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 UMC.

Click here for a pdf describing adult Sunday School classes.

For more information, contact Rev.Teresa Dunn

Bridge Builders Class
Location:
A204
Ages:
30s to mid-50s with many middle school to college-aged children

Class President:

Type of Lessons:

  • Led by class members
  • Mixture of 3-4 week series and single Sunday Lessons

Examples of Service:

  • Room in the Inn
  • Haiti Missions
  • Christmas families
  • Volunteer at “Wednesdays at Providence”

Social Events:

  • Christmas Party
  • Supper Club
  • Church picnics
Chipley Bible Class
Location:
A210
Ages:
40+ - multigenerational, men and women, working, retired and senior citizens

Class President:

Type of Lessons:

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

Examples of Service:

  • Weekly newsletter which provides information on class activities and concerns
  • Support church’s local and global mission projects as well as Chipley Class missions
  • Provide prayers, meals, and support to members who are going through difficult times
  • Volunteer at “Wednesday at Providence”
  • “Christmas Family” gift cards

Social Events:

  • Monthly “Goodie Sunday”
  • Annual Hot Dog/Ice Cream Social
  • Covered Dish Luncheons
  • Dinner Out Nights
  • Christmas Party
Christian Discovery
Location:
A203
Ages:
Mid-50s+ - couples and singles

Class President:

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:

  • Room in the Inn, Family Promise, help at POW
  • Volunteer at “Wednesdays at Providence”
  • Members are active in Choir, Ushering and Life Groups
  • Some members sponsor a student who is being educated in Kenya
  • Orphan’s Project in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Serve on St. John’s committees and help with clothing closet

Social Events:

  • “Get-togethers” at a restaurant
  • “Covered Dish” in homes
  • Field trips
Christian Home
Location:
A107
Ages:
70s+ - men and women; working, retired and senior citizens

Class President:

Type of Lessons:

  • Led by class members and outside teachers
  • Adult Bible studies
  • Faith-oriented book studies
  • Adam Hamilton and other video series

Examples of Service:

  • 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
    • Moore Place & UMAR
    • Haiti Micro-credit Loans

Social Events:

  • Fellowship encouraged through socials, covered dish dinners and CPCC plays and Christmas dinner.
Contemporary Women
Location:
A100
Ages:
Ranges from 20 years to 90+

Class President:

Type of Lessons:

  • Facilitator led discussions
  • Exploring our Bible & Faith using class member chosen book studies
  • Lively discussions bringing our faith into our contemporary world

Examples of Service:

  • Room in the Inn (plus added ministries within)
  • Class chosen mission support, donating service and funds.
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • On Eagles Wings
  • Nami Volunteer support

Social Events:

  • Quarterly Fellowship gatherings
  • Various field trips
  • Class Members want fun and fellowship with a flair!
Crosstalkers
Location:
A102-A104
Ages:
50s - mid-70s - couples and singles, working and retired

Class President:

Type of Lessons:

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

Examples of Service:

  • Room in the Inn
  • Family Promise
  • Volunteer at “Wednesdays at Providence”
  • Salvation Army bell ringing in December
  • Provide meals & support for class members in need

Social Events:

  • Quarterly small group fellowship dinners
  • 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.
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
New Beginnings
Location:
Room A207
Ages:
Ranges from 20's to 30's

Type of Lessons:

  • Variety of lessons including video series, book discussion and scripture-related topics
  • Current topics

Example of Service:

  • Room in the Inn

Social Events:

  • This is a new class that has just started for young adults.  There are couples with and without children, as well as single adults in this class.  They are in the process of getting to know one another and developing lasting relationships with each other.  Now would be a great time to just into this class!
Patchwork
Location:
A106
Ages:
40s+ - singles, couples, parents, grandparents

Class President:

  • Chuck Talmadge – 704.334.3793

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:

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

Social Events:

  • Christmas Party
  • Classroom Brunches
Pathfinders
Location:
A209
Ages:
30's, 40's - late 50's

Class Presidents:

Type of Lessons:

  • Discussion style, led by class volunteers and guest speakers
  • Topics picked by class-led education
  • Committee lessons range from Bible studies, family life needs, and contemporary concerns/issues

Examples of Service:

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

Social Events:

  • Annual Memorial Day Weekend Beach Retreat
  • Christmas Party
  • New Year’s Class Brunch
  • Summer BBQ and Fundraiser
Serendipity Friends
Location:
A202
Ages:
Late 40s to early 60s - couples and singles with high school and college aged children

Class President:

Type of Lessons:

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

Examples of Service/Support Opportunities:

  • Room in the Inn
  • Haiti and Missions Attic Sale
  • Baskets for Beginnings
  • Soup Kitchen – (twice a month)
  • Corn Hole Tournament for Missions

Social Events:

  • Christmas Party
  • Small Supper Club Groups
Soul Purpose
Location:
A211
Ages:
30's-50's; open to any age, singles and couples with young children, up to college

Class President:

Type of Lessons:

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

Examples of Service:

  • Focus on schools – local and global

Social Events:

  • Adult socials
  • Family events
  • Potlucks
  • Casual class – serves great coffee!
Wesley Men’s Fellowship
Location:
A103
Ages:
Men in their 40s and older including those actively employed and retirees

Class President:

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, outreach activities and a series on the life of John Wesley

Examples of Service:

  • Room in the Inn
  • Boy Scouts
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Class endows a significant outreach fund that enables support of several projects (scholarships to Brevard College, Pfeiffer University and Duke Divinity School). Scholarships are for students who plan careers in full time Christian Service.

Social Events:

  • Christmas Breakfast
  • Golf outings
  • Seasonal parties