Adult Sunday School at Fairview UMC is a place to connect and to grow deeper in faith with Jesus Christ. Every Sunday School class has its own “personality,” and we encourage people to feel free to visit several classes until they find “one that fits.” There are classes for couples, singles, women, men, and mixed groups. Classes meet at 9:45 am unless otherwise noted.

Sunday School Classes

New Creations

New Creations: Singles & Couples

ages 35-60+

Room A-208

People from all walks of life, come together on Sunday mornings for relevant, timely study of the Bible. The class is also involved in missions, local ministries, and social events.

Contacts: Barbara Plisko, 379-8220


Ambassadors: Couples, ages 30-50

Room B-223

The class is comprised of couples (w/children babies-adult) and designed to meet their specific needs. The class is for encouragement, discussion, prayer, fellowship, and Bible study. Contacts: Jessica Coppenger 379-8897, Tracy Bolling 681-7166


Cornerstone: Singles & Couples, all ages

Room B-209

The class is focused on building a Christian community using the principles of a small group that Jesus taught in Scripture. The class believes in God’s Word and that it should serve as direction in everyday life.

Contact: Ralph Karras, 356-7234

Men Only

Men Only: Men of all ages

Room – Kitchen

Teacher is Dr. Jerry Russell

Contact:  Donny Anderson

Topical Class

Topical Class: Couples & Singles, ages 60-70s

Room A-204

Our class is a mix of ages and backgrounds who come together to grow in the Lord, to support one another and to reach out to others with love and concern.

Contact: Ole Olson 724-3616

Spares and Pairs/Wesley Class

Spares and Pairs: Couples & Singles, ages 50+

Wesley Class: Married and Singles,


Room A-120

We provide fellowship, discipleship and

Bible Study.  Contacts: Bob Landers 983-3880, Norman Love 982-5903 or

Marleitta Cooper 406-7663

Marion Nation, 233-0180


Basics: Young adults (20-somethings-ish)

Room – A123

A place for learning & prayer and fun & fellowship. New members always welcome. Contact:  Mollianne Hubbs, 607-4379

Next Step

Next Step: Ages 18-25

Room B-219

Designed for young adults and formally known as the College and Career Class, this class combines food, fun, fellowship, and Bible study.

Contact:  Brent Johnson 556-9422


Pathfinders: Couples, ages 40s-60s

Room B-217

This class focuses on sound biblical teaching in a collaborative, participative environment. Issues and topics are addressed head-on, and age-abiding truths of scripture are applied to the challenges of living the Christian Life in the 21st century. Contact: John & Kelly Tate, 865-207-1927.


Gladius: Singles & Couples, all ages

Room A-203

This class focuses on a chapter by chapter study of the entire bible. No previous bible study is required. The class is open to all ages and backgrounds. The study is not chronological so join at anytime!

Contact: Carla Woodard  414-1651

Cracked Pots

Cracked Pots: Married & Single, ages 40+

Room B-220

Based on the verse from Jeremiah 18—We are broken vessels in search of God’s healing through short-term Bible studies and Christian fellowship. Focus is group-centered, life-applicable discussions. All are welcomed, cracked or not!

Contact: Scott Goodson 380-9951


Makarios: Couples & Singles, ages 40+

Room A-217

We are an informal class focusing on Scripture study as a tool for our growth in faith.

Contact: Connie Evans 681-7913

Spark Plug Class

Spark Plug Class: Couples & Singles, ages 60+

Room B-221

We are about life and learning, a joyful, grateful bunch of folks who love God and each other! We are known for the support and encouragement that we share.

Contact: Tom Howard 983-7190

The Journey (Remedy)

The Journey: Ages 18-99

Meets on Remedy Campus

Studies through the Bible a book at a time. Contact: Craig Dutton, 865-983-2732

Christiana Class

Christiana Class: Women

Room A216

This class is for women who are seeking to deepen their spiritual walk. Contact: Melissa Romans 983-5322 or 414-2321


Lamplighters: Couples & Singles, ages 40s and above

Room A-210

The class is primarily comprised of parents with college and/or empty nester children. The class emphasizes and encourages discussions pertaining to the study of Scripture.

Contact: Mark Ross 984-4199


Seekers: Singles & Couples, all ages

Room A-206

Primarily comprised of married couples, the class seeks God’s truth through the study of Scripture. The group also participates in various outreach projects and social events.

Contact: Dave Thomas 977-0200


Sojourners: Couples & Singles, ages 35+

Room B-211

This class does a variety of studies. Currently they are studying the Book of Romans.

Contacts: Mary Kathryn Cockrill 385-3185 or Carol Bridgman 681-8101

Odd Couples

Odd Couples: Couples & Singles, ages 40s-60s

Room A-209

We are a very caring, outgoing, and involved class. We enjoy healthy discussion of the Bible and welcome new members as if they have always been part of the class. Contact: Sue Hall 981-3284

The Noticers

The Noticers: Ages 20s-40s

Room – A207

This class is primarily comprised of couples with young children. As our class names states, we seek to gain a new perspective, understanding the Bible and those around us through a variety of group studies.

Contact: Hamilton Borden, 603-4687

The Living Room

The Living Room: Singles & Couples, all ages.

Room – Choir Room (behind Sanctuary)

Teachers rotate

This group studies the Scripture. The name is derived from wanting all who come into the class to feel totally “at home”

Contact:  Linda Hickman  982-0578


Need more info?

Yvonne Shelgren, Congregational Support and Volunteer Coordinator