Madison Street currently has twelve active Sunday School classes for adults of all ages and at all stages of life.
Ages & Stages
Among the longest-running classes at Madison Street UMC, Ages & Stages is comprised mainly of retired members or our community. Both outside facilitators and class member volunteers lead the discussion style and multi-media supported classes. Topics include contemporary issues, discipleship, and Bible teachings to help us in our everyday lives. We enjoy a monthly pot-luck dinner as well as spontaneous social gatherings.
Contacts: Mark Hodges & Debi Winters
Location: Room 108
(Through the double brown doors in the Fellowship Hall then left)
The Community Sunday School class adopted that name because we are all a part of the worldwide community of God’s children. We believe we are called to show God’s love to everyone all the time. Sometimes we succeed. We are an adult class with ages ranging from the early 30s to the mid 70s. We have a Bible based discussion every Sunday morning. We are trying to grow in His knowledge so we can better serve His community. We are open and inviting. Anyone is welcome in our class.
Contact: Donnie Mitchell
Location: Room 105
(Through the double brown doors in the Fellowship Hall. Third door on the right.)
The Bereans is a newly formed group that bases their identity on Biblical group of the same name. The Bereans Class is made up of middle to older adults who make daily scripture a priority in discerning God’s truth for their lives. This is a place where single adults are welcomed, nurtured and encouraged in faith.
Contacts: Doris Davenport & Connie Mayo
Location: Room 115
(Last door on the right down the Pastors’ office hall.)
The Collective Souls of Imperfection (CSI)
CSI is a diverse group of all ages and places on the journey of faith. We together acknowledge our imperfections and our need for community. The group is open and welcome to new members at any time!
Contacts: Elaine Peterson & Dixie Dennis
Location: Room 116
(Last door on the left down the Pastors’ office hall.)
The Cornerstone Class is a lively, interactive, open discussion class exploring relevant topics designed to appeal to those who enjoy small group, short-term studies. Couples and singles are welcome. So make the first right hand turn past the Fellowship Hall and find a home in Cornerstone.
Contacts: Bob Belvin & Jamie Austin
Location: Room 103
(Through the double brown doors in the Fellowship Hall. First door on the right.)
This class welcomes adults of all ages. Members share teaching responsibilities to an open discussion style class that uses a variety of different materials that focus on family matters such as parenting, relationship and self-help studies with Christ at the center of it all.
Contacts: Sally Brown & Cassie Creighton
Location: Room 301
(Third Floor of the building. First classroom on the left off the elevator.)
Here and Now
This class welcomes adults of all ages. Studies are always Bible based; a favorite author is the Rev. Adam Hamilton. Class members share teaching responsibilities in a round table format. A weekly topic discusses ways we can help others. Each year, for more than a decade, we have given a Christmas animal to Heifer International, usually a water buffalo.
Contacts: Aleeta Christian
Location: Room 104
(Through the double brown doors in the Fellowship Hall. Second door on the right.)
The Mayhew class is an adult class devoted to service and sharing Christ in our lives and live of others. We study materials that help us to live the life that Christ would have us live. Discussion and the lessons are shared by volunteers in the class. Some of our mission projects that we are participating in are F.U.E.L., Room in the Inn and paying a minister’s salary in Guatemala. Our express purpose is to enrich our lives in Christ’s teaching and to love our neighbor as our self. We welcome anyone that would like to study with us.
Contacts: Kay Martin & Amelia Wallace
Location: Room 106
(Through the double brown doors in the Fellowship Hall. Turn left down the hall. The class is on the left.)
The New Beginnings class is made up of empty nesters, recently or soon to be retirees, and anyone looking for a discussion based class with materials often picked from the Cokesbury catalog. We also enjoy social gatherings and supporting several mission projects throughout the year.
Contacts: Glenn & Jeannie Way
Location: Room 109
(Through the double brown doors in the Fellowship Hall. Turn left down the hall. The class is on the right.)
The Cliffhangers Class is made up of people of all ages, both married and single, new members and long time member. We study a wide range of topics. We meet in the annex bulding across Hiter Street from the sanctuary.
Contacts: Katy Olita
Location: The Annex, Large Meeting Room
The Pathfinders Class is a diversified group with a strong focus on spiritual learning. Our in-depth studies are thought provoking which opens up for a wide range of opinions and exciting discussions. Pathfinders’ messages speak deeply to the personal issues we face in life. We are a class that loves God and loves people. Come join our friendly adult Sunday school class with bible-based lessons.
Contacts: Betsy Albright & Shirley Blanck
Location: Room 107
(Through the double brown doors to the left of the stage in the Fellowship Hall.)
Willard Blue Class
The Willard Blue class is the longest running class of Madison Street. Adults of all ages are welcomed. The class follows the Cokesbury Adult Bible studies and supports local missions.
Contacts: Sandra Denney & Bill Boon
Location: The Chapel