Adult Education

Joy Sunday School Class

Nancy Hydzik, Leader

The Joy Sunday School Class shares fellowship and discussions on relevant Christian books and authors each Sunday morning from 10:45-11:45 a.m. The class also hosts one Wednesday night meal per month and carries out a number of service and mission related projects. The Joy class is an adult Sunday School class of both men and women between the ages of 30 and 70. Discussions are lively, and everyone’s opinion is valid, valued and appreciated. Class members vote to decide on what they will next be studying. Current study: John Ortberg’s “If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat.”

Friendship Sunday School Class

Bob Bodenheimer, Leader

The Friendship Class uses the lectionary as its guide for Bible Study, and meets each Sunday morning from 10:45-11:45 a.m.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

Margaret Petty Denney, President and Maryville District Vice-President (through 2017)

Nancy Lampe, Maryville District UMW President (through 2016)

UMW meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Joy Sunday School room

From Holston Conference United Methodist Women: ¬†“The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.”

UMW is an active and vital part of our church family. The group, for ladies only, meets the third Tuesday of each month for fellowship and discussion. UMW is mission oriented and supports a variety of missions through service and annual fundraisers such as the UMW Garage Sale.

United Methodist Men (UMM)

John King, President

UMM meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 8:00 a.m. (preparations begin at 7:00 a.m.) in the Family Life Center.

From Holston.org:

Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.

Our goal is to empower the ministry of Jesus Christ through men within the congregations of the UMC.

United Methodist Men exists to declare the centrality of Christ in every man’s life; Holston Conference seeks to fulfil this purpose by becoming a faithful and welcoming community that knows Christ, shares Christ, and serves others.