Adult Sunday School Classes
Ambassadors Room 205 Ages 50 & Older Est. 2010
A welcoming group of couples and singles that find spiritual growth through study, discussion, and relationship. This class is self-taught and rotates teachers and studies both Scriptural passages and books. The class holds occasional socials or dinners and often goes to lunch after worship.
Genesis Room 2 Ages 30-55 Est. 1993
Membership includes both singles and married couples. Class time consists of a gathering time with refreshments, announcements, sharing of praises and concerns, opening prayer, Bible lesson and closing prayer. Bible study is presented through a team teaching approach. Monthly fellowships alternate between small group and whole class functions.
Seekers of Grace Room 210 Ages 25-45 Est. 2000
Seekers of Grace (SOG) is comprised of young married couples in their 20’s and 30’s most with young children. The class was established in February of 2000 and is currently led by Paul & Kathy Dannevik. Topics of study range from relationships to various Christian- based book studies, with emphasis on small group discussion and class input. They enjoy various social gatherings including a family picnic, dinner at Cagle’s Steakhouse, potluck suppers and a Christmas party as well as Girls/Guys nights out. SOG members are encouraged to actively participate in a wide range of mission projects. SOG welcome any couple interested in developing and applying faith and Christian principles in daily life, and is led by a rotation of teachers Monthly socials, with or without children, foster close friendships in this class.
Ages and Stages Room 206 Ages 40 and up Est. 1982
Membership is composed of women of different ages who attend Sunday School alone. The group focuses on Bible study, current daily life issues, and strong support of church and member needs. Members actively participate in needs of the church and community such as Second Helpings, mission trips and Family Promise. As a class, they enjoy monthly socials, potluck dinners, picnics, brunches and a Christmas party.
Amicus Room 106 CLC Ages 45 and up
This class consists of singles and couples and emphasizes the development of friendship. Class topics provide a dynamic evaluation and perspective of the responsibilities and opportunities of the many roles of middle-aged adults: vocation, family and community.
Cornerstone Room 23 Ages 50 and up
Adult class ranging in age from about 55 to about 80. Couples and singles are welcome. The class picks its own diverse topics including the Bible, Scripture interpretation, social issues, world religions and personal growth. The class encourages lively discussion and differences of opinion. There is a monthly dinner out and several socials during the years.
Fellowship Bible Room 24 All ages Est. 1977
This class is for couples and singles. Lessons focus on Bible study with discussion and participation is encouraged. Social activities supplement the Sunday School fellowship.
Generations Church Parlor Ages 40 and up
The Generations Class in inter-generational in nature and, thus, the name of the class:
Generations. Ages of class members range from the 40’s to the 70’s, but are primarily 40’s through 50’s. The class is taught by rotating teachers, emphasizing studies on major Christian beliefs as they pertain to challenging issues in our life today.
Pacesetters Room 19 Ages 40-60 Est. 1979
Members are primarily couples with school-aged children. Class study centers on applying faith and Christian principles in daily life, and is led by a rotation of teachers. Monthly socials, with and without children, foster close friendships in the class.
Seekers Room 22 Ages 30 and up Est. 1982
The Seekers Class welcomes all who are interested in learning about God’s Word. Our membership is diverse in age, marital status and background. A variety of teachers lead this warm group in thought-provoking studies and discussions as members seek to build their relationship with God. Bible-based study and warm fellowship guides this growing group of friends. Opportunities for community service and numerous social gatherings make for a spiritually beneficial and fun experience.
T.H. Holmes Room 1 Ages 35 and up Est. 1982
This class offers a wide variety of teachers with a wide variety of topics. This is a class of parents with young through teenaged children. Quarterly socials provide opportunity for support and nurturing friendships. Class discussion is encouraged and is on the strengths of the class.
Friendship Room 3 Ages 60 and up Est. 1939
This class has four permanent teachers, but all members work together, rotating lessons from the Adult bible Study Series. Contributions to mission are stressed and well-supported as well as involvement in most facets of First Methodist’s church life. The group has semi-annual socials.
H.I. Robinson Room 15 Ages 60 and up Est. 1954
Begun in 1954 by Dr. and Mrs. H.I. Robinson as a young couples’ class, it has evolved through the years. Members now have grown children and many grandchildren. An active class of couples and singles is taught by a rotation of teachers using the Adult Bible Series and special topics. Quarterly socials are well attended. All age groups are welcome.
Homebuilders Room 7 Ages 60-70 Est. 1947
Guests and permanent teachers lead the Adult Bible Series and other topics of choice in this class of adults with grown children. The class has brunches every other month, plus four to six socials annually.
McMillan Room 10 Ages 40-70 Est. 1958
The class curriculum emphasizes faith in daily living. Lessons of Bible study, book reviews and current issues are taught by a rotation of teachers. Socials supplement fellowship in this class of warmth and closeness.
Questers Room 16 Ages 50-80 Est. 1959
Questers are seekers—a group of mature senior women, single, married or widowed, who seek to strengthen their beliefs about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit through Biblical teaching. We enjoy a variety of teachers, changing each month, who bring Christian values through Scripture to our curriculum. Questers seek to support First United Methodist Church in all ways and we seek to enhance the friendships of our members at monthly luncheons or social gatherings.
Rafters Room 17 Ages 60 and up Est. 1956
This class is for men; some members have wives in Questers and H.I. Robinson, but singles are also part of this class. Current selected teachers lead lessons from the Adult Bible Series. Socials such as ice cream supper and barbecues help members extend their fellowship outside of Sunday mornings.
Through the Bible Room 220 Ages 36 to 50 Est. 2009
Through the Bible seeks to develop an intimate knowledge of the Bible and its relevance to daily life. The class is diverse with both singles and couples and seeks to support and encourage its members as we grow together.
Leap of Faith Room 107 CLC Ages 25 to 40 Est. 2009
A couple’s class with young children devoted to the study of scripture and strengthening the relationship with God, spouse, family, and friends. This class seeks to live out their faith in all avenues of life. Regular social activities with and without children promote and strengthen relationships.
Other short term classes are offered periodically
Special Focus Adult Classes
Twelve-Step Scripture Room 11 All ages Est. 1991
The 12 Step Scripture Sunday school class is a group of committed people who meet each Sunday morning in Room 11 of the church to share their experience, strength, and hope in relation to the Bible and the issues of Christian living. Anyone of any age is welcome to join. By studying the Bible, growing along spiritual lines, and working the 12 Steps, we have had spiritual experiences giving us some understanding of addictions, recovery, and serenity. The aim of our class members is to carry this message and to practice these principles in all our affairs. We look forward to welcoming new members to our class. May we include you? If you or someone in your life has or has had a dependency problem, if you are interested in prevention, education, or recovery, if you are simply interested in applying the 12 Steps in your walk as a Christian—we want and need you involved in the 12 Step Scripture Sunday school class.
Journey Groups First Light Contemporary Small Groups
Journey Groups offer both study and relationship through the small group experience. Small groups are instrumental for spiritual growth, support and accountability. These groups meet in homes or at the church on Sunday mornings at 8:30 & 11:00 AM. Please contact Debbie DeTournillon or Shera Atkinson for assistance in joining a group.
For assistance finding a class please contact Shera Atkinson via the Contact page.
For assistance finding a class please contact
Shera Atkinson via the Contact page.