Adult Sunday School
Trinity boasts a large variety of adult classes, meeting at 9:30 a.m. and at 10:45 a.m. Newcomers are encouraged to visit several classes as each class has their own way of studying and discussing God’s word.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Classes
MASTIN FELLOWSHIP CLASS (Room 319)
This class of both singles and couples ranges in age from fifty to over eighty. Topics of study include lessons from the United Methodist curriculum as well as open discussion topics. This class is taught by volunteers from its own membership as well as occasional outside resource persons.
Class Contact: Jim Woody (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHRISTIAN BELIEFS TODAY (Room 323)
This multi-generational class discusses current world and biblical events as they relate to our individual faith journeys, and how we, as Christians, live our beliefs and influence our world. We incorporate historic materials and diverse contemporary authors’ perspectives in our discussions, and often use DVD presentations from Adam Hamilton, Ray Vander Laan, Amy-Jill Levine, and others, to provoke stimulating discussions. Food, socializing, and supportive friendships are our joy and strength. Please come join us – we’re saving a place for you.
Class Contact: Mike McGinnis (email@example.com )
CONTEMPORARY (Room 321)
This class explores social, ethical and theological issues as reflected in the Bible, history, personal experiences and modern writings. Class members teach through lectures, slides, videos and spirited discussions – always seeking to bring contemporary relevance to the expression of their Christian faith. This group ranges in age from forty to over ninety, and members participate in hands-on mission projects as well as social events. We welcome new members.
Class Contact: Jim Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FAITHWORKS (Room 309)
What’s more important—Faith or Works? This class thinks both work well together! Join us as learn about God in our lives and we share our life events together. Class lessons are lively and stimulate thinking about the role of Christianity in our lives, our roles in the community, modern cultural issues and religious concepts. Members of the FaithWorks class are leaders for Church Council, Trustees, Trinity Foundation, various church committees and Trinity’s athletic teams. Class members get together outside of class for service projects, cook-outs and more. New members welcome!
Class Contact: Brian Ford (email@example.com)
LIFE CHOICES (Room 322)
This class relies on relaxed, Bible-based discussion of issues for today’s Christian. Lessons alternate between biblical character studies, current topical issues and Bible book studies. Emphasis is on discussion and fellowship, centered on supporting each other as we navigate and balance modern day life. Life Choices members draw from experiences at home, with family and kids, work, church and more to learn about being Christians in today’s world. The class enjoys socializing outside of class, doing mission projects together and supporting Trinity in a variety of ways.
Class Contacts: Debbie Schmitt and Barry Schmitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
McCLURE BIBLE STUDY CLASS (Room 324)
This class focuses on an in-depth study of the Old and New Testament. Lively discussions among class members are incorporated and encouraged. During 2019-20 we will study the Great Figures of the New Testament, using the DVD series by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine. Following that we will analyze the Gospels of Matthew, and Mark. Next will be an Old Testament cycle studying the Book of Kings and Chronicles. This class is for all who wish to learn more about the Bible, how to study it, and how to apply these teachings to our personal lives. Lessons are coordinated and led by Dr. Lou Cei, assisted by other excellent teachers within the class. Singles and couples of every age are welcome. The class sponsors the Third Grade and Kindergarten Bible programs, and several other church-wide projects each year.
Class Contact: Peggy Watson (email@example.com)
OUTREACH (Room 310)
Outreach is a class with a mix of singles and couples. The class uses planning sessions in January, May and September to develop their lesson themes, plan social outings and identify areas for participation in community outreach. Lesson themes cover a variety of topics from Cokesbury series, guest speakers and Bible study. Social outings range from hikes in Virginia, gatherings at local restaurants, the annual Progressive Dinner during the Christmas season, and a Super Bowl party. Community outreach has focused on families with young children for Christmas, providing basic necessities for refugee families in Richmond, and supporting church sponsored mission trips. Annually, the class sponsors and organizes the Veterans Pancake Breakfast and the Outreach Summer Forum.
Class Contacts: Carol Butterworth (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Bill Pike (email@example.com ) and Rob Spotts (firstname.lastname@example.org )
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Classes
ORDINARY PEOPLE (Room 322)
This class enjoys lively discussions as we teach and inspire Christian living. We use open discussion, Christian literature, videos, and guest speakers to inform and deepen our faith. This class is led by Karen Stanley and supported by numerous class members. Our class participates in several hands-on mission opportunities as well as in social events outside of class. Ages range from 50 and older.
Class Contact: Karen Stanley (270-0920, email@example.com )
SEEKERS BOOK DISCUSSION CLASS (Room 317)
This class welcomes adults of all ages who are interested in reading books that illuminate, challenge and deepen their faith. Class members read a chapter or two each week and discuss the reading on Sunday morning. Examples of authors we’ve read in the past include C.S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, William Willimon and James Moore. Class members participate regularly in church sponsored mission activities.
Class Contact: Elizabeth Dwyer (firstname.lastname@example.org )