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Sunday School for Adults

The Sunrisers Class (Sept.-May)


Room 116

Sunrisers meets weekly in the Multi-Purpose Room with a variety of lessons provided through leaders and guest speakers and occasionally a DVD curriculum. Refreshments, prayer time, a lesson and great fellowship are a part of each week. Coordinator: Steve Sherman.

Gift Class


Room 315

Meets weekly and is for members of the congregation with specialized learning needs. The group enjoys a Bible story, craft, shared snack and rousing fellowship. Contact Jane Ciorba to learn more.

The Crusaders


Room 113

The Crusaders meets weekly in Room 113. Singing, prayer and Bible study represent the core nature of the Crusaders Class. The group is a loving and caring class that offers Christ to all. Our door is always open to new and mature Christians who want to know more about the Bible. The Crusaders Class uses the International Bible Series and offers open discussion and emphasizes the sharing of our thoughts and experiences. Crusaders welcomes visitors and reaches out to care about each other and about you! . Led by Jim Conklin.

The Bible Explorers


Room 313

Bible Explorers meets in Room 313 each week to share our needs, concerns and our passion to be more like Christ in everything we do. Leadership of class activities is shared, including vigorous discussions of scriptural teachings in our efforts to live what we learn, along with ongoing support of various mission projects. All are welcome to our diverse group of learners as we deepen our relationship with Christ within the Body of Christ. Led by Eloisa Steiner.

Small Groups

Our home group ministry is a Wesleyan tradition — John Wesley implemented small groups or class meetings to inspire creativity, foster accountability, and nurture spiritual growth within the body of Christ, the church. At Fairfax United Methodist, small groups are a place for grace, God’s presence to be realized, extended and received. To learn more, contact Pastor Pamela Kipps.

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Bible Studies

Bible Studies

Reading and studying scripture is an important part of Christian discipleship. Bible studies of various lengths and topics are offered throughout the year.  To learn more, contact Pastor Pamela Kipps.

Fairfax United Methodist Men

Men in this group partner with their pastor to invite and initiate spiritual growth opportunities, realizing that everyone has different gifts, graces and areas of interest.  Opportunities for participation include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, small groups in the Wesleyan tradition, leading and participating on church committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, and mentoring and assisting in worship service leadership. The focus is outward (to all men)—assisting them to engage in the process of spiritual growth. Some of our regular events include pancake breakfasts, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Holy Thursday Drama: The Last Supper, mulch sale, Saturday Bible Study, spiritual retreats and more. To learn more and/or join, contact Jim Conklin.

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Fairfax United Methodist Women

This inter-generational group of women gathers for friendship, fellowship, prayer, support, service, Christian learning and spiritual growth. We meet throughout the year in both large and small groups to learn more about missional opportunities and the teachings of Jesus Christ. During our meetings we feature missionaries and mission reports, and participate in varied events, projects, and issues of local and global significance. Our service work takes various forms:  assembling Kits for Conference, collecting items for Cuba, furnishing toiletries to the less fortunate; taking staple items to the Lamb Center; and adopting families for holiday giving. Our Bible study is enhanced by the UMW Library materials purchased annually, and by participation in both District and church mission studies. To learn more and/or join, contact Leslie Carter.