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9:15 a.m. Stressed and Blessed
(Includes parents as well as singles and empty nesters) Mission House
9:15 a.m. Children's Sunday School
(Newborn through sixth grade) -Children's Wing
9:15 am Friendship Adult S.S. Class
(Scripturally-based class designed for adults 50 and over) - Classroom #6
As the name implies, this class is made up primarily of mature singles and couples who are friends, but any and all are welcome. The class gathers each Sunday to read scripture and endeavor to explore God’s message, as it is applied to their lives. From the Sunday morning class gathering, the class goes out into the church to be active in many other organizations within and outside our own church walls.
The class holds a potluck dinner each month along with a business meeting. The food alone is reason enough, but we hope you will want to come
and join in Christian friendship.
9:15 Youth Sunday School
(Students grade 7-12) GYM
9:15 am Morning Coffee for the Soul Class
(Young Adults 18+ ) Classroom #3
Many people love the kick start that a well-brewed cup of coffee gives them at the beginning of their day. But while our senses crave the aroma of morning coffee and our body does the caffeine, what of the mind and soul?
A group of twenty to forty somethings, many of whom work nights
and weekends, have founded a Sunday School class called “Morning Coffee for the Soul” that fills that need for their spiritual development while focusing on fellowship with others in the same stages of life. Classes are short and focus on discussions on current issues members bring to the table. Most of the
members have children and say that the class is a community– a place to come and refresh with others who are undergoing similar issues. Some members even called it a support group for families.
The group includes members from all walks of life who offer a wealth a knowledge from different points of view, says group leader John Allen.
The group has a Facebook page so that members can share information and keep in touch during the week. Members of the group are active in church
outreach programs. They have helped with Joy for Johnny, Wednesday night
suppers, helped at W.E.L.C.O.M.E. and even adopted a family for Christmas giving. There are 13 members who invite you to give it a try next Sunday.
9:15 am Pathfinders Sunday School Class
(Adults ages 50 and over)
A Sunday School class established only two years ago now has more than 36 members, many of whom describe being a part of it as a special blessing.
Scott Cobb leads the Pathfinders Class, which has members ranging in age from their mid 40s through their 70s. The class just finished a 36-week study of the book and movie “The War Room” and will begin an eight-week study of the Book of James this month.
The class includes all types of people-from singles to couples-anyone is welcome to be a part of the group. “The fellowship and the fact that everyone participates makes this a special class to be a part of,” said Debbie Cox. Lively discussions are a staple of each Sunday morning.Scott said, “I’ve received so much of a blessing from the lives we get involved in.”
9:15 a.m.- Foundations Sunday School Class
(Varied age rage, all are welcome to study foundations of Christianity)
Can you build a house that will last without a solid foundation? What
about a marriage, a friendship or a business venture? Clearly, the answer is no. Christianity is no different. To grow in Christ and mature such that God’s word is effective in your life requires that you must first have a solid foundation. The Foundations Sunday School Class helps participants build that
solid foundation by studying the basics of the faith- the foundations of
Christianity as well as Methodism. The class consists of 16 members who range in age from 25 to active members in their 70’s. A few of their class members often do mission work on Sundays by leading worship services in area
nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. The class is led by Frank Clem with rotating teachers Will Boartfield and Mary Evans and meets in Classroom 7 at 9:15 a.m. The group also has seasonal social activities three to four times per year.
Subjects studied have ranged from the Apostles’ Creed, the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments. Mr. Clem said he is
looking at the Communion Liturgy as an upcoming Bible study. The class always starts with prayer, a time to share, and a weekly lesson. The class does not meet on holiday Sundays. When there is a church-wide Bible study, Mr. Clem said the class always participates. “Our class is a family,” said Cindy Clem.