Sunday School

There are so many ways to learn at NRUMC, and Sunday School is unique in that it offers an opportunity to be in community with those that may not attend our Studies & Small Groups that meet in the evenings.

 

There are many adult groups meeting in a mix of online formats and socially distanced meetings outside when possible.  If would like to see how other Sunday Schools are meeting during this time, reach out to the contact listed with each class.

Nursery

Nursery Care is provided during all worship services for all children age 3 and under.

Children’s Sunday School

Offered during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School hour for children ages 4 years-5th Grade. “E” classrooms are in the Education Building, and “Y” classrooms are located in the Youth Center.

  • E3 – Pre-K – Kindergarten
  • Y4 – 1st – 2nd Grade
  • Y3 – 3rd – 5th Grade

For more information about Sunday School for children, please email Gretchen Shea or call her at 919.847.1536 x103.

Youth Sunday School

For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

—Psalm 117: 2

  • Middle School (6-8th Grade): Youth Center, Main Room
  • High School (9-12th Grade): Youth Center, Room Y1

If you have any questions, email Jen Haselden or call her at 919-847-1536 ext. 113.

Adults

We offer adult Sunday School classes during our 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning worship hours. Please feel free to visit any or all of our classes. Adults of any age are welcome to attend any class. Each of our Sunday School classes participates in local, regional, and international missions. If you have any questions, please email Elizabeth Lebria.

9:45 a.m.

CrossWalk

Room E25 (Education building upstairs)
Contacts: Blase Kusterle

CrossWalk (formerly Connect) is a class for adults in their mid-30s to mid-50s who want to study the Bible and grow in their faith. We typically study one book of the Bible at a time, but also use resources from Cokesbury or studies recommended by the pastoral team.
 

Fellowship

Room S2 (Main building downstairs)
Contacts: Frances Kunstling, Pat Kosak, Erv Thompson

The Fellowship class, comprised of older adults, is a member-led class that focuses on in-depth studies in the Old and New Testaments. Our “family” orientation encourages support of each other in good and difficult times, while enjoying quarterly socials and funding mission activities during the year. Upcoming and previous studies include: Crash Test Dummies: Surprising Lessons from the Book of Judges (Talbot Davis), Creed: What Christians Believe and Why (Adam Hamilton), Top United Methodists Beliefs (Don Adams), The Shadow of Doubt: Confronting Challenges to Faith (Talbot Davis), Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet (Adam Hamilton), Seven Letters to Seven Churches (Douglas Connelly), God Unbound: Wisdom from Galations for the Anxious Church (Elaine Heath).
 

Good News Ambassadors

Virtual | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Contacts: GG Dexter, John Dickson

The Good News Ambassadors class typically engage in short-term book studies (6-12 weeks) on Bible- based topics.

 

Goodwill

Room S1 (Main building downstairs)
Contact: Martha Biggio

The Goodwill class is comprised of senior adults who support each other as family in both difficult and good times. We follow the Adult International Bible Studies quarterly curriculum, and our teaching is led by volunteer members each Sunday. We are currently meeting via Zoom, and welcome everyone to join us in our nourney to better understand the teachings of Jesus.

 

New Friendship

Room S3 (Main building downstairs)
Contact: Dave Houser

New Friendship is a warm, friendly, smaller or cozier group that is comprised of adults seeking fellowship with Christ. Studies in the past have included 40 Days of Decrease (Alicia Britt Chole), The Essential Guide to Deliverance (Larry Richards), Facing Your Giants (Max Lucado), and Digital Disciple (Adam Thomas). Members rotate the facilitating of the lesson. Mission involvement includes Family Promise, Habitat for Humanity, and 1st Wednesday fellowship dinners.

 

The Quad

Room E23 (Education building upstairs)
Contact: Christi Mallasch 

The Quad launches September 8th at 9:45 a.m. This no-prep discussion based group is open to adults of all ages as we explore relevant modern issues through the lens of the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral”: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experience. Whether you are new to the Quadrilateral or have been using it for years–all are welcome.

 

Seekers

Room E21 (Education building upstairs)
Contact: Cindy Holeman

The Seekers class is a fun-loving group of adult couples (kids from elementary to college) and singles that have a close bond with each other and provide support in good and difficult times. We chose the name “Seekers” as we are always seeking to learn more about God and to continue growing in the faith. Studies, led by rotating members, include books of the Bible, Word, seasonal studies, and current topics. Our upcoming studies include: Book of Genesis, Great Characters of the Bible, Advent study, and Separation of Church & State. The group “seeks” mission opportunities and is currently involved with Backpack Ministry, Helen Wright, Family Promise, Angel Tree, UMM/UMW and have been regulars at First Wednesday Fellowship Dinners.

 

Sonrise

Room S4 (Main building downstairs)
Contact: Ruby Rosbach

The Sonrise class is very mission focused with involvement with CSI, Prison Ministry, Sunrise Assisted Living, Backpack Ministry, Family Promise, ZOE Ministry, Heifer Project Ministry, and NRUMC Youth. Future studies are undecided currently but included God is in the Manger (Dietrich Bonhoeffer). The class is Bible-centered and enjoys lively discussion.

 

The Well

Virtual/Room E24 (Education building upstairs)
Contacts: Michael Laird, Vicki Cilley, Mark Marley, Andy Thompson, Buddy Bounds

The Well Class is an adult class of singles and couples of all ages. We are diverse in age, professions, ideas and where we are in our journey with Christ. The Well Class is not only a small group within our church; we are a family that cares for each other’s well-being. Our class time consists of prayer, sharing, study, and lively discussion of biblically-based lessons led by various members who provide robust discussions and much humor. We love to laugh! Outside of class we have various social gatherings, including an annual Christmas event that raises funds for local missions. We have participated in mission activities such as Habitat for Humanity, Family Promise, UMM/UMW, 1st Wednesday Night Dinners, Food Bank, Back Pack Buddies, and families in need.  We will begin to meet in person beginning Sept. 5th, 2021in E24 as well as virtually on Zoom.  Contact one of the leaders above for additional information.

 

11:00

Reflections

Room S1 (Main building downstairs)
Contact: Barbara Bays

The Reflections class is open to all adults. Our purpose is to learn from God’s Word how to live out our lives through understanding God’s ways and purposes through examination of Scripture and Bible studies. Previous studies include Longing to Pray (J. Ellsworth Kalas).

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