Wednesdays at 6 pm
Ash Wednesday Service
Feb. 10th – 6 pm in the Chapel
Entering Sacred Time and Space
In this session we will explore the question, “Why do we need symbols, rituals, art, spiritual practices and seasons like Lent? “ How do these things help us on our faith journey?
Led by Deedra Rich. Deedra was the former Associate Director of Spirituality and Lifelong Learning at Columbia Seminary and has served at Peachtree Baptist Church, John’s Creek Baptist Church and Emory Presbyterian Church. Feb. 17th
An Introduction to Saint John’s Bible
Feb. 24th – Fellowship Hall
Led by Tim Sterns, Director of the Saint John’s Bible in Collegeville, MN
Creating a Culture at Smoke Rise
The culture of a church determines what people experience, what they value, and how they carry out those values. In this series we will look at our intentions for creating a culture of hospitality, generosity, learning and evangelism:
Creating a Culture of Hospitality
March 2nd – Led by Rev. Becky Caswell Speight
Creating a Culture of Generosity
March 9th – Led by Dr. Colin Harris
Creating a Culture of Learning
March 16th – Led by Rev. Kathy Dobbins
Creating a Culture of Evangelism: Being the Presence of Christ
March 23th – Led by Dr. David Hull.
Dr. David Hull served as a Baptist pastor from 1980 to 2014, with the last 28 years being spent at the First Baptist Churches in Laurens, SC, Knoxville, TN and Huntsville, AL. He works with the Center for Teaching Churches at McAfee and teaches Leadership and Pastoral Preaching courses as Adjunct Professor. He is also the Southeast Coordinator for the Center for Healthy Churches .