All Ages Sunday School

 ***We’ve suspended our church nursery and Sacred Arts Table due to the pandemic. 
As soon as we can safely serve our children, we’ll reopen these programs.***

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 Joelle Brummitt-Yale, Director of Christian Education (click here to email).  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

In-Person Classes are Suspended until COVID restrictions are lifted.

Exploring Together

EXPLORING TOGETHER CLASS will start a new study on August 1, 2021. We will use the book The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. Everyone is encouraged and invited to join the Exploring Together Class on Zoom on Sundays at 9:00 AM.
All are encouraged and invited to join.  Contact Sandy Williams at if you want to be a part of this Zoom class.


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 Children and Youth


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

The Sacred Arts Table

We  encourage children to stay in the sanctuary for the entirety of each worship service so that they can regularly experience and participate in it. At the same time, we also recognize that remaining focused for a full worship service may be particularly challenging for young children.

To support our young people, we have created a space just outside the sanctuary called the Sacred Art Table. A table and chairs are located in the narthex. On this table, a spiritual coloring poster and crayons are available, along with an adult volunteer. Children may visit this table for all or part of the worship service. They may also continue sitting with their parents or caretakers during the service. While at the Sacred Table, the volunteer will aid them in quietly coloring while also encouraging them to participate in worship, as they are willing and able.

It is our hope that by encouraging children to stay in the sanctuary during worship service that we all will experience one another as God’s family. As Delia Halverson, Christian educator and author of How Do Our Children Grow? writes, “Worship, in some ways, is like a family meal. Individuals in a family can, and sometimes do, eat separately. But there is a deeper enjoyment in a meal when we share it with other members of the family…If we never worship as a church family, with all the church family, then we miss the depth of love that can grow between worshipers.”

Click here to read the church’s policy on Children and Youth Protection and Care.

Click here to learn about volunteer opportunities.

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 2nd and 4th 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 more information please contact Sandy Williams at

Women’s Study Group

The group meets weekly – temporarily on Wednesdays, gathering at 11:00 a.m. for coffee and fellowship.   All women are invited to participate in our discussion.  If you have questions, contact Marcia Ladd by clicking here  or call the church office at 919-960-0616.  Newcomers are welcome any time.  [NOTE:  On the second Tuesday of each month, the group volunteers at Take and Eat Food Pantry.]  

Devoted Readers

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.