Adult Sunday School Returns to the Building! (6/6/21)

Posted by on Jun 5, 2021 in Bible Study, EventAnnouncement, SS-adults | 0 comments

When Coronavirus pandemic started gripping us in March 2020, we closed our building and retreated to the friendly distance of Zoom.  Our Sunday’s were turned upside down.  Our Live Stream was the only connection to worship on Sunday Morning, and Zoom became our meeting room for Sunday School.  Thanks to the vaccine and the plunging case numbers in our area, we have now re-opened our building (Click Here to see the announcement). 

We’ve been going to Church all along, but now we’re gradually returning to the church (building). 

 

The Potter’s Hand Class

At PUMC, we have a strong tradition for Sunday School… and that includes the adults!  For years, our Adult Sunday School class has been dubbed “Potter’s Hand.”  The name comes from many references in the Bible:     

You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, “You did not make me”? Can the pot say to the potter, “You know nothing”?
“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?
Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

The message is that God is constantly fashioning us into something better. He is in control.  He is the Potter and we’re the clay.  When we learn to fully depend on God and to trust Him with our lives, God does something wonderful in us.  And so that’s why we keep studying the Bible.  That’s why we call ourselves the “Potter’s Hand” class.  When we open God’s Word, we open ourselves up to His loving and creative hands.  Studying the Bible in a “Sunday School Class” isn’t about head knowledge.  It’s about letting God change us and mold us into people closer to Him.

 

The Potter’s Hand Room

When we built our new building in 2007, we designed it with a room for the Sunday School Class, and we named the room the Potter’s Hand Room.  It has a kitchenette, round tables, and a large screen TV  (for watching videos).  It’s a useful room with a good size; many groups and committee teams meet there.  But it was initially designed with the Potter’s Hand Class in mind.

The Potter’s Hand Room is located behind the sanctuary, just off the balcony.  Enter the sanctuary and head upstairs.

 

 

The Potter’s Hand Class Returns to the Potter’s Hand Room!

The Potter’s Hand Room is a great space, but since March 2020, we haven’t been able to use it!  We’ve met on Zoom, but we’ve missed seeing eachother in person.  The studies have been meaningful, but just as a potter uses his hands to mold us, God uses His People to help shape eachother.

So, good news!:  Beginning Sunday June 6 2021,the Potter’s Hand Class will return to the Potter’s Hand room!

To ease the transition, we will continue to offer a Zoom link (to get the link, email: Group-Potters@PitmanUMC.org).  We’ll use the room’s large screen to connect with those who are attending online.

 

 

All Are Welcome!

WHEN: 9:00 AM every Sunday

WHO:  Any adult (of any age…)

WHERE:  Potter’s Hand Room (behind the sanctuary balcony)

COVID:   We will maintain social distancing.  We ask that you wear masks when entering and exiting the room.  Our safety guidelines are constantly changing as the state of the pandemic changes.  For further details, check out the “COVID Safety for Worship” page (it’s under the “Worship” menu).

 

 

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