Room 251 9:45 AM – 10:40 AM
The Intentional Journey Sunday School Class will begin a study of the Book of Jeremiah on Sunday, January 20. The book being used for this study is Jeremiah for Everyone by John Goldingay. Anyone interested in a Bible study on Jeremiah is welcome to join the group. Ed Coman is the lead teacher. If you want more information or a copy of the syllabus, contact Ed. This study of Jeremiah will run from January 20 – June 16.
Room 321 9:45 AM
Foundry Fellowship is a large member facilitated Sunday School class with discussion around scriptural and theological book studies like those of N.T. Wright, Adam Hamilton, Will Willimon, James Howell, C.S. Lewis and others. 4-5 class members rotate teaching responsibilities throughout the year. Once a quarter the class enjoys “Muffin Sunday” with a guest speaker presenting information on a local or global mission opportunity. Small pastoral care groups overseen by volunteer “tenders” keep track of members’ health and well being on a regular basis, and class joys and concerns are shared weekly with class members through email updates. We enjoy several social events every year. Foundry welcomes and affirms persons of all ages and stages.
Room 161 9:50 AM – 10:30 AM
Many years ago our class began as the YOUNG ADULT CLASS. Today that class has become the FRANCIS ASBURY CLASS for older adults. Many of our present members were in the original class. We love having new members and enjoy lessons by our members plus invited teachers. One of our favorite lesson books is by James Moore, an inspirational writer. We also watch an occasional video. We invited the COKESBURY-ISLEY CLASS to join us when their membership declined. On Fifth Sundays we bring finger foods and juice and enjoy fellowship and a brief program. We have other social occasions such as picnics and Christmas parties. We meet in room 161 down the hall from the 1st floor reception desk every Sunday from 9:50 until 10:30. Come join us!
Room 166 10:00 AM
Learning in Fellowship Together … LIFT … is facilitated by class members (strictly by choice…not required). We have gone through books with and without DVDs by a variety of authors. While our lesson is from 10AM to 10:30AM, we do have fellowship and treats beginning shortly after 9:30AM. We have a meal together during the Christmas season and other times on occasion. We are a small class of senior citizens who love to laugh, share our faith and our stories. Although our door closes at 10, we do have an “open door” policy and welcome visitors or new members all the time. Life, as our faith, is a journey. It is wonderful to share the adventure. Amen!
Jubilee Sunday School
Room 357 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Jubilee is a member facilitated Sunday School class with discussion around scriptural book studies like those of Adam Hamilton, as well as guest teachers and speakers. We meet in Room 357 on the third floor of the original campus from 10AM – 10:45AM each Sunday, September – May taking a break for summer. Our class has occasional socials outside of the Sunday school hour as well. Jubilee welcomes all, and we celebrate that our diverse faith journeys enrich discussion and learning. We seek to deepen our faith and understanding as we strive to respond to God’s unbounded grace. The age range of Jubilee class, while welcoming to all ages, tends to be 50’s and above. We hope that you will join us!
Children of God
Room 163 9:45 AM
Members of Children of God come to listen, share and learn about all aspects of the Christian faith. Lessons tend to be arranged in 4-8 week series, facilitated by class members on a volunteer basis. Some series use videos, while others are taken from a book or personal study. In addition, the class participates in various community activities such as Operation Christmas Child, preparing sandwiches for a local soup kitchen and Family Promise of Wake County. We meet socially 1-3 times a year. All are welcome in room 163. Members begin to arrive around 9:45, though we begin closer to 10:00. Most members fall between late 30’s to mid 50’s, Children of members tend to be somewhere from late elementary through high school. We would love to welcome you on an upcoming Sunday.
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Crosstalk is a member facilitated Sunday School class with a primary focus on deepening our faith by gaining a richer understanding of God’s Word and church history through the study and discussion of books written by a variety of theologians, occasionally supplemented with videos and other visual resources. We are self-taught with occasional guest teachers and speakers. We meet in Room 169 in the Curtis Fellowship Center of the original campus from 10AM – 10:45AM each Sunday. Our class has occasional socials outside of the Sunday school hour as well. We are also a mission-oriented class, actively participating in WIHN, Sandwich Brigade, Angel Tree, and others. Crosstalk welcomes all, and we celebrate that our diverse faith journeys enrich discussion and learning. The age range of Crosstalk, while welcoming to all ages, tends to be 40’s and above. We hope that you will join us!
FiRM Foundations (Family, Relationships, and Marriage) Class – Parlor (across from the Nursery check-in area)
Scripture: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10 This group of parents and spouses hosts discussion, prayer, and fellowship (and often food!) while their children attend Sunday School. The aim is not necessarily a traditional Sunday School class, but one with the flexibility of content and structure that could be considered all parts Sunday School/study group/marriage group/covenant group (http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/covenant-discipleship-changing-lives-transforming-communities). We strive to dive deeper into faith and fellowship with friends during this time using short multi-week studies about marriage and parenting, as well as other scripture-based topics. FiRM Foundations will begin iMarriage by Andy Stanley this Sunday.