Grace UMC Sunday School is held year round both in children and adult classes every Sunday from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Our goal is to build a strong foundation of faith and understanding in our children and to grow and strengthen this in our adults
We follow the UMC Safe Sanctuary standards of oversight
Questions concerning our Sunday School program can be addressed to either:

Sandy Grimes, Grace UMC Program Director at 717-566-2897

  • Children and Youth
  • Adult Programs

Grace United Methodist Christian Education Goals

PreK & Toddler 

  • Singing Favorite Sunday School Songs
  • Learning Bible Stories
  • Begin to Pray
    (for snack)
  • Learn Basic Christian Calendar
    (Christmas, Easter, Advent)

1 – 2nd grades

  • Learn the Lord’s Prayer
  • Teach How and Why to Pray
    “Prayer Requests”
  • Basic Bible Contents
    Old/New Testaments
  • Encourage to Bring Bible Weekly

3 – 4th grades

  • Ten Commandments
  • Recite Psalm 23
  • Learn Books of Bible and How to Find Chapter and Verse
  • First Half Beatitudes
  • Begin Teaching How to Apply Bible Stories to Real Life
  • Memorize Weekly Bible Verse

5 – 6th grades

  • Understanding Baptism and Holy Communion
  • What the Trinity Represents
  • Stewardship and Tithing
  • Learn About and Participate in Mission and Outreach
  • General Church and Methodist History

7th grade & Confirmation

  • Introduction of the Old and New Testaments
  • Study of Biblical Heroes
  • Mission Work
  • United Methodist History
    John and Charles Wesley

8th grade

  • Continued Study of the Scriptures
  • Exploring the Book of Psalms
  • Introduction of the Main Prophets
  • Mission Work
  • Study of the Trinity

9th grade

  • A more thorough study of the Life of Jesus
    The Four Gospels
  • The study of the Book of Hebrews
    Judaism and Christianity
  • A study of Paul’s life and ministry
  • Stewardship
    A way of life

10 – 12th grades

  • The Study of the Book of Acts (Early Church History)
  • Theology
    Justification by Faith
  • Living Out our Faith Daily
  • General Understanding of the History of the Bible
    Adam to Revelation
  • The Gift of Generosity

Grace UMC Adult Sunday School Classes


Adult Christian Education Opportunities

9:30 -10:30am

March – April 2016

ABC Class – Room 106

The Gift of Faith

March 6 – Powerful Faith – Mark 9:14-29

March 13 – Simple Faith – Mark 10:17-31

March 20 – Struggling Faith – Mark 14:26-31, 66-73

March 27 – Resurrection Faith (Easter) – Mark 16:1-8

April 3 –Healing Faith – Luke 7:1-10

April 10 – Saving Faith – Luke 7:36-50

April 17 – Spiritual Deliverance – Luke 8:26-36

April 24 – Reconciling Faith – Luke 15:11-24


February 14 – March 20, 2016

John, The Gospel of Light and Life Bible Study by Adam Hamilton

April 3 – The Happiness Factor by Rick Warren OR

Simplify by Bill Hybels

FOCUS Class – Room 202

February 21 – March 13, 2016 Simplify by Bill Hybels

Steps to Simplify Your Life

4 week study

March 21 – April 26, 2016 The Call (The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul)

Adam Hamilton

6 week study

Journey Through The Bible Class – Room 208

March 6 – 27, 2016 “Be Reverent” a study of Ezekiel

Serendipity Class – Room 205

February 14 – March 20, 2016

John, The Gospel of Light and Life Bible Study by Adam Hamilton

April 2016 – Christianity and Islam by Dr. Timothy George

Vital Pursuits Class – Room 101

February 7 – March 6, 2016

Christianity and World Religions by Adam Hamilton

March 13, 20 and 27, 2016 – Faithlinks

April – To be announced!


Please feel free to join any class any time!

Adult Bible Class (ABC) – ABC class is a mixture of praise through hymns and lecture format learning through leaders. We cover many diverse topics and typically utilize the Cokesbury Adult Bible Studies curriculum. Our class meets all year long.


FOCUS (Friends of Christ United in Sunday School) – FOCUS is an open-discussion style class led by various facilitators.  Curriculum used is Christian DVD series on various topics with lively discussion by class members.  Special guest speakers provide contemporary Christian insights into current topics.  We meet all year long.


Serendipity – The Serendipities meet to study God’s word and interpret it through our lives. We concentrate on mission projects as we go forth, at Christ’s command, to make disciples. We are informal in structure so we can move as the Holy Spirit leads us. We care about our class members, the greater Grace family, the Hummelstown-Hershey area, and people everywhere.


Journey through the Bible – A weekly Sunday school class that runs all year. The discussion oriented, life application class studies a single book of the Bible for 10 weeks utilizing a study guide. We switch between Old and New Testament studies. Our goal is to learn and understand the Good News as told in the Bible.