CHILDREN AND YOUTH
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
We are pleased to offer a variety of adult Sunday School classes, where we connect to learn, serve, and socialize together. Please join us at 9:45AM each Sunday.
BRIAN MOODY CLASS
Alpha means beginning. Members of this class are beginning new life experiences, new relationships, new families. This group includes those married and single, those with children and those without. They offer a home for young adults, college-age to late 40's. They meet and using the Christian Lectionary, engage and relate biblical studies to current topics and relevancy in today's world. They also participate in a variety of outreach/help projects such as Habitat For Humanity, Seeds of Hope and Water Mission International. A casual atmosphere complete with laughter, you can find them meeting in Room 211.
Made up of singles and married couples, this class' age range is 30's to 50's. Married couples have children from newborn to college-age. They enjoy Bible-based lessons each week as well as a monthly mission project or social event. They spend time together actively participating in the many ministries of JWUMC, in service and in fellowship. You are invited to become a part of this dynamic group of adults as they seek to live out their faith and the teachings of Jesus. They meet in Room 217/219.
The Thackston Class consists of mostly married couples ages ranging from mid-40's to almost 60. They are married, single, with children and without. A team of class members serves as teachers utilizing Biblically-based lessons to inform contemporary issues and daily life. They feature a casual atmosphere and enjoy lively discussions. They stay busy planning social events for the entire family and coordinating various outreach fundraisers and actively participate in the ongoing ministries of JWUMC . Find them, with welcoming arms, meeting in Room 201.
CHI RHO CLASS
The name Chi Rho is the Christian monogram and symbol formed from the first two letters (X and P) of the Greek word for Christ—called also Christogram. The Chi Rho Class has been around for 35+ years. Members range in age from 55-70. They have a weekly attendance of 40-50 members, giving newcomers an opportunity to engage many new faces. Gifted members volunteer to teach on a rotating basis. Chi Rho Class enjoys a monthly social and sometimes gathers for special projects and service/ fundraising events. Favorite social events for this class are kayak trips, oyster roasts, and the annual Christmas social. A diverse group who form a Christian family and strongly support each other and JWUMC, this class welcomes visitors to come and see for themselves! They meet in Room 209.
RED WILLIAMS CLASS
Members of Red Williams boasts that the little children in their families are all ‘grands.’ Membership includes couples and singles, and new members are always welcome. Weekly Bible-based lessons are from the Adult Bible Series, published by Cokesbury Publishing and are taught by dedicated members of the class. Members participate in many of the church-wide ministries and mission projects available at JW as well as monthly social event/parties. Not only do they support JW; they have fun doing so! Lively, vibrant, go-go Senior Citizens make up this group staying in close, prayerful touch with each other via internet and social media. Please join them for caring fellowship and peer-led lessons vital for spiritual formation. Their credo is "On Christ the solid rock we stand, all other ground is sinking sand." Meet them each Sunday in the Parlor, Room 125.
WESLEY ALTMAN FELLOWSHIP CLASS
This class is comprised of the older Senior Adult population of JW. They include charter members and those who joined John Wesley in the early years of its formation. Wesley Altman is a small class actively engaged and supportive of the worship and ministries of the church. Their history is rich, beginning as a Young Adult Class, they have fulfilled the leadership roles of the past and now empower and support the growth of JW's future. Many have raised their families in this congregation and have watched the continuation of the generations of JW members. Because of their rich history, knowledge and faithfulness over the years, they are celebrated as mentors and role models. They are vibrant and "young at heart". A group of gifted adult teachers lead the class on a rotating basis. They are a loving, caring, and fun-loving group who welcome all who want to join them. They meet in Room 109.
This class of Senior Adults (ages 60-80) are the builders of JW; they are couples and singles meeting to grow in faith and support one another. Weekly Sunday school lessons rely heavily on the Bible-based International Lesson Series. Emphasis is placed on faith formation and Christian outreach to local selected charity organizations and to individuals and families often overlooked by other benevolent groups. Each month they gather over a meal for a business/social meeting. They meet in Room 203.