Market Street United Methodist Church
75 Market St. Onancock, VA 24417

The Importance of Sunday School

Why is Sunday school important?  Sunday school is a primary means of helping individuals gain a solid foundation for knowing God, for building a relationship with Jesus Christ, and for growing in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Many Christians are like a football team that expects to win without constantly practicing.  As Christians, we can only grow and be successful when we are grounded in God’s word, having regular, systematic study of the Bible, discussing and learning in connection with our brothers and sisters in Christ  -- constantly practicing our faith.

Sunday school starts in the crib… and never ends!  Our goal at Market Street UMC is to strengthen children, youth, and adults in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ, through worship, education, fellowship, and mission.  Sunday school is one of the most important discipleship and church growth tools available to reach this goal.  A healthy church has a healthy Sunday school.  Jesus said, “Make disciples.”  (Matthew 28:14-20).  Sunday school is a great way to carry out the great commission.

We are blessed at Market Street UMC with Sunday school teachers who are devoted, dynamic, talented, trained, and well-prepared.  YOU ARE INVITED to come participate with us Sunday school!  Practice starts Sunday at 10:00 a.m.!


*Infants to Toddlers (6 weeks old up to the age of 5 years old)

Elementary School Ages

*Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2 and Grades 3, 4, 5

Middle & High School Ages

*Grades 6, 7, 8 and Grades 9 thru 12

Adult Ages

*New Force, New Hope & Discussion

These two Adult Bible Study classes are currently studying the Pastoral Epistles.  They are using the Adult Bible Study curriculum, which is designed with the International Lesson/Uniform Lesson Series.  These classes explore the Biblical message and how to apply it to daily life.

 *Young Adult Scripture Study

This young adult Sunday school class has developed into a scripture study based class that focuses on various books of the Bible, with topics chosen by class members. The class has studied James, Genesis, and presently the Gospel of Luke. Using many scholarly sources to prepare each week, interesting insight into the scriptural texts, the historical, cultural, and literary aspects of the biblical writings are discussed, with an emphasis on the Word’s implications and applications in our life as contemporary Christians.