Sunday Christian Formation

The aim of Adult Christian Education at Ascension is about learning through relationships. All Sunday School classes are open to everyone! It is not necessary to have read the books being studied as all groups present the material in such a manner that everyone can participate. No prior reading or preparation is required! For more information on these Sunday Adult Education groups, or to pass along comments, please contact The Rev. Christopher Hogin, or call the church office at 865-588-0589.

The Forum Class
Sundays, 9:15 am, Parish Hall-Old Transept

Hosting conversations about the Bible, its interpretation, and the abuse of scripture in the history of American Christianity, the Forum Class explores the many ways Scripture can speak living truths into modern life. To begin the year, the Forum Class will use The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart by Peter Gomes. 

The Seekers
Sundays, 9:15 am, Room 102

We will continue looking into the Bible to understand more fully God’s  “purpose for the Church”. Drawing from Ephesians 4:12-16, Becky Fuller will lead the class on February 25 to discuss what it means to “become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

The Sojourners
Sundays, 9:15 am, New Transept-Parish Hall

We will continue our review of Ascension’s history on Sunday, February 25. Three parishioners (Nancy Butler, Bettie Corey, and Mary Rayson) will share their perspectives and insights as long-time members of our parish..

Centering Prayer
Sundays, 9:15 am, Library

A relaxing and loving time of what Jesus referred to as “prayer in secret”.  We begin with twenty minutes of silent prayer, letting God come into our hearts, followed by discussion and contemplation from read-aloud portions of the book Tears of An Innocent God by Elias Marechal.