Adult Sunday School Classes
Cora Gene Miller
The Cora Gene Miller Sunday School Class was founded in the 1980's with the teacher being Mrs. Cora Gene Miller. Through the years they have welcomed members of all ages, and some of the original members still belong. They support numerous mission projects with various fundraisers, primarily their Super Bowl Soup Sale. For 30 years, this sale of homemade soups and desserts has taken place on Super Bowl Sunday and has become a popular tradition in the church. Their studies are topical and discussion in format.
Salt & Light
This Sunday School class consists of a core group of around ten on a typical Sunday morning. Most are public servants by trade and performers by hobby, so they often share their personal testimonies. They usually study short-term books by authors such as J. Ellsworth Kalas and James W. Moore. The teachers, create a lighthearted, fun-loving atmosphere of open hearts and open minds; thus, as is the United Methodist invitation -- there's always an open door!
Wesley / Williams
The Richard Rogers Sunday School class is named after a long-time pillar of the church until his passing. The class welcomes singles and couples in their 20s through 40s. It is typically in discussion format with rotating teachers. The aim of the class is to support individuals and families while applying biblical understanding to present day challenges. In addition to Sunday morning study, the class also makes time for social activities through Parents' Day Out trips, and mission work, such as sponsoring children through the Carl Perkins Angel Tree drive. During the summer months, they also meet every other Wednesday night for a picnic dinner and fellowship at the Tennessee Street Park.
The Shugart Martin class was started in the late 60's, named for Rev. Shugart Martin, who served Savannah FUMC from 1965 - 1968. The class is involved in many service projects, both within the church and the larger community. They enjoy topical discussions, from materials by authors such as Adam Hamilton and J. Ellsworth Kalas. A typical class session begins with announcements, prayer, and singing, followed by discussion of the day's topic.
This class is made up of the combination of the Wesleyan and John Mark Williams classes, two of the church's most senior and cherished groups. Presently, the teachers are Dottie Hutchinson and Alice Reaves, both retired school teachers. Some of their supported projects are: U.M.C.O.R. (United Methodist Committee on Relief), Wesleyan Foundation, FUMC Youth mission trips, foster children’s programs, special needs youth, Hardin County Ministerial Association Christmas boxes, the church's Easter egg hunt, C.A.M. (Christian Assistance Ministries), and Meals On Wheels.
Youth and Children Sunday School Classes
The church is blessed to have the opportunity to minister to children and youth, from nursery age through high school. They are viewed, not only as the future of the church, but also a vital part of current ministries as well. The children have Sunday morning classes (for younger and older ages). Their lessons include music, crafts, and bible stories. The church also has a class for youth, grades 6 - 12. They discuss the bible as it pertains to today's culture, as well as topical studies.