Bible Study

Adult Sunday School Classes

All adult classes have Bible study with group interaction and discussion 

Wesleyan Class                                  Room 117

Lamplighters Class                            Library

Boyd Woody Sunday School Class                            Room 130 John Drake Leading

The Boyd Woody Sunday School Class began a study on the Apostles Creed on September 25, 2022.

With so many questions, opinions, and interpretations among people today – even within the church – what should we all agree on as essential to Christian faith? 

Finding it’s genesis in the apostles’ teachings, the Apostles’ Creed contains essential Christian doctrines and beliefs that summarize the gospel and make up the foundation of our faith.  The Apostles’ Creed has been in use for over 2 millenniums of church history and is used broadly today by many Christian denominations. The lines of the Creed convey the essence of what we confess and believe as the body of Christ.

Join the Boyd Woody Sunday School Class as we view Matt Chandler’s Bible Study videos – The Apostles’ Creed. The schedule for the videos follows. Start with us on September 25th and catch the entire series. The description of topics for each Sunday through December 11, 2022 follows.

Date             Title

Sept. 25        I Believe in

Oct. 2           God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth

Oct. 9           And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord

Oct. 16         Who was Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary

Oct. 23         Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was Crucified, Dead and Buried

Oct. 30         He Descended to Hell; the Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead

Nov.  6          He Ascended to Heaven and Sits on the Right Hand of the Father Almighty

Nov. 13         From Whence He Shall Come to Judge the Living and the Dead

Nov. 20         I believe in the Holy Spirit

Nov. 27         The Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints

Dec. 4          The Forgiveness of Sins

Dec. 11         The Resurrection of the Body and the Life Everlasting. Amen.

Adult Evening Bible Study

Throughout most of the year, the Pastor offers Bible Study classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Tuesday Night Bible Study resumed on November 8, 2022

The bible study is based on the book “Breaking the Code” by Bruce Metzger and David DeSilva. Sensationalists have turned the symbolism of the Apocalypse into a secret code that unravels the meaning of contemporary events. However, these authors faithfully and brilliantly elucidate the significance of the bizarre, frightening images in John’s triumphant message of hope.

The sessions include: John’s Vision (9:55 minutes), Letters to Churches (10:18), God, the Lamb, and Seven Seals (8:56), Trumpets (8:21), Babylon and Seven Bowls (8:34), New Heaven and New Earth (8:56)

Contact the church office at 865-376-7040 to express your interest in participating.

Children’s Sunday School Classes

Information to be added soon

Children’s Church

Schedule for Children’s Church June 5 – December 4, 2022

Children’s Church at Luminary United Methodist Church provides an amazing opportunity to learn the stories of the bible through role playing. Silvia Mende uses a Children’s Bible, takes those stories and writes scripts in child friendly words. She teaches the younger children the story while some older children review the story and practice their lines to do the role playing while dressed in costumes representative of the era. Thanks to the generosity of a very talented seamstress, Linda Dameron, and other donations, the church has costumes comparable to many theatres. The schedule for Bible story Sundays through the end of 2022 are listed below. Beginning on September 18 additional Children’s Church activities have been added for the Sunday’s not listed below. More information on that will be forthcoming.

Favorite Bible Stories Coming Alive

June 5                          Ten Commandments- the Golden Calf

June 19                        Wandering in the Desert

 July 3                           Invasion of Canaan

 July 17                         Samson and the Philistines

 July 31                         Ruth the Faithful Daughter in Law

 August 14                    The Story of King Saul

 August 28                    David and Goliath

September 11             Saul’s Jealousy of David

September 25             The Wisdom of Solomon/The Queen of Sheba

 October 9                    The story of Esther

 October 23                  The Prophet Elijah and the Still, Small Voice

November 6                Daniel and the Lion’s Den

November 20              Jonah and the Whale

December 4                The Birth of Jesus

Alternate Sundays during Children’s Church times are currently being used to prepare for a Christmas Play