Why Sunday School?
Life is hard and our busy schedules often leave us feeling unfulfilled and like no one understands. Sunday School is a time to build relationships with other Christians and learn about our own relationship with God. It is an opportunity to fellowship and learn with people who believe as you do. We would like to encourage you to visit our Sunday School Classes. We offer a variety of teaching styles and groupings. Sunday School is a great place to grow as a Christian and make lifelong friends.
Families with children under age three will find a loving environment in the nurseries at Elizabeth Lee. Our nursery staff follow guidelines for diaper changing, hand washing, and disinfecting surfaces. We have adopted Safe Sanctuary policies (copy provided to parents) to ensure children are safe and nurtured. Adults sign-in children, including cell number and instructions, upon request. It is our joy to hold, feed, worship, and interact with children while adults are in Sunday School and or worship.
Mustard Seeds (ages 2-5)
The Mustard Seed Class meets at 10:00 on the first floor of the Sunday School Building. This group uses the Cokesbury Deep Blue Sunday School literature, a weekly adventure through the Bible. Janet Landers and Jennifer Blaylock lead this class. They like to sing, dance, play, and make crafts. The Mustard Seed class serves boys and girls ages 2 years until they enter kindergarten.
Sprouts (grades K-2)
The Sprouts Class meets at 10:00 on the second floor of the Sunday School Building. This group uses the Cokesbury Deep Blue Sunday School literature, a weekly adventure through the Bible. Marty Martin and Shaw Abney lead this group of Kindergarten – Second grade boys and girls. This class likes to actively participate through plays and skits.
Grades 3-5 (grades 3-5)
The Grades 3-5 Class meets at 10:00 on the second floor of the Sunday School Building. This group uses the Cokesbury Deep Blue Sunday School literature, a weekly adventure through the Bible with group participation. Janice Gallaher leads this group of third through fifth grade boys and girls.
Ekklesia (grades 6,7,8)
The Ekklesia Class meets at 10:00 on the second floor of the Sunday School Building. This active group focuses their Bible Studies around book studies, games, and group discussions. Barbara Berwanger teaches this class that serves boys and girls ages 11-14.
Sr. High / Youth
The Youth group class meets at 11:00 in the Youth House, across the street from the main campus! This group uses the Bible, book studies, themes, and videos as the curriculum. The class is led by Amber Burns. When the church is engaged in a church wide study, Amber Burns will facilitate a large group presentation in an intergenerational setting using videos and introductory material. Breakout sessions are led by Leigh Ann Guthrie and Jim Row for in depth age appropriate discussions.
Discipleship Class (adults)
The Discipleship Class meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second floor of the Sunday School Building. They use the Adult Bible Studies Uniform Series, a quarterly study that explores the biblical message and how to apply it to daily life. This class is led by Dave Denny and with lots of group discussions. This class serves adult men and women of all ages. The Discipleship class participates in local missions and socials such as fish fries and holiday parties.
The Sunshine Class meets 10:00 on the first floor of the Sunday School Building in the bell room. This is a small group; participants take turns leading the class. They use a variety of Bible based material for their curriculum: UMW mission studies, United Methodist authors, seasonal materials, pastor’s recommendations. This class serves both men and women ages 17-70+. It is unique in that is mostly bell choir members and their families.
The JOY class meets at 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall. They use the Adult Bible Studies Uniform Series, a quarterly study that explores the biblical message and how to apply it to daily life. The class is taught in lecture style, with questions, answers and discussion from class always at the heart of the presentation. The leaders are Pete Porter and Harold Johnson. They enjoy singing, socials, and fellowship with peers. The group truly enjoys being together and consider themselves a family. The JOY class serves both singles and couples, mostly seniors, but all are welcome.
Marjorie Jewell (adults)
The Marjorie Jewell Class meets at 10:00 in the Church Parlor. The class chooses their own curriculum through book studies based on interest. The class is led by Betts Berry and participates in whole group discussion. They enjoy fellowship outside of class with movie nights, a Christmas Tea, star gazing events, and alternative meeting places. This class serves ladies of any age.
The adult classes meet at 11:00 in the Lillian Ellis Center with two life groups for adults. Leigh-Ann Guthrie leads Women at the Well and Jim Row leads Christian’s in Action (couples and singles) of all ages. The classes use the Bible, book studies, themes, and videos as the curriculum
Disciple Bible Study
We will begin a Disciple Bible Study session on September 18th.
All Church Connection
It’s also important for a church to connect as an entire body. Elizabeth Lee does this VERY WELL!!