CLASS

ROOM

LEADERS

DESCRIPTION

Covenant

203

Guest Speakers and Class members

An open, inclusive class that values 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 share joys and sorrows together. Topics include The Bible, social justice issues, ethics, and the UMC. Active in a multitude of service projects. Contact: Pam Auble pmauble@gmail.com

Kairos

202

Tucker Rojas

Kairos is open to people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, and backgrounds who feel the fierce urgency of now’ (M.L. King) 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. Contact Tucker Rojas for more information tucker.rojas@gmail.com

Friendship

204

Stephen Bryant, Gary Hawkins, Judy Hartleroad, & Susan Hay

A lectionary based class. Discussion and personal reflection are encouraged. Participants encompass a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and life stages. Members have shared and supported one another through marriages, divorces, birth of children and grandchildren, aging parents, and career transitions. Active in outreach ministries. Contact Stephen Bryant bryantstephen327@gmail.com

Graham Inquirers/ Harbison-Rustin-Fellowship Class

124

Starr & Jim Strickland, Millie Goodson

This older adult class meets from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the hybrid method (in person and via Zoom), providing access for everyone to participate. Class sessions cover a wide variety of topics throughout the year, and include seasonal studies during special times of the church year, i.e. Advent and Lent. Speakers/presenters are from within class membership, the congregation, and the community. Sharing in open discussion is always welcome. Fellowship and outreach are key components of this class. Leadership is rotated among class members on an annual basis. Contact Starr Strickland starrjim@bellsouth.net

Journey

201

Jeff Sheehan and Chris Cropsey

This class welcomes everyone; it is comprised of parents of children and provides support and community during the joys and challenges of parenting! Contact: Chris Cropsey cropseyc@gmail.com

Seekers

120

Karen Roberts

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. Contact: Karen Roberts kcksroberts@bellsouth.net

Simplicity

225

Dave Walton and Gretchen Napier

An intergenerational group of single and married individuals interested in deep conversations about each book we choose to read. We’ve read selections from Richard Rohr, Joan Chittister, Brian McLaren, and AJ Levine to name a few. We usually rotate leaders each Sunday among our class members and occasionally have guest teachers. As of March 2022, this class continues to meet virtually. Contact: Gretchen Napier gretchennapier1@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

College and Young Adults

124

Connie Purdue/ Jennifer Bagwell

Young Adults in Ministry and Service (YAMS) meets on Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:00am in room 122 behind the Sanctuary. In addition, we meet to socialize and work together in service throughout the year. Contact Jennifer Bagwell bagwelldesign@bellsouth.net

Adult Sunday Schools meet from 9:15-10:15am, with the exception of YAMS who meet from 9:00-10:00am. If you’d like to get involved, contact the email addresses listed above or Pastor Kate (kate@belmontumc.org)