Sunday School

Sunday School at Manchester First United Methodist Church was officially organized before the church itself was organized.  The first Sunday School class met on October 15, 1911.  Our church grew in large part out of the seeds of faith that were planted in the Sunday School.  Find your place in Sunday School- there’s a place just for YOU!

Women of the Word Class

This class is an intergenerational class for women who are single, married, divorced or widowed, with or without children and/or grandchildren.  The women meet to study God’s Word together as well as celebrating and supporting each other in times of joy and sorrow.  Key elements of the class are spiritual growth and fellowship with God and each other.

As the name implies, class members are seeking to be women who study and live by God’s Word in their daily lives.  Together they seek to nurture each other in their faith journey and to hold each other accountable to the Word.  Weekly sessions always include SCRIPTURE and PRAYER, as well as lively discussions and Spirit-led singing of songs of faith.

Call the church office at 706-846-3213 for information about this class.

Men’s Class

The Men’s Class has approximately 20 members ranging in age from 40-90+.  They continue the tradition of Biblical study and service to the church and the community.  The class is known for its zesty singing of old favorites and good fellowship.  Come join in the study of God’s word and in Christian fellowship.  Please call the church office at 706-846-3213 for questions about attending this class.

Christian Workers Class

The Christian Workers Class is a well-established, closely-knit, supportive group of senior adult friends.  Most of the members are retired. The class is very active in its support of church and local service projects.  The class is conducted in a traditional manner, beginning with singing and prayer.  Teachers take turns presenting lessons from the Adult Bible Studies Series each Sunday.  Please call the church office at 706-846-3213 for more information about attending this class.

Upper Room Class

This class meets in one of the rooms on the third floor of the church– thus the name, The Upper Room Class.  Members gather between 9:45-10:00 for coffee and fellowship.  A brief time is devoted to the business of the class.  Prayer requests are taken before prayer time, which is followed by the lesson from the Adult Bible Studies Series.  Members are free to contribute their thoughts and ideas and to raise questions in the relaxed atmosphere.

The Upper Room Class members came up with the idea of setting a specified amount for members to give each month ($10 – which is not mandatory) to support various ministries.  This method of giving has worked well for them by allowing them to successfully raise funds to give generously to a number of charitable projects.

For more information on attending this class, call the church office at 706-846-3213.

Young Adult Class

The Young Adult Class meets in one of the the upstairs Sunday School classrooms.  This group is currently studying The Life of Jesus: Matthew Through John based on What the Bible Is All About by Dr. Henrietta C. Mears.  Classes are conducted in an informal discussion style where members are encouraged to discuss and to raise questions that help to grow their faith.  Prayers and concerns are shared each Sunday.  Please call the church office if you have questions about joining this exciting class or just stop in next Sunday.  Visitors and new members are always welcome!

Youth

IMG_4663The Youth meet on the third floor (stairs located directly behind the church sanctuary) at 9:45 A.M.. Dr. Allen Moore and Robin Garrett  present the youth a Sunday School series that encourages youth to bring their Bibles, learn how to look up scriptures, and apply these verses to everyday life and circumstances.

 

 

Children

Toddlers Age 2-3  are invited to participate in an entry level Sunday School experience designed specifically for them.  The basics of faith are introduced through play and hands on activities.  Children begin to learn that God created them and loves them, that Jesus is their friend and that their church is a safe and welcoming place.

Preschoolers learn a variety of fun and exciting fundamental Bible stories throughout the year.  This program is all new for Fall 2012.  Grow- Proclaim- Serve is looking to be our best program yet!  We are so excited to share this with your child!  Lessons include stories, music time, fun activities and lots for their busy little bodies to move with the spirit!!!

Grades Kindergarten-5th Grade will LOVE our new ALL IN ONE Sunday School Program as a part of the new Grow-Proclaim-Serve curriculum starting Fall 2012.  In this group, children will be participating in many hands on experiences like Bible Stories, Cooking, Art and Story Telling.

Children learn best when their parents, grandparents and adult mentors participate in their learning.  Please consider participating in this Children’s Ministry as a teacher or class assistant.  We are starting the Fall with an empty roster of teachers!  We need you!  Contact Julie Whritenour at 706-566-2297 or jwhritenour@earthlink.net.

Nursery

Nursery care for infants and toddlers up to age 2 is provided in a bright and inviting room located on the bottom floor of the church near the Fellowship Hall.  Rocking chairs, diaper changing stations and cribs are provided.

Our childcare attendants are full of love and are ready to welcome your little one!  If your child has special needs, please indicate those needs on your registration, form located in the Nursery.

Both Infant and Toddler Care are staffed from 9:30 am until noon each Sunday.  For childcare on other days and times, please contact the church office at least on week in advance of the church event you will be attending.