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  • Learning Community: Called to Live on the Edge  •  Apr 19 - May 10  •  L4TF5NPK3U

    When & Where: Thur  •  Apr 19 - May 10  •  7-8:30 pm  •  Room 208
    Led by: Dr. Dan Flanagan
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    One of the major themes of the Gospel of Luke is how Jesus lives on the edge. This offering will explore how the Gospel encourages us to focus on the edge, with those who are most vulnerable, and how religious meaning can be found outside our walls. The four sessions will feature social justice, the Kingdom of God, expanding our world view and challenging the church.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - April 18

  • Learning Community: Thrive in Your Relationships: Thrive in Your Marriage  •  Apr 14  •  XWH2MUBOXN

    When & Where: Sat  •  Apr 14  •  9 am - 3 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Led by: Dr. Terry Parsons
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    This is the third of a three part series of workshops focusing on our relationships.  You may choose one or more.  Whether you have been married for a short while or for a long time, this seminar is for you.  We will focus on the most important marital issues that will help you not only survive, but to thrive in your marriage. $50. per couple (includes materials, lunch and snacks)

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - Apr 13

  • Learning Community: Methodism 101  •  Apr 8 - 29  •  2NY34VEPH7

    When & Where: Sun  •  Apr 8 - 29  •  11 am - 12 pm  •  Room 204
    Led by: Rev. Fred Trevino
    Childcare: Nursery: 0-23 mos. Sunday school: 2 yrs - kinder at 8:45, 2 yrs - 12th grade at 9:45, 2 yrs - 5th grade at 11.

    Explore the basics of United Methodist belief and practice. Gain an understanding of Wesleyan Heritage, increase your knowledge and understanding of United Methodist theology and learn more about the sacraments of baptism and communion. Newcomers and life-long United Methodists benefit from this four session course.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - Apr 7

  • Learning Community: Women’s Bible Study: “Trusting the Covenant”  •  Apr 3 - May 22  •  2O8J6EQA6S

    When & Where: Tue  •  Apr 3 - May 22  •  11:30 am - 1:00 pm  •  Room 208
    Led by: Marsha Mayo and Debbie O’Reilly
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    Covenant Bible Study is an in-depth group experience of reading and discussing the Bible together, learning how to love God and each other better.  Covenant represents a relationship, a living, breathing conversation. $25 for participant guide.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - Apr 2

  • Learning Community: Perkins Theological School for the Laity  •  March 22-24  •  603ZVFMYSK

    When & Where: Thur, Fri, Sat  •  March 22-24  •  12:30 pm Thur - 4 pm Sat  •  SMU
    Led by: Perkins faculty and guest speakers
    Childcare: No

    Three days of study focusing on Bible, theology, and spirituality.

    Schedule, Course Descriptions, Pricing

    Register 

  • Learning Community: Thrive in Your Relationships: Commit—for Seriously Dating and Premarital Couples  •  Mar 10  •  WZ9VY43BC4

    When & Where: Sat  •  Mar 10  •  9 am - 3 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Led by: Dr. Terry Parsons
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    This is the second of a three part series of workshops focusing on our relationships.  You may choose one or more.  The most important relationship decision you will ever make is the decision to marry.  This seminar is specifically designed to equip you with the essential tools to help you have a faith-directed intimate, lifetime marriage. $50. per couple (includes materials, lunch and snacks)

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - Mar 9

  • Learning Community: Making Sense of the Bible  •  Feb 12 - Mar 19  •  AH65C96CZ1

    When & Where: Mon  •  Feb 12 - Mar 19  •  7-8:30 pm  •  Room 205
    Led by: Dr. Justin Tull
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    This study explores the overall of Old and New Testament, the roll of God and people in creating the Bible, and how to make sense of challenging topics in the Bible like faith and science, violence, and sexuality.

    Please purchase a copy of the book, Making Sense of the Bible, by Adam Hamilton.

    REGISTER ONLINE until Feb 12

  • Learning Community: Parenting the Love & Logic Way  •  Feb 11 - Mar 25  •  CUKSOSI62P

    When & Where: Sun  •  Feb 11 - Mar 25  •  4 - 6 pm  •  Room 205
    Led by: Shirley Miller
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    Raise children who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world with this win-win approach to parenting. Your children will win because they’ll learn to solve their own problems while gaining the confidence they need to meet life’s challenges. And you’ll win because you’ll establish healthy control – without resorting to anger, threats, nagging or exhausting power struggles. Parenting with Love & Logic puts the fun back into parenting. For parents of elementary aged students. $20 for workbook (1 per couple).

