Groups & Classes

Registration is open for our fall classes! If you would like to find out more, please contact the class leader or Becki Leeland, director of missional discipleship.

Divorce Care: Sundays, 3-5 p.m., DC 406. Begins Aug. 27. Register online.
For those who are divorced or separated, DivorceCare is a weekly seminar/support group that will help you heal from the hurt. The format combines videos by national experts with personalized group discussion. Contact Pat Evans.

Disciple 1 (Fast Track): Sundays, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Begins Sept 10. Register online.
Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, best-selling Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Fast Track groups meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3 to 5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings. Contact Tim and Sharon Clapp.

Disciple’s Path: Sundays, 6:15-7:30 p.m., CLC 211. Begins Sept. 10. Register online.
A Disciple’s Path is an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. Whether used as an introduction to new members or a renewal course for existing members, the program guides individuals to take the next step in discipleship and become dynamic, engaged followers of Jesus Christ. Contact Jack and Beth Rosko.

Christian Believer: Sundays, 4-6:30 p.m., DC 405. Begins Sept. 10. Register online.
Christian Believer is a 30-week Bible study of the beliefs of the Christian faith, integrating Bible study and Christian doctrine. Explore scripture and teachings of the church, read the testimony of God’s Work and the creeds and confessions of the church, and learn the content of Christian doctrine. Contact Hart Merriam or Heath Williamson.

Grief Group: Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m., DC 408. Begins Sept. 10. Register online.
Are you grieving the death of a loved one? Consider joining 6-session Grief Group, facilitated by Stephen Minister Sandee Story and counselor Liz Williamson. Share stories and learn not only how to cope, but about the impact of grief on relationships and workplaces and the use of spirituality and religion in grieving. For more information contact Pastor of Congregational Care Ellen Rose.

Armor of God: Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., DC 407. Begins Sept. 12. Register online.
This 7-week, in-depth women’s Bible study by Priscilla Shirer discusses the powerful and practical pieces of armor God has provided for his children as face the battle of life in today’s world. Contact Norma Keyes.

The Story: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., DC 407. Begins Sept. 12. Register online.
The Story is an 11-week study of the story of the Bible, selections from the NIV translation in chronological order, with short transition paragraphs to connect the reader to the continuing story. A timeline of Bible events is included with each chapter to clarify what happened to whom and when. Contact Phyllis Stern.

Moses: In The Footsteps Of The Reluctant Prophet: Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., DC 407. Begins Sept. 21. Register online.
Retrace the life of Moses from his modest birth and rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, from herding flocks in Midian to leading his people out of Egypt. Join Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses’ life. Using historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, Hamilton guides us in the footsteps of this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Contact Pastor Angelo.

This community meets regularly, learning to be more like Jesus and learning to do what Jesus did as He was deeply connected with his Father. He invested in relationships around Him and responded to the brokenness of the world. If you are interested in learning more about Apex Communities, or if you would like to help start one, please contact Becki Leeland, director of missional discipleship.


  • Blessing Blanket Ministry
    We have a workshop several times a year to make blankets for the Duke Children’s Hospital, the Veteran’s Hospital and a homeless vets organization. No experience needed! Contact Alice Burrows or Norma Keyes.
  • Wrapped in Love Prayer Shawl Ministry: 3rd Wednesday, 10 a.m., Fellowship Hall
    Come knit or crochet prayer shawls and prayer squares as we fellowship together! Contact Marilyn Aub.
  • Bicycle Road Riders: Saturdays, Apex Community Center
    All skill levels are welcome as the group will split out into different ride teams based on distance and average pace. Start time depends on weather conditions and is communicated by email prior to Saturday. Contact David Brown.
  • Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., DC 403
    Join Michelette Moravick, a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for Christian-based movement, music and meditation. Open to ages 15 and up. All skill levels. Contact Michelette Moravick.
  • Women’s Fitness Class: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., DC 300
    Renew your energy. Build strength. Feel better! Join Certified Personal Trainer Kim DeGeorge and get fit with a great group of women! Cost is $250 for 17 weeks. Contact Kim DeGeorge.
  • Spiritual Spinners: Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m., Apex UMC parking lot
    This group, associated with Fuquay UMC, will have a weekly ride leaving from Apex UMC. All riders, all skill levels are welcome! All rides follow a no drop policy. Contact Al Mason.

United Methodist Women (UMW) Circles:
Become involved in mission and enjoy the company of other women.

  • Agape-Faith: 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. Contact Eccle Blackwin.
  • Circle at the Well: 3rd Monday, 7:30 p.m. Contact Lisa Kluttz.
  • Florence Holleman: 1st Thursday, 12 p.m. Contact Jean Bridgers (919-362-6154).
  • Genesis: 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. Contact Anne Helm.
  • Joy: 2nd Monday, 11:15 a.m. Contact Janine Daly.

Women’s Small Groups:
Interested in starting a new small group? Contact Becki Leeland.

  • Women’s Life Group: Mondays, 10 a.m., DC 407
    Women doing life together by spending time in the Word through Bible study, participating in service projects and fellowship. Contact Alicia Motyka.
  • Mom’s Morning Ministry: Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., DC 407
    If you are a mom with birth to preschool-age children, you are invited to join us. This come-as-you-are study will offer a wonderful source of fellowship, spiritual support and guidance as we look at what it is like being a woman who follows God. Contact Lori Fahs.
  • Moms of Faith: Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m., DC 408
    Bible study/Mom’s support group with a focus on service. Two meetings monthly are spent packing and delivering food bags for Feed the Kids. Our next study is Angie Smith’s What Women Fear. Contact Jennifer Geck.
  • LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together): Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., DC 409
    Join LIFT each week to study Phyllis Shirer’s book Armor of God. Contact Ellen Luthin.

