Sunday School classes for children of all ages offer a safe and fun environment to learn about God’s love. Sunday School classes are held from September through May at 9:50 a.m. and taught by parent volunteers. Below is a listing of children’s Sunday School classes offered at University UMC. 

Nursery: Room 102
2-year-olds: Room 108
3-year-olds: Room 106
4-year-olds: Room 107
5-year-olds: Room 105

1st grade: Room 201
2nd grade: Room 203
3rd grade: Room 202
4th grade: Room 205                                        5th grade: Room 204
6th-8th grades: Youth Lounge
Confirmation: Basement 3
9th-12th grades: Hyde Hall Kitchen

Sunday School classes at University UMC provide a great opportunity to grow in faith and fellowship, and to get to know others in the church. Classes are offered at 9:50 a.m. throughout the school year. Newcomers are always welcome at any of the classes. 

Sunday School for Adults

Christian ParentingRoom 208

Provides parents an opportunity to nurture their parenting skills, strengthen their Christian faith, and build lasting friendships. We will study a book/DVD series entitled Love-Powered Parenting - Loving Your Kids the Way Jesus Loves You by pastors and educators Tom and Chaundel Holladay and a DVD- series entitled The Habits of Happiness by best-selling author Pastor Rick Warren. Using Jesus’ teachings and His example as a guide, the Holladays highlight the power of your priorities, words, discipline and wisdom. Rick Warren's lessons will help us strengthen our own habits of gratitude, forgiveness and contentment. Our goal is to find meaning and purpose in our call to parent. We strive to enrich our relationships not only with our children but also with our family and friends. Come join a supportive community of Christian parents who are experiencing similar joys and challenges in their families. We will guide and encourage each other on this incredible parenting journey. Contact: Jim & Judy Wilson (919-933-1646, jwilson2237@nc.rr.com).

Christianity and LiteratureThe Chapel

This class ponders the arts, chiefly fiction, to probe issues of faith and doubt. Participants are interested in the themes of significant artists who wrestle with the complexity of the human journey. What, we ask, might these works teach us about how to be in the world? We test them against our understanding of the Christian faith. All are welcome to the class, led by retired UNC English professor Joe Flora. Contact: 919-942-4902, jflora@email.unc.edu

Faith ConversationsRoom 206

Led by rotating members of the class, Faith Conversations reads and discusses a wide range of material on faith, society and life.  We invite all those who are interested in participating in thoughtful conversations to join us. Contact: Michele Gipson (mgipson@alumni.duke.edu) or Manuel Wortman (wortman21@gmail.com).

Faith Meets Life: Hyde Hall Incubator Room

This class seeks to connect Christian belief and daily life through engaging discussions, study and fun. On the rst Sunday of each month, we will discuss the intersection of faith and daily life in our lessons called “Faith Meets Life in the News.” This class is led by Jim Booterbaugh and Johnny Carson. Join us for a time to challenge your faith and enjoy fellowship.  Contact: Jim Booterbaugh (919-815-1456, jimb@natspin.com).

Graduate Students/Young Adults: Panera Bread (213 W. Franklin Street)

Meet Sundays from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. for fellowship, then walk to church for the 11:00 a.m. worship service.  Additionally, the Young Adult LIFE group will meet for Bible study on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Prayer Room, starting August 30.  For up to date information, check out the University UMC Chapel Hill Young Adults Facebook page. Contact: Holly Sims.

Hearts and Hands: Basement 5

This intergenerational group of women focuses each Sunday on how to love God and love neighbors through the study of spiritual practices and theological reflection on living a Christian life. New participants are welcome. Contact: Mary Ann Kimball (919-929-2948, mak1nc@aol.com).

New Adult Sunday School Class: Hyde Hall Boardroom

A new adult Sunday School class meets in the first floor boardroom of Hyde Hall. The class will study Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love by Bishop Willimon starting January 28. For more information, contact Pastor Tobi or Justin Travis.

The Omega Project: Hyde Hall University Room

Over the course of a year this class focuses on in depth Bible study in historical context and present day application. This year, which is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we will begin with a historical study of the Reformation. Taught by Reverend Dr. J. Christian Wilson, an ordained retired United Methodist minister and long time university professor, whose Ph.D. is in Biblical Studies.  Contact: 919-932-0114, jwilson401@nc.rr.com.

RoundTable: The Conference Room

This class welcomes all who are interested in exploring how to be a Christian in modern society and the application of faith in their daily lives. Lively class participation is encouraged while engaging in small group studies that are a mix of life application, Biblical scripture, and history. We value developing relationships during class by choosing thought-provoking videos, and outside of class by meeting for monthly dinners and social & mission activities. Come as you are and when you can, where we walk side-by- side in our journeys of faith. Contact: Christina Pomykal (925-922-4526, christinapomykal@gmail.com).

Spiritual Growth: Room 210

This class practices sacred reading (lectio divina) of the four lectionary Bible readings for each upcoming Sunday. Participants have found that individual reading, meditation, prayer and contemplation of the lectionary readings during the week makes for meaningful discussion during class on Sunday. In addition, it fosters a daily prayer discipline, prepares individuals for the Sunday sermon and helps the class grow spiritually. Contact: Don Schoene (919-533-6091, dschoene@nc.rr.com).