|Christ United Methodist Church has
many active Sunday School classes. They meet between the two church
services on Sunday morning.
4 years –
4th grade -Our
Sunday School begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 10:30 AM. We are
currently using the Rotation Model for our program. The central
ideas for this program are: Concepts need to be taught several times
and through several different methods for real learning to occur.
Volunteer teachers are more effective when they can repeat and
improve their lesson rather than prepare new material each week.
Our program focuses for several weeks on a single biblical story
using a number of lab-style workshops: computer, movie theater, art,
games, cooking, puppets, drama, sewing etc… The students rotate each
week from workshop to workshop. This method allows children to have
more fun while learning and they are retaining more about the Bible.
Check-In and Pick-Up Procedures
We do require that parents with children from 4 years to second
grade accompany their children to the classroom. We will also expect
the same person dropping off your child to pick up your child,
unless stated otherwise at check-in.
5th- 6th grades
This upper elementary group also meets at 9:30 AM and uses age
appropriate curriculum that delivers engaging, Biblically rich
- This class was founded in 1982 with a nucleus of four, which grew
to six and then to ten and the numbers kept growing until in 1998,
the class split into two groups. We are a mixed group - men, women,
married, single, parents, non-parents with a common cornerstone in
Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to study and grow spiritually from
Bible based lessons so that we are empowered by His Holy Spirit to
reach out to whoever God puts into our lives and to go where He
directs our paths. We meet socially each month to enjoy each other's
fellowship and learn from each other in a less formal setting.
- This class was formed in 1956 when the
Goodwill Class became so large Rev. Coleman suggested couples over
the age of 35 should form a new class called the Albright. Four of
the original members are still in the class. The ages run from 65
and up . There are currently 21 members and anyone interested in
studying the Bible is welcome.
Ambassadors' Class - A
Women's class that has been in existence since around 1940. Evelyn
Burchfield has been the teacher for the past 34 years. There are
currently 20 members on the active roll and 5 on the honorary roll.
The average age of the members is 78. Anyone 59 or over is welcome
to join the class. A "Spring Dinner" in May and a "Christmas Dinner"
in December are enjoyed by the class. If you are looking for an
excellent teacher and a friendly group of ladies, give this class a
Class - This is one of the
older classes of the church. The ages run from 70 and up. There are
currently 16 members, mostly singles with 4 couples. Four women
teachers take turn on a one month rotation. A monthly meeting is
held the second Monday of March through October at 5:00 PM at Kings
Gateway Class -
This class is comprised of both singles and couples in their
twenties, thirties, forties and fifties. Age is not the common
denominator, but rather a commitment to study with the Bible as the
central source. Class members are active and volunteer in
various capacities in the church. Past class lessons have included
studies on spiritual gifts, worship, Bruce Wilkinson's The Prayer
of Jabez, Rick Warren's Purpose-Driven Life, Life
Lessons with Max Lucado: The Book of John, and mini-studies on
various topics. The class is presently mid-way through a study on
the main characters of the Bible. Members get together occasionally
for social events such as holiday parties, game nights, retreats,
and other activities. Visitors are always welcome.
- This class was formed in 1950.
Membership is attained by simply stating a desire to do so. Visitors
are always welcome. Members of the class serve as teachers on a
rotating basis. Class members are active throughout the entire
church program with members serving as teachers and officers in
various departments. Each Sunday a portion of the offering is placed
in the class treasury for special Christian outreach projects
throughout the year. The Mentor Center, DDH Housing, ASP and Seneca
Hills Bible Camp are among the numerous Christian outreach projects
of the class. The class meets monthly to conduct the business and
enjoy Christian fellowship. Annually, a weekend retreat is planned
and attended by interested members of the class, usually at Olmstead
Class - This class meets in the church library and is
comprised of singles and couples of all ages. Class members are
given an opportunity to discuss and/or suggest class study material.
They also assist with church meals and other church related events.
Social events are scheduled throughout the year. "Our door is always
open - all are welcome!"