Sunday School Classes
Sunday School classes at TFUMC are in essence "small groups." We believe that spiritual growth, accountability, and discipleship are experienced best in a small group format. Participating in a Sunday School class is a great way to experience small group discipleship. Below is more information about our Sunday School classes.
Adult Bible Study
This class is comprised of adults of all ages, both single and married. The focus of study in this class is verse by verse Bible study.
This group is comprised of young to middle age adults, both single and married, with differing family make-ups. They use a variety of teaching methods and are involved in many projects and activities promoting fellowship and community service. Visitors welcome! For more information about the Pathfinders class, contact pathfindersTFUMC@hotmail.com.
Looking to plug into Sunday School? Come join us!
Have you ever thought it would be cool to read the Bible from beginning to end? Do you feel that your knowledge of some parts of Biblical history is weak? Do you want to learn more?
The Bible is a sweeping narrative full of intrigue, drama, conflict and redemption. It’s a true, compelling story about a God who loves His children, listens to them, and made the greatest sacrifice for them.
It’s the greatest love story ever told – and we’re part of it.
We’re reading through the Bible together in this study, from Genesis to Revelation, discovering its stories and truth in a new way using a companion book, “The Story,” as a guide.
Our Sunday school lessons will be focused on moving chronologically through the fascinating, powerful Word of God. We also have a reading plan to help you move through “The Story” and your Bible. Each week we will hear from a gifted preacher via video who will hit the high points of the weekly section of reading. We will also save time at the end of the class for discussion on the reading. With this study, we challenge you to go deeper than just the Sunday morning lesson by following the weekly reading plan and read The Story, by using the reading plan to read the scripture passages that coincide with the section of The Story we are covering, by using the weekly link sent via email to watch any lessons you miss or to include your spouse or family in the study at home, and by using the companion books written especially for children of all ages that go along with The Story to make reading through the Bible a family goal.
On, January 12, we will begin our study with Week One, The Overview. This lesson is delivered by an entertaining speaker who will walk us through the entire history of the Bible from beginning to end in 40 minutes. From there we will begin the weekly readings according to the reading plan and you will receive an email each week outlining the reading and providing links to lessons and other resources for your use at home.
Please join us in the challenge to read through the Bible from beginning to end and see how the Upper Story, God’s Story lines up with the Lower Story, Our Story. Participating and committing to reading the Bible every day will help us grow in the Lord and be more in tune with his plan for us.
For the month of January, Christianbook.com has a sale on The Story and you can purchase the book for only $7.99. You can purchase your book on your own or we will order one for you! The other books in the series are on sale as well. The Story for Children is only $11.49, The Story for Kids is $7.99 and The Story Teen Edition is$9.99. Just go to www.christianbook.com to order.
We look forward to the adventure and reaching our goal of reading through the Bible together. Please join us next week as we kick off the study. Spread the word and bring a friend! We will need all of our class time for this study so we will be starting promptly at 9:50. If you are late, no worries, you can catch up quickly.
Dig it out and dust it off! Bring you Bible and/or your copy of The Story to get the most out of our study. We will do prayer requests and announcements a bit differently so as to make the most of our time in class. We will have prayer request/ announcement sheets of paper on the seats as you come in like we do in Contemporary service. Prayer requests will be collected at the end of class and sent in the weekly email along with any announcements and the reading plan and lesson resources. Please make a habit of opening and reading the weekly email from Pathfinders so you can stay in the loop!
See you on Sunday! Be ready to go from Genesis to Revelation and everywhere in between!
If you are interested in reading/watching ahead and helping to facilitate this study, please let Jim or Stephanie know. We would love to have a group of people helping out!
This dynamic class is for adults of all ages who want to apply their United Methodist beliefs to current faith issues and world events. The weekly lesson examines current news items from the perspective of biblical faith and United Methodist teaching. The open discussion is lively and thought provoking and not only motivates Christians to consider personal beliefs on important contemporary issues, it also encourages one to act on those beliefs as well. Weekly lessons are emailed to class participants for advance study and preparation. Copies are also provided each week in class.
This class of married couples and single people in their 20's and 30's offers Biblically based studies in a discussion format. They also enjoy getting together outside of class and participate regularly outreach events.
This group includes singles and married couples, mostly middle age. They study a variety of materials while seeking to deepen their understanding of the Bible and United Methodist beliefs in an inquisitive and open-minded setting. Teachers include class members and guests sought for their expertise.
The Christian Fellowship class is a diverse group, made up of couples, singles, grandparents, retirees, those still working -- many different backgrounds but all friends, who are active in outreach and who support one another through study and prayer. The lessons are taught by an inspirational team using the Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies.
The class sponsors an annual church wide event, the Margatet Lee dinner. The proceeds from the dinner go to support the Christian Fellowship Class Margaret Lee Fund which is used to provide short term financial help to persons in need. To date the fund has provided over $14,000 in financial support to individuals and families. Margaret Lee was a member of the Christian Fellowship Class where her outgoing nature and thoughtfulness to others in need inspired us all to be better people. We were saddened when she fell ill with cancer in1998, and the first dinner was a fund raiser to help her with her medical bills. Margaret died soon after, having left a bequest to start a Good Samaritan fund to help whomever had need.
The class sponsors the students from the Honors Cottage at Vashti, and class members take the students our for an activity and dinner once a quarter. We recently donated a Wii to the House for use as a motivational activity. We also enjoy various fellowship activities during the year including an annual Christmas Carol event. All are welcome to visit and share in our Christian Fellowship!
This class strives to learn of the faith, prepare for life-adjustments, and make a difference in God’s church and community through active service and fellowship. This is an active group of singles, couples and widowed people, most of whom are retired. The International Lesson Series is used as the primary study material. Other resources are used as interests arise. Teachers are class members who desire to share their knowledge and experience through an open discussion environment
This is our newest class and is composed of mostly younger to middle aged married couples. Focus seeks to deepen relationships with the Lord through a variety of topics taught in a discussion-based format.
One of the oldest classes in the church, this class sponsors many mission and church projects. They use the International Lesson Series taught by class members and build their meeting time around worship, singing, teaching, and praying. They are also active in ministry to the shut-ins of the church.