Bering United Methodist Church

Sunday School Classes

See you this Sunday!

Children’s Church

After Children’s Time during the service, let your kids come to Children’s Church with us!  Your children will rejoin you during the service for communion. The classroom is upstairs in room 200D.


The nursery is available each Sunday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.  The nursery is located on the first floor in room 114.

Adult Classes

Young Adult Sunday School

The Young Adult Sunday School Class meets in the Young Adult’s Room (200C), from 9:45 – 10:30 am.



Young Adult Sunday Night Group 

Formerly our Tuesday Night Study.

Starting February 12th, we will meet every Sunday evening for dinner and a study.

(This group also periodically goes to other social events for a time of fellowship.)

The New Room Sunday School Class 

9:30 – 10:30 AM, Room 217A


Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 12.12.36 AMThis class is for adults of any age. We most often focus our discussion around books, and sometimes watch video lectures. Our reading, watching, and talk is on themes of Christian behavior and growth, Wesleyan ideals, God’s radical love and inclusiveness, and of course, the Bible. We see ourselves as a learning and support community, sharing the road on our Christian journeys.

We chose our name, New Room, to remember our roots and to look with hope to the future

The New Room, in Bristol, England, is the oldest Methodist chapel in the world. Built by John Wesley in 1739, as a place of meetings and worship, it also served the poor as a dispensary and schoolroom. Our name reminds us to strive to reflect Wesley’s method of building communities of faith through small groups.

Our name also reminds us to work towards a new and fully reconciled Methodist Church, that opens its doors wide and makes room for all God’s children, in full inclusion.

Visitors are welcome any time. Come join us. We are quite informal. Don’t worry if we are in the middle of a book. It’s okay to just listen, until you get familiar with our current topic.

If you want to find out more about our class, come join us for a week. Or catch Kevin Geurts or Angela Smith at 1st Service in the chapel, or catch Randy Scott at 2nd Service in the sanctuary.

Join us April 30 – May 21 as we learn about the Old Testament with Great Courses videos featuring Amy-Jill Levine.  We’ll discuss King Solomon, the Fall of the North, the Southern Kingdom, and the Babylonian Exile.
Join us as we read and talk about William Willimon’s book Fear of the Other – �No Fear in Love.  “Is there a distinctively Christian way to engage the ‘outsider’ and ‘stranger’?”  We’ll discuss Willimon’s challenge to his readers to consider the Gospel’s call to love, not just tolerate, those who are different than us or “Other.”
Need a copy of the book? Catch Kevin Geurts or Angela Smith at 1st Service in the chapel, or catch Randy Scott at 2nd Service in the sanctuary. Or get an eBook or hard copy from Amazon.
Here is our current syllabus:
Apr 30 Old Testament – King Solomon – Amy-Jill Levine
May 7 Old Testament – Fall of the North – Amy-Jill Levine
14 Old Testament – Southern Kingdom – Amy-Jill Levine
21 Old Testament – Babylonian Exile – Amy-Jill Levine
28 Fear of the Other – Introduction & Chapter 1 – Saved by the Other
Jun 4 Fear of the Other – Chapter 2 – The Other, My Enemy
11 Fear of the Other – Chapter 3 – Learning to Fear Like Christians
18 Fear of the Other – Chapter 4 – Loving the Other in Church
25 Fear of the Other – Chapter 5 – Jesus, the Other
Jul 2 No Class – Independence Day Break
9 Old Testament – Restoration and Theocracy – Amy-Jill Levine
16 Old Testament – Life in the Diaspora – Amy-Jill Levine
23 Old Testament – Apocalyptic Literature – Amy-Jill Levine

Seekers’  Sunday School Class 

9:30 – 10:30 AM, meets in the parlor

This class is for adults of any age.  This is a Bible study focusing on the lectionary readings prescribed for the day.  Join the Seekers Sunday School Class in the parlor, room 108-B.



Methodism/New Member Class – new classes for new members are offered in the spring and fall of each year.

Dates to be announced each spring and fall.  Check the Upcoming Events for the next session

The class will begin at  9:00 am in Room 217 B. The class is 2 weeks long.

If you are interested in learning more about Bering Memorial UMC, or the United Methodist Church in general, come and get to know us better. Whether you are thinking about joining the church or you are just curious, you are welcome.

The curriculum for the class is:

  1. History of the Christian Church
  2. John Wesley’s Understanding of Salvation
  3. Wesley Quadrilateral/Sacraments
  4. Structure of the UMC
  5. Bering Memorial UMC History
  6. Ministry at Bering Memorial UMC

This is a great way to meet new people, learn about the history, doctrine and polity of our church and what makes Bering such a unique and diverse congregation.

If you are interested in joining us for this class, please RSVP with David in the church office: or 713-526-1017.



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