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.
Current Wednesday Night Adult Class Offerings
All classes begin at 6:30 pm
Holy Spirit Here and Now--Sanctuary. Led by Tim McConnell, book purchase is encouraged. $12.
Women 2 Women-- Venue. Led by Vickie Staib.
Home Run Life-beginning on 2/8 at 6:30 pm in Room 208/210, led by Lin Osborne. Book (encouraged): $10.00
Breathing Under Water--Room 503. Led by Nicole Polzella and Chris Westmoreland. It is encouraged to purchase the book $13, and there is an optional study journal for $12.
Broken and Blessed (Women's study.)
Join us for a new women’s study, Broken and Blessed: How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World beginning on March 8 at 6:30 pm in room 505. The class is facilitated by Erica Smiley and the cost of the book is $11.00.
Embracing Grief = Embracing Hope: Learning to Lament: Led by Rev. Justin Lowe beginning March 8 from 6:30 to 7:45pm. We will explore a contemplative look at the importance of dealing with loss (death, relationships, dreams, etc.) Class registration required. The class size is limited to eight people and registration is required. Sign up by Connect Card, Sheet in the Gathering Space or calling the church office at 456-3993.
Direction of the Spirit: Join Rev. Laura Jones as we explore how the Holy Spirit is directing you to live into your baptismal calling. This class will meet March 8-29 in room 204 at 6:30 pm.
Pure In Heart (special needs) - room #102/105. Led by Tracy Fisher. Ongoing group that studies together and has fun time each week with crafts and games. All ages of special needs are welcome. Group eats together before class at Acts. 2:42 meal at 5 pm.
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.
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
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.
Christmas Angels (year-round)
Clothes to Kids
Second Blessings Thrift Store
The Open Door Soup Kitchen
Operation Christmas Child (year round)
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.
LONG'S CHAPEL EMMAUS COMMUNITY
LONG'S CHAPEL EMMAUS GATHERINGS
(All Long's Chapel Emmaus, Chrysalis & Journey members are invited to attend) Allen & Betty Lou Loun - 828-926-5280
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