Tri-X Class TRI-X stands for: Explore the Bible Excel in Christian Love Excel in Christian Living
This fall Adult Bible Studies offers a course entitled “The Inescapable God.” Writers Carol Miller and Jack Keller guide us to focus on the nature of God as the first person of the Trinity through our study of Old Testament texts from the Exodus narrative and from the poetry of the Book of Psalms. Unit titles include God Reveals, God Sustains and God Protects. If you find the Old Testament difficult to follow sometimes, come and join us as we delve into the narratives of Exodus and the beautiful poetry of the Psalms.
Edith Spencer Sunday School Class The Edith Spencer Sunday School Class consists of a group of mature ladies who are interested in an in-depth study of the Bible. The class was named in honor of a former faithful teacher of the class, Edith Spencer.The Adult Bible Studies quarterly books, which are approved by the United Methodist Church and by the General Board of Discipleship, are used as a basis for Bible study. The NIV Standard Lesson Commentary is also used as a supplemental resource. Class meetings are held once a moth (except for two months in the summer) at the homes of class members to discuss completed and future class projects, status of our inactive members, and to socialize. The current teacher of the class is Betty Triplett. Joyce Winston and Sandy Williams are assistant teachers.
Praying Parents "Praying Parents" is a Sunday school class for young to middle age adults. Most are parents with children living at home. The class covers a variety of topics, usually working from a recently published Christian book. Facilitator duty rotates among members. The class tries to be friendly, understanding and supportive. All are welcome. Coffee pot in the class room!
Short-Term Disciple Bible Study We offer Invitation to the New Testament during the Sunday School hour. This basic Bible study uses Matthew’s Gospel as a starting point and explores how Jesus’ arrival impacted the lives and faith of early Christians. This is not a lecture, but a small group discussion centering on Scriptures you read during the week and classroom video presentations. If you would like to be a part of this study (or for further information), please contact Tanya or Ray Ammons (850-4183), Bruce Burroughs (851-6512), or the church office so that we can order sufficient participants’ books. If you want to order a participant book ahead of time, see Disciple Short Term Studies at www.Cokesbury.com.
Youth Sunday School
We’re at it again!
The High School Class begins a new study series next week. We will be viewing The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe followed by Prince Caspian when it is released in December.
Lewis’s story is a tale rich with metaphors that reflect our sinful failures and God’s endeavors to save us from the consequences. This study will explore the ways in which the adventures of the four Pevensie children in Narnia illustrate humankind’s corruption and sinful behavior, the role of conscience, the power of trust, the value of forgiveness, and the way that Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection liberate us from death’s curse.
In Prince Caspian, the sequel to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the Pevensie kids—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy—return to the magical land one year later in their time, but 1,300 years later in Narnia. The land is again ruled by an evil monarch, Aslan is nowhere to be found, and the “old Narnians”—dwarves, fauns, talking animals, and dancing trees—are in hiding. And a boy prince, heir to the throne, is running for his life. Will the Pevensies save the day? And what kind of help will come?
In this study we will discuss some of the major themes of Prince Caspian. How do we deal with jealousy and pride? What do grace and mercy look like, especially when one wants revenge? And what does it mean to have the faith of a child?
If you are not a member of our class, and would like to join us for these studies, we would LOVE to have you. We meet upstairs in the Education Wing. We look forward to seeing you.
Faith Link Class The Faith Link adult Sunday School class chose this name as a reflection of our focus of linking the bible and our faith to our everyday lives. We participate in discussions in an informal setting. The class also uses current Christian books and resources for weekly discussions. Examples of past studies include: MacArthur's "Twelve Ordinary Men", Philip Yancey's "Prayer: Does it Make a Difference?", Lee Strobel's "The Case for Christ", John Ortberg's "If You Want to Walk on Water You've got to get out of the Boat". Throughout the year, members of the class gather for dinners and family picnics which provide opportunities to socialize outside of the church setting. The unstructured, contemporary setting of the class lends itself to sharing joys and concerns and allows its members to uphold one another in prayer. Come and join us and experience comfort and spiritual companionship as we encourage one another to practice our faith in our daily lives.
The Searchers Class The Searchers Adult Sunday Schooled Class explores various facets of our Christian walk and chooses it curriculum as it goes. Classes vary from discussion sessions to more traditional teacher-led lecture classes dependiing on the topic being covered and the desires of the teacher. Teaching duties rotate from time to time depending on what is being taught and the interests and experience of people in the class. Recently, the class has had a series of lessons on topics as varied as : John Wesley and the History of Methodism. Difficult Bible Passages, the book of Revelation, and World Religions. Additionally, the class often chooses to do one of the special Lenten and Advent studies available. Class members represent a wide spectrum of age groups. In addition to Sunday School sessions, the class holds several social events throughout the year.This class is ideal for someone looking to explore a variety of topics in a fairly informal environment.
Young Adults YASS, Young Adult Sunday School, led by Allison & Larry Shepherd, is a class for the 18-30 age group. The class is small now, but dedicated. Hopefully when the college students return for vacations the group will increase in size.