Adults2018-11-09T09:59:18+00:00

Adult Grow Ministries

Carrie CarpenterRev. Carrie Carpenter
Pastor of Adult Ministries
828.456.3993, ext. 204

Son Rise| 8:20 am | Room 600

The Son Rise class is our early morning opportunity for spiritual growth, study, and fellowship. We study a variety of biblical topics and have fruitful discussion each week.

Current Study: More information coming soon!

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Dugan-Lundy | 9:40 am | Room 210

The Dugan-Lundy class is a group of adults that share in study, fellowship, and life together. The class is facilitated by JD Amason.

Current Study: The Book of Romans

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Tullis | 9:40 am | Fellowship Hall

The Tullis Class is a group of mature adults who meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:40 each Sunday morning. We use a Bible-based curriculum, endorsed by the United Methodist Church, that connects the Scriptures to everyday life. Denise Loock and Laura Fisher are our teachers and facilitators.

Current Study: God’s World and God’s People

This fall, our lessons come from the Book of Genesis, the book of beginnings. Through its pages, God is revealed as the Creator, Sustainer, Judge, and Redeemer who brought all things into being. Our lessons survey God’s creation of the universe, earth, and people. The writer for the student book is Jack Gilbert; the writer for the teacher book is Von Unruh.

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Friendship | 9:40 am | Room 202

The Friendship Class is a diverse class for the young and young at heart who look to God’s Word as the foundation for facing life.  Topics related to life as a Christian, social wisdom, faith application, and hearing God, are studied and discussed and teachers rotate within the class.  We strive to grow spiritually and to care for and support each other, which also includes fellowship outside of class to celebrate each other’s special events and achievements.  There is a strong support network within the class, through our established prayer chain. For a fun-loving, open-minded Christian experience – come join us!!

Current Study: More information coming soon!

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JIF (Journey in Faith) | 9:40 am | Room 503

JIF (Journey in Faith) is a multi-generational class.  We are engaged in Scripture-based studies, fellowship, care for one another and for our community.

Current Study: More information coming soon!

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Koinonia | 9:40 am | Room 600

Welcoming and engaging Christian fellowship with a gregarious group of believers who study God’s truths and support each other in their walk of faith.

Enjoy refreshments and friendly conversations prior to the start of each class. Gain a deeper understanding of Scripture and its purpose for our lives through the teaching and discussions led by our rotating Teaching Team. Participate in outreach through class supported missions. Develop and deepen friendships at class social events. Visit and meet the generous, caring, giving, and loving folks you’ll want to unite with in the Koinonia Class.

Current Study: More information coming soon!

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Check It Out | 11:00 am | Room 600

Check out the Check It Out class, a lively, active group of local and seasonal residents.  Delectable snacks and fellowship precede spirited discussions about Scripture led by several facilitators.  Come and join us as we celebrate community life throughout the week with additional times of Bible study, ladies’ weekly lunches, volunteer groups and connection to one another.

Current Study: That the World May Know

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Spirit Builders | 11:00 am | Room 210

Spirit Builders is an adult class of all ages focusing on strengthening the spiritual development of each individual and as a community in Christ. We are a discussion-type class, allowing individuals to question and comment on the subject matter that touches their needs in spiritual growth. In addition to class time on Sundays, we also have social gatherings to further deepen our relationships. We are a family within the body of Christ at Long’s Chapel.

Current Study: More information coming soon!

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A Disciple’s Path | 11:00 am | Room 503

August 26-September 30

Prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness…this is what we commit to when we become members of The United Methodist Church, and it’s a big step. A Disciple’s Path helps us look beyond membership, presenting an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. Discipleship is ongoing, so the 6-week study is perfect for new-member groups, but also works well in small groups of long-time members. It helps you develop spiritual practices, discover your unique gifts, and engage in ministry that brings transformation to your own life and to the lives of others and the world. The Daily Workbook offers six weeks of daily readings (five per week), Scripture, a message for the day, and prompts for personal reflection. A Disciple’s Path is written by James Harnish and facilitated by Rev. Tim McConnell.

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Grief Support Group | 2:00 pm | Room 600

September 16-October 21

How do you understand grief when you are broken by the death of a loved one? The Grief Support Group is designed to help you explore your feelings and needs while pointing back to our great Comforter during your time of recovering and healing. This class is facilitated by Jan Peterson and Ellen Russell.

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Mondays

PSALMS  10:00 am | Room 210

The Psalms class is a group of women who gather weekly to study a psalm, discuss its meaning,ways we can apply it to our lives.  We gather in a community of support and love with time to uplift one another through prayer. Come one week; come every week. We welcome seasonal residents and vacationing visitors. This class is facilitated by Denise Loock.

