Current Adult Small Groups


The pastors lead a study about the weekly lectionary text each Thursday at 10. Email Janey Hunter for the Zoom link.

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.

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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.

Summer Book and Bible Studies

Pastor’s Lectionary Study currently meets via Zoom on Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:00am. For more information contact Janey Hunter.

Active Faith: Resisting 4 Dangerous Ideologies with the Wesleyan Way by Paul Chilcote meets Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm via Zoom, June 24, July 8, 22, and August 5. The HBUMC Biblical Justice Action Teams invite you to read along on this progressive Methodist look at some of the "isms" that distract us from our faith. Sign up here.

How to Read the Bible Like a Pastor meets Mondays from 7:00-8:00pm via Zoom July 19, 26 and August 2 and 9. We'll read through 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:13-14 - the story of King Solomon's legendary request for Wisdom. 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. The study does not meet during the summer.

Summer Seminary: the Seven Deadly Sins led by the pastors meets Sunday mornings from 10:05-10:45 in Holroyd Hall, and recorded, June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, and 15. We will use Glittering Vices: a New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies by Rebecca Konyndyk-DeYoung. No sign up necessary.

What Didn't Make It into the Lectionary with Pastor Molly meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm in-person in the Fellowship Hall June 23, 30, July 7, 21, and August 4 and 18. Sign up here.

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.
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.
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  |
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.

From our doors to yours - small groups at Hayes Barton