Adult Sunday School Classes

Chevis Horne Sunday School Class

Colloquially known as the “pairs-and-spares” class, this small group is taught by a rotating group of teachers from within the class, and because it is a merger of a couples and singles class, it has a blend of different ages and stages. The discussions are based in the adult Formations Sunday School literature from Smyth & Helwys publishers, and the discussions about Scripture, faith, and life are lively each Sunday morning!

Mary Kirk/Linda Lewis Class

The Mary Kirk / Linda Lewis Bible Class is taught by Pam Burgess and is composed of individuals ranging in age from the 70’s and up. The class meets in Room 105. We generally start class at 9:45AM each Sunday morning. Our first order of business is to report on our at-home members regarding their needs and then those absent. Each member is assigned an at-home member to keep the class posted on that individual. Outreach is a major goal of this group. The members are serious Bible students who study the lesson prior to Sunday and who come prepared to discuss the basic premise of the lesson. The class format includes in-depth presentation of the lesson. Questions and discussion are encouraged so that lesson can be applied to the everyday Christian lifestyle. In order to make communication easier for the individual class members, a yearbook is distributed annually with pertinent information regarding each member along with the class format and the mission statement for this class. New members are certainly welcome to join us!

Helen Horne Class

The Helen Horne Sunday School Class is named for the late Helen Horne who was the wife of Dr. Chevis Horne, the long-time Pastor of First Baptist Martinsville. At this time, fifteen ladies are members of the class. Each Sunday, we study a different scripture related to the unit of study from the Formations literature published by Smyth & Helwys. Members are encouraged to participate by asking questions about or offering insight into the scripture. Also, we seem to laugh a lot! The class meets in room 228 on the second floor. This is the first room to the right of the elevator. We are a “family” and new members or visitors are lovingly welcomed.

Wednesday Midweek Check-In

Mid-week, our church takes time to check in with each other for one hour, over dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 5:00 p.m. Here, families and adults of all ages can get to know one another, sharing love and concerns together. Then the adults remain to study and learn about our faith together from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., while our children learn together about God’s good work in the world. Come and join us for a family meal and to check-in on each others’ souls.

Does not meet June – August

Thursday Morning Bible Study

This group, taught by Rev. John Fulcher, meets on Thursday mornings throughout the year. Class begins at 10:00 am with members sharing concerns and prayer. Bible study is normally underway by 10:20 am; the class studies the entire Bible, verse by verse. Church members as well as non-members participate.

Virtual During COVID-19 on Zoom

Journey Small Group

Faith Community begins with choosing to journey alongside others in seeking to know God. Are you in your 20s, 30s, or 40s and wanting to gather with others who have questions, doubts, hopes, and joys related to growing in faith?

Each Sunday at 9:45 AM, we gather in the church Journey room. As we are able, we will begin meetings over meals, outdoors, or wherever the Spirit moves us! In these gatherings, we will ask the hard questions of our life and our faith, meet new people with whom we’d like to share a faith journey, and give space to our own growth as people and as Christ-followers.

XYZ Club Senior Adult Fellowship

Our fellowship for the seasoned saints of our congregation, the XYZ Club schedules outings and other opportunities for fellowship.

XYZ Club Events

  • Join us as we go to Hotel Roanoke to see the Festival of Trees and eat lunch.

  • Wednesday, June the 26th at Franck’s Place in King’s Grant at noon

Knitting Ministry

The Knitting Ministry Team began in 2003 at FBC. Mrs. Anna Bowe Wells and Mrs. Jean Rood wanted to have a group that would encourage knitters and/or crocheters to share their love of those crafts with others. Through the years, we have taught a lot of beginners how to knit.  This is an ecumenical group that meets in our church parlor from 10:00 to 11:00 am on the second Monday of each month.  We love the fellowship within our group and we love sharing with others.

We regularly knit caps and hats for the Ravenel Cancer Center for patients who lose their hair during chemo. We love to knit baby caps and blankets for newborns. We knit caps, scarves, and shawls for nursing home patients and for our members and friends who might be in the hospital or recovering from illness and/or surgeries. We knit and/or crochet for the homeless who go to the Warming shelter at the Salvation Army on cold winter nights. We always pray for the person who receives our items. We would welcome ANYONE who wants to learn to knit and/or anyone who would like to join us for the fun and fellowship.

Is not currently meeting during COVID-19

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