Adult Education

Adult Sunday School Offerings
Learning for Life, Growing in Faith, Spreading the Light

The following classes meet most Sundays from 10:10-11:05 a.m. with the exception of the summer. Feel free to try one or all of the classes – they lend themselves to dropping in and out as your schedule allows! 

The Seekers Sunday School Class meets in Dining Room A in the Parish and Community Life Center (PCLC).
This class is new for the 2018/19 season. Studies and topics will change every several weeks and will be focused on growth in faith and life application.  Look for more details in the Bell Ringer each week to learn about current studies.

Welcome to Sunday! meets in Dining Room B of the Parish and Community Life Center.
This class focuses on the traditions and practices of The Episcopal Church including such topics as: Anglican Spiritual Traditions, Church Music and The Hymnal 1982, Seasons of the Church Year, The Book of Common Prayer, etc. The format is informal and includes both teaching and discussion in a seminar approach.  The weekly classes are designed to accommodate drop-ins. It’s a great place to dig deeper into the hows and whys of being an Episcopalian.

Parents in Community is a class for people with children living in the home and meets in Dining Room C of the Parish and Community Life Center. This class explores a variety of topics that have included Parenting, The Soul of a Child, and Money and Emotions. Regular fellowship times are also incorporated in to this class.  

The Gleaners Class meets in the Library Conference Room in Satterlee Hall and is also open to adults of all ages. This ever-growing class is facilitated by Roland Doepner and Agnes Martin and examines the weekly Lectionary readings using Art, Music and Drama. Most Sundays you will find something yummy to eat! (Note: During the summer, the class meets from 9 to 10:15 a.m.) 

Please monitor our publications, the Parish Paper and the Bell Ringer, for updates about class offerings and schedule changes. 

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Bible and Book Studies at the Advent

Learning for Life, Growing in Faith, Spreading the Light

Study of Holy Scripture is foundational to our faith as Christians. Seventy percent of the Book of Common Prayer comes directly from the Bible. At the Advent, we offer a variety of Bible and book studies to accommodate our parishioners’ interests and schedules. 

Tuesdays, 12:15-1:10 p.m.
Book and Brown Bag
Parish and Community Life Center, Dining Room C

The Rev. Ned Morris facilitates these discussions in Dining Room C of the Parish and Community Life Center (PCLC). This book study is perfect for people who work and can enjoy study and conversation during their lunch break. We are currently discussing Yes, Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin. The book is $13, and it is available from Jeanelle Smith in Satterlee Hall.

Thursday Morning Men's Bible Study
7 a.m. (6:45 on the 3rd Sunday)
Parish and Community Life Center, Dining Room C

The Men's Fellowship and Bible Study Group meets with our rector, The Rev. Ned Morris, on Thursday mornings at 7 a.m. in the Parish and Community Life Center, Dining Room C. On the third Thursday of every month, the start time is 6:45 a.m. because breakfast is served that day. Newcomers are welcome. It’s the kind of conversation you can easily join, whether or not you’ve had a chance to read the text. For additional information, please contact Ned at 

Thursday Women's Bible Study and Fellowship
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Parish and Community Life Center, Dining Room A

This group, facilitated by The Rev. Paula Griffin, will meet every Thursday during the school year beginning January 10, 2019. All women are encouraged to invite a friend.


141 Advent Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone 864-585-2268
Fax 864-585-2202


Sunday Schedule 
Holy Eucharist Rite I

Holy Eucharist Rite II

Sunday School 

Holy Eucharist Rite I or II (alternating

Weekday Services | Olney Chapel 

Monday-Friday 8:15am  Morning Prayer
Tuesday  5:30pm - Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
Thursday 12:15pm - Holy Eucharist and Healing Service


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