Sunday School is an integral part of Pathways. Approximately 80% of those who attend the worship service on Sunday morning are also present in Sunday School. It’s in Sunday School that our members really get to know each other. The class members are there to share the joys and concerns, to provide love and support for each other. Jobs in the church, such as greeters for the worship service, are assigned according to the Sunday School classes. We offer classes for all age groups, from pre-school on up. Currently, we have five adult classes, one class for children up through 5th grade, and one class for youth, 6th grade through 12th grade.
The Friendship Class is a multi-generational class that has been in existence for many years. The members enjoy studies about contemporary life. It is led by Beth Reed.
The Joy Class uses a variety of DVDs and materials throughout the year, but no matter what the lesson of the day, it is assured that there will be a great deal of discussion on the topic and it’s application to modern-day issues. Dean Ritenour is the leader of the Joy Class.
The name of The Circle of Friends Class accurately describes this group of friends who meet together to learn more about the Kingdom of God. Due to this sanctuary of trust, they are able to share their innermost feelings with each other. They feel convicted to help and work for our church to help in its growth and general ministry. This class, as do all of our classes, welcomes new members into their circle.
The Life Group, led by Kevin Manary, is for college-aged students and young adults and focuses on the concerns of young adult Christians living in a secular society.
The Wesley Class meets in the Group Room. Most of the members are retired but continue to take an active role in the life of our church. They use the International Sunday School Lessons for their texts and enjoy discussing both the Bible lessons and the issues confronting our church and society today. The Wesley Class has three teachers who take turns leading:
Our Youth Class is for students in 6th-12th grades. They meet in the Youth room located in the basement of the church were they use games, stories, and technology to further expand their understanding of Christ.
Pre-School thru Fifth Grade meets downstairs in the education wing with teachers Leandra Costello, Connie Deck and Betty Mardis. This class uses the Bible-based United Methodist curriculum, The One-Room Sunday School.
Nursery is available during Sunday school and morning worship for children up through age 3. Emily Patterson and Charlotte Burns are Safe Sanctuary approved and ready to care for your child in our remodeled nursery area.