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Current Adult Class Offerings

Summer 2017

"Know Your SHAPE" (One time class) Wednesday June 28 at the Trailhead Bakery at 9am. Registration for Shape

Bible in 90 Days The study, facilitated by Tom and Sandy Fogarty, begins on Thursday, June 8 and concludes on August 31. We’ll meet in room 503 (the former garage in the church office building) from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The cost is $10.00 and includes a special 90 day Bible. Registration for Bible in 90 Days.

A Woman Overwhelmed: Thursday nights, June 15 through July 27 in room 208/210 (Above the fellowship hall) at 6:30 pm. Choose to be overwhelmed! Not with the demands of life faced by women today, but with our overwhelming God! When we learn to be overwhelmed by God, our days are no longer filled with frustration, fatigue, and stress, but with peace, hope, love, and joy instead. This class will be facilitated by Erica Smiley and Lynn Pinter and the cost of the book is $12.00. Registration for "A Woman Overwhelmed"

Broken and Blessed: We are offering a “Take Two” session, Broken and Blessed: How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World a study for women, which will meet on Tuesday mornings 10:00-11:30am beginning on June 13 in room 208/210. (Note: the class will not meet on June 20). The class is facilitated by Debbie Spahn and the cost of the book is $12.00. Registration for "Broken and Blessed"

"The Book of James" with Pastor Chris and Pastor Justin. Join Pastor Chris and Pastor Justin as they lead us in a three-week study of the Book of James on Thursday Nights, July 6, 13, and 20 at 6:30 pm in room 505 (modular building). All you need to bring is a journal and a Bible! Registration for "The Book of James"

Acts 2:42

Wednesday Evenings

There are two main parts of Wednesday Evenings - Dinner together and Spiritual Growth Courses for all ages. You are welcome to attend either or both parts - whichever works best for you and your schedule. Acts 2:42 Dinner runs from January through May, breaks for summer, and resumes in August, running through November. Dinner is served 5:15-6:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall followed by a variety of adult small group studies that are offered beginning at 6:30 pm. Activities for youth and children are also available. Pricing: $7 adults; $5 ages 12-18; $4 ages 5-11 (4 and under eat free); $18 family maximum. No reservations required. Children's menu available each week.

United Methodist Women

various groups meet monthly

A community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the UMC.

Women of the Vineyard

Bible study and fellowship for all women of the church.

Fancy Free Fellowship

3rd Thursday of each month at noon.

Covered dish fellowship and programs each month for senior adults. Bring a dish and join us in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Prayer Ministry

monthly and weekly opportunities

This ministry actively encourages believers to make prayer a priority in their daily lives through weekly small group work as well as through prayer chains by phone or email.

Intercessory Prayer: meets every Monday in room 204, 9:30-11:30 am

Other Ministries

Deaf Ministry: Interpreted worship service offered every Sunday at the 9:40 worship service. Other special events and services interpreted as requested.

Pure in Heart: fellowship for adults with disabilities.

Compassionate Friends - Group for those who have experienced the loss of a child.

Mission Haywood (A week of service in Haywood County, held every other year. 2017: July 17-22. Contact church office for more information.)


Acts 2:42

Bell Choir

Blood Drive (next drive is July 11, 2017, 8am-7pm in Fellowship Hall.)

Carpentry Ministry

Chancel Choir

Chime Choir

Christmas Angels (year-round)

Clothes to Kids

Coffee Ministry

Community Garden

Congregational Care

Evangelism Team

Generous Living

Homebound Team

Jail Ministry

Prison Ministry

Knitting Ministry



Liturgical Dance

Narcotics Anonymous

Praise Team

Second Blessings Thrift Store

The Open Door Soup Kitchen

Operation Christmas Child (year round)

Welcome Baby

Men's Bible Study meets at 7 am in Fellowship Hall

Men's Spirit Builders Bible Study meets at 6:00 pm in Room 210

New Member Inquirer's Class

Classes are scheduled 3-4 times a year.

This class is the basic introduction to our church family designed to explain who we are and what our church represents. You do not need to become a member to attend this class - it serves as a way for you to get more information about church beliefs and membership and then the rest is up to you.



(All Long's Chapel Emmaus, Chrysalis & Journey members are invited to attend) Allen & Betty Lou Loun - 828-926-5280

Long's Chapel Annual Emmaus Picnic: Typically held in June at 3rd Generation Barn Loft, 84 Frank Mann Rd., Canton, NC.

Check here for details each June


Currently there is one Men's Emmaus Community Reunion Group meeting on Wednesday mornings @ 7:30 at Duvall's Restaurant in Waynesville....for more information call Bob Thorne @ 828-648-0017.

There is also, at present, one Women's Emmaus Community Reunion Group forming and meeting on Wednesdays @ 9:00 am at the Korner Kafe in Waynesville......for more information call Carolyn Thorne @ 828-648-0017.


I spent many years wondering what a true believer was. Just going through the motions of life in my heart, I felt that something was missing from my relationship with God, though I didn’t know what it was. God had done things for me thru my life to let me know He was there but my life was frustrating and not really much different from the lives of those I knew who were not Christians. I could not believe life as a Christian was meant to feel so empty at times. In 2005, I came to a place where it was time to turn my life completely over to the care of God—that my life was unmanageable. I began to learn that growing in the knowledge of who God is and seeking intimate fellowship with God is a vital necessity of being deeply satisfied and joyful in life. Most of my struggle at times with wanting or trying to control situations in my life because of fear became mental road blocks for me. Afraid I won’t get what I want, I try to orchestrate circumstances to get what I want. One of those things was being in a marriage that wasn’t Christ-centered. Even though fear is an emotion that has influenced me most in life, God has given me another chance. 2012—I moved to Waynesville alone and suffering the pain and loss of my marriage. At this point, my focus was totally on God—my way wasn’t working. I started attending Long's Chapel and after about 4 or 5 months, I was invited to go to the Walk to Emmaus. I met wonderful women and had an encounter with God that was very deeply moving. I had a major breakthrough about relating to God as Father—not just a man. I was ready to accept Jesus as the way to form a personal eternal relationship. Today, I live my life led by the Holy Spirit, maintaining a new me; refusing to live with fear, guilt and condemnation, recognizing that God is greater than all my sins. The way I live my everyday life is I want to be a tool that God can use to draw people to him.

Thank you, Antoinette

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