Adult Sunday School Classes

 
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Adult Christian Education Opportunities

Grace UMC Sunday School is held year round in adult classes every Sunday from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Our goal is to grow and strengthen our faith and understanding of the love of Christ in our adults. We follow the UMC Safe Sanctuary standards of oversight. Our various Adult Christian Education classes are outlined below. If you have any questions on which class might best suit your needs, please contact our Director of Discipleship, Tammy Houck at tammyhouck@gracehummelstown.org.
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ABC Class
  • Meets in Room 106
  • ABC class is a mixture of praise through hymns and lecture format learning through leaders. We cover many diverse topics and typically utilize the Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies curriculum. Our class meets all year long.

CONNECTIONS

  • Meets in Room 206
  • Our group utilizes RightNow Media and enjoys getting to know one another through discussion opportunities.  Connections is comprised of younger adults who want to connect to others in a small group setting.  Conversations and studies tend to be focused on ‘life application’ of faith.
  • Current Study: we will participate in the church-wide Prayer initiative study.
    • “Praying with Jesus” / by: James Banks.
  • November 17th: “Love Talk” / by: Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott  (focuses on communication in relationships)
 
FOCUS (Friends of Christ United in Sunday School)
  • Meets in Room 202
  • FOCUS is an open-discussion style class led by various facilitators. Curriculum used is Christian DVD series on various topics with lively discussion by class members. Special guest speakers provide contemporary Christian insights into current topics. We meet all year long.
  • Current Study: “The Prodigal Son” / by John MacArthur
    • Two thousand years ago, Jesus told a simple story about a father and his two sons. This tale stands out because it is a story about each of us and our struggle with sin. Whether we identify with the rebellion of the younger son or the self-righteousness of the older brother, we all are in need of our Father’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness. Author John MacArthur provides fascinating new insights into this parable as he takes you step-by-step through each part of the tale. You will explore not only the shocking actions of the younger son in his rebellion but also the cold-hearted attitude of the older brother toward his family. You will find a reflection of yourself in each of these two sons—and come to understand, in a fresh and new way, what God does to find you where you are and bring you back to Him.
  • October 13th: We will participate in the church-wide Prayer Initiative study.
    • “Praying with Jesus” / by: James Banks
Journey Through The Bible Class
  • Meets in Room 208
  • A weekly Sunday school class that runs all year. The discussion oriented, life application class studies a single book of the Bible for 10 weeks utilizing a study guide. We switch between Old and New Testament studies. Our goal is to learn and understand the Good News as told in the Bible.
  • October 13th: We will join the FOCUS call in Room 202 to participate in the church-wide Prayer Initiate study.
    • “Praying with Jesus”  /  by: James Banks
  • November 10th: Continue the study, “Be Diligent”, Serving Others as You Walk with the Master Servant  /  by: Warren W. Wiesbe
 
Serendipity Class
  • Meets in Room 205
  • The Serendipities meet to study God’s word and interpret it through our lives. We concentrate on mission projects as we go forth, at Christ’s command, to make disciples. We are informal in structure so we can move as the Holy Spirit leads us. We care about our class members, the greater Grace family, the Hummelstown-Hershey area, and people everywhere.
  • Current Study: We will participate in the church-wide Prayer Initiative study.
    • “Praying with Jesus” / by: James Banks

Vital Pursuits Class

  • Meets in Room 205 at 10:45am
  • Our vital pursuit is to grow spiritually, through understanding scripture, supporting each other, praying and growing together.
  • October 6th to November 10th: We will participate in the church-wide Prayer Initiative study.
    • “Praying with Jesus” / by: James Banks
  • November 17th to the new year:
    • “The Thrill of Hope”, a Christmas Study / by: Andy Stanley