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  • "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

  • Methodist Identity in the 21st Century  •  Tue, Weekly, June 2-23  •  XG1F58F2AZ

    When & Where: Tue  •  Weekly, June 2-23  •  7-9 pm  •  Via Zoom Meeting
    Led by: Dr. Scot Bontrager
    Childcare: No

    What does it mean to be Methodist in the 21st Century? Who are we? Who have we been? Who are we called to be? How do we get there? A 4-week conversation which will be guided by selected readings in Methodist history and contemporary theology and philosophy.
    Everyone will be encouraged to do the readings and engage in the conversations.
    Week 1: What is identity?
    Week 2: Who have Methodists been?
    Week 3: Where do we see Methodists going?
    Week 4: How do we get there?
    Class is open to all at no charge. Zoom link will be sent to registrants.

     

    REGISTER ONLINE 4/20/20 - 6/9/20

  • Why Does the Church Need to Pay Attention to Young Adults?  •  Sat, Apr 25  •  XHG6OTH2EI

    When & Where: Sat  •  Apr 25  •  10 am - 2 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Led by: Phil Dieke, Pastor, Highland Park UMC
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of religious “nones” in the US were raised as Christians. Millennials are now being replaced by Gen Z as the least religious generation. While the headlines aren’t very hopeful, and the statistics are there to support their claims, there is an invitation for the church. Will we continue the status quo, hoping they will eventually come? Or, will we engage their questions and concerns with a willingness to adapt? Scripture and tradition suggest the latter is needed for the church to not only survive, but thrive.

    Cost: $25 (includes lunch and book)

    REGISTER ONLINE Dec 23, 2019 - Apr 25, 2020

  • Music in Worship  •  Tue, Apr 21 - May 12  •  1COREWXCFG

    When & Where: Tue  •  Apr 21 - May 12  •  7 - 8 pm  •  Room 213
    Led by: Ian Gill, Associate Director of Music
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    Learn how music is used in both traditional and contemporary worship services, the history of choral and instrumental music with regard to the church, and how music relates to particular seasons within the church. Learn what goes into choosing music for worship services, and have the opportunity to plan your own worship service.

    REGISTER ONLINE Dec 23, 2019 - Apr 21, 2020

  • Men's Mon PM Study (Virtual) - Adam Hamilton's "The Walk"  •  Mon, Mondays, April 20 - June 1  •  DWLMJGEQRS

    When & Where: Mon  •  Mondays, April 20 - June 1  •  7:30 - 8:30 pm  •  Online via Microsoft Teams
    Led by: Taylor Newsom and Gary Newsom
    Childcare: No

    During this period of social distancing, we are facing new challenges. For some, it's how to connected to the church, for others without a regular Sunday service or Bible study its a lack of connection to God. Losing these connections can have a big impact on our spiritual journey and how we see the world and react to it.

    All men are invited to a virtual Bible Study of Adam Hamilton's The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Faith via Microsoft Teams on Monday nights, April 20 - June 1, from 7:30 to 8:30.
      *   Week 1: Introduction - Walking with God
      *   Week 2: Worship and Prayer
      *   Week 3: Study
      *   Week 4: Serve
      *   Week 5: Give
      *   Week 6: Share
      *   Week 7: The five Practices from the Cross

    If you're interested, you can buy the book yourself or you can reach out to Gary Newsom to coordinate buying one from him before the study starts. If you're unfamiliar with Teams, we have people who can help. 

    Join the Study via MS Teams

    Contact Taylor Newsom at 214.535.1138 for additional information.

    REGISTER ONLINE 04/15/2020

  • We Need the Methodist Witness in the 21st Century  •  Mon, Mar 23 - Apr 27  •  5T82ZWKJZ9

    When & Where: Mon  •  Mar 23 - Apr 27  •  7 - 8 pm  •  Room 205
    Led by: Dr. Scot Bontrager
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    What is unique about the United Methodist witness? Why is it the better option? The United Methodist Church is rooted in great tradition. The work of the Holy Spirit is foremost in the life of the church. Scripture is central to teaching. The central teaching is that Christ’s love saves. No registration fee. No meeting on April 13.

