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2019 Adult studies classes and sign-ups listed below. New studies are being added throughout the year, so be sure to check back!

For any questions please contact the church office or Deb Burg: burgd@gvsu.edu

Sermon Talk-back

Sundays 10:30 AM, Library

Offered year-round

Led by: Chris Koch- ckoch31@charter.net

In addition to fellowship and mutual support, this class provides an opportunity to further digest the sermon topic and discuss its practical applications

 

Mom’s Bible Study

2nd and 4th Fridays 9:30-11AM, Library

Led by: Marla Wilkinson- mjbwilkinson@att.net

This group will be studying the book The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst. This is a great group for learning and support from other moms. Childcare provided.

Pub Theology

3rd Thursdays 7pm, Starts: September 19th, Osgood Brewing in Grandville

Led by: Josh Zallar- jzallar@hotmail.com

Pub Theology is an Intentional Faith Development group that invites people of all beliefs and perspectives to share ideas over a pint. Topics will change with each meeting. Any and all are welcome, just show up!

New Member Class

Thursdays, September 5, 12 & 19, Prayer Room

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Led by: Pastor Sherri- PastorSherri@gumonline.org

Material presented will cover the history, beliefs, and organization of the United Methodist denomination, as well as information about our congregation.  There will also be time to answer questions and meet other newcomers, as well as church staff. Childcare will be provided, if needed. Please contact the office to register.

Reckless love

Sundays, September 15- October 20 (6 weeks), Youth Room

Time:10:30am

“What if the way to follow the greatest commandment – to strive to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind – is by first striving to better love our neighbor?” This study will be offered as a shared time of learning for both youth and adults and uses video lessons and group discussion. A participant’s book is also available at cost.

To sign-up click here.

CEntering Prayer

2nd & 4th Sundays, Starts September 22, Prayer Room

Time: 6:00pm

Led by: Sara Zallar

Join us for a time of quiet to connect to the Holy within.  No past experience necessary; all are welcome, no need to sign-up!

God and the Gay christian

Sundays, September 22 - October 27 (5 weeks), Library

Time: 6:30pm

Led by: Heather Blaszczyk- heather@gumonline.org

A book study presented by the Open Door Committee: As a young man Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of many young people: to someday share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. Feeling the tension between his understanding of the bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the bible says about homosexuality. Do biblical teachings on marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not? How should we apply the teachings of Jesus to the gay debate? Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, not chosen? What did Paul have in mind when he warned against same-sex relations? Join us for 5 weeks as we dig deeper into the bible prepare to do some sincere soul searching. Please sign up by September 18 so books can be ordered.

To sign- up click here.

Social media- the Digital divide

September 22

Time 11:45am

Led by: Christine Webster & Penny Avery

Presented by Church & Society group. Lunch & childcare provided. To sign-up click here,

Church dinner

Wednesdays, September 29, October 27 & November 24

Time: 6:30pm

Led By: Deb Burg

For early Christians, church consisted of sharing a meal , prayers, and a time together as a community. We would like to offer a similar time for community by sharing a meal, communion, and a brief time of reflection and sharing. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor and all ages are welcome to participate! 

Living your strengths- an introduction

Sundays

Time:11:45am

Every church member plays a role in energizing and shaping the church.  Living Your Strengths provides a way to help you find your role and, most importantly, it will inspire you to discover your true calling. Find out more about the Living Your Strengths journey by attending one of these information sessions. Classes will start in January.

To sign-up, click here.

Extravagant generosity

Thursdays, October 3-24

Time: 6:30pm

Led by: Pastor Sherri

In this book of brief daily devotions, Bishop Robert Schnase opens the Scripture to show the joy and grace of giving. Participants will read 1-2 pages per day, exploring questions such as: “Why do we give?,” “Who benefits from our giving?,” and “Where does true contentment come from?”  At our weekly meeting, there will be a brief video presentation followed by discussion. Come join us and experience afresh the joy of serving God with your time, talents, and gifts. Please sign up by September 15 so books can be ordered.

 To sign-up click here.

Journey through the psalms

Sundays, October 27- November 17 (4 weeks)

Time: 10:30am

Led by: Lynn & Kay DeMoss

In this Bible study, we will take an in-depth look at the prayers and hymns we know as The Book of Psalms. Jesus read and experienced the Psalms in worship, and we do too. The author, Denise Hopkins, is a seminary professor who leads us in exploring the spirit of the ancient psalmists who shared their hopes, fears, joys, and complaints with God. Though written some 3,000 years ago, the Psalms remain meaningful to 21st-century people of faith.