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - Feb 10

  • Learning Community: Listening for God  •  Feb 1 - Apr 5  •  CMXNR7217M

    When & Where: Thur  •  Feb 1 - Apr 5  •  7-8:30 pm  •  Room 230A
    Led by: Dr. Dan Flanagan
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    If you enjoy reading and exploring religious meaning in literature, this course explores short stories from some of the best contemporary Christian writers such as Flannery O’Connor, Frederick Buechner, Annie Dillard and Garrison Keillor.  Discuss religious themes developed through characters and events.  Video introductions of each author will be used as well.

    Cost: $14 (for the book)

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 22 - Jan 31

  • Group Life: Oliphint/Hoyt  •  Jan 28 - Apr 8  •  3W1UYFL7PA

    When & Where: Sun  •  Jan 28 - Apr 8  •  3:00 - 4:30 pm  •  Leader's home
    Led by: Erin Oliphint and Erica Hoyt
    Childcare: No

    Let's be real..."adulting" can be rough. This group is designed to be a community of young adult individuals and couples who can support each other as we journey through the ups and downs of life. Each small group session will focus on the sermon from that same day. We will have discussion and apply what we have learned back into our daily lives.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 20 - Mar 31

  • Group Life: Baumann/Lyons  •  Jan 24 - Apr 11  •  RKUT0HKJ2W

    When & Where: Wed  •  Jan 24 - Apr 11  •  1-2:30pm  •  Room 210
    Led by: Suzie Lyons and Jean Baumann
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    We are a diverse group of women and men, individuals and couples, who enjoy the diverse community at FUMCR that we believe makes for a strong, vibrant congregation.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 20 - Mar 31

  • Learning Community: Enneagram Journey: Soul Work, Self-Awareness, Spiritual Transformation  •  Jan 24 - Mar 28  •  V535ZHU1S9

    When & Where: Wed  •  Jan 24 - Mar 28  •  9:30 - 11:45 am  •  Room 230A
    Led by: Lisa Hancock
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    This experiential course utilizes the Enneagram, an ancient tool from centuries of Judeo-Christian faith and scholarship that is used for cultivating self-awareness, growth and person transformation. Insights from this course can answer life-long questions about our behavior and unconscious motivations. Newly learned self-knowledge assists in our walks with God and enables our true and best self to emerge and can transform the way we relate to others.

    Cost: $90, includes participant workbook

    REGISTER ONLINE until Jan 22

  • Group Life: Adams  •  Jan 23 - Apr 10  •  CT1OKKE8RI

    When & Where: Tue  •  Jan 23 - Apr 10  •  7 - 8:30 pm  •  Rm 215, 2nd floor Education Building
    Led by: Sheri Adams
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    Our group welcomes women of all ages and stages. We encourage one another through babies, jobs, losses, hardships, joys and 'God moments!' We laugh a lot and enjoy 'doing life together' through service projects, movies and dinners together. We grow in our faith journey by selecting a different topic, book or DVD series to discuss each semester. This Winter, we'll be exploring methods to study the Bible. This will be a fun, approachable, and low-study commitment. Come join us!

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 20 - Mar 31

  • Group Life: Sims/Smith  •  Jan 23 - Apr 10  •  FEIHISK1Z4

    When & Where: Tue  •  Jan 23 - Apr 10  •  6:30 - 8 pm  •  Room 211, 2nd floor education building
    Led by: Stuart and Dalaina Sims, Scott and Shannon Smith
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    This group is made up of adults ranging from late 20s to early 40s, with or without kids. Group discussions are based around topics that are relevant to our life stages. We enjoy socializing together at our group meetings, growing deeper in our relationship with God and doing mission work within the community.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 20 - Mar 31

  • Group Life: Bookman/Tesmer/Cox  •  Jan 21 - Apr 8  •  1O5R1V5G6J

    When & Where: Sun  •  Jan 21 - Apr 8  •  12:15 pm  •  Room 227A
    Led by: Jenny Cox and Larry Cox, Ron Bookman, Steve and Vickie Tesmer
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    A mixed group of singles and couples, ages 40+.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 20 - Mar 31

  • Group Life: Bray/Kuddes/Bohannon  •  Jan 21 - Apr 8  •  PRJOJT1PPO

    When & Where: Sun  •  Jan 21 - Apr 8  •  12:15 - 1:30  •  Room 210
    Led by: Laura Bray, Suzie Kuddes, Tammy Bohannon
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    A mixed group of adults, couples and singles, men and women.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 20 - Mar 31

  • Learning Community: Women's Bible Study: Living the Covenant  •  Jan 9 - Feb 27  •  733WL8GFJF

    When & Where: Tue  •  Jan 9 - Feb 27  •  11:30 am -1:00 pm  •  Room 208
    Led by: Marsha Mayo and Debbie O'Reilly
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    Covenant Bible Study is an in-depth group experience of reading and discussing the Bible together, learning how to love God and each other better.  Covenant represents a relationship, a living, breathing conversation.

