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We understand that you might be looking for more in your church experience than weekly service. Through Sunday school, adults and children can explore the life and teachings of Jesus in a safe, open, and encouraging environment. Classes are offered at 9 a.m.
Sunday School for Children & Youth
Children meet on second floor; youth meet on third floor
Children will enjoy learning about God’s love through not just through Bible stories but age-appropriate activities, crafts, videos, and games that create a full-faith experience. Colorful, engaging, theologically sound materials invite children to explore the Bible in fun ways, capturing their attention and ensuring that God’s message is taken to heart.
We want you to feel confident that your children are in a safe environment. Our teaches are committed to teaching children while adhering to strict child-protection guidelines.
Youth are invited to participate in a study that builds on the Bible lessons that they learned as children while encouraging them to see real-world applications.
Middle School curriculum, Groove, invites teens to learn the essentials of their faith, own their story, and engage the world in serving Jesus. Each topical study consists of four weekly sessions that are easy to lead and relate to life issues teens face.
Senior High School students will enjoy an open conversation about current events and challenge them to live as Christians in a secular world. The class will use The Wired Word as a foundation for conversations.
Sunday School for Adults
We currently offer three different adult Sunday School classes that are diverse in both age and interest. Our adult Sunday school classes plan special fellowship opportunities in addition to their Sunday morning gatherings and some have mission outreach projects they support as a class. All are open and welcoming of newcomers.
R.O.C.K. Class (Raising Our Christian Knowledge)
This class is a diverse group in terms of age, socio-economic group, political & theological leanings, and life experiences, and the class welcomes adults of all ages. R.O.C.K. values open, informed discussion on current & relevant topics, and aims to enrich their understanding of God’s Word, the life and message of Christ, our Methodist heritage, and apply what they learn to their daily lives and their witness to the world. Leadership is shared among class members. Children of First Wayne Street and members of the ROCK Sunday School class join with the Christmas Bureau each year to organize the annual “Giving Tree” mission project. Class meets in Room 215 (Parlor).
Koinonia Class (Koinonia means “friendship”)
The Koinonia Sunday School Class is comprised of adults who enjoy a variety of topics and outreach ministry, and has shared leadership. Class covers a diverse set of interests, with most weekly classes focused on a “stand alone” subject. For instance, in recent years the Koinonia class held a series of classes focused on “Prayers of the Faithful,” which studied the prayers of Mother Theresa, John Wesley, and Norman Vincent Peale, among others. This class occasionally also hosts speakers from community social agencies. This class is also involved in tutoring at Indian Village Elementary School, supporting families during the Christmas season, and other endeavors. Class meets in Room 115.
Our newest Adult Sunday School class is composed of young adults, middle-aged adults, and seniors. It includes couples and singles. Each week’s lesson is led by a different class member on a wide range of topics — current events, self-awareness, and biblical teachings — all with a focus on following God’s plan for us. If you are new to First Wayne Street, feel free to give The Seekers a try; they would love to have you! Class meets in Room 220.
The Seekers class is currently studying How to Heal Our Divides: A Practical Guide.
Weekly reading schedule:
- September 12: Chapters 1, 2, & 3
- September 19: Chapter 4: “Nothing New Under the Sun: Opposing Racism Today”
- September 26: Chapter 5: “Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in Atlanta and Beyond”
- October 3: Chapter 6: “Healing Our Divides: Preaching the Common Good”
- October 10: Chapter 7: “The Future of Church: Training a New Generation of Leaders…”
- October 17: Chapter 8: “United in Joint Mission: The Power of Right Relationship to Heal the Divides”
- October 24: Chapter 9: “Healing Our Divides From the Inside Out”
- October 31: Chapter 10: “Roots of Justice”