CLASSES

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 have members of 35 years, and we welcome newcomers. Topics include The Bible, social issues, ethics, and the Methodist Church. Active in local and global service projects.

Sunday, June 14

  1. Our speaker this Sunday will be Cynthia Bond Hopson, Ph.D. She is assistant general secretary of the Black College Fund (BCF) and Ethnic Concerns at the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville. In her work she interprets, promotes and manages funding for the 11 United Methodist-related Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Fund supports Bennett College, Bethune-Cookman, Claflin, Clark Atlanta, Dillard and Huston-Tillotson Universities, Meharry Medical College, and Paine, Philander Smith, Rust, and Wiley Colleges.

    Here is the Zoom link to the class this Sunday:

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    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83079801557?pwd=dXUyazk0S2tucTJPclRVUVBZUXY1UT09

    Meeting ID: 830 7980 1557

    Password: 889221#
    +13126266799 (Chicago)
    +19292056099 (New York)

Delta/Kairos

202

Anna Cramer, Phil Cramer

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.

Friendship

204

Judy Hartleroad, Gary Hawkins, Dale Plummer

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.

Graham Inquirers

124

Starr Strickland, Jim Strickland

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.

Harbison-Jessie Ruston Fellowship

120

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N/A

Seekers

225

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.

Simplicity

222

Dave Walton

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.

College and Young Adults

124

Connie Purdue/ Jennifer Bagwell

Young Adults in Ministry and Service (YAMS) meets twice on Sunday in room 122 behind the Sanctuary. On Sunday mornings YAMS meets from 9:15-10:15am and on Sunday evenings they meet from 5:00-6:00pm. The same topic is covered in both sessions, so feel free to choose whichever fits your schedule. James and Jennifer Bagwell lead the morning group and Connie Purdie leads the evening group. In addition, we meet to socialize and work together in service throughout the year.