White Memorial offers a number of opportunities for fellowship, support and Christian education for adults to enrich their faith journey.
Adult Faith Formation
Fall Classes and Schedules
Please join us for Adult Faith Formation! Classes for the new year begin
January 6, 2019. For more information about Adult Faith Formation, contact Tracey Daniel.
All Sunday adult classes meet 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Biblical Studies and Theology
Christian Fellowship Class | Calvin 200
Christian Fellowship Class will continue Bible study this winter with the book of Joshua to tell of God’s people moving into the Promised Land; the letters of Peter will be featured in the spring. The class uses a lecture format. Handouts with the scripture and commentary are distributed. Visitors are always welcome. Visitors are always welcome. The class contact is Carol Vassey.
Cover to Cover | Calvin 302 | Monthly
This Bible study is designed to read the entire Bible in one calendar year. New members are welcome every month of the year. The class is oriented around the calendar year and meets on the first Sunday of the month. For more information about Cover to Cover, contact Jim Ferry.
Greatest Generation | Witherspoon 400
Composed primarily of senior adults, this is a loving and faithful community open to anyone. The study vehicle is the quarterly resource The Present Word, which explores the biblical text and invites relationship with God. A rotating group of class members moderate the class each week. The class contact is Gary Mock.
Searchers | Calvin 204
This small group will start the new year with a study on Not a Silent Night - Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem, a video series by Adam Hamilton. They will follow up with the study of the Fred Rogers’ documentary - Won’t You Be My Neighbor? In the spring, Searchers will study Dr. Mickey Efird’s video series on Genesis. Searchers is more than just a study group. Members support one another through all life’s challenges. Contacts are Betty Landes and Louise Eaglesfield.
Theological Forum | Knox 302
Relating scripture to current issues is the heart of this class and is intended to help participants gain a better understanding of their own views on faith. Come and enjoy the fellowship that comes with these thought-provoking discussions and learn a little bit more about yourself. Drop-ins are always welcome. For more information about the class contact Flo Durway or Kristen Beightol.
Age and Stage Studies
Aging Well | Chapel | 3rd Sundays
If you are interested in learning how to live well as you or someone you love is aging, this class is designed to support you. Liisa Ogburn, WMPC member and twice/week writer on aging issues for “Aging Well” on WRAL, will facilitate and bring in local experts to share information and wisdom on topics of interest. Please email Liisa with questions.
Parents of Youth | Calvin 300
This is a group of parents of any age youth (late elementary through high school) who come together to support each other in “raising our children in our faith and helping them develop their faith.” The class uses TED talk videos, articles from a variety of Christian literature and discussion of current topics to wrestle with what it means to parent faithfully. Drop-ins are welcome. Class contacts are and Cliff Britt.
P.A.R.K. | Calvin 301
Presbyterians Actively Raising Kids is a discussion group for parents of children mainly 5th grade and younger. The study topics vary and each week there is a new topic for discussion. The conversations focus on strengthening faith of parents and children. Class leader is Anna Townsend.
Faith Foundations | Knox 301
This class focuses on personal faith by discussing scripture and current events through a progressive lens in community with others. Members of the class are “encouraged and challenged to open their minds and hearts to the work of developing a mature faith that is not afraid of new concepts, unresolved questions, and the ultimate mystery of God.” In January, Faith Foundations will continue studying Walter Brueggemann’s book Interrupting Silence, followed by the DVD study The Challenge of Paul by John Dominic Crossan. Class leaders are Susan Hibbert and John White.
Knox Class | Knox 300
The Knox Class is a discussion-based class with lively discussions on current topics. Presently, the class is studying the book If Grace is True by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland. Additionally, each week by email the class receives The Wired Word resource which examines a current event through the lens of faith; this is occasionally used as the basis for the class discussion. New members are always welcome, and it is never too late to join the Knox Class. The class contact is Harriet Worley.
Spiritual Practices | Calvin 303
Beginning in January, this class will use the Kerygma Bible study on the book of Genesis. Spiritual Practices welcomes new participants of any age. The class contact is Emily McNair.
TNT – Thirties and Thereafter | Calvin 304
Join this group of loving, open and faithful individuals focused on study, but also very involved in service through the church and in the community. In the new year, TNT will begin a study on Romans based on the Disciples Study. All are welcome. The class contact is Linda Robinson.
All classes listed welcome new members. Most midweek classes will begin the week of January 7.
Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study | 7 a.m. | Geneva
Men of all ages are invited to come for a hot breakfast, fellowship and Bible study at 7:00 a.m. The preaching pastor of the week leads a short Bible study related to the upcoming Sunday sermon. Bible study, breakfast and prayer conclude promptly at 8:00 a.m. each week. Contact for the group is Don Thompson.
Women’s Breakfast & Study 7 a.m. | Knox 100
Women of all ages are invited to come for a hot breakfast, fellowship, study and prayer at 7:00 a.m. This group of women studies the Presbyterian Women’s Bible lesson once a month and on other weeks they study a variety of topics including Christian books and Bible studies. All participants are invited to stay as long as they like or to leave early for work or other
commitments. The group contacts are Susan Allen and Miriam Dorsey.
God Talk | 9:30-11 a.m. Witherspoon 400
God Talk is a women’s bible study led by Grier Richards. In January the class will be studying the Kerygma Bible study on the book of Genesis. This group discusses various biblical stories and their historical context and incorporates outside sources into the conversation. God Talk is accessible to newcomers and regular attendees. The class contact is Angie Faulk.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study | 10:30 a.m.-noon | Calvin 301
What does it mean to trust in God’s covenant? Come join this Bible study on Tuesday mornings as they learn about this topic by reading the Bible, watching a video presentation hosted by Biblical scholars, and sharing personal experiences. This is a lively small group that welcomes all who want to learn more about God’s promises. The class leader is Tracey Daniel.
Bible Belles | 9:30 a.m. | A member’s home
Bible Belles is a reading and discussion group comprised primarily of senior adult women. They meet each Wednesday during the Sunday School year except the 1st Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome. The class contact is Gail Smith.
Wednesday Fellowship every Wednesday | 7-8 p.m. | Calvin 102
This is a fun and dynamic group that offers several different formats for young adults to explore faith and meet new people. The leader of the class, Robert Galloway, invites you to “Come for the fellowship and stay for the discussion.” The class contact is Robert Galloway.
Lilies of the Field | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Calvin 301
Lilies is a discussion group of woman of all ages. This semester they will be continuing their study of Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado. Later in the spring the group plans to read You’ll Get Through This, also by Max Lucado. Women of all ages are welcome. Nursery care is available and reservations can be made here. Class leaders are Lillian Poole and Candy Lewis.
Thursday Morning Bible Study | 9:30-11 a.m. | Witherspoon 400
This small co-ed group focuses on biblically-based topics through discussion format. Various books and/or DVD courses are selected and used during the year. New members are welcome. Class coordinator is Nancy McLean.