Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
Adult Education





Education For Ministry

EFM.jpgEFM is a four-year course of study sponsored by the University of The South. Through study, prayer and reflection the groups move toward a deeper understanding.


Through discussion and guided reflection provided by a mentor, individuals are able to more deeply understand the curriculum and reflect on its meaning. The course includes one year of the Hebrew Bible know to us as the Old Testament, one year of the New Testament, one year of church history and one year of contemporary theology.


Heavenly Rest currently has four participants in first year, two in second year and two in fourth year. We will be announcing signups later in the spring, so if you think this is a study you would be interested in, please contact Rev. Amanda Watson, Assistant, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (325) 677-2091.


For more information about EFM visit http://www.sewanee.edu/EFM/


Ashes to Fire: Being Healed and Healer


Our new teaching series begins on Wednesday, February 17th, at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. "Ashes to Fire: Being Healed and Healer" will bring us through the seasons of Lent and Easter as we discuss our spiritual wounds, how we are led on our journey of healing by Scripture and the Church, and how we then go forth in anticipation of the Holy Spirit to empower us as we help to heal others.




The Lenten class schedule is as follows:


February 17th: On Being Wounded: Our Spiritual Scars


 Dr Doug Thomas Audio file


Week 1
Class handout



February 24th: Repentance: Turning Towards the Light


 Becca Kello Audio File 


Week 2 

Class Handout


March 2nd: Confession and Absolution: Sharing the Pain


Mother Susanna Audio File 


Class hand out will be posted soon 


March 9th: Healing: Re-storying as Restoring



Bishop Payne and Father Luke Audio File


March 16th: Practical Matters: Your Spiritual First Aid Kit


March 23rd: (Holy Week) Passover Feast




Details about our classes after Easter Sunday are forthcoming. Please join us for dinner at 6 pm and our presentations at 6:30! For more information, please contact Mother Susanna.




Holy Eucharist Rite I Sunday, Aug 25 @ 8:00 AM
Back to School Bash Sunday, Aug 25 @ 9:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II Sunday, Aug 25 @ 10:30 AM
Swahili Morning Prayer Sunday, Aug 25 @ 1:00 PM
Breakfast On Beech Street Monday, Aug 26 @ 5:30 AM

August 11, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
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Welcome to Heavenly Rest



Welcome to Heavenly Rest! We are glad you are visiting our site and hope you will accept this invitation to become part of this faith community.  Together we seek to know the reconciling love of the God and share that love with everyone.  Beautiful worship, exquisite music, inclusive fellowship, generous outreach and excellent Christian education await you. We thank God that more and more people are making this church their spiritual home.  Feel the caring, sharing, creating and serving that God intended for your soul at Heavenly Rest.


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