This married couples class is the place to be to share the love of Christ and be a blessing to one another and to others in the Bethel family. Many areas of service and support (Return to Bethlehem, Youth Missions, Christmas and other special church-related needs) are the focus of the Builders class. Especially dear to them are the needs of Bethel shut-ins, both physical and financial. The class itself is taught by four members whose format includes discussion and life issues. Closeness of this group is further enhanced by socials (cook-outs, picnics, covered dish meals, day trips and golfing excursions) every two-three months. The fellowship, friendship and love for their God and their church is outstanding. They welcome visitors!
Class Contact: Hattie Haulbrook 576-1131
The Companion Sunday School Class is for all ages, eighteen and older. We meditatively study scripture and spiritual classical writings from the early church until today. As a spiritual formation class, we learn to discern and follow more fully the inspiration of God's Grace in our lives. We are receptive and open to the spiritual hungers of others wherever they may be in their life journeys. We gladly welcome newcomers and members to join us anytime in the Church library at 9:45 on Sunday morning. All you need is your Bible and an open spirit to committed participation. Join us also as we participate in fellowship gatherings, annual retreats, and mission projects
A common characteristic among many members of Discovery Class is that they are parents of preschool or school-age children. Several participants in Discovery Class started attending because they wanted their children to have a Sunday School experience, and then they needed an adult class for themselves. In fact, some members were never involved in Sunday School as an adult before coming to Discovery Class. Apply-it-to-life discussions of life-related issues and biblical topics include variety and relevance. Caring and fellowship are found through class get-togethers such as progressive dinners, swimming parties, after-church lunches, picnics, and events in various homes. No prerequisites are needed, just bring yourself, to gain spiritual growth in both your heart and mind.
H. F. CHREITZBERG
A caring and supportive fellowship of singles and marrieds who are dedicated to the teachings of Biblically based topics from the International Lessons series. Four or five teachers rotate weekly to present well prepared lessons each Sunday. This class responds to the needs of the Miracle Hill Ministries, Bethel's Youth Ministry, A Return to Bethlehem, the Irish Children's Program and others as the need arises. They celebrate Christmas with one another at their annual party and do their best to keep closely in touch with one another. Join them any Sunday for an inspiring lesson, prayer, and warm, congenial fellowship.
Class Contact:Bill Sinclair 586-9380
This class of married and single adults follows the International Lesson Series to nurture their spiritual growth. Taught by five teachers on a rotating schedule, there is always plenty of opportunity for discussion and life application of Biblical truths. Class members are encouraged to share prayer request, exchange member updates and support class projects (Pantry Fund) and seasonal events (Mobile Meals, Methodist and Epworth Homes). Birthdays do not go unnoticed by this group as well as other socials (Christmas luncheon, drop-ins) enjoyed during holiday occasions.
Class Contact: Nancy Floyd 583-3207
This class consists of single young adults who are at least 18 years of age and are either attending college, post college or career oriented. This is a place to hang out, meet new and old friends and learn about the best friend a person can ever have. This teacher led study invites discussion and group participation by all, so don't wait to be invited--just come and enjoy the Christian fellowship in a comfortable place.
This new class was started by several young couples who had joined Bethel about the same time. While these couples have since moved away, this class continues to grow as a result of fast forming friendships. New Beginnings welcomes all young adults. Marrieds, newlyweds, soon-to-be-wed, or just couples - who are looking for a place to develop new friendships while growing spiritually. Come early to enjoy a cup of coffee and great fellowship.
Class Contact: Chad Johnson 574-7407
Topics vary as this fun, loving group follows a lecture discussion format led by several interesting teachers. While biblically sound, the lively, informal conversation often centers around practical application of biblical truths and increased knowledge. Members of this class enjoy the camaraderie of working together on special projects and supporting outreach programs such as the Soup Kitchen, missions and local needs. Events such as dinners, swim parties, cook-outs and family outings are scheduled to maintain fellowship and build lasting friendships. All adults are invited to come and enjoy a cup of coffee and donut with this friendly class.
Class Contact: Trip & Kelly Whitlock 576-0232
This class is described as "laid-back" always ready to offer that first cup of coffee, along with an encouraging voice or sympathetic ear, as the case may be. This small but caring mixture of folks brings a variety of beliefs to weekly discussions as their Methodist and non-Methodist backgrounds are reflected. They are involved in many work areas of the church as well as the Soup Kitchen, Christmas in April, Seasonal projects and however else the Lord may direct their paths. Informal suppers in homes or restaurants, movies or day trips are ways in which this class continue their fellowship. A great way to start the week!
Class Contact: Kathy Butler 576-5284
The outreach class is a family of believers studying, praying and sharing the Lord's will for their lives. This group reaches out to others through a variety of service and support projects which is a real source of spiritual growth to them. Members are ever ready to share a laugh or tear in bearing witness to the love of Christ. The curriculum includes Bible Study, life issues, lecture and discussion. Fellowship abounds in social events such as lake outings, covered dish meals, cookouts and seasonal parties. This combination of marrieds and singles will warm your heart. The welcome mat is out!
Class Contact: Jerry & Jean Palmer 587-6005
The Seekers class considers the Bible its primary source for knowledge and growth. We are currently studying the book of Acts using the Life-Guide Bible Study as a guide for reading and discussing scripture then applying those truths to today's world. Different levels of spiritual maturity in this class create enriching and thought-provoking discussions. Discussion facilitators are Blair Mathis and Mike Ward 574-7623. VISITORS WELCOMED!