    REGISTER ONLINE 12/23/2020 - 3/30/2020

  • Reflections on the Christian Faith  •  Mon, Mar 9 - Apr 6  •  AI8JRPWF7B

    When & Where: Mon  •  Mar 9 - Apr 6  •  7 - 8:30 pm  •  Room 203
    Led by: Dr. Justin Tull
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    Using his latest book, Reflections on the Christian Faith, Dr. Justin Tull focuses on the religious concepts that are at the center of a Christian’s religious life: biblical interpretation, salvation, prayer, worship, communion, discipleship, and eternal life. These reflections attempt to address the following issues: What the Bible isn’t and what it is. How are we to use the Bible? How might we understand salvation? How might we approach prayer? What are essential elements of worship? How might we understand communion anew? What are the marks of a good disciple? How might we understand death and resurrection?

    The book can be ordered online or purchased at the Welcome Desk for $10.

    REGISTER ONLINE Jan 1 - Mar 9, 2020

  • Women's Study: How Happiness Happens  •  Tue, Mar 3 - Apr 7  •  AC7NLFJIXK

    When & Where: Tue  •  Mar 3 - Apr 7  •  11:30 am - 1 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall (except 3/31 in 217)
    Led by: Debbie O'Reilly and Marsha Mayo
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    In How Happiness Happens, Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy amidst any life circumstance. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, this book presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out. Cost $9. 

    REGISTER ONLINE 2/6/2020 - 3/10/2020

  • Enneagram Retreat: I Know My Number, Now What?  •  Fri, Sat, Feb 28 & 29  •  UTFJLXKE7L

    When & Where: Fri, Sat  •  Feb 28 & 29  •  7-9:30 pm Fri, 9am-6pm Sat  •  Youth Worship Space
    Led by: Stacey Ruff, M.Ed., LPC, and Dr. April Johnson Bristow
    Childcare: No

    NEW DATES AND COST

    Fri, Feb 28, 7–9:30 pm
    Sat, Feb 29, 9 am – 6 pm
    Youth Worship Space 

    This two-day retreat will use Enneagram knowledge to help participants grow personally and spiritually. The retreat, strategically placed at the beginning of Lent, will focus on specific steps and spiritual practices that each Enneagram type can utilize for transformation. Our hope is that the knowledge gained at the retreat will help each participant grow closer to Essence. Participants will leave with a spiritual growth plan to practice during Lent and will culminate virtually after Lent is over. 

    Registration

    Participants MUST have basic knowledge of the Enneagram and know his/her number.
    Open to men and women.
    Cost: $125, which includes Saturday lunch

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and the UM Church  •  Thur, Feb 27 - Apr 2  •  MHHB7DXJGV

    When & Where: Thur  •  Feb 27 - Apr 2  •  7 - 8 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Led by: Dr. Dan Flanagan
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    A Rob Fuquay video series. With the 2020 United Methodist General Conference approaching, this class will look at how United Methodists interpret scripture, the influence of culture, the Jesus Ethic, and where the United Methodist Church goes from here. No registration fee.

    REGISTER ONLINE Dec 23, 2019 - Feb 27, 2020

  • The Enneagram: Healthy Children and Conscious Parenting  •  Sat, Feb 22  •  PDJAL0748X

    When & Where: Sat  •  Feb 22  •  8:30 am - 12 noon  •  Mays Hall
    Led by: Lisa Hancock
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    This workshop will help parents manage and understand their parenting style and help develop compassion for their children’s differences. As we learn to nurture our children in appropriate ways, we make space to recognize the common traps each of us falls into as we parent through our Enneagram number. When we recognize our children’s unique personality styles, we encourage them along their own path to resiliency and resourcefulness. The course will be most impactful if parents know their Enneagram number prior to the class.

