Adult Education

Title: The Chosen, Season 2
Sunday Summer School Class: Starting Sunday June 2, 9:00 am hour, before our 10:30 am worship service
Location: Lighthouse Room
We will watch The Chosen, Season 2, and compare it with Scripture after each session. We encourage you to consider joining the class. During the 9:00 am hour, before our 10:30 am worship service, we will meet together to grow spiritually and relationally with those around us. 

Title: In The Third Day: Living the Resurrection, 
Sunday School Class: Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:00 am in the
Lighthouse Room  
Sunday School Class: Sunday (April 7 to May 12) 9:00-10:00 AM
Zoom Class: Tuesday (4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14) 7:00-8:00 PM
Leaders: Pastor Ron Krahl
UMC Bishop Tom Berlin uses his gifts of storytelling and understanding the Scriptures to connect the reader to the experiences of several individuals around Jesus in his final days, focusing on new life and redemption rather than loss. Join Peter, Mary Magdalene, and Thomas as they feel the despair of losing Jesus and the surprise and joy that awaits them in the resurrection. This study traces events around these characters, along with Paul and the disciples at Emmaus, and how the resurrection transforms their lives. This six-week study includes video teaching sessions that enhance learning and discussion.

Please contact the church office to register for the Zoom class. Copies of the book are available for sale in the church office. If possible, please read the first chapter before the class begins. 

Title: Jesus in the Gospels by Leander E. Kech  
Tom Bolton
Confirmation Room
Date/Time: January 7 – 9:00 – 10:00am

Description: Tom is continuing the Discipleship Bible Study at First Church: Jesus in the Gospels. New participants are welcome to join the group. This is a 30-week study that invites believers to look at Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question,” Who is the Jesus that you see?” Study the names, the places, and the people—and encounter Jesus, who is both hard to ignore and hard to control, as portrayed in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The 30 lessons are divided into 60 weeks so that we will go over parts of two years. This way, you don’t have quite as much to read each week. We will not meet in the summer or on holidays when classes are not meeting.

Title: What Does the Bible Say?
Facilitator: Michael Odle.
Location: Zoom
Date/Time: Second Monday of each Month (except December) 7:00pm Zoom

Description: The class will meet at 7:00 pm the second Monday of each month (except December). In January we will continue our in-depth, faith building study in the book of Romans. As an added bonus, we won’t even have to leave our homes to join this Zoom-based study. Anyone can participate by using a desktop or laptop computer or a tablet or a smartphone or even a traditional land-line telephone! Simply contact Michael or the church office to let us know you want to join us and the Zoom information (and clear instructions) will be sent to you. The first class is on January 8 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. So grab your favorite Bible and join in!

Other Adult Education Opportunities

Sometimes it is just easier to have the Bible read to us than to read it our-selves, isn’t it? Here are three FREE good options for hearing the Bible read on a daily basis. Each reads a selection from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. All are available as an app also.

  • – The Bible is read in a clear, straightforward fashion without commentary.
  • – The Bible is read through in a year by rotating what version is read each week. There is a ten minute meditation/commentary each day.
  • – The Bible is read through using the New Living Translation. There is a ten minute daily meditation/commentary each day.
  • Check out Pastor Glenn McDonald’s 5-minute morning reflection program. It’s accessible on your phone and available as a podcast. Join by going to