The Bible Study class uses a new curriculum called Feasting on the Word which follows the lectionary. This curriculum is the child of a body of work originally provided for pastors in their sermon preparation from week to week. David York teaches this class. This class meets in the Fellowship Hall.
The verse we take as this class name says that if all the things Jesus did were recorded, the world wouldn’t be able to hold all the writing, painting, plays, sculpture, weaving, films, and music. We seek to find and enjoy this. From the Fall Film Festival, through the 24 discussion sessions on Lost Christianities, to reading Scripting Jesus and writing our own play. Paul Taylor and Joe Bell lead this class. This class meets in the Atrium of the Education Building.
We discuss different topics in the media that week. Some are political, some are not. Class members are encouraged to bring in topics they find of interest. Class is facilitated by Dianne Talley. This class meets in the Library.
The GAP (Graduates and Young Professionals) group is a collection of young people who are past our college days and are maturing into adulthood, looking for a community of friendship that will encourage us along our spiritual paths. We gather for fun fellowships periodically, and enjoy each other’s companionship as young people of faith. This year we are studying the Book of Revelation and culturally relevant apocalyptic literature with particular interest in the Mayan calendar. Beka Falk-Jones teaches this class. This class meets in the Labyrinth Lounge, on the other side of the Fellowship Hall in the basement of the sanctuary.
Labyrinth (For College Students & Other 20-somethings)
Led by Minister for Students Amelia Fulbright, Labyrinth meets on the third Sunday of the month immediately after the worship service for lunch on the drag. Visitors are welcome: our treat! Join us Tuesdays at 7:00pm for dinner followed at 8:00pm by the Tuesday Night Encounter, a mix of Bible study, prayer, meditation and dialogue on contemporary issues. This class meets in the Labyrinth Lounge.
Youth (6th-12th grade)
Led by Anna Taylor (middle school), Michael Evans (high school) and Youth Minister Amelia Fulbright, the Youth Sunday School class is a time for teens to discover more about God, themselves and other people through a variety of Christian practices. This class meets in the UBC Youth Room.
Children ages 4 through fifth grade follow a curriculum called The Way of the Child. Put together by Companions in Christ, this material leads children to experience God through formative spiritual practices rather than through informative teaching. Kay Suttle leads the children ages 4 through first grade. Bill Cox leads the children in second through fifth grades. These classes meet in the Kid’s Place building.
The Toddler’s Sunday School class uses the Play-n-Worship curriculum that emphasizes repetition of story for learning about the Bible. It is interactive with music and engages the children with play and dress-up to imitate the characters of the stories they learn. Kari Taylor teaches this class. It meets in the Toddler room of the Kid’s Place.