    Cost: $25 for participant guide.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 20 - Feb 26

  • Sunday School: Common Ground  •  Weekly  •  C47FWP0QXR

    When & Where: Sun  •  Weekly  •  9:45-10:45 am  •  Room 213
    Led by:
    Childcare: Yes. Nursery (0-23 mos.) & Sunday school (2 yrs - kinder at 8:45, 2 yrs - 12th grade at 9:45, 2 yrs - 5th grade at 11)

    Weekly bible and topical discussions led by guest teachers and class members. The group is a diverse family of Christ-focused single parents who are dedicated to growing together through faith, fellowship, and service.

     

  • Sunday School: Confirmation Connection  •  Weekly  •  4BT7DI7YSL

    When & Where: Sun  •  Weekly  •  9:45-10:45 am  •  Mays Hall
    Led by:
    Childcare: Yes. Nursery (0-23 mos.) & Sunday school (2 yrs - kinder at 8:45, 2 yrs - 12th grade at 9:45, 2 yrs - 5th grade at 11)

    The focus of this new group is to expose parents to the curriculum the students are learning, understand the Confirmation process, learn more about FUMCR, and discuss how to support and guide 6th graders at this point in their faith journey.

     

  • Sunday School: Middle Ground  •  Weekly, Sept-May  •  O8LVTNA5QV

    When & Where: Sun  •  Weekly, Sept-May  •  9:45-10:45 am  •  Mays Hall
    Led by:
    Childcare: Yes. Nursery (0-23 mos.) & Sunday school (2 yrs - kinder at 8:45, 2 yrs - 12th grade at 9:45, 2 yrs - 5th grade at 11)

    Middle Ground welcomes all parents who are in the "middle" of something. Sunday mornings may be youth curriculum, topical discussions infused with biblical application, or simply praying for one another over our joys and concerns. Middle Ground meets during the school year only, beginning on the Sunday after Labor Day through the Sunday before Memorial Day.

     

  • Learning Community: Disciple 1 Bible Study  •  Aug 30 - May 9  •  QNS2HYV94E

    When & Where: Wed  •  Aug 30 - May 9  •  6:30-9 pm  •  217B
    Led by: Janeva Longacre and Charlie Allison
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    DISCIPLE is a program of discipline Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. Study the entire Bible through personal and group study over the course of 34 weeks. No prior Bible study experience is necessary. A good study Bible, such as the New Interpreters Study Bible, is recommended.

    $35 fee for participant study manual.

    Register 7/12-8/29

  • Learning Community: Praying the Scriptures  •  Aug 2 - May 30  •  8ZISXVWJW3

    When & Where: Wed  •  Aug 2 - May 30  •  1-2:30 pm  •  Room 208
    Led by: Rev. Mary Howard
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    Rev. Mary Howard will facilitate the group using the lectio divina method for small groups. We will pray various scriptures and even some spiritual classics. Don’t worry if you don’t know what lectio divina means. You will be guided. Instead of focusing on facts and background information, we will be seeking to hear God speaking to us through the scriptures.

    A long term commitment is not required. You may participate as your schedule permits.

    Register 5/8/2017-5/1/2018

  • Sunday School: Odyssey  •  Weekly  •  M9TTDMSU9Z

    When & Where: Sun  •  Weekly  •  9:45-10:45 am  •  Room 214
    Led by:
    Childcare: Nursery: 0-23 mos. Sunday school: ages 2-5 at 8:45, ages 2-18 at 9:45, ages 2-6 at 11.

    On Sundays, short Biblical video/study series are followed with in depth class discussions over a variety of topics. Outside of class, members meet regularly for social gatherings, local community service, and other activities. A focus on intentional Christian community helps bring balance to the many demands of work and life. 

     

  • UMW Circle: Grace Circle  •  Monthly, except July and August, 3rd  •  4CF5PP5859

    When & Where: Wed  •  Monthly, except July and August, 3rd  •  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  •  Room 211
    Led by: Melanie Calvert and Kim Cabeza
    Childcare:

    Grace is one of the newer evening Circles that formed in March 2015 and organizes programs geared for women of all ages who are occupied during the daytime by work or home responsibilities. Our purpose is to fellowship and support mission within and outside the walls of our church. Are you looking for an opportunity to develop closer friendships with other women? Then come join us.