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  • Learning Community: Reflections on God  •  Mar 11 - Apr 1  •  65MKB0400T

    When & Where: Mon  •  Mar 11 - Apr 1  •  7-8:30 pm  •  Room 203
    Led by: Dr. Justin Tull
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    Have you ever wondered if your understanding of God is trapped at a third-grade level? Ever mistakenly insisted that “everything happens for a reason?” Ever blamed God for a tragedy that shook you to the core? Our resource will be the book, Reflections on God, and led by its author, Justin Tull. 

    Purchase the book through Amazon or from the author at the first class meeting. 

    Register 

  • Learning Community: Why Didn’t I Convince You?  •  Mar 10-24  •  9MGN7FHUNC

    When & Where: Sun  •  Mar 10-24  •  11 am - 12 noon  •  Room 203
    Led by: Ed Frantz
    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)

    Have you ever really tried - and failed - to convince someone of the correctness of your understanding on religious issues? After the debate is over, do you ever wonder what happened? What you said or did not say, did or did not do, that was likely responsible for your failure? Find out why it’s so difficult, and then next time use your discoveries to your mutual benefit.

    No cost

    Register 

  • Learning Community: Financial Peace  •  Feb 17 - Apr 14  •  VN2W2NXA67

    When & Where: Sun  •  Feb 17 - Apr 14  •  5-6:30 pm  •  Room 227
    Led by: Shannon Smith
    Childcare: No

    In debt? Need a plan for our 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: $109

    Register 

  • Learning Community: Speaking with Integrity in a Divided World  •  Feb 10 - Mar 17  •  BMTT75FWVI

    When & Where: Sun  •  Feb 10 - Mar 17  •  3-4:30 pm  •  Room 203
    Led by: Drs. Josh Fitzpatrick and Dan Flanagan
    Childcare: No

    It is difficult to discuss controversial issues with integrity so that we learn from each other, formulate our own positions without fear of reprisal, and contribute to a healthier culture. All ages, all theological & political perspectives, the frustrated and the hopeful, are invited to practice a model for meaningful dialogue around tough issues.

    Cost: $10

    Register 

  • Learning Community: Enneagram Wisdom Within Your Marriage  •  Feb 9  •  CDCMINFX4R

    When & Where: Sat  •  Feb 9  •  9 am - 4 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Led by: Lisa Hancock & Jason Berman
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

    Have you ever wondered why your spouse did the things they did? Simple conversations, household chores or child rearing can become slippery slopes into chaos, conflict and resentment. In this experiential workshop, discover the advantage Enneagram knowledge offers couples and allow compassion to replace anger, shame, and fear. Participants should know their number.

    Cost: $100/couple

    Register 

  • Learning Community: Making Sense of the Bible  •  Jan 29 - Mar 5  •  NTHK7962ST

    When & Where: Tue  •  Jan 29 - Mar 5  •  6:30-8 pm  •  Room 2A (Bartula Family Life Center 2nd floor)
    Led by: JB Bryant
    Childcare: No

    The world’s best-selling, most read, and most loved book is also sometimes the most confusing. We will explore the overall message of the role 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. We invite you to ask questions as we wrestle with understanding how the Bible helps us find meaning and purpose in our lives.

    Cost: $10

    Register 

  • Learning Community: You’ll Get Through This – Women’s Bible Study  •  Jan 15 - Feb 26  •  2F6RZT3SJU

    When & Where: Tue  •  Jan 15 - Feb 26  •  11:30 am - 1 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.

    You fear you won’t get through, whatever “this” is, financial woes, relationship valleys, health crises. Will the sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? Yes! Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras, bold, brassy and everywhere. Do you crave hope for the tough times? Then this is the message you need.

    Cost:$12

    Register 

  • Learning Community: Know Your Number: The Basics of Enneagram  •  Jan 12  •  HN5UJKBBYZ

    When & Where: Sat  •  Jan 12  •  8:30 am - 4:30 pm  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Led by: Joey Schewee, Enneagram master teacher
    Childcare: No

    This basic Enneagram workshop will offer people an opportunity to better understand Enneagram, help them determine their own number, as well as learn about the other eight numbers and how they interact.

    Register by Jan 10

  • Learning Community: Enneagram Concentrates II – Subtypes: Values and Preoccupations of Your Core Number  •  Jan 9 - Feb 13  •  MZQOEAREBV

    When & Where: Wed  •  Jan 9 - Feb 13  •  7-9 pm  •  Harvey Assembly Room 217
    Led by: Lisa Hancock & Jason Berman
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least four (4) business days before the first group meeting.

    This course is for people who have taken the Enneagram Journey or Concentrates I and are ready to deepen their Enneagram growth. Subtypes are an additional facet of the Enneagram.  Becoming aware of our subtype helps explain differences in behavior of people with the same Enneagram number. These subtypes are Self Preservation, Social, and Sexual (one-on-one bonding).

    Cost:$90

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • Learning Community: The Ways of Grace: Companions in Christ  •  Jan 9 - Mar 6  •  6YKNESZ0AQ

    When & Where: Wed  •  Jan 9 - Mar 6  •  10-11:30 pm  •  Room 203
    Led by: Dr. Dan L. Flanagan
    Childcare: No

    Using an experiential approach to scripture, participants will journey through the central stories in the Gospel of John, hoping to identify with the grace received by each character who encounters Jesus. While God’s grace comes to us in unique ways, it also comes to us across all boundaries of time and place. This is not a traditional Bible study, but a deep, personal engagement in the scriptural text. $10.

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • Learning Community: Praying the Scriptures  •  Weekly, on-going  •  ZYXXJLTSCH

    When & Where: Wed  •  Weekly, on-going  •  1-2:30 pm  •  Room 208
    Led by: Rev. Mary Howard
    Childcare: No

    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. A long term commitment is not required. You may participate as your schedule permits, including joining at any time! No cost. 

    REGISTER ONLINE 

  • Sunday School: Confirmation Connection  •  Weekly, Sept-Apr  •  4BT7DI7YSL

    When & Where: Sun  •  Weekly, Sept-Apr  •  9:45-10:45 am  •  Room 214
    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 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)

    Most current members have middle/junior high school students, but the class welcomes all parents. 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.

     

  • Sunday School: Odyssey  •  Weekly  •  M9TTDMSU9Z

    When & Where: Sun  •  Weekly  •  9:45-10:45 am  •  Room 205
    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: Rejoice Circle  •  Aug-May, 3rd  •  ICPE4FBN08

    When & Where: Tue  •  Aug-May, 3rd  •  9:30-11:00 am  •  Members Homes
    Led by: Nancy Healy & Mary Ellen Szuwalski
    Childcare: No

    Rejoice Circle has been in existence for many years.  Members number 21 and have a very wide age range.  There are long-time members and newer members.  The group is very mission oriented and supportive of each other and meet in each other's homes.  Their mission focus this year is Dallas Methodist Medical Center.

    Registration not Required 

  • UMW Circle: Koinonia Circle  •  Sep-Jul, 3rd  •  X8U0NMOZZL

    When & Where: Mon  •  Sep-Jul, 3rd