9:45 AM – 10:40 AM
Intentional Journey is a Sunday School Class that focuses on in- depth study of the various books of the Bible. We have just completed a study of the Psalms, using Walter Brueggemann’s From Whom No Secrets Are Hid, Introducing the Psalms. For New Testament studies, we rely on the N. T. Wright series entitled Mark for Everyone, Matthew for Everyone, etc. In September, we will begin a twenty- two week study of John’s Gospel using the N. T. Wright series. Our regular teacher is Ed Coman and we meet in Room 251 on the second floor of the original campus from 9:45 AM to 10:40 AM. While the age of our class ranges from 40 to 96, we welcome all who wish to deepen their knowledge of scripture as they grow in their faith journey.
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. While Foundry welcomes and affirms persons of all ages and stages, most of our members are retired.
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!
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. This summer we did a book by J. Ellsworth Kalas, “I Bought a House on Gratitude Street.” Next we go into “What Every Christian Should Know About the Jewishness of Jesus” which will take us right up to an advent study which has yet to be selected. We meet in Room 166 in the Academy wing. 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
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!
Faith Matters is a class which intentionally welcomes and embraces people. Class members will testify that this class was a means of encouragement through the sometimes difficult navigation of making Raleigh home. Faith Matters includes all the things one might expect such as lessons from United Methodist curriculum and other Christian literature. Several of the members sign up to teach the lesson but vigorous discussion is appreciated as well. The class prays together, eats together and shares celebrations together. Members include community leaders as well as full time parents and range from their 30’s to 60’s with most members in their 40’s and 50’s with older kids at home. This class also has a heart for service through ministries like Family Promise of Raleigh and The Green Chair Project. They constantly work toward loving and cherishing people at the point of their need. If you are seeking a way to be known in the larger community of Edenton Street, we would love to include you in our smaller family.
Children of God
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. Recent and upcoming series include The Call (a video series by Adam Hamilton on the ministry of Paul), the Book of Ruth, Gideon, Loving our Aging Parents (using outside speakers), and The Longing in Me (video series by Sheila Walsh). 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!