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SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR ALL AGES!

CHILDREN

Children's Sunday School classes are available for preschoolers through 5th grade at 11 a.m. Childcare is available for under Kindergarten age during the 9:30 services. Children are grouped by age/grade level determined by their age as of September 1st. Sunday school is a time for the children of Duluth First UMC to learn along with their friends about God and His Word through stories, activities, songs, games and fellowship using United Methodist curriculum.

The Children’s Sunday School Ministry is always looking for volunteers, so come be a part of this amazing team! If you have any questions or would like to become involved, please contact Leslie Yokeley by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 138.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR YOUTH

Sunday school classes are available for 6th through 12th grade students at 11:00 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR ADULTS

9:30 a.m. Classes

  • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CLASS aspires to diversity of age, gender and ethnicity. The class is grounded in scripture and the Wesley tradition. We seek a deeper meaning for the Christian life in the modern world, as well as striving for a better understanding of scripture and tradition in the Methodist Church specifically and Christianity generally. We invite all seekers to join our quest for a deeper understanding and experience of God’s kingdom. The Christian Fellowship Class meets in rooms F-204/205 on the second floor of the Family Life Center.
  • DUFFEY CLASS chooses its study material according to the needs of the class members with a focus on Biblical study. An opportunity for fellowship is offered outside the Sunday School hour on a monthly basis.The Duffey Class meets in room E-134 on the E-Wing.
  • EXPLORERS' CLASS includes ages 50+. Biblical study and contemporary issues are discussed. The class participates in missions throughout the year. Great fellowship opportunities are available through quarterly socials. The Explorers Class meets in room F-148 on the first floor of the Family Life Center.
  • INQUIRER'S CLASS is a short-term 6-week information class that is offered twice a year. Attendees learn about the history of Duluth First UMC, United Methodist beliefs, and opportunities for involvement and service at Duluth First UMC. Dates for this class are announced in The Sunday Supplement. When in session, the Inquirer’s Class meets in room E-132 on the E-Wing.
  • LADIES' BIBLE CLASS is a lecture discussion group based on the International Lesson Series. The class is made up of those who continue to seek to follow Christ in their “golden” years. The Ladies’ Bible Class meets in room E-138 on the E-Wing.
  • S.O.S. - SINGLE ON SUNDAY CLASS, for ages 40 and up, is for those who are unmarried or married attending Sunday School without a spouse. Lessons, straight from scripture, are appropriate for the beginner as well as more advanced students of the Bible. Social gatherings and class projects build friendship, support, service and worship. The S.O.S. Class meets in room F-150 on the first floor of the Family Life Center.
  • WEST CLASS is for adults of all ages and focuses on Bible study, Christian fellowship and friendship in a discussion format. Class members participate in regular socials and mission projects while striving to encourage each other in the Christian discipleship. Lesson topics and styles vary with the needs and interests of the class but always include a focus on sharing and discussion. The West Class meets in room F-151 on the first floor of the Family Life Center.
  • 11:00 a.m. Classes

  • AGAPE CLASS is for adults - single, married, and married with children - in the ages 20's and 30's. The focus on Bible study and family social time. The Agape Class meets in room F-151, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center.
  • BARNES CLASS (adults from late 40’s to 60’s) is a discussion group that concentrates on the discipleship of parents and families. Biblical study and contemporary topics are discussed. An annual retreat, plus social activities for couple and families, are part of the activities of this class. The Barnes Class meets in rooms F-206/207 on the second floor of the Family Life Center.
  • FORUM CLASS includes energetic couples and singles engaged in discussion, study, prayer, mutual sharing, celebration and service to others as they seek to follow Christ in their daily lives. The Forum Class meets in rooms F-204/205 on the second floor of the Family Life Center.
  • HOMEBUILDERS CLASS includes couples in their 30’s and 40’s with or without children. Discusssion topics include Bible study and contemporary issues, including issues related to fostering Christ-centered relationships with our spouses and children. This class offers many social and missions related events. The Homebuilders Class meets in room F-150 on the first floor of the Family Life Center.
  • STEADHAM CLASS is for older adults, married or single. A team of teachers, who are class members, uses Adult Bible Studies and other Methodist material for lecture presentations. This large class participates in monthly socials, sanctuary stewardship, care ministry, and other church activities such as keeping the Welcome table, giving Thanksgiving baskets, and once-a-month cooking the Wednesday night supper. The Steadham Class meets in rooms E-134/136 on the E-Wing.
  • WESLEY CLASS includes adult singles and couples of all ages who love to study God's word. Class time is filled with support, laughter, sharing and rich discussion. The Wesley Class meets in room F-150 on the first floor of the Family Life Center.
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