Christian Education

Christian Education

Evening Bible Studies

Walk in the Word Bible Study – Sundays @ 5:30pm

A WALK IN THE WORD… Join us in Room A (Parlor) for an interactive study through the letter of Philippians. This study is lead by our director of Radical Outreach & lead Journey preacher Brian Townsend. All are welcome!

The Sunday evening Bible study, Walk in the Word, will resume meeting Sunday evenings outside in the garden at 5:30pm starting June 14th. It will also still be available by zoom. For more info contact Outreach Director, Brian Townsend (

Cross Connections Bible Study – Thursdays @ 6pm

Take a deeper dive into the scripture readings for that upcoming Sunday each week. This small group is led by Rev. George Miller of El Calvario UMC, Rev. Dr. Heike Miller of University UMC, and local Certified Lay Ministers.

Starting in August, the Thursday evening bible study will include some in-person sessions again. On the 1st and 3rd Thursday, the Bible study will be available by Zoom only (contact us to get the zoom invite). On the 2nd and 4th Thursday, the study will be in-person only at UUMC either in the Garden (bring your own lawn chair) or meeting room A (dependent on the weather).

Sunday School

All of our adult classes have resumed in-person sessions. If you would like more information on joining any of our Sunday School classes and how they are continuing to meet  you can contact the individual leaders listed below by e-mail, or contact the Church Office.

Kids of the Kingdom

For children from Kindergarten – 5th grade. This class aids children in Christian development by introducing them to God’s word and the love of Jesus Christ. The curriculum is a rotational model that includes Music, Storytelling, Games, Cooking, and Videos; all directly related to the scripture lesson.

Class Leaders:  Tracy Esslinger  –

This class is currently on break

Mid-High Youth

For youth from 6th-8th grade. This class is centered around studying the Bible, discussion of real life applications, and how our faith can aid in everyday situations and circumstances.

Class Leader: Rosanna Geiger –

This class is currently on break

Growing in Faith

A new class for high school students who want to complete confirmation or just grow deeper in their faith. This session of classes will conclude with confirmation on Sunday, April 26th. We have six dynamic teachers lined up to teach this class including Pastor Heike Miller, Director of Children & Youth Ministries Tracy Esslinger, and more.

Class Leaders:  Tracy Esslinger  –

This class is currently on break


This class explores the stories of the Bible by looking at the history, studying the facts, reading the scripture, and lots of discussion. Everyone’s opinions matter and no one person is right or wrong. Every scripture means something different to each person, and we learn from each others’ interpretation.

Class Leader: Jill Smith–

Meeting in: Room 6 (Will meet in person only)
Current Study: “The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi” by Kathie Lee Gifford.


This class examines a wide range of Christian literature, and topical studies using books, video, and internet sources. Class members enjoy lively discussions and friendly interactions each week.

Class Leaders: Pastor Heike Miller & Lana Dickson –

Meeting in:  Room B; Will meet in person : recorded session available upon request
Current Study: “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis

SONshine Class:

This class is an opportunity to learn more about the Bible by meeting with adults of all ages in a small group setting to discuss and learn about how God’s word applies to our everyday live, so that we may show (shine) the love of Christ (the SON) in today’s world. The SONshine class studies the Bible through using media, books, and scripture.

“Let your light so shine before men, that may see you good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Class Leaders: Fred & Linda Hurd–

Meeting in:  Room A; Will meet in person with a live ZOOM option
Current Study: “Anxious for Nothing” by Max Lucado