Christian Formation

Bible Study

Men's and Women's Bible Study continue during the pandemic.

Women's Bible Study is held via Zoom on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. led by Deacon (ret.) Joyce Beschta. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Parish Office at (828) 693-9783 or

Men's Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Wilderness Room led by Dr. E.R. Haire, Jr.

Young Family Ministry

St. John is dedicated to the nurture and faith formation of persons of all ages. Although we are located in the heart of a wonderfully inviting retirement destination and thus enjoy the gifts of many talented and welcoming mature members, we love young families.


We offer Sunday School for children from infants to graduating high school seniors, and we do not suspend Sunday School in the summers. In addition to a class at the same time as the other Sunday School classes between services from 10:00 to 10:45 each Sunday, our Middle School and High members enjoy several special activities and outreach projects in their Episcopal Youth Community.


A nursery is provided, with qualified staff present, for infants and toddlers to age three. Older children are grouped in separate class as appropriate in accordance with the attendance each Sunday. Our worship services are welcoming to all children, so no separate care is provided for children over three years of age when services are in progress.


You can see The Younger Voice in the monthly newsletter. Download The Voice from the home page to read it.

EYC - Episcopal Youth Community

St. John has a very active EYC for 6th through 12th graders. Our Sunday School class is informal, with pillows for floor-sitting in a room we painted ourselves with flowers, stars, scriptures, and graffiti. We've watched videos such as The Nativity and Jesus Christ Superstar, begun a timeline of Christian history, and even used SpongeBob to illustrate the Seven Deadly Sins.

In addition to Sunday School, we meet monthly for activities that include outreach, just-for-fun, and everything in between. Annual events include a picnic and swim in Pisgah Forest, participating in Relay for Life to benefit cancer research, and Christmas shopping for local needy children. We also join in larger parish events, such as helping the Men's Club cook and serve breakfast and assisting the Outreach Committee with their 2017 Empty Bowls meal. On occasion the middle schoolers and high schoolers separate, especially for overnight events, but more often we combine the groups.


All that’s missing is you! Please join us!

Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday school discussions are held between services at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall library. Subjects for discussion and learning vary during the church year, and a variety of leaders will be presenting.

Come join us at on Sunday mornings. There are lots of miracles left to talk about!

St. John in the Wilderness


Street address: 1895 Greenville Highway

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 185

Flat Rock, NC  28731

Office hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                       Monday through Friday

St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, Established 1836