This class gathers each Sunday on the second (top) floor. The International Lesson Series is used with a variety of teachers from within the church as well as guest teachers from the community. Couples, as well as singles, comprise this class with an average attendance of about 30. Refreshments are enjoyed on the first Sunday of the month along with a devotional. Several socials are planned throughout the year. We love Christian fellowship! Adult Fellowship supports many local charities and actively participates in church activities and projects. Some hands-on projects include providing and serving meals at the Crisis Ministry of Davidson County, packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, serving the Sunday meal at the Episcopal Church, and collecting food items for Pastor's Panty and the Crisis Ministry Food Bank. Members of the Adult Fellowship Class are very active and welcome visitors and new members.
Agape is a Greek word that describes the fatherly love God has for His people and the reciprocating love we have for Him. The Agape Sunday School class is comprised of mature adults, both singles and couples, ranging in age from mid-40s to early 60s. The sustaining principles of the Agape class are Service, Growth, and Fellowship:
Service - Service to First United Methodist Church and service through First United Methodist Church. Through a weekly class offering, occasional fundraising events, and volunteer activities, the Agape class supports a number of local, national, and global mission outreaches in addition to critical human services in the community.
Growth - Through the Sunday School experience, members of the class strive to grow in their understanding of God’s word, God’s will, and God's grace. The class is taught by a rotation of class members and occasional guest speakers. A variety of literature is used, generally focusing on the discernment of God's will and the application of Christian principles in real daily life.
Fellowship - The class believes that Christian joy, strength, solace, and comfort is found in the company of fellow Christians. Class members support each other in times of difficulty and in times of joy. The class gathers socially outside of church each month.
This class is made up of couples and singles (early 50s to mid-70s) who are committed to deepening their faith through the weekly study of the United Methodist Adult Bible Study series. The members share in teaching duties and openly and comfortably participate in discussions of weekly lessons. The strength of this class has been greatly increased by the addition of new members who have recently joined our church. Their contributions of experiences and viewpoints are greatly valued by those members who have been lifelong Lexington residents and members of First United Methodist Church. Members of this class are generous in sharing their time, talents and gifts for church, community, and individuals’ needs. The class traditionally prepares a Sunday soup and sandwich luncheon in early December for the congregation and guests. Donations are accepted and used for holiday Christmas needs within the community. Koinonia seeks and openly welcomes those who would like to become a part of a close-knit, loving, caring group of struggling Christians.
Twenty, thirty, and forty-something adults seeking a deeper understanding of the Bible and its application in our daily lives,which are filled with conflicting information from pop culture and mainstream media. Class members help choose the studies we use. Please join us for a time of faith and fellowship across the hall from the elementary Sunday School classrooms! It is never too late to dive into the word.
Although small in numbers, this class connects to our church in a variety of ways. Our group is very close, and we support each other in the ups and downs of life, including choosing weekly prayer partners. Also, we have many activities outside of class such as covered dish suppers, breakfast in and out of class, and yearly mission projects. Our class members share the responsibility of teaching the lesson each Sunday following the International Lesson Series most of the time.
Our class is fun to get to know and serves in many ways within the church, such as Altar Guild, Family Life, United Methodist Men and Women, Prayer Breakfast, and volunteering in the church office. In honor of our teachers and in memory of those who pass away, we monetarily support Crisis Ministry of Davidson County, Meals on Wheels, Davidson Medical Ministries, Life Center, special needs that arise in the church, and youth.. A group from the class selects our teachers from within our church as well as from our community. With an open door policy, we respond to upcoming events that may need volunteers or supplies donated. A group from the class takes care of sending cards for birthdays, sickness, those hospitalized, and residents of nursing homes. A special feature of our class is the Birthday Chair! If you still believe in having a birthday, then come to our class where you can sit in the ribboned chair and give a penny for each of your years to help others.