Studies & Classes


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). 
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. 
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 - November 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Welcome Center (B141)
4th Monday meets off campus
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: 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. 
Contact: Lili Vincent or 865-405-5761
Register here
SideBySide Evening Discussion Series: Sustaining A Medical Marriage
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:30, CSPC Fellowship Hall
We are looking forward to launching Side by Side Evening Discussion Series for you and your spouse here at Cedar Springs this Fall! Chris and Sally Scott will be joining us for a question and answer session. Chris Scott is a cardiologist at University of Tennessee and he and his wife Sally have been married for 43 years. They attend Cedar Springs and are a wonderful couple who love the Lord, have a servant heart and are very active in the Knoxville community. We hope you and your husbands can join us to glean some wisdom from them as they share tips they have learned in sustaining a medical marriage.

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.
Next meeting October 22.
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. 
Meeting locations for November 13, 9:30 am:
Circle 1  Fireside Room - contact Nancy Bowman tel 945-2896
Circle 2  Home of Nancy Ritchie 1940 Cottington Lane 37922  tel 250-0192
Circle 3  Home of Marie Carrroll 11705  Autumn Glade Ln 37934 tel 414-7508
Circle 4  Cafe area in church - contact Dana O’Kelley  tel 805-4380
Circle 5  Watershed room 120 - contact Susan Steele  tel 766-0914
Circle 6  Home of Susan Overton 5804 Glen Cove Dr  37919 tel 310-0224
Circle 7  Church Parlor - contact JoAnn Smith tel 337-7138
Circle 8  Home of Renee Cook 12112 Channel Point Dr 37922  tel 604-1326
Circle 9 Home of Jo Schaller 9801 Saint Germaine Dr 37922  tel 675-7755
For more info or to register, contact Mary Ellen Tarrants, or (865)776-2716.
WOM Evening Circle - Circle 10
Meets 2nd Tuesday September - May
Visitor's Center (B141) 6:15 p.m.
Contact: Eliza Jones, 437-7777 or
WOM Outreach Days All women are invited to join us. Contact Dana O’Kelley at (865-805-4380) or Debbie Henn (865-560-6228) for details. Volunteers are needed for:
Mobile Meals: (3rd Tuesdays) November 20
Ronald McDonald House: (3rd Tuesdays) November 20
KARM Lunches: (4th Fridays) November 23*
KARM Prayer Ministry, Women’s Dorm: (3rd Mondays) November 19 *
Bible Printing Ministry (last Tuesdays)  Mt Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs
November 27*
Mission of Hope November 5 help package hygiene bags . . . 2 shifts available  9-12 or 1-4
Serenity Shelter November 5  cook and serve 3:15 - 5:15pm*
THRIVE November 26 cook and serve dinner Lonsdale*
*carpooling available
Christmas Joy Luncheon - Saturday, December 1 We will be inviting 3 groups of women whom Cedar Springs sponsors (75 women). We will have a room of gently used handbags, scarves and jewelry for them. We are also collecting devotional books for each guest. If you would like to help us by donating any of these items, please bring them to the front desk by November 15 and mark them for Christmas Joy Luncheon. Thank you.
WOM Directory [password protected]

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. November 20 we will be hearing from Lauren Morgan, founder of Project Gabriel, who will be speaking on miscarriage and infant loss.
Co-Directors: Abby Fennell ( and Erica Moore
Register for the PEP Moms School Year here
If you have already registered for PEP Moms but didn't register for fall lunches and have decided you want to eat with us, please register here. Lunch for Nov is $8.
The next group-wide play date is on Tuesday October 30th at 10:00 a.m. at the Zoo! Have your child wear their costume and come play with us! If you don’t have a Zoo membership, you can use someone else’s buddy pass!
Please make plans to join us as we provide childcare for the refugee ministry at church while parents enjoy a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday November 10th. Email Chelcie Morrison to sign up!
Kick off the Christmas season with a PEP Moms movie play date on Friday December 7th in the Watershed at church at 10:00 am!

