Sunday School

9:30-10:30 AM

Children

Nursery |  3 years old- Pre-K  |  Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Nursery

Professional staff give infants, toddlers and two year olds lots of love and attention during each of our worship services and the Sunday school hour.  Pagers are available to all parents at the time you check your child in at our Children’s Welcome Desk located on the second floor.  We follow a strict protocol for diaper changing, hand washing, and care giving. Check your child in at the second floor Nursery Area.

Contact The Children's Director, Beth Spears, at bspears@fcumc.org to get connected

3Year Olds - Pre-K

Children 3 years old through Pre-K participate in an environment with consistent, loving small group leaders.  The children begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. in their Sunday School Classroom for a short period of time with their small group leader.  This is a time for the children to get comfortable and are introduced to their Bible lesson for the day.  At 9:45 a.m., the children are led to the Preschool Large Group Space (Room 248 in the Nursery Hallway) for music and an exciting presentation of their Bible Story.  The Sunday School hour ends back in their Sunday School Room with activities that help emphasize the Biblical concept learned and "Make It Stick".  By the time children leave for Kindergarten, we want our children to know:
  • God Made Me
  • God Loves Me
  • Jesus Wants to Be My Friend Forever

Contact The Children's Director, Beth Spears, at bspears@fcumc.org to get connected

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade participate in a small group environment with consistent adult small group leaders to help them grow into a deeper relationship with God. The curriculum focuses on 12 Virtues (Qualities) of God through approximately 50 Bible Stories.  We want every child to know by the time they leave fifth grade:
  • I need to make the wise choice.
  • I can trust God no matter what.
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Contact The Children's Director, Beth Spears, at bspears@fcumc.org to get connected

Youth

6th-12th grade

Youth 

Continental breakfast served in Student Dining Room at 9:30 a.m.  Classes begin at 9:45 a.m

  • 6th Grade/Confirmation – Room 134 (Feburary - May)
  • 6th-8th Grade – Meets in the Game Room (a.k.a. - "The Cave")
  • 9th-12th Grade - Choose from two different classes: One in Room 132 and one in Room 129 (a.k.a. - the Youth Lounge or "The Pit.")

Contact The Youth Director, Troy Hamilton, a troy@fcumc.org to get connected

Adults

Ault/Pacesetters

Bible

Room 101 | The Prigmore Room

Room 442

This class, taught by Rickie Pierce, is comprised of older adults. Its lessons address the spiritual needs of our contemporary society. Humor is highly prized and lifts the enjoyment level of the lessons. The class enjoys an opening hymn each Sunday, and supports many outreach projects.

Contact Dave Abercrombie at dabercrombie.GDA@gmail.com to get connected

Common Ground

Room 125

Young adults, in their 20’s and 30’s, most with young children, enjoy Bible study and great fellowship.

Contact Emily Laymon at emilylaymon@gmail.com to get connected

This class explores and discusses a variety of passages from the Old and New Testaments each Sunday. By presenting its historical and cultural backgrounds, we have a better understanding of its meaning, purpose and relevance for us today. Our class is open to all ages whether single or couples.

Contact David Hudson at drhud1@epbfi.com to get connected

Friendship

Room 343

This class is for adults who are mentally challenged.

Contact Sandy Cushman at scush@comcast.net to get connected

Haven Reconciling Class

Johnston-Hardin Class

Room 343

Room 344

Demonstrates God’s love by preparing a place at God's table for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Creates a community of spiritual growth that celebrates the divine worth of all people.
Serves as change agents and allies to promote greater understanding and acceptance in the church and community through active outreach and fellowship. By opening our hearts, minds and doors, we invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding and mutual respect.  Class is discussion based using video or book studies. We are currently meeting via Zoom.

Contact Jessica Johns at  jessrjohns@gmail.com to get connected

Hope

Room 448

Is comprised mostly of couples in their 50’s with children of varying ages. The class enjoys dynamic discussions relating to the challenges of authentic Christian living in today’s secular society. These discussions are facilitated by various leaders who are primarily members of the class. Class members enjoy the close fellowship and support of the group and plan occasional social get-togethers.

Contact Mitch Baldree at gmb@mitchbaldreedds.com

In the Johnston-Hardin Class we demonstrate the warmth, openness, laughter, welcoming attitude, and wisdom of our founding member: Gin Johnston. We are a lively and diverse group. We eat, study, and pray together. Collectively, we choose books to read and discuss, alternating volunteer teachers in class with in-depth, varying opinions and debate. We enjoy one another and laugh at our exchanges. Together, we bring food, welcome new friends, study the Bible, and support and share life experiences. We endeavor to live as Jesus would live, and pray that our varied approach to study and learning will continually lead us to deeper Christian faith and understanding.

Contact Emory Fry at Emanz1958@netscape.net to get connected

Journey Class

Room 107

Includes persons of mixed ages (primarily 60+) and interests. Its lessons, taught by Dr. Steve Byrum, are biblically based but life oriented. Its mission is to be a caring, sharing, redemptive fellowship reaching out to others in the name of Christ. Fellowship is expressed through Shepherding groups, supper clubs, and class socials. This class supports many outreach projects.

Contact Charlie Pierce at charlespiercetn@gmail.com to get connected

Morgan

New Horizons

Room 445

Room 341

This newly formed group is made up of young couples with and without children. Their lessons, taught by Will Lauderback, focus on how to live as a Christian in this stage of their lives. They also have frequent social activities.

Contact Tiffany Phillips at tiffrphillips@gmail.com to get connected

Nell Mohney Singles

Oak Street Center 101/102

Single adults, middle-aged and up, enjoy refreshments and singing before the Sunday School lesson.

Contact Leo Brown at leobrown@cnsvc.com to get connected

Class members are challenged by the books they read for discussion. There is no need to ask “what is the age of class members?” This group truly spans the ages. New members and new ideas are always welcomed.

Contact Susan Byrd at sbyrd119@gmail.com to get connected

New Perspectives

Parlor

Rev. Charles Neal leads this group of young couples and singles in discussion of faith and life.
The New Perspectives Sunday School Class is planning to return to a hybrid model on May 16.  In person gatherings will begin on that date however people can still attend via zoom. 

Parlor Class

Trinity

Meeting Via Zoom

Room 441

New Perspectives is a class for adult singles.  Lessons are on various faith topics and study books led by Barbara Kay and guest teachers with stimulating discussion and participation among members.  The class takes part in social and volunteer activities, sponsors church-related charities, and facilitates strong fellowship among members.

Contact Barbara Kay at bkay2011@att.net to get connected

Pairs & Spares

Room 342

This class is a group of mid 50’s and up adults engaged in study and fellowship. Various topics are discussed. A vital facet of the class is outreach for support of various families or projects.

Contact Bob Dreyer at rdreyer@gmail.com to get connected

This class is predominately middle-aged singles and couples. Discussion is led by Ed Nanney. The Biblically based study includes Christian concepts and issues relevant to this age group. The class is involved in community outreach projects.

Contact Beth Peacock at bpeacockymca@comcast.net to get connected

Young Professionals

Room 347

This group is made up of young adult singles and couples. They discuss topics that relate to their Christian faith and lives.

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