ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION CLASSES

Come As You Are

Not Currently Gathering

We are a group (most with elementary age children) who are seeking a weekly connection to support one another, join in social or missions activities outside of class, and grow our faith. Because life can be irregular at this stage, we have chosen not to have homework preparation for Sundays. We hope to be meeting again as soon as we are able to meet in person.

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

Celebration Class

Virtually Meeting • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings

 

The Celebration Class includes both adult singles and couples. Our study is member-led and discussion-based. We focus on developing, supporting, growing, and living our Christian faith in today’s world with an emphasis on fellowship, stewardship, prayer, and missions. We send out a weekly e-newsletter containing class news, lesson notes, mission opportunities, prayer requests, and celebrations to help us stay connected through the week. All are welcomed. Come join us!

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

Chapel Class

Chapel • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings

 

The Chapel Class welcomes anyone who would like to join us for Sunday School whether in person in the Chapel, starting Sunday, August 22, or by zoom either with a phone or computer. If you'd like to participate by zoom, for further information please contact Judson Davis or Rev. Bret Cogan.

 

We have several people who take turns teaching the class. Their topics for the coming year are:

  • Jerry Warren - Acts and Romans, Paul's Letters

  • Ken Carlson - Who is Jesus? Part 1 - Early Christian Doctrine and Heresies

  • Part 2 - Councils of Nicea and Constantinople

  • Lois Davis - The wit and wisdom of John Wesley Clay, former Centenary Sunday School Teacher

  • Roland Barnhardt - Various inspirational writings useful in our daily meditations and faith journeys as Christians

The Common Cup

Virtually Meeting • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings

 

The Common Cup class is a relaxed group of adults of varied ages and backgrounds. We seek studies that help us develop our faith, as well as, help us discern and explore God’s path for our lives. We also enjoy fellowship and service outside of our class schedule. We’d love for you to join us!

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

Forum I Class

Not Currently Gathering

 

Forum I is a class of couples and singles with ages ranging from young adult to senior citizens. Our members take turns leading class discussions based on texts ranging from Bible interpretations to understanding religious and social issues. We read the lesson, or about our topic prior to the class and then encourage everyone to contribute to the discussions. We are always looking for new people to join us! We hope to be meeting again as soon as we are able to meet in person.

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

Mark Bible Study

Not Currently Gathering

 

We are a class of middle to older adults who enjoy studying the Bible one book at a time to deepen our understanding and grow spiritually in a continued commitment to Jesus Christ. Our members read from various translations and use commentaries to study the Bible, then we share what we have discovered in a lively discussion. If you are interested in a bible study based class come join us! We hope to be meeting again as soon as we are able to meet in person.

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

Mission Possible

Virtually Meeting • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings

 

We are a group of 40-60 year-olds, married and single, mostly with children who enjoy a discussion-based class. Our focus is usually based upon current events and at times vary from week to week. Our desire is to bring the Bible and our faith into real-life experiences. We encourage one another to be involved in mission work and we have worked with Samaritan Inn, Potter’s House, UMAR, Open Arms Ministry, Haitian Outreach Ministries, and other great ministries. There is always room for more, come check us out!

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

Parents of Teens

Virtually Meeting • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings

 

If you are a parent of a teenager you need all the help you can get and a community to share the journey.  Join us as we look at resources and explore ideas on how our faith and parenting coincide. Bring your cup of coffee as we come together as a community of parents to support one another and share ideas and experiences in a safe environment.  Currently, we are using Max Lucado’s book “God Will Use this for Good” as we seek to navigate these times for ourselves and our families.  There is always room for more!  We hope to see you on Sunday.

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

Sycamore Tree

Virtually Meeting • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings

 

We are a class of couples and singles in the 60+ range who study books that reflect issues concerning religion, faith, and social/moral concerns. We use books of varying viewpoints by a wide range of authors. Visitors are always welcome, and we encourage the respectful expression of all views and opinions. Class members read weekly material beforehand (usually a chapter at a time) and share in the Sunday discussion. We carry out various service projects as the need arises throughout the year and we have occasional social gatherings. Come join us!

We will continue to meet only by Zoom for at least a few more weeks, depending on the COVID situation. Whenever we begin to meet in person, we will hold hybrid sessions.

We begin our next book on August 15:

Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe by Richard Rohr

 

After that, we will read

Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament by Brent A. Strawn. 

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

Whitfield/Foundations Class

Virtually Meeting • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings

 

Our ages range from 60’s to 80’s. We tend to study more liberal books on Christianity, to enhance our Bible study. Each member reads the materials prior to class. Generally, we have a facilitator and discussion is our primary focus. We financially support several missions inside and outside the church. Come join us!

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

Young Adults Class

Not Currently Gathering

 

We are a group of vibrant young adult couples and singles with varying backgrounds and ages ranging from the early 20s to late 30s. Class members participate in thought-provoking discussions over coffee in a relaxed and inclusive environment. Our fellowship extends beyond the church walls as we love to participate in community service and quarterly social gatherings. Please visit and grow with us on our spiritual journey! We hope to be meeting again as soon as we are able to meet in person.

 

For more information or to join this class contact Rev. Bret Cogan.