Sunday Morning Groups
Sunday school classes for all ages meet 10:00 to 10:50 AM, with exceptions noted. Couples and singles are welcome in all adult classes.
Aldersgate – a multigenerational, diverse group of individuals with a desire to discuss and share their relationship with God as it applies to contemporary life styles. Class members discuss a variety of books (chosen by the class) by contemporary Christian authors, exploring Biblical, social, and personal issues. We have various socials during the year and do mission projects regularly. Room 319
Believers – a class for all adults, couples, and singles, who are looking for spiritual growth through study and fellowship. Class studies are Bible-based topical issues with a lively discussion format. Room 316
Discovery – energetic class consisting of many viewpoints. Dynamic discussion led by members of the class on topics chosen by the class. Monthly socials and occasional service project. The class welcomes visitors of all ages, but prepare for challenging discussion. Room 113
Exploration – a class for people in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s who are single, married, or divorced. The class involves the presentation of a theme, or a theme in a series, followed by a time for small group discussions. Exploration also plans various social activities throughout the year. Room 110
L.O.A. – hymns, devotionals, and lecture format. Several teachers on a quarterly or monthly basis use the International Lesson Series or other materials at the class’ or teacher’s option. A variety of social events. This is a large class with membership mostly mature couples and singles. Room 217 (Chapel)
New Beginnings – the class meets in a group setting immediately after the 9:00 worship service to discuss the sermon of the morning. Discussions range from deeply theological to light hearted fun. All ages and stages are welcome. The class offers quarterly mission opportunities and periodic social gatherings. Gym
Serendipity – a class with lively discussion format on spiritual, biblical and "down to earth" matters. We share the leadership responsibilities, with rotating members leading the lesson each week. We study a variety of texts in an informal, friendly atmosphere to share and grow with. The class enjoys monthly socials usually meeting at each other's homes or going out to eat. Sometimes we end up unison singing, playing a musical instrument (if that's their forte) or participating in board, mind, or "Trivia" games at these socials. Our Sunday School group is the next best thing to being in a family. Room 111
Sojourners – so-jern; temporary stay; stopover; visit. We are a core group of people who pray for one another and welcome anyone to join us for an ongoing series of video study units, four to six weeks in length, sometimes longer. The units are biblically and spiritually based and led by members and staff of St Paul. The Sunday following the completion of a unit, the Sojourners have a group social, inviting members of the congregation to meet us, the leader of the just-completed unit and the leader of the upcoming unit of study. Room 100b
Teresita Book Group – This Small Group reads a wide variety of books about faith, chosen collectively by members of the group. All group members read the book, usually a chapter per week, prior to each Sunday discussion. Past book subjects have included prayer, contemplation, spiritual formation, creativity, religious pluralism, spirituality, simplicity, creation, Jesus and Advent by authors such as Henri Nouwen, Tony Campolo, Madeleine L'Engle, Eugene March, Martin Laird, Julia Cameron, Albert Nolan and many more. The group is self facilitated, meets in the Parlor and often takes a brief hiatus between books. Room 219 (Parlor).
Vine & Branches – a diverse group with members in their 40s and beyond. Class members share in facilitation of discussions with materials chosen by all. We actively encourage and nurture the faith walk of our members by investigating interests that range from Contemplative Worship, World Religions, books of the Bible, works by local authors, and popular literature by nationally and internationally recognized authors. A potluck is held periodically at a member's home. The class serves as a resource network for members' individual outreach/mission projects. Room 100c