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Tuesdays

Men’s Morning Bible Study 7:30 am | Fellowship Hall (Room 101)

All men and guests are welcome to attend this Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Lessons are led on a rotating basis, working through OT and NT books of the Bible or using a selected study guide. The group prepares and serves breakfast at the Open Door the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am. This group is facilitated by Randy Carlson and Bill Jarrell.

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Tuesday Afternoon Women’s Study 1:30 pm | Room 600

Women are invited to engage in two empowering studies this fall. The Quest, by Beth Moore, and Namesake, by Jessica LaGrone. The class will meet on Thursdays at 1:30 pm in room 600 beginning on September 4.

  • September 4- October 16: The Quest by Beth Moore
    Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand. In this 6-session study, delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him – a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. The Quest is written by Beth Moore and facilitated by Sandy Breitmeier. $15 suggested donation for book.
  • October 23 – December 4: Namesake by Jessica LaGrone
    Every name tells a story. Names in Scripture were often given to tell the story of a person’s identity, upbringing, or character. When God transforms lives, He often brings more than we bargained for: new identities, new journeys, even new names. Namesake is a six-week Bible study that explores the transformational power of God through the stories of biblical characters who met God and whose lives and names were changed forever. As you meet Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the unnamed woman, you will discover that God wants to be just as intimately involved in your story, offering an identity that shines with the purpose for which you were created. Namesake is written by Jessica LaGrone and facilitated by Sandy Breitmeier. $12 suggested donation for book.

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Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study 6:00 pm for meal; 6:30 pm study | Room 210

Men gather for conversation, fellowship, and Bible study. No Bible knowledge is required. We learn and grow together. We begin with a fellowship meal (bring a sandwich or take-out), but come even if you do not want to eat! This class is facilitated by Sonny Lescalleet and Jim Matthews.

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Wednesdays

Christian Writers Fellowship Group 10:00 am | Room 210

Meets every 3rd Wednesday
The mission of the Christian Writer’s Fellowship of Western North Carolina is to encourage people to share their stories in a safe environment, improve their writing skills, and glorify God with the words they write. Facilitated by Denise Loock and Laura Greer.

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Acts 2:42 Meal 5:15 pm | Room 101 (Fellowship Hall)

Acts 2:42 Meal
Suggested donation: adults $7, youth $5, children $4, family maximum $18. Please see our website, Chapel Chatter, and Facebook for menu items. You can also pre-order a “Grilled Chicken Salad” in addition to our other menu items; these orders need to be submitted by 10:00 pm the Wednesday before. To order a salad, please contact Carrie.Carpenter@LongsChapel.com.

Menu:
August 29: baked spaghetti and meatballs, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, salad, garlic sticks, dessert.
September 5: orange Dijon chicken, rice pilaf, sautéed vegetables (squash, onions, and peppers), salad, rolls, dessert.
September 12: meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad, rolls, dessert.
September 19: pork loin with spiced apples, parsley buttered egg noodles, roasted Brussel sprouts, salad, rolls, dessert.
September 26: taco bar with toppings, refried beans, fresh fruit, tortilla chips and salsa, dessert.

Alpha 6:30 pm | Room location will be published August 26

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. It’s run in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes worldwide. Essentially, Alpha is a safe place to explore life’s biggest questions. Alpha is led by a team of facilitators and table leaders with a welcoming and inclusive spirit.

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The Andy Griffith Bible Study 6:30 pm | Room location will be published August 26

Journey to Mayberry with Pastor Justin Lowe and friends for Part 4 of the Andy Griffith Bible Study series. We will explore a classic episode of this timeless television program and discuss relevant Scriptures and practical application.

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The Book of Deuteronomy 6:30 pm | Room location will be published August 26

A study of the book Jesus often quoted. In the New Testament this book is quoted more than 200 times. It is the book Jesus read, used, and loved. Deuteronomy provides a special look into the life of Moses as God’s spokesman. It consists primarily of sermons delivered by Moses as a guide for living. Our re-reading will tell us more about who God is, what God is like, and about God’s plan for God’s people. It is the story of God’s grace and love freely given. Bring your Bible and a journal and join our facilitators Tom and Sandy Fogarty on this journey.

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Drawing Closer to God 6:30 pm | Room location will be published August 26

Whether we are making decisions about our personal lives or our lives in the community we call the church, we all want to do God’s will. “Drawing Closer to God to Discern His Will” acquaints you with basic spiritual practices that help form the relationship we need with God to discern His will. You will learn how to establish a daily routine that accommodates the spiritual practice or practices that fit well with your life and your desire. You will learn what spiritual discernment is and how to go about it. This class is facilitated by Sonny Lescalleet, Jim Matthews, and John Bickerstaff.

