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  • Praying Through the Scriptures  •  Wed, Weekly through May 2021  •  DPEUV6ZWH7

    When & Where: Wed  •  Weekly through May 2021  •  1-2:30 pm  •  via Webex
    Led by: Rev. Mary Howard
    Childcare: No

    Join a continuing group in the practice of Lectio Divina, praying the scriptures and historical Christian documents. Instead of focusing on facts and background information, participants seek to hear God speaking to them through the scriptures. Drop in whenever you choose.

    REGISTER ONLINE None

  • Open Door  •  Sun, Weekly, ongoing  •  RSN6AECW9R

    When & Where: Sun  •  Weekly, ongoing  •  9 - 9:40 am  •  via Zoom
    Led by: Drs. Dan Flanagan and Scot Bontrager
    Childcare: No

    Open Door is available to anyone who is looking for a deeper dive into the sermon text for the week. Biblical exegesis (background) and theological context are offered along with opportunities for discussion and contemporary application. Register for the Zoom link and join us as you are able. 

    REGISTER ONLINE None

  • The Good and Beautiful God (Book-based Small Group)  •  Thur, Feb 25 - Apr 29  •  3EZNKOOMP9

    When & Where: Thur  •  Feb 25 - Apr 29  •  7-8:30 pm  •  via Zoom
    Led by: Kirk Lipscomb
    Childcare: No

    In The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows, James Bryan Smith turns to the Gospels to invite us to put our ideas about God and how God works in our lives to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. We will discover the narratives that Jesus lived by - to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed - and practice spiritual exercises that will help us grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.

    Each chapter includes a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these narratives real in our bodies, souls and minds as well as discussion questions for the group. Please purchase the book prior to the first meeting and commit to missing no more that two meetings.

    REGISTER ONLINE Feb 24

  • The Sermon on the Mount (Lenten Bible Study)  •  Sun, Feb 21 - Mar 21  •  C4SIYTM3WZ

    When & Where: Sun  •  Feb 21 - Mar 21  •  7-8:30 pm  •  via Zoom
    Led by: Dr. Clayton Oliphint & Dr. Josh Fitzpatrick
    Childcare: No

    Gain a deeper understanding of the themes and scriptures of the Lenten sermon series by joining Pastors Clayton and Josh for a church-wide, 5-week Bible study. The study will include pastors’ thoughts and small group discussion each week. No fee and no materials to purchase.

    REGISTER ONLINE Feb 21

  • Enneagram Passions  •  Thur, Feb 4 - 25  •  NMMH8VNR7P

    When & Where: Thur  •  Feb 4 - 25  •  11:30 am - 1 pm  •  via Zoom
    Led by: Dr. Jason Berman and Lisa Hancock
    Childcare: No

    Our shadow is the aspect of each of us that can obstruct fulfillment and contentment.  The Enneagram says our “shadow” side includes our Passions.  This is the focus of this advanced Enneagram course.  We will take a non-judgmental and curious look at our unconscious ways of reacting to stress and difficult people.  Knowing our Passion is a way to become more aware of our actions, increase our self-awareness, and strengthen relationships with our neighbors.  Prerequisites include the Enneagram Journey curriculum.

    Cost: $50 per person/device
    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member who should receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link.

    REGISTER ONLINE 02/02/2021

  • The Shape and Place of Worship  •  Tue, Feb 2 - 23  •  TWAYYE0I5U

    When & Where: Tue  •  Feb 2 - 23  •  7 - 8 pm  •  Via Zoom
    Led by: Dr. Mark Stamm, Professor of Christian Worship, Perkins School of Theology
    Childcare: No

    Throughout history people have chosen to worship in a variety of ways, sometimes challenging the norms of the day. The pandemic has accelerated a tendency to online worship while raising concerns about offering Holy Communion virtually. Early Christian communities worshiped in their homes in small groups. John Wesley challenged the Anglican practice of worship by moving into the “fields.” This course will explore historical, theological, and pastoral considerations of the practice of Christian worship.

    Cost: $25 per person 
    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member who should receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link.

