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!

Easter Program—Because He Lives

On April 15 during both Sunday services, our children will present an Easter program.  Practices will be during second service on April 8 and Wednesday evening, April 11 from 6:30 to 8:00.  Please see Kim Crosen if you have any questions.

Confirmation

The confirmation class will meet on April 15 and 29 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the music room.  Mentors will join the confirmands on the 29th.

 

Adult Education Opportunities

 

Tuesday Bible Study

The Tuesday morning Bible study continues their study of  1 Peter using The Early Christian Letters for Everyone as the class book and the associated study guide, both by N.T. Wright  The Bible study will meet every Tuesday except the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 in the music room.  Beginning April 8, the class will meet in the community room at the Springboro Library.  Please bring your own coffee.

 

Cornerstone Class

The Cornerstone Class meets in the music room on Sunday mornings at 9:15. In April, Beverly Haun will lead the class discussion around the theme of “Choices.”  For more information on the class, please contact Barb Geiger.

 

Holy Java

Holy Java will  begin a new four week study of The End of Me by Kyle Idleman on April 8.  This study explores four of the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. In the first section of the book, each chapter will focus on a different paradoxical teaching of Christ. In the second half, you’ll look at real-life examples of people who have lived the upside-down life that Jesus describes. Only when you come to the end of yourself will you begin to be transformed into the whole, blessed person God made you to be.

 

The study will continue until April 29.  Please note, there will not be class on Easter Sunday, April 1.  Holy Java meets in the conference room on Sundays at 9:15.  For more information on the study and the class in general, please contact Maria Dershem.

 

Women in Faith Bible Study

The Women in Faith Bible Study continues their study of Parables from the Backside, Volume 2 by J. Ellsworth Kalas on April 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.  For information on the study, please contact Lorraine Sower.

 

 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.