The Builder’s Class meets each Sunday morning beginning at 9:45 a.m. The class meets in the large classroom on the second floor between the west rear entrance to our sanctuary and the church office. The class members are both married couples and singles, ranging in age from 40-80+ years old. We have fine adult teachers who rotate for approximately one month and repeat for a second rotation during the year. Special speakers teach timely topics on an ad hoc basis. Teachers follow both lecture and discussion formats and use the Uniform Series of the International Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching. Hymns of church music as well as “special” soloist contribute to enrich our learning experience each Sunday. We attempt to have socials once a quarter to socialize in the true Wesleyan tradition. We hope you will join us!
The Genesis/Wesleyan Class is a discussion class of mixed-aged adults. We meet at 9:45 on Sunday morning on the east side of the second floor. Many members of the class are now retired, whereas some are still in the work force. The studies are usually based on recent books selected from class member recommendations. Topics are wide-ranging: 20th century theological developments, the doctrines and practices of the United Methodist Church (Methodist Questions, Methodist Answers), variations in scripture across the centuries (Misquoting Jesus), and current issues and controversies in church and society.
Women of the Word
Women of the Word, WOW, meet Sunday morning at 9:45 on the second floor near the east entrance to the Sanctuary. We are a small group of women committed to supporting each other in life situations and spiritual development. Class lessons and Bible studies are conversational in style.
Our mission and service opportunities are varied and often focus on women and family issues.
Young and Not Necessarily Married
Meeting “super close to weekly” in the parlor on the second floor, Central UMC’s Young & Not Necessarily Married Class (YNNM) is dedicated to figuring out what it means to be adult humans of faith in the land of plenty. Experimentally identified as Methodists and ranging in age from their late twenties to mid-forties, the group has considered calling themselves the “Not Quite Holy Club” in recognition of the undergraduate Wesley brothers’ famously sober-minded cell group at Oxford. The YNNM class has so far organized around discussions of Methodist doctrine and Christianity’s place among the world’s religions. You’re invited to join them.
The Beta Class at Central United Methodist Church has been welcoming people with disabilities and their caregivers to membership in the body of Christ for four decades. We invite you to join us for worship, fellowship, and service.
The class meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 on the ground floor of the church, then attends worship with the rest of the congregation in the sanctuary. Caregivers of all descriptions are welcome — every member of Beta Class is a caregiver.
Class members participate in the service, act as greeters, host the welcoming table, and help with the children’s time on occasion. The class has raised funds for Heifer International and is planning an active role in the church’s For All Generations building campaign.
Beta Class expects to:
- Follow the teachings and example of Jesus in all things, so that we may know the Kingdom is in our midst.
- Encourage the spiritual growth of our members and all who come in contact with us.
- Promote and support including our members in the activities and concerns of our congregation.
- Reach into the community for all who can benefit from our class, our church, and our faith.
- Build fellowship and enjoy the Beloved Community that is ever our goal.
Topical and Short Term Learning Opportunities
Topical and short term learning opportunities in the areas of spiritual development, biblical studies, book studies, and other select subjects are offered throughout the year. These class events may occur one time or last a few weeks. Please check the Central UMC emails and newsletters for times and locations.