White Memorial offers a number of opportunities for fellowship, support and Christian education for adults to enrich their faith journey.
Adult Faith Formation
Classes and Schedules
WE INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE THE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT SPIRITUALLY THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. CLASSES GATHER IN ZOOM ROOMS, CONFERENCE CALLS, FACEBOOK LIVE AND OFFSITE UNTIL WE CAN MEET AGAIN ON CAMPUS.
CONTACT: Grier Richards.
Sunday Classes: Biblical Studies and Theology
Why did God allow the Israelites to be decimated in Canaan and the last remnant carried off to Babylonian captivity? This fascinating and important story is told in the book of Kings and is Christian Fellowship’s Bible study this fall. Participants will receive via email weekly lessons with the Scripture, commentary, and questions for understanding and application. Twice a month the class will have a fellowship video session with devotional, announcements, Q&A, and prayer time, via Zoom. Drop-ins and new members are always welcome. The course will begin September 13 and conclude by Christmas; the fellowship video gatherings will begin on September 27 from 9:30-10:00 a.m. The Zoom sessions will be recorded so they can be viewed later as needed. Contact Bill Jackson with questions or to sign up.
Cover to Cover
2:00-3:00 p.m. | Zoom | 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 the first class will meet September 13. For more information about Cover to Cover, contact contact Jim Ferry.
9:30-10:30 a.m.| Conference Call
Greatest Generation is a loving and faithful community of senior adults. The class uses the quarterly resource, The Present Word, which explores biblical text. A rotating group of class members moderate the class each week. New members are always welcome. The class contact is Ramona Deener, 919-280-2492.
9:30-10:30 a.m.| Zoom
Searchers studies the Bible using a DVD-based curriculum and class discussion. The class is a mix of singles and couples and welcomes all. The class will be using the Mickey Efird study of Ecclesiastes this semester. Contacts are Betty Landes and Louise Eaglesfield.
9:30-10:30 a.m.| Zoom
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. This fall the class will be studying the book Christ in Crisis by Jim Wallis. Drop-ins and new members are always welcome. For more information about the class contact Flo Durway or Kristen Beightol.
Sunday Classes: Age and Stage Studies
Parents of Youth
Parents of Youth is taking the semester off to support children and youth in Sunday School each week.
P.A.R.K. | Calvin 300
P.A.R.K. is taking the semester off to support children and youth in Sunday School each week.
Sunday Classes: Topical Studies
9:30-10:30 a.m. | Zoom
Faith Foundations focuses on growing in faith by studying the Bible and discussing current events. The class enjoys examining new concepts, pondering unresolved questions and marveling at the ultimate mystery of God. This semester the class will study Christ in Crisis by Jim Wallis. New members are always welcome. Class leaders are Susan
9:30-10:30 a.m. | Zoom
The Knox class will provide opportunities for class members to better understand how our faith encourages us to work for racial justice as we seek to become more anti-racist. Topics such as systemic racism and white privilege will be explored through the use of articles and books, and guest speakers will be invited to lead conversations throughout the semester. The Knox Class welcomes all, whether you like to join in discussion or just prefer to listen. The class contact is Harriet Worley.
9:30-10:30 a.m.| Zoom
The Spiritual Gifts class discusses topics with an emphasis on the New Testament, in addition to reading other books about faith. This is a small class with a relaxed atmosphere and is open to new participants of any age. This semester the class will be studying Luke using the Mickey Efird DVD series. The class contact is Emily McNair.
9:30-10:30 a.m.| Google Meet
Join this group of loving, open and faithful individuals focused on study, as well as service and outreach opportunities. The class style usually involves group discussion through shared leadership. The class will use video clips to study a book of the Bible, outreach opportunities and other faithful topics. All are welcome. The class contact is Linda Robinson.
Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study
7:30 a.m. | Zoom (registration required)
Men of all ages are invited to Zoom and enjoy fellowship and Bible study. The preaching pastor of the week leads a short Bible study related to the upcoming Sunday sermon. Bible study, breakfast (bring your own) and prayer conclude around 8:00 a.m. each week. Contact for the group is Don Thompson. Register here.
Women’s Breakfast & Study
7:15 a.m. | First and Third Tuesdays* | Zoom
Women of all ages are invited to come for fellowship, study and prayer. This group studies the Presbyterian Women’s Bible lesson and a variety of other topics. All participants are invited to stay as long as they like or to leave early for work or other commitments. *For September, the meetings will be on September 15 (due to the Labor Day holiday) and September 22. First and third Tuesdays will begin in October. The group contacts are Susan Allen and Miriam Dorsey.
1:00 p.m. | Tuesdays in September (5 classes) | Zoom
Aging Well provides a forum where participants can approach some of the most pressing questions which arise as we age. While for many, aging may reflexively signify fears of loss or the unknown, here in community at White Memorial, there is space to discuss both our joys and our concerns, sorrows and unanticipated growth. Experts like psychologists, physicians, pastors and laypeople will share what they have learned about the aging process. The first class is September 1. All are welcome. Liisa Ogburn, who has written over 150 articles on aging for WRAL, is the class facilitator.
7 p.m. | Selected Tuesdays | Offsite
20s@wmpc is a social and study group for people in their 20s interested in exploring their faith and today’s culture. Discussions are based upon Scripture, articles, current events, podcasts, or books. For more information contact Levi Bannerman.
Bible Belles | Wednesday mornings (except the 1st Wednesday of each month) | 9:30 a.m. | A member’s home
Bible Belles is a reading and discussion group comprised primarily of senior adult women. The group meets each Wednesday during the Sunday School year except the 1st Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Gail Smith.
Meaning as Millennials: Faithful conversations about Christianity and Culture | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Monthly | Offsite
Meaning as Millennials is a social and study group for people in their late 20s to late 30s interested in exploring their faith and today’s culture. Discussions are based upon Scripture, articles, current events, podcasts, or books. For more information contact Kevin Thompson.
Lilies of the Field
This group of women of all ages studies the Bible and other Christian books. Participants grow in their understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Christ through supporting, encouraging, challenging and comforting one another. This class is studying You Will Get Through This, Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times by Max Lucado. Class discussions will be through e-mail. All are welcome. Class leaders are Lillian Poole and Candy Lewis.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
9:30-11 a.m. | Zoom
This small group focuses on biblically based topics through a discussion format. Various books and/or DVD courses are selected and used during the year. This fall, the class will be studying A Lens of Love by Jonathan Walton. New members welcome.