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 Serena Ebhardt, chair of the Christian Education Committee (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.
Children and Youth
Children’s Christian Education
- Christian Education for school-aged children takes place within the context of our worship services. We believe that children’s faith development occurs while they are practicing their faith alongside adults. Children are encouraged to attend worship services alongside their parents and caregivers. During each worship service, a Time for Young Disciples is offered. This message connects children to a scripture reading at a developmentally-appropriate level.
- Following the Time with Young Disciples, children are invited to attend Sacred Art Time with our Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries. At Sacred Art Time, children will continue to explore the week’s Bible passage through storytelling, conversation, and communal art activities.
- Children return to the sanctuary for the Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer.
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).
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.]
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 email@example.com or calling 919-929-2612.