    REGISTER ONLINE 02/01/2021

  • White Fragility (Book Study)  •  Sat, Jan 16 - Feb 27  •  UVUZ5PEXVS

    When & Where: Sat  •  Jan 16 - Feb 27  •  9 - 11 am  •  Via Zoom
    Led by: Thalia Shirley and Peter Williams
    Childcare: No

    White people’s reactions to challenges to their assumptions about race are often counterproductive and actually serve to maintain racial inequality. Author Robin DiAngelo explores white privilege, what it means and where it comes from; systemic racism; and white supremacy in order to promote constructive engagement toward racial justice. We invite you to journey toward more understanding of racism in the US.

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member who should receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link.

    REGISTER ONLINE 01/14/2021

  • The United Methodist Church and People of Color  •  Sat, Jan 9  •  AR2JZWLFV7

    When & Where: Sat  •  Jan 9  •  9 - 11 am  •  Via Zoom
    Led by: Rev. Edlen Cowley, Sr Pastor, Trophy Club Fellowship UMC
    Childcare: No

    The United Methodist Church takes pride in its diversity. However, a look at its history with an eye toward race relations illuminates its less than exemplary role. Follow the sometimes turbulent story that has led to influential contributions by people of color to the church today.

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member who should receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link.

    REGISTER ONLINE 01/08/2021

  • Is God Real? (Sermon Series Book Study)  •  Thur, Jan 7 - 28  •  XT9N7K5TLL

    When & Where: Thur  •  Jan 7 - 28  •  7 - 8:30 pm  •  Via Zoom
    Led by: Dr. Dan Flanagan
    Childcare: No

    Explore evidence of God in the world. Start the year with a study that will enhance your experience of the January sermon series based on the book Simply Christian by Bishop N. T. Wright. This study will offer a wider examination of each week’s topic: Spirituality, Relationships, Justice, and Beauty.

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member who should receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link.

    REGISTER ONLINE 01/06/2021

  • So You Want to Talk About Race (Book Study)  •  Tue, Jan 5 - Mar 9  •  BQZE8YPCDG

    When & Where: Tue  •  Jan 5 - Mar 9  •  6:30 - 8 pm  •  Via Zoom
    Led by: Jenifer Williams and Michelle Neely
    Childcare: No

    In order to bring about change in race relations, vulnerable conversations between white people and people of color will have to take place. Author Ijeoma Oluo offers a conversational guide for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race and engage in more productive anti-racist action. We invite you to journey toward deeper understanding of racism in the US.

    *NOTE: In this book you may encounter a few moments of graphic language and an unexpected expletive or two. This is part of the authentic and conversational voice that this author brings to the table. It may be familiar to us or it may be uncomfortable for us. Either way, we hope that this will not distract from your engagement with this important text and study.

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member who should receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link.

    REGISTER ONLINE 1/4/2021

  • Advent Study: Making Room  •  Sun, Nov 29 - Dec 20  •  4MG15OFCU4

    When & Where: Sun  •  Nov 29 - Dec 20  •  6-7 pm  •  via Zoom
    Led by: Dr. Dan Flanagan
    Childcare: No

    Based on a book by Rev. Ed Robb, this study will shed light on the Christmas story themes of loving our neighbors, welcoming strangers, inviting people into our circles of relationships, and guiding others into the loving community of God. Making Room will help us grow closer to God and offer compassion to others.

    Participants should purchase Making Room by Ed Robb, available from Cokesbury and other retailers. Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 29

  • Discover Your Enneagram Number: The Enneagram Advantage  •  Sat, November 7  •  M24S9V8KA0

    When & Where: Sat  •  November 7  •  9 am - 3 pm  •  Virtual via zoom meeting
    Led by: Lisa Hancock
    Childcare: No

    This workshop is for those who want to discover their Enneagram number or take a refresher course in Enneagram wisdom. The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that is based on a person's motivation. Your Enneagram number tells you why you do the things you do. The Enneagram can be the most valuable single tool available to deal with everyday life issues that people face. Learn more about yourself and important people in your life.

    Cost $90 per device/household. Please register only the household member whose device will be used for the virtual meeting
    Zoom meeting link will be provided upon registration in the confirmation email.

