Families Growing with God

     The Families Growing with God Sunday school class began in 2001. The class meets in the Academy across the street from the church each week, to participate in Bible study and fellowship. In addition, FGWG has sponsored church-wide dinner/dances, adopted families during the Christmas holidays to provide gifts and food for needy families in the Smithfield community, and conducted food drives. The class has raised money to replace all the windows in the Academy. One year, the class decorated the Academy for Christmas and opened it to the public for the Holiday Homes tour. The class also helped the Oak Grove UMC in Surry by repairing and remodeling their church, then conducting a grand re-opening service, dinner and concert for the Oak Grove community. Most recently, several members of the FGWG class have taken part in mission trips to Haiti and the Navajo reservation. Many members of the class also teach children’s Sunday school classes on a regular or rotating basis.