Studies & Classes

Mining for Gold

Please join us for a lively discussion and inspiring evening as we take a deeper look into the rich spiritual journeys of some of our older and wiser sisters as we "mine for gold" from their experiences of following Christ in our ever-changing world. Come for a time of encouragement and insight, where we share our hearts and lives, our joys and broken places, and our stories of God's redemptive love. This event (sponsored by Women on Mission) will be Tuesday, August 21, in the High School Room of the Watershed from 7-9 p.m. No reservation is necessary. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Tarrants at 865-776-2716 or This evening is sponsored by our WOM (Women on Mission) organization.

Available materials for a small group

At the Table
Each month a committed band of friends explores a new topic from a Christian perspective. This is a great way to get started in a small group or can be a resource for your existing small group. 
Topics and materials are available at
Contact Rebekah Peterson for more information.

Service Ministries

Beginning Knitting Classes
See the information below under MONDAYS

Made with the Love of Jesus
Ladies with a mission heart for children and the ability to sew are invited to join this ministry to create stuffed animals for local and international children in need at hospitals, in shelters, and homes. Call Angela Godel at 865-748-9022 to find out more.

Quilting Ministry
See the information below under TUESDAYS.

The following classes and groups are listed according to the day of the week that they generally meet.

Beginning Knitting Classes
Come learn how to make simple hats to donate for children undergoing chemotherapy at Children's Hospital. There is a $25.00 charge for supplies.
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Watershed 109.
To register contact Mary Carson or 865-805-7510

Just Moved
This is a Christ-centered study to help women through the transition of moving.
Classes meet weekly during the school year at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor (B211). Next class begins September 10.
Contact Debbie Knapp
Register here 

Moving On
This is a new class that is offered to those women who have completed at least one semester of Just Moved. 
Meets Monday mornings 9:30 a.m. in the second floor Welcome Hall. Next class begins September 10.
Contact Bev Faught
Register here

Middle School Moms 
Join us for biblical community as we dig in to God’s word for us and our families during this season.  
Study: "Raising Teens In A Contrary Culture" by Mark Gregston
2nd Monday 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Welcome Center (B141) beginning September 10.
Email Elizabeth Mardesen to register and order a book,

Passing It Back
PIB is a ministry for moms of young children to be encouraged and equipped by moms who have already walked the road. Young moms are invited to join us in times of fellowship, teaching, and discussion to glean the wisdom of older moms as they share what they wish they had understood as young moms.
Classes meet in W123, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Meeting dates: Sept 10, 24; Oct 15, 29; Nov 12, 28; Dec 10; Jan 14, 29; Feb 11, 25; Mar 11, 25; and May 13
Questions: Summers McMurray (
Register here

SideBySide Knoxville
This is a ministry for medical and dental wives, including wives of students, residents, fellows, attending and practicing physicians or dentists. 
Meetings are 2nd, 4th, and 5th (when applicable) Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m., Fireside Room during school year. First meeting September 10.
Contact: Lili Vincent or 865-405-5761
Register here

Homeschool Support
This group shares information, provides a supportive network, and answers questions about homeschooling.
3rd or 4th Mondays during the school year at 7:00 p.m. Fireside Room.
Contact: Heather Fulghum,

Women On Mission (WOM)
WOM welcomes all CSPC women and guests to join its monthly meeting of fellowship, learning, snd service. We are a multi-generational group sharing in fellowship, studying God's WORD, and serving in our community and beyond.
2nd Tuesday (September - May except March) at 9:30 a.m. We meet corporately and in small groups at various locations. New members are welcome at any time. 
For more info or to register, contact Mary Ellen Tarrants, or (865)776-2716.

Evening Circle - Circle 10
Meets 2nd Tuesday September - May
Visitor's Center (B141) 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Eliza,

WOM Outreach Days
Mobile Meals, (the 3rd Tuesdays of each month) August 21
KARM Lunches (the 4th Fridays) August 24
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Bible Printing Ministry (last Tuesdays) August 28
KARM Prayer Ministry for the Women's Dorm Thursday, August 30 
Contact Dana O’Kelley (865)805-4380 or Debbie Henn (865-560-6228) to sign up.