    Cost: $50 per individual / $75 per couple
    Sign in begins at 8 am.

    REGISTER ONLINE Dec 23, 2019 - Feb 27, 2020

  • The Spiritual Evolution  •  Tue, Feb 11 - Apr 7  •  76F2CYAYAV

    When & Where: Tue  •  Feb 11 - Apr 7  •  7 - 8:30 pm  •  Room 213
    Led by: James Montgomery
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    I hear it all the time, that God loves me unconditionally, but does He really? Because sometimes I feel like I’m not worth it. And the Bible talks about a wrathful, angry God who metes out vengeance. That scares me. I don’t know how to sort out the dogma and know what is real. So, what is God’s nature, really? Why should he care about me? Author, photographer, and theologian John MacMurray invites us to walk along with him as he unpacks his personal journey of discovering God’s true nature and what His justice really looks like. It is strongly recommended that you read The Shack by Paul Young before this class.

    Cost: $15 for the book

    REGISTER ONLINE 12/23/2019

  • Methodists and Biblical Authority  •  Mon, Feb 10 and 24, Mar 2 and 9  •  DQ6MWI2RB4

    When & Where: Mon  •  Feb 10 and 24, Mar 2 and 9  •  7 pm  •  Room 211
    Led by: Dr. Ted Campbell, Professor of Church History, Perkins School of Theology
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    United Methodists today are faced with the very real possibility of a denominational division over issues of ordination and marriages of “self-avowed and practicing homosexual persons.” Underlying this conflict is a deep division over the issue of biblical authority. What do our United Methodist doctrinal standards, our Articles of Religion and Confession of Faith, say about biblical authority? How can we understand the scriptures in the light of the “quadrilateral” of authorities (scripture, tradition, experience, and reason) affirmed by United Methodists since 1972? How can we understand particular biblical tests, especially those that speak directly about same-sex relationships?

    Cost: $25

    REGISTER ONLINE Dec 23 2019 - Feb 10, 2020

  • Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace  •  Sun, Feb 9 - Apr 5  •  911XGYSYS4

    When & Where: Sun  •  Feb 9 - Apr 5  •  5 - 6:30 pm  •  Room 203
    Led by: Scott and Shannon Smith
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    In debt? Need a plan for your money? Financial Peace University is here to help, with practical, proven advice for dealing with the financial part of your life and the relationships it involves. Cost: $99 per person or family unit

    REGISTER ONLINE 12/12/2019 - 2/8/2020

  • Enneagram Concentrates I: Developing a Deeper Understanding  •  Wed, Feb 5 - Mar 11  •  PQLXQWL1BM

    When & Where: Wed  •  Feb 5 - Mar 11  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm  •  Rm 2C, BFLC
    Led by: Lisa Hancock
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    For those who have completed the “Enneagram Journey” curriculum and are looking for a deeper understanding of the different dimensions of the Enneagram, this course provides the space and tools to go beyond just knowing your Enneagram number to greater self-reflection and personal transformation.

    Cost: $69

    REGISTER ONLINE Jan 1 - Feb 5, 2020

  • What is the Bible?  •  Thur, Jan 30 - Feb 20  •  UT6I7BQNVX

    When & Where: Thur  •  Jan 30 - Feb 20  •  7 - 8 pm  •  Room 208
    Led by: David Magallanes
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    What Is The Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything by Rob Bell, the beloved author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God, goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined – and offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, new way.

