|9:00 am||Praise & Worship Service
(in Lacy Hall)
|10:05 am||Sunday School|
|11:00 am||Traditional Worship Service|
|6:30 pm||Evening Worship|
760 Hurt Road
Smyrna, GA 30082
Phone: (770) 436-2675
Bethany United Methodist Church believes in the importance of Christian education for members of all ages, from infants through adulthood.
Click on the links below for more information on Children and Youth Sunday School classes, or read the descriptions of our Adult Sunday School groups.
Bethany UMC has a variety of Adult Sunday School classes for the purpose of Christian learning and fellowship with other members.
Each Adult Sunday School group has their own format and and focus, for adults at all stages of their life — from those just starting out to senior citizens. If you're considering participating in one of our Adult Sunday School classes, read the descriptions below, or ask any Bethany member for more information and someone will be glad to assist you in finding the right group for you!
Young Adult Class NEW!
A new Sunday School Class for Young Adults (ages 18- 30) is meeting in the Fred Walker House during the normal Sunday School hour. The group will begin by studying The Thirteen Apostles by J. Ellsworth Kalas. This will mark the beginning of a journey through the Christian Calendar that will examine the life of the Apostles (Advent through Sundays of Epiphany), Seven Deadly Sins (Lent), Church History (Easter through
Pentecost), and Being an United Methodist Today (Season of Pentecost). The class is open to both singles and couples. Do not miss this opportunity to grow in your faith and develop Christian community.
New Hope Class
We are a lively group of married and single adults in our 30's and some young-at-heart 40-somethings. Most of us have young children. Our classes are group-discussion style, typically based on a book or video study companion. We have done studies on books of the Bible, world religions, Case for Christ, the Apostles, gratitude, and prayer.. We are a relaxed group who enjoy the fellowship of each other and the study of God’s Word. We also enjoy family camping trips and ladies' and men’s retreats. Come join us!
In a group discussion style this class studies various material examining Christian beliefs and applying them to all aspects of life. The Lanford class consists mainly of married adults. A few have school age children (some grade school and some college). Many members are active in the chior, as well as several committees throughout the church. They also enjoy fellowship outside the classroom through social gatherings.
The Asbury Class is a fun-loving, trivia playing group always ready for food and fellowship. We try to make visitors feel welcome and encourage those looking for a church home to visit us and, hopefully, choose Bethany and the Asbury Class. We strongly support mission work, have excellent teachers and are very open and receptive to differing views. Our class is never boring because there is always another opinion or point of view expressed. At times we don't agree, but we always look at new ideas and accept those who express them.
Edna Rivers Class
The Edna Rivers Class consists of single and married adults in their late 50's & 60's and 70's. They are a small class that care very much for one another. The material they study is the International Bible Lessons from the United Methodists Curriculum. They enjoy having social events about every quarter. They also do various mission projects throughout the year. They have been very supportive of the collection of food for MUST and have also helped our church by signing up to feed MUST. There is also a very strong prayer emphasis within our group. We would love for you to come and join us any Sunday. We meet at present in the Fred Walker House each Sunday morning.
Garth Davison Bible Study Class
This class is comprised of members mostly in their 40's and 50's. The Adult Bible Studies series is generally used as study material. Occasionally personalized lessons are used. Both incorporate interactive discussion. There is a wide range of interests and activities including the annual "Pig-Nic", dinner outings for families and adults, and the traditional Christmas party.
The Koinonia Class consists is comprised of members in their 50s and 60s. We have volunteer teachers with a discussion format. Our curriculum includes Bible studies, current religious issues and video and audio series by well-known Christian authors. We enjoy several social events every year with our families. Anyone is welcome to join us on Sunday mornings in the first classroom next to the church office.
The Welden Class was started in 1978 and was named after former minister, James Welden. It has approximately 30 members and is mostly made up of early retirees or those who want to be retired – most are in their 50s and 60s. Many share the joy of being grandparents. Several members divide up the responsibility of teaching the class which usually leads to lively discussions. We take our church responsibilities seriously and often volunteer to feed our youth and MUST Ministries. We welcome new friends and encourage you to join us on our monthly social outings to local Atlanta attractions and to members’ homes.
Ray White Class
The Ray White Class is made up of a group of caring and friendly people who are generally mid-fifties and above. We are totally committed to the concerns and well-being of the total group, and we always answer the call when needed. Hugging is a common practice. We especially enjoy singing praises to the Lord and enjoy the fellowship the group promotes. We are active in various ministries and missions at Bethany and in the community. We are very organized and supportive. Socials are enjoyed quarterly as well as on other special occasions. The class is currently involved in the Adult Bible Studies series. The five alternating teachers are excellent and lead in both lecture and discussion. If you are someone who enjoys fellowship, laughter and Christian education, please come and check us out.
As the name implies, this class was named after the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, and is the eldest of the adult classes of Bethany UMC, all very senior citizens, but also active in support of church programs and generous with their material resources. Currently, we have 43 on roll plus some shutins and average attendance around 30. An event where fellowship, food and fun abound takes place four times during the year ending with a Christmas party where officers for the coming year are installed. Mission outreach includes the Methodist Children's Home, Murphy-Harpst Vashti, Welsey Community Centers, Inc., Smyrna M.U.S.T., New Horizons, a semi-boot camp for first time youth offenders located near Calhoun, GA. The Adult Bible Studies is our study and resource material and team teaching by the lecture and discussion method. We are a diverse and caring group. If you are 65 and up, come check us out.