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Adult Ministry

Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Learning Communities

Study opportunities designed to meet you where you are, connect you to others, and move you along your own faith journey

Upcoming  and in-progress Learning Communities are posted below.

Praying the Scriptures

Wed  •  Jan 4- May 17  •  1 - 2:30 pm  •  Room 208  •  Led by Rev. Mary Howard

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.

Childcare: No

REGISTER ONLINE by Jan 31

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace

Sun  •  Jan 8 - April 2  •  5 - 6:30 pm  •  Jan 8-29 Room 217, Feb 5 - Apr 2 Room 203  •  Led by Scott & Shannon Smith

In Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace you’ll learn practical steps to beat debt, take control of your money, build wealth, give generously, and secure your family's future!

Cost: $99

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

REGISTER ONLINE Dec 12 - Jan 15

Finding Your Voice in the Psalms

Tue  •  Jan 10 - Feb 28  •  1 - 2:30 pm  •  Room 208  •  Led by Rev. Mary Howard and Bob Diggs

Using the book Finding Your Voice in the Psalms: An Invitation to Honest Prayer by Elizabeth Canham, this study will look at how the Psalms give voice to the wide range of human emotions that we all experience in everyday living.  Rather than focusing on facts and figures about these Psalms, we will use them to practice lectio divina.  Don’t worry if you don’t know what lectio divina means.  We’ll guide you and help you dive deeper into experiencing the Psalms in a meaningful way.  

Cost: $12

Childcare: No

REGISTER ONLINE Dec 9 - Jan 24

Infusing Life with Meaning

Sun  •  Jan 15 - 29  •  11 am - 12 noon  •  Room 203  •  Led by Ed Frantz

Observers of our culture claim that an underlying boredom is pervasive, and that many persons lead fragmented lives, lacking any overarching sense of purpose or direction. Henry David Thoreau is often credited with the claim that “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation, and die with their song still inside them,” whether triggered by a mid-life crisis, loss of a job or shattered career, wrecked marriage, or simply disillusion with the “same old same old”… a flat, colorless life affording little reason to look forward to the next day.  Let’s consider certain helpful insights of psychology, and the relevance of faith.

Childcare: Nursery: 0-23 mos. Sunday school: ages 2-5 at 8:45, ages 2-18 at 9:45, ages 2-8 at 11.

REGISTER ONLINE 

Enneagram: Soulwork

Tue  •  Jan 17 - April 4  •  7-9 pm  •  Mays Hall  •  Led by Lisa Hancock

This experiential course utilizes the Enneagram, an ancient tool from centuries of Judeo-Christian faith and scholarship and used for cultivating self-awareness, growth and personal 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. 

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

REGISTER ONLINE Dec 15-Jan 26

Read and Understand the Bible without being a Biblical Scholar!

Sun  •  Jan 22 - 29  •  11 am - 12 noon  •  Room 206  •  Led by Bishop Max Whitfield

Participants will learn to read the Bible employing multiple easy to use methods that empower persons to gain spiritual insights and experience personal growth without the historical, cultural, theological, or textual knowledge required for “critical Bible study.”  You can read and understand the Bible without being a Biblical scholar!

Childcare: Nursery: 0-23 mos. Sunday school: ages 2-5 at 8:45, ages 2-18 at 9:45, ages 2-8 at 11.

Register Dec 16 - Jan 22

Making Sense of the Bible

Tue  •  Feb 28 - April 4  •  7-8:30pm  •  Room 217B  •  Led by Dr. Justin Tull

The world's bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also sometimes the most confusing! We invite you to ask questions as we wrestle with understanding how the Bible helps us find meaning and purpose in our lives. Whether you have recently picked up a Bible for the first time or if you have many years of study under your belt - this class is for you! 

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

REGISTER ONLINE Dec 16 - Mar 7

Methodism 101

Sun  •  March 12 - 26  •  11 am - 12 noon  •  Room 204  •  Led by Rev. Fred Trevino

Rev. Fred Trevino explores and explains the basics of United Methodist belief and practice.

Childcare: Nursery: 0-23 mos. Sunday school: ages 2-5 at 8:45, ages 2-18 at 9:45, ages 2-8 at 11.

REGISTER ONLINE Dec 15 - March 12

Cultivating Healthy Relationships: Family, Friends and Faith

Tue  •  March 21 - 28  •  7-8:30pm  •  Room 215  •  Led by Dr. Terry Parsons

Join Dr. Parsons in exploring principles and practices of self-awareness, communication with others, and nurturing life-giving connections.   

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

REGISTER ONLINE Dec 16- March 21


Adult Ministry Staff

Julie Klossner
Pastor, Group Life, Access Modern Worship, Young Adult Ministry
972.996.0117
David Scroggin
Pastor, Welcoming Ministry, Men's Ministry
972.996.0153
Fred Trevino
Pastor, Senior Adult Ministry
972.996.0103
Beth Smith
Director, Leadership Development
972.996.0156
Karen Varner
Assistant Director, Leadership Development
972.996.0157
Mary Collins
Administrative Assistant, Welcoming, Faith Development, Missions, UMW
972.996.0101
Jennifer Rawlinson
Administrative Assistant, Caring, Group Life, Senior Adults, Young Adults
972.996.0146