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The Joy Stealers 6:30 pm | Room location will be published August 26

August 29 – October 7

We religiously lock our doors and windows to stay safe and to protect our belongings from intruders, but when it comes to joy, we leave ourselves wide open to the joy stealers: worry, bitterness, guilt, and negativity. Many of us deal with pain from relationship problems, health concerns, financial struggles, and daily stresses and strains. In The Joy Stealers, author Rob Renfroe reminds us that, regardless of our circumstances, Christ provides everything we need for joy. Whether or not we actually live with joy is a choice…a decision each of us makes every day. Join our facilitator, Rev. Tim McConnell, as we explore five transformational decisions that will help us live in the fullness of God’s joy each day with the assurance of eternity with God. $10 suggested donation for cost of book.

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Women 2 Women 6:30 pm | Room location will be published August 26

Women 2 Women is an opportunity for all ladies of the church to gather for fun, fellowship, study, and fabulous praise and worship. Led by Vickie Staib, we are kicking off our fall time together with a women’s study by Jessica LaGrone—Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings. Your furniture isn’t solid gold nor have you seen a fiery chariot, but you’re not unlike some of the kings and prophets in 1 and 2 Kings. Although they were set apart by God, they didn’t have all the answers. They struggled. They made big-time mistakes. But they grew in their faith through spiritual practices even while carrying out God’s calling on earth. This six-week study examines the holy habits of six kings and prophets who were set apart by their close walk with God. Each week we will study the story of one intriguing character, discuss God’s unique purpose for his life, and learn about his particular spiritual discipline. Then you’ll explore how that timeless spiritual practice can draw you closer to God, helping you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. $10 suggested donation for cost of book.

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Thursdays

Mom 2 Mom 6:30 pm | Room 503

Motherhood is a rewarding journey, but it can also be very challenging. Mom to Mom is a group where moms of all ages are welcome to come learn what it means to be a Godly mother, while keeping your sanity in check! Whether you’re an expectant mom looking for guidance, a mom with grandchildren looking to share or gain hope and wisdom, or anywhere in between, Mom to Mom is a safe, supportive and encouraging place to share your struggles and triumphs, and learn more about Godly motherhood.

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Mondays

PSALMS  10:00 am | Room 210

The Psalms class is a group of women who gather weekly to study a psalm, discuss its meaning,ways we can apply it to our lives.  We gather in a community of support and love with time to uplift one another through prayer. Come one week; come every week. We welcome seasonal residents and vacationing visitors. This class is facilitated by Denise Loock.

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Tuesdays

Tuesday Afternoon Women’s Study 1:30 pm | Room 600

Women are invited to engage in two empowering studies this fall. The Quest, by Beth Moore, and Namesake, by Jessica LaGrone. The class will meet on Thursdays at 1:30 pm in room 600 beginning on September 4.

  • September 4- October 16: The Quest by Beth Moore
    Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand. In this 6-session study, delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him – a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. The Quest is written by Beth Moore and facilitated by Sandy Breitmeier. $15 suggested donation for book.
  • October 23 – December 4: Namesake by Jessica LaGrone
    Every name tells a story. Names in Scripture were often given to tell the story of a person’s identity, upbringing, or character. When God transforms lives, He often brings more than we bargained for: new identities, new journeys, even new names. Namesake is a six-week Bible study that explores the transformational power of God through the stories of biblical characters who met God and whose lives and names were changed forever. As you meet Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the unnamed woman, you will discover that God wants to be just as intimately involved in your story, offering an identity that shines with the purpose for which you were created. Namesake is written by Jessica LaGrone and facilitated by Sandy Breitmeier. $12 suggested donation for book.

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Wednesdays

Women 2 Women 6:30 pm | Room location will be published August 26

Women 2 Women is an opportunity for all ladies of the church to gather for fun, fellowship, study, and fabulous praise and worship. Led by Vickie Staib, we are kicking off our fall time together with a women’s study by Jessica LaGrone—Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings. Your furniture isn’t solid gold nor have you seen a fiery chariot, but you’re not unlike some of the kings and prophets in 1 and 2 Kings. Although they were set apart by God, they didn’t have all the answers. They struggled. They made big-time mistakes. But they grew in their faith through spiritual practices even while carrying out God’s calling on earth. This six-week study examines the holy habits of six kings and prophets who were set apart by their close walk with God. Each week we will study the story of one intriguing character, discuss God’s unique purpose for his life, and learn about his particular spiritual discipline. Then you’ll explore how that timeless spiritual practice can draw you closer to God, helping you fulfill God’s purpose for your life. $10 suggested donation for cost of book.