    REGISTER ONLINE 8/17/2020

  • Enneagram Subtypes: Instinctual Drives  •  Wed, Oct 28 - Dec 9  •  3YQ08FGUHL

    When & Where: Wed  •  Oct 28 - Dec 9  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm  •  via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Lisa Hancock and Jason Berman
    Childcare: No

    This six-week advanced course is for those who have taken the Enneagram Journey curriculum and are ready to deepen their Enneagram knowledge about subtypes, instinctual drives and their impact on behavior. Becoming aware of our Subtype helps explain differences in people with the same Enneagram number. Subtypes are: Self Preservation, Social, and One-on-One.

    Cost $90 per device/household. Please register only once per device.
    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.

    REGISTER ONLINE Oct 27

  • How Young Adults Will Change the Church  •  Sat, Oct 24  •  RZ6KZ7EK0V

    When & Where: Sat  •  Oct 24  •  9 am - 12 noon  •  Online via Zoom
    Led by: Rev. Phil Dieke
    Childcare: No

    Young adults are not entering the doors of the church at the same rate as older generations, and the church is concerned about it. If the absence of this generation from church continues, the future church will suffer. This generation of young adults is critical of the church and institutions in general. And the church is spending considerable time and resources in understanding young adults and how to attract them to the church. Attempting to attract this generation is forcing the church to change, and will force future changes. What will today's young adults contribute to the future church? What will the church look like in the future if this generation of young adults remains absent from its sanctuaries?

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member whose device will be used for the virtual meetings.

    REGISTER ONLINE Sept 1 - Oct 23, 2020

  • Where is God in the Pandemic?  •  Sun, Oct 4  •  E8IQYQNRH8

    When & Where: Sun  •  Oct 4  •  7-8:30 pm  •  Zoom
    Led by: Dr Terry Parsons
    Childcare: No

    The pandemic has again confronted us with the age old problem of evil. Where is God in the midst of suffering? The pandemic has also challenged our image of God. Is the nature of God the loving and caring presence? Or is there a gap between the Creator and evil that emerges during events like the pandemic that negatively affects our faith and mental health? In a give and take format, Dr. Parsons will help us deal with our questions of faith around the pandemic.

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration. 
    Please register the family member whose device will be used. 

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • Financial Peace University  •  Mon, Sept 21 - Nov 16  •  ECG7SDFH0F

    When & Where: Mon  •  Sept 21 - Nov 16  •  7:30 - 8:30 pm  •  
    Led by: Scott and Shannon Smith
    Childcare: No

    Learn how to pay off debt, save, and invest for your future. Connect with others, just like you, who can hold you accountable, encourage you, and celebrate your progress!
    We’ll watch the videos on our own and meet together for 45 - 60 minutes for discussion and activities each week.
    Cost is $129.99 per household, and registration is through Financial Peace University directly.

    REGISTER ONLINE 09/03/2020

  • Romans Bible Study  •  Wed, Sept 16 - Oct 28  •  6GLVTQ1DSD

    When & Where: Wed  •  Sept 16 - Oct 28  •  7 pm  •  Virtually via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Drs. Clayton Oliphint and Josh Fitzpatrick
    Childcare: No

    Take a deeper dive into the themes and scriptures of the sermon series by joining Pastors Clayton and Josh for a Bible study on Paul's letter to the Romans. Youth and adults are invited to participate in the 7 week study on Zoom. The program will consist of pastoral teaching and small group discussion. There is no fee to participate or materials to purchase. Registration is required and will close on September 15.

    Zoom link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration. One registration per device.

    Children’s Ministry will support the Romans sermon series with their curriculum and suggestions for parents. "Dear Church" children's bags will be available for families to pick up from a plastic tub outside the main entrance doors.

    Youth Ministry will have their own Bible study on Wednesday nights that covers the book of Romans, but youth who are interested in participating in the study with Josh and Clayton are welcome. 

    REGISTER ONLINE 8/10/20

  • So You Want to Talk About Race Book Study  •  Tue, Tue, Sept 15 - Nov 24  •  2DUDXZF31H

    When & Where: Tue  •  Tue, Sept 15 - Nov 24  •  6:30 - 8 pm  •  Virtual via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Shandon Klein and Jenifer Williams
    Childcare: No

    REGISTER ONLINE Sept 22

  • Becoming New in Christ (Men)  •  Mon, Beginning Sept 14 for 19 weekly sessions  •  3X42IFH4J0

    When & Where: Mon  •  Beginning Sept 14 for 19 weekly sessions  •  7:30-8:30 pm  •  virtual via Microsoft Teams meeting platform - link provided at registration
    Led by: Taylor Newsom, Andrew Harris, and Justin Edge
    Childcare: No

    Sometimes our worship loses its passion. Our prayer life becomes stagnant. We forget why we are serving God. And slowly, subtly, the world's ways become our ways. In this 19-session study, the book of Romans addresses these problems, showing us how we can break out of old patterns and become new in Christ.

