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.
Jesus knew how to tell a story. He knew that, in order to get his message across, he needed to relate to the people who gathered to listen—first century Jews—who lived in a very different world than the one in which we live today. In Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, author Amy-Jill Levine takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus’ parables. You’ll learn how new interpretations of the parables continue to challenge and provoke contemporary readers two thousand years later. This study will cover: “The Lost Sheep, Lost Coin, Lost Son” (Luke 15:4-32), “The Good Samaritan” (Luke 10:25-37), “The Pearl of Great Price” (Matthew 13:45-46), “The Mustard Seed” (Mark 4:30-32; Matthew 13:31-32; Luke 13:18-19), “The Laborers in the Vineyard” (Matthew 20:1-16), and “The Widow and the Judge” (Luke 18:1-8). The Sojourners class meets in the Fellowship Hall.
The Searchers Adult Sunday School Class is studying the Book of Genesis. Discussion topics include God’s good Creation, the origins of sin, the great Flood, and the stories of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs. 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 class is currently moving through a on Moses and the Israelites as they journey through the wilderness and into the land of the promise. 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 helps 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.