Our small groups, bible studies, and programs offer a place to build upon your spiritual knowledge while also getting to know others in our community. We encourage members to ask questions and challenge each other. The friendships and knowledge built here will last a lifetime!
Take a look at what all we offer below. Groups typically meet each week and are always welcoming new guests. We also offer classes on Sunday Mornings. For more information, please contact Raegan Gilliland. We hope you will join us!
Special event childcare is available by reservation 48 hours in advance with a 4 child minimum. Please contact Jenny Johnson, at (972) 596-4303, firstname.lastname@example.org, for reservations.
All classes are open to new members at any time.
Check out our new Fall Studies!
Weekly Bible + Book Studies
Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Mondays | 9:45 – 11 AM| N255 | Begins Sept 13th
Led by Rev. Raegan Gilliland
A group for women from all ages and stages of life that meets weekly for learning, growing, and community. We will begin on September 13th and will be studying the book, “The Bible Tells Me So…” by Peter Enns. We will meet from 9:45-11:30 in room N255. All are welcome!
Monday Afternoon Women’s Bible Study
Mondays | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | Begins Sept 13th | RM N154
A discussion-based study for imperfect people seeking to do God’s will in an ever-changing world. We are dedicated to learning more from the Bible and other writings, with the goal of enhancing our relationship with God and others. We support and encourage one another on our individual journeys. The first study will be “Words of Life” by Adam Hamilton.
Reaching Out – The Three Movements of Spiritual Life
Mondays | 7 – 8:30 PM | Begins Oct 18th | Zoom
Led by Rev. Paige Christian
The pandemic has left many of us searching for inner peace, for community with others, and for the experience of God. Join Rev. Paige Christian for this online book study to explore ways to move from loneliness to solitude, hostility to hospitality, and illusion to prayer.
Purchase (or check out from the Christ UMC library) to read between each session: Reaching Out: The Three Movements of The Spiritual Life by Henri J. M. Nouwen.
The Lunch Bunch
Tuesdays | 12 – 1:30 PM
Led by Julie Warner
We learn, laugh, and lunch!
We are a group of believers, with various backgrounds, who come together to study the Word. Our group studies various books and the Bible, as well as Christian books. From talkers to non-talkers, laughing to crying, we follow where the Spirit leads us! Squeeze some study in during your lunch break or busy day. Eating is optional!
For more information contact email@example.com
Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study
Tuesdays | 6:30 PM| N156 A/B | Begins Sept 21st
Led by Rev. Chris Dowd
Join Rev. Chris Dowd for his Tuesday Night Men’s Bible Study on the book of Genesis. Chris will take the fall semester to do a deep dive into Genesis. Classes will start on Tuesday, Sept 21st at 6:30 PM.
Tuesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 PM| N157 | Begins Sept 21st
Led by Rev. Pat Beghtel-Mahle
Join Rev. Pat Beghtel-Mahle for a Tuesday night study over the book, Simply Jesus by N.T. Wright. Participants are responsible for getting their own book. Join her Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 starting September 21st in N157.
The Difficult Words of Jesus
Tuesdays | 7:30 PM| N158 | Begins Sept 14th
Led by Rev. Stefani Reed-Meyer
Join Rev. Stefani Reed-Meyer for a 6 week Bible study on Amy-Jill Levine’s book, “The Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings”. We’ll use the book and watch 10-minute videos each week from Amy-Jill Levine.
First Fruits Bible Study
Wednesdays | 11:30 – 1 PM | Online
A discussion-based study for those seeking to give God their best — the first fruits
Led by Martha Desai
Though we have had gentlemen in our class before, we currently are a class of mature ladies who enjoy studying God’s Word through book and DVD studies. We welcome all who, like us, enjoy delving into God’s Word.
If you would like to join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link!
Thursday Morning Men’s Covenant Study
Led by Tom Tella
This is a group for men of all ages who are interested in doing a deep-dive into the Bible. The group reads through the selected book of the Bible verse by verse, taking time to discussed the meaning of the text as it applied at the time it was written and as it applies in today’s world. The group seeks to be like the Bereans in the Book of Acts (Acts 17:11) “who received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
Meeting on Sunday morning at 11 am via Zoom up through May of this year. Meeting again in person, October 3 through the end of May 2022 In N157 and Anyone interested can contact me, email@example.com.
Between the Lines: Genesis
Sundays | 3:30 – 4:30 PM| N255 A-D | Begins Sept 12th
Led by Rev. Chris Dowd
Join Rev. Chris Dowd for his new Bible Study on the book of Genesis. Chris will take the fall semester to do a deep dive into Genesis. The class will be Sunday evenings starting September 12 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in Room N255 A-D.
Sundays | 4 – 6 PM| N158 | Begins Sept 12th
We often lift similar scriptures from the four Gospels to help advance a particular theme such as humility, forgiveness, or loving your neighbor. We also tend to cluster the messages of the parables and the miracles together. At Christmas, we love to read the story about the birth of Jesus and at Easter, we listen with attention to the details of the death and Resurrection of our savior. While the above approach is a tested and true look at Jesus, it tends to focus more on the deity of Christ as opposed to his humanity.
The approach in Chronological Jesus is to simply read all gospel accounts as they actually occurred time-wise.
When we take this approach, many new perspectives appear. We not only see the evolution of Jesus’ ministry but we also see the evolution of the Apostles and all of Jesus’ followers. We get to walk in the shoes of all of the above and in doing so we discover habits, tendencies, and of course questions that we never had before. Yet there is no new material here, it is the same set of Gospels that we’ve always had but we are exposed to so much more because we simply follow the whole story from beginning to end.
There are no prerequisites for Chronological Jesus, the class is free and the textbook is the Bible.
This class meets Sundays from 4 PM to 6 PM in room N158. The first class is September 12.2021 and the class meets weekly through the first week in May.
Registration closed, email Kristin@cumc.com with any questions.
Sundays | 11 AM | N157
Led by Tom Tella
To join us, please email Raegan.
The Young Methodists
Wednesday | 6 – 7 PM| Donut Room
The Young Methodists is a small group for young adults ages 21-30. Our greatest value is the relationships that we form with each other. We believe that in order to grow in your faith, you should have a small group of people walking along side you that know you intimately and honor the many different directions life could be taking you. Our group is open to all genders, races, and spiritual beliefs. We hope to see you on Wednesday nights and encourage you to bring a friend!
September 8th – 6 to 7 PM in Donut Room
September 22nd – 6 to 7 PM in Donut Room
October 6th – 6 to 7 PM in Donut Room
October 20th – 6 to 7 PM in Donut Room
November 3rd – 6 to 7 PM in Donut Room
November 17th – Friendsgiving
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bridge Small Group
Every other Wednesday | 8 PM | Zoom – virtually during pandemic
This class is for young married couples and families. Join us any week – we always welcome new members! Please e-mail the Bartels for the Zoom link.
Contact Matt & Sarah Bartels
Look for future Enneagram class dates here!
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