Community matters at Church of the Holy Communion, from worship on Sundays to the small groups that meet regularly to study, pray, and care for the people who call this church home. To get involved in any of these or simply to learn more about how to plug into life at Church of the Holy Communion, please contact the Minister of Hospitality at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Communion provides challenging, thought-provoking programs that invite adults in the congregation and the community to reflect on their faith, their assumptions, and the ways in which their faith applies to the real issues that they face in their lives. Adult formation is offered almost every Sunday morning, often with several options available. Join us at 9:15 a.m. on Sundays for adult fellowship, coffee and donuts, and learning.
Holy Communion brings celebrated authors, leaders, and figures to speak to our church regularly about issues related to faith and community life. Recent speakers from outside our local community have included theologians Walter Brueggemann and Elaine Pagels, Fr. Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries, New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat, and many others. Memphis notables have included Mayors A.C. Wharton and Jim Strickland, Fire Services Director Gina Sweat, Police Directors Michael Rallings and C.J. Davis, Rabbi Micah Greenstein, reporter David Waters, and a panel of 1968 sanitation workers moderated by Otis Sanford.
Here@HolyC is Wednesday night worship, fellowship, and food for all ages. Supper begins at 5:15 p.m. in Cheney Parish Hall. Programming for children, youth, and adults is offered from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. The Parish Choir rehearses from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Rector’s Bible Study offers an opportunity for parishioners to read books of the Bible from start-to-finish at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Participants may drop in and out as their schedule allows and can bring their own Bibles or use one from the church’s library. This is a hybrid class, offered simultaneously in-person and online; contact the parish office at (901) 767-6987 for information about how to join online from home or while you travel.
Every spring, the Rector offers an Inquirer’s Class aimed at newcomers and oldcomers alike. Participants explore the Bible, the Prayer Book, church history and governance, liturgy, and a range of other topics. Everyone is welcome. Adults who are interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, or who wish to make a reaffirmation of their baptismal vows in the presence of the Bishop, should plan on taking this class.
This class delves into the work of contemporary thinkers to discuss how their ideas can affect us and spur us into action. Recent videos include those of Michael Battle, who has written about Archbishop Desmond Tutu's theology, and Diana Butler Bass discussing her book Freeing Jesus. Contemporary Theology in Action meets Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., both in-person in Room 204 just off the Welcome Center, and on Zoom. Contact Mike Watson, email@example.com.