Sunday School Classes & Small Group Studies

Sunday School Classes

Sunday School classes meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

Character Builders | 50+
Fun Loving Friends!
Christian Life Center – 1st Floor
Nancy Russell:

Discovery | late 20’s-40’s
New Church Members and visitors
Christian Life Center – 1st floor – Room 159
Emily Coe:

Fellowship | late 20’s-50’s
Diverse Ages and Denominational backgrounds
Administration Bldg. 2nd Floor – Room 211
Shirley Fagan:

Friendship | 60+
Established in 1959
Christian Life Center – 2nd Floor – Room 250
Tom Fox

Joy | Adult Women
Currently studying: Thrive: Living in Real Joy
Offering a warm, supportive environment where women can bond as sisters-in-Christ while growing in their knowledge and understanding of God’s word.
Women’s Study Room- Administration Bldg. 2nd Floor
Mary Morton:; or Ann Thorn:

New Beginnings | late 30’s-50’s
Socializing starts at 9:45am – Studying begins at 10:00am
Christian Life Center – 2nd Floor – Room 254
Craig Fulton:

New Horizons | 50+
Open Minded Baby Boomers
Christian Life Center – 2nd Floor – Room 251
Skip Pennington:

Open Door | 40+
Always ‘Open’
Christian Life Center – 2nd Floor – Room 263
Contact the Church Office 205-655-3259

Outreach | 50+
Diverse Marital Status
Christian Life Center – 2nd Floor – Room 253
Jan Bladon:

Pioneer | late 50’s – 70’s+
One of FUMCT’s largest classes
Christian Life Center – 2nd Floor – Room 258
Sybil Barber:

Scripture in Community | Adults
Now studying: Deuteronomy: These Are The Words
Our Bible was written to be read in community and in whole. We gather for reading, discussion, meditation, and prayer, as the spirit leads. Bring your Bible, or borrow one of ours.
Christian Life Center – 1st Floor Training Room
Joey Butler:

Seekers | late 20’s-40+
Bring your iPads and iPhones for DIGITAL Study
Christian Life Center – 2nd Floor – Room 259
Jesse Adkinson:

Small Groups/Bible Studies

Various small groups and bible studies that meet during the week.

Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White – New Bible study starting August 27th.
The Discovery Class would like to invite you to join us for an Adam Hamilton study, “Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White – Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics”. It will be a 10-week journey using his book, but the book is not required to participate. We will have handouts available.
Not everything is black or white, left or right. There is a gray area that we want to discuss and explore with Hamilton. We will also be including some material from “Half Truths” by Hamilton. Join us in the Discovery Class room on the 1st floor of the CLC near the restrooms by Grace Vision.
Questions: contact Annie Mayhew at

Wednesday Night Bible Study- Facilitated by Bill Etheridge
4:00 PM AND 6:00 PM
THE A.D. EXPERIENCE ~~ Begins September 27
A study on the book of Acts, using the TV Mini-series “A.D.” and the Bible’s book of Acts

Lesson 1: Hope for a New Beginning – September 27
Lesson 2: Wait for It – October 11
Lesson 3: Pentecost Power – October 18
Lesson 4: What Matters Most – October 25
Lesson 5: A Bigger Picture
Lesson 6: Scattered Seeds
Lesson 7: A Wider Circle
Lesson 8: Respond to God
Lesson 9: Let It Go
Lesson 10: Life Moments
Lesson 11: Credit the Source
Lesson 12: Unstoppable

Women’s Bible Studies

New Fall Bible Study:
1 Peter – A Living Hope in Christ – by Jen Wilkin
Dates: September 14th through November 9th
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Where: Women’s Ministry Room
Contact: Freda Shirah at

Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.

Participant books can be purchased at Lifeway on online at