    Cost: $12 for the book

    REGISTER ONLINE Dec 23, 2019 - Jan 30, 2020

  • Enneagram Journey  •  Tue, Jan 28 - Mar 31  •  EN39T44Y8H

    When & Where: Tue  •  Jan 28 - Mar 31  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm  •  BFLC, Rm 2C
    Led by: Lisa Hancock
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    Learn while you lunch.  This class is a beginning Enneagram course.  Learn to utilize the Enneagram, an ancient tool from centuries of Judeo-Christian faith and scholarship that teaches us how to cultivate self-awareness, growth, and personal transformation.  Insights from this course can answer life-long questions about our behavior and unproductive patterns.  Self-knowledge assists in our walks with God, enables our true and best self to emerge, and can change the way we relate to others.
    Cost: $90

    REGISTER ONLINE 12/23/2019 - 1/27/2020

  • It's Not Supposed to Be This Way  •  Tue, Jan 14 - Feb 18  •  PR7Q8K01BQ

    When & Where: Tue  •  Jan 14 - Feb 18  •  11:30 am - 1 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Led by: Marsha Mayo and Debbie O'Reilly
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    New York Times bestselling author Lysa TereKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn’t turn out like they expected.  What do you do when God's timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?

    REGISTER ONLINE 12/23/19 - 1/21/20

  • Praying the Scriptures  •  Wed, Weekly ongoing  •  LEAAQZAFGK

    When & Where: Wed  •  Weekly ongoing  •  1 - 2:30 pm  •  Room 214
    Led by: Rev. Mary Howard
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    Using the lectio divina method for small groups, we will pray various scriptures and even some spiritual classics. Instead of focusing on facts and background information, we will seek to hear God speaking to us through the scriptures.

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • 7 Days of Christmas  •  Thur, Nov 7 - Dec 19  •  ALPE1HXM6P

    When & Where: Thur  •  Nov 7 - Dec 19  •  9:15-10:45 am  •  Youth Worship Space, 2nd floor Bartula Family Life Center
    Led by: Lisa Hancock and Beth Smith
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    All women are invited to a study of Jen Hatmaker's book, 7 Days of Christmas, to help us prepare our hearts for Christmas.
    Cost: $16 for materials
    (Not meeting on Thanksgiving)

    Register 

  • Concentrates II Subtypes: Instinctual Drives and Their Impact on Our Behavior  •  Fri, Sat, Fri, Oct 25 - Sat, Oct 26  •  SM44IA7T19

    When & Where: Fri, Sat  •  Fri, Oct 25 - Sat, Oct 26  •  Fri, 6-8:30 pm; Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm  •  
    Led by: Lisa Hancock and Jason Berman
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class.

    This advanced course is for people who have taken the "Enneagram Journey" curriculum and are ready to deepen their Enneagram knowledge. Subtypes are a fascinating component of the Enneagram. Becoming aware of our Subtype helps explain differences in behavior of people with the same Enneagram number. Subtypes are Self Preservation, Social, and Sexual (one-on-one bonding). Cost: $90

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • Ten Men of the Bible: How God Used Imperfect People to Change the World  •  Mon, Oct 7 - Dec 9  •  I6KTF1XJTC

    When & Where: Mon  •  Oct 7 - Dec 9  •  7:30-8:30 pm  •  Sonny Bryan's on Campbell Rd.
    Led by: Group members
    Childcare: No

    Men of Faith's on-going Monday Night Bible Study will study Max Lucado's book Ten Men of the Bible: How God Used Imperfect People to Change the World.

    Cost: $10 for book

    Register 

  • Reflections on Daily Living  •  Mon, Oct 7 - 28  •  MKWZZLW8AE

    When & Where: Mon  •  Oct 7 - 28  •  7:00 - 8:30 pm  •  Room 203
    Led by: Dr. Justin Tull, author of Reflections on Daily Living
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class.

    From the perspective of the distractions, trials, seductions, and challenges of daily life, the book's eight reflections address some of the most basic struggles and aspirations of human existence: Why is there suffering? How do I show love? How do I avoid the rat race? Can I accept the mind, body and spirit that God has given me? How can I discover the best use of my talents? How do I avoid rampant self-interest?  How do I cope with the basic vulnerability of life? How can I learn to let go of burdens? Books can be purchased from your favorite seller or beginning September 8 at the Welcome Desk at FUMCR.

    REGISTER ONLINE By October 7

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