education opportunities

Hinsdale 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 mornings

RALLY DAY is Sunday, September 8, 2019!

In our commitment to provide ongoing nurturing for the whole family throughout the year, we have scheduled a professional puppeteer for Rally Day on Sunday, September 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. It will be a time of fun for the whole family! Music and puppets! This is just for the kids, right? Not exactly!

John and Diane's unique program offers enjoyment for every member of the family. They combine music, comedy, and teaching that together drive home the truths of scripture. These musicians have a heart for family ministry. Their ten recordings include worship choruses, scripture songs, and four musicals especially for children. They also have two puppet videos "Hairy and Company-Backstage" and "Movin' On Down".

John and Diane have served on staff with Forest Springs for over 30 years. They spend the summer at the camp, ministering to young and old alike. During the rest of the year, they travel as an outreach team throughout the United States and also abroad. For more information see their website at

Sunday, September 15: A Look Ahead at Adult Education

Jill Hindrichs and Vicki Greene will lead this class in Room 109. We will discuss our need to further our growth in our spiritual life and how we can apply it to day-to-day situations.  After a brief reflective experience, we will look at a balance of Bible Study, social/political issues, and life application. Please come with some thoughts of what specific topics you would like to discuss in the coming year under those three categories. Also, consider a need to meet at an additional time beside the 9:30 a.m. hour.   

Sunday, September 22 to Sunday, October 27: “Stories Jesus Told: How to Read a Parable” by Greg Carey

Harry Sharp will lead a class on the stories Jesus told, using the book by the same title. Jesus used stories or parables to help us understand how God wants us to live our lives.  These stories can be interpreted in more than one way depending on (as Wesley would put it) our reason, experience, and traditions. Join Harry as he explores each week a different story so that we can learn how to read, interpret, and live that story in our daily life. The class will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 109. Books will be available in the church office for $12.