small Groups and classes 

Joining a small group is a great way to grow in your faith and celebrate community. We have a wide range of small groups and classes available at Christ United Methodist Church. View our Sunday school classes


Adult Confirmation Class | Sundays, January 14-28, February 11-25, Room 207
A 6-week overview of the Confirmation Curriculum for interested parents and adults. Topics include the Bible;  Life and Teachings of Jesus; Christian Theology; Methodist DNA; Internal Discipleship: Prayers and Presence; External Discipleship: Gifts, Service and Witness.

Contact: Joe Grady,

Monday Morning Bible Study | Mondays, 10am, Disciple Room
Rev. Dr. Bob Carter will lead class discussion on The Book of Revelation: the Apocalypse—Controversies and Meaning in Western History. Classes will run through March 26.

Contact: Jean Carter, 336-668-7915,

Monday Night Bible Study | Mondays, 7pm, Disciple Room
Women are invited to learn and grow in their faith through studies of special interest to women. Currently, the group is studying Mike Ashcraft's My One Word: Change Your Life With Just One Word, which challenges participants to “choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for an entire year.”  

Contact: Barb Liccardo, 336-740-0492,

Tuesday Morning Bible Study | Tuesdays, 9:30am–11am, Disciple Room
Connie Leonard and Laurie Watkins facilitate this ongoing class, which will begin 2018 with a study of the central issues of Christianity presented in C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. Also features a DVD.

Contact: Connie Leonard, 336-294-7672,; Laurie Watkins, 336-294-5892,  

Book Study and Conversation on Present over Perfect | Tuesdays, January 16-February 13, 9:30am, Room 112 | Wednesdays, January 10-February 7, 6:30pm, Room 106
Parents with preschool and elementary children are invited to a  study of Shauna Niequist’s Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living. 

Contact: Kara Harvey,

Lenten Study: Gospel of Mark | Wednesdays, February 21-March 28, 6:30pm, Parlor/Disciple Room

Go deeper in Bible Study during the holy season of Lent with a multigenerational study of the Gospel of Mark, which highlights many of Jesus' bold actions such as healing and other miracles, and tells the story of Jesus's final days and his resurrection. Dr. Mickey Efird, Professor Emeritus at Duke Divinity School, will lead the study with warmth, humor, and a wealth of scholarly knowledge. Register by February 19 to guarantee your spot. 

Contact: Anne Dooley,

Thursday Morning Bible Study | Thursdays, 9:30am, Disciple Room
Studies Adam Hamilton series. Will begin the new year with Adam Hamilton’s Creed, looking at why and what we believe. 

Contact: Peggy Brown, 336-292-2519

Church-Wide Studies

Change the World | Sundays, February 4-25, 9:50am-10:50am

Beginning February 4, join our adult Sunday school classes on a churchwide study of Change the World by Mike Slaughter: “Jesus called us to follow him, to live a life of active faith, feeding the poor, healing the sick, welcoming the alien, and rescuing the desperate. It’s easy to get stuck in our religious habits of just going to church, tossing a few bucks in the offering plate, and occasionally reading our Bible—but Jesus has bigger plans for us.” If you are not already connected with a class, this is a great time to get connected! The following classes will be studying Change the World: Adulting Together (209), Aldersgate Bible (211), Asbury (Chapel), Cokesbury (106), Dimensions (202), Faith and Family (Disciple Room), Faith Matters (215), Fellowship (110), Improv (Basement), Journeys 2.0 (Parlor), Koinonia (205), Next Step (Basement), and Seekers (101).

Contact: Anne Dooley,

The Wesley Challenge | Sundays, March 4-25, 9:50am-10:50am
Through The Wesley Challenge, spend four weeks working through 21 questions to engage your physical, spiritual, and emotional lives and your relationship with God and others, inspiring you to a new kind of commitment—one that is more authentic, vulnerable, and soul shaping. Each of our Sunday school classes (see p. 8) will participate in this study in their own classrooms. 

Contact: Anne Dooley,

Small Groups

Drama Ministry | 6pm, First Sunday of the month, Disciple Room
Creates, rehearses, and performs short dramas to support worship and special events at Christ Church. Also includes puppet ministry, designing and producing videos, and performing readers’ theater. 

Contact: Jim Gibson, 336-402-4915,

Prayer Shawl Ministry | Tuesdays, 10:30am, Parlor
Gathers for fellowship and prayer as members knit and crochet prayer shawls, baptismal blankets, and a variety of other knit creations for those going through a difficult time. 

Contact: Betty Williams,

Men's Group | Tuesday, 5pm, Parlor
A new Bible study with a lesson and discussion.

Contact: Dan Boswell,

Young Adult Group | Tuesdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm
A group of young adults in their 20s and 30s; meets for regular conversation about the Bible or a topic.

Contact: Louis Timberlake, 336-299-1571,

Wednesday Morning Men’s Bible Study | Wednesdays, 7am, Parlor
Bible study and fellowship.

Contact: Mark Vickers, 336-327-2112,

Book Discussion Group | Third Wednesday of the month, 10–11:30am, Parlor
Enjoys discussion and fellowship once a month. Anyone can suggest a book for the group to read, and the booklist for the following year is decided on by the group. Focuses primarily on secular books.

Contact: Sarah Hamilton, 336-299-4841,

Wednesday Night Knitting Group | Wednesdays, 6:15pm, Gathering Space
Gathers for weekly knitting when Welcome Wednesday is in session. Don’t knit? Come learn or just stop by for fellowship.

Contact: Barrie Birkner,

Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study Group | Thursdays, 7am, Disciple Room
Come gather with us to study the scripture for the upcoming Sunday worship.

Contact: David Duff,

Life Group | Thursdays, 7pm
Reflects on Bible teaching and shares prayers to help each other live in faith everyday. This is a home support group that uses a variety of published materials to enrich our faith journey.  

Contact: Janet Williams, 336-644-1271,  

Life Group | Thursdays, 7pm
Meets at members’  homes for Bible study, book discussion, movies with a Christian theme, and sermon discussion.

Contact: Jo Winchester,

Rooted: A Small Group for Young Adults  | Thursdays, 7pm, Room 215
Young adults ages 20-40 focus on building Christian community.

Contact: Valerie Rogers, 330-309-4587,; Michelle Pyle, 336-549-5593,

Friday Morning Men's Bible Study | 7am, Parlor
Join us for Bible study and fellowship.

Contact: Greg Williams, 336-255-7745,