Every Sunday morning at 9:00 am, First Wayne Street has four levels of Sunday School for children aged preschool (beginning at age 3) through 5th grade, two levels for Youth (6th through 12th grade), and three Sunday School classes for adults: Koinonia Class, the ROCK Class, and Pastor Cheryl’s Sunday School Class (new as of April 8, 2018).
2 year olds and younger meet in Room 105 (the nursery).
Children ages 3 to five years old meet in Room 230.
Kindergarten through 3rd graders will meet in Room 229.
4th & 5th graders will meet in room 304.
6th, 7th & 8th graders will meet in room 305.
Senior High will meet in Room 307.
The Koinonia Class meets in Room 115 and is composed of adults who enjoy a variety of topics and outreach ministry, and has shared leadership. The 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.
The ROCK (Raising Our Christian Knowledge) Class meets in the Parlor (Room 219). 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. The class meets in Room 219 (the Parlor).
The Seekers is our newest Adult Sunday School class and is composed of young adults, middle-aged adults, and seniors. It includes couples and singles. Each week’s lesson is lead 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!