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The Adult Sunday School Classes are a core strength of our Church. Classes meet each Sunday at 9:45 AM. Each class is a group of caring Christian friends seeking to grow in their faith while serving others with their time, talents and gifts. Members support each other during the trials of life and celebrate together during the joys of life. Please visit several classes to find “your place” at Providence.

Bridge Builders Class
Location:
A204
Attendance:
20-30
Ages:
30s to mid-50s; Many with infants to high school aged children

Type of Lessons:

  • Led by class members
  • Combination lecture and discussion
  • Single day lessons and some 3-4 week series

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Room in the Inn, Family Promise
  • Haiti Missions
  • Christmas families
  • Chrismon tree
  • Help staff POW
  • Organize the F3 Armor workout

Social Events:

  • Christmas Party
  • Retreat weekend
  • Supper Club & Church picnics

Class Presidents & New Member Contacts:

 

 

Chipley Bible Class
Location:
A210
Attendance:
30-40
Ages:
40+ - multigenerational, men and women, working, retired and senior citizens

Type of Lessons:

  • Lecture style Bible studies
  • Taught by two biblically well-educated class members and occasionally by our church ministers
  • The focus is on developing and understanding our Christian faith

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Weekly newsletter which provides information on class activities and concerns
  • Provide prayers, meals, and support to members who are going through difficult times
  • Significantly support the church’s local and global mission projects as well as several Chipley Class missions
  • Serve POW meals throughout the year
  • “Christmas Family” gift cards

Social Events:

  • Monthly “Goodie Sunday”
  • Annual Hot Dog/Ice Cream Social
  • Covered Dish Luncheons
  • “Dinner Out Nights”
  • “Christmas Party”

Class President & New Member Contact:

 

Christian Discovery
Location:
A203
Attendance:
15 -25
Ages:
Mid-50s+ - couples and singles

Type of Lessons:

  • Teachers from class and church membership
  • Lessons open to discussion from class members
  • Adam Hamilton and other video series
  • International lessons (at times)

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Room in the Inn, Family Promise, help at POW
  • Funding for international clean water wells
  • Members are Adult and Encore choir members, ushers, in Life Groups
  • Some members sponsor a student who is being educated in Kenya
  • Orphans’ Project in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Serve on St. John’s committees and help with clothing closet

Social Events:

  • “Get-togethers” at a restaurant or “covered dish” in homes
  • Field trip

Class President & New Member Contact:

 

Christian Home
Location:
A107
Attendance:
50 - 60
Ages:
70s+ - men and women; working, retired and senior citizens

Type of Lessons:

  • Led by class members
  • Adult Bible studies

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Outreach Project Funding for local and global missions:
    • Pastor’s Benevolence
    • Charlotte Rescue Mission (Rebound)
    • Charlotte Rescue Mission (Dove’s Nest)
    • Methodist Children’s Home
    • Charlotte Family Housing
    • Moore Place
    • UMAR
    • Haiti Micro-credit Loans

Social Events:

  • Fellowship encouraged through socials, covered dish dinners and attending CPCC plays
  • Annual Christmas Dinner

Class President & New Member Contact:

Contemporary Women
Location:
A100
Attendance:
Newest Adult Sunday School Class
Ages:
All women, all ages, church members and others

Type of Lessons:

  • Facilitator led discussion group.
  • Exploring our Bible & Faith using member chosen book studies.
  • Fellowship and Fun for All Women, All Ages.

Class Presidents:

New Member Contact:

Crosstalkers
Location:
A102-A104
Attendance:
50 - 60
Ages:
50s - mid-70s - couples and singles, working and retired

Type of Lessons:

  • Led by class members on a voluntary, rotating basis and by visiting speakers
  • Study the Bible, faith-oriented books and societal issues
  • Lively discussions across the room and about the cross give us our name – “Crosstalkers”

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Room in the Inn, Family Promise; help at POW.
  • Salvation Army bell ringing in December.
  • Provide meals & support for class members in need.

