Small Groups

Enneagram Study
2:00-3:30 p.m. Monthly, 4th Monday
Meets in the Conference Room
Contact Nancy Dunn at

Cindy Lou Franke Small Group
9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays | Emma Gribbin Room
This group’s topic is, “Getting to Know the 12 Disciples of Jesus: Their Backgrounds, Their Roles, and Their Lessons for Our Lives.” Contact Cindy Lou Franke at (717) 658-3211 or

Mary Jo Walker Small Group
7:30-8:30 a.m. Fridays
Meets in the Emma Gribbin Room
This group studies the lectionary for the following Sunday. Contact Mary Jo Walker at

Lucy Paynter Small Group
9:30-11:00 a.m. Fridays
Meets in the Emma Gribbin Room
This group plans to read three theological books together this session, starting with Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels. Contact Lucy Paynter at or (336) 575-5383.

Bob Linnell Small Group
3:00-4:00 p.m. Wednesdays
Meets in the Conference Room
Contact Bob Linnell at

Martha Higginbotham Small Group
9:30 a.m. Mondays
Meets in the Parlor
Bible study and fellowship. Contact Martha Higginbotham at (336) 725-3892.

Dudley Colhoun Men’s Prayer Breakfast
7:00 a.m. Fridays
Meets in the Colhoun Room
Bible study, featuring discussion of the current week’s lectionary, with breakfast. Contact Jonathan Engram at

Men’s Prayer Group
7:45 a.m. Fridays, September through May
Meets in the Colhoun Room
Breakfast and Bible study. Contact Charles Corpening at

Centering Prayer
5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in September,
6:00-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in October through August
Meets in the Emma Gribbin Room
Centering Prayer is a gentle form of silent prayer grounded in the monastic contemplative tradition. After reading and reflecting on a brief passage, the group observes 20 to 25 minutes of silence. Contact Gail Phillips at (336) 970-1700 or

GLADS (Gays, Lesbians and Dang Straights)
7:00 p.m. Thursdays
Meets at Genie Carr’s house at 453 Plymouth Avenue, Winston-Salem 27104
GLADS members include gays, lesbians and straight allies who share a common interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues. They gather weekly to read, reflect and do Bible and book study. Contact Lynn Parsley, group facilitator, at

Education for Ministry
September through May
A four-year program offered by the School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South, EfM equips lay persons responding to the call to Christian ministry. Participants study Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Theology. Groups form in late spring and meet weekly during the academic year. A tuition payment and commitment to at least one year of study are required. Contact David Tamer at or (336) 407-7345.