    No charge for the class, but please purchase a copy of Romans: Becoming New in Christ.

    A link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

    Please contact Taylor Newsom at taylor.newsom82@gmail.com with questions.

    REGISTER ONLINE Nov 30

  • White Fragility Book Study  •  Sat, NEW DATES: Sept 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14  •  OSCZZKSLKV

    When & Where: Sat  •  NEW DATES: Sept 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 17, 31; Nov 14  •  9 - 11 am  •  Virtually via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Shawna Lewis and Thalia Shirley
    Childcare: No

    Have you been wanting to take a deeper dive into white privilege, what it means, and where it comes from? Are you wanting to understand more about systemic racism and white supremacy?

    This book takes a critical look into these topics and others. It explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. Anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people" (Claudia Rankine). In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

    This 7-session journey over 10 weeks will provide a safe space to learn, challenge our old ways of thinking, gain insight, and grow. 

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration.
    Please register only the household member whose device will be used for the virtual meetings. 

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • Campfire Stories and More: A Journey Through Genesis  •  Tue, Sept 1, 8, 15 and 22  •  MREGUN8QQV

    When & Where: Tue  •  Sept 1, 8, 15 and 22  •  7 pm  •  Virtually via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Dr. Dan L. Flanagan
    Childcare: No

    In Genesis, we get stories about the creation of the universe, God's covenant with Abram, which is really a covenant with the people of Israel, narratives about Jacob and Joseph, and the beginning of the nation of Israel's family history. In our four sessions, we will explore these stories of pre-history and early family narratives and see how they fit into our faith story. You will find these stories whimsical, humorous, sad and hopeful.

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration. Please only one registration per device/household.

    REGISTER ONLINE 08/10/2020

  • The Enneagram and the Pandemic Part 2  •  Sun, August 30  •  Z3IJ10772S

    When & Where: Sun  •  August 30  •  2 - 3:30 pm  •  via Zoom meeting
    Led by: Lisa Hancock
    Childcare: No

    When we carry our anxiety and suffering in solidarity we heal our sense of separation and isolation. In this webinar we’ll take a tour of the nine Enneagram numbers and hear from a representative from each number. Beginners and advanced Enneagrammers are welcome as we share our experiences and explore more of the wisdom the Enneagram has to offer.

    Zoom meeting link will be provided in the confirmation email upon registration. One registration per device.

    Watch the August 2 Enneagram and the Pandemic session

    REGISTER ONLINE Aug 13 - Aug 30, 2020

  • "Into the Unknown" Study of Acts  •  Thur, June 4 - July 23  •  389IUGD67W

    When & Where: Thur  •  June 4 - July 23  •  7 PM  •  Virtual Learning Community to be held via Zoom Meeting
    Led by: Joni Way, MA Christian Ministries, Servant Leadership, Asbury Theological Seminary
    Childcare: No

    Enhance your worship experience during the next sermon series with a mid-week reflection on the themes and lessons from the book of Acts for us today.

    Cost: $18 for course materials
    Zoom meeting instructions will be sent to registrants.

    REGISTER ONLINE 5/13/20 - 07/23/20

  • "Love Does" Church-wide Book Study  •  Wed, June 3 - July 1  •  DZIHF4RG1X

    When & Where: Wed  •  June 3 - July 1  •  7 pm  •  Zoom
    Led by: Dr. Clayton Oliphint and Dr. Josh Fitzpatrick
    Childcare: No

    Join Pastor Clayton and Pastor Josh as we read and discuss Love Does by Bob Goff. Youth and adults are invited to participate in the 5-week study on Wednesday nights at 7 pm from June 3 - July 1.

    There is no fee to participate, but registration is requested by June 2.

    Participants must obtain a copy of the book on their own prior to the start of the study.

    REGISTER ONLINE May 15 - June 2