Adult

Adult

Last Sunday Family Fellowship

On the last Sunday of each month, we meet at Crawford Hall or the Cross & Flame to play games, eat and have fellowhip.   Please join us.;

 

Short Term SmallGroups

SmallGroups provide opportunity for deeper discussion in a more intimate setting, meeting in people's homes. Our groups run continuously, re-grouping three times a year, but are open to new members year-round.

To sign up, please email your name, number, and choice of SmallGroup to jessica.beeman@rocketmail.com. 

Sunday School Classes

THE DISCIPLES CLASS

AGE OF MEMBERS: Although most of our members are 60 and older, membership includes a young mother.

We welcome all ages including children and grandchildren of our members.

HISTORY: The Disciples Class, formerly the Pastor’s Class, was started by Dr. R.L. Kirk in 1982. Beth Daniels, wife of Pastor Wesley Daniels, taught it after Dr. Kirk left. Other teachers who were ordained ministers were Dr. Max Browning and Rev. Bud Kidwell. Several class or church members taught for short times until the position was filled by Dr. Joe Horn in 1991. The name was changed to Disciples Class in 2011, when Carole Bell became the teacher. In 2013, we welcomed members of the Hand-in-Hand class, established in 1947, to be a part of the Disciples Class.

We have a long history serving the Lord at First United Methodist. 

BIBLE STUDY: The Disciples Class studies the Bible as the authority and guidance for living a Christian life. Carole Bell and Marla Howard lead the class using the Bristol Bible Curriculum, a curriculum in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Guided discussion is an important part of our study time together.

SUNDAY MORNINGS: In addition to Bible study, we celebrate our time together with refreshments, singing, and prayer concerns and praises. While we officially begin at 9:15, the coffee and snacks are available by 9:00 a.m. when many come for an informal sharing time.

LOCATION: We are located in the classroom directly across from the entrance under the portico on the south side of the building.

Please come visit and see how we love the Lord and each other.

OPEN DOOR

The Open Door class is a diverse group (couples and singles of all ages) of dedicated Christians who believe in the Word of God. Class members lead discussion style class based on the Bristol Bible curriculum. We are located on the second floor in room 208. We participate in the Bears, Blankets, and Bibles project. We give faithfully to the Methodist Children's Home Fund, Dress A Live Doll, and the Methodist Disaster Fund. We have an annual Christmas party and occasionally make group trips to the Ragtown Theater in Post. We are a class that is concerned and supportive. We continue to honor this by sending encouraging cards to church members and others in the community. Come join us for lots of Christian love and learning.

HARMONY

We are the Harmony Class of First United Methodist Church in Plainview, Texas. We are and active group of Senior Citizens with the average attendance of about 20 members of couples and singles. We meet in room 200 on the second floor, southwest corner. We have an elevator. We have a good teacher, Judy Wiggins, and she teaches from the Cokesbury literature. We sing from the Cokesbury hymnal and have a talented pianist, Jean Bennett. Our class president is Robert Edwards. We contribute to the youth mission trips, dress a live doll at Christmas, Methodist Children's Home, a scholarship to the Wee Care Child Care Center, Fish and some other requests. You can come early and visit, but the class starts at 9:15 a.m. and goes to about 10:10 a.m. to give us time to be in church by 10:30 on Sunday morning. We would love to have you come and visit us.

LIVING AND GIVING

The Living and Giving Class is located on the second floor of the church in room #201. Our teacher is Dr. T. Coe Branch. Our class believes deeply in prayer and we frequently do a laying on of hands and prayer for our members who have serious health problems.

Our members range from 35 to 70 years old and all take a very active approach to outreach supporting F.I.S.H., Meals on Wheels, Happy Feet, The Crisis Center, Dress a Live Doll and the Methodist Children’s Home.

We have a yearly Christmas party at one of the member’s homes and get together at least two more times during the year.

If Living and Giving sounds like a class you would like to visit we would love to see you this Sunday.

WESLEY CLASS

The Wesley Sunday School Classroom is located on the first floor of FUMC on the east end near the end of the hallway. We use the Adult Bible Study curriculum. Our class consists of members 65 years and up. Bill LaFont is our teacher. We give to various organizations such as F.I.S.H., Salvation Army,

Meals on Wheels, Wee Care Child Care, and Dress A Live Doll at Christmas.

We serve at the Family Fellowship Night here at the church for one month out of the year and enjoy a wonderful Christmas Luncheon in December.

If this sounds like a Sunday School Class for you we would love for you to join us any Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m.

GENESIS

The Genesis Sunday school class at FUMC Plainview has approximately 55 members ranging in age from 40 to 60. We are a diverse group in many ways.

