Adult Christian Formation Offerings

Adult Sunday School

Every Sunday, 10:15-10:45 am. Kennard Library and Room 201. Grab some coffee and come join us! Winter and Spring classes are shown below:

Want More Bible? (September-May)

This popular lectionary-based Bible Study continues on Sunday Mornings. The discussions are guaranteed to be educational and interesting! Meeting at 10:15 am in the Kennard Library. Contact Jim Corbett for more information.

The Gifts of God for the People of God:  
January 5 - February 8 (six weeks) 10:15 - 10:45 a.m., Room 201

In the popular class “Beyond the “dirty pages” of the Prayer Book”, we discussed the wonderful content in the Book of Common Prayer EXCEPT for the Eucharist.  It’s time to talk about the Holy Eucharist! Join the Reverend Dr. Marcia King as we discuss the historical and spiritual aspects of the Eucharist through the centuries to the present day.

What’s a Deacon Anyway?

Sunday, February 16 i(1 week) 10:15-10:45 am, Room 201
Join Deacons Evelyn Payson and Carolyn Murdoch for a presentation on the ministry of the Sacred Order of Deacons. What role do deacons play in our liturgy and in the community? Who becomes a deacon and how? What is the deacon’s relationship with the Bishop, and what is a deacon’s relationship to the priest and to the congregation? What does it mean when it is said that deacons have one foot in the church and one in the world? We will try to answer these questions and some others you may have from 10:15 to 10:45 on

The Gospel of Jesus According to Handel's Messiah:
February 23 - March 29 (six weeks) 10:15 - 10:45 a.m., Room 201

There are 81 Bible verses from 14 books of the Bible in Handel’s Messiah.  Most of these are from the Old Testament.  Join the Reverend Dr. Marcia King during the six weeks of Lent as we trace the advent, ministry, passion, and Resurrection of Christ.  Using the Messiah as our guide, we will explore the prophecy of the Messiah to redemption in Jesus Christ. (This can be your Lenten discipline.  You can even eat chocolate during the class.)

April 5 and April 12:  Palm Sunday and Easter, NO CLASSES


The Power of Love (encore class): 

April 19, 16 and May 17, and 24 10:15-10:45 am Room 201 

NOTE; May 3 (ShrimpFest) and May 10 (Mother's Day): NO CLASSES

Bishop Michael Curry’s small book The Power of Love features his 2018 Royal Wedding sermon plus three more of his messages.  From the sermons and supportive scriptures, we find inspiration and empowerment for living “the good life, the way of love.”   Five sessions starting April 19 taught by Luther Osment.  Purchasing the book is optional – available at Amazon, $13. 

Theology @ the Movies

Do you like discussing Theology and Spirituality? Do you also like movies? Then do we have a group for you! Theology @ the Movies is a popular group that meets the first Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. in Room 201. Popcorn will be served and a short discussion follows. Try this Adult Christian Education activity to explore real-life issues of faith. Everyone is welcome! Contact Carolyn Phanstiel for more information. 


Tuesdays at St Peter's


Men's Bible Study

This group of men meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7:15-8: 00 am in the Kennard Library to discuss the scriptures. The conversations are informative and fun, and there's always a pot of coffee. Please contact the church office for more information.


Centering Prayer Group

All are welcome on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:00 am in the church. We enter quietly, and at the sound of the bell, get centered in silence, and enter the peace of Gods loving Presence. Please contact Toby Atkinson for more information on this wonderfully spiritual way to start your day! 


St. Peter's Readers

The St. Peter's Readers meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am in the parlor. They enjoy reading, lively face-to-face discussions, and engaging conversations. Most of us have lunch together after the meetings. You are invited to be a member of St. Peter's Readers. All are welcomed, and each participant is valued. For information or comments, please contact Betty Dickson (904)321-0238, or Ilona Preliou (904)261-9361.


Wednesdays at St. Peter's

Morning classes: 10:30-11:30 am in Room 201. Some classes are also 5:45-6:45 pm.  See below for information and details


Wednesdays at St Peter's

The Bible in 90 Days:  
This class began on January 8 and will continue until April 8.  If you are interested in attending a future class, please let the Reverend Dr. Marcia King know. 


The Gospels

April 15-May 6 10:30-11:30 am, Room 201 (4 weeks)

Who is Jesus? What did he do? Why is this significant? atThe Gospels reveal Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God.  Join Doug Bischoff for an overview of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. 

The Reformation

May 13-27, 10:3011:30 am (3 weeks)

A16th-century religious movement marked ultimately by rejection or modification of some Roman Catholic doctrine and practice and establishment of the Protestant churches, the Reformation was a pivotal event in history.  What did it mean? Why does it matter?  Join the Reverend Deacon Evelyn Payson for a spirited discussion on this momentous period in Christianity.

The 10 Commandments,

June  3-24, 10:30-11:30 am (4 weeks)

Tom Ray  explores the origin of the 10 Commandments and what they mean for us today

July 1: NO CLASSES  (week of July 4)

The Shape of English Spirituality: themes in theology, spirituality, and Christian worship

July 8-August 12, 10:30-11:30 am (six weeks) The Reverend Brian Alberti discusses this engaging topic.


Thursdays at St. Peter's


Centering Prayer Group

All are welcome on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-9:00 am in the church. We enter quietly, and at the sound of the bell, get centered in silence, and enter the peace of Gods loving Presence. Please contact Toby Atkinson for more information on this wonderfully spiritual way to start your day!  


The Seekers

The Seekers meet to discuss various books, videos, and topics related to spiritual growth. This is an enthusiastic group of people who want to explore spirituality from different angles. We guarantee many "points of view" and we encourage you to join us and share yours! We meet Thursdays, 10:00-11: 30 am in Room 203.. Please contact Ron & Barbara Horsley (548-0382) or Bobbi Fowle (261-8525) for more information. 


Any time! 


Foyer Groups

Foyer Groups began in October and run through May. They are a great way to meet new friends and to reconnect with some old ones. Each Foyer Group is made up of 8-10 people who take turns eating/hosting dinner at their homes. There is also a group for people who prefer to eat out around town as well! You can sign up online.  Please contact the Reverend Brian Alberti at the church office for more information. We hope to see you there!



Please check our weekly emailed Key News and the Sunday bulletin for continuous Adult Christian Formation opportunities.

St. Peters Episcopal Parish

801 Atlantic Avenue

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 261-4293

FAX (904) 277-1617

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