Alpha Class

Seeking to learn about God and to share His love, we study the Bible and Methodism, support Mission Projects and join in Christian Fellowship.

Alpha is a class of couples and singles of Germantown United Methodist Church who are mostly empty-nesters. We have presentations by guest speakers on a variety of topics that include contemporary issues, biblical understanding, and family concerns. Regular class socials, supportive fellowship, and community outreach are emphasized. You'll find us in Room 136, behind Fellowship Hall - 9:40 AM

Upcoming Programs

March 3​ - Steve Taylor – Director, Youth Leadership Memphis

A ministry focused on improving lives of young men and women ages 5-17; learn job skills and teach responsibility)

March 10 - Jackie Flaum – “The Parables”

March 17​ - Jim Pruett

March 24​ - George Browder – “The Impact of the War & Yellow Fever on Germantown” (final of series)

March 31​ - Ed Clark

Past Speakers:

The First Love Story: A Journey Through the Tangled Lives of Adam and Eve - by Bruce Feiler was introduced to us by Shirley Gee in her lesson on 1/6/19.

Judy Pearson, spoke to us about the "Reformation". She will return this quarter to speak on an American government that honors but does not rule through church law. Judy's lessons on Biblical history always bring us intriguing insight into our Christian Heritage.

Dinah Allison will return to bring us more of Enough in the coming weeks.

Ed Clark, brought us our lesson on August 12 based on Andy Stanley’s Enemies of the Heart. Ed, a retired Fed Ex Executive and his wife Sue are very active in many areas of Germantown United Methodist which include serving on various church boards and being actively involved in Habitat and the Kenya Mission Projects.

Linda White spoke to us about Women Ablaze Prison Ministries. Women Ablaze is a prison ministry here in Shelby County of which Linda is the Founder. If you would like more information their web site is

Michael Thompson, author of Christian Mysteries spoke to us about David, and his Graphic Novel David, Vol. 1 & 2.

Wally Krug spoke to Alpha on July 22. Wally and his wife Flo have been long time members of the Church. One of Wally’s passions is Military History. His topic will be Normandy. He was in Normandy 24 years ago and in May he revisited the area.

Sunday , July 15, PZ Horton gave an excellent presentation on Alpha Omega Veterans and the vital services they provide to veterans in the Memphis area who need assistance. The Class has sent a small donation. If anyone in the class would also like to make a personal tax deductible donation it should be directed to Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc., 1183 Madison, Memphis, Tn. 38104. You may wish to indicate you are with the Alpha SS Class at GUMC.