2020 Adult Ministry Offerings
Sunday Christian Education
Providence’s adult Christian Education classes are designed to provide a context where adults may engage in meaningful, challenging, and exciting education programs that prepare and strengthen them to live as faithful people in God’s world.
As a congregation, Providence seeks to embody a generous, welcoming spirit in all aspects of church life, including our Christian Education classes. We hope that you will join us!
We offer a variety of on-going classes that meet each week as well as short-term studies throughout the year.
The class discusses topics that are relevant to this age group (marriage, raising kids, etc.). We apply God’s word to these issues.
There’s a place to belong at Providence Presbyterian. Connect with other adults and grow in your relationship with Christ through one of these fellowship groups:
- Art Group
- Ladies Spiritual Disciplines
- Like Naomi
- Literary Group
- PPC Book Club
- Trinity Prayer Group
- Bethel Bible Study
- Monday Manna
Come explore the intersection of art and faith, imagine art for our worship space and campus, and collaborate of liturgical art projects.
Settle down to seek God with this group of women. Between meetings, we practice pray or meditation or solitude, but walk together with one another through the process called spiritual formation.
Like Naomi is a group of ladies, widows, singles, and divorcees who love meeting every third Tuesday of the month, 11:30 am, for lunch, predetermined. We do occasionally help with certain projects of the church and like to serve whenever we can. We share our faith, uplift each other, and become closer friends in our walk with the Lord, in other words, we are there for each other. We would like to invite church and nonmembers who like to laugh, cry, or be serious, we cover the gamut. Please contact Alice Majure for more information, 704-942-8343
We select our reads as a group when we complete a reading selection. Our focus is on classics and we enjoy lively discussion and camaraderie. Please join us.
Last Tuesday of the month
Contact person: Leigh Myers
The Trinity Prayer Group meets monthly to pray for the people who are on the prayer list, for our church, for our ministers. We try to contact those on the list periodically to see what needs they have and to let them know they are in our prayers. Our group has been meeting for about 15 years. We welcome new members!
Begins Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Begins September 16, 2020
Presbyterian Women is among the most active and longest standing organizations at Providence. You can find a circle or small group most any weekday to enjoy Bible study, book discussions, and fellowship.
Presbyterian Women – Circles
Adelphi Circle members participated in many of PPC’s outreach activities including the feeding Habitat workers lunch, providing dinner for the SACOH ladies we host each year, feeding the combined Middle and High School Youth, hosting the Annual Christmas Brunch for PPC Seniors, sending Valentines to our college students, and participating in our church-wide Weekend of Service. We have supported each other through illnesses and surgeries with dinners and encouragement, celebrated with each other as children married and grandchildren were born, and offered love and emotional support for those dealing with aging parents and the loss of family members. We welcome new members to join us for fellowship, study, and service!
The Agape Circle meets the second Tuesday of each month. We undertake several mission projects a year, support fellow members and enjoy an occasional lunch. We welcome new members and cherish the old.
Esther is mainly compromised of moms of high schoolers and college students. In the past, we have provided lunches for Habitat workers and for SACOH women. We also typically mail gift cards and notes of encouragement to our church’s college students before their final exams.
Women Of The Church – Small Groups
The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Providence knits beautiful shawls for our members and friends who are experiencing illness or trauma of any kind. We also give prayer blankets to small children when they are baptized. Our ministry extends beyond the Providence community. In addition to making prayer shawls, we also knit caps for Hospice, sweaters for Guidepost Magazine’s “Knit for Kids” program, and scarves for WWII veterans. We have sent shawls, hats, sweaters, and scarves to people across our country in Washington, California, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Alaska, Maine, Louisiana, New York, West Virginia, and Illinois and to people around the world in Cameroon, Malawi, Zambia, Peru, Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Kosovo, Azerbaijan, Kenya, Thailand, and Banda Ach. This truly is an outreach ministry! We have approximately 15 regulars. We meet to knit and to share our “bits” with each other. We offer extra prayers and blessings for the completed shawls. If you knit, even a small amount (it is as simple as knit 3, purl 3), you can join us in this ministry. Each knitter provides her own yarn and needles. Our ministry is a blessing for us as well as for those who receive our prayer shawls.
Sisters Small Group provides encouragement, support, friendship and laughter to all who attend. We are “Sisters in Christ” who enjoy sharing with other Christian women as we all grow in our faith. This is a wonderful place for great fellowship and support. We meet twice monthly on select Tuesday mornings. Sisters participates in various service projects throughout the year, including Salvation Army Center of Hope ministry and college student Church Mouse ministry.
Men Of The Church
Providence Men’s groups provide opportunities for men of all ages to gather for fellowship, study, and service on a regular basis. Contact: David Llewellyn and Bret Myers for more information.
The Shepherds mission is to build up and bring together the men of Providence Presbyterian Church through faith, fellowship, and service. We invite you to join us for spiritual growth, fellowship and mission work.
This group of men celebrates the joy of His forgiveness through service & fellowship.
We encourage individuals to minister in the community: individually and collectively as a group. Members of the group have participated in local and international ministries such as:
- Engaging in hospital ministry, medical care funding, prison ministry, homebuilding and other services in Chimbote, Peru.
- Leading Bible studies at the Mecklenburg County Jail.
- Hammering, painting, roofing, etc. with Habitat for Humanity’s Critical Home Repair Program.
- Sorting food donations with Loaves & Fishes.
- Packing meals with Stop Hunger Now.
- Teaching Crown Financial Bible study.
- Supporting the Children’s Hope Alliance, a children’s home in Barium Springs, by doing an on campus project each year. The picture below is a group doing grounds work – all of whom were invited and encouraged by the TGIF group to join in with the sprucing up project.
Our men’s group gathers once a month and shares a meal at the host member’s home. We prepare and serve meals for the Rescue Mission twice a year and also prepare meals for various church events and youth group meetings. We cover a wide range of topics that are mostly current issues. We have been together for many years and we support one another as camaraderie is at the heart of TGIM!