May 6, 2016

Sunday School Classes

Sunday School Classes:

Classes Meet Each 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.

Wednesday Night Bible Study- Facilitated by Bill Etheridge

4:00 p.m.-Character Builders Classroom or 6:00 p.m.-Pioneer Classroom

“Deeper Connections”

Prayer was the backbone of Jesus’ life and ministry. From his baptism to his crucifixion, the Gospels portray Jesus as a man of prayer who knew and deeply valued intimate communion with his heavenly Father. What can we learn from the prayers he prayed?  6 video sessions featuring 6 different Bible teachers and a series host: each session includes an introduction filmed in Israel and three video teaching segments, (for a total of approximately 26 minutes of video per session.)

The Prayers of Jesus

Session 1 Watch and Pray – Oct. 18
Jesus’ Model Prayer Life
(Mark 1:32-39; 9:9-29; 14:32-42)
Dr. David Ga

Session 2 Our God Listens – Nov. 1
The Persistent Widow
(Luke 18:1-8)
Dr. Mark Strauss

Session 3 Joining in Jesus’ Prayer – Nov. 8
The Lord’s Prayer
(Matthew 6:9-13)
Dr. Michael Wilkins

Session 4 Praying to a Good God – Nov. 15
The Friend at Midnight
(Luke 11:5-13)
Dr. Ben Witherington III

Session 5 Praying with Purpose  – Nov. 29
Jesus’ Final Prayer
(John 17)
Dr. Gary Burge

Session 6 A Friend in High Places – Dec. 6
Faith, Prayer, and Answers
(John 14:13-14)
Dr. Matt Williams

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