First United Methodist Church
Monday, September 25, 2017
Share the Joy of Knowing Christ: Reach, Teach, Serve
The Sunday School hour runs 9:15-10:15 a.m.
 

Adult Bible Study Class – We meet in the Church Library, room 301. This class allows those attending to receive a deeper understanding of the Bible through various studies. If you are interested in learning more about the Bible and meeting new friends, please join us. Contact: 372-3258

Beginners Study – We meet in room 206-A and are a class for parents of toddlers and preschoolers who seek through study to increase our effectiveness as parents and become stronger Christians. If you are looking for a class of men and women who truly understands where you are at this time in your life, join us. Contact: 372-1901

Circle of Friends Fellowship - The Circle of Friends Fellowship is a singles class meeting in room 10. We have no age boundaries and our circle surrounds the divorced, the widowed, and the never married. Please join us on any Sunday morning for fellowship or for one of our monthly activities. There is always room for one more in our circle. All singles are welcome. This class starts at 9:30 a.m. Contact: 372-3662

Mary & Martha  - A class for women interested in studying the Bible with other women. Meets in room 207.  Contact 401-4368

Men's Bible Class - Our class is an "All Men's Class". They meet in the Church Parlor and enjoy different studies. Men of all ages are part of this class. Together they discuss books as well as what concrete things men can do to behave like Jesus would in today's world. Contact: 303-2318

Paulist Class – We are a close-knit group of Senior Adults who meet in Hierholzer Hall (room 110) and use the Cokesbury Adult Bible Study Series. We focus on God’s Word to reflect on personal, family, church, and communion concerns. We lead each other in love, care and support. Contact: 379-1282

Seekers Class
– Our studies focus on the Bible and its relationship to our lives as Christians. We enjoy a variety of talented teachers and stimulating topics. You’ll find us a lively and open group. We meet in room 210. Contact: 557-6162

Sharers Class – We strive to become better Christians through the sharing of individual and collective gifts, which we have come to hold through the grace of God. We also enjoy sharing each other’s company at social activities throughout the year. We meet in room 202. Contact: 379-8354

Sojourners Class – We are single parents and couples meeting in room 204 who have a common interest in learning more about our faith. We also enjoy social gatherings and meeting new friends. Contact: 379-8737

Transition Class - Come join other college students in room 200 as they choose to walk closer with Jesus.  Contact:379-6917

Voyagers Study – Couples and singles of all ages are invited to join us in room 203. Our studies vary from biblical to contemporary. Contact: 379-9615

Young Parents Class  - Parents of children who are under 5 years of age gather to grow spiritually and have contact with others who are also raising young children.   Meets in room 206B.  Contact:  Eric at 303-2318.

We offer special studies such as:

 

Disciple Bible Study – Our church offers the Disciple Bible Study Program each year for those interested in an in-depth study of the Bible. The following classes may be offered:

Disciple I – Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study – This 34-week study moves through the biblical story from Creation to the New Jerusalem. Small group discussions of Scripture based on careful study and preparation is required.

Disciple II – Into the Word, Into the World – This 32-week study of Genesis-Exodus and Luke-Acts teaches basic study skills for going deeper into Scripture. It links Bible study to witness and service in the world. This study calls for evaluating and reordering of life’s priorities in response to God’s call.

Disciple III – Remember Who You Are – This 32-week study of the Prophets and Paul’s Letters identifies God’s people as a community of memory. It also sets the Prophets and Paul’s writings in historical and geographical context.

Disciple IV – Under the Tree of Life – In this 32-week study of the Writings (Old Testament books not in the Torah or the Prophets), the Gospel of John and Revelation are studied. This study appeals to the senses and emotions through words, images, dance, and music. It taps into the power of Psalms with a "Psalm of the Week" and shows the distinctive character of the Gospel of John.

Jesus in the Gospels – This first study in the “Disciple Second Generation Series” builds on the foundations found in the Disciple Bible Studies. This 30-week study grounds participants solidly in the four Gospels and holds them accountable to the Jesus who emerges from them. It takes its approach by reading stories and accounts of what Jesus said and did in order to draw conclusions about who Jesus was.

Christian Believer – Christian Believer integrates Bible study and the teachings at the heart of Christianity. These doctrines and traditions are rooted in Scripture. The study concentrates on the classical doctrines of the Christian faith – those that emerged in early Christianity as it struggled to understand its Scripture and its experience of Jesus, and that have remained central to Christian teaching through the centuries. This 30-week study yokes doctrine with the Bible and helps those involved become more familiar with the Bible and what the church believes and teaches.

Short-term Bible Studies - At various times throughout the year, we offer 6-8 week studies for those who cannot commit to longer schedules. Many are video led followed by both home and group study. If you are looking for an evening, mid-week or morning study contact the church office by calling 830-379-4112.

 
 
 
 
UpperRoom Daily Devotional
Choosing the Best
Thought for the Day
Chart how you've spent your time in the last week. What priorities does your chart reveal?
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