Diverse in Family structure, some have kids as young as one year old and some have kids that are grown and out of the nest.

Professionally diverse; we have many professions represented, 20 members are involved in education, 9 in agriculture, 4 from banking, 2 accountants, 2 insurance agents, 2 construction and 13 other professions.

Diverse in our style of worship, about half the class attends the contemporary early worship service and about half attend the late worship service that is more traditional.

Diverse in leadership, our teacher is Randy Stutes, a retired high school math teacher/coach that is now teaching half-a-day at Hart ISD. The class president is Dr. Brina McClenagan a Psychology professor at Wayland Baptist University. Many members of our class have leadership roles in the church such as Board of Trustees, Board of Stewards, Outreach, SPRC small group leaders, and you name it somebody in our class is probably on it.

Diverse lessons; currently we are using the curriculum from Lifeway publishing that corresponds with the children and youth curriculum where our parents can discuss the lessons with their children and youth. In the past we used the book Being Methodist in the Bible Belt by F. Belton Joyner, The 40 days of Purpose by Rick Warren, "Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White" by Adam Hamilton and "When Helping Hurts" by Steve Corbett.

Diverse activity, we like to get together outside of church too! Every spring we have a shrimp boil party at the Gerber's that always provides great entertainment and memories. At Christmas we load up our families in the church bus and go around town singing Christmas Carols to some of the elderly members of the church.  We have our Christmas party  at a local restaurant or a progressive dinner at members' houses.. You never know when we might just throw together a party.

The only thing missing from the Genesis class is you!

KOINONIA

Koinonia Class is a committed group of both singles and couples with a wide range of ages, ethnic backgrounds, and vocations, who enjoy coming together to study God’s Word, grow our faith, share Christ through outreach, and fellowship with one another. We are located on the second floor in Room 205. Don Williams is our teacher.

Koinonia, which is the Greek word for fellowship, faithfully supports FUMC ministries as well as community projects including Faith in Sharing House and Dress a Live Doll. For over seven years, Koinonia has sponsored a child at the New Life Children’s Home in Guatemala. This year, we also helped sponsor a layperson to evangelize in Brazil through his Paint Talk ministry. Through the years, many of our class members have answered the call to teach other Sunday School classes within the church. Several of our members have served in the military; at present, we have one who has served in Iraq and Bosnia, one whose brother is serving in Afghanistan, and another whose son is in the Coast Guard.

We embrace the power of prayer, and we maintain an ongoing prayer list. We are open to anyone who wants to attend, and we would love to have you visit our class!

MORNING LIGHT

At the present time Rodney Bell is the class president, Eldon Gouldy is vice-president, Mary Beth Fox is secretary and Barbara Bell is in charge of church meals for class members.

The members of our class take turns teaching the lesson each Sunday. Most of the men teach at some time during the year and occasionally one of the women does likewise. The couple responsible for the lesson brings a light breakfast, which no one wants to give up for sure!!!!!!!!!! We enjoy breaking bread together and visiting before the lesson. This has been a tradition for MANY years for this class. We use the Bristol Bible Curriculum Bible Study for our weekly lessons. These lessons are easier for us to follow when we are having several couples out or away from town, then they can easily pick up and review or at least know what will be happening on the next Sunday when they return. Occasionally we watch a film series that correlates with our lessons or the season of the year.

We have enjoyable get togethers during the holidays. We have a progressive supper during the Christmas season and have a sunrise breakfast and lesson at the Wilder's house on Easter. We do try to get together during the summer and fall season. We have enjoyed going to Palo Duro and Lubbock for a special supper and program from year to year.

We help serve the Wednesday night meals during the school year and try to support the youth programs, lunches, cookouts, etc.

Morning Light Class is made mostly of middle-aged couples (50-65). We have a total of 28 enrolled members. Several of our members are business owners or employees in the community and involved in many community activities in various ways. Some of the men are: farmers, local business men, financial advisors, members of the Chamber of Commerce or related boards of service.

A lot of the members are grandparents, which results in a varied Sunday to Sunday attendance due to visits or travel. Many of the women and a few of the men are teachers for the public or private school systems of Plainview.

We are faithful donors for the Dress-A-Live programs well as the FISH or Faith and Sharing programs. We are more inclined to work with local needs as they arise within the community.

We would be very happy of have anyone come visit and join our class. We will hopefully make you feel welcome to any and all of our activities throughout the year.

God Bless, Morning Light Sunday School Class

Senior Saints

Senior Saints is a group of lively men and women who love to go and do! This great group of people have events several times per year including weekend trips, cookouts, game nights, concerts, plays, and delicious meals. Kaylene Hazel organizes and runs all Senior Saints events. Contact Kaylene for more information at kaylene@fumcplv.org, or 293-3658.