children and youth classes
Our Discovery Kids children's Sunday school program starts at 10am and includes fun activities that are centered on the weekly scripture theme. Each week, children are given take-home resources to help spark faith conversations with their families. Our youngest children, the Seekers, are cared for each week by our staff Nursery Caregivers, Candice Harrod and Jeanne Owen, along with church volunteers. Class names and groupings are below:
Seekers (room 121): Infant - 2 yrs olds
Discoverers (room 120): 2, 3, and young 4-yr-olds
Pathfinders (room 115): older 4 & 5-yr-olds & Kindergarten
Pioneers (room 211): 1st & 2nd grades
Explorers (room 209): 3rd - 5th grades
Contact: Brian Yoder
Middle School (6th-8th Grade) - Contact: Paul Abbott
Middle School is full of changes, mentally and physically. Our class mission is to build character through the teachings of Jesus’ love. We encourage open discussions of daily experiences and how they relate to us as Christians. We participate as a class in mission projects, locally and internationally. We emphasize the love of our family and our Church family. We are one in Christ. We are the Church! We meet in room 208.
Senior High (9th-12th Grade) - Contact: Paul Abbott
We use a variety of curricula which emphasizes both Old and New Testament books of the Bible. Class lessons are taught mainly by small group discussions, videos, games, and activities. We meet in room 206B.
adult sunday school classes
Most meet in between our contemporary and traditional services from 10am—10:45am
Gordon Painter Class (room 102) – Contact: Eric Crissman
Composed of married couples and singles of various ages, we promise a warm and personal welcome. We strive to study God’s Word and learn better how to apply it to our lives. We support each other and our Church family as we share joys and sorrows in various types of fellowship. We also raise money to provide funds for various mission outreach projects. We have an annual Brunswick stew sale and several smaller projects throughout the year.
Faith Journeys Class (room 104) – Contact: J.J. Kelley
Composed of singles and married couples, we are a mission-minded group. Our Bible studies are interactive, round-table discussions. Each new member brings something new to the group.
Men’s Bible Class (room 116) – Contact: Jimmy Linens
Our class is made up of a small group of senior adult men. We use the Adult Bible Studies for lessons to study God’s Word.
T. J. Whitehead Class (room 132) – Contact: Theron Few
This class is a close and supportive group of mature couples and singles. We use the Adult Bible Series and encourage open discussion in our class. Our class is mission-minded and supports our Church in all its outreach projects. Where there is a need, we are always ready to help. We believe that we grow in our faith not only through service, but also through fellowship and fun. We take annual trips to the mountains and beach, and we hold dinners and other get-togethers. We feel that it is through study, service, support, fellowship, and fun that we truly show the love of Jesus Christ to those with whom we come in contact.
Reflections (room 114) – Contact: Lindy Halverson
Are you looking for a place to connect with other adults after the 9am worship service? Would you like to discuss what you just heard in Pastor Claire's sermon? The Reflections small group may be what you are looking for!!! Grab some refreshments from our coffee shop and join Tom & Lindy Halverson in room 114.
New Horizons Class (room 210) – Contact: Marilyn Perkey
Our class consists of singles and couples who seek to relate God's word from the Bible to daily life. We use contemporary videos and books in our lessons. We are involved in several mission projects, including monthly contributions to Allied Churches, helping needy families in our community, and The Hat and Mitten Tree in Stafford Hall at Christmas. We also sponsor two spaghetti lunches each year to raise money for scholarships awarded in the spring to college students.