White Memorial offers a number of opportunities for fellowship, support and Christian education for adults to enrich their faith journey.
Building upon the 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge, the MORE (Ministry of Racial Equity) Ministry Team has comprised a list of resources for you to dive into over the summer.
MORE Ministry Summer Challenge
Adult Faith Formation
Classes and Schedules
We hope that you will take the time to look through this updated list of classes and small group studies and make the commitment now to join one in the coming months. This is a gift you can give yourself this year, and one that is sure to deepen and expand your connections with Christ, as well as with our White Memorial family of faith.
CONTACT: Grier Richards.
Sunday Classes: Biblical Studies and Theology
Christian Fellowship | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | C200/Zoom
How did Israel ever recover from exile in Babylon? Not even the unfaithfulness of Israel could thwart God’s plan! The Restoration of Israel will be the fall Bible Study for the Christian Fellowship Class. Beginning September 12, the course will cover the post-exilic books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, and Daniel. The class features lectures with handouts of Scripture and commentary. Visitors are always welcome. This class is meeting in person, but if you need to participate via zoom, please contact Bill Jackson for additional information.
Greatest Generation | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | W400/Zoom
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. This class is meeting in person, but if you need to participate via zoom, please contact Tonya Higgins for additional information.
The class contact is Ramona Deener, 919-280-2492.
Searchers | 9:30-10:30 a.m.| Zoom only
Searchers studies the Bible using a DVD-based curriculum and class discussion. The class isa mix of singles and couples. The class will be using the Adam Hamilton study series Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today this semester. Please contact Betty Landes or Lindsay Jordan for additional information.
Theological Forum | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Zoom only
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 class class will study Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. New members are always welcome. This class is meeting via Zoom through December. Please contact
John Kidd, or Linda Scott for any additional information.
Sunday Classes: Topical Studies
Faith Foundations | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Zoom only
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. We will study a book study of Rachel Held Evans’ Inspired - Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. Additionally, we will study Marcus Borg: Beyond Belief, a DVD series from Living the Questions. Please contact Susan
Knox Class | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Zoom only
The Knox class will provide opportunities for class members to better understand how our faith encourages us to work for racial justice. Topics such as systemic racism and racial equity 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. Please contact Harriet Worley for additional information.
Spiritual Gifts | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | C303
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 Isaiah using the Mickey Efird DVD series. This class is meeting in person. Please contact Emily McNair for additional information.
TNT | 9:30-10:30 a.m.| C304/Zoom
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 study Be The Change during which different members of the class will share about someone who is creating Christ-like change in the wider community. All are welcome. The class contact is Linda Robinson.
Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study | 7:30 a.m. | Small Dining/Zoom (registration required)
Men of all ages are invited to come for a hot breakfast, fellowship and Bible study. 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. If you would still prefer to join via Zoom, the link will be available once registration is complete.
Women’s Breakfast & Study | 7:15 a.m. | The Hub/Zoom
Women of all ages are invited to come for a hot breakfast, fellowship, study and prayer. This group studies the Presbyterian Women’s Bible lesson once a month and on other weeks they study a variety of topics. 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.
Aging Well | Second Tuesdays | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Zoom only
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. To get your zoom link, contact class facilitator Liisa Ogburn, who has written over 150 articles on aging for WRAL.
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. This fall the class will be studying Unshakeable Hope, Building Our Lives on the Promises of God by Max Lucado. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Gail Smith.
20's & 30's Ministry
1st & 3rd Tuesday | 7:00 p.m. | Carol Copeland Courtyard/Zoom
This is a social and study group for people in their 20s and 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 Anne Galliher.
Lilies of the Field
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | C301
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 Unshakeable Hope, Building Our Lives on the Promises of God by Max Lucado. All are welcome. Register online for childcare.
Class leaders are Lillian Poole and Candy Lewis.
Thursday Morning Bible Study | 9:30-11 a.m. | C204
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. New members welcome.