With one of the strongest Adult Sunday School programs in the area, we have a class for you whatever your age, stage or learning preference! We think you’ll find the classes welcoming, nurturing and encouraging as you seek to grow in your faith. Visit one class, or visit several, until you find one that feels like a fit for you.
 
For more information, contact
Jim Collett, Adult Christian Education Director
 
 
Adult Connecting Class Categories
 
Multi-Age
Alpha and Omega,Community of Joy, Joan Weir, New Life, and Seekers
 
Young Adult
Experiencing Faith and The Fishermen
 
Family-Oriented
(Older Children)
Community of Joy, Faith Walk, Families in Christ, Joan Weir, and New Life
 
Senior Adult
Partners with Christ
 
Bible-Study Focus
Alpha and Omega, and Partners with Christ
 
Regular Fellowship Events
Community of Joy, Experiencing Faith, Families in Christ, Partners with Christ, and Seekers
 
Topical Studies Focus
Experiencing Faith, Faith Walk, Families in Christ, Joan Weir, New Life, and Seekers
 
Education Support Ministry
Experiencing Faith, Families in Christ, Joan Weir, New Life, and Seekers
 
 
Connecting Class Description
 
Alpha and Omega Room 200
Alpha and Omega consists of single and married members of varied ages. The class enjoys studying books of the Bible and encourages discussion. The class welcomes all who enjoy a lively group who love the Lord.
Attendance: 7-9
 
Community of Joy Room 219
Community of Joy consists of singles and couples, ranging in ages from early 30’s to 80’s. They take turns facilitating Bible-based lessons. Studies are generally video-based followed by lively discussion, typically last 5-8 weeks, and cover a variety of topics. Outside of class, they enjoy gathering together for fellowship.
Attendance: 10-13
 
Experiencing Faith Room 230
Experiencing Faith is made up of young adults, many of whom are couples with young children. Studies are chosen to further understanding of Christian beliefs, practices, and mission. Many studies are video-based, followed by group discussion. Regular meal groups and service opportunities are available. The class supports church initiatives towards children and the community.
Attendance: 20-40.
Faith Walk Room 204
Faith Walk welcomes all who want to learn God’s Word and give support to each other inside and outside of class. Faith Walk is made up of couples and singles in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. They enjoy spirited discussions and great fellowship.
Attendance: 12-20
 
Families in Christ Room 225
Families in Christ class is committed to building strong families and gaining a deeper faith commitment through group study. Participants are couples or individuals with elementary through high school aged children and beyond. They participate in Biblically based studies on a wide range of issues relating to the family and the Christian faith. Lessons are book and video formatted with class-wide discussions. Member involvement in lesson facilitation, social functions, and class participation make this class an exciting opportunity for Christian fellowship. 
Attendance: 15-25
 
The Fishermen Room 118
The Fishermen class is the newest Sunday School class at First Methodist, consisting of young couples in their 20’s and 30’s. As the name implies, their mission is to go out, serve the community, and make “fishers of men.” Regular mission and service projects are planned as well as times of fun and fellowship. Lessons are usually video-based followed by discussion and application.
Attendance 10-15
 
Joan Weir Room 218
The Joan Weir class consists of couples and singles with children in college and older. The age range of class members is 45-70 years old. The class members take turns teaching from a variety of Biblical resources and leading class discussion. They support charitable and church-wide projects. The class is a very loving, welcoming, caring, and fun group of people.
Attendance: 15-20
 
New Life Room 228
New Life class members are generally couples with high school aged children and older. They enjoy social time and video-based instruction series each week with an emphasis on Christian life in the modern world. Members support church events and outreach, and regularly serve as greeters and ushers.
Attendance: 15-20
 
Partners with Christ Room 202-203
Partners with Christ welcomes all interested adults to their class of singles and couples age 50 and up in varying life stages – ranging from career to retirement. With a team of volunteer teachers from the class, the group participates in adult Bible studies in a lecture format. They enjoy fellowship before class, as well as parties and other social events outside of class. Together, they support many different Methodist missions and community agencies through their annual fund drive. They also support class members and other church members in times of need with prayer, visitation, food, and other services.
Attendance: 40-50
 
Seekers Room 220
Seekers are singles and couples ranging in age from 50 and above. They pray, learn, laugh, cry and socialize together as they study the Old and New Testaments, life issues, discipleship, and spirituality. They love to get together for fellowship and coordinate activities such as group meals, a men’s breakfast on Tuesday, and a women’s social monthly. Together, the class supports several outreach activities and church ministries.
Attendance: 15-20