Education Opportunities

Chapel in the Pines offers a variety
of programs that will foster growth of our faith in a welcoming atmosphere in
small groups.  If you have ideas about
forming a small group, please discuss them with Barbara Strange, Education Committee chair
.  We are open to new groups and
also encourage your involvement in the groups now formed.  We hope you will find the right group for you. 

Sunday Classes

Exploring Together

The class begins at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday and gathers in the meeting room of the fellowship hall. This class will be discussing Dr. William B. Lawrence’s newly published book A Methodist Requiem. Although specifically oriented toward issues in Methodism, Bill reports the book is applicable to current issues troubling all mainline denominations. We welcome new members at any time. Books will be provided to new members. For further information, contact Brenda Moore for more information.

Literature and Spirituality Class

The Literature and Spirituality Group meets every 3rd or 4th Sunday of the month to discuss spirituality with the help of good books and good fellowship. For March 18, we will read Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead. The NY Times described this book as “lucid,” and its words as having “spiritual force.” Members share a small lunch with all who come. Please contact Todd Adams if you are interested in joining us at 12:30 at a member’s home. Everyone is welcome!


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 Children and Youth

Children’s Ministry 

May 28 is the last day until August when classes resume.

Children, ages Pre-K through 5th grade, will not have Sunday school during the summer months. All children’s Sunday school teachers will have a break during these months. Those who are interested in helping with Children’s Church, please contact Barbara Strange by clicking here.


service is available every Sunday during Church School and Worship. Our competent paid staff and volunteers will lovingly care for your young child(ren).

Mid-Week Study Groups/Discussion Groups

  Thirst Quenchers

         This group
is for the young-at-heart (read “over 40”) and meets at 5:30 p.m. on the 2
and 4
th Thursdays of each month.
If you are interested in the ways life and theology intersect, this is
the gathering for you. You will be pushed theologically, you will be challenged
intellectually, and you will be free to share whatever thoughts and opinions
you have. The group meets at Rasa Malaysia in Southern Village.   For directions and articles to be discussed are posted on the
website under “ministries” 
(click here).

Women’s Study Group

         The group meets weekly on Tuesdays, gathering at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and fellowship.  The discussion begins at 10.  Kerygma curriulum on Genesis isthe current focus of our conversations.  Newcomers are welcome any time.  [NOTE:  On the second Tuesday of each month, the group volunteers at Take and Eat Food Pantry.]  


      Are you interested in working toward racial reconciliation in our community and our world?  Would you like to challenge yourself to understand how issues of race affect our communities, schools and churches?  All are welcome to join us for conversation which will spur us on to action.  We meet every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at the church.  For more information please contact Sandy Williams at



      Love to read? Enjoy discussing books with others? This is the group for you!  Devoted Readers was organized about 8 years ago. We would like to share our love of books with other women in our church.  We currently meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the church.  We read mostly current fiction and some non-fiction we find of interest.

      Each month one of us leads the discussion on the chosen book.  If you are interested in joining Devoted Readers, please come on Wednesday, whether you have read either book or not. We would love to have you join us.   For more information, please contact Lynne Hoerter at  or calling 919-929-2612.