education_adult_tree growHinsdale UMC offers adult education groups that meet on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., September through May. Current and future offerings will be posted throughout the year, so please stay tuned!

There is a place for children of all ages while their parents participate in adult education classes. The Nursery is available to infants through age three, and children and youth meet for Sunday School and Confirmation Class. The Youth Room (complete with ping pong table, miniature basketball hoop, and foosball table) is open to all high school students.

Sunday Morning Opportunities


For the next few weeks, the Adult Sunday School class will feature remarkable stories shared by women of HUMC. Everyone is welcome on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, February 17: “Theater and Faith” led by Angela Adolf
Come learn how Angela Adolf felt called to starting a not-for-profit youth theater. She will talk about how she got involved in theater and why she felt so dedicated to bringing this program to the students in her community. Angela has been the executive director for the youth theater since 2012. Prior to starting that organization, she was the Youth Director at HUMC.

Sunday, February 24: “Literature and Faith” led by Mary Ann Darnaby
Mary Ann will lead a discussion about books that she found inspirational and about incidents in her career as a librarian involving religion and libraries.

Sunday, March 3: “Pursuing a Mission in the Business World” led by Cheryl Francis
In 2002, Cheryl Francis and her business partner co-founded Corporate Leadership Center (CLC), a not-for-profit focused on senior executive leadership. CLC’s mission is to create more effective corporate leaders who can impact the world within and beyond their own companies. Cheryl will discuss how CLC has progressed on its mission, and how business principles can be a force for good. Visit CLC’s website to learn more before the discussion at

Lyrics That Inspire
On January 6, 13, and 20, Craig Roselieb led three new sessions where we listened to multiple examples of music and we took home printed copies of lyrics that helped us expand our inspiration. Please click here for a link to Craig’s Google Folder that has the music and lyrics we discussed during the sessions.


Weekday Education Opportunities

Wednesday Bible Study (Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.)

Beginning Wednesday, January 16, we’ll explore Melissa Spoelstra’s six-week Bible Study, First Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree. Her book delves into the apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in search of answers on how to get along with one another. You’ll discover that the only way to deal with disagreements, differences, and divisions is by living out the radical love of Jesus Christ. You can find peace and harmony when you disagree.

The Participant Book includes five days of lessons for each week, combining study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer. Copies of the book are available from the church for $15.00. We will also use several other supplemental resources that will be provided. Please feel free to bring your study Bibles and other references that provide a variety of perspectives on the epistle of First Corinthians.  

Bring your lunch or a snack to share as we learn, laugh and grow in Christ’s love together. We’ll meet each Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in room 109 at the church.