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    The Memphis Annual Conference

    Sunday School

    Name of Class: Christians Unlimited

    Location: Lower Level 101
    Teacher (s): Kathy Schaal & Bo Walker
    Curriculum: Major United Methodist Beliefs: Wired Word
    Description: Discussion of current events from "Wired Word". Read books re: Methodism, video studies
    Age group: young adults, middle age and older. Some married, some single (with and without children living at home).
    Mission Support: Local fix up projects, bikes for Reelfoot, Christmas baskets, food pantry, soup kitchen
    Activities: potluck twice a year

    Name of Class: Genesis

    Location: Lower Level Billy Miller Room
    Teacher (s): Group Lead
    Curriculum: Andy Griffith video series
    Description: Eclectic mix of laid back people. The floor is open to anyone.
    Mission Support: Support current needs/crisis
    Activities: A few spontaneous get togethers

    Name of Class: Ambassadors

    Location: 2nd floor
    Teacher (s): Betty Wheat, Henry Weber, Ann Weber, Sandy Stevens and Mary Kathryn Moore
    Curriculum: Adult Bible Studies
    Description: The Ambassador Class is like a big family... very caring and responsive to the needs of others.
    Mission Support: Reelfoot, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Sierra Leone, Helping Hand, mailing cards to the church family.
    Activities: Eat out the third Thursday of each month. This past Christmas, at annual Christmas party, food was brought to stock pantry.

    Name of Class: TBA

    Location: Lower Level (Old Life Applications Room)
    Teacher (s): Robert Hill
    Curriculum: NOOMA video series by Rob Bell
    Description: spriritual group therapy...discussion of current issues that confront us as 20-40 somethings
    Mission Support: food pantry, shoes for the children of Sierra Leone
    Activities: this is a newly formed class with lots of great ideas for group gatherings in the works

    Name of Class: Encompass

    Location: Lower Level
    Teacher (s): Bobby Travillian, David Nash, Craig Harris
    Curriculum: Max Lucado
    Description: a class that "encompasses" people of all ages and backgrounds Mission Support: VIM and local service projects
    Activities: odd months breakfast in classroom. even month socials.

    Name of Class: Pairs & Spares

    Location: Room 101
    Teacher (s): Katherine Moore, Phil Craig, Jane Robertson, and Carolyn Scarborough
    Curriculum: Adult Bible Studies
    Description: We are a mixture of ages, mostly 40-plus, and a mixture of married and single folks (hence the name.) Most of us are grandparents.
    Mission Support: food baskets at Christmas, food pantry, Reelfoot Rural Ministries, the Sierra Leone mission teams, and members of our class also help to sponsor our annual Movie Night at the local movie theater.
    Activities: We meet twice a year for potlucks and usually go out for breakfast one night during the winter.

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