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 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.

Student Breakfast Club (Youth Sunday School)

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

—Psalm 117: 2

  • Grades 6-12- 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Youth Center Main Room

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


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 Carly Spears.

9:45 a.m.

The Quad

Room E26 (Education building upstairs)
Contacts: Christi Mallasch

The Quad Sunday School is an adult class meant for adults of any age that enjoy discussing how to live a Christian lifestyle, reflect on current events, and dive into the meaning of Scripture . It is a “come as you are” class and you are welcome to pop in anytime. The name comes from our founder, John Wesley, and his ideas about how to wrestle with a Scripture or topic. Wesley’s “Quadrilateral” is formed by thinking through reason, experience, tradition, and Scripture. We meet in E 26 (second floor of the education building) at 9:45.


Family Sunday School

Room Y1 (Youth Building)
Contacts: Richard and Veda Bynum

This class will study the lectionary readings (Old and New Testament readings for the week) using Disciplines, a resource from The Upper Room. Join Veda and Richard Bynum in room Y1 from 9:50-10:40 on Sunday mornings. 



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.


Room S2 (Main building downstairs)
Contacts: Frances & Ted KunstlingPat KosakErv Thompson

The Fellowship Class (originally the Young Adult Class) is one of the longest existing classes at North Raleigh UMC While our members are not so young anymore, new members are always welcome. Our studies, chosen and led by class members, focus on Old and New Testaments as well as other topics important to our Christian journeys.  In addition to Advent and Lenten studies, books selected for 2022-23 include: Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John by Matt Rawle; New Testament Stories from the Back Side by J. Ellsworth Kalas; I Corinthians by Jaime Clark-Soles; All Creation Sings by J. Ellsworth Kalas; Psalm 23 by David Roper; Called: Hearing and Responding to God’s Voice by Susan Robb; What’s So Amazing About Grace? By Philip Yancy

 Since the pandemic, we have been meeting in a hybrid in-person / Zoom format with usually about 30 participants. Our members have formed close, mutually supporting friendships over the years, and we hope to soon resume quarterly social events. The class collects offerings on a quarterly basis to support a variety of mission activities.


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.



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 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

The New Friendship class is a warm, friendly group that is comprised of adults seeking fellowship with Christ. Members rotate the facilitation of lessons based on Bible studies, spiritual incite and topical subjects. We meet each Sunday in room S3 at 9:45 am and welcome new members with open arms. We usually have one or two social events every year.


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

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.   Contact one of the leaders above for additional information.




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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