Sunday School

Becoming Lifelong Learners…

Last year, Bishop Sharma Lewis introduced this vision for the Virginia Conference:

Disciples of Jesus Christ are lifelong learners who influence others to serve

NMO-UMC offers the following Christian Education opportunities for all ages.  Join us Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

The Sojourners

If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do?  We know the benefits of gratitude, but many of us find it hard to sustain a life of gratefulness.  Using her trademark blend of historical research, spiritual insights, and timely cultural observation, Diana Butler Bass shows how we can overcome this “gratitude gap” and make changes in our own life and world.  Employing honest and heart-rending stories from history and her own life, Bass reclaims gratitude as a path to greater connection to God, with others, with the world, and even with our own souls.  Join us as we embrace a more radical practice of gratitude in our study, Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks.  The Sojourners class meets in the Fellowship Hall.

The Searchers

This group is working through a series of lessons focusing on how Jesus fulfilled the Law in the sense that it was given full meaning.  Led by Doug Martin, Carole Poland, and Nancy Sasser, this class meets in the choir area in the Sanctuary.

Children’s Sunday School Class

This is learning about the Matriarchs and Patriarchs found in the Old Testament.  Led by Marcie Fleischer, this class meets on the second floor.

Teen Sunday School Class

The Teen Class is working through Adam Hamilton’s book, Christianity’s Family Tree.  This series offers a brief history and outlines major beliefs of eight different Christian denominations.   By comparing the Christian family to our own extended families, this series recognizes that each denomination has a unique, valuable perspective to offer on the Christian faith in that hope that we can strengthen our own personal Christian walk in the faith.  This class meets on the second floor and is led by Jim McGehee.