Social Events:

  • Quarterly small group fellowship dinners.
  • Annual Christmas Party and Valentine’s Day Dinner.
  • Annual weekend retreat at the beach or mountains.
  • Men’s annual weekend golf outing at the beach or mountains.

Class President:

New Member Contacts:

 

Joy Community
Location:
A125
Ages:
All ages - adult men and women with special needs

Types of Lessons:

  • Bible based lessons, lively music
  • Supportive fellowship
  • Active in worship and church activities

Class President:

Contacts:

Married Couples – Mid-Twenties / Early Thirties
Location:
Room A207
Ages:
Mid-Twenties / Early Thirties

Married Couples in mid-twenties and early thirties.  Meet during SS hour in Room A207.

Contact, Kathy Hammack 

Patchwork
Location:
A106
Attendance:
25 - 35
Ages:
40s+ - singles, couples, parents, grandparents

Type of Lessons:

  • Discussion style, led by class volunteers and guest speakers
  • Lessons range from contemporary issues to Bible studies
  • Topics picked by class members

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Room in the Inn, Family Promise
  • Haiti Missions/Attic Sale
  • Health and Wellness Committee
  • Advocates for Christian Concern

Social Events:

  • Christmas Party
  • Brunches in class

Class President & New Member Contact:

Pathfinders
Location:
A209
Attendance:
30
Ages:
30s - mid-50s

Type of Lessons:

  • Teachers are class volunteers, discussion led
  • Topics picked by class members
  • Lessons range from Bible studies, family life needs, and contemporary concerns/issues

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Room in the Inn
  • Haiti and Missions Attic Sale
  • PUMC Youth Pumpkin Patch
  • What’s Next Ministry
  • Crisis Assistance Ministry

Social Events:

  • Annual Memorial Day Weekend Beach Retreat
  • Christmas Party
  • New Year’s Class Brunch
  • Superbowl Chili Party
  • Dinner gatherings throughout the year

Class President & New Member Contact:

Serendipity Friends
Location:
A202
Attendance:
15 - 25
Ages:
Late 40s to early 60s - couples and singles with high school and college aged children

Type of Lessons:

  • Variety of lessons including video series, book discussions and scripture related topics
  • Current event topics

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Attic Sale
  • Room in the Inn, Family Promise
  • Baskets for Beginnings
  • Sponsor Christmas families
  • Soup Kitchen – 2 times per month prepare sandwiches
  • Corn Hole Tournament to benefit Grier Heights Ministry

Social Events:

  • Christmas Party
  • Small Supper Club Groups

Class President & New Member Contact:

Soul Purpose
Location:
A211
Attendance:
15 - 25
Ages:
30s+ - Open to any age; singles, newly married, couples with young children

Type of Lessons:

  • Christian Tool Box
  • Developing a relationship with God
  • Focus is on growing in our faith by expanding our knowledge of the Bible and strengthening our prayer lives

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Focus on schools – local and global

Social Events:

  • Adult socials
  • Family events
  • Potlucks
  • Casual class – serves great coffee!

Class Presidents & New Member Contacts:

Wesley Men’s Fellowship
Location:
A103
Attendance:
30 - 40
Ages:
Men in their 40s and older including those actively employed and retirees

Type of Lessons:

  • Adult Bible Series taught by several teachers from the class, guest teachers and pastors
  • Occasional special topics include reports on the Duke Endowment and other outreach activities and a series on the life of John Wesley

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Boy Scouts
  • Room in the Inn
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • Crisis Assistance
  • The class endows a significant outreach fund that enables support of a broad level of projects. Included are 3 college scholarships (at Brevard College, Pfeiffer University and Duke Divinity School) to students who plan careers in full time Christian service

Social Events:

  • Christmas Breakfast
  • Golf outings, occasional parties

Class President:

New Member Contact: