Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) are medium-sized groups that meet on Sunday mornings during the Sunday school hour (9:30 am) in Ernst Hall (downstairs).
The primary purpose of ABFs is teaching, but they are really much more; they are a community within the community. In addition to teaching, members of each ABF pray together, care for each other and reach out into the community together.
ABFs are open -- meaning you can just show up on Sunday morning and join in! We currently have four groups meeting on Sunday mornings:
The AGAPE ABF is led by Larry and Jan Statler. It primarily consists of empty-nesters and stays active in the church and community. AGAPE attenders do a great job of staying in contact and caring for each other through all the different seasons of life as well as some great cookouts!
This class studies the Wesleyan quarterly lesson.
The People In God's Service (PIGS) ABF is led by Mike Nesslage. Most PIGS members are in their 20s to early 40s. While there is a large age-range in this group, they keep their identity with outreach projects like their annual school supply drive.
This class studies various topics throughout the year.
The Bible class is made up mostly of seniors, but includes people of other age groups as well. Sunday school topics in this class are based on books of the Bible studied directly, verse by verse. The class is led by retired (and long-time Hillside pastor) Dick Ernst.
Three Question Bible Study
Carol Berchenbriter leads the Three Question Bible Study class through various books of the Bible using the "three-question" method, asking the questions, "What does it say?" "What does it mean?" and "What should I do about it?"