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Sunday School Classes


Koinonia will begin Parables from the Backside, Vol. 2 by J. Ellsworth Kalas on September 11. This study presents new insight into twelve of Jesus' parables by entering them through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new "lens," or the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character. We welcome people of all ages and stages to join us in exploring well-known stories from another perspective.

Contact: Cindy Wood    (540)-953-2508

Where: Room 203, Education Building  

Format: In-person discussion

Gunnar Teilmann will study Count It All Joy: Discover a Happiness That Circumstances Cannot Change by David Jeremiah in September. The apostle Paul wrote his most personal letter while abused and abandoned in a Roman prison. He wrote to believers who lived in the shadow of the Roman tyrant, Nero. And yet this letter, Philippians, is the most joy-filled epistle in the Bible. Weaving together modern stories and historical detail, Dr. David Jeremiah explores Philippians verse by verse, showing us what it means to be joyful in spite of circumstances

Contact: MaryAnn Cass

Where: Central Conference Room 9:30

Format: In-person discussion


Journey will begin Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in


Uncertain Times by Adam Hamilton on September 18th. Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight, Hamilton uses a mixture of facts and faith to help readers understand and counter fears related to such outsize perils as death and illness, as well as the everyday anxieties all of us encounter. For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times, Unafraid offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions. Books are available for new members. Lessons will include a video component.

Contact: Jennifer Cooper   256-656-4956

Where:  Room 210, Education Building

Format: In-person discussion, usually with a DVD component

Logos will be doing Three Simple Questions by


Ruben Job. The questions are “Who is God, Who am I, Who are we together?” 

Contact: Darla Donald

Where: The Annex Building and concurrently on Zoom at 9:30 (lesson starts at 9:45)

 Format: Hybrid 


Pairs and Spares has a long history of choosing books and study materials that are related to Social Justice, Christian History, and other thought-provoking topics by well-known Christian scholars. Other topics have come from articles by Sojourners or Faith Links when they were available. Contemporary challenges to global concerns such as climate change, voting rights or diversity are also included in our discussions, research and gifts.

Contact:  June Mullins

Where: Room 108, Education Building with a Zoom option

Format: Hybrid presentation and open discussion


Families With Young


Children (FWYC) is both a Sunday School class and a small group with emphasis on families with children whose age range is from birth to third grade. You may participate in either or both branches of FWYC. Participants are encouraged to drop by when they can and not worry about times it doesn’t work out. We'll focus on fellowship and deepening our relationship with each other, as well as supporting each other on our Christian journey. Please


Contact: Eric & Shevon Kaufman or

Where: Room 112, Education Building

Format: In-person discussion

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