Messiah Ministry Women's small group
We meet to build friendship, grow deeper in our faith and share Christ's love. We read and discuss books written by Christian authors. Meetings are from 9-11 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of most months. Age: 70+. Facilitator: Elaine Thompson.
Olive Branch Women’s Small Group
Meeting times: second and fourth Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. New study will begin on Sept. 8 on the book of Romans; only a Bible is required. New members are welcome. Facilitators: Lorene Royer and Carol Schmitz.
Wesley Class Meeting
In the beginning of the Methodist movement, John Wesley formed classes like this to create a place where each member could watch over one another in love. The group is designed to be a safe place to grow in the love of God and neighbor. In this group, we will not focus on a curriculum, but will dig deeply into where God is working and moving in our lives. We seek God’s transforming grace and will encourage each other to grow more like Christ. We invite you to join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Facilitators: Mary Dolann and Bob Smith.
MUTTS (Men United Together Through the Spirit)
This group meets Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. Facilitators: Rick Ellsworth and Ron Haffey.
The purpose of MUTTS is to provide the men of our church community an opportunity to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ through a variety of means including a weekly Bible study opportunity. We acknowledge that the Holy Spirit is alive within each of us constantly calling us into a deeper relationship. It is the hope that all will be challenged to become the men that God calls us to be.
Foundations of MUTTS:
- It is an open group with all men welcome.
- The focus is always the journey of faith instead of agenda driven.
- One of our principal goals through the study of Scripture is to show how the Bible is relevant to everyday experience.
- Men don’t have to be a Bible scholar to attend; we explore, learn and grow together.
- Men although encouraged don’t have to attend every week. We realize that other priorities exist.
- Men's discipleship is not exclusive to one congregation as such we promote partnership opportunities with men or men's groups from other congregations.
- We provide a means of bringing inactive and irregular church members back into fellowship.
Connected in Christ Class
This Is an open and affirming class that invites and welcomes all. We meet Sunday mornings from 9:20 to 10:30 a.m. Facilitators: Tanya Heath and Sheryl Koenig. Here are the topics for the fall, beginning on Sunday, Sept. 5:
- Creativity: What is it? What does God say about it? How can I become more creative in serving God, in my job, in my hobbies and in my friendships? (four weeks)
- Prayer review: How can I speak to God more often and on a deeper level? (two weeks)
- Gratitude review: How being grateful for what we have creates a powerful feeling of peace and joy. (two weeks)
- How to share your Christian faith in a world where there's a separation of "church and state." (3-5 weeks)
5 Cups of Coffee
This is a mixed life stages group that meets at 8 a.m. every Sunday to explore faith, ask questions and share their point of view. This small group was started about two years ago with the 5 Cups of Coffee content which focuses on five conversations around God, gifts, passion, spiritual growth and opportunities, which led us to have a very close connection with each other. 5 Cups of Coffee normally has an attendance of around 5, but has room to accommodate 10. Currently we are studying "Fearless" by Max Lucado. Facilitator: Jen Chirillo.
Journey Through the Bible
The title describes the class. We are currently studying the book of John. When we finish with John, we will move on to Acts. We welcome all who are interested in studying the Bible to join our class. We meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings. Facilitator: Barb Phillips.
Pilgrims of the Kingdom
This easy-to-follow DVD series introduces each Old Testament prophet's message in its historical biblical context. This 27-week series will challenge participants to respond to the message of the prophet and determine it's meaning in today's world. This study begins Sunday, Sept. 12, and will meet each Sunday from 9:20 to 10:30 a.m.. Facilitators: John Darby and Steve Brietzke.
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We also have opportunities for children and youth.