Due to COVID-19, many of our normal activities have required adjustments for safety, and some have been put on hold. While we try to keep the information here up to date, things are changing all the time. If you're interested in participating or learning more about any of these programs, please contact us.
ADult Christian Education
St. Augustine’s offers Adult Christian Education in Byrd Hall (with social distancing and masks) on Sundays in between services from 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM. The subject matter of the discussion, program, or series will be announced ahead of time. This is a great opportunity for newcomers and long-time church members alike to learn about historical and current events forming and affecting our lives in Christ.
The Bible Study group gets together to read and discuss the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday’s services. You may read the Gospel in advance of the gathering by following the calendar in the Book of Common Prayer or you may wait until you are with the group to do your reading.
Church members, friends, and guests who are interested in studying the Bible are welcome. Registration is not required and you may drop in and participate whenever you are available.
Daughters Of The King
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is a national, spiritual sisterhood of lay-women founded in 1885 who pledge themselves to a lifelong program of prayer, service, and evangelism dedicated to the spread of Christ’s kingdom and the strengthening of the spiritual life of the parish. DOK members are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Present-day DOK membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA), and Roman Catholic churches.
All women church members, newcomers, and friends are encouraged to learn more about DOK. DOK is an Order, a community under a religious rule, not a club with simple enrollment and meetings. Thus, women must complete twelve weeks of study and discernment before deciding to become members of the Order, and are required to undertake a Rule of Life including solemn, lifelong vows to follow the Rule of Prayer and Rule of Service.
Grief support group
The Grief Support Group provides members the opportunity to share their grief experiences and gain coping skills in dealing with their losses. The grief experience is usually the death of a significant person. This is a six-week program held in the fall. During the six weeks, the group meets once a week for one hour and a half. The meetings are held evenings in the church parlor. The group is led by Deacon JoAnn Garma, who has a Doctorate of Education in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling and over 30 years of experience.
Membership is open to adult members of St. Augustine's Church. Look for announcements beginning in late summer/early fall. There will be an initial interest group gathering wherein questions will be answered and where the dates and times of the group meetings will be determined.
The Lenten program offers an informative and meditative format in which participants can share with Jesus in his journey, think and pray about his crucifixion, explore the meaning it can have in their own lives, and understand the relationship between grief and Easter hope.
A Renovaré Spiritual Formation group is “where Christians meet to learn the Six Traditions of the Church, to do the related disciplines, to hold each other accountable, and to encourage one another.” These groups offer a plan to put yourself in a place where God can transform your life from the inside out. They provide balance, knowledge, and encouragement which can bring you to a renewed, deepened spiritual life. In short, alife gets better and you become more capable of handling life’s ups and downs in a healthier, more spiritual way.
Church members, newcomers and friends can commit to beginning a Spiritual Formation group and starting this process together.
Children's Sunday School is held during the school year, approximately Labor Day through Mother's Day. Children three years old through 5th grade are encouraged to attend. Older children are encouraged to participate in adult bible study. Although there is a registration at the beginning of the academic year, drop-ins are always welcome and regular attendance is not mandatory.
Tuesday Evening Study Group
If you are interested in learning to satisfy your curiosity, to expand your knowledge, to understand the world around you to improve your life and the lives of others, or just in learning for the sake of learning, join this group of men and women who gather to watch and discuss "The Great Courses" lecture series. This series includes audio/video lectures from brilliant professors on diverse topics from history, science, philosophy, mathematics, the arts, economics, literature, and everything in between.
There is no registration and newcomers are always welcome.
Vacation bible school
St. Augustine's offers a fun-filled and educational Vacation Bible School in June every summer for children 3 years of age (and potty-trained) through 10 years of age. The children enjoy a Bible lesson, music, a craft, and snack every day.
Registration for Vacation Bible School is required as space is limited and supplies must be ordered ahead of time. The cost is $25/child for the week (for siblings, this is discounted to $20/child). Registration forms are made available in Byrd Hall and the church office near the end of the academic school year.
Adult and youth (12 years old and up) volunteers are always needed to make Vacation Bible School a success, and church members, friends, and neighbors are welcomed to volunteer for this ministry.