A list of Bible school classes for adults offered each Sunday morning...
Christian Homemakers Class, 9:30am, Sanctuary, Teacher: Allen Melton
The Christian Homemakers class feels books of the Bible should be our study emphasis as opposed to a particular subject such as grace or faith. We just concluded a study of Job and are beginning a riveting study of I Peter, II Peter and Jude. We usually have refreshments by 9:35 and enjoy a piano piece prior to the class by Roland Greene. The class usually finishes the lesson around 10:40. If a person really desires to study God's Word in depth and deal with difficult issues that have no clear cut answers, then this is the class! We use God’s Word to find the answer. We host the Hanging of the Greens which is the start of the Christmas season at Fairmount the first Sunday in December. We also help with CARITAS and the Spring Mission Fair.
Friends Class, 9:30am, Trailer 3, Teacher: Ken Powell
The Friends are currently studying “3:16”, a Bible study by Max Lucado. Once that is complete, we will be reading, “The Christmas Experience”, a Bible study by Kyle Idleman. We start each class period with a social time starting at 9:30. At 9:50, we begin the lesson time and finish at 10:45. The Friends Class has a diverse age group, from early twenties to early eighties and our curriculum is a diverse as our ages. We strive to take the Biblical teachings and put them into everyday life as we discuss the topics and grow together loving God and each other. Our class sponsors the Christmas Eve worship services and you don’t want to miss our annual Christmas social!
Bill Farmer Bible Class, 9:30am, Rm. 132a, Teacher: Betsy Raines
The Bill Farmer Bible Class lesson topics follow the Standard Lesson Commentary. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments begins at 9:30. The class starts at 9:45 with the singing of a hymn, prayer, and sharing of joys and concerns. The lesson with discussion follows. Class ends by 10:40 with prayer and singing. The Bill Farmer Bible Class has been meeting since 1941 and was previously known as the Martin-Dabney Class. We are a caring, mission-minded group of mature Christians serving God locally, domestically and internationally. Our class is made up of children of the Silent Generation with some Baby Boomers and Generation X’ers mixed in. Over the years, members have become preachers, teachers, officers and leaders both at Fairmount and other churches. Our class gets together quarterly to share a themed potluck meal, play games and enjoy live entertainment. At Easter, we organize and present Fairmount’s Good Friday Service to the Church and the community. Come grow with us!
Salt & Light Class, 9:30am, Rm. 152, Teachers: Carson & Rose Williams
Salt & Light are currently doing a video and discussion lesson series on how to follow Christ using the 12 apostles as our example. The next lesson series will feature an in depth study of the book of Hebrews. We are a class of volunteers and you’ll notice class members in and out each week as we not only come to learn God’s Word, but to serve on Sunday mornings helping to share God’s Word. We cover a wide range of lesson topics and have meaningful discussions to help us in our life-long pursuit to study God’s Word. We have several class social events throughout the year such as progressive dinners, pool parties, cookouts, bonfires and even a day at Lake Gaston! Our goal as a class is to form a community of people who work, fellowship and serve together here at Fairmount. We’d love for you to join us as we fellowship, learn and grow in God’s Word.
Seekers Class, 9:30am, Rm. 132b, Teacher: Randy Allard
The Seekers Class uses the Standard Lesson Commentary supplemented with great class discussions. A time of fellowship (and snacks!) begins at 9:30am and the lesson begins at 9:45am. The lesson is followed by announcements and a time of prayer. The Seekers are a well fed group, both physically and spiritually. We are a diverse group ranging from early twenties to early sixties. The lesson plan leads us into healthy discussions each week as we "Seek" the Lord's truth in understanding the lesson and applying it to our lives. We plan outings several times a year to socialize and get to know each other better. Outings include a progressive dinner where we travel to different houses for each part of a meal, a baseball game at the Diamond, pool parties which include cannonball judging, an autumn bonfire and a New Year's dinner with a spirited game of Catch Phrase. We also plan and lead the church’s Easter Egg Hunt each year. Come and "Seek" the Lord with us.
U & I Class, 9:30am, Rm. 130, Teacher: Stephen Beadles
The U&I Sunday School Class study lessons directly from the Old and New Testament and occasionally lessons from the International Sunday School Lessons book. In addition, we study The Christmas Story and The Easter Story each year. We start each class at 9:30am with a hymn, a time of sharing, prayer, and a review of those who have fallen ill and those in need. The lesson follows with abundant participation of class discussion. Our class is very diverse in age from the forties to nineties. Our goal is to apply Christian Living to everyday life in the manner that Jesus teaches us in Luke 10:27-28, 27He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 28“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” The class is exceptional in its outreach to missions, contributing to needs in the community, an annual scholarship to a student preparing for the ministry, and ministering to the sick. Three times per year, we have a covered dish luncheon (the ladies outdo themselves with homemade dishes and desserts). There is great fellowship and a program follows. We also prepare and sponsor the church-wide annual Thanksgiving Service.
Class Motto: 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” KJV
Living Water Class, 11am, Rm. 132b, Teachers: Geoff & Susan Johnson
Living Water’s current lesson series is titled, “Sustaining Hope”, principles drawn from various Old Testament passages. Beginning December 7, 2014, we will be begin, “The God Who Cares and Knows You”, an inductive study of the Gospel of John. We have a time of fellowship and snacks from 11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. Lesson time is from 11:10 to 11:50 and we end with prayer time from 11:50 to noon. The Living Water class welcomes all ages, from older teens to senior adults, but the majority of our class is between 30 and 50. Many families have small children and babies sometimes make an appearance. We value frank and lively discussion of faith issues, but always use scripture to shape the answers to life's difficult questions.
Real Life Connections Class, 11am, Trailer 3, Teacher: R. W. McDowell
Real Life Connections is a prayer-based class that shares the victories and struggles of “real life” with each other. Prayer time is a large focus of our class and allows individuals to be involved with, and pray for, each other. Our studies vary from the Fairmount sermon series, to authored books, to books of the Bible, and anything in between, with lots of discussion from the class. We enjoy meeting in a circle and other facilitators include Kelly Combs, Renae Carter and Gary Retone. We enjoy a Christmas gathering and other outings sprinkled throughout the year. Our “Rivah” social is always a highlight. All age groups are welcome.
Reflections of Him Class, 11am, Rm. 132a, Teacher: Frank Saunders
The Reflections of Him Class chooses a single book of the Bible and studies it in-depth. We study books from both the Old and New Testaments. We open with food, fellowship, announcements, and prayer time followed by the lesson. Our class is very diverse with ages ranging from 20 years old to those in their 80s. The class supports each other with prayer during the week and practical support when needed.
The Reflections of Him Class is highly mission-focused and supports many ministries from local concerns to foreign mission opportunities. Activities have included luncheons after class, Christmas party, tacky light tour, dinner theater, historical and local interest tours, etc. Because our class is large, we have begun Dinner Groups where we break into groups of 6-8 people and have dinner at someone's home. This allows us to get to know each other on a more personal level. We are very open to any new faces and would love to have you join us.
The Walk Class, 11am, Rm. 152, Teacher: Ray Butler
The Walk Bible Class is composed of people who are striving to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Our goal is to be walking closer with God each day and to respond as He would desire us to respond. We are currently working through the New Testament Book of James. We enjoy a time of fellowship and snacks before we begin our study. Members of the Walk are actively involved with the ministries of FCC. Throughout the year we schedule socials, various local outings and service projects. We enjoy our times together and invite you to join us.