Winter & Spring Small Groups/Studies
These small groups are a great choice if you are looking for a specific topic or like the idea of a shorter term commitment. If you don’t find something here that you are interested in, try United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women, or a year round group that may be a wonderful group of people to journey with. As a note, all groups will be meeting pending the church’s reopening plan and will seek to meet in the most safe way possible. When you sign up, the leader will contact you about the meeting location. To register for a study, click here.
Attitude is Your Paintbrush: It Colors Every Situation (Women’s Study)
Sundays 5:00-6:00 p.m., 1/10-2/28
Our attitude goes a long way toward determining who we are and how we live day to day. Paraphrasing Paul’s words in Romans 12:1 – “Let serving God and trusting God be the attitude of your life” – he reminds us that we do not have to be imprisoned by our circumstances; instead, we can do God’s will with confidence, trusting God to “bring it out right.”
Join women of all ages for study, fellowship, and prayer. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Laurie Scott.
Lenten Study: Centering Down with Howard Thurman
Sundays 6:30-7:30 p.m., 2/21-3/21
Howard Thurman’s spiritual guidance and theological writing provided a foundation for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Martin Luther King, Jr. carried a copy of Jesus and the Disinherited in his briefcase throughout his ministry. This study will focus on Thurman’s understanding of Christ as one of the “disinherited” and then will look at questions of race through the lenses of fear, deception, hate, and finally, love, as outlined in Thurman’s famous book.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Pastor Alan Felton.
Disciple IV: The Writings, John, and Revelation
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 1/19-3/23
Looking for an in-depth Bible study? Join Rev. Kathryn Johnson, returned UM minister and passionate Bible teacher, on the path to discovery. Prior participation in Disciple I is highly recommended, but exceptions can be made for seasoned Bible students. Questions? Contact Rev. Kathryn Johnson.
A Self-Guided Reading of Mark’s Gospel
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 1/15-3/5
You are invited to meet Jesus through the eyes of Mark by participating in an 8 week, self-guided reading of Mark’s Gospel. Beginning January 15, you will receive a weekly 5 minute video to give you background and questions to guide your 2-3 chapters of reading each week. An online discussion board for sharing insights and questions is available. On Thursday evenings, there will be an OPTIONAL Zoom discussion opportunity at 6:30.
If you are seeking authentic spirituality, an inclusive community, and courage to face injustice, then Mark’s Gospel is for you. Click HERE to view the posted study sessions, and email Elizabeth with questions.
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