At Grace United Methodist Church in Downtown Wilmington, we believe that all ages benefit from Bible study with an intimate group. We are proud to offer a dynamic Sunday School program for all ages at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings.
Our Sunday School options include:
MUSTARD SEEDS | Children Ages 3 – 4
This class is characterized by an emphasis on discovery learning. Each child’s faith experience emerges by choosing activities within a prescribed range of options.
The room is lovingly prepared for the children with simple yet beautiful materials. The children can ponder a biblical passage by taking material from that text and working with it, like placing wood figures of sheep in the sheepfold of the Good Shepherd or moving the characters in a Nativity to discover the birth of Christ.
SONBEAMS | Children In Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Our faith encounter in this class features Cokesbury’s Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Grow Your Faith by Leaps and Bounds incorporates Bible stories, activities, media, and games into a full faith experience. Children in this class develop the skills to unlock Bible messages and grow their faith.
As your child grows in mind and body; they also grow in heart and soul. In faith, our children learn to proclaim the good news of God’s love and to serve God and neighbor.
GOOD SHEPHERDS | Children In 3rd – 5th Grade
Jesus taught with hands-on lessons and illustrations. The Hands-On Bible by Group uses the same experience-based learning to communicate God’s Word in an active, understandable way.
With hundreds of fun, memorable activities and the full New Living Translation text, the Hands-On Bible makes this class fun with faith-building lessons and meaningful Bible study.
YOUTH CLASS | Youth In Grades 6th – 12th
The Youth Sunday school class is open to all youth grades 6-12. We meet during the Sunday school hour in the youth Sunday school room (E207). This class is led by our Director of Youth Ministries, Kelley Ahlers.
BIBLE CLASS | Sunday School Class
This class is led by Valoree Shinn. Ray Lester, George Gardner and others have substituted for Valoree on occasion. Most members are active in church affairs and enjoy this fellowship of believers which lives, loves and laughs, supporting each other. All ages are welcome, however the majority of the attendees are 50+.
Bible study is central with interpretation enhanced by various references. Members interact and deepen the discussions. Past studies have reviewed Heaven, Hell, Angels, Death and the Last Words of Christ. We try to discover, through the Bible, what Jesus was thinking. Biblical studies have led to reviews of the basic beliefs of the United Methodist Church, such as its Social Principles, Church Structure and Doctrine.
Please join this class in Room W203 in Walsh Hall at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings.
FRIENDSHIP CLASS | Sunday School Class
The Friendship Class focuses primarily on Bible study while emphasizing friendship. The members have regular activities for fun and fellowship outside the classroom. Everyone is welcome to join us Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in room E203.
Notes for the Friendship Sunday School Class are sent out every week regarding our lesson. If you would like to be put on our email list, email: LDFLOREA@AOL.COM.
Inner Grace is a lively Sunday School class of young adults ranging in age from early 20s to late 40s. We are a mixture of young and mature families as well as singles. The class is led by George Coggins.
Using a Cokesbury guide, we pick a chapter of the Bible and devote ourselves to truly understanding its meaning and how that translates into our modern lifestyle. Our discussions are lively and thought provoking–our bonds are strengthened by each member, every week. This is a fantastic Sunday School class for any adult looking to discover the Bible in-depth with fellow members walking the same life path as yourself.
TRAVELERS | Sunday School Class
Journey with us towards Christ in laughter, love, support and spirited debate! Grace UMC’s Travelers class is led by Rick Zigler, with occasional help from Russell Ipock, Ann Blalock and Mary Virginia Freeman. We meet in the parlor Sunday mornings at 9:45 am.
Travelers read and discuss Christian books by authors such as John Ortberg, Max Lucado, Philip Yancey, James W. Moore, Bill Hybels and, of course, God (the Bible).
WESLEYAN | Sunday School Class
The Wesleyan Class uses the quarterly curriculum from Cokesbury to guide our discussions. Leaders for the class rotate on a planned schedule. Everyone is welcome to join us Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. in room W202.
At Grace, we also offer temporary classes around specific topics and opportunities. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on special Bible study classes.