Growing in Faith through Sunday School
NMO-UMC is pleased to offer the following Christian Education opportunities for all ages. Join us Sundays at 9:45 a.m.!
Enter into an exotic and fanciful Persian kingdom complete with a dim-witted king, a defiant queen, an egotistical lieutenant and a loyal uncle. With lavish banquets, extreme beauty treatments and dangerous liaisons at every turn, can the beautiful and courageous Esther avert disaster for her people? All this occurs in a Biblical book where God is never mentioned. Presenter Rev. Dr. Lisa M. Wolfe digs deeply and lovingly into this complex story that ranges from slapstick farce to Shakespearian tragedy. Join the Sojourners as they explore the Book of Esther, a fascinating study of power, corruption, violence, and courage. This class meets in the Fellowship Hall.
Beginning Sunday, March 4, the Searchers class will begin focusing on the ways God’s people have acknowledged the greatness of their God. The first four lessons will draw from the stories of Abraham (Genesis) and Solomon (Second Chronicles) and how they acknowledged God by following God’s guidance. The next unit will explore Luke, John and Revelation in light of how Jesus’ resurrection opened the way to honor God. The final four lessons, from Exodus, Leviticus, and 2 Corinthians, will emphasize the people’s response by bringing offerings and dedicating their lives to God’s work with a final session drawing from Psalms and Hebrews that rejoices in God’s reconciling action on behalf of the people. 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 group is currently looking at the life and miracles of Jesus. Led by Marcie Fleischer, this class meets on the second floor.
Teen Sunday School Class
The Teen Sunday School Class is engaging a thirty-six week sweep through the Bible from creation to Revelation using the Echo the Story 36 curriculum. This study will help participants discover meaning and identity in the biblical narrative through video, group discussion, and sketch journaling. Jim McGehee leads this group in discussion of a variety current topics relevant to teens and how they might be viewed through the lenses of Christian faith. This class meets on the second floor.