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Sunday School

Learning and growing together as a faith community


Sunday School is a time-honored tradition that is new every Sunday! Our church family is a large one, and Sunday School offers everyone a special place to be. Sunday School is the place where people learn about the Christian faith in a loving, supportive environment. All groups meet at 10:00 a.m. Information about the classes is listed in our Sunday School brochure and on this page of our website. If you would like a more personal introduction, please contact us at emily@fumcaustin.org or (512) 478-5684 x 228.

Adult Classes

Our Sunday School classes offer adults a wide selection of age groups, study topics, and learning styles. Most adult classes are mixture of single and married people. Study topics range from the Bible and Christian beliefs to personal growth issues, family relationships, and current social concerns. A strong emphasis on fellowship and support makes these groups a vital part of the church community.

Austinites
Room 109, Family Life Center
A group of young professionals who enjoy coming together on Sundays for fellowship and faith. Outside of Sunday School, they love meeting for both service and social events. New faces are always welcome.
For more information, contact Melanie Rush at melanieannrush@gmail.com

Come as You Are
Library, Sanctuary Building
Members in their 40s and 50s enjoy spirited discussions and seek to grow together, exploring topics of spiritual and social importance. Community service, fun, and fellowship are important to class members as they prioritize giving back to the community and the church through discipleship in churchwide and class projects. Join them to experience a casual and friendly approach to serving the church and each other.
For more information, contact Melanie Miller at melanie_a_miller@yahoo.com or Bergan Casey at bergan.casey@gmail.com.

Cross Section
Room 212, Sanctuary Building
Sunday classes begin with sharing class members’ concerns, followed by spirited discussions leading to personal spiritual growth and working toward social justice. Discussion leaders are class members who offer varied references including the Bible and current Christian and secular sources. Class life for these members in their 60s and 70s includes service projects and fun social events. Visitors are welcome!
For more information, contact Bob Leeper at bobleeper@gmail.com  or (512) 470-6933.

Downtowners
Room 213, Sanctuary Building
Members, ranging in age from mid-50s to 70s, enjoy a wide variety of lesson topics and lively discussion led by class members and guest speakers. The emphasis is generally on social justice issues and spiritual growth, with strong support for FUMC’s mission outreach. The class was an early member of the Reconciling Ministries Network.
For more information, contact Robbie Ausley at robausley@gmail.com or Sally Watkins at watkins.sally@gmail.com.

Eklektikos
Room 111, Family Life Center
Study topics for this class, in their 50s and up, include Bible, Christian art and history, current events, personal development, and mission programs. These open and exploratory classes examine challenging topics to deepen understanding and faith. All are welcome and encouraged to join the faith journey.
For more information, contact Jim Bowen at jbowen2@austin.rr.com or (512) 918-1072.

Epiphany
Room 104, Family Life Center
Spirituality and scholarship combine in lively discussions on a variety of topics, with emphasis on community service. Class members are in their 50s and 60s.
For more information, contact Chip Morris at chipmorris@swbell.net or (512) 674-5165.

Family Circus
Room 215, Sanctuary Building
This class of parents with young children is focused on fellowship and service with an emphasis on Christian family life. Class activities are focused on growing our extended family at FUMC.
For more information, contact Will Binford at will.binford@gmail.com.

Koinonia
Room 210, Sanctuary Building
Koinonia comes from the Greek word for “community.” Married and single, gay and straight, all ages are welcome to this lively and diverse group that explores spiritual, social, and theological issues of faith through extended book studies. Service and fellowship events are also part of group life.
For more information, contact Caroline Jones at carolineej2002@gmail.com or (512) 233-4834.

Modern Families
Garrison Chapel, Family Life Center
A group of members in their 30s and 40s juggling parenthood/families who enjoy fellowship on Sundays as well as outside the doors of FUMC. A variety of lesson topics are led by class members and guest speakers. Class members enjoy growing as Christians through service to others, involvement in the church, class social activities, and helping each other.
For more information, contact Tabatha Stephens at tab_ns@yahoo.com.

Open Door Women’s Class
Room 110, Family Life Center
An intimate community of older women, married and single. Programs center around book and video studies on theological perspectives and spiritual growth.
For more information, contact Carolyn Trigg at ctrigg@austin.rr.com.

Wedding Ring
Room 108, Family Life Center
Couples and singles, 65 and up, led by a team of teachers, providing Bible-based lessons. This lively group enjoys social activities, service, and mission projects.
For more information, contact Bill Martin at wmartinaia@gmail.com.