The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Old Fashioned Sunday School

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The Christian Vision of C.S. Lewis

To accommodate the growing interest in the class, Old Fashioned Sunday School will meet in Child Hall this year. Canon George Maxwell will lead a series of discussions during the fall term about the Christian Vision of C. S. Lewis. The important things—like the promise of a warm welcome and good coffee—will remain the same!

After a brief introduction to Lewis, we’ll talk about his Christian vision: the truth of life that is proclaimed and celebrated in Christian scriptures and worship; and then we will look at how his vision plays out in his fictional work. It will be fun to see how he brings his abstract arguments to life in his storytelling. And, it will be fun to see where we find Lewis’ insights at work in our own lives.

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September 10: Surprised by God  slides 

September 17: Learning to See slides 

September 24: Choosing the Way, Part I

October 1: No Class. We will celebrate Francis of Assisi with a blessing of animals.
October 8: Dean Sam Candler presents on the history of Prayer Book revisions in the Episcopal Church

October 15: The Right Reverend Doctor Victor Reginald Atta-Baffoe presents on Reconciliation and Community.

October 22: Canon Cathy Zappa, Maggie Paul, and Cathedral youth present on their mission-pilgrimage to Haiti this past summer.

October 29: Guest Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor

November 5: The Screwtape Letters slides 

November 12:The Screwtape Letters and The Letters to Malcolm slides 

November 19: Friendship slides

November 26: No Class. (Thanksgiving)
December 3: Discussion of the Christmas Pageant slides  annotated script 

December 10: No Class (Parish Meeting)

December 17: Living Nativity / Christmas Carols

January 14: Walking Through the Wardrobe, Part 1 slides

January 21: Walking Through the Wardrobe, Part 2 slides

January 28: Walking Through the Wardrobe, Part 3 slides

February 4: Walking Through the Wardrobe, Part 4 slides

February 11: Canon Lauren Holder's Credo

February 18: The Examen Prayer slides

February 25: On Discernment and the Screwtape Letters slides 

March 4: The Screwtape Letters slides

March 11: Jesus and the Devil: A Friend of the Devil is a Friend of Mine (Dean Sam Candler)

March 18: The Screwtape Letters slides

April 8: The Episcopal Church: Where We Came From and Who We Are (Dean Sam Candler)

April 15: The Episcopal Church: Where We Came From and Who We Are, Part 2 (Dean Sam Candler)

April 22: The Four Loves, Part 1

May 6: The Four Loves, Part 2

May 13: The Four Loves, Part 3: Friendship


Make a donation to the coffee fund

OFSS continues to enjoy great Starbucks coffee, a selection of teas, hot chocolate and water which accompany our spirited educational topics and fun loving community. We made a few changes over the years so now our members are no longer responsible for the delivery and drop-off of the large dispenser and traveler boxes. 

Our costs are running approximately $60 per week; therefore if you wish to donate to the fund, please see me during class or send me a check (Mack Leath; 3818 N Stratford Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, 770-318-2907). You can also make a simple donation in our basket. We would like to thank everyone that has donated over the past 10 years. It has worked out very well so far but we are open to suggestions on how we could improve any and all aspects of your class.