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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

 

Delta

An intergenerational group dedicated to living out the United Methodist mission of Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors through spiritual, intellectual, and social exploration and growth. This class is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network and is open and accepting of all persons regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Room 202

   

Foundation

Learning to be an independent adult also means re-evaluating the religion (or lack thereof) of our parents, family, or home.  Join with other young adults in college, grad school, and the workforce as we articulate our faith stories and define the foundation of who we are as people of God.  Class format varies from lectionary-based discussion on Scripture to mixed media and modern topics surrounding faith. In addition, we offer fellowship in service, mission, and around the table.

Room 225

 

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

   

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

   

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