Adult Sunday School and Small Groups

Adult Sunday School 

10:00-10:50 AM

 

Daughters of the King is a group of women devoted to studying God’s word and applying it to our daily lives as Christians in today’s world. We are currently studying Acts by N.T. Wright. Wright suggests we think of the “Acts of the Apostles” as “The Book of Jesus: Part Two” so that we may “see how Jesus’ acts through the apostles inform and empower our acts today.” We find this approach is inspiring us to see our own church in transition in a new and positive light. We invite you to “drop in” for a visit. In Room B017 (CLC, downstairs) Contact Loretta Highfield at loretta.highfield@gmail.com.

 

Explorations focuses on understanding the Bible by reading one book at a time. There is review and discussion of what is read, to help apply it in our lives. This fall we will be studying the Book of Isaiah using the Serendipity Bible.  We will do an Advent study using the book Unwrapping the Names of Jesus by Asheritah Ciuciu. In Room B018 (CLC, downstairs). Contact Ginny Poulsen at ewpoulsen@gmail.com.

 

Practical Christianity is designed to look at what it means to be a Presbyterian living in today's world. PC plans to explore how Christianity interfaces with day-to-day life through a series of thought-provoking, conversation-causing studies about what it means to “be reformed,” beginning with discussions about Grace & Gratitude.  John & Gayle Akerman will be the facilitators of these classes supported in conversation and fellowship by everyone who attends.  In Room B105 (CLC, upstairs)  Contact John Akerman at Jakerman73@gmail.com or Gayle Akerman at Akerman.Gayle@gmail.com.

 

Reading Scripture: Yesterday and Today: “The words of scripture . . . become a reality only when they touch the minds and hearts of sentient beings, according to the different needs of each.”  Karen Armstrong, The Lost Art of Scripture, p. 201.  Join in our study of Holy Scripture each Sunday morning this fall as we continue our study of 2 Corinthians.  Just as our class name says, we will Read Scripture.  We will recognize that it comes to us from Yesterday, we will read it Today. In Room B103 (CLC, upstairs) Contact:  keat.wiles@gmail.com

 

Stumbling Disciples comes together for fellowship, scriptural readings, and discussions — all of which are accompanied by good old - fashioned casual adult conversation.  For the fall, they will be studying the first book of the Bible using Genesis by W. Eugene March.  In Room B106 (Upstairs, CLC) Contact Kevin Herman at kherman16@gmail.com.

Adult Small Groups

Fathers Who Aren’t in Heaven — every other Thursday, 6:30-7:30 at Joyner Park

 This fall we’ll begin meeting at Joyner Park and may transition inside at some point.  We’ll be studying Max Lucado’s Anxious for Nothing. Come out and grow with us! Contact Stephen Cutler at stephen.cutler@altec.com.

 

Iron Sharpens Iron (two groups) 

These covenant groups for men are built around mutual encouragement, support, and accountability.  Iron Sharpens Iron tends to go deep by focusing on how scripture informs our day-to-day lives. 

  • Wednesday — Wednesdays at 6:45 PM in the CLC, room B103                                                                                                 Our Wednesday night group will be using the book Made for a Miracle by Mike Slaughter and focus on the two components of every miracle: divine action and human responsibility. Contact Keith Thomas at keithbthomas007@gmail.com.

  • Saturday —  Saturdays at 8:0M in the CLC, room B017                                                                                                    Our Saturday morning group will be studying the book of Romans this fall.  Contact Rob Patterson at nchokiefan@gmail.com.

 

Morning Glory Circle — 2nd/4th Thursdays at 10:00 AM in the CLC, room B017

The Morning Glory Circle invites you to join us as we learn about five women who were ancestors of Jesus.  We are beginning the year September 9th with the Presbyterian Women's study, What My Grandmothers Taught Me, by Merryl Blair.  Please join us as we learn together, enjoy fellowship,  support one another through prayer, and reach out with Christ's love to those in need.  Contact Brenda Patrick at bpatrick5286@gmail.com .

 

Naptime — Fridays at 9:30 AM in the CLC, room B017

“Nurture And Prayer To Inspire Moms Everywhere” This group of mothers with young children gathers to offer support and fellowship as they raise their children and deal with all of the challenges that mothers face in this ever-changing world. This fall we’ll be using Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence by Sharon Jaynes.  Contact amymckay137@yahoo.com.

 

Perspectives — Tuesdays, every five or six weeks, at 7:00 PM offsite

Because the best way to truly understand other people is to see the world through their eyes, Perspectives attempts to do just that by reading and discussing books that express a wide variety of viewpoints about important and sometimes difficult issues.  Our first book will be Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Contact sharonline@nc.rr.com.

 

Son Risers — Fridays at 6:15 AM in the CLC, room B018 and online (hybrid)

We meet for breakfast, fellowship, prayer and study. The study is for men, husbands, sons, brothers — all male sinners are welcome! Our aim is to uphold each other in our Christian walk and seek God through prayer; study of His Word; honest, open discussion; and laughter. This fall we’ll be studying Leave Ordinary Behind: 25 Days to an Extraordinary Faith by Lance Witt.  Contract Andres Esguerra at aesguerra@hotmail.com.

 

Women of the Word (WOW) — 2nd/4th Tuesdays at 7:00 PM on Zoom

We are excited to be exploring another Angie Smith journey through the Bible:  Woven, Understanding the Bible as One Seamless Story and accompanying book, Bible Reading Journal, Weaving the Story of Scripture Together.   WOW has decided to continue meeting via Zoom on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.  We will continue to support Raleigh Women’s Center with lunches and collect items monthly.  There will also be a variety of social gatherings so we can keep in touch physically. Contact  Mary Beichner at marybeichner@me.com, Athy Robinson at athyrobinson@gmail.com, or Sandie Buda at sandiebuda@nc.rr.com