Christian Formation Groups


Mathews Chapel has 8 Sunday School Classes that meet at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Nursery – for children Kindergarten and under.

Lower Elementary – for children 1st – 3rd grades

Upper Elementary – for children 4 – 6th grades

Inside Out – The Inside Out S.S. class is made up of basically 7-12 grades, a teenage class. Our name describes our mission. We are changing on the inside every time we learn more about scripture and discover what God wants us to know. As a result His love shows on our outsides. We also take what we learn inside of our church class and go outside of our “safe zone” to share Christ with all those we meet. Our focus tends to be giving back because we know God has given us much. This comes in many forms but some examples have been organizing VBS, youth services, baking cookies for Kairos, or making dinner for those in need. We invite you to join us as we grow in Christ together.

Young Adults – 18 – 30

Friendship Class – The Friendship Class is comprised of adults of a wide age range. We serve many missions throughout the year both locally and far-reaching. Some of these efforts include: taking baskets to the homebound and others in the community at Christmas and Easter, making and selling sub sandwiches to fund projects, supporting missionaries, donating when there is a need in the church or community, making school kits for children in the U.S. and other countries, and serving the church whenever there is a need. Class studies cover a variety of subjects from in-depth study of individual Books of the Bible to topical studies during the seasons of Lent and Advent, This group is one of prayer, fellowship, missions and serving Christ in the church community and world.

True Helpers Class -Welcome to the adult True Helpers Sunday School Class of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church. We join together weekly to study the Bible and follow its teachings. When there is a need in the church, community, or world, we strive to meet the challenges with concern and love. Be it in prayer, hands on, or monetarily. In addition to our weekly studies, we meet every other month for fellowship and to share ideas and needs. We have a built-in communication lifeline between us that keeps us in touch physically and mentally for situations that need attention. Our studies of the Bible and our efforts to serve continue to remind us that we are the “True Helpers.” Therefore we have opportunity “let us do good to all. Especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10

Myrtle Matthews Class –


Bible Studies are held throughout the year. Currently the class meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. using a hybrid model. Participants can meet in-person in the social hall or attend virtually by Zoom or phone. Email for virtual joining information.


Mathews Chapel
United Methodist Church
4185 Buckley Hall RD
PO BOX 125
Cobbs Creek, VA 23035
Phone: 804-725-9275

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