Class Canceled Tonight

We’ve decided to cancel classes tonight on account of bad road conditions. We’re sorry for getting word out so late: we were hoping conditions would improve as the day went on, but we hear roads are still pretty bad.

We are still on for tomorrow night in Charlotte and Thursday morning at the St. Irenaeus Center – hope to see you then!

Announcing Christian Prayer

This is an announcement that our winter Bible study will start in two weeks (the week of January 22). We will be going into a six-week series on Christian Prayer, drawing from Scripture and Tradition. Have a look at our flyer for details (here).


In the usual meaning of prayer, a person sets out to approach God, either in petition or praise. Regardless of the person’s understanding, this is no small thing. It is to enter the realm of the spiritual and to approach the Supreme Being from whom we have our being and every good gift. His nature is altogether holy in a majesty inexpressible, his power is absolute, and his glory fills the universe, though mortal minds can scarcely comprehend it.  Yet he has sent us his Son to show the measure of his love for man.  With infinite mercy and kindness, he beckons us to draw near. This is a wondrous thing indeed.

We hope you can join us as we begin to explore the glory of Christian prayer!

Announcing Advent Lights

Dear friends,

This week begins our Advent program, entitled “Advent Lights,” a two-week study on the Immanuel Songs of Isaiah 7–12. These gatherings will be more discussion-oriented than our usual classes: they should be a relaxed, prayerful way to shed some light on your Advent season. We hope you can join us!

Advent Lights will be Wednesday nights, from 7:15–9:00 PM and Thursday mornings, 9:30–11:30 AM at the St. Irenaeus Center on Blossom Rd.

Yours in Christ,

Ted J.

Fall Study: Israel in the Wilderness

This is just an announcement that our fall series, “Israel in the Wilderness: Eight Lessons from the Book of Numbers.”

This is the fifth and final study in our multi-year series on the five books of Torah. The Torah is absolutely foundational to our faith as Christians, revealing God’s nature to us over a vast sweep of history.

We think this study on the Book of Numbers – called in Hebrew B’Midbar, “In the Wilderness” – will be an important one. Because in addition to teaching us about God’s faithfulness to his covenant people through great hardship, the Torah is a kind of sacred roadmap, teaching us how to act so as to grow closer to God and find rest in his consolations.

See the flyer for more details.

NOTE: Wednesday classes have been moved to the St. Irenaeus Center, 542 Blossom Rd.

Class Canceled, Wednesday 02/07

Class is canceled tonight (Wednesday, 02/07/2018) on account of the storm.

There is no class next week due to Shrove Tuesday / Ash Wednesday. We will release news about rescheduling soon.

We are still having classes tomorrow morning. Drive safe!

New Study: How Then Shall We Live?

We will be launching our new study series, “How Then Shall We Live?” – starting this next week, the first full week of February. It will be a serious and careful reconsideration of the the essential Law of God in the Ten Commandments and the higher way to which Christ calls us in the Beatitudes.

These are familiar passages, but so often passed over too lightly, so that we fail to grasp and apply all that is there. But when studied with due attention, we realize that these divine revelations were given to us as a necessary moral anchor for human life. But there is so much more here than most of us realize. The Ten Commandments and Beatitudes should be foundational to Christian discipleship. But for that to be the case, they must first be opened up, digested, set firmly in heart and mind, and lived out by the grace of God.

This is a short, six-session series, beginning the week of Feb. 6–8, breaking for the week of Ash Wednesday, and continuing on through Lent up to Holy Week – six sessions in all. As usual classes will be held in three locations: Tuesday nights at the St. Irenaeus Center from 7:15 to 9:00, Wednesday nights in Charlotte from 7:15 to 9:00, and Thursday mornings again at the St. Irenaeus Center from 9:30 to 11:30. Each session will involve teaching from the text and guided discussion of practical and spiritual implications.

Please see the flyer for more details, and consider joining us for this series on our moral foundations.

The Mission and Message of St. Paul

Announcing our fall study, The Mission and Message of St. Paul, in nine lessons! I think this will be an exciting study, and a real eye-opener. Classes begin at the end of the month, on the week of September 26. Like usual, studies will be held Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday mornings. Do download our flyer for more details.

And by all means, spread the word!