Quilting Ministry 
Usually 1st Tuesday (November 6) from 9:30-11:30 
Call for date and location details. 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. 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 Bible study with a long history at Cedar Springs. We desire to encourage women to draw near to God, understand His redemptive plan through the study of Scripture and fall more in love with Jesus. Members are invited to bring their friends and neighbors to study and discuss God’s word together in the context of both lecture time and small groups. This year we will be studying The Gospel According to Luke. Class materials cost $10. Our teaching team includes Stephanie Edick, Paula Slack, Julia Christenson and Penny Cole. Nursery and a teaching time with Dana O'Kelley and Lucy Van Cleve is provided for our little ones. Please register online at and look under Wednesdays.
Meets weekly at 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel. Will meet through November 14, then break for the holidays resuming January 9.
Contact: Lynn Lambert (
Register here

Meets weekly on Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. until noon in B203
October 3 - November 7
40 Minute study, “Jesus: Experiencing His Touch” Mark chapters 1—6.
Six-week inductive Bible study requiring no homework. Text is marked and discussed together in small groups.
Cost: $7.99. Order book from Precept here or other online source.
Register here.
Leader Karen Kennamer

Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Meets weekly during the school year on Wednesdays through November 14, then break for the holidays resuming January 9 at 6:15 p.m. B224.
No book is needed; just bring your Bible. For the Fall 2018 semester, we’ll be finishing our study of the parables of Jesus.  We examine each parable in the social context in which it was taught; where Jesus taught it, what was happening that prompted Jesus to use a particular parable, whom He was teaching, what the parable was meant to illustrate, and how it applies to us today. Each week’s lesson is a stand-alone lecture, so you can join us anytime! Our study is taught by a team of leaders and is in a lecture and small group discussion format. 
Contact: Heidi Weimer
Register here 

Flying Solo for Single Moms
Study and support for Single Moms with children of all ages. Please join us - we are studying Homebuilding 101 especially for Single Moms, from “The Unseen Companion.” What kind of home do you want to build tor yourself and your family? A home based on God’s love, provision, and encouragement? Nursery available for Birth-Pre-K (register online at and look under Wednesdays); classes available for school-age children. NOTE: After Nov. 14, we will be on Holiday/Winter Break until January 9, 2019.
Contact: Helen ( or (865)919-0336)
Register here 

CAYA (Come As You Are) Moms 
3rd Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. B240 
(check information below for November)
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. Register yourself and your child if you need nursery (birth-PreK).
The November CAYA Moms meeting will be a mom’s night out with refreshments and crafts! Susan Cafferty is hosting at her home. We’re still working on the exact date, but it will be the last week of November (the week after Thanksgiving). We hope you can join us for this fun social time together!
Visit the CAYA Moms Facebook page to connect with relevant posts and gathering information.
Shepherd/Mentors: Susan Cafferty, Jackie Campbell, and Karen Coppock (865-254-8520,

Wednesday, November 7, 6:15-7:30, Chapel
Suzanne Stelling, Director of Women's Ministries, will be teaching on "Neighboring" from Matthew 22:36-40 — love God and love your neighbor. If Jesus prioritized neighboring, we should too. If you need childcare, please register your children (nursery and elementary) if they are not usually here on Wednesday evenings.

Friday Morning Bible Study
Meets 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor
See God's blueprint for the Gospel unfold as we study the book of Isaiah. Called "the evangelical prophet" because of his numerous predictions of the coming Messiah and the salvation He would accomplish, Isaiah faithfully brought God's message to a people who resisted it for more than sixty years. Although Isaiah prophesied in the decades surrounding 700 BC, the warnings and promises he issued have direct application to our lives today. For more information, 
Contact: Laura Ivey at 865-684-8016 or

A Day Away
Friday, October 26, 9:00-3:00

This month we will be enjoying the Baisleys' beautiful home and property (8551 Whites Pond Way). Come and enjoy the beauty of nature all around as we experience together stepping away from the demands of daily life and listen to and for the Lord's voice. The day will consist of guided times of silence, conversation, and prayer. Please join us as we listen and learn from the Lord. There is no cost to participate, but please register here so we know what number to prepare for.

CARESS (Christ Accepts Restores Encourages Strenghtens Sustains)
Meets Fridays 6:15 p.m. (Gather in Reception Hall and go to room.)
This 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.
We are currently studying the first eleven chapters of Genesis. We are using the workbook series by Jen Wilkin God of Creation (you can pick up a workbook at Lifeway Store or online). Please join us as we discover how “the opening chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.” Leaders: Robin Carroll, Robin Stooksbury, and Christy McElroy (