Sunday School and Bible Studies

Sunday School:  9:15 each Sunday

Nursery:  Infants-2 years

Preschool Class:  2-4 years

Kid Connection:  4 years-4th grade

Mission 56:  5th-6th grade

Jammers:  7th-8th grade

Sr. High:  9th-12th grade
Sunday School:  10:35 each Sunday

Nursery:  Infants-4 years

Children’s Church:  4 years-5th grade

Sunday School Classes/Locations for 2017/2018

Sunday School is a fun and educational way for children to learn the Bible and what Christianity is all about.  Summer classes will continue until August 13.  Then on August 20, we will have Rally Day.  On August 27, students will move up to their new classes.

  • Nursery (room 140)
  • 2 and 3 year old class meets in the room next to the Nursery (Rm 138)
  • 4 year olds through 4th grade meet in the “Kid Connection” gathering room (Rm. 125) and then separate into age appropriate stations
  • 5th and 6th graders meet for a Pre-teen Sunday school class with curriculum specially designed for them (Rm. 132)
  • Junior High meet in the “Jammers” room (Rm. 130)
  • Senior High meet in the “Couch” room (Rm. 126)
  • Cornerstone Class  – Journey through the Bible for adults of all ages (Music Rm.)
  • Holy Java—Various Bible studies for adults of all ages (Conference Rm.)


Sunday School Registration/Check-in

Sunday School registration forms will be at the check-in table for Sunday School.  Please fill out a new one so that we have correct information and can include your child(ren) on our rosters and you on our e-mail distribution list.  Please make sure you check your child in each Sunday morning so we have record of him/her being here.  Remember:  any child that misses less than six Sundays throughout the school year will be acknowledged on High Attendance Sunday in the spring.  Please help us by making sure your child is registered!  Thanks!


Children’s Christmas Play

Our annual Children’s Christmas program is in the works… please let us know if you are willing and able to help in any way with the set, scripts, practices, songs, etc.  We need a special team for this special service! 


December practice schedule:

  • Every Sunday during second service after Children’s Moment. On December 3 there will not be practice.  Instead the children will “showcase” a number during both church services.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 6:30—8:00
  • Wednesday, December 13, 6:30—8:00
  • Wednesday, December 20, 6:30—8:00
  • Friday, December 22, 10:00—12:00—Dress rehearsal followed by pizza lunch

Contact Kim Crosen at 748-2612 for more information.

Children’s Sunday School Schedule

The Children’s Ministry will have Sunday School classes on November 26.  However, there will not be classes on December 24 and 31.


Adult Education Opportunities


Tuesday Bible Study


The Tuesday morning Bible study will conclude their study of the book of James in late November.  In December, the class will meet only on the 12th at Jacque Pickett’s for a Christmas pot luck meal.  They will then begin a new study of 1 & 2 Peter and Jude in January.  It is a great time to join this class.  For more information, please contact church office.


Cornerstone Class

The Cornerstone Class meets in the music room on Sunday mornings at 9:15. During the month of December, Jane Cook will lead the class in a study of the minor prophets Zachariah and Joel to seek wisdom from the past.  The class will not meet Sunday, December 24 and 31.  For more information on the class, please contact Barb Geiger

Women in Faith Bible Study

The Women in Faith Bible Study continue their study of 
Parables from the Backside, Volume 2 
by J. Ellsworth Kalas on December 12.  They meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Conference room at 7:00 p.m. All women in the church are invited to join the study.


Holy Java

The Holy Java Sunday School class continues their study of Max Lucado’s

Because of Bethlehem.  

We have the promise that God is always near us, always for us, always within us—and that we have a friend and Savior in heaven. Long after the guests have left, the carolers have gone home, and the lights have come down, these promises endure. The December schedule is as follows:

December 3 – Session #3

December 10 – Session #4

December 17- Christmas Breakfast and ornament exchange 

December 24 – No class

December 31 – No class 

For more information on the Holy Java class, please contact Maria Dershem.  The class meets at 9:15 on Sunday mornings in the Conference Room.



 FAITHlab:  An adventure into deeper faith and stronger friendships

 My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit  and become my disciples.
                                                                         — John 15:8  


Jesus is very clear that the end product of our belief in him is “fruit.” John Wesley, following this imperative, has created a system of organization designed to give believers a way to produce and provide “fruit” to the rest of the world… The United Methodist Church.

But the Church cannot be the end point of a life-long process of becoming a devoted Christian. Rather, it is the jumping-off point. Believers never stop learning, growing, changing, and embracing, yearning to discover new ways of being fruitful.  Starting late summer, First United Methodist will offer a new small group study series called 
.  This series is designed to help us discover new and exciting ways in which to love one another and follow Jesus more closely; that is, bear fruit!


begins with Covenant Bible Study as the first step to finding deeper meaning in Scripture. Additionally, each quarter— fall, winter, and spring— groups will study in one of three general areas:
  • Our Grounding as Christians (our roots in Scripture and Wesleyan practices),
  • Facing Challenges as Christians (applying what we have learned),
  • Interpreting the World as Christians (strengthening our discipleship)


Each group will explore aspects of the Bible, the United Methodist Church, and spiritual and community opportunities. Specific studies will change from time to time, but the format of 
will remain the same. This structured approach allows each group member to personalize his/her educational path, building knowledge, skills, and relationships in each area with the ultimate goal of producing “fruit” in their lives, in our church, and in our community.


We began August 2016 with Covenant Bible Study and “Top Ten United Methodist Beliefs” (during Wonderful Wednesday. Covenant Bible Study will be offered each year and an additional course will be offered each fall, winter and spring.  For more information on the study series, please contact Pastor Doug.