Sunday School Ministry
Every Sunday From 9:45-10:45
Christian education and development is a very important aspect of the life of First Methodist. Currently our church offers multiple adult and children's classes during the traditional Sunday school time. All the classes are held in the Christian Education Center (C.E.C.). Bible Study small groups are a great way to grow in faith, practicing accountability and becoming stronger disciples for Christ.
Adult Sunday School
We are proud to offer three adult Sunday school classes each Sunday. All take place on the second floor of the Christian Education Center.
- The Gleaners class gets its name from our gleaning of the scriptures to discover their meaning for our lives. We study books of the Bible as well as characters in the Bible. We are presently using Adam Hamilton’s Moses. It covers the birth of Moses till his death. We are made up of couples and singles. We pray for each other and for concerns of the nation and our church. We welcome any new members. Our room is upstairs in the CEC.
- The Beacons Sunday School Class is comprised of older adults and is the largest and longest running class. It has a rotation of five teachers: Louis Hazouri, Jim Trott, Jane Logan, Harold Tarpley and Robert Whitten and uses David C. Cook's Comprehensive Bible Study curriculum. With a different teacher each Sunday of the month, you're always assured of an interesting perspective on God's word. Visitors and new members welcome!
The Koinonia class, a Sunday-school group for adults that meets in the parlor on the second floor of the Christian Education Building, conducts in-depth studies of books by such Christian writers as Martin B. Copenhaver (Room to Grow, Jesus Is the Question), Fred Craddock (Cherry Log Sermons), Adam Hamilton (Christianity and World Religions, etc.), Barbara Brown Talyor (An Altar in the World, etc.), and others, as well as shorter studies of individual books of the Bible.The class encourages free and open discussion of both timeless and contemporary spiritual, religious, moral, and ethical issues and welcomes persons across a broad spectrum of outlooks to attend and take part. Teachers come from among our class members, most of whom are fifty-plus-years of age, although we strongly encourage younger people to attend as well. Recently, Phil Evans led a study of Copenhaver's Room to Grow. Currently, Michael Bishop is leading a study of Richard Rohr's Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Second Half of Life.
Children's Sunday School
Every Sunday the children of our church family have the opportunity to experience God and learn more about what it means to live a Christian life. All elementary age students meet in the Music room for a time of Worship before moving to Drama, Media, and Crafts centers.
Middle School and High School students meet separately for their own classes.