SUNDAY SCHOOL IS FOR LIFE!
The close-knit communities of believers who comprise our adult Sunday School are strong, vital groups that have a profound impact on the life of our congregation. Our classes offer wonderful potential for members to build faith-based relationships with each other and God. We believe that the Sunday School hour is sacred and should be a vivid and valid connection to the United Methodist Church’s mission and vision: “Follow Jesus! Make Disciples! Transform the World!” You are invited to visit any group listed below and experience the life-affirming power of an Adult Sunday School Class.
EPWORTH CLASS (from sanctuary, first door on right in new wing)
Warm and caring fellowship is the glue that holds the Epworth Class together. The lesson material is the lectionary-based Adult Bible Studies, published by Cokesbury. The well-prepared and dedicated teachers, Glenda Hill, Davis Thompson, John Cox, Trudy Cox, Scott Northrup, Jim Ziglar, Mary Lou Shouse and Harvey Pardue, share the duties on a rotation basis. Teachers present the lesson material to the class and class members share their opinions in a lively and interesting interchange. Pastor Sid comes by each Sunday and gives updates on church members, health concerns and church activities.
CELEBRATION CLASS (from sanctuary, last door on left in new wing, end of building)
Lori Redmond leads the Celebration Class each week as the close-knit, informal group examines the Lord’s purpose in our daily lives. Our smaller group is a reflection of Kingswood’s larger family and we enjoy our time together each week. Lessons vary according to the liturgical season of the year. If you are looking for a Sunday School class, we invite you to join us. We usually try to begin around 10 a.m., but if you are running late…don’t worry, we will welcome you whenever you get there!
FAITH SEEKERS CLASS (last door on left on bottom floor of new wing)
The name of our class suggests what it’s all about: we seek to walk closer to our Lord, to each other and to grow in faith. We welcome anyone who shares those desires. Our most recent lessons have been loosely based on the Adult Bible Studies series and recent topics of discussion have included faith, fear, courage, how to provide encouragement, how to adapt to change and how to lead others to Christ. In the past, we have completed a study of Bad Girls in the Bible and The Andy Griffith Show as it related to Christian values. We prefer an interactive discussion format and provide a safe, caring place to share beliefs, concerns, questions, joy and sorrows. With over 20 on our class roll, our members are active in a wide variety of church programs. Brian Hansel has been our teacher for a number of years and we love and appreciate him!
10:10 CLASS (Church parlor, upstairs across from church office)
The 10:10 class is a group of adults who meet in the Parlor at 10 a.m. The class usually gets underway around 10:10 a.m., hence the name of our group! Our format is very relaxed and participation is encouraged as are ideas for topics for future studies. Lively and thought-provoking discussions led by Dan Dougherty, our well-prepared teacher, are based on the Bible and its message to us. Our members teach in other classes as well, and our class supports the church bazaar with gift baskets and goodies and willingly furnishes desserts and dishes for lunches, dinner and other special occasions. Our motto: The More the Merrier! So come by and check us out because we’d love to have you and promise you that you will enjoy yourself.