Men’s Network: Visit us on Facebook.

United Methodist Men’s Fellowship Breakfast: 1st Sunday monthly, 7 a.m., CLC gym. Drop in for great food and a gathering of men to connect and care. Also take part in two major fundraisers each year to raise funds for missions and ministries near and far. Contact Hart Merriam.

Men’s Small Groups: Explore one of our small groups meeting at various times and locations.

  • Tuesdays:
    • 7 a.m. at IHOP at Beaver Creek in Apex. Prayer group. Contact Larry Jordan.
    • 7 a.m. at Brueggers in Haddon Commons, Apex. Fellowship/discussion. Contact Mike Fisher.
    • 7 a.m. at Wake Zone in Apex. Book study. Contact Hart Merriam.
  • Wednesdays: 6 a.m. at Panera at Beaver Creek in Apex. Book study/discussion. Contact Lane Cloninger.
  • Thursdays: (1st and 3rd of the month), 9 p.m., Theology on Tap. Tyler’s Tap Room. Contact Jason Purdy.
  • Fridays: (every other Friday), 7 a.m. at IHOP in Apex. Contact Jeff Hadley.

Ernest Workers: Sundays, 9:35 a.m., Fellowship Hall
Members range in age from 30 to 80+. Have fun and fellowship together. Contact Barbara Miller or Tim Clapp.

Families Together: Sundays, 9:35 a.m., DC 408
This SS Class is designed for the entire family to be in study together. The class is designed for families of middle school students and older. Keith Bowden and Rachel Gonzales.

Feasting on the Word: Sundays, 9:35 a.m., Parlor
Members across all age groups. Study scripture at a detailed level to understand Biblical principles and apply to daily life. Contact Mary Kempffer.

Mayberry: Sundays, 11 a.m., CLC 207
Comprised of families, couples and singles—all ages. Variety of studies – books, DVDs, discussion. Each lesson stands alone. Opportunities for fun and fellowship. Contact Dave Dunbar.

Next Chapters: Sundays, 9:35 a.m., DC 407
We are a community largely comprised of parents of high school or college age kids, or recent empty-nesters although anyone of any age – whether a parent or not –  is welcome!  We also participate in missions and enjoy social activities for fellowship outside of class. You are welcome to join us for just the class or just the social and/or mission opportunities. Contact Lisa and Dan Coole.

Pilgrims: Sundays, 9:35 a.m., DC 410
Empty nesters; singles and couples; retired and working. Members are active in other church committees and organizations. Socially active, class activities include movie afternoons, dining, pot luck dinners, cookouts, train trips and Christmas dinner. Rotating teachers using Adult Bible Study series and other seasonal materials. Contact Jay Hershberger.

Seekers: Sundays, 9:35 a.m., DC 402
Members age from 30s-40s. Study topics include application of the Bible to our lives, relationships, social issues, missions and faith growth. Studies typically use videos and books, leading to lively group discussion. Energetic, informal atmosphere with fellowship through organized socials and a strong focus on missions. Contact Courtney Weller.

Shepherds: Sundays, 9:35 a.m., CLC 217
All ages. Seek to strengthen members’ spiritual walks through interactive studies based on Biblical principles. Alternate teaching responsibilities among several class members. Mission/social functions monthly. Contact Bill Harper.

The Journey: Sundays, 9:35 a.m., DC 406
This class will encourage and equip parents of elementary/middle school students. Contact Karen and Tony Proctor.

Young Professionals: Sundays, 9:35 a.m., DC 409
Married,  single, with or without kids. All are welcome. Contact Becki Leeland.

senior_adult_tripOur senior adult ministry at Apex UMC is vibrant and active. All senior adults in our family of faith communities are invited to join us in our Monday Morning Bible Study or on any or all of these outings and trips. For more information, questions, or to get on our mailing list, please contact Toby White, Director of Regional Senior Adult Ministry.



Monday Morning Bible Study:
Led by the senior pastor, this group gathers for study and fellowship on Mondays at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Upcoming Trips and Outings:
More information about upcoming trips will be posted closer to trip date. To sign up for any of these events, please call the church office at 919-362-7807.

  • Oct. 17-18: Shatley Springs, N.C. We’ll have lunch at Shatley Springs Restaurant, a family-style Southern dining experience, then tour Ashe County Cheese Factory. We’ll also see the Ashe County Frescos. During the 1970s, internationally renowned fresco artist Ben Long created magnificent enduring works in two small antique churches in Ashe County. We will also visit a local apple farm. Our accommodations will be at the Holiday Inn Express in West Jefferson, N.C. The cost for two people in a double room is $138. Breakfast is also included. Please sign up in the church office by Aug. 28.
  • Thursday, Nov. 30: Southern Supreme Fruitcake Factory, Bear Creek, N.C. We’ll have lunch at Haley Bales prior to touring the fruitcake factory. Sign up in the church office by Oct. 2.
  • Dec. 6-7 Sr. Adult Christmas Trip to New Bern. Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season! Our accommodations will be at the Doubletree By Hilton New Bern Riverfront. Breakfast is included. We will have a tour of Tryon Palace on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and there will be time after breakfast for shopping in downtown New Bern before heading back to Apex on Thursday morning. The cost is $210 for a single room and $114 per person for a double room. This price includes the Tryon Palace tour. Sign up in the church office by Monday, Nov. 6. Checks should be made payable to Apex UMC, and write New Bern Trip in the memo line.