Focus Sunday School Class
An all inclusive, mission-minded group not based on age or life stage, the Founder's Hall Sunday School class originated as a short-term study group. After the study concluded, the members agreed to become a Sunday School class that began meeting in Founder's Hall and moved to the sanctuary basement.
Lesson are usually lead by class members alternating weekly. Lesson series are varied reflecting the member's current interests and needs. Recent studies include Adam Hamilton's What it Means to be United Methodist, William Barclay's The Acts of the Apostles, and Ray Vanderlaan's God Heard their Cry. The class has also studied books such as The Shack by William P. Young and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
Missions and service projects are an important part of this group. Recent projects include:
►Preparing a bedroom and bathroom for the New Directions House
►Sending care packages to Holmes Street college students
►Sponsoring a cookout with musical entertainment to raise mony for the building fund
►Providing breakfast for the First Stop ministry
►Refurbishing their classroom with new chairs, fresh paint, and other decoration items
►Sponsoring families at Christmas
Fun and fellowship events are also held periodically.
Holmes Street's newest adult Sunday School Class is electic mix of people of all ages and all stages in life. Ranging from college students to great-grandmothers (and everything in between!), class "lessons" include a lot of discussion with no topics or questions off-limit. Unlike the Founder's Hall class, this class actually DOES meet in Founder's Hall directly after the Next Step service. As their name implies, this class welcomes anyone to join their group.