Bible Study & Sunday School

Wherever you are on life’s journey, there is a place for you here.

Please note: Sunday morning classes are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.

First UMC Hampton values our tradition of studying the Bible to listen for God’s Word. On Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., we offer five adult classes and one children’s class that all engage the Bible in different ways. In the fall and spring, we offer a short-term study focused on a theme or book of the Bible, held during the week. To learn more about any of the classes or studies listed below, please contact us.

Children’s Sunday School

The Children’s Sunday school class uses the Growing in God’s Love Story Bible and accompanying curriculum, which includes Bible stories, crafts, puzzles, and games that help children from age 3 through 5th grade to connect to the material. Unfortunately, Sunday morning classes are currently suspended during COVID-19. However, we would be glad to provide Sunday school materials to your child(ren) if you would like; sign up here.

Under normal circumstances, these classes are located in the Children’s Hallway, on the second floor of the Education Building. Parents/caregivers must drop off and pick up their children directly from class.

Happy People

Adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities gather for Bible study, singing and a fun activity and snack on Sunday morning. This is a ministry unique to downtown Hampton. This class is located downstairs in the Education Building, just across from the Fellowship Hall.

Disciples Class

A class for couples and singles of various ages, members choose material to study and rotate teaching responsibilities. Class sessions include lecture, discussion and interaction. This class is located upstairs in the Education Building.

Crouse Class

Ralph Crouse was the first teacher of the class which bears his name.  The International Lesson Series for Adults by the Cokesbury Publishing Company is used for study and discussion. Adults of all ages are welcome. This class is located downstairs in the office wing, in the Crouse Parlor.

Fisher Class

“‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of people.’”

A class for members ranging from 30 to 90+ years. Topics of discussion vary, largely drawing from videos from The Bible Project. This class is located downstairs in the Education Building.

Wesley Men’s Bible Study

The Men’s Bible Study, meeting every Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 a.m., is one of our longest-standing adult classes. Women are also welcome, though we keep the name as part of our church heritage. Several lay members and Pastor Candee rotate through leadership of this class.

Spring, Fall, and Advent Studies

Three times a year, the pastor leads a short-term study (usually six weeks) on a topic or book of the Bible during the week. These small groups meet midweek, either in the evening or during the day. Check out our News & Calendar page for the latest updates.

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Sign up below to receive the Zoom links and instructions for either of these groups, or call the church office (757-723-6577) to learn more.