We hope that you can find a place to connect with others and grow in your faith through Sunday School classes at St. James UMC.
Fall 2022 Sunday School Classes for All Ages
BIBLE STUDY, Room 307
This class studies different books of the Bible—in depth, chapter by chapter— as we seek to discover what each passage means and how it can be applied. The class is for folks of all ages.
It’s led by Aaron Sampson (email@example.com), with rotating teachers.
FAITH FOUNDATIONS, Room 306
The members of Faith Foundations enjoy topical studies that make the Scriptures relevant to life today. Our class is dynamic, accepting and open minded. It is discussion-based, allowing members these verses impact our lives, society, and the church.
Artie Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) leads the class.
GROWING TOGETHER, Room 22
Growing Together is geared toward parents of young children. Our group is flexible and topical. We choose studies that help us face the challenges of parenthood and faith development.
Spencer Letchworth (email@example.com) leads the class.
LIFE ENRICHMENT, Room 304
This class explores the meaning of daily living under God’s direction. Yearly studies include in-depth studies of at least one book from the Bible, seasoned with books and small group studies. Our group is geared primarily toward middle-aged to senior men and women.
Mike Arny (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jerry Mills (email@example.com),
and Jim Hix (firstname.lastname@example.org) co-lead the class.
LIVING WORD, Conference Room
As St. James’ newest Sunday School class, the Living Word is eager to welcome new members.
It’s led by Christian Porter (email@example.com) and is open to people of all ages and walks of life.
NEW DAWN, Parlor
New Dawn is a class of senior women who enjoy digging deeper into the Scripture passages preached on Sunday morning. We read the Scripture, look at the background and other relevant verses, and discuss how it might relate to those who lived it and how it might apply today.
It’s led by Irene Gerow (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SEEKERS, Room 311
Seekers is a diversified class in age and life experience. We support good discussion and different points of view. We love to laugh and share. We welcome all.
Lora Joyner (email@example.com) leads the class with rotating teachers.
THE STORY, Room 21
The Story formed to provide a shorter class that accommodates choir members who want to attend a class, but have to leave by 10:30 am to sing in one of our worship services.
Pastor Joyce Day (firstname.lastname@example.org) leads the class.
WOMEN ON THE WAY (WOW), Library
This group for women focuses on issues of the heart through studies that move us along on our journeys with God. Our class incorporates outside fellowship activities that help us grow in our friendships with each other as we grow in Christ!
Laura McNally (email@example.com) leads the class.
Two Sunday School classes for youth happen each Sunday from 10 to 10:50 a.m., beginning September 18.
The Middle School Sunday School Class meets in Room 308.
The High School Sunday School Class meets in Room 309.
Pastor Laura Goldenbaum-Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org) leads these classes.
Children’s Sunday School is an opportunity to grow in discipleship through education
and fellowship from 10:00-10:50 a.m. in the Children’s Wing.
We will have up to four classes, depending on the attendance needs: Pre-K, K-1, 2-3, 4-5.
Children’s Sunday School uses the Orange Curriculum which is separated into two parts:
FirstLook Preschool Curriculum, and 252 Kids K-5 Curriculum.
FirstLook is based on these basic principles:
helping children grow by understanding that God Made them, God Loves them, and that Jesus Wants To Be Their Friend Forever.
252 Kids is based on these basic principles:
helping children grow by understanding making wiser choices, building stronger relationships, and developing a deeper faith.
The first day of Sunday School for the fall is September 18.
All are welcome in Sunday School! Children are encouraged to bring friends to join in on the discipleship fun.
We are always looking for extra support and hands to teach Sunday School,
whether you can help once a month or want to help each Sunday,
whether you want to lead, be an extra hand, or prep the supplies—we have a place for you on our team.
Emleigh Appel (email@example.com) leads these classes.