Adult Ministries

You and your family are invited to participate in our many educational events designed to help feed your spirit. It's never too late to join a class. Take steps to continue your Christian Journey. Just show up! For more information or questions about Adult Ministries,
Contact:  Trinity Whitley 

Sunday Morning Classes
During the Week Opportunities
Senior Adult Activities
 


 

 



OCTOBER SANCTUARY PRAYER TIME

The sanctuary will be open for a time of prayer each October Tuesday, 11-11:30 a.m. We will begin with a prayer together, spend some time in silent prayer, then close with a brief corporate prayer. Please wear a mask, use the front sanctuary doors, sign in, and sit socially distanced. Come soak in the peace of the beautiful Faith Sanctuary!



OCTOBER VESPER SERVICES

Join us on October Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 7 p.m., for short vesper services outdoors at Faith. Bring your mask, chair or blanket. We will gather socially distanced in the grassy area near the fire pit (next to the bus parking space) for a time of music, scripture and prayer together. The event will be canceled in the case of inclement weather.


ADULT BOOK CLUB

"In this time when everything feels polarized, shouldn't we just stick to things we can agree on?" I often hear this sentiment around church families and understand where it's coming from. I've felt it myself. However, I've been struck that maybe it's not the way forward. All adults are invited to join me in studying Holy Disunity: How What Separates Us Can Save Us by Layton Williams. For four weeks in October, we'll study this book together, being challenged to consider that our differences in beliefs may be blessings that help us better understand God's grace.

Following this, I'd love for folks to continue to learn together in November with The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism by Jmar Tisby. With the social unrest surrounding racial injustice, we as a community of faith will be challenged to acknowledge the part the church has played in this issue and how we can make a difference moving forward.

Adult Book Club will meet on Tuesday nights, 7-8 pm October 6 through November 24, via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/96337853839. Books may be purchased for a 10% discount at Midtown Reader (they have them reserved for Faith Book Club). Please let Trinity know by Sunday, October 4, if you plan to participate. On October 6, we will discuss the first 3 chapters of Holy Disunity.


The following Sunday School classes will resume on a date yet to be determined.

Bible in the Parlor: This class reads a chapter or two a week of scripture at home, does some research on their own, and then comes together to "mine the text" and discover what gems they can find. Led in rotation by Skip Forsyth, Roy Youngblood, and Gary Griffin.  Meets in the Parlor. 

Sunday to Sunday: Class discussions of the lectionary text for the week based on Feasting on the Word, led by Lois Franklin and Joseph Addae-Mensa. Meets in Room 110. 

Christian Spirituality with the Black Dog: Group discussion of various books.  Meets in the Small Conference Room. Led by Ruth Reynolds.

Mosaic: This class is team taught by Tad David, Melanie Hill, Windy Taylor and Thomas Whitley. They will begin the year studying the book of Mark using the Discover Your Bible curriculum. Meets in Room 210. 

Also on Sunday morning: 

Centering Prayer:  
Contemplation, meditation and prayer, led by Pam Leslie, Vicki Weber and Ruth Reynolds. Meets in the Small Conference Room, 9:00-9:25 a.m.  

Other Opportunities: (Due to the pandemic, these groups are currently not meeting.)

Disciple Fast Track. Join fellow travelers on a year-long commitment to study the Bible cover to cover. We'll jump around based on themes, but when it's all said and done, we'll have looked at a majority of the books to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Christ based on scripture. From the creators of DiscipleDisciple Fast Track is designed for the busy life. Participants commit to 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring of 75-minute classes that engage homework, video, and discussion to help develop your faith. Details will be posted here when available. 

Already taken a Disciple class? Then Disciple 2 Fast Track might be right for you! Into the Word (Disciple 2) helps readers deepen their understanding of scripture and make connections between what they already know and what they are reading. Each week you will encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are and how you can engage them. The fall semester looks at Genesis and Exodus; the spring looks at Luke and Acts.  Watch for sign-up details soon!

Salt Shaker Sign Ups.  You are the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13
Interested in getting to know other members of Faith? Enjoy having folks to eat lunch with? Then shake it up by participating in a Salt Shaker Lunch Group! Adults are invited to sign up and are then assigned to groups of 6-10 adults. Children and teens are welcome to attend with their parents.  The Salt Shakers will go to lunch (Dutch treat) for three consecutive months, usually on the third Sunday of the month. Step outside your pew and meet someone new! 

Faith in Prayer. Meets Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Led by  Becky Roche. All are welcome to join this prayer ministry.

College Lunch
Once a month, college students join the Christian Education staff for lunch between 11:30 and 1:45 p.m. at Pitaria on Tennessee Street to catch up, fill up, and to keep connections with the church. For more information and/or specific dates, contact Shannon Guse.

Sojourners
A Bible Study of Hebrews. Meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m. in Room 110. Led by Aggie Bell. 

Faith Formation 
Meets Wednesdays, 6 p.m. in the Parlor.  For the schedule of topics and descriptions, please visit our Wednesday Night Alive page here.

Book Talk
Discussions of a selected book each month by the Faith Library Committee and others. 10 am- 12 noon on the fourth Thursday of each month in the library. 

Prospective Member Class - Parlor
This class is offered periodically throughout the year. While this class is required for membership at Faith, taking the class does not commit you to membership. Topics covered include: Presbyterian distinctives, Faith's mission statement, Presbyterian church government, interpretation of scripture, and principles of Christian stewardship. 
Contact Person: Trinity Whitley

Women's Book Club
Meets Thursdays every two months, 7:00 p.m., in the Parlor (check calendar for which Thursdays)
Are you interested in reading some of the books that our pastors have recommended?
Contact Person: Windy Taylor

Dream Group
Meets once a month September through May at members' homes. Contact Ruth Reynolds for more information. 

Young Adult Gathering
Click here for more information. 

Men's Breakfast
Food and fellowship each 1st and 3rd Friday morning at 7 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Contact is Bill Hollimon. 


Senior Adult Lunch Bunch
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m.. Lunch at various restaurants. Contact Person: Jeanette Moore (386-8514).

Parenting Group
We believe as we walk through this journey together, it is important to tend to all facets of life, including that of parenting. Our Christian Educators and Associate Pastor are here to walk alongside you on this journey. Reach out to them to see how you might journey together.
Contact Trinity Whitley or Shannon Guse.


Single Together Group
There is a fellowship and study group at Faith for adults who are single by choice or by life circumstances. The Single Together Group is open to both men and women who would like to explore what it means to be single in the Church today. There are open discussions on relevant topics such as historical and cultural overview of singleness and of singleness within the Church, dating, sexuality, single people and the Church, the challenge of singleness, and the challenge to the Church. The Single Together Group will meets periodically on Sunday evenings, 6-7 p.m., in the Parlor, and for outings once or twice a month.  For more information, please contact Ruth Bedell, .  All are welcome!