Growing old friends, strong marriages and healthy families doesn't happen by accident. If you have allowed your plan for your life to get in the way of God's plan for your life, then make a decision this year to step back into a community that is ready and willing to walk with you as you find your calling and live your purpose.
Our goal every day is to make sure that you leave the church feeling better than you did when you walked in. We are committed to helping you feel connected, cared for, hopeful and engaged all in an environment that is reminiscent of what your heart remembers that church should feel like. No matter where you are, or where you’ve been, join us this week and experience the difference that being connected to a real community can make.
The Book of Romans
Style: Discussion Group Facilitator: Rev. Matthew Scraper
Location: Chapel Date and Time: Wednesday Evenings, 6-7:00 pm
First Meeting: 9/10/2014 Last Meeting: 11/19/2014
Participant Limit: 15
Summary: This study group will examine Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. The founding priest of the Methodist movement (John Wesley) made frequent use of Paul’s letter to Rome because of its wealth of teaching on the topic of spiritual growth. If you enjoy studying Books of the Bible, then join us for this in-depth, chapter-by-chapter exegetical study of the Book of Romans. You will probably be surprised by how much you learn.
Shaping A Life of SIGNIFICANCE for Retirement
Style: Discussion Group Facilitator: Rev. George and Pat Gilland
Location: Chapel Date and Time: Tuesday Evenings
First Meeting: 9/9/2014 Last Meeting: 10/28/2014
Participant Limit: 25
Summary: What is it like to retire? What are the biggest challenges? What are the surprises and possibilities? What will it be like for me?
Interestingly, most books about retirement do not attempt to address these questions. Advice to those approaching or already in retirement usually centers around finances, health and fitness, or desirable places to live. The underlying belief is that retirement consists of endless recreation made possible by a big nest egg, good health, and desirable surroundings.
In this study, we will look at the more personal dimensions of retirement, including relationships, feelings of self-worth and purpose, and spiritual and intellectual growth. These personal factors are central to our sense of well-being and fulfillment in retirement, just as they are in every other phase of adult life.
Becoming a Disciple
Style: Covenant Group Facilitator: Rev. Matthew Scraper
Location: FUMC Parsonage Date and Time: 1st Sunday of the month, 6:00 pm
First Meeting: 9/7/2014 Last Meeting: TBA
Participant Limit: 12
Summary: This small covenant group is designed primarily for people who seriously desire to grow in faith, grace, and the knowledge and love of Christ. Participants will commit to a 3 year covenant journey of discipleship, led by Rev. Scraper and hosted by Mrs. Scraper at the church parsonage. Opportunities and experiences will vary, ranging from discussion, study, and reflection, to guided participation in the disciplines and practices of discipleship. The results will be transformative.
Women’s Discussion Group
Style: Discussion Group Facilitator: Patti Whitaker
Location: Chapel Date and Time: Tuesday Mornings, 9-11am
First Meeting: 9/9/2014 Last Meeting: TBA
Participant Limit: 20
Summary: It's not easy being a woman in today's world. The demands and expectations you face can be overwhelming. And deep within, there is a longing for something more---for a real opportunity to meet with God and be changed in his presence.
In this six-session DVD study based on the bestselling devotional Women of the Bible, you'll meet six women who encountered God and whose lives were forever changed. These remarkable women will encourage you through their failures as well as their successes. You'll see how God drew them to himself as they struggled to live with faith in a world filled with trials. And you'll see how their lives, though lived long ago, speak with fresh relevance to the issues in your life and relationships today.