Mark your calendar for upcoming Advent study!
“The Lord is our Light” by Elaine Crawford
NOTE: change of day – This study will be offered on Tuesday noon in A106. Bring your lunch. Childcare provided. Come when you can!
Led by AUMC Clergy; November 28, December 5, 12 and 19
The season of Advent is a time of preparation and hope, looking forward to the birth of the infant Jesus as well as Christ’s return in glory. In this study we will explore our hope for new beginnings, praising God as we patiently but eagerly await the birth of Christ in our lives. Come grow in your understanding of Advent hope, its message of salvation , and how we are called to live “in the meantime.”
For more information, contact Sarah Goolsby, email@example.com
The book is not required but if you would like to have one here is the link: https://www.cokesbury.com/product/9781501847875/the-lord-is-our-light/?rank=0&txtSearchQuery=9781501847875&autoredirected=1&searchid=0
Long-term Bible Studies
Register in Hamill Court or Mathison Lobby or by contacting Sarah Goolsby: firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare provided.
Beginning in August
Christian Believer: Knowing God with Heart and Mind
30-week study beginning Sunday, August 13th
5:00-6:30pm, A113, Cost: $50 for study manual and reading book
Leslie Wurtz and Julie Echols, leading
Do you know what you believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Trinity, Salvation? Is it Biblical? Do you wonder what Christians down through the centuries believed?
Focusing on the classical teachings of the Christian faith this study (written by the late Ellsworth Kalas of Asbury Seminary) presents, explains and interprets them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols, and music. Participants will examine the Biblical foundations and writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators, and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars.
30 minutes of daily reading required.
For more information, contact Sarah Goolsby, email@example.com
Disciple Bible Study: Remember Who you Are (Disciple 3)
32-week study beginning Tuesday, August 15th
9:30-11:30am, A113, cost $35 for study manual
Lindsey Middleton and Tamara Earles, leading
Study of the Old Testament Prophets and the New Testament Letters of Paul
This study examines the connections between memory and identity as the people of God. Themes include calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal and calls for community. 30 minutes of daily reading
Beginning in September
Disciple Bible Study: Into the Word, Into the World – Fast Track (Disciple 2)
24-week study beginning Sunday, September 10th
4:30-6:00pm, cost $32 for study manual
Sherry Roby, leading
Study of Genesis and Exodus in the Old Testament and Luke and Acts in the New Testament
3 – 5 chapters of Bible reading each day
Into the Word helps readers deepen their understanding of Scripture. Each week you will encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are, and how you can engage those disciplines. In every session, you commit to how you will respond to Scripture in terms of ministry in the world.
For more information, contact Sherry Roby, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Goolsby, email@example.com
Short term Fall Adult Bible studies begin in September. Information below.
Covenant Bible Study: Trusting the Covenant (8-week)
This Bible study emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant,a unifying theme through the Bible. This module explores the loss of hope, how it is restored by faithfulness in the midst of suffering, and how faithful love is at work restoring wholeness to our lives. 30 min. of daily reading. Cost: $22
Beginning September 11
Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm Bill Brawner and Jimmy Lawrence
When Helping Hurts (10-week )
Whether you’re involved in short-term missions or the long-term empowerment of the poor, this book helps you understand how to humbly and effectively serve, realizing that it requires repentance and the realization of our own brokenness. This study articulates a biblically based framework concerning the root causes of poverty and its alleviation. All are invited to Communion meditation in the AUMC
Chapel following class at 12:10pm. Cost: $10
Beginning September 7
Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm Jason Mohrman, Michelle Stearns and Lisa Pierce
Wednesday Noon Devotional Study
Do you need a little midweek refocusing time? This fall AUMC will offer a Wednesday noon study. Topics will vary from week to week in an easygoing discussion format. Info: Harry Toothaker, firstname.lastname@example.org, or John Fox, email@example.com. Bring your lunch. All are welcome!
Beginning September 13
Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00pm Harry Toothaker
Single Adults and College Ministry: Listing of fall small group offerings are found on the AUMC website: http://www.aumc.net/
Wednesday night study
Let the Dialogue begin
Would you enjoy conversing with the pastors about insights, questions, and thoughts coming from the Sunday sermon? Join us on Wednesday nights after the supper for dialogue and conversation about the Scripture passages and insights generated from the previous week’s sermon and worship.
Led by Cory, Charles and staff. Each week stands alone. No requirement necessary.
6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall after Wednesday night supper – beginning Sept. 13th.
Rise and Shine Tuesday morning Bible study (7:00am in A 106)
Discovering the Bible, A layman’s history of the origins and preservations of Scripture.
Having traveled to Israel and traced the journeys of Paul multiple times, Fred Lacy draws upon those experiences as he offers a history of the Bible. Come join this ongoing study.
“Gospel of John: Understanding Who God is and How that Affects My Life” (9-week)
We know we should read and study the Bible…but it can be difficult at times. Difficult to understand and difficult to apply to our life. In this study of John, we will focus on: Who is this God I should be worshipping? What does God require of me? How can the teachings of Jesus affect my life?
Two times for the study: Tuesday September 12 at 7:30 am and Sunday September 17 at 6:00 pm. John Fox, leading
For more information or to put your name on the list, contact John Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biscuits and devotion before work
Looking for a place to connect with other men to discuss faith, family and work?
We will be starting a short book that Brother Cory is leading. I will try to bring some copies of the book to hand out to those who are planning on participating. Thanks!
Morning breakfast and devotion, usually the 2nd Friday of each month, 6:30am, Epworth Commons.
Contact Corey Kichler, email@example.com.
Methodist Men’s Breakfast
Fourth Sunday of each month at 7:00am in Fellowship Hall.
Contact person: Bill Brawner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Where Moms Connect –In This House We Will Giggle
Are you a mom of a young child? Looking to connect with other moms?
Come join us for fellowship, inspiration and study in a casual, informal setting.
This study is held on the1st/3rd Tuesdays. As a mom in the throes of parenting, Courtney DeFeo believes that instilling virtues in children starts with laughter, not lecture. She offers motivating reflections, real-life stories, and a sandbox full of inventive ways to help you turn your kids’ hearts toward God. Cost: $11
Beginning September 5
Tuesdays, 9:15-11:00am Julie Hare
JOY Bible study Jesus In the Gospels (30-week)
Come explore Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question, ”Who is this Jesus?” Study the names, the places, and the people—and encounter the Jesus who is both hard to ignore and hard to control. Cost: $50
Beginning September 11
Mondays, 9:15-11:30am Virginia Edwards and Rita Tuck
Precepts- Malachi by Lisa Harper
This 8-session study focuses on God’s mercy. No matter how many times we mess up, God loves (and never leaves) broken people. Cost: $15
Beginning September 19
Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00am Mary Winkler
Begins in January 2018
Disciple Bible study: Becoming Disciples through Bible study
34-week study of the entire Bible, Genesis – Revelation
Participants read 75% of the Bible and learn from Biblical scholars
Jan Colbert, Jimmy Lawrence and Bill Brawner leading
30 minutes of daily reading and weekly sessions
An informational meeting for those interested in participating in the Financial Peace class will be held on Monday, December 18th at 6:00 pm in Room A 115. Childcare will be provided.
The class will be held on Monday nights at 6:00 beginning January 22nd. Eddie Shadeed, leading.
For more information, please contact Sarah Goolsby at email@example.com or 334-826-8800.