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 (Needle Crafts)

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.

Needle Crafts with Friends
Monday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m.
Ladies please bring your favorite needle craft and join us as we engage with other women while working on your favorite craft. You are encouraged to bring a friend for fellowship and a chance to make new friends in a casual setting. We will meet in the Fireside Room of The Family Life Center. I hope to see you then!
Contact Mary Carson at 865-805-7510 for more information.  

Just Moved
9:30 a.m. Parlor (B211)
Beginning 2019 on January 14
This is a Christ-centered study to help women through the transition of moving.
Contact Debbie Knapp
Register here 

Moving On
9:30 a.m. B242
Beginning 2019 on January 14
This is a new class that is offered to those women who have completed at least one semester of Just Moved. 
Contact Bev Faught
Register here

Middle School Moms 
2nd Monday 9:30 a.m. B141 (Visitors' Welcome Center)
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
Next meeting: January 14
4th Monday meets off campus
Email Elizabeth Mardesen to register and order a book,

Passing It Back
9:15-11:15 Watershed 123
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.
Meeting dates: Jan 14, 29; Feb 11, 25; Mar 11, 25; and May 13
Questions: Summers McMurray (
Register here

SideBySide Knoxville
2nd, 4th, and 5th (when applicable) 9:30-11:30 a.m., Fireside Room during school year

This is a ministry for medical and dental wives, including wives of students, residents, fellows, attending and practicing physicians or dentists. 
Contact: Lili Vincent or 865-405-5761
Register here

Homeschool Support
3rd or 4th Monday during the school year 7:00 p.m. Fireside Room

This group shares information, provides a supportive network, and answers questions about homeschooling. 
In December, our group does not meet but gathers for a Christmas dinner at Mimi’s Cafe in Turkey Creek.
Contact: Heather Fulghum,

Women On Mission (WOM)
2nd Tuesday (September - May except March) 9:30 a.m.

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.
We meet corporately and in small groups at various locations. New members are welcome at any time. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 8 at  9:30 a.m. For more information contact Mary Ellen Tarrants at (865)776-2716 or for the morning groups. Meeting locations:

Circle 1 Fireside Room:  contact Nancy Bowman 945-2896
Circle 2 Home of Nancy Ritchie 1940 Cottington Ln 37922;  250-0192
Circle 3 Home of Margie Burns 4031 Alta Vista Way 37919;  809-6415
Circle 4 no meeting
Circle 5 Watershed room 120 contact susan Steele 386-6378
Circle 6 Home of Susan Gamble 116 Sinking Springs Rd. Clinton 37716; 599-1905
Circle 7 Church Parlor contact JoAnn Smith 454-2668
Circle 8 Home of Libby Hamel 12209 Ansley Ct 37934; 250-0311
Circle 9 Home of Cindy Ownby 9512 West Aiken Ln 37922;  567-0754

WOM Evening Circle - Circle 10
2nd Tuesday September - May 
6:15 p.m.
Visitor's Center (B141)
Contact: Eliza Jones, 437-7777 or

WOM Outreach Days All women are invited to join us. Contact Debbie Henn at (865-560-6228) for details. Volunteers are needed for:
Mobile Meals:  (3rd Tuesdays) January 15, 10:00 to 12:00*
Ronald McDonald House: (3rd Tuesdays) January 15, 10:00 to 12:00
*carpooling available

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

Quilting Ministry 
Usually 1st Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 
Tuesday, January 15

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
Beginning January 9
Weekly 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel
This 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.
Contact: Lynn Lambert (
Register here

Meets weekly on Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. until noon in B203
February 20-April 10

We are doing a six-week inductive Bible study, “Jesus: Understanding His Death and Resurrection” based on the Gospel of Mark, chapters 14-16. This is a focused, self-contained study to guide you into God's Word one topic at a time, 6 weeks at a time, with no homework. Text is observed and discussed together in small groups. Come join us!
Cost: $7.99. Order book from Precept or other online source.
Register here.
Leader Karen Kennamer

Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Weekly 6:15 p.m. B224

Beginning January 9
No book is needed; just bring your Bible. 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
Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. B141 (Visitors' Welcome Center)
Beginning January 9
Study and support for Single Moms with children of all ages. Please join us - we will be using Scripture to teach, lead, and encourae us as we look at individual stories within out group. “The Unseen Companion” by Michelle Lynn Senters will be used as a resource book. Nursery available for Birth-Pre-K (with your registration); classes available for school-age children. 
Contact: Nikki Dickson ( or 865-719-5399)
Register here 

CAYA (Come As You Are) Moms 
3rd Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. B240     

Looking for friendship and support with other moms who also have elementary-age kids? Join CAYA Moms! Register yourself and your child if you need nursery (birth-PreK).
Visit the CAYA Moms Facebook page for all the details and to connect with relevant posts and gathering information.
Shepherd/Mentors: Susan Cafferty, Jackie Campbell, and Karen Coppock (865-254-8520,

Friday Morning Bible Study
Meets weekly 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

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 
Come join!  
Leaders: Robin Carroll, Robin Stooksbury, and Christy McElroy (