Study Connection Groups

On your visit to Tabernacle, be sure to drop in on any of our Sunday School Offerings. No registration or reservation required.

Check the Weekly Spotlight for updates and news on specific classes.

  • 9:15 am Sunday School – All ages (All Classrooms)

Adult Sunday School Class | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. | Room 411

Leon Anderson Discovery Class

Facilitator: Dianne Kellison
Resource: John for Everyone by N.T. Wright

This is a study of the Gospel according to John. In this study, we will look at

  • 7 signs/miracles that reveal who Jesus is
  • comparisons/dualisms such as light and dark
  • 7 “I AM” statements

Adult Sunday School Class | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. | Room 412

Mary Thomas Class

Facilitator: Margaret Smith
Resource: Cokesbury’s Quarterly Adult Bible Studies

This quarterly publication focuses on a different theme each quarter. Each lesson is based on a scripture passage. This quarter’s theme is “Belong.” “Our response to God’s gracious salvation means responding to others… the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and their prayers.”

Adult Sunday School Class | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. | Room 413

Seekers

Facilitator: Mary McIntosh

Are you interested in a deeper reflection and discussion on Pastor Ted’s sermon each Sunday?  Then check out the Seeker’s Sunday Connection Group.  This connection group is perfect for newcomers and visitors; you can easily drop in whenever you can.  The only requirements are an open mind and heart.

Children's Sunday School Class | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. | Room 404

Children's Class

Facilitator: John & Arleen Taninecz and Bob & Carol Gallagher
Resource: Cokesbury – Celebrate Wonder Curriculum for All Ages

Celebrate Wonder is a Sunday School curriculum that engages children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. It helps them explore the Bible in ways that feed their imagination and encourages creativity.

Wednesdays | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | In- person Fellowship Hall and via Zoom

Book Study

Facilitator: Pastor Ted Smith
Resource:  How Do I Decide? A Christian’s Guide to Making Decisions by Randy Strickland

Join us Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. for this six-week book study starting April 27th – June 1st.  We will start at 6:00 p.m. with a light meal to be followed by an in-person/Zoom discussion.

Randy Strickland shares personal insights from his forty-two years in the ministry and how you can easily adapt his suggestions to your own life.  Study sessions include Strickland personal stories, Bible verses, discussion and more.  Attendance options include both in person and Zoom (Meeting ID: 886 1145 9841 Passcode: 450019).  Books are available, or you can order from Amazon.  For questions, contact Pastor Ted at PastorTed@vaumc.org

Youth Sunday School Class | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Epic (Encourage People In Christ)

Facilitator: Melissa Keylor, Guest Speakers
Resource: Material based on beliefs upheld by the Methodist Church

The mission of EPIC is to inspire youth ages 6th grade through 12th, and beyond, to have an affection for the Word of God and its application. Instilling a commitment to encourage others to explore faith and serve as disciples of Christ.

Youth | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Youth Group

Facilitator: Melissa Keylor
Resource: Revelations

To build a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.