“Church” is more than buildings and mortar. The church is PEOPLE who strive to learn more about the God who made us and then take faith and knowledge and put it into action. That action is in the form of Jesus command to “go into all the world and make disciples…” It’s the job of the church — people — to put programs in place that facilitate doing just that.
Pine Grove United Methodist Church realizes that its members are busy people, many working, virtually all having family or school responsibilities. Realizing that time is limited the church has put together a series of study groups to equip its people to become active disciples of the Christ we all worship.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Class Begins at 9:45)
Pine Grove offers Sunday morning classes for children from crib nursery through youth, the objective of which is to teach Bible stories and how to apply those stories in daily living. We have a crew of dedicated and loving teachers who provide our children and youth a firm foundation in the Christian faith.
Games and fun augment the teaching, with other celebrations and special occasions throughout the year.
ADULT EDUCATION (Classes Begin at 9:45)
Friendship and Willing Workers Sunday School Class
In the month of May, two Sunday School classes decided to combine. The Friendship Class and the Willing Workers are now one class and meet in the room across from the Library. Teachers are Betty Bell and Peggy Williams with each teaching a month at a time. They use the Cokesbury regular Sunday School Literature and enjoy the great lessons with great discussion and participation.
The purpose of this group is simple — to help members develop a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and to grow in the knowledge of His will through the study of His word. Interests are as varied as ages.
Fellowship starts as soon as the first person arrives, followed at 9:45 by devotional and prayer times. We follow up to determine who’s missing and why followed by our lesson and a closing prayer. How can it get much better than that?
Discovery Sunday School Class
The Discovery class is a collection of individuals who love God and want to serve God through the study of His word, by performing mission work, supporting various charities and supporting each other through God’s gifts of Christian love and understanding.
Members range from the 30s to the 70s, giving the class a broad understanding of conditions that impact different stages of life. Members exude an infectious love for one another and Pine Grove United Methodist Church. The welcome mat is always out. Visitors will soon realize that the class motto — “Let the Love of God Flow” is very real in this class.
Wesley Patchwork Sunday School Class
The Wesley class is an inclusive and diverse group that includes marrieds, singles, men, and women. Our purpose is to engage in fellowship, learn about God and Jesus, and become the best Disciples we can possibly be. Our studies are varied as are our study types. We sometimes study from a book or other literature and sometimes do a “deep dive” into a part of the Bible of interest to the class. We’re a congenial group. Our class sits around a table. We study, learn, discuss and pray together.
Classes begin with fellowship time, completing with the lesson for the day. We don’t forget to include discussion about missions we support or whether we need to reach out to someone needing help. The class has genuine love for each other and for God’s community.
Asbury Sunday School Class
The Asbury Sunday School Class is an adult Bible study class encompassing a broad range of ages and both males and females. Their motto is “we don’t discriminate!” The class focuses on how Bible study relates to Christian living, with its purpose being to promote Christian fellowship through Christian study.
The class actively pursues Jesus’ command to “go into all the world,” with its focus on delivering Meals on Wheels to the elderly of the community and serving a “Bible Times” meal to attendees of the Annual Nativity celebration.
Searchers Sunday School Class
The Searchers Class is named after their mission: “Searching for answers to the truths of the Word and the world.” This class uses the Cokesbury Adult Bible Study curriculum as well as a variety of other Christian media and resources to aid in digging deeper into God’s Word. This community of “mature” adult believers is eager to show its love for God through its work in numerous charity organizations; visitation of shut-ins, and intercessory prayer. All people in all stages of life are welcome to this fun-loving group of Christians.