Bible Studies / Small Groups

Monday Lunch ‘n Learn

We meet on Mondays from 12:00-1:00pm downstairs in Smith Hall.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring your lunch and join us.  For our current book study, please see the Sunday bulletin. For more information, contact Kathy Monahon at

Tuesday RCIA

RCIA is open to all who wish to learn about the faith. It meets Tuesday evenings during the school year. For information here or contact Mary Ellen Jackson at or 803.642.2676.

Wednesday Bible Study

The Wednesday Adult Bible Study meets weekly from 9:30-11:00am in St. Michael Hall, beginning October 4, 2023. If you want to continue to grow in the Faith, please consider joining us as we draw nearer to our Lord and Savior through the study of His Word. This group is a wonderful means of being part of a smaller family of faith in our vibrant St. Mary Help of Christians parish.

Fall – Winter 2023-2024: This session’s topic is The Bible and the Virgin Mary: A Journey Through Scripture. This is a 12-week session, running October 4 through mid-January, with time off at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Throughout the year we will also be discussing the Real Presence in the Eucharist, as this is the second year of the Church’s Eucharistic Revival.

For more information contact Martha Whittingham at or 865.599.8473. Or you can sign up for Wednesday Adult Bible Study info in Flocknote.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

This group meets in Smith Hall Thursday morning at 11:15-12:30pm and studies a book in the bible; contact us to find out what we're reading now, or just join us!

For information, contact Mary Ellen Jackson at  or 803.642.2676.

Friday Book Study

We’re reading We’re reading Saintly Women of Modern Times by Joan Carroll Cruz. Come join us in St. Michael Hall (next to the church) on Fridays 10:00-11:30am. All are invited.

For information, contact Mary Ellen Jackson at  or 803.642.2676.

In Home Bible Studies

Small groups meet in homes to study the bible or other faith-related topics.  They typically meet twice a month.  Different groups meet on different days and times of the day.  For more information, contact Mary Ellen Jackson at or 803.642.2676.

Other Parish Studies

Please check the bulletin for other talks or study groups; we often have guest speakers or seasonal studies offered. Or contact Mary Ellen Jackson at or 803.642.2676.