WOM Directory [password protected]
3rd Tuesdays are Outreach Days to Ronald McDonald House and Mobile Meals
4th Tuesdays are KARM Prayer Ministry
Contact: Mary Ellen Tarrants or (865)776-2716

PEP Moms
We offer mothers of young children (expectant mothers through early elementary) an opportunity to experience Christian support, fellowship, and spiritual growth.
3rd Tuesdays during the school year at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship Hall. 
Co-Directors: Abby Fennell ( and Erica Moore
Register here

PEP Moms Playdate "Popsicles in the Park"
Friday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. 
PEP Moms would love for current and new PEP Moms to join us to kick off the year together informally, and meet someone new! Join us at the Hank Rappe Playground at Lakeshore Park.

Quilting Ministry 
Usually 1st Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 
Call for date and location details. We will continue through the summer months. This ministry is offered to create a remembrance for someone who has lost a loved one. Special quilted items (lap quilt, pillow, place mats or wall hangings) can be created using the loved ones clothing. T-shirts, ties, Oxford work shirts, dresses, or most any lighter weigh fabric can be used to make the memorial item. We meet monthly and would love to have you join if you are interested in creating an heirloom memory for others. A variety of skills are needed ... sewing, cutting and ironing. Call for date and location details. We will continue through the summer months. Please contact Donna for details about having an item created for you or if you are interested in working with the group.
Contact: 865-806-8615 or

Wednesday Fellowship is a women’s Bible study with a long history at Cedar Springs. Members bring their friends and neighbors to study and discuss God’s word together. Beginning September 5 we will study the Gospel of Luke. Materials cost $10. Our teaching team includes Penny Cole, Paula Slack, Stephanie Edick and Julia Christenson. Nursery and a teaching time with Dana O'Kelley is provided for our little ones.
Meets weekly at 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel. 
Contact: Lynn Lambert (
Register here

Meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in B203 during school year. 
Nursery provided with registration. 
Leader Karen Kennamer
To Be Announced

Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Meets weekly during the school year on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. B224 beginning September 5. 
Contact: Heidi Weimer
Register here 

Flying Solo for Single Moms
Study and support for Single Moms with children of all ages begins on September 5. If you are feeling overwhelmed, ill-equipped and alone please join us as we discuss this Bible-based book written especially for Single Moms. "The Unseen Companion - God with the Single Mother” reaffirms God’s love, provision, and encouragement! Nursery available for birth - Pre-K (with registration) and classes available for school-age children. Questions? 
Contact: Helen, (865) 919-0336.
Register here 

CAYA (Come As You Are) Moms 
3rd Wednesdays beginning September 19, 6:15 p.m., B240
Looking for friendship and support with other moms who also have elementary-age kids? Join CAYA Moms! Check Facebook (search CAYA Moms) for updates and gathering information. 
Shepherd/Mentors: Susan Cafferty, Jackie Campbell, and Karen Coppock (865-254-8520,

Friday Morning Bible Study
Meets 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor during school year.
Study TBD
Contact: Laura Ivey at 865-684-8016 or

CARESS (Christ Accepts Restores Encourages Strenghtens Sustains)
is a faith-based care/support group designed to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of women who have been, or are in, a domestic abuse relationship. Statistics show that in the Christian community, 1 in every 4 women experiences family violence. We are currently studying "The Search for Significance" by Robert S. McGee. This group can be joined at any time. 
Contact: Barbara Nichols at 865-659-0756 to join so materials will be available for you and for more details.

Women’s Sunday Study
Meets weekly 9:45-10:45 a.m. in B212. 
Beginning June 10, we will be reading and studying John S. Leonard's book Get Real: Sharing Your Everyday Faith Every Day. Pick up your copy of the book at your favorite book retailer. This study will help you learn to recognize and seize the countless opportunities to authentically bring the good news of Jesus to the people in our everyday lives. 
Leaders: Robin Carroll, Robin Stooksbury, and Christy McElroy (