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Thursdays

Mom 2 Mom 6:30 pm | Room 503

Motherhood is a rewarding journey, but it can also be very challenging. Mom to Mom is a group where moms of all ages are welcome to come learn what it means to be a Godly mother, while keeping your sanity in check! Whether you’re an expectant mom looking for guidance, a mom with grandchildren looking to share or gain hope and wisdom, or anywhere in between, Mom to Mom is a safe, supportive and encouraging place to share your struggles and triumphs, and learn more about Godly motherhood.

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Tuesdays

Men’s Morning Bible Study 7:30 am | Fellowship Hall (Room 101)

All men and guests are welcome to attend this Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Lessons are led on a rotating basis, working through OT and NT books of the Bible or using a selected study guide. The group prepares and serves breakfast at the Open Door the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 am. This group is facilitated by Randy Carlson and Bill Jarrell.

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Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study 6:00 pm for meal; 6:30 pm study | Room 210

Men gather for conversation, fellowship, and Bible study. No Bible knowledge is required. We learn and grow together. We begin with a fellowship meal (bring a sandwich or take-out), but come even if you do not want to eat! This class is facilitated by Sonny Lescalleet and Jim Matthews.

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The Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor. After one accepts this invitation they complete an application. The Emmaus leaders prayerfully consider each applicant and in God’s time, the person is invited to attend a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle. Following the three-day experience, participants are joined in small groups to support each other in their ongoing walk with Christ.

The Men’s Fall Walk is September 20-23.
The Women’s Fall Walk is November 1-4.

Emmaus Alumni Opportunities

Emmaus Picnic Sunday, October 7
Church grounds | 5:00 pm
Calling all Emmaus alumni! Anyone who has attended the Walk to Emmaus is invited to attend. Bring a dish to feed at least six people, lawn chairs, games to play, and your family!

Reunion Groups
Men: Wednesday mornings at 7:00 at the Kornerstone Kafe.
Women: Wednesday mornings at 8:30 at the Coffee Cup Café.

Adult Vacation Bible School

September 9-12
Adult Vacation Bible School with singer, storyteller, and folk-theologian, Ed Kilbourne!
Schedule of events:
Sunday, September 9:
· Worship in the Sanctuary with special guest Ed Kilbourne at 8:20, 9:40 and 11:00.
· 4:00 pm: “It’s Four O’clock Somewhere” concert in the Venue
Monday, September 10–Wednesday, September 12:
Adult Vacation Bible School | Fellowship Hall
· 9:30 am: check-in and time of fellowship
· 10:00 am–noon: Adult VBS session
· Noon: lunch
We plan to go out to eat together on Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesday everyone bring a covered dish for our final lunch together.

Long’s Chapel Mighty Men’s Retreat

October 13
The Foundation for Evangelism | 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Join the Mighty Men of Long’s Chapel for a day retreat at The Foundation for Evangelism (125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745). The day will include worship, meal, and sessions with guest speaker, Russell Justice. Suggested donation: $5.00.
Sign up Here:
https://longschapel.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/151110

Women’s Wellness Workshop November 3

Venue and Fellowship Hall | 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Women of all ages are invited to attend this workshop. We will gather at 9:30 am in the Venue Café for check in and refreshments before we begin. Our topics will be centered around developing a healthy spirit, body, and mind that will help us grow closer to God and to our sisters in Christ. Suggested donation: $5.00.

Partner Organizations

F3: Faith, Fellowship, and Fitness

Every Saturday
Parking lot across from Waynesville Middle School | 7:00 am
F3 is an interdenominational opportunity to help men become better mentally, physically and spiritually. Men of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate. There is no long-term commitment, catch or cost. F3 is based on five main principles:
1. Free of charge
2. Open to all men
3. Held outdoors…rain or shine
4. Lead in a rotating Q (peer) fashion
5. Ends with a circle of trust

Celebrate Recovery

Every Thursday
Faith Community Church | 7:00 pm
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

The Ultimate Journey

Dates to be announced in August
On The Ultimate Journey, you will discover a path that will take you where you have always wanted to be. God created you for something more and He is ready to lead the way. Come aboard. Your journey to freedom awaits! Register by August 15, 2018. Group meetings and times will be determined in late August.

For more information on any of these opportunities, contact Rev. Carrie Carpenter at Carrie.Carpenter@LongsChapel.com or 828.456.3993 Ext. 204.