for the first time?
Everyone is welcomed in worship at St. Charles
as we strive to create a warm and open place
in which all can come to encounter God.
Joining us for the first time? Many ask
what they should wear to worship. We are
an eclectic church in most every way. On
Sunday mornings you will find some people
in casual attire while others are "dressed
to the nines."
is available along both sides of St. Charles
and Broadway and along all side streets
in the area. Read below for information
about our 9:45 a.m. discipleship hour and
11:00 worship service.
School at 9:45 a.m.
St. Charles values astute, engaging study
of the Christian faith. Sunday morning Bible
study offers a great opportunity for participants
of all ages to dialog in small-group settings.
A full listing of classes is available here:
Toddlers and preschoolers through age 5
meet in the nursery suite on the first floor
of the education wing (Broadway side of
the church). The children are cared for
by our capable nursery staff.
Children Grades 1-5
Children in these grades meet for Lego
Sunday School in the bright and
airy classroom on the first floor room on
the Sanctuary side of the building.
Sunday Bible Seminar
The Sunday Bible Seminar is for adults of
all ages. Led by Clay Cotton, The class
does in-depth studies and discussions of
selected books of the Bible (using the Daily
Study Bible series by William Barclay as
a guide). The group meets in Room 100 near
the Chapel entrance.
Class for Adults
Led by Dr. Glynn Mathis, this class of diverse
ages uses the “Formations” Bible
study literature published by Smyth and
Helwys, along with occasional other class-selected
books. They meet in Room 115, also called
Led by Judie Lide this inter-generational
class approaches a variety of contemporary
issues thru the lens of today's Progressive
Christian writers. The text follows the
lectionary text of the week. The women meet
in Room 107 near the Chapel.
An informal gathering in Room 219 of lectionary
study and current events. Discussion led
by Associate Pastor Tim Moon
at 11:00 a.m.
at St. Charles is classical, ecumenical,
and thoughtful. We follow the Christian
year and, usually, the Revised Common Lectionary
readings for the day. Clergy and lay readers
participate in leadership, and children
are included in every aspect of the worship
hour. For over twenty years we have enjoyed
a Jazz Hymns service on the last Sunday
before Mardi Gras (Thoth Sunday). The St.
Charles choir twice annually leads the morning
with an entirely choral worship.