Adult Sunday School (9:45 AM)

 

Parents of Children and Youth (Room 303, Adult Wing) Contact: Mandy and Steve Lloyd, mandylloyd.cdci@gmail.com.

All parents of children and youth are invited to join this discussion based class.  Parenting is one of the hardest jobs, but it is also the only job we don’t receive any formal training!  Parenting can simultaneously be the most rewarding and the most exhausting part of our life.  If you’d like to connect with other parents and grow in your faith journey, please join us!  Our curriculum is a mix between bible study and discussions around parenting children and youth. Join us as we tackle what that means, and how to support and encourage one another in Christian love. Join us this fall for a study by Philip Yancey, “What’s So Amazing About Grace?”

 

Re-Discovery Class (Room 302, Adult Wing) Contact: Rev. Judy Hall, jhall63795@cox.net

This is an exciting and stimulating class for adults of all ages who are seeking to expand their faith at the edges. This is a questioning and questing group of individuals and couples who enjoy in-depth discussions of a variety of topics.  This fall, the class will begin a study on “Wonder, Love and Praise,” about the vision and purpose of the Church.  **This class will begin Sunday, September 17th.

 

Apostles and Other Folks (Room 304, Adult Wing) – Contact: Sandy Plate, sdplate@verizon.net

This class is made up of adults who have rich fellowship and lively discussion around a variety of books.  Each Sunday’s lesson stands alone, so if you have to miss a class, just join us the following week.  Everyone is welcome.

 

Growing in Faith (Room 305, Adult Wing) – Contact: Annabelle Linden, valinden@verizon.net

This class welcomes adults that are interested in exploring books such as Rev. Adam Hamilton’s Confronting the Controversies, our present study.  This book takes us thru many issues that are important today such as Separation of church and State, Evolution, Death Penalty, Prayer in Schools, etc., and includes a DVD that is helpful for our Biblical understanding.
Howard Steele is our teacher and has had lots of experience guiding us in learning more about our Bible.  Come and join us in Room 305 during the Sunday School hour for fellowship and learning in a friendly atmosphere.

 

Contemporary Issues (Room 306, Adult Wing) – Contact: Bob Hull, colbob1956@verizon.net

This class uses “The Wired Word,” a weekly email which shapes each week’s discussion around topics which are in the news during that week.  The class seeks to answer the question, “What is our Christian response to what is going on in the world?”

 

Hands Helping Humanity (Room 301, Adult Wing) – Contact: Ruth Ann Harrold, ruth.ann.harrold@cox.net

Each Sunday this group gathers at 9:45 for fellowship and to knit hats, scarves, and sweaters for those in need in Appalachia and Northern Virginia. All levels of knitters are welcome.  Moreover, if you don’t know how to knit, they’d be happy to teach you.

 

Women of Faith Café (Wright Parlor, Information Hallway) – Contact: Annette Landers, landers.family@verizon.net

This group of adult women, aging in range from 30 -65 years of age, meets weekly and discusses various topics.  Class is very informal and the regulars who attend have become a strong support group to each other.   If you are not sure where to go during the 9:45 Sunday School hour, DROP IN and meet this friendly group of ladies.

 

Sunday PM

The Path: A Class for Newcomers

Sunday evenings 5-7 PM, Room 302

(*from October 1st-November 5th)

Led by Grace Han, ghan@stmatthewsumc.org

For new members and newcomers, this is a class that delves deeper into what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  We will study “A Disciple’s Path,” a study that answers Jesus’ call to follow him, with all that we are.  This is a 6 week class starting Sunday, October 1st, from 5-7 PM.  A delicious homemade dinner will be provided each week and childcare will be available.

You can sign up here.

 

During the WEEK

 

Monday Night Small Group

Monday evenings 7-9 PM, Room 302

Led by Todd Creekman (ccreekman@verizon.net) and Mike McEntire (michael.b.mcentire@gmail.com)

We are an on-going Bible Study class, and we welcome new members to join us. This fall, we will study Adam Hamilton’s “John—The Gospel of Light and Life.” Newcomers are welcome to join! **First class will begin October 9th.

 

Disciple I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Tuesdays starting September 2017 from 7-9:30 PM, Room 306

Led by: Anne Hough, eaehough@gmail.com

This is a 34-week intensive study of the Old and New Testaments, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God.  DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible.   This class is currently full.

 

Friday Morning Prayer/Worship

Friday mornings at 6:30-7 AM in the chapel

(*on-going)

Led by: Grace Han, ghan@stmatthewsumc.org

Start of the morning by bringing your prayers and yourselves to God. No prior experience required, all are welcome to join us.