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Faith formation and education are important parts of our individual growth in our faith and beliefs, and our growth together as members of the St. James’s church family.  Bible studies are an opportunity to share fellowship and experience a deeper faith. Read more about the Bible studies happening at St. James’s – and a sign up form appears below.  Let us know you are interested and we will get you connected with the group for you.

Lectionary Ladies  |  Wednesdays 2 pm, via Zoom
(This group will discontinue meetings for the summer – meetings will resume in September).

The Lectionary Ladies read and discuss the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary readings. To join us via Zoom, contact: Kitsie Garland,

Living Faith Bible Studies |  Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 am

Michaux House, Valentine Hall or Zoom

This opportunity for fellowship, spiritual refreshment and enlightenment begins with prayer and a period of silence for meditation, followed by study and discussions that help to make our Christian faith a “living faith” and apply the witness of the Scripture to our everyday lives. The subjects for discussion each week are the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday. Leadership of the study is a shared effort among the participants and, from time to time, our clergy drops in to lead our discussion. Come join us! We plan to begin our Fall session on September 15.

For more information or to join this Zoom group, contact: Betse Trice:

Thursday Men’s Bible Study Breakfast
Every other Thursday – 7:30 to 8:30 am in Valentine Hall

We are a lay-led group that meets every other Thursday to read and discuss the Lectionary Readings for the upcoming Sunday. It’s a great way to learn the scriptures and build deeper relationships with other St. Jamesers. We start off with fellowship over coffee and breakfast, then move into the readings then comments from the speaker before we engage in an open discussion. We usually pitch in $5 to contribute to the breakfast and try to conclude right at 8:30am. This group was started by Buzz Valentine in 1984 and has been faithfully meeting ever since. Let us know if you’re coming so we can save a space for you or get on our email list!

Contact: Drew Lichtenberger, or (804) 396-3002

Women’s Bible Wisdom Study | Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:00 pm
via ZOOM

This Bible study meets twice a month to read together through a biblical book or theme at a time. We explore when and under what conditions the passages were written, and prayerfully ask how God is speaking through them now, to us, as Jesus Christ’s followers. This year we continue our study of the highlights of the Christian biblical story using Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story, by Angie Smith. Next stop: the New Testament!

Contact: Mary Lou Rumble, (804)874-6374 or

Tuesday Men’s Bible Study | 7:30 to 8:30 am in Valentine Hall

A weekly hour of fellowship, discussion and good food. Areas of study for this group have included the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, the Book of Acts, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Genesis, and Exodus.

Contact:  Patrick Strickler, 804-539-1306 or, or Stephen Spraker, 804-282-6773

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