Join us on Sunday for Six Unique Adult Classes
St. James offers six unique adult Sunday school classes, each attempting to enhance the spiritual growth among its members using slightly different approaches.
Open Door Room 214 8:30-9:30 am
Keystone Room 211 11:15-noon
3M Room 222 11:15-noon
See below for classes and room information.
CORE Stands for (Christians On the Road to Excellence). This young adult group will study Half Truths (A. Hamilton). This book describes simple phrases. They sound Christian – like something you might find in the Bible.
We've all heard these words. Maybe we've said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Come and join us as we explore and learn together! (Leader, Allison Fleehearty)
Light Coffee stands for Lessons In God’s Holy Trinity; Christ Offers Forgiveness Free for Everyone Everywhere. During the summer months, we will study the Animate: Practices series and will explore central topics of Christianity on a week-to-week basis.
We will continue to seek to discover new insights about the Bible and our Faith as we open the scriptures, review a DVD and discuss beliefs and ideas together in an informal setting. (Leader, Ann Wagle)
The Journey class examines current issues within the church and personal beliefs. Each member is encouraged to express their thoughts in this informally structured class.
During the summer months, we plan to study the Animate: Faith series. Together we will explore varying perspectives of our faith as we examine the Bible, view a DVD, and discuss our thoughts in a relaxed environment. (Leader, Mike Olson)
We have an important time of fellowship, sharing and caring, which we call JOYS & CONCERNS, followed by a time of study of Bible-related books and videos. This summer we will study Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruit of a Living Faith (Steve Harper).
This concise and compelling summary helps every United Methodist learn and remember the five identifiers that John Wesley set forth in The Character of a Methodist. (Leader, Lou Reik)
Keystone is a place where dialogue and
discussion are the main focus, a welcome and respectful place to think out loud. Class members who wish to, sign up and present topics for discussion. We move as quickly or as slowly as the discussion dictates. Our resources include newspapers, magazines, books of all kinds, and personal experience.
Topics have included the war, other religious/spiritual traditions, end-of-life issues, St. Paul, strategies of the impoverished or oppressed that are different from our own, women of the Bible, heaven/hell, the universe, conflict within the church and many more.
Together we study the Bible through the Standard Lesson Commentary that includes both the Old and New Testament. During June, we will consider our massive human debt to God and God’s covenant to
cover our sin-debt.
In July we will discuss our responsibilities as citizens in God’s kingdom. During August we will rejoice in the empowerment of the Spirit to help us in difficult, faith-shaking times of our lives. (Leaders, Ralph Baumann & Keith Bates)