Adult Sunday School & Small Groups
Below are listings of our Sunday School classes and other small groups for adults. We encourage you to find the class and/or groups that best meet your needs. Please, take all the time you need to visit as many gatherings as possible, and reach out to the leaders of each group to find where you will feel most comfortable. We want you to be plugged in at Parkway Hills United Methodist Church to encourage your personal growth, as well as our church family growth!
All classes meet at 9:45 AM Sundays in the rooms listed below. Click here to download a map of the church, if needed.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
The Discovery focuses on how we should live our lives. They seek to apply each week's lesson from the Adult Bible Study series to daily life, and they enjoy sharing their blended experiences and supporting each other.
The Fellowship class focuses on studying the Bible from beginning to end, one book at a time. They share prayer requests and pray for each other. Often, members work together on church and mission projects, as well as enjoy getting together for class parties at the homes of members.
Grace class materials are selected based on interest, usually a book or a video series. Focus of each study is to seek to understand God’s role in our world, our place in the world, and our responsibilities to God, our planet and all of humanity. An open-discussion forum is how the class is structured, providing a safe place to ask any questions. Grace class is a diverse group that strives to support members in their faith journey, no matter where on that journey each member might be.
Meets: Room 203, Education Building
Contact: Harry Gilmer
The Open Doors class can best be described as multi-generational. This is a discussion-based class using the Adult Bible Study series as well as alternate materials as starting points to spark deep and lively discussions that are drawn from a varied collection of life experiences.
Meets: Room 201, Education Building
Contact: Brandon and Laurie Jones
Groups meet on their own schedules and at various locations.
ADULT SMALL GROUPS
Parkway Hills' senior members make up this lively group. From educational trips to dining together, this group focuses on the fellowship and camaraderie of its members. Most members are above the age of 50, but all are welcome.
Contact: Rebecca Olack
Men of all ages are welcome to join this group every Thursday morning at 7:15 AM to share stories from their lives and explore the lectionary.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry works together in spiritual reflection, prayer, and fellowship to make beautiful handmade quilts for children in distress situations.
Meets to compare and contrast Methodist theological foundations to those of other denominations. Additionally, guests of different faiths are invited to share so we can better understand our own beliefs and those of others.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Meet: Member's Home
Time: Fourth Tuesday, Every Month
Contact: Church Office
For four to six weeks during the school year, this Wednesday night small group meets at 6:15 PM. The focus ranges from the study of a particular book of the Bible to topical video series or seasonal studies.
Wednesday re:Treat NIGHT Study
Time: Wednesdays, 6:15 PM
Contact: Dawn Flowers
Seasonal, four-to-six-week studies are held in Dawn Flowers’ home on Monday nights at 6 PM. Participants seek to grow in faith and see how God works in difficult times and places by learning about others who have faced issues of identity, character, and calling, and who were able to attest to God’s living presence amidst their struggles.
Meet: Member's Home
Time: Mondays, 6 PM
Contact: Dawn Flowers
The Yarn Ministry is a joyful group who meet regularly in the home of a member to knit and crochet gifts of love and comfort. The group has created prayer shawls for those who grieve, lap blankets to warm those who are sick, baby blankets to welcome little ones, pillows stitched with prayers for comfort, socks for those in eldercare, and hats and scarves for young people in need at East Flora Elementary School. Whether you are a veteran yarner or just starting out, you are welcome to join in with the knits, purls, and crochets! Members are happy to teach anyone interested!
Meet: Location e-mailed before meeting
Time: Second Saturday, Every other month, 9 AM to Noon
Contact: Shelley Powers