Christian Education and Spiritual Formation is an important aspect of our ministry here at Mount Tabor. It is our belief that education, formation, and transformation happens over a lifetime. It isn’t something we learn as a child and then we’ve got it. It is a continuing process that is fostered and strengthened by being in Christian community with each other. There are many opportunities for involvement in short term studies, long term studies, and ongoing Sunday school classes. It is our prayer that you take advantage of the opportunity to broaden your horizons, become immersed in a Bible study, or take a short term small group class.
We offer a variety of studies at different times as varied as Divorce Care, to a book study on Heaven is for Real, to “Invitation to the New Testament,” “Invitation to Genesis,” to seasonal studies during Lent and Advent, and many others. Our Sunday school classes offer a variety of different age ranges and different topics as well. Many classes rotate teachers, some may focus on contemporary issues and how the Bible relates to our every day life. Others are more strictly Bible study, using the “Adult Bible Studies” series.
Whatever the focus of any particular group or class, our objective is that you learn and grow so that you may experience spiritual formation and transformation by deepening your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Below you will find a description of the many spiritual growth opportunities avaliable for adults at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church. Questions can be directed to any member of the clergical staff.
Adult Sunday School Classes
Currently, there are 12 different Sunday School Classes that meet on Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:45 am at the Robinhood Campus of MTUMC. These classes cover a variety of topics and serve attendees of various ages, from early 20's-90's. For a description of each class, contact Rev. Dianne Lawhorn
Band of Brothers (B.O.B)
Our Mission: To Encourage, Equip, and Empower men in Jesus Christ.
To learn first hand about our personal relationship with God
To link together with other men in supportive relationships
To live as spiritual examples in our homes
To lead as servant leaders in our church home
To love and to lead others, in our community and workplace, to Jesus Christ
BOB meets at the Chick-Fil-a at 7:00 a.m. on Thursdays, except during the holidays. Our meetings last about an hour as we have breakfast, a short group gathering/teaching, and then break into small groups for discussion and prayer time.
Quilt and Crochet Ministry
This ministry is not just about thimbles and needles. Every quilt we make is stitched with LOVE. We make quilts for newborns, nursing home residents, and high school graduates just to name a few. More than 1,000 quilts have been donated to MTUMC home-bound members, graduating seniors and new babies and hundreds of residents of area nursing homes. The group is making more than 1,000 quilts for the home-bound who receive Meals on Wheels. We also take time to knit and crochet various things for newborns.
Novice and experienced sewers and knitters are invited to join us every second and fourth Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Youth Commons for a fun time of quilt making! If you are interested in joining one of these groups, call (336) 765-5561 x 1000 or email the church office to get connected.
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Men shall be a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually and to seek daily His will. Our primary purpose is to declare the centrality of Christ in the lives of men and in all their relationships.
The major concerns are:
To encourage knowledge of and support for the total mission of The United Methodist Church.
To engage in evangelism by sharing the fullness of the gospel in its personal and social dimensions.
To clarify and speak to the identity and role of the man in contemporary society.
To seek commitment to discipleship
To study and become familiar with The United Methodist Church and its organization, doctrines, and beliefs.
To cooperate with all units of United Methodist Men in obtaining these objectives through district, conference, jurisdiction, and church-wide goals.
The men of Mount Tabor’s United Methodist Men’s Fellowship subscribe to the “Purpose” of the United Methodist Men and to these personal objectives:
Engage daily in Bible study and prayer.
Bear witness to Christ’s way in daily work and in all personal contacts through words and actions.
Engage in some definite Christian service.
Mount Tabor’s United Methodist Men’s Fellowship meet the second Sunday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for a delicious full breakfast and program. We invite you to join us! Contact Dean Browder for more information.
United Methodist Women
Mount Tabor UMW offers any woman looking for a small group to fellowship and serve with a diverse offering of Circles from which to choose. If you would like to visit one, simply call the contact person listed for details. All are welcoming!
Circle 2 is a lively group of women in our 30s with a focus on fun. We typically meet at 6:30pm on the third Thursday of every month at a circle member’s home or a local restaurant. We also shake it up sometimes and do some other kind of social event. As most of our circle members are mothers of young children, our service projects benefit mothers and children in our community. If you are a young(ish) woman looking to connect at church, we are the circle for you!
Contact Lindsay Heitman at 336.414.3701 for more details.
Do you feel pulled in too many directions yet want to do more for others and grow your faith all the while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded, Christ-centered women? If sharing fun, fellowship, and faith are what you are seeking, then Circle 4 is the group for you! We are in our late 30’s through early 50’s, and most of us have children that range in age from toddler to teen. We meet the third or fourth Tuesday/Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in a member’s home, the church, or a local restaurant. Between meetings, we use emails to keep everyone connected, allowing our members to stay involved and up to date even when “life” gets in the way. So come when you can; stay as long as you can!
Contact Elizabeth Nolan at 336.817.0938 or for more details.
We are a friendly group of very active women, meeting the third Tuesday of each month at 7:15 PM in members’ homes. We minister to women and children through a variety of local and national missions. Contact Linda Clapp at 336.816.5183 or Connie Stockburger at 336.971.0343 for more details. We would love to have you join us!
We are a group of women who share a common goal of spiritual and community service to those in need, whether it is someone in our group, our church or our community. We welcome new members of all ages and encourage you to visit on of our meetings. Our programs consist of spiritual, social and community outreach. Our meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month (except for June-August) at 11:30am in a member’s home or a local restaurant.
Contact Myrle McAllister at 336.414.3878 or Judy Brewer at 336-961-2603 or Judy MacDonald at 336-946-1004.
We are fun loving women of 60+ years with grown children and grandchildren. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month in the fellowship hall at the church with lunch provided by Sheri. We gather at 10:15am for social time and start our programs at 11:00am. We have a speaker each month and we enjoy summer socials.
Contact Janette Kelley at 336.765.5953 or for more details.
We are a warm, friendly group of multi-aged women. On the second Tuesday of each month, we get together for dinner at 6:30 and then meet at a member’s home. Contact Becky Pfaff at 336-768-5156.
We are a fun group of women who enjoy fellowship. We are actively involved in church activities and community outreach. Our age group is 50ish with children ranging from high school to college, and beyond. We meet at 7:00pm in members’ homes on the second Thursday of each month.
Contact Deanna Hines at 336.403.0853 or for more details.
We are a mixed-age group of women that emphasizes ways to fulfill the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women as we are in mission to women, children and youth. We encourage and invite others to join us the 3rd Tuesday night of the month. We meet in homes or at church at 6:30 pm. For more information call Brenda Wills at 336.768.1042.
THE UMW in Action
The following are just some of the women’s and children’s missions that the Mount Tabor United Methodist Women support:
Riverwood Therapeutic Stables
Andy Burton Memorial Golf Tournament
Battered Women’s Shelter
North Hills Academy
Meals on Wheels
Red Bird Mission
Green Street Ministries