Southern Pines United Methodist Church
175 MIDLAND ROAD
SOUTHERN PINES, NC 28387
9:00 AM Contemporary and 11:15 AM Traditional Worship Services
SoPines UMC is a family of believers that celebrates all ages of individuals. As such, we have several children, youth, and adult classes which meet on Sunday mornings. Below you will find a brief description of the adult classes currently offered. For information on children and youth classes, please consult the pages labeled "Children's Ministry" and "Youth Ministry," respectively. We are sure that you will find a place to grow in your faith in one of the classes offered on Sunday mornings.
Adult Sunday Morning Classes
"Starting Point": This is a short-term study session Sunday's during the Sunday School hour (10:15-11:15 AM) led by Pastor Tommy Sweeley. This small group conversation is about faith in a New Year with New Habits. Register by emailing Pastor Tommyor calling the church office. This study meets through the end of February. Meets in RH-4.
"Embracing the Uncertain": Beginning Sunday, March 1st. Pastor Tommy Sweeley will be leading a Lenten bible study during the Sunday School hour in RH4. "Embracing the Uncertain" invites us this Lent to engage and wrestle with life's uncertainties, not ignore them. This 6-week study will point us forward to a Cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, hope, and obedience. Meets in RH-4
Complex Conversations: This is a Sunday School experience that focuses on issues, topics, and events that are complex. "Complex Conversations" is an opportunity to delve deep into a conversation around difficult and complex issues, questions, and events. A new conversation begins 23-Feb based on a new Adam Hamilton study called "Christianity's Family Tree - What Other Christians Believe and Why." Books are available for $10 by emailing Mikey Delle. In the video presentation, Adam Hamilton presents a welcoming vision of eight Christian denominations and faith traditions. Comparing the Christian family to our own extended families, he contends that each denomination has a unique, valuable perspective to offer on the
Christian faith. There are 8 Sessions in this study that include Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Anglicanism, Baptist, Pentecostalism, and Methodism. Please join us as we learn from different religions and traditions
while strengthening one's own Christian faith. Meets in RH-5.
Faith and Fellowship: As the name implies, participants in this class strive to strengthen his or her faith by the study of scripture in a manner that emphasizes fellowship and mutual support among class participants. It is a discussion-oriented class for adults of all ages. Study materials include scripture and a variety of teaching tools, including contemporary books and videos, which are all provided. For more information about the Faith and Fellowship Class, please contact Stan and Jean Bradshaw (email@example.com). Meets in the Ezra Room.
Disciple: *Is currently meeting as part of "Starting Point"*
The Disciple class is a Lifegroup style Sunday School class. Please join us as we learn why the community is so important to our spiritual life. If you are interested or have questions, please email Carolyn Walters.
Meets in RH-3.
ABCDE: *Is currently meeting as part of "Starting Point"*
The Adults Becoming Christian Disciples Everyday Class seeks to live into their class' name through the study of the Scripture, along with sharing life through prayer and fellowship. Class members rotate, leading the discussion-style format each week. The group also enjoys social functions throughout the year and volunteering in various church ministries and service projects. For more information, please contact Bill Pate or Nathan Hifko. Meets in RH-4.