A Time to Gather, Learn and Grow in Faith

09.17.18 | Stories, Adult | by Tracey Daniel | by and AFF Class Leaders
EACH STAGE OF LIFE PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW IN FAITH.

In our Adult Faith Formation classes and Bible studies you’ll find a variety of opportunities for study, reflection and building community as we grow in faith together.

New classes begin September 9th and most classes meet through the month of May. Sunday classes meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. while midweek class times vary. All classes listed here are open to new members. You are invited to try out one or several of these classes to find your place of belonging.

BIBLICAL STUDIES AND THEOLOGY
Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Left to right: Knox, Searchers, Theological Forum, TNT

Christian Fellowship Class | Calvin 200
Have you ever wanted to delve more deeply into the nuances of Scripture? Then this class is for you. CFC will continue its emphasis on Bible study this fall, combining the books of Numbers and Joshua to tell of the journey of God’s people to the Promised Land. The class uses a lecture format. Handouts with the scripture and commentary are prepared and distributed each week. In keeping with its emphasis on fellowship, refreshments are served each Sunday. The class contact is Carol Vassey, or 919-873-0162.

Cover to Cover | Calvin 302
Cover to Cover is a class for people interested in making the Bible come alive. Come and enjoy a unique journey and uncover new insights as we read the entire Bible in one calendar year. New members are welcome to join 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, at .

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, or 919-781-0007.

Searchers | Calvin 204
This is a small group Bible study that uses a DVD based curriculum. The class is made up of a mix of singles and couples. Searchers will be studying Dr. Mickey Efird’s video series on the Psalms this fall. The group shares prayer requests, service opportunities and social gatherings. The class 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,

Left to right: P.A.R.K., Christian Fellowship Class, TNT

TOPICAL STUDIES
Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Faith Foundations | Knox 301
The Knox class focuses on personal faith by discussing Scripture and current events through a contemporary lens. This class is for those who are open to developing a mature faith and are not afraid of new concepts, unresolved questions, and the ultimate mystery of God. The class contacts and leaders are Susan Hibbert,  and John White, .

Knox Class | Knox 300
Knox is a discussion class that covers a variety of topics. Sometimes the class uses The Wired Word which examines a current event through the lens of faith. New members are welcome at any time. The class contact is Harriet Worley, .

Spiritual Practices | Calvin 303
This class discusses topics through the lens of the Bible along with other books to discover what it means to live faithfully. After reviewing the topic, typically everyone participates in an open discussion in a relaxed atmosphere. Spiritual Practices is a small class and is open to adults of all ages. The class contact is Emily McNair, .

TNT – Thirties and Thereafter ** | Cavin 304
The TNT class enjoys studying both biblical and topical studies. Class members share the leadership of this loving, open and faithful Sunday School class. TNT members also enjoy participating as a group in acts of service both in the church and in the community. Adults of all ages are invited to join this group. The class contact is Linda Robinson,  .

Walking with God | Calvin 203
If you are looking for Christian education, fellowship, prayer support and community, this class is for you. The class consists of a small but committed core group of people, looking to grow in faith and numbers. All are welcome. The class contact is Jane Howard, .

Left to right: Walking with God, Faith Foundations, Greatest Generation, Christian Fellowship Class

AGE AND STAGE CLASSES
Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Aging Well | Chapel
If you are an adult child of an aging parent 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 that class members choose at the first class, September 16, 2018. This class meets 3rd Sundays in the Chapel. Please email Liisa at with questions.

Parents of Youth | Calvin 301
This is a group for parents with youth in middle school and high school who come together to support each other in “raising our children in our faith and helping them develop their faith.” Through group discussion led by rotating leadership, the group discusses parenting issues through the lens of faith. Drop-ins are welcome. The class contacts are Diane and Cliff Britt, and .

P.A.R.K. ** | Calvin 300
Presbyterians Actively Raising Kids is a class for parents of children mainly 5th grade and younger. The topic of study varies each week and the conversations focus on strengthening faith of both parents and children. The class contact is Anna Townsend, .

** Due to construction plans, please note that these classes are meeting in new spaces this year.

Left to right: Parents of Youth, Searchers, Christian Fellowship Class, Walking with God

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MIDWEEK CLASSES
Most classes begin the week after Labor Day.

Tuesday

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study | Geneva Hall
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 and Study | 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 Mary Ann Turner, and Harriet Jennings, .

God Talk | Witherspoon 400
God Talk is a women’s Bible study led by Grier Richards. This group, which meets from 9:30-11 a.m., 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 | Calvin 301
This study involves daily Bible readings and weekly group discussions led by Tracey Daniel. Most studies last 8 to 12 weeks. The Fall 2018 study is Living the Covenant. Covenant relationships are rooted in longing: a desire for unconditional love, intimacy and fidelity. Come learn more about what it means to live in a covenant relationship with God as we study the Bible together to uncover the story of God’s people. The class leader is Tracey Daniel, and meets from 10:30 a.m.-noon, October 2-November 20. 

Wednesday

Bible Belles | A member’s home
Bible Belles is a reading and discussion group comprised primarily of senior adult women. This group meets each Wednesday during the Sunday School year except the 1st Wednesday of each month. They meet at 9:30 a.m. in a member’s home. New members are welcome. For more information, call the class leader Gail Smith, , 919-789-9940.

Young Adult Wednesday Fellowship | 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.” This group meets every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Contact Robert Galloway, with questions.

Thursday

Lilies of the Field | Calvin 301
For over 20 years, this discussion group for women of all ages has studied the Bible and other Christian books. In Lilies’, participants grow in their understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Christ through supporting, encouraging, challenging and comforting one another. Women of all ages are welcome. . The class meets Thursday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The class leaders are Lillian Poole, and Candy Lewis, .

Thursday Morning Bible Study | Witherspoon 400
This small co-ed group focuses on biblically-based topics through a discussion format. Various books and/or DVD courses are selected and used during the year. This class began as a Disciple Bible Study Class but is always glad to welcome new members. The class meets from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday mornings. The class coordinator is Nancy McLean, .

4-week ADVENT STUDY: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph
by Adam Hamilton

From his beginnings as a humble carpenter, to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus, Joseph’s crucial actions played an important part in salvation history. We will see how Joseph’s story is much like our own when we are tempted to walk away from difficult situations. To join the study, register online starting October 1, 2018. Books are $10.00 and can be purchased from Tonya Higgins in W211. Contact Gloria Johnson, class leader, with questions at .

Attend Monday evenings: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
OR Tuesday mornings:10:30-11:30 a.m.

Calvin 301
Session 1: November 26/27
Session 2: December 3/4
Session 3: December 10/11
Session 4: December 17/18

GENERAL QUESTIONS?
Contact Tracey Daniel at or call 919-834-3425, ext. 247.