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


Companions in Christ: The Way of Prayer | Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Disciple Room | June 6–August 22
Come expand your knowledge of prayer through an eleven-week exploration of different forms of prayer practices. Through this exploration, you'll embark on a journey of genuine discovery–the discovery of different dimensions of God's grace and love. Prayer is explored through music, dance, gazing, silence, or acts of service. The Way of Prayer teaches us how to respond to God's invitation into the divine Presence, and it brings a deeper sense of spiritual vitality and encouragement to seek out new ways to pray. Sessions will be facilitated by Janice Kirkpatrick, Brenda Madden, and Alice Kunka. 

Contact: Janice Kirkpatrick,

The 7 Experiment | Thursdays, 1:15pm, Parlor | June 7–August 2
Take the 7-week challenge against excess: The 7 Experiment by Jen Hatmaker is a journey through the seven most common areas of excess in our lives. it will challenge you not just to simplify but to change this world, show the Gospel through love, and grow closer to God's heart. Each week we will look at an area of our lives where we can overdo it–food, clothes, possessions, media, waste, spending, and stress–and discern how we can see a greatly increased God through a journey to a deeply reduces life. Will not meet June 26 or July 5.  

Contact: Lynn Long, 336-299-1571 ext 314,

The Gospel of Matthew & The Sermon on the Mount | Mondays, 7pm, TBA | July 16–August 6
The Sermon on the Mount is often called Jesus' greatest teaching, yet it is seldom understood in the context of the emerging Christian community. By studying the Sermon on the Mount, our adult faith can still be deepened as we uncover Jesus' attempt to affirm Jewish law while extending his followers' spirituality to a level beyond their imagination. Through teaching and sharing we'll open ourselves to the discipleship Jesus expected of his followers. 

Contact: Duane Morford,

Church-Wide Studies

The Enneagram Enigma: Understanding Personality, Spirituality, and Self-Discovery | Sundays, 9:50am | July 8–Sep 2
A unique model of understanding human behavior, the Enneagram identifies nine distinct and interconnected personality types as different ways of understanding and responding to the world, yourself, and others. During this nine-week study, we will identify the unique gifts and challenges of each personality type and explore how this knowledge supports transformation. Participants will be provided a test to begin the process of discovering their type. Led by Marjorie Donnelly (from the Servant Leadership School) as well as our pastors. Many of our adult Sunday school classes will participate in this study, including Adulting Together, Adlersgate Bible, Cokesbury, Dimensions, Fellowship, Faith Matters, Faith & Family, and Journeys 2.0. 

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,

Monday Night Bible Study | Mondays, 7pm, Disciple Room
An open group of women of all ages who join together to study God's Word. Welcomes anyone who would like to deepen their relationship with God, dig deeper into the Bible, enjoy fellowship with other women, and have some fun along the way. All studies are chosen by the group and are focused on the Bible. 

Contact: Barb Liccardo,

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: Virginia Reynolds,

Parenting Parents with Dementia | Second Tuesday
Is your parent suffering from Dementia? We are forming a group for adult children parenting parents with Dementia to provide support and help answer questions as you experience the different phases of the disease. The support group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month beginning May 8, when it will meet at the home of Karen Foster. If you would like to be part of this group, please contact Karen Foster (336-420-0020, for more information.

Contact: Karen Foster,

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

Contact: Dan Boswell,

Tuesdays on Tap | Tuesdays, 7pm, Varies
A group of young adults in their 20s and 30s; meets at local restaurants or breweries for regular conversation around theological topics. 

Contact: Louis Timberlake,

College Bible Study | Tuesdays, Varies | June 5–July 31
Meets weekly for discussion or dinner. 

Contact: Katey Blaylock,

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

Contact: Mark Vickers, 336-327-2112,

Fun & Fellowship | Wednesdays, 3:30pm, Disciple Room
Meets for a brief devotional followed by Pinochle (first and third Wednesdays) and dominos (second and fourth Wednesdays). Beginners' instruction is available. 

Contact: Dennis Chesney, 336-454-4184,

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. Does not meet during the summer months. 

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. Does not meet during the summer months. 

Contact: Greg Williams, 336-255-7745,