Church School

Milestones & Confirmation

Our elementary-age children begin Milestones classes Sunday, Jan. 7, in the Corl Building. See details here.

Our eighth-grade Confirmation Class also begins Jan. 7 in Memorial 304.

Parents of older elementary children and/or Confirmands have a special, pastor-led class in Memorial 300 (more information below).

Church School classes for all ages begin at 9:30 am throughout the church campus each Sunday.

Preschool classes meet on the ground floor of Mullin Life Center. Elementary age children (grades K-5) meet on the third floor of the Corl Building. Youth classes (grades 6-12) meet on the third floor of the Memorial Building. See adult class information below.

If you're not sure where to find a meeting location, enter through the Welcome Center at the corner of North Elm and Fisher Park Circle. A greeter guide will be available to help.

James

The Book of James

Agape Class, Garden Room, with Prof. Sandie Gravett

In 1522, Martin Luther famously wrote of the Epistle of James: "St. James’s epistle is really a right strawy epistle, compared to these others [Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, 1 Peter, and 1 John], for it has nothing of the nature of the gospel about it.”

As a result, many Protestant Christians still do not know much about this small letter.  But its practical content reflects the entirety of the biblical tradition and it is filled with imperatives about how to live the Christian life. We will unpack this book in our four-week study with Prof. Sandie Gravett, religion professor from Appalachian State University.

Parallel study for parents

Parents of older elementary children and eighth-grade Confirmands meet in Memorial 300 for a pastor-led study that parallels topics from our children's Milestone classes and our Confirmation class.

  • Jan. 7: the class will not meet
  • Jan. 14: Animate Bible - Canon: Mining for the Word, led by Donna Chase
  • Jan. 21: Animate Bible - History: Parchment to Pixel, led by Sid Batts
  • Jan. 28: Joining YMBC in Redhead Hall.

 

Other adult classes

Agape

Meets in the Garden Room, Smith 124.

  • Dec. 31: no meeting.
  • Jan. 7-28: Study of James (see left).

Commitment

Meets in Blair Hagan Room (Memorial 100) behind Memorial Chapel.

  • Dec. 31: no meeting.
  • Jan. 7-21: Joining Gather Class, Memorial 200.
  • Jan. 28: Joining YMBC in Redhead Hall.

Faith, Community, Action

Meeting room varies.

  • Dec. 31: no meeting.
  • Jan. 7-21: Joining Gather Class, Memorial 200.
  • Jan. 28: Joining YMBC in Redhead Hall.

Gather

This class for young adults meets in Memorial 200. Gather on Facebook.

  • Dec. 31: no meeting.
  • Jan. 7-21: Social Justice & Scripture with Revs. Josh and Lara Musser Gritter
  • Jan. 28: Joining YMBC in Redhead Hall.

Homebuilders and Faith Matters

Meets in Myers Loyalty Room (Smith 239) behind the Sanctuary.

  • Dec. 31: no meeting.
  • Jan. 7:
  • Jan. 14: Rev. Neil Dunnavant leads the class on Health and Incarnation: Discussing the connection between physical and mental health and our experience of God and honoring God.
  • Jan. 21:
  • Jan. 28: Meeting with YMBC in Redhead Hall

Seekers

Meets in the Vaughn Conference Room (Main 125), beneath the Sanctuary.

  • Current topic: Genesis

YMBC

Meets in Redhead Hall adjacent to Memorial Chapel.

  • Dec. 31: Rev. Neil Dunnavant teaches.
  • Jan. 7-21: Rev. Charles Howell leads a study of Ezekiel.
  • Jan. 28: Mullin Forum speaker Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner will teach.