Sunday School from September to June 10 to 10:55 a.m.
Brought to you by Aldersgate's GROW Team!
Aldersgate has Sunday School activities for everyone – children, teens and adults. Jesus tells us “Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I am also.” We, at Aldersgate, look forward to gathering for learning and fellowship and invite you to join us.
Sunday School is from 10 to 10:55 a.m. for all ages, unless a particular group decides to meet at another time. Children learn with children of similar ages about Christ’s love for them and their role to share, love, and respect in the Christian community. The teachers are dedicated church members who demonstrate God’s love through instruction and example.
Weekday Bible Study is offered at various times throughout the week.
For more information about Sunday School or to get involved, contact the Grow Team Lead.
Companions in Christ - The Way of Grace - Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Room 237
Grace is a gift. Even before we recognize its need in our lives, God extends us favor.
This 9-week study in the Companions in Christ series explores the Gospel of John and how divine grace is at work in our lives today, just as it was in the lives of biblical characters 2,000 years ago. Participants in this small-group study will explore the central stories of John, focusing on people who discovered God’s grace through their encounters with Jesus. This is more than a survey of the biblical stories of Andrew, Simon, Philip, and Nathaniel; Nicodemus; the Samaritan woman; the lame man; the woman caught in adultery; the blind man; Mary and Martha; and Simon Peter. The Way of Grace is a transforming interaction with the events and the characters, a chance to identify with what God provided for these people — a provision they could never achieve for themselves. (Small Group Discussion Led by Ann Ashmore)
Beginnings - An Introduction to Christian Faith - Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Room 237
Program provides a spiritual journey for seekers, new believers, and longtime Christians who want to explore the basics of Christianity in a relaxed, nurturing environment. (12 week program) (Led by Kitty Lugar)
Praying to Make a Difference - Wednesday 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. - Room 237
A practical guide for a powerful prayer life. This 8 Week course is for those just learning to pray or help others improve their prayer life. (Led by Sarah Ogilby)
Sisters Bible Study for Women - Wednesday 6 to 7:30 p.m. - Room 236
Women of all ages meet for a time of Bible study, prayer and fellowship on Wednesdays in Room 236. Provides an opportunity to encourage and support one another as we strive to become the woman that God wants us to be.
Our Father's World - Book Discussion - Tuesday 1:15 to 2:30 p.m. - Room 236
Global warming, species on the edge of extinction, deforestation, dwindling resources . . . the earth is in trouble. How should Christians respond to the environmental crisis? Practical and passionate, Brown provides a "godly and green" model for "environmental missions." Discover how you and our church can exercise good ecological stewardship and transform our corner of the world. (6 weeks starting October 2nd.)
Disciple (short-term) Invitation to the Psalms - Wednesday afternoon or Thursday evening
Make a deeper connection to the world of the Psalms so that these well known scriptures can help you give voice to all aspects of our human experience---joy, faith, uncertainty and sorrow. During two weekly video segments, experience a varied presentation of individual psalm texts, including dramatic reading, music, dance, and images. Listen to insights into specific psalms presented by one of two biblical scholars through an informal, roundtable conversation format.
Ideal experience for adults who are interested in the practice of prayer and worship and would like to connect prayer practice with Scripture. The study is accessible for adults with little prior Bible experience.
1. Word of God, Words of Prayer
2. The Prayerbook of God's People
3. Praying the Psalms
4. The Language of the Heart
5. The Geography of the Imagination
6. A Theology of the Imagination
7. Lament and Praise
8. Grace and Repentance
9. Love and Wrath
10. Hallelujah and Amen
(Wednesday 1:30 to 3:30 led by Karen Moore; Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. led by Sarah Ogilby - Both in Room 237)
The Me I Want to Be - Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Room 122
If God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so difficult? Pastor and bestselling author John Ortberg has some intriguing answers to that question. He has organized his thoughts and God's words into a straightforward and timely guide for living your best life in The Me I Want to Be.
This DVD group Bible study will show how God's perfect vision for you starts with a powerful promise. All those who trust in God "will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit" (Jeremiah 17:7-8). (5 Weeks)
The Me I Want to Be sessions include:
1. Discovering the Spirit
2. Renewing My Mind
3. Redeeming My Time
4. Deepening My Relationships
5. Transforming My Experience
(Led by Rev. Don Godwin)
Adult on-going Sunday School Classes - Sunday at 10 a.m. September to June
A spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program’s approach seriously considers the model of Christ’s servanthood and encourages Christ’s disciples to act in ways appropriate to being “a servant of all.”
The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God’s grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion.
The Upper Room, a ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, sponsors the Walk to Emmaus and offers it through local Emmaus groups around the world. Although connected through The Upper Room to The United Methodist Church, The Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical. All are invited.
For more information, contact Aldersgate’s Emmaus Lead, Sarah Ogilby, or call the church office at (302) 478-2575.
Children's Sunday School
Safe Sanctuary Policy
Check out the Children's Sunday School Page to see the full class offering for children from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade.