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

It is the time of year when the children begin to prepare for the Christmas Play.  This year, the play will serve as our message during the 9:15 and 10:35 services on Sunday, December 24.  The October schedule for play practice is as follows (all times are during second service unless otherwise noted):

  • 1: Meet with children and families to discuss and give out practice scripts after worship
  • 8: Auditions
  • 11: Auditions (during Wonderful Wednesday 6:30—8:00) 
  • 15: Script pick up
  • 18: First practice (Wednesday 6:30—8:00)
  • 22: Music practice

 

Adult Education Opportunities

 

Tuesday Bible Study

The Tuesday morning Bible study continues their study of 
The Book of James. 
They meet the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the music room.  

 

Cornerstone Class

Doug Dean will be teaching the Cornerstone Class October 1, 8. 15 .  He will be covering various passages from the book of Romans, exploring a Wesleyan understanding of the writings of Paul.  Barb Geiger will be teaching October 22 and Oct. 29 using selections from the book of Proverbs specializing in wisdom with a focus on how it gives us practical direction and guidance.  The Cornerstone Class meets in the music room on Sunday mornings at 9:15.  For more information on the Cornerstone Class, please contact Barb Geiger

 

Cornerstone Class Picnic

The Cornerstone Sunday School Class will hold its annual class picnic on Friday, September 22,  5:30 p.m. at Springboro Community Park Shelter.  Anyone thinking about attending the class or learning more about it is cordially invited to attend.  For additional information contact Barb Geiger.
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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 October 10.  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 class with start a new study, “The Daniel Prayer” by Anne Graham Lotz, on October 1 which will last six weeks.  Many people today find that their prayers don’t “work.” And like a broken cell phone, DVD player, or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary “clutter” in their busy lives. Anne Graham Lotz has found that while prayer does work, sometimes the “pray-ers” don’t. So she has turned to the prophet Daniel for help.

 

The Daniel Prayer is born deep within your soul, erupts through your heart, and pours out on your lips, words created by and infused with the Spirit of God quivering with spiritual electricity. It’s really not an everyday type of prayer. It’s a prayer birthed under pressure. Heartache. Grief. Desperation. It can be triggered by a sudden revelation of hope. An answer to prayer, a promise freshly received, a miracle that lies just over the horizon.  Join in a thrilling discovery of prayer that really works.  This book will help you pray effectively for your nation, for your families, and for yourself.

 

For more information on this study and the Holy Java class, please reach out to Maria Dershem (mdershem@mac.com).  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 
FAITHlab 
.  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!
 

FAITHlab 

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 
FAITHlab 
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.