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Christian Essentials Class Begins

September 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If you are looking for the class that boils Christian teaching down the basics from beginning to end, this is it. You will learn about beliefs, worship, morals, and prayer in a captivating series of presentations that will put you on a rock solid foundation no matter what life may bring your way. Get the essentials covered in thirteen sessions.

About Your Teacher

Fr. Mayer, grew up as an evangelical, Pentecostal Christian and then as an adult went on a quest for truth that led to surprising places. His motto was to follow the truth no matter where it might lead. His search even included an intellectual dive into atheism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Out of college he settled on reformed Christianity, but then was drawn by the beauty he discovered in the Episcopal Church where he was ordained and worked as a protestant pastor. While seeking to bring to his people teaching from the best most complete sources he could find, he discovered the fullness of the Christian faith by seeing the Bible through the writings of Christians from the first few centuries and digging deeply into Christian history. He is excited to share with you these life changing, historic Christian teachings as they have been passed on down over the centuries.


This class is great for those interested in one or more of the following:

Historic Christianity: Protestant Christians have found this to be a great opportunity to gain a historic look at the faith and its development over the centuries

Advanced Religious Ed: Those who have taken this course have experienced a deepening faith that went far beyond the childhood religious education that they were stuck at for so many years

Completing Sacraments: Adult Catholics who are still in need of First Communion or Confirmation have taken this class to fulfill the educational requirements for these sacraments.

Becoming Catholic: This class meets the educational requirements for someone who wants to officially become part of the Catholic Church


Here are the details:

Your Opinion Wanted: If we all agreed on and believed the same thing, these classes would be boring. Your voice, questions and perspectives are an important part of the class experience.

Welcoming Hospitality: Classes begin with introductions by those attending to encourage connections. Each class also has food, normally small sandwiches, chips, and drinks.

RSVP: Space is limited. Once the spots are filled this posting will be updated with a waiting list notification. RSVP Here

Location: Salem Centre Conference Room, 7235 Bentley Rd, Jacksonville (located near 95 and Butler Blvd)

Dates and Time:  Begins on September 25, 2023 and continues every other Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 PM for thirteen sessions. Ends on March 18, 2024


There are also Three Other Options to take in Same Content:

1. Attend the four Saturday Intensives: 9 AM – 5 PM, October 28, 2023, December 16, 2023, January 27, 2024, March 9, 2024 at Fr. Mayer’s office (located out of Frye Insurance 4161 Carmichael Ave., #143, Jacksonville)


2. Self-Study: read the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults and meet at least monthly at the convenience of you and your sponsor to review, discuss, and ask questions about what you are learning.


3. Combination: You are welcome to combine any of the above options depending on your needs and your life circumstances. For example, if you miss one of the 13 classes, you are can stop in to the part of the Saturday intensive that covers the material that you missed or to complete the material via assigned reading and essay question writing.

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September 25, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Father Mayer


The Salem Centre
7235 Bentley Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32256 United States
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