Current Adult Small Groups
Hayes Barton UMC’s Biblical Justice Action Team is dedicated to social justice study and action, with emphasis on the Book of Discipline and Social Principles of the UMC’s priorities. Contact Beth Baker for more information.
New small groups for men and for women are forming in January 2020. Contact Pastor Molly if you would like to know more about the role of small group fellowship and accountability to enrich your faith and discipleship.
One and Done Studies
Contact Pastor Molly for more information and for Zoom log in information.
- The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd – meeting via Zoom on January 12 from 7:00-9:00pm
His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by John Meacham – meeting via Zoom on February 2 from 7:00-9:00pm
Adult Sunday School Class Descriptions 2021
Contact: Adam Charville |
Abundant Life is for younger adults 25-40 with growing families and busy lives! We meet together on the 1st Sunday each month (beginning October 6) for some fellowship and some discussion of Scripture. This class will also gather quarterly for offsite fellow¬ship and fun. Please utilize the childcare offered at Hayes Barton UMC on Sunday mornings and join us for worship and community in the Abundant Life Class.
ADULT CONTEMPORARY (ACC)
Contact: Cindy Jones |
The ACC focuses on education with an emphasis on current events and contemporary topics through their study of The Wired Word and with special guest lead¬ers. The group is a lively, discussion-based gathering. The ACC Outreach group supports missions. The ACC Inreach group provides care to class members. The ACC Social group organizes social events for fellow¬ship and fun.
Contact: Vicky Ravenel |
Cornerstone explores God through book and Bible studies and spiritual growth. Discussion is lead by vol¬unteers in the class. This year we’ll study and discuss together interesting topics such as the politics of the Ten Commandments, the Reformation and its legacy, the passion of Jesus, and embracing the mystery of the Christian faith. Cornerstone also enjoys time together outside of Sunday morning through mission work and social fellowship.
Contact: Sean Timmons |
Covenant focuses on life application of Biblical con¬cepts and strives to support and nurture one another in their Christian walks. Covenant relies on mem¬ber-led discussions to explore the meaning of Chris¬tian faith as expressed and experienced in modern life, using various mixed-media curricula.
Contact: Audrey Gastmeyer |
Foundation is a community-oriented class designed to help married couples connect, learn, and grow together. It is designed for adults seeking to grow deeper in their faith through Scripture-based studies and life application studies. Foundation is also active together in fellowship events outside of class and is involved in children and preschool ministries at Hayes Barton UMC.
Contact: Christian Fowler |
This diverse class enjoys growing deeper in their faith and tackling controversial topics together in a safe environment where everyone’s opinion in valued. The studying and learning is accomplished in the class¬room with no outside “homework.”
Contact: Tyler Morris and Laurie Lund
New Life uses a variety of resources from Scripture to Methodist history to provide spiritual growth and encouragement through study, service, prayer, and fellowship. Members are encouraged but not required to lead, and all are encouraged to be in service in the community.
Contact: Anne Scruggs and Mark Jones
Promise is an intergenerational class of married and single members who study and learn more about God’s truths and promises using a variety of studies with the Bible as the foundation. Class members take turns leading the group. Promise’s first study this year will be based on Jesus’ Parables.
Contact: T Y Baker |
The Seekers blend Bible study with contemporary issues. They are actively engaged in the ministries of the church – particularly focusing on mission work and being the church in our community. This year, the Seekers will be exploring world religions, journeying into American Christianity and politics, and looking at contemporary topics in The United Methodist Church. The class is led by various class members and benefits from many outside speakers.
STARNES SPECIAL MINISTRIES
Contact: Mary June Jones |
The Starnes Class is animated gathering for older youth and adults with developmental disabilities. For many decades the group has provided love and a meaningful Christian experience through music, lessons, prayer, and group discussion, to its members and leaders.
Contact: Kathy Davis | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity continues its study of the wonderful and in-depth Christian Believer series this year. This classic series combines Scripture and theology in thoughtful ways. Unity enjoys sharing discipleship together with humor, by discussing life experiences, and living out their faith together.
Contact: Ann Thompson |
The Wesleyan group is a traditional Sunday School class who begin each Sunday together with a song, prayers, and camaraderie. The Wesleyans base their class meeting with a thematic, Bible-based curriculum from the Adult Bible Series – and it’s newly developed for this year! There is a magazine-style lesson book for each season of the year available in regular and large print.
Book and Bible Studies this Winter
Pastor Rick’s Lectionary Study currently meets via Zoom on Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am and Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm. For more information contact Janey Hunter.
Practicing Faith with Pastor Molly meets on the 1st Sunday night of each month from 7:00-8:30pm, via Zoom. This study will use Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline as its guide. It’s simple! We will read a chapter of the book describing a faith practice each month and then have a month to practice and grow in that discipline. This class will be a wonderful way to add tools to your spiritual journey tool kit! Participants are asked to provide their own copy of the book. Sign up here.
Covenant Bible Study – Series 2 of 3. Meets Wednesdays at 9:30-11:00am or 7:00-8:30pm, beginning on January 13, we will continue with Covenant Bible Study. In these eight weeks, we will read and study together from parts of the following books: Ruth, Esther, Song of Songs, Luke and Acts, 1 and 2 Kings,1 and 2 Thessalonians, Proverbs, Philippians, James, and Isaiah. We’ll read or listen to approximately 20-25 pages of Scripture each week. While this is the second of three eight-week series, it can be a stand-alone study. Contact Pastor Molly.
Why? Making Sense of God’s Will by Adam Hamilton, meets Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am, beginning on January 12. We will begin a four-week study of some of the toughest questions that Christians face such as why do people suffer and why do prayers go unanswered? Please secure a copy of the book from Cokesbury.com or from another online source. We do have a couple copies of the book available to borrow. Contact Pastor Adam or sign up here.
Men’s Bible Study with Major Lackey, weekly on Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm. Participants will foster a closer relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible study and fellowship with other Brothers in Christ using Hebrews 12:2 as a guide: fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For more information, contact Major Lackey.
Being Boaz acts as an arm of service through Outreach for HBUMC. This group meets via Zoom to plan how they can help offer support in Wake County. Being Boaz will build strong relationships both within and outside the church and reach out to make contact with those in need thereby serving the least of these. They will work side by side with other groups within HBUMC to address needs as they are identified and shift focus as needs evolve in the community. For more information and to sign up contact John Thomas.
The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries by Rodney Stark - Lunch and Learn on Tuesdays from 12:00-12:50pm, beginning January 12. Grab your lunch and spend some time with friends! Join in this 10-week discussion about history and the early church. What can the modern church learn from our past? How can we apply the evangelism of the early church to the church of today? If you’re a history lover, this is the group for you! Please secure a copy of the book from your local bookstore or online. Contact Pastor Molly or sign up here.
Join Pastor Adam to Read and Reflect on Scripture! Beginning January 17th, we invite you to read through the book of Acts. Each week, you are encouraged to read 7 chapters of Acts and then on Sundays at 10am on the Hayes Barton UMC Facebook page, Pastor Adam will be live to offer a 20 minute reflection on what we’ve read. You’re invited to focus on these chapters and Reading schedule:
Acts:1-7 (January 17)
Acts 8-14 (January 24)
Acts 15-21 (January 31)
Acts 22-28 (February 7)
Email Pastor Adam if you have any questions!