Sunday School


Learning is an important part of spiritual growth for all ages. BUMC offers three Sunday School options on Sunday mornings for adults. Grab a cup of coffee in the Narthex and come check one out!


Faith-Filled Parenting: Join other parents and facilitators in this new class to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting and ways that our faith might guide us as we seek to parent in a faith-filled manner. This class offers a place to build community, to reflect on and increase the joyful parts of parenting, and to learn strategies to build our children’s faith.  Participants are reviewing ideas from: The Sticky Faith Guide for your Family by Dr. Kara E. Powell, More Than Words: 10 Values for the Modern Family by Erin Wathenand Available Hope: Parenting, Faith, and a Terrifying World by Julie E. RichardsonTopics include the importance of community, modeling sticky faith, balancing work and family, and maintaining Sabbath.  (10:00 - 10: 45 a.m. in Room 207).


Crossroads: The Crossroads Class is primarily using the Wired Word curriculum, which connects current events from the week’s news with Bible study and discussion. Join Susan Bender, Bob Gillette and Shaw Brewer to discuss how our faith intersects with contemporary issues (10:00 - 10:45 a.m. in Room 205). 


PTR:  Ready to stretch your mind? The long-running and ever popular Philosophy, Theology and Religion class led by Don Ross is exploring Chinese philosophy, with special emphasis on the logic of moral arguments in the Chinese tradition. This includes a detailed study of the background by surveying Taoism, Mohism, and Confucianism, and then a focused look at the great Confucian Mencius. The ultimate purpose of this focus on the logic of ethical argumentation in the Book of Mencius is to apply what we learn to get a better appreciation of moral reasoning both in the ancient Greek philosophical tradition and in the Old and New Testaments.  Join us, 9:50-10:40 a.m.  in Room 209.

Philosophy, Theology & Religion (PTR)