Sunday School: 9:30 am

Bible DiscoveryThe Christology of Hebrews. Hebrews proclaims, “The Best Just Got Better!” Our problem is as William Barclay wrote, “When we come to read the Letter to the Hebrews we come to read what is, for the person of today, the most difficult book in the whole New Testament.” 
Leader: Doug Sterrett                               Room 103/104
FOCUS – Focused On Christ United by the Spirit… a multi-generational group, does studies that help them grow closer to Jesus and each other. Current study “Dangerous Jesus” by Kevin “KB” Burgess. 
Leader: Sue Newell                                   Room 105
Genesis a traditional Bible study class, is presently studying the book of James using the Lifeguide Bible study, “James, Faith That Works” by Andrew and Phyllis Le Peau
Leader: Harris Prevost                           Conference Room
Koinonia –  a multi-generational class for women is studying Spiritual Gifts this summer.
Leader: Kay Stacy                                   Room 111
Man to Man – Is currently discussing scenes from “The Chosen” series, a dramatization of the life of Jesus. 
Leader: John Newell                               Room 112
NIKE is currently doing topical contemporary Bible studies.
Leader: Greg Langdon                            Rooms 110
Social Concernsuses “The Wired Word” for our class discussions. Each week there are two topics from which we choose… each topic is related to current social activities.
Leader: Marc Kadyk                                Room 206
TNC  a group of family minded adults who strive to become spiritually mature, care for one another, and build relationships as we immerse ourselves in God’s Word.
Leader: Steve Marks                               Library

09/06/23 – 10/25/23
All classes start at 6:00 and end at 7:00pm with family-friendly meals served in the gym starting at 5:15pm.
Hearing God: As believers in Jesus Christ, we naturally want to know how we can hear God’s voice. Does God speak? Is He speaking to me? The good news is, yes, He is speaking. As you open your spiritual “ears,” you will learn the different ways God speaks to you, practical steps to hear from God, how to discern his voice and how to grow your personal relationship with Him.
Leaders: Jason and Susan Hees
Knarthex Knitters: Get together for fellowship in knotting and crocheting, sharing knitting tips, patterns, yarn, joys and concerns of members of the church family.
Leaders: The Knitting Ministry Team
Women’s Bible Study: Luke, Gut Level Compassion Join storytelling theologian Lisa Harper in exploring the Gentile-authored Gospel that embraces the outliers, outcasts, and overlooked with God’s outrageous mercy.
Leaders: Sharon Carlton, Liz Michael, Krystal Wilson
Women of the Bible: the good and the bad. Looking at both Old Testament and New Testament characters, together we will explore the women who served as Prophets and the important roles that women played in Jesus’ ministry.
Leaders: Jane and Jack Butler 
Exuberant Bells: We are a group of fun loving bell ringers who all tolerate making mistakes until we get the “hang” of it! It does require a familiarity with reading music, but we will teach you the rest. Bells will meet on Wednesdays, starting August 23 until the Lovefeast on December 3.
Leader: Sylvia Rippy

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Knarthex Knitters – Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30pm to knit or crochet prayer shawls for our members who need the warmth and comfort of knowing that their brothers and sisters in Christ care for them, pray for them, and give them a tangible gift of that love and concern for their illness or loss of a loved one. Interested in joining this group? Click on “I’m Interested…” below.
Prayer Group – join the prayer group on zoom on Thursdays at 10am for a time to share joys and concerns and to spend some time praying with one another, even if it’s just wordless groans! To join the group one time, or every Thursday, click on “I’m interested…” below.
Rejoicers – is a fellowship group for retirees who get together sweveral times throughout the year. We usually go…. to a minor league baseball game in Hickory, to a play at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, out to lunch after worship, and other fun things.
Events are posted in the church newsletter. Contact Arlene Steeves to be added to the event email list or click on “I’m Interested…” below.
Click HERE for YOUTH opportunities…
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John & Sue Newell’s small group
Meets every other Sunday at 6:30 pm
New Chapter Widows Group
Led by Sharon meets twice / month. 
Women’s Circle
Led by Kay Stacey, Circle 1 meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30am. All women are invited to join!
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