Adult Sunday School 2022-2023 – All Classes Start 9:15 am

Adult I: Encouragers Class (Coed)
Leaders: Bennett Chotard, Mary Jane Ridgway, J. George and Mary Elizabeth Smith; Beverly Lawrence (substitute); Helen Ridgway (substitute)
Class Description: The Encouragers class is focused on seeking intimate interaction with God through Bible and Christian book study, prayer, and open discussion. The class also fosters each member to support and encourage each other in our daily lives. The class works to create a family of faith atmosphere. New members are always welcome.

Adult II: Fellow Strugglers (Coed)
Teachers: Mike Peters, Kelley Williams, Jr.
Currently Studying: When We Talk About God, Let’s Be Honest by Kirby Godsey.
Class Description: The Fellow Strugglers class consists of folks in various stages of their journey – from parents with toddlers to retirees. The class seeks to support one another along the way – celebrating life’s joys together and grieving life’s sorrows together. The class prays for one another and alternates study of scripture with topical works, depending on the desires of class members.

Adult III: Eugene Cazenave Class (Coed)
Coordinators: Steve Cook, Fred Johnson
Class Description: This class explores issues that involve one’s personal faith. Book studies (both classical and biblical), theological thought, and various aspects of Christian spirituality are areas most often addressed.

Adult IV: The Men’s Class (Men)
Facilitator: Woody Toler
Teachers: Eddie Mahaffey, Bill Nicholas, Scott McPherson, Will Rumbavage, Steve Smith, Michael Williams
Currently Studying: Formations by Smyth & Helwys: Wisdom Divine and Human, Unwrapping Spiritual Gifts, Giving in the New Testament, After the Exile, Foremothers of Jesus
Class Description: The Adult IV class offers in-depth Bible Study in the context of a community of men of all ages. The class describes themselves as “for sinners only.” This class uses Scripture-based materials including those from Smyth & Helwys.

Adult V: The Mary Foose Class (Coed)
Teachers: Diann Arinder, Jeanne Cook, Elta Johnston, Bill Lee
Currently Studying: Formations by Smyth & Helwys: Wisdom Divine and Human, Unwrapping Spiritual Gifts, Giving in the New Testament, After the Exile, Foremothers of Jesus
Class Description: The Mary Foose Class includes close study of scripture as it appears on the page and as it is reflected in the lives of our class, along with shared camaraderie. Study materials are provided by Smyth & Helwys.

Adult VI: The Women’s Class (Women)
Teacher: Lynda Street
This class is not meeting at present due to our ongoing global health concerns; however, when it begins meeting again, notification will be provided in the newsletter and bulletin. If you would like to be notified specifically, please contact the church office.
Class Description: The Women’s Class provides a complete study of Holy Scripture in the context of a community of women. This class uses materials from Smyth and Helwys Publishing. Although attended primarily by women over 50, women of all ages are welcome.

Adult VII: Cornerstones (Coed)
Facilitator: Marty Kelly; Teacher: Brock Ratcliff
Currently Studying: A 15-week course on “Jesus and the Gospels” begins in September.
Class Description: A laid back discussion-based class made up of used-to-be-young folks, many of whom have school aged children.

Adult VIII: Mindfulness Class (Coed)
Facilitators: Andy Frame and Ginger Parham
Class Description: The purpose of this class is to create a space that studies, discusses and uses mindfulness and contemplative prayer techniques. The class will include discussion and meditation based on scripture and book studies from different Christian traditions, such as Richard Rohr, David Steindl-Rast, and Fr. William Johnston, while comparing those teachings and practices to non-Christian traditions, such as Buddhist and secular-mindfulness, to highlight the similarities and understand the differences.

We are working on new Sunday School offerings for Young Adults. More information coming soon!