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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays 10:30 AM, Library
Led by: Chris Koch- email@example.com
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
3rd Thursdays 7pm, Starts: September 19th, Osgood Brewing in Grandville
Led by: Josh Zallar- email@example.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
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: 669-0730.
Sundays, September 15- October 20 (6 weeks), Youth Room
“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.
2nd & 4th Sundays, Starts September 22, Prayer Room
Led by: Sara Zallar- firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Led by: Heather Blaszczyk- email@example.com
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 New Thanksgiving
Led by: Christine Webster & Penny Avery- firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by Church & Society group. Come learn! Lunch & childcare provided. To sign-up click here,
Wednesdays, September 29, October 27 & November 24
Led By: Deb Burg- email@example.com
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!
To sign-up, click here.
Journey through the psalms
Sundays, October 27- November 17 (4 weeks)
Led by: Lynn & Kay DeMoss- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
To sign-up, click here.
How to be here
Thursdays, November 7, 14 & 21
Led By: Kelly Goward
“Life is not something that happens to you. You take what you have been given and you get to shape it, form it, steer it, make it into something… What you do with your life is fundamentally creative work: the kind of life you lead, what you do with your time, how you spend your energies- it’s all part of how you create your life. It’s all part of being here.”
Join us for a discussion of Rob Bell’s book about how to life life intentionally, finding courage to creatively use the unique gifts the God has given us.
To sign-up, click here.