Join us Sunday mornings from 9:55am to 10:45am for Sunday School! Each Sunday, Maple Springs UMC offers opportunities for study and fellowship. No matter your age or interests, we're sure you'll find a Sunday School class that's right for you. The following groups meet at various locations throughout the church. Check in with someone at the Information Desk in Craven Lobby for directions.
Children Sunday School Classes
Maples Springs UMC has adopted policies to safeguard children and youth. Download our Safe Sanctuaries Policies and Procedures. All children's Sunday School teachers undergo annual required Safe Sanctuary training. For questions or more information, contact Mary Taylor Setliff, Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries (336-722-7563, ext 405).
These volunteers provide wonderful care for your infant while you attend Sunday School.
Toddlers & Two Year Olds (C10)
Class time includes free play using imaginative toys, the reading of a short Bible story, coloring, and crafts.
Three & Four Years Olds (C15)
Class time begins and ends with free play. A Bible lesson is shared using the First Look curriculum. The lesson is further explored using a variety of methods including crafts, games, video bible story, and coloring sheets.
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade (C1, Childrens Assembly Room)
Our kindergarten through 3rd grade groups gather together to hear the bible story for the day as a large group and explore the day's lesson in small groups (kindergarten/1st and 2nd/3rd). A Bible lesson is shared using the 252 Basics curriculum.
4th & 5th Grade (C26)
Our 4th and 5th graders use 252 Basics curriculum. This curriculum incorporates hands-on involvement by the children in learning the Bible lesson for the day, including discussions and games. This group also focuses on missions.
Youth Sunday School Class
Sunday School is an important time in the week for youth to grow their roots deeper in Jesus. Get to know one another better and learn more about God’s love for you. Led by a team of teachers who love youth and are dedicated to helping them grow in love for God, the church, and all people. For questions or more information, contact Scott Andree Bowen, Youth & Next Generation Ministry Coordinator (336-722-7563, ext 407).
Middle School Youth (6th through 8th grade)
Location: Maple Room E25 Craven Hall Upper Level
High School Youth (9th through 12th grade)
Location: Spring Room E21 Craven Hall Upper
Adult Sunday School Classes
The below classes are for adults looking for fellowship and
spiritual development. Maple Springs offers a range of formats and levels of
development. Please feel free to drop in on any of the classes at any time
during the Sunday school hour (9:55-10:45am), or if you're having trouble
deciding, contact Erin Moses, our Adult Spiritual Formation Coordinator, for
Location: C22 – Craven Hall, Upper Level
The Asbury class is open to all ages and welcomes couples
and singles alike. Our format is
leader-directed group discussion. Study
topics will vary from direct study of a book of the Bible to a topical study of
interest to the class. We strive to rely
on scripture as our guide in all studies.
We encourage members to research different commentaries and translations
of the scripture being studied so that they can share them with the class and
help broaden our perspective of God’s word.
We always have a lot of fun in class and enjoy occasional social
gatherings away from church. We would
love anyone to come see what we’re all about!
Location: M25 - Adult
Spiritual Formation Room – Main Building, Upper Level
We gather as a group of about 10 -12 individuals that are in
the empty nester stage of our lives. Study topics will vary from direct study
of a book of the Bible to a topical study of interest to the class. We strive to rely on scripture as our guide
in all studies. We share the ups and
downs of this stage of our lives, providing insight, real life experiences, and
prayer for all.
Location: M2 - Main Building, Basement Level Koinonia Hall
This senior adult class, made up of approximately 40
members, studies the Uniform Lesson series and enjoys a variety of teachers. On
the third Friday, they meet for games at 7:00 pm in the Cokesbury Room. They
provide care and support for one another and also enjoy doing a number of
volunteer service projects at the church and in the community.
Location: M26 – Main Building, Upper Level
Focus Class welcomes everyone! Many of us are empty nesters
and recent retirees. We enjoy discussions of scripture and a variety of topics.
Our socials include gatherings at members' homes and going out to dinner at
Location: M29 – Main Building, Upper Level
The Foundations class is comprised of individuals and
couples with school-aged (K-12) children who seek to become better followers of
Christ. We seek to learn both from the
Bible and from the example of John Wesley, founder of Methodism. We develop and maintain strong friendships,
and we participate in social events and mission opportunities with each other
outside of the Sunday school hour.
Location: M107 – Main Building, Lower Level
This is a class of (mostly) retirees, but young at heart. We
study topical series relating to our Christian beliefs, Biblically based DVD
series, and freestanding lessons of special interest. All are welcome!
Location: C23 – Craven Hall, Upper Level
The Liquid group welcomes all adult age groups. We typically
use short DVD-based series or stand-alone lessons that help us apply biblical
lessons and principals to our busy modern lives.
Location: Craven Hall, Glass Room
Meets at various times throughout the year; this is a class
especially designed for visitors, newcomers, and new members and is an
opportunity for you to meet and journey alongside other "newer" folks
in the congregation as we seek to deepen our relationship with Christ and the
church and discover what it means to be a disciple in the United Methodist
Location: M205 – Main Building, Upper Level
This is a class of couples and singles that varies topical
discussion/DVD curriculum with more intense Bible studies, depending on the
season. They share a variety of interests and share facilitation duties among
those who enjoy leading and teaching.
Location: M7 –Main Building, Basement Level
The UMAR class is for developmentally delayed adults. There is Bible study, crafts, and fellowship
on Sunday morning. Service projects include clipping coupons for Red Bird
mission, offering for Nothing But Nets, and the Maple Springs Food Pantry, for
which they shop once a year. Birthdays
and Christmas are celebrated with parties.