Adult Sunday School and Small Groups
Adult Sunday School
Explorations — in the CLC, room B104
What feels shaky in your world? Maybe you feel hurt by the past, disappointed by the present, or worried about the future. If so, there is hope. For every problem in life, God has given you a promise. Join the Explorations Class this fall as we study Max Lucado's book "Unshakable Hope".
Adults of all ages are welcome to join the Explorations class on Sunday mornings for prayer, fellowship and study of God's word. Contact Ginny Poulsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Scripture: Yesterday and Today — in the main building, room A128
“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 explore the Minor Prophets with their rich variety of times and needs of grace and faithfulness. We will Read Scripture, recognizing that it comes from Yesterday and comes to us Today, treating us all to “an honor and a joy, an inner necessity and a gracious privilege to serve and therefore” to hear the Word of God. (K. Barth, Church Dogmatics, Vol. I, Part 2, p. 852-53.)
Coffee and Conversations — in the CLC, downstairs in room B017/B018
9:00 Gathering and fellowship for all ages (coffee and juice/light snack provided)
9:20 (Children: Elementary teachers will escort children upstairs to B105-106 for a brief bible lesson!)
(Youth: Option to stay with adults or move to the youth room for fellowship and conversation specific to youth!)
9:30 Brief Faith formation time for adults/youth who stay: storytelling/singing/devotion/discussion questions
9:45 Prayer/blessing to close time together.
Tell Me More – September 17-October 1 in the main building, room A133
The pastors and elders will meet with all of our friends who are not yet members of Wake Forest Presbyterian and would like to learn about the benefits. One of the more unusual benefits of joining at this time is that you will have a vote when it comes time to elect a new pastor! But there's so much more to the Presbyterian Church USA than voting on matters. Come learn the foundations of our faith and how it shapes the way we do most everything around here. Members, too, are invited if any of you would like to "get reacquainted" with your church and denomination! Contact: email@example.com
Adult Small Groups
Iron Sharpens Iron Wednesdays — Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the CLC, room B103/B104
Iron sharpens Iron, Wednesday is a men's Bible study group. We try to pick subjects & studies that can be traditional or view Jesus as others might have viewed him at that time. Our goal is to create a close knit group who can share views and opinions openly and freely, supporting one another through prayer. Current study is The Chosen, season 2. Contact Keith Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iron Sharpens Iron Saturdays — Saturdays at 8:00 AM in the CLC, room B017
The Saturday morning Iron Sharpens Iron men's group meets each weekend 8:00-9:30. Each week, we have a free-flowing discussion of our current book chapter, as well as sharing prayers and concerns. There is lots of back-and-forth banter and lots of brotherly love! We cover 2-3 books each year, sometimes centering on a particular book or author in the Bible. Other topics have included Biblical "half-truths" and a comparative look at various religions. Contact Ed Tharrington at email@example.com.
Morning Glory Circle — 2nd/4th Thursdays at 10:00 AM in the CLC, room B017
Join us as we learn together, enjoy fellowship, support one another through prayer, and reach out with Christ's love to those in need. Current study is Horizons Bible Study Celebrating Sabbath, Accepting God's Gift of Rest and Delight. Contact Loretta Highfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
Son Risers — Fridays at 6:15 AM in the CLC, room B017
We meet on Friday mornings from 6:15 to 7:30 AM 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. Current study is They Walked With God by Max Lucado.Contact Andres Esguerra at email@example.com.
Women of the Word — 2nd/4th Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the CLC, room B017
Prayer, fellowship, mission opportunities and bible study are important to the diverse women of WOW. We are in various stages of our lives. WOW ladies are wonderful examples of using their hands and feet to be followers of Christ in the community. WOW currently provides lunch for WFPC’s Good Friday Luncheon, collect food, clothing and toiletries to support missions of WFPC and beyond. We maintain the garden area at the main CLC entrance. Ladies have supported a couple of Ukrainian refugee families with household items. We hope to continue providing Christmas stockings to the Raleigh Women’s Center. Join us and see why studying the bible has never been so much fun. Current study is Rev. Kenneth Bailey, Middle Eastern New Testament Studies. We'll be looking at Luke's parables from a Middle Eastern Christian perspective. We will be using his videos on YouTube (on our own prior to our meetings). Contact Sandie Buda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daughters of the King — 1st/3rd Wednesdays at 10:00 AM in the CLC, room B105
Daughters of the King class welcomes women of all ages, wherever you are on your faith journey. Whatever we know or think about Jesus, we are challenged to know him better. This is a study about what matters most in life and in history, and how deeply those things are connected to our everyday lives. Current study is Who Is This Man? by John Ortberg. Contact Millie Seiler at email@example.com.
Perspectives — meetings days and locations vary
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. Last year we read If God Is Love, Don't Be a Jerk (John Pavlovitz), Everything Sad is Untrue (Daniel Nayeri), The Gifts of Imperfection (Brene Brown), and Jesus and John Wayne (Kristen Kobe Du Mez). Our first book this fall will be Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.