SENIOR ADULTS (Room A103-105)
Directors Nan Gilbert, Erna Napier
Secretary Annie Jean Sheffield
Ladies Class Teachers Sadie Buchanan, Anne Land, Jeanette Larrimore, Missy Lunceford, Lucille Travis
Men’s Class Teacher Bill Kline
The Senior Adult Department‘s 75-90 year-olds are some of Calvary’s most consistently faithful attendees. We have two classes—one for ladies and one for men. Both classes meet together once each quarter for food, fellowship, and a guest teacher. We like to keep in contact with each other by calls, visits, and cards.
ADULT 4 (Room A103-105)
Directors Dolores Rose
Secretary Coline Merritt
Outreach Dolores Rose and Mary Ellis Smith
Ladies Class Teachers Mary Ellis Smith, Mary Beal, Ruth Johnson, Nellie Epps
Men’s Class Teacher Ed Mitchell
Adult 4 is an active, caring group consisting of adults approximately age 65-80. We have an opening assembly together and then divide into a men’s class and a ladies’ class. Because fellowship is so important to us, most of us arrive about 30 minutes early to meet that need without infringing on the Bible study time. Additionally, we have quarterly fellowships in someone’s home.
ADULT 5 – (Room B107)
Director Larry Witcher
Secretary Joe Ann Higginbotham
Outreach Marilyn Witcher
Teachers Tom Higginbotham, Al Pleasants, Larry Witcher
Adult 5 is a coed class, mostly but not entirely couples, whose ages range from 50-70. We study The Gospel Project curriculum. We welcome new members who are looking for fellowship and outreach in addition to Bible study. Our ladies get together monthly to eat out—and occasionally they include the men!
ADULT 7 – (Room A205)
Director Ken Krason
Ladies Class Teacher Sherry Vance
Men’s Class Teachers Lee Caldwell, Bob Chisholm, Danny Hester, Wilson Long, Mike Marecle, Jeff Tally
During a large group, we go through the announcements and provide time for input from all members including prayer requests and then close with prayer. We then break into class time. Age of this department is 50-65 for the most part. We refer to ourselves as the “empty-nesters” as most of our children have finished school and are out of the house. We would welcome anybody to join our class. Married couples, singles, divorced……..it doesn’t matter, we have that mix already. Both the women and men like the splitting up for class as it enables some members to talk more freely.
ADULT 10 – (B105)
Director Dena Steele
Secretary Dick Guyton
Outreach Sherry/Joe Magee
Teachers Norris Caldwell, Bill Kahlstorf, Jerry Napier, Dan Steele
Adult 10/Norris Caldwell Class is a Christ-centered group where His love is displayed to all in the class. Our age range is 60 plus. We’re always fellowshipping together: a class social (eat out together, someone’s home, etc.) every three months, ladies lunch every other month, breakfast every month in our classroom. We are a couples’ class but have several singles and widowers.
PASTOR’S CLASS – (FMC Activity Room)
Teacher Harold Plunkett
Director/Secretary Keith Reece
Outreach Betty Gayle Dunn
The Pastor’s Class is unique. It consists of singles and couples of all ages from diverse backgrounds. You will always be greeted by friendly faces and warm smiles in a very relaxed atmosphere. If you are new to Tupelo or just new to the church, the Pastor’s Class offers you the advantage of studying God’s Word and getting to know a good cross-section of our members. Our goal is to be not only “hearers of the Word, but doers also.” Class members can express God’s love by contributing to the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving meal to feed thousands who are less fortunate, to minister to those individuals who are not only in need of “Christmas gifts” under the tree but who need to hear about the greatest gift ever given—Jesus, and numerous other projects throughout the year. Our teacher, Harold Plunkett, is a very gifted and talented teacher, who always challenges us each week to grow in our spiritual walk to become more like Christ. We meet in the Activity Room in the Family Ministry Center and invite you to join us.
HARMON CLASS – (Room A108)
Teacher Leigh Eldridge, Donnie Kisner
Outreach Donnie Kisner
The Harmon Class is a “round table discussion” format. The interactive style allows less structure and informality. Our goal is to share God-at-work in our lives through our personal faith, our struggles, and His powerful presence through it all. The Word is our plumb line, and prayer is our lifeline, as we become more intimate with our Lord through our community of faith. Those who attend are all ages, some married, some single.
PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING – (Room B110)
Director/Outreach Kim Caron
Teacher John Nail
Substitute Carla Falkner
Practical Christian Living is for couples and singles typically over 45, but occasionally we have some younger. Class members’ children are teenage or older. We are small but working to rebuild with those who haven’t found a class or haven’t been attending SS for some time.
LIFE BIBLE STUDY/FAITH & FAMILY – (Room B109)
Director Brian Leathers
LBS Teachers William Armistead, Brian Leathers, Judd Wilson
Faith & Family Teacher Phil Jones
Life Bible Study/Faith & Family – We are really two coed classes who share an opening assembly. We’re primarily comprised of married couples ranging in age from early 40’s to mid 50’s (though some of our spouses are out teaching children). The ages of members’ children range from grade school to undergraduates. Our lesson format is teacher driven with comments from the class welcomed and encouraged, but not required. The atmosphere of the class is less formal than most with upbeat messages and fellowship.
WOMEN OF FAITH – (Room B102)
Teachers – Rosemary Marecle, Dana Walker
We are a women’s class age 20-40 consisting of divorced, single, widowed and a few married women. We feel we are ministering to a unique group of women. Any woman who wants to come to Sunday School but would feel uncomfortable in a couples class is a great fit with us.
ADULT 1 – (Room B108)
Teacher – Jim Davis
YOUNGS’ CLASS – (Room A203)
Teacher – Ronny Young
Secretary/Outreach – Tami Young
The Youngs’ Class is a couples’ class with adults ranging in age from late 20’s to early 40’s. The class is focused on discipleship and service through mission projects throughout the year.
YOUNG MARRIED – (B112)
Teachers – Christian Reed, Van Stone
Secretary/Outreach – Deborah Stone
The Young Married Class consists of young married couples who desire to establish a firm foundation to their marriage. Fellowship and Bible study are combined in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.
YOUNG CAREER – (B104)
Teacher – Jim Yates