Adult Classes

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Weekly Classes

WALKING IN GRACE – Wednesdays at 9:30am

Our Sacred Circle is a unique program at St. Andrews. Each week there is an email with a scripture relating to God and creation, an environmental reading, & meditation.

On Wednesdays, we meet in the downstairs Creation Care Classroom or on the Meditation Path (weather permitting). This is a time of observation, silence, listening, wonder and reflection. We use walking slowly to listen to nature and for God: Grace (we believe that God pardons us and grants eternal salvation through Christ) and Circle (used for thousands of years by people to share, learn, hear, and see each other).

For more information, contact Randy Senzig at senzigrandy@gmail.com 

 

LUNCH & LEARN Series – Thursdays at 12:00pm

Bring your own lunch and drink. Starting in May 2024, we are studying The Acts of the Apostles

What just happened? Who is this Holy Spirit? How does the Church grow? Paul who? What happens now? Immediately following Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into heaven, these were mind-boggling questions.

Let’s dig into the story and follow along as the disciples begin to figure out the answers! As we go, we will also find answers and direction for us today!

For more information, contact the church office at churchoffice@saintandrewsumc.org

 

 

 

Sunday Morning Classes

Every Sunday at 9:45am ~ greeters can direct you to your classroom

(Children attend their own Sunday School during this time)

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

This study, endorsed by the Curriculum Resources Committee of The UMC, offers a year-round, weekly Bible study plan. Each lesson offers background, scripture, and doctrinally sound and relevant biblical interpretation and application. Annual classes provide coverage of the Bible, special lessons during the church seasons of Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter, and suggestions for developing spiritual practices such as prayer, worship, community, and service.

For more information, contact Gene English at ggenglish@nc.rr.com

SEEKERS CLASS

We study the historical and theological background of the Lectionary readings and learn how God’s Word in the Old and New Testaments still speaks to us today. We seek ways to turn words into action as we strive to expand God’s Kingdom. We enjoy a relaxed and open discussion where each person’s opinion is welcomed and respected. We support, encourage, and care for one another​ through the joys and the challenges of life. We open our class on “Zoom” for those unable to attend in person.

For more information, contact Jeff Cope at jeff.cope.e@gmail.com 

AGAPE CLASS

This class is a group for those seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus through a better understanding of Scripture. The class begins with a 15-20 minute video followed by a time of Scripture reading and discussion questions. 

We are currently studying Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say by Adam Hamilton. “They are simple phrases. They sound Christian — like something you might find in the Bible. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.”

For more information, contact Debi White at dewdrop91804@aol.com 

 

 

 

 

Groups

JOY CLUB

Adults aged 55 and up join together once a month for fun, fellowship, and more! A brief devotion with prayer is followed by a meal, a speaker or great outing. Each month holds something new and wonderful. Previous events included bingo, Big Ed’s Restaurant, Howling Cow Dairy, and various holiday feasts. Contact Gary Shaw at gdcsshaw72@gmail.com for more information.

 

UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH

United Women in Faith seeks to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence and impact local and global communities.

We are a group of women who enjoy getting together once a month to try to make a difference in the lives of women, children, and youth at Saint Andrews, in the community, and globally.

All women from all faith backgrounds and walks of life are welcome! Contact Gloria English at ggenglish@nc.rr.com for more information.