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
Next class to begin week of January 7
Watershed 109
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.
To register contact Mary Carson or 865-805-7510

Just Moved
9:30 a.m. Parlor (B211) meeting through December 17
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 meeting through December 17
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: December 4th (Note holiday change) 
4th Monday meets off campus
Email Elizabeth Mardesen to register and order a book,

Passing It Back
9:15-11:15 Wateshed 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: Dec 10; 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, December 10th at  9:30 a.m. in the chapel. This will be a general meeting for all circles followed by a special program entitled “Women Of Christmas.” Circles will meet in their assigned rooms following the general meeting. Lunch will  be served in the gym at noon. Make your reservation with your circle leader. The cost is $10.00. For more information contact Mary Ellen Tarrants at (865)776-2716 or for the morning groups. Meeting locations:

  • Circle 1  Fireside Room
  • Circle 2 B223
  • Circle 3 B200
  • Circle 4 Watershed
  • Circle 5 Watershed room 120
  • Circle 6  B203
  • Circle 7  Church Parlor
  • Circle 8  B224
  • Circle 9 B201

WOM Evening Circle - Circle 10
2nd Tuesday September - May 
Meeting place for December TBD 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) December 18, 10:00 to 12:00*
Ronald McDonald House: (3rd Tuesdays) December 18, 10:00 to 12:00
KARM Lunches:  (4th Fridays) December 28 , 11:00 to 1:00*
Serenity Shelter: December 3, 3:30 to 5:30. Cook and serve dinner for Serenity
House ladies.*
KARM Prayer Ministry, Women’s Dorm: (3rd Mondays) Dec. 17, 10:00 to 11:30*
*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
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 (December 4) 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
Holiday Break until 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
January 9 - February 13
We are doing a six-week inductive Bible study, “Jesus: Listening For His Voice” based on the Gospel of Mark, chapters 7-13. 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 beginning January 9!
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

Meets weekly during the school year on Wednesdays through November 14, then break for the holidays resuming January 9.
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
Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. B141 (Visitors' Welcome Center)
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 for 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: Nikki Dickson ( or 865-719-5399)
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 us at her home Friday, November 30, 6:30-9:30. We hope you can join us for this fun social time together! 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 
We are wrapping up the first eleven chapters of Genesis in November. We are using the workbook series by Jen Wilkin God of Creation (you can pick up a workbook at Lifeway Store or online). Beginning December, we will be studying biblical themes related to our Genesis study and tying these into the Christmas story. On Dec 16th, we will have a Christmas fellowship brunch. Come join us for food and fellowship!  
Leaders: Robin Carroll, Robin Stooksbury, and Christy McElroy (