Back to Sunday School 2018!
A new season of Sunday School starts back on September 9! Read all about the great new offerings for every age below!
The Pastor’s Study
Our Pastor’s Study has been a wonderful outlet for fellowship, study, and the opportunity to come to know fellow St. John’s folks more deeply. Beginning September 9, we are privileged to have with us, Michael Turner, professor and director of the Methodist House of Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary. For the balance of the month, Michael will help us take an ever deeper dive into the history of The United Methodist Church, and how the Church has struggled with serious issues of the past.
The series is called “'No Holiness but Social Holiness': How Methodism’s past can inform its future.”
- September 9 - The Poor and the People Called Methodists
- September 16 - That ‘Execrable Sum of All Villainies’: Slavery and the Methodists
- September 23 - Preachers, Prophetesses, and Providers: Women, Gender Inequality, and the Methodist Tradition
- September 30 - Human Sexuality and the Methodist Tradition
For this Sunday, September 2, Johnny will conclude our brief survey of United Methodist History. Beginning this week, our study moves from the Room Outside the Chapel, to Room 307 on the top floor of the Education Building. Signs will point the way and people who prefer the elevator will discover the room is easy to find.
A longstanding small group within the St. John’s community, The Covenant Class is an adult Bible study led by a stellar rotation of great minds leading the class each week. Linda Douty-Mischke kicks us off on Sept. 9. Covenant meets in Room 205.
We’re going to be exploring the Bible in a fun and creative way. From the creation of the universe, to the foundation of the church in Acts, and everything in between. This should really spark some creativity in our youth, with drawing and creative writing exercises that everyone is sure to love. I can’t wait to hear the story! The youth meet in Room 309.
Children's Sunday School resumes on Sept. 9 at 9:30am. We'll gather in room 300 (the room above the choir room) at 9:30 each week for music before splitting up to go to our classrooms.
Children ages 3 through 2nd grade will continue the Deep Blue curriculum we started last year, which help kids discover key Bible stories through fun activities, as well as how kids can be in mission with other children around the world. Our 3rd through 5th graders will be following An Illustrated Compassion, which uses art and service projects to discover how God can lead us to live with love and compassion.