall, 1st floor
    • This forum will host various series of study throughout the year and cultivates a deeper understanding of the Bible and a connection between parishioners.
    • Stay tuned to the weekly eNewsletter and announcements in worship for the latest information on the forum’s upcoming series.
  • Parents Group Christian Education class held in the Wise Room, 2nd floor Parish Hall
    • This supportive education hour is open to parents with children in a spectrum of ages as we each have insights to share with each other. Each week this fall, we’ll discuss a question intended to help us see how our every-day life may be filled with the presence of God.

Discipleship Groups

Weekly, various times
Join a small group for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. No outside reading required! Contact the Rev. Michael Whitnah ( to get connected.

Classes & Studies

  • Alpha
    • St. Paul’s is excited to announce the start of Alpha – an 11-week series on Sunday evenings beginning in September. These sessions feature a warm and hospitable time together where participants share a meal, listen to a talk addressing questions like “who is Jesus” and “how can I have faith?” and then discuss the questions in a facilitated table group.
    • Connection, Content, and Conversation; all sessions start with a time to connect and build friendships, followed by exploration of the big questions we all ask where guests from any background can unpack the basics of Christian faith. Alpha has touched the lives of some 30 million people around the world – and it will touch our lives, too.
    • Alpha is a great opportunity for St. Paul’s parishioners to grow in their faith journey, invite friends and family to a lively and fun program, or just volunteer to help with the program. Click here for more information.
  • M & P (Meat & Potatoes)
    • For a small cohort of motivated participants, “Meat and Potatoes” will be an exploration of the essentials of the Christian Life. In our weekly meetings, we discuss the graduate level materials we have read from leading scholars and writers. We worship by utilizing and digging into the liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer. And we engage in theological reflection, discerning how God is present to us, and how we might follow Jesus more closely, in our every-day lives.
    • Open to adult, Confirmed, communicants in good standing, “Meat and Potatoes” follows a three-year cycle of readings. Participants may join at any point in that cycle, provided they commit to an entire year.
    • Space is limited. Click here for more information. Please contact Fr. Michael Whitnah at for more information or to register.
  • Bible Studies
    • 9:50 a.m. Prayers
      • Daily "bite-sized" Bible Studies meet from 9:50 - 10:00 a.m. each weekday. Join us on Zoom or live in the church office.
    • Centering Prayer
      • Meets on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel. Enter via the red chapel door on the Main Street side.
    • Lectionary Bible Study
      • Meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Adult Christian Education Room, 1st floor Parish Hall. This group studies takes a deeper study of the weekly lectionary passages. If interested in joining contact Jerry Redditt at
    • Lectio Divina
      • Lectio Divina meets on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. for prayer and reflective scripture reading in St. Andrew’s Chapel.
    • Lenten Bible Study
      • During Lent we offer an All-Parish Devotional opportunity. Each Wednesday evening of Lent the parish gathers for a shared soup meal at 5:30 p.m. and then devotional study broken out by adults, youth and children from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Past special series and programs
      • Keep Awake: Advent and The Arts
        • This was a four-week Adult Education series, held Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Each week focused on a different art form, relating to Advent themes.
      • E-100
        • Inspired by a challenge from our youth, the parish engaged in a 20-week study of 100 “Essential” passages of Scripture, 50 from the Old Testament (Fall 2020) and 50 from the New Testament.