January/February 2023 Bible Studies & Small Groups

Christians grow best when they worship together, grow through study and small groups and serve amongst our neighbors. We encourage you to look through this list of small groups and studies and get involved. If you’re already active in worship, let’s take the next step and grow together.

In addition to these small groups, Sunday School classes for all ages meet on Sundays at 9:40 a.m. We also encourage everyone to "band together" and become part of a small group. Groups can be as small as three people, and you can meet in person or electronically. Learn more about banding together


View of PDF of our small group brochure

  • Methodist conversation

    Led by Keith Keeton

    Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in Room 316

    4 Weeks: January 29-February 19  

    Methodist Conversation will examine what makes Methodists unique. This group will seek to understand and articulate what the ideal church should be. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the current challenges that face the denomination and how these challenges affect the global church, our annual conference and our local congregation.

  • stay the course running group

    Led by Charles Jackson & Jim Coll

    Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at 109 Serene Hills in Hattiesburg

    12 Weeks beginning January 17

    This group is the perfect fit for those who love running or want to grow as a runner while being a part of a supportive group. Run or walk for 30 minutes, then have a discussion around the book study (TBD). The group will meet for 12 weeks and will set a goal for running a local 5K. Stay the Course will meet on Tuesday evenings at the home of Charles Jackson, 109 Serene Hills, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.

  • “who can we be together: a biblical exploration of luke 13” - United women in faith mission study

    Led by Susan Eaton

    Mondays at 10 a.m. in Room 303

    4 Weeks: January 23-February 13

    This study of Luke 13 will explore what it means to be in community. “It’s not easy to sustain communities, especially when there are forces that drain us, exhaust us and even push us to act uncharacteristically. And yet, we are called to act on the most ethical principles of our faith, so we can witness the kin-dom of God on earth.”

  • “long story short” by joshua mcNall

    Led by Susan Eaton

    Mondays at 10 a.m. in Room 303

    6 Weeks: February 20-March 27

    The Bible can be daunting. It’s ancient, enormous and sometimes challenging to understand. To help with this struggle, “Long Story Short” introduces the Christian scriptures, not as a complex list of rules or doctrines, but as a single drama — a script — in six easy-to-remember movements: creation, fall, Israel, Jesus, church and new creation. With this simple plot line in place, readers will not only better understand how the little stories of the Bible fit together into a seamless whole, they will also be compelled to step into the drama to be part of its performance.

  • Communication skills for co-parenting

    Facilitated by Cindy Re

    Next Class TBD

    Classes held at the law office of Cynthia Re, 6424 U.S. Highway 98W, Suite 50, Hattiesburg, MS  39402

    Download a previous session brochure

    This class has been developed to assist parents who are divorced, who never married but live separately or who live together but do not always agree about parenting. Over the six-week class, parents will develop skills to communicate and work together towards raising an independent child. Topics will include a discussion of personality types, various types of relationships, raising strong children, psychological effects of divorce on children, decision making, communication, discipline, alienation and beyond. There is no registration fee or other charge for this class; however, appropriate opportunities for love offerings may be provided.

  • prayer shawl ministry

    Led by Tina Arrington

    Mondays at 1 p.m. 


    Knit or crochet a prayer shawl or lap robe for those who are experiencing difficult times and circumstances. All skill levels and both men and women are welcome to participate.

  • rebuilding when your relationship ends

    Sessions are typically held on Mondays at 6:45 p.m. Next session dates TBD

    Download a brochure to learn about a previous class session.

    This highly regarded program ministers to hurting individuals. The nine-week workshop is based on the belief that if given information, guidance and emotional support, people can adjust to the ending of a relationship through separation, divorce or death and experience personal growth. Learn more at facebook.com/divorcegriefrecovery. 

  • sanctuary choir

    Led by Greg Fuller

    Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

    Choir Suite

    The choir welcomes you to serve with them in sharing the gift of music and facilitating a worshipful experience on Sunday mornings and at other special services. The choir provides a supportive environment for members, cultivates mentoring relationships with student singers and remains supportive of other ministries at Parkway Heights. If you are looking for a great place to belong, consider becoming a part of the Choir Ministry.

  • United Women in faith

    Patsy Register, president

    United Women in Faith (formerally United Methodist Women) focuses on women, children and youth; acts for justice; and transforms communities. UWF has two circles (small groups) that meet as part of the overall organization. The Bevill/Vickery Circle meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Fireside Room, and the Outreach Circle meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room.