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 check back often for updates and announcements!

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

Everyone is welcome to join in these classes on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Please contact the church office for questions or more information. 

December 1 through December 22 at 9:30 a.m.

All Adult Sunday School classes will join together Sunday mornings during Advent at 9:30 a.m. for Faithful – Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph Advent book study led by Vicki Greene. From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph's place in the nativity story is sometimes overlooked but contains valuable lessons for all of us. Join Adam Hamilton as he examines Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. Absent from much of the biblical narrative, Joseph never spoke a word, but his courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God's salvation plan for humanity. The book is available in the church office or from  Join in the class any week you are able.

Sunday, December 29 and Sunday, January 5 

No Adult Sunday School

Sunday, January 12 and Sunday, January 19 at 9:30 a.m.

Our speaker during the 9:30 a.m. Adult Sunday School hour will be Talmadge Gerald. Talmadge is a PhD Student at Andrews University. He grew up in sunny, Jacksonville, FL. After discovering a passion for History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, he decided to pursue a professional and academic career in the subject, particularly archaeology and history as it pertains to the Bible. He received his BA in Biblical Languages at Harding University in Searcy, AR. After graduating, he went on to achieve his MA in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Archaeology at Trinity International University with an emphasis in Egyptology and Ugaritic studies. Wanting to further his career in Archaeology he is currently pursuing his PhD in Archaeology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. He is also the Assistant to the Curator at the Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University. His interests include Egyptology and the Exodus, Iron Age I and II Archaeology of Israel/Palestine and Jordan, Biblical Studies, Hebrew, Greek, Biblical Historicity, and Ceramic Typology.

WEdnesday bible study

Pastor Young-Mee and Hazel Zimner are team teaching/leading our Wednesday Bible Study on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. Everyone is invited and welcomed to attend. We are using the book “The New Testament You Never Knew.” Please contact Pastor Young-Mee via email with questions. 

Tentative calendar for the remainder of the year and the topic for each session:

December 4 - The Early Christians and the Church

December 11 - The Mission of the Church

December 18 - The Creation of the New Testament


We will take a few weeks break over Christmas and begin a new study in the New Year. 

We look forward to a wonderful season of growing together as disciples of Jesus!