Adult Ministry

Sunday School

Click here for your copy of the 2018-2019 Sunday School Brochure.

Sunday School is held during the school year from 9:45-10:45 a.m. 
Adult Sunday School classes take a break during the summer (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend).
Adult Classes are open to any members or visitors who would like to visit or join at anytime throughout the year. 
Adult Sunday School Classes (and room number) include:

•Acts Class (#2207)
This class uses the lectionary based curriculum, Seasons of the Spirit and includes those adults who are interested in a discussion class for biblical awareness in present times. Coordinators: Carol McCann

•Discovery Class (Parlor)
Over three weeks (usually at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays), this class helps inquirers and prospective members understand the Presbyterian Church, its history, and how to become a member of OAPC. Contact the Church Office to get the next Session dates and to sign up.

•Encountering the Bible (#2211)
Using a variety of methods and sources, this class takes an informative look at scripture in its original context and in modern scholarship, engages in discussion to discover what God's message is in contemporary life, and encourages participants to live out their faith in new ways. This year the class will be working its way through Corinthians, Romans, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians. Teacher: Rich West.

•Julian Lake (Chapel)
This class uses the Feasting on the Word Curriculum which connects worship and faith formation, engaging adults in a deeper exploration of biblical texts. Participants' faith will be enhanced when the Scrpitures read and proclaimed in worship are reinforced and expanded during the Sunday school hour. Teachers: Clarkson McDow, and Bob Moss.

•The Watering Hole (Presbyterian Student Center, garden side)
This discussion class focuses on one of the lectionary readings for the week with an emphasis on how it ties into our lives today. What is the lectionary? The Revised Common Lectionary is a 3-year cycle of weekly scripture readings used to varying degrees by the vast majority of mainline Protestant churches in Canada and the US. It is build around the seasons of the Church Year. During most of the year, the readings are a reading from the Hebrew Bible, a Psalm, a reading from the Epistles, and a Gospel reading. Teacher: Dale Mullennix

•Mindfulness and Meditation Class (2209)
We gather, read a quote from a Christian teacher or mystic (like Mother Teresa or Brother Lawrence), meditate together, and discuss. No experience necessary, all are welcome.

* Occasionally we offer a class in the Fellowship Hall on a special topic or with a guest speaker and invite all of our adult Sunday School classes as well as anyone interested in participating.

Together on Wednesdays (TOW) -- Fall Session, Sept. 5 - Nov. 14, 2018

Food, Faith, Fellowship and Music on Wednesdays evenings for adults, youth and children. Dinner: 5 p.m., ($6 ages 12-adults; $3 ages 3-11, take-out available); Fall and Spring sessions.
Children's Choirs and Classes: 6 p.m.: Fall 2018 - The Celtic Way of Evangelism (Sept. 5-Oct. 3), Conference Room; Being Mortal (Sept. 5-Oct. 3 Book Study; Oct. 10-Nov. 14 Various Speakers), Chapel. Books are available in the church office, $10 for each class. Click here for more information.

Other Studies

Companions in Christ

  • Foundations Course is a small group experience that will explore through spiritual practices the way, mind, heart, work, and spirit of Christ.
  • This is a small group experience that runs Sept.-May.

Disciple Bible Study

  • Long-Term Studies are 32-34 weeks long, in-depth studies of the Old Testament, The New Testament, or groups of OT & NT books.  Classes are 2 hours/week and run during the school year.

Faith & Film Series

  • All adults are welcome to join us for any or all of our upcoming discussions on these movies with a message:  Movie Schedule
  • We meet in the Presbyterian Sudents Center (corner of the OAPC parking lot at 6:00 p.m. usually on the last Sunday of the month.  Please bring your beverage and $5 if you'd like to share pizza.

Presbyterian Women Circles (PW) -- Click here for Meetings/Events.

If you are a woman attending this church (visitor or member), then you are encouraged to be a part of Presbyterian Women.

Circle Meetings Dates and Places

1st Tuesday: Renew Circle meets at 7 p.m. in members’ homes
2nd Tuesday: M & M Circle meets at 7 p.m. in the Parlor.

3rd Tuesday: A & B Circle meets at 11:30 a.m. at OAPC, Room 2207.
3rd Tuesday: IF Circle meets at 7 p.m. in the members’ homes.
4th Tuesday: Westminster Tower Circle B meets at 10:30 a.m., 3rd Floor Lounge.
4th Tuesday: Westminster Tower Circle A meets at 3 p.m., Social Area.

1st Wednesday: WOW Circle meets at 6 p.m. in restaurants. During TOW, WOW meets on first Thursdays at 6 p.m.
3rd Wednesday (September to April): PAW Circle meets at 7:15 p.m. after TOW in the members’ homes.

PW Events at OAPC

All women are invited to participate in our events. You do not need to participate in a Circle.

Fall Kickoff – September 14, 2018, 6 p.m. on the Front Lawn (casual) - $6.00 box lunch
Wpecial music with Jenn Williamson and a short lesson “God with Us Wherever We Are” from the Horizons Bible Study.

Winter Gathering – January 2019 (date to be determined), 11:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall - $6.00 lunch Join us for lunch, fellowship, and musical entertainment. Childcare will be provided.

Birthday Gathering – May 2019 (date to be determined), 6 p.m., Fellowship Hall - $6.00 dinner As our year draws to a close, let’s come together for the presentation of the PW Life Membership Award. For a photo of previous Life Membership Award Recipients, click here.

Providence Presbytery PW Events

October 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. - Fall Spiritual Retreat, Rev. Rhonda McClain, recently ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament at OAPC and serving as pastor at Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church in Kershaw, will be speaking on “Inviting the Holy Spirit.” Lunch, program and workshop (“Enhancing Presbyterian Women”): $10 (BBQ, slaw, baked beans and apple crisp). Registration: 9 a.m. Bethelwoods, Horton Lodge, 922 West Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC.

April  – Women’s Spring Gathering – First Saturday in April

For a copy of our current PW Handbook, click here.

Questions? Please contact: Landon Dillard,

 PW Life Member Award:

This award honors a woman of the church who has given her gifts in service to the church and its ministries.  If you would like to nominate someone, please fill out a Nominations Form.  The Award is presented at the Birthday Gathering held in the Spring on the 2nd Thursday in May.

Most Circles use Horizons, the PC(USA) Bible Study for Women’s Circles. This year the title is: "Cloud of Witnesses: the Community of Christ in Hebrews." Some Circles choose Bible study books and other devotionals.

Service and Fellowship

  • In addition to classes, the Adult Ministry Team also plans the following:
  • Knit Together- a knitting group that meets monthly at church to knit together and to teach new members how to knit.  The main project for the group are Prayer Shawls distributed to those experiencing crisis or illness in their lives.  Contacts:  Janet Duffy & Barbara Kurz
  • UGG (Using God's Gifts) - a knitting group that focuses on creating items for helping agencies in Rock Hill.
  • Friendship Fellowship- a monthly luncheon and program for our retired members of the church and community. It includes entertaining and informative guest speakers from our church and the area.  Cost is $6/person for the meal.  Lunch and program are held on the first Tuesday of the month September-May, from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Click here for a link to the 2018/2019 Programs.

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