Coffee Club for Moms

  • Wednesdays
  • 8:30 – 10:00 AM
  • Location: 3rd Floor – Joe Dean Gym
  • Facilitated by Karen Milioto and Karen Styron

Take a mid-week break and join other moms for prayer, coffee, community, and casual conversation.

Renovaré Book Club

  • 2nd Friday of every month, begins October 4th
  • 12:00 PM
  • Location: McKenzie Library
  • Facilitated by Dr. Natasha Whitton

Richard Foster once wrote, “It is a wonder to me how God uses squiggles on paper to do his work in the hearts and minds of people.”

The Renovaré book club is excited to kick off another year of books that they believe do just that. Join this small group and explore four great books along with specialized study guides, essays, and podcasts to help us engage most fruitfully with the “squiggles.”

2019 – 2020 Books Include:

  • Session 1: October 14 – November 30th. Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image, by Philip Yancey & Paul Brand. Facilitated by Philip Yancey
  • Session 2: December 2nd – February 1st. Doors Into Prayer: An Invitation, by Emilie Griffin. Facilitated by Emilie Griffin.
  • Session 3: February 3rd – March 21st. Interior Castle: Christian Classics Edition, by Teresa Avila. Facilitated by Mimi Dixon
  • Session 4: March 23rd – May 16th. Life without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23, by Dallas Willard. Facilitated by Rebecca Willard and Larry Burtoft.

What’s So Amazing About Grace?

  • Sunday’s, begins September 8th
  • 9:45 AM
  • Location: McKenzie Library
  • Facilitated by Alvin Smith

Are you disturbed about how much conflict there is between people who could easily accomplish so much if they would just work together? Are there people you love but just can’t talk to about important things? Do you have old wounds which will not heal?  Could God’s grace teach us possible solutions?  Beginning Sunday, September 8, 2019, for 15 weeks, we will study What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey.  Please join us as we take a journey into the depths of Grace.” Contact Alvin Smith at alvinfsmith@cox.net for more information

The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows 

  • Sundays, begins September 22
  • 9:45 AM
  • Location: Spiritual Formation Center, Second Floor
  • Facilitated by Clay Johnson & Marianne Hebert

“God wants me to try harder.” “God blesses me when I’m good and punishes me when I’m bad.” “God is angry with me.” We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true–but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here. This study of the Gospels invites you to examine your beliefs about God and how they compare to Jesus’ beliefs.  Purchase and bring your own book.


Spiritual Writing

  • Sundays, begins September 8
  • 6 weeks, 5:00–6:30 PM
  • Location: FUMC Sanctuary Building, McKenzie Library
  • Facilitated by Lynn Mitchell

Writers, Readers and Seekers – Inspiration awaits at the spiritual writing class led by published authors.  All you need to bring are paper and pencil. Free and open to all. Each lesson stands alone so attend any or all classes.


John Wesley: Holiness of Heart & Life

  • Sundays, begins October 6
  • 6 weeks, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Location: FUMC Adult Building, Room 107
  • Facilitated by Rev. Jane

Drop-In Christian Conversations

  • Ongoing
  • Noon – 1:00 PM
  • Location: Main Street Market, Fifth and Main
  • Facilitated by Rev. Brady

The drop-In Christian conversation is based on “The Good and Beautiful God” by James Bryan Smith. Bring your lunch or buy one from one of the vendors at the Main Street Market. Join in the fellowship and discussion any Wednesday.


DivorceCare

  • Wednesdays, begins September 4
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM, 13 weeks
  • Location: Chapel Building, Room 109
  • Facilitated by Amanda Lyons and a team of caring people who have been there and understand.

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

Young Women’s Bible Study and Spirituality Group

  • Wednesdays, begins August 21
  • Ongoing, 6:00-7:30 PM
  • Location: Mary Rotenberg’s Home
  • Facilitated by Mary Rotenberg

If you are from the ages of 25-35; single, married, or married with babies, this group is for you.  It’s ecumenical by design and spiritual in context.  Dinner is offered each week.  If you are interested please email Mary Rotenberg


Centering Prayer

  • Tuesdays, begins September 3rd
  • Ongoing, 11:45 – 12:30 AM
  • Location: FUMC Spiritual Formation Center, Second Floor
  • Facilitated by Margaret Johnson