Class name: Adult Disciples
Room number: 43
Teachers: Class members Robert Neal, Steve Pegram, Dean Swaim, Elaine Whicker
Teaching format: Discussion of reading material authored by James W. Moore
Social activities: Christmas activities
Mission activities: Italian Night Fundraiser with dispersement of proceeds from that event; Bethesda Center; Romanian Mission; Make-a-Wish; Angel Lunch; Christmas Family; Gifts of Grace; Sponsor youth missions; Food Pantry; Jamaica Mission; Local Family Needs.
Other comments: We utilize Bible based studies as it applies to our daily lives
Class name: Adult Fellowship
Room number: 44
Teachers: Class members Lee Carpenter, Harvey Dillon, Karen Dillon, Spencer Evans, Rebecca Tuttle, Mary Jo Weavil
Teaching format: Varies with the teacher and the literature used—has included video or guided discussion
Current Study: International Bible Lessons Adult Bible Series by Cokesbury (official quarterly resource of the United Methodist Church)
Social activities: Meet at a designated restaurant several times a year, sometimes meet at a member home or Fellowship Hall (covered dish or small group prepare all); may take day trip on church bus, refreshments in class on Sunday once a month and each Sunday in December.
Mission activities: Deliver a card and seasonal treat bag to approximately 20 church heritage members near significant annual holidays; deliver a fruit basket to several heritage members each December; cook out annually for residents at Creekside; Christmas party annually for residents at Creekside with party meal and gift filled bag for each resident; fill approximately 30 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and provide postage; provide refreshments/meal at Bethesda Center usually twice a year; distribute funds raised at annual barbecue to various ministries (both community wide and church sponsored); provide funds for various ministry requests from class operating funds; provide meals to class members in times of need; card from class to those on class prayer concern list each week.
Other comments: Initiated annual barbecue fund raiser and have sponsored for 33 years, funding many community and church ministries.
Class name: Bill Vanhoy/Ron Williams
Room number: 21
Ages: 40- Class 80’s
Teachers: Ron Williams (Lorene Nelson and Bill Vanhoy, assistants)
Topics/Literature: International Bible Lessons Adult Bible Series by Cokesbury (official quarterly resource of the United Methodist Church)
Social activities: Sunday coffee time in class 20 minutes prior to Sunday School, summer/fall cook-out, catered Christmas party, and other events as occasions arrive
Mission activities: Cards, flowers and meals for class members as appropriate, supports the summer campership fund at the Murdoch Developmental Center at Butner, NC; contributes to the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission’s Thanksgiving meal; supports local church needs such as love offerings and the Samaritan Fund.
Other comments: We have a great cohesiveness with concern for our class members, other church members, and our community as a whole. We are a cordial group and would like to invite anyone to visit and/or join with us.
Class name: Branches of the Vine
Room number: 40
Teachers: Various classmates
Teaching format: Discussion
Topics/Literature: 102 Fascinating Bible Studies
Social activities: Planned throughout the year
Mission activities: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Other comments: This is a relatively new class made up of young singles as well as married couples. They enjoy their time in class and are building relationships amongst their families.
Class name: Faith and Friendship
Room number: 39
Ages: late 20’s to mid 40’s
Teaching format: Various, based on class interests
Current study: If God Has a Refrigerator, Your picture is on It By James Moore
Social activities: Annual Spring BBQ Fundraiser; summer pool party/cookout; Christmas Breakfast
Mission activities: Donation of class funds to various missions (Crises Control, Church Food Pantry, Preschool scholarship fund, etc.); Backpack program for feeding hungry children at Walkertown Elementary School; adopting local needy families at Christmas.
Class name: New Beginnings
Room number: 41
Ages: College/early Career
Teachers: Tanner McPeak, Betsy Wilson
Teaching format: Bible study, occasional video series, discussion, current topics
Current Study: God Space-Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally by Group
Planned throughout the year
Mission activities: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Other comments: This class is mainly comprised of our college aged students. The topics vary, but lively discussion is encouraged.
Class name: Robert West
Room number: Chapel
Ages: 60 +
Teachers: Jack Hester and Spencer Evans
Topics/Literature: Bible Lessons Adult Bible Series by Cokesbury (official quarterly resource of the United Methodist Church)
Social activities: Annual seafood dinner outing
Mission activities: Treats for shut-ins; support other church and Sunday School projects and activities.
Other comments: We have a spirit of fellowship, care and concern for each other and others in our church and community. This class has provided leadership and service to our church for many years.
Class name: Seekers
Room number: 22
Teachers: Lynne and Randy Hackaday
Teaching format: Discussion, literature, video series
Current Study: Book of James
Topics/Literature: General Discussion
Mission activities: various
Other comments: This is the newest class at Morris Chapel. We enjoy Bible study, emphasis on prayer and faith, and enjoy open discussion.