adult classes & Small groups

Arapaho UMC offers a variety of Sunday morning and small groups. In these groups there is a sense of being connected by reading and studying Scripture, discussing topical issues, and encouraging one another. Through these interactions social, spiritual, and emotional growth occurs. Sunday School classes are held from 9:45 to 10:45 am on Sundays.  Midweek Classes and Small Group times and locations vary. 

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    Sunday Morning classes

    LifeSearch - This class is self-directed. Most class members are in a similar stage of life balancing careers & families, and many have school age children. They seek to explore Christian values and to grow spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally.  Lively discussion of a variety of subjects helps to apply the lessons of faith to everyday life and then carry the message into the world. Along with Sunday mornings, they enjoy getting together for social events, some with their families and some with adults only. 

    Quest - This class is fairly casual with lots of participation and room for different opinions to be shared and heard. Members are a mix of married couples and singles. Social events are held periodically. Class members take turns providing teaching leadership and are very discussion oriented. This class is engaged in the Study of the Lectionary Texts - a current events discussion in room 5 on Sunday mornings. 

    Open Door - Made up of very active senior members of Arapaho. Teachers include class members as well as various outside speakers or moderators. Studies include Bible lessons through a variety of literature and video discussions. They begin with announcements, sharing of joys and concerns, a hymn, and a prayer. The group forms a circle for a closing prayer at the end of class. They support many missions of the church. They share a very strong bond of friendship and actively seek new members in room 4 on Sunday mornings.

    Progressive Biblical Study - Topics always encourage lively discussions - topics being Painting the Stars, Thinking Theologically, Creativity and Stories of Creation, Restoring Relationships, Evil and a God of Love: The Place of Suffering, Lives of Jesus, Compassion: the Heart of Jesus' Ministry, Out into the World: Challenges Facing Progressive Christianity, and more in room 1 on Sunday mornings.