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 class looks at how we should live our lives. Ranging in age from 30s to 70s, members of this class enjoy sharing their blended experiences and supporting each other as they seek to apply lessons to daily living.
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 and others. An open-discussion forum is how the class is structured, providing a safe place to ask any questions. Grace class strives to support members in their faith journey, no matter where on that journey each member might be. All are welcome.
The Open Doors class can best be described as multi-generational, as its youngest member is in her 20s and its oldest member is in his 90s! This is a discussion-based class using the Adult Bible Study seriesas well as alternate materials as starting points to spark deep and lively discussions that are drawn from a varied collection of life experience.
Meets: Room 201, Education Building
Contact: Brandon and Laurie Jones
Program of study is based on the Adult Bible Study series or selected via class input.
Discussion-based class aspires to further knowledge of Bible content and implement practical
application of that knowledge.
Meets: Parlor, Education Building
Contact: Terri Cribb
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 college campuses 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 take part in great discussion, strong fellowship, and biblical accountability.
The Prayer Quilt Ministry provides beautiful handmade quilts to children in the Christians In Action Shelter. Each child asks for a specific prayer, and the congregation members share in this ministry by tying knots on each quilt's fringed threads and simultaneously praying for each child's special need. The children then have a tangible item to remind them how unique and special they are, and to let them know they are wrapped in God's love.
Meet: The Garden, Education Building
Time: Mondays, 9 a.m.
Contact: Rita Warnock
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.
Weekly 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 p.m.
Contact: Dawn Flowers
Seasonal, six-week studies are held in Dawn Flowers’ home on Monday nights at 6 p.m. 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 p.m.
Contact: Dawn Flowers
The Yarn Ministry is 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! Member are happy to teach anyone interested!
Meet: Location e-mailed before meeting
Time: Second Saturday, Every other month
Contact: Shelley Powers