Practicing Our Faith in a World of Need

Sunday Forum 2020

Otey's Ministry & Witness

Past, Present & Future

As we reach the 150th anniversary of the founding of this parish, we will explore the history, mission, and vision of the church from various perspectives.

The Sept 20 session will feature "Bishop Otey & the early years of the Diocese of Tennessee". Speaker Howard Lotti. Howard's family moved to Sewanee in 1967.  He was the salutatorian SMA 1971, Phi Beta Kappa University of the South 1975.  Bishop Otey was the subject of his master’s thesis in the late 1970s. After moving back to Sewanee in 2011, Howard decided to redo his biography of Otey taking all the time necessary and leaving NO stone unturned in research.  He has been working on it ever since. 

Sunday Forum

On Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45, the Sunday Forum offers parishioners the opportunity to learn and grow in their faith together. From outside speakers to guided discussions, the format changes from week to week as do the topics. As part of Otey Parish's response to the COVID-19 crisis, Sunday Forum meets via Zoom.,  Meeting ID: 819 4921 2720; Passcode: 980868

Sunday Forum is open to all ages. Some topics may be sensitive or mature.

Coffee (Half) Hour

Join us on Zoom each Sunday 9:15-9:45 am


Or dial on your telephone:   +1 312 626 6799;  Meeting ID: 892 4763 7905; Passcode: 864358

Lectionary Class

At various times during the church year, we offer a Lectionary Class which focuses on the Gospel reading of the day. This is a facilitated discussion class. All ages are welcome to participate.

Parents Involved in Faith Formation

Another class which meets on an occasional basis is Parents Involved in Faith Formation. This group includes grandparents and other caregivers making a spiritual investment in the lives of children and teens.

Other Formation Opportunities

In addition to Sunday school classes, adult formation at Otey Memorial Parish includes many opportunities for learning, growing , and bonding. We enjoy lectures, music, and crafts during summer VB-Us. We take trips to area churches, classes, and museums. We engage in programs designed to dismantle racism, encourage ecumenical cooperation, and move toward economic justice in the area. 

Christian formation and support for all ages and stages

Hospitality, ministering to the sick, and other service at Otey Parish

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216 University Ave

P. O. Box 267

Sewanee, TN 37375