At First United Methodist Church-Heber Springs, there are various Adult Sunday School Classes. Below is information on each class.
The Agape Sunday School Class is dedicated to the study of the Word of God in an atmosphere of love and respect for each person's point of view. Members are encouraged to share their knowledge, ideas and beliefs with the entire class. Agape Class believes in service through our church and encourage all members to find their place of service as led by the Spirit of God. The Agape Class conducts an annual free winterization car check each fall. This event provides the opportunity to be a witness to those who take advantage of the service. Agape class welcomes anyone who might be searching for a place to study the Word, fellowship with other believers, and find opportunities for service. The class meets during the 9:35 service in Room 207 and has approximately 20 class members with the average age being 50+ years old. Pete Howell is the discussion leader, and the class is studying The Adult Quarterly. Pete can be reached at (501) 362-7303 or feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other members you may call include Jan or Tom Cobb at (501) 825-7084 or Rebecca or Jerry Cockrell at (501) 556-4512.
The Bridges Class of First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs, Arkansas meets Sunday mornings at 10:45 immediately after the contemporary 9:35 worship service. We meet in the Friendly Classroom (Room 201) above the church offices, beside the elevator. The class exists for the purpose of making disciples through studying and applying the the Word of God as well as facilitating fellowship with one another. Class members include people from all walks of life. Many are married with young children, some with older or grown children, and others without children. All are welcome to come and hear God's Word, learn, and fellowship. We go through a variety of Biblical studies, from video-based studies of Bible books, to topical studies based on scriptural interpretation, to verse-by-verse studies of the Bible. Our current study is a brief look at each book in the Old Testament to look at the people, their stories, and how everything points to eternal life with Jesus! Feel free to contact the class members below with any questions or come by and visit us. Welcome to FUMC! Cliff Childers at email@example.com, (501) 278-7959; Kevin Thomas at Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org, (501) 514-5657; Pete Harris, email@example.com, (501) 270-1042; Netta Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org, (501) 514-5636; Susan Vowels at email@example.com, (501) 365-6736; or Johanna Lehfeldt at johannalehfeldt @gmail.com, (901) 268-4344.
FELLOWSHIP BIBLE CLASS
The Fellowship Bible Sunday School Class meets Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the Library in the Family Life Center Building (Room 104).
Class leader is Rocky Togni, and the class is made up of 10-12 serious Bible students. The class has 2-3 fellowship dinners each year and would love to have more people join the class. The class has studied various Bible Studies developed by scholars such as David Jeremiah, Chuck Missler, and Ravi Zacharias. Rocky can be reached at (501) 362-0728, or you may call Verdie or Bob Daniels at (501) 362-6469 or Gloria or Keith Cathey at (501) 362-3668.
The Friendly Class consists of congenial men and women from ages 60 to 96. The average attendance is about 40. They love to visit, sing, pray for the sick and study God's Word. They enjoy fellowship at an annual Christmas party and a fall party. They support various local missions and one foreign mission. Friendly Class studies God's Word through quarterly lessons prepared by The Adult Quarterly. The class just finished the book of Ruth, and will begin a study of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and Matthew. These lessons are presented by Don Brown, Joe Diffee, Bruce Shearer and by Charle Cayton on 5th Sundays. Class President is Maggie Jean Douglas and Cynthia Carpenter is Vice-President. Visitors are invited to join in our fun and fellowship. Friendly Class meets in Room 201. Contacts in this class include Bee Buchman (501) 362-6692, Cynthia Carpenter (501) 362-5303, and Jack Fowler (501) 362-3346.
The Genesis Class meets at 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings in Room 206. Average class size is 15-18 people, with average age between 50-60. The class welcomes any new members to the class. The Genesis Class currently is studying "God in You; Releasing the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life" by David Jeremiah and open discussion is encouraged. Facilitator is Ed Guillotte. The goal of the class is to study scripture and then apply it to their lives.
The class focuses some on out-of-church fellowship, usually having an annual Christmas party. Everyone in the class is actively involved in a ministry and service within the church. Contacts for the Genesis Class include Ed Guillotte (501) 362-5313, Gail McKenzie (501) 250-3646; and Mike or Melissa Graham at (501) 362-6998.
PAIRS AND SPARES
The Pairs and Spares Class is currently studying "The Last Words of Christ," a Lenten study by Adam Hamilton. Other literature includes "The Study of John" by Gonzales and other studies by Hamilton, Kabes, and Moore. The average age of the class is from mid-40's to 70+ and the average class size is 25-38. The class has many fellowship opportunities
from pot-lucks, to going out to eat, and a Thanksgiving meal that includes a white elephant auction. One of their main fund-raisers is the Annual Heber Springs Homecoming Chili Supper in October. The class has two "Compassion" boys (one from El Salvador and one from the Phillipines), and supports the Cleburne County Aging Program in sponsoring Meals-on-Wheels. They also support the Christian Health Center, Children's Shoe Project, and other projects. Currently, the class is in the process of working on more projects for the community. The class meets at 9:45 on Sunday mornings in Room 202. Contacts for this class are Sue House (501) 362-2526 and Alma Smith, (501) 362-2291.
The Shepherding Class is a class with no age limit, that studies the Bible, one book and chapter at a time, and is deep into God's Word. The class leader is Sam Ward. As a group, the class eats out often and takes day trips. Shepherding Class meets at 10:55 on Sunday mornings in Room 207. New members are encouraged to join us. Contacts for the class are Sam Ward (501) 206-7018, and Renae Hudspeth (501) 206-9771.
WILLING HEARTS CLASS
Willing Hearts Class is a fellowship group with about 20 members who are open to questions, fun-loving, dedicated to learning God's Word and learning how to live a Christian life. The class meets in Room 206 on Sunday mornings, with class starting at 10:50 with coffee, donuts, and fellowship. Currently, Willing Hearts is studying various books of the Bible.
The class has people of all ages and varied walks of life. Bruce Shearer is the class leader and can be reached at (501) 250-0571. Other contacts include Connie or Marc Moody at (501) 206-7777 and Dianne or Bill Simmons at (501) 362-7549.
Young adulthood is an exciting time for pursuing God's plan for your life both spiritually and vocationally. IGNITE exists to equip and guide young adults to live passionate, Christ-centered lives through worship, fellowship, and the study and application of God's Word. God wants to IGNITE a fire in your soul for you to live a life that's bigger than yourself...a life that counts for eternal things. Our fall series will be the book of Galatians. If you're between the ages of 18 and 30, come join us! Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” -Hebrews 12:28-29 (NIV) For more information, please contact Boyd Anderson at (501) 206-8845 or Taylor Tubbs at (501) 270-2110.