Adult Bible Study Groups
ALPHA is essentially a practical discussion on the basics of Christianity. The group gathers at the church each Tuesday from 6:00-8:30 (one fall session) for supper, a video, and discussion with small groups. This course is scheduled 12 weeks at a time and will be announced in the bulletin and Seagull when registration is open.
- Anyone can come! Anyone interested in discovering more about the Christian faith is welcome.
- Learning and Laughter! Join others in a relaxed atmosphere
- Pasta (or other great food!) Each weekly session begins with dinner prepared by the Alpha Task Force
- Helping one another. Dinner is followed by a large-group presentation and small group discussion
- Ask anything! Here’s your chance to ask your questions and share your opinions in a safe, nurturing environment
Keep an eye out for the 2018 Edition of Alpha! For more information, email Donna.
Disciple Bible Study
“If you make my word your home, you will indeed be my disciples.” –John 8:31 Wrightsville United Methodist Church has a long and powerful history of active participation in the Disciple Bible Study series. Disciple Bible Studies are 30-34 week studies (depending on the class) where the primary goal is to grow closer to God through the intentional study of God’s word. For each level of Disciple, the participant receives a study book containing each day’s study along with additional study information for the week. The classes meet weekly where a video segment paves the way for the group activities and discussion for that day. We are currently completing Disciple I on Wednesday evenings and Jesus in the Gospels on Thursday mornings. Fall 2017 classes will begin registration in mid-July and classes begin the week after Labor Day. Email Donna if you would like more information about Disciple Bible Study.
Monday Morning Bible Study
Each Monday morning these early birds start their work week off with Bible Study. This group meets at 6:45 and made up of men and women of all ages. No registration is required to join this group. Email Donna if you would like more information about the Monday Morning Bible Study.
Mothers’ Bible Study
Each Wednesday of the school year, this group meets for Bible study and support at 9:30. Originally formed to support new moms, this group now includes moms of all ages. The Bible studies rotate throughout the year, but are generally 6-12 weeks long. Child care is provided. Email Donna if you would like more information about or want to register for Mother’s Bible Study.
Men’s Bible Study
Each Thursday morning at 6:45 these early birds get a head start on their day with Bible study and fellowship. This group is made up of men of all ages and stages and is open to all men. No registration is required to join this group. Email Donna if you would like more information about Men’s Bible Study.
Women’s Prayer Group and Bible Study
Each Thursday morning at 8:00 this group of ladies gathers for prayer and study. The study rotates throughout the year centering on various books of the Bible. No registration is required to join this group. Email Donna if you would like more information about Women’s Prayer Group and Bible Study.
Additional Bible Study Groups
Monday Night Lights Women’s Study
Meeting at 5:45 pm on Monday evenings, this group is beginning Beth Moore’s James study in June. Email Donna for more information.
Monday Evening Women’s Study
We’re taking a break for the summer – but we’ll be back in the fall! Watch the Seagull newsletter and the bulletin for details.
Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study- The Beautiful Messes
Join our summer book club! We’ll meet once/month to discuss the book of the month. June’s selection Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton will be discussed on June 21 at 10:00 am.
for more information about these or the seasonal and short term studies offered throughout the year. Contact Donna for more information.
United Methodist Women
This group is made up of the women of our church. All women are welcome to join. The focus of the UMW is on women, children, and mission. The whole group meets only periodically throughout the year. There are, however, monthly meetings of “circles,” small groups within the UMW. The time and place of circle meeting vary depending on the circle, but all meet for a time of study and fellowship. Information about meetings this month is available in the current Seagull under the “Get Connected” tab and contacts for each group are listed below. Please feel free to reach out with questions about their individual group.
Circle Contact Information:
Ruth Circle Contact: Marie Cooke at 910.620.4241 Circle of Hope Contact: Jeannie DeGaetano, 910.617.7268 (cell) or 910.256.4494 (office) Lydia Circle Contact: Sharon Simmons at 910.799.5751 Koinonia Circle Contact: Ann Hill at 910.350.2729 Please watch your bulletin and the “deep roots” bulletin board for upcoming news.
United Methodist Men
All men of the church are invited to join the United Methodist Men. Held throughout the year as scheduled, their meetings are planning sessions for the organization of events sponsored by this group. Some annual favorites include the Fish Fry in the fall and an annual Golf Tournament in the spring – this year on May 7. Watch the Seagull and bulletin for information about the next meeting, event, or project! For more information on the activities of the United Methodist Men, please contact Hayes Perry at 910.616.4052.
Sunday School for adults is offered Sunday mornings at 9:45 am. Individual Classes maintain individual schedules in regards to the summer months. You will find that information listed with the particular class in the listing below.
Roy Sandlin Class (Room 105) Teacher: Beth Perry
This class was one of the first Sunday school classes at WUMC. This class generally participates in topical studies or book studies. It is made up of mainly senior adults, but they welcome all ages. *This class meets all year except for the month of July.
Walk in Faith (Room 202) Teacher: Rotates
The Walk in Faith class is a discussion-oriented Bible study class with adults of all ages. The class alternates between Bible studies and book studies and welcomes members of all ages. *This class meets all year except for July.
Agape (Room 205) Teacher: Bill McClain
The Agape class is comprised of mostly senior adults. This class uses the New International Adult Lessons and welcomes new members. *This class meets all year.
Circle of Friends (Annex) Teacher: Scott Whisnant
Welcoming new members at any time, this group is a discussion-oriented class with members of all ages. The class alternates between Bibles studies and topical studies. *This class meets all year except for the month of July.
Son Seekers (Room 200) Teacher: Bern Coulter
Welcoming new members at any time, this class is making its way through the timeline and story of the Bible through lectures and discussions. *This class meets all year.
Selah Class (Annex) Teachers: Sherri and Gene Ingle
This class is for young adults – and young at heart! Join us on Sundays at 9:45 for a discussion based class. *This class meets all year except for July and August.
Email Donna if you would like more information about any of our Adult Sunday School class offerings.
The music ministry at Wrightsville UMC is varied and open to everyone. We offer a variety of styles in worship throughout the church year, ranging from the traditional handbell and chancel choir to the contemporary sounds of our Youth Praise Band. On any given Sunday you may hear an Aria from Handel’s Messiah, a jazz saxophone arrangement of a traditional hymn, or anything in between. Our first two Sunday services feature singer and guitarist, Kelly Jewell, lending his authentic voice to meaningful arrangements of familiar hymn and spirituals. As well as featuring Kelly, our third service often features one of our choirs, either adult or children. Besides special Sunday music during the Advent and Christmas and Lenten and Easter seasons, we present an annual children’s musical as well as a Jazz Nativity using many church and community wide musicians. We also have frequent guest musicians in worship and concert. Every third Thursday of the month at noon, we have the “Old Time Cokesbury Hour” which consists of folks bringing their lunch, eating together, then gathering around the piano to sing their favorite old hymns, often telling the meaningful memories these dear hymns hold for them. It is our goal at Wrightsville to offer something musically to everyone. Listed below are the various choirs, a brief description of each of them and their scheduled meeting times. If you have further questions regarding them of any aspect of our music program, don’t hesitate to contact Julia at Email Julia.
This musical ensemble is open to anyone 15 years old or more with music reading skills.
- This group meets on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 in the choir room
- Rehearsals begin the Wednesday following Labor Day
- Open to youth as well as adults, no prior bell experience is necessary, but an ability to read music is
- We participate in worship 4-6 times a year
Want to join in on the fun? Email Julia
This choir is open to anyone 15 years or older who enjoys singing and would like to participate in traditional worship music on a regular basis. We rehearse on selected Wednesday evenings from 7:15 – 8:30 in the sanctuary. We follow a seasonal schedule, that is, we rehearse for generally six weeks, then sing in worship, either all three services or the 11:15 service, followed by a few weeks off. This style of rehearsal is more conducive to folks who would rather to make a short term commitment, rather than a year-long commitment. It is not necessary to participate in every season if it does not fit into your schedule. Interested in being part of this wonderful small group and Music Ministry? Email Julia “Bach gave us God’s Word, Mozart gave us God’s laughter, God gave us music that we might pray without words.” Quote from a German opera house