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Sunday School Classes

Covenant

An open, inclusive class. We share values of love, respect, and tolerance while working toward justice, global responsibility, and truth. As we follow Jesus, we welcome all people to our class regardless of any defining characteristics. We have members of 35 years, and we welcome newcomers. We participate in discussions led by guest speakers and class members. Topics include social issues, ethics, the Methodist Church, and the Bible. Active in local and global service projects. We help each other in times of trouble, and we have many gatherings and parties.

Room 203

 

Friendship

A  lectionary based class primarily led by Stephen Bryant, General Board of Discipleship (other leaders on occasion). Discussion and personal reflection are encouraged. Participants encompass a broad range of ages (30-60+), backgrounds (homemakers, clergy, professionals, physicians, retirees, etc.) and life stages (married, single, and divorced. Members have shared and supported one another through marriages, divorces, birth of children and grandchildren, aging parents, and career transitions. Active in outreach ministries.

Room 204

   

Golden Triangle Fellowship Class

Many members of the Golden Fellowship Triangle community of Burmese refugees meet in adult Sunday School to deepen commitment to the Christian faith.

Ferguson Chapel



 

Graham Inquirers

This class offers a variety of curriculum topics ranging from biblical studies to current local and world issues.  The class encompasses middle-aged to retired persons, both married and single.  “Round Robin” fellowship groups are an integral part of this class.

Room 124

   

Harbison Fellowship

This class follows a lecture and discussion format with a variety of persons  providing leadership.  The class welcomes adults, both married and single.  Fellowship activities and service projects are also a vital part of this class’s mission.

Room 120

 

Jessie Rustin

This class studies a variety of topics, including current issues of local, national, or world concern, and uses a number of resources such as Adult Bible Studies series.  Knowledgeable persons from both the church and the community serve as leaders for this class.  This class emphasizes the care of its members as well as others in need, and individual spiritual growth.  This class consists of retired and semi-retired married and single persons.

Room 122

   

Journey

A discussion-oriented class for parents with young children seeking to grow together in faith on this lifelong journey of Christian discipleship. Part of each class discussion highlights what the children are learning that week to help parents be more involved in their children’s spiritual growth. Come journey with us!

Room 201

 

Kairos

A reconciling class open to people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, and backgrounds who feel the “fierce urgency of now” (M.L. King, Jr) in striving for the Kingdom of God and God’s righteousness. As a covenantal community, we are committed to gathering faithfully in hospitable fellowship, practicing the means of grace, studying the scriptures, reflecting theologically on the social issues of our time, serving the “least of these,” working for justice, and holding one another accountable to following Jesus in our everyday lives.

Outreach Center Room 5

   

Open Doors

Organized by and for persons in their late 20s and 30s (singles and couples), this class will offer varied formats and topics, including a scripture (lectionary)-based discussion on many weeks. In addition to spending time together during Sunday school, class members will also plan mission, outreach, and social connections as well.

Room 224

 

Portico

A welcoming and accepting place for anyone who wishes to connect in God’s household in an open and caring atmosphere. Our purpose is to be a “front porch” to the church and provide a nurturing place to belong; to learn and rehearse Christian beliefs and practices; and comfortably share with others. Together the class stands as a community of believers connected by faith and love in Jesus  Christ.

Room 202

   

Seekers

This class is designed for all persons who want to study the Bible and how its teachings apply to daily life.  The class focuses on the lectionary Scriptures for the week using the Upper Room Discipline.  The class uses a discussion format.

 

Room 222

 

Simplicity

This class strives to be intergenerational, welcoming adults of all ages and stages in life. The class study and discussion focuses on spiritual formation as the members seek to grow together in faith.

Room 223

   

Young Adult

This Sunday School class for young adults is seeking to explore deeply the connection between faith and theological questioning. Participation in service projects and social gatherings help class members stay connected beyond the church walls.

Room 206

   

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