Small Group Studies

Men’s Bible Study ─ Come join us on the 1st, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7am in the Education Building, and on the 3rd Tuesdays for breakfast, Place to be determined.

September 7th we will begin a four-session video-based study Before Amen by bestselling author Max Lucado.  Max reveals his struggles with prayer and how he discovered that it is not a privilege for the pious or the art of a chosen few but a simple tool everyone has been given to have a conversation with God. He shows you how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest.

September 7— Father, You Are Good

September 14 — I Need Help

September 28 — They Need Help

October 5 — Thank You

All men are welcome!  ─ Jim Skeans.

 

Women’s Bible Study The Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study will begin meeting for the fall on September 8th at 9:30am for approximately one hour in the parlor.  We will begin a four-week study Common Ground, by Amberly Neese.

Whether it is in politics, the professional world, a party, or a pew, we face conflict every day. As discussions get more heated and social media is deluged with opinion-spewing, hurt feelings, and broken relationships, we need hope and practical tools to navigate the tumultuous waters and live at peace with everyone.  Fortunately, the Scriptures hold the key to living at peace despite our differences.

Amberly Neese combines stories of sibling rivalries from the Bible with personal experience, humor, hope, and her love of God’s Word.  Stories examined from the Old and New Testaments include:

Joseph and His Brothers: How to Combat Jealousy
Moses, Miriam, and Aaron: How to Work Together Despite Differences
Mary, Martha, and Lazarus: How to Appreciate the Contributions of Others
Rachel and Leah: Having Compassion for the Plight of Others

These stories point us to peace and reconciliation in all our relationships, reassuring us that it is possible to find common ground with everyone―despite our differences.

If you are interested in being a part of this study, please contact Diane Boyce at 697-6020 to secure a study book.  All women are welcome.

 

Group Studies:  This fall, we are encouraging all of our members and friends to be a part of a small group study. This will help us reconnect as a community and help us to grow spiritually.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join one of the two studies being offered.

Nature: Our First Way of Knowing God Thursday evenings, September 16th – November 9th   at 6:30pm, led by Mike Petit de Mange and Larry Josefowski, childcare available.

This seven-week study is meant to awaken this visceral knowing of the Creator through the creation, reconnect us with the sacred landscapes we call home, encourage us to provide space and time for spiritual reflection in nature, and to live in greater harmony with God’s Earth.

Living Our Beliefs ─ Sunday evenings, October 3rd – 24th at 6pm with dinner and childcare.   Study will be led by Pastor Amy and Carol Gambone.  On Saturday, November 6th a field trip to Barratts Chapel is planned.

This four-week study will explore a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church as defined in Part II of The Book of Discipline. Uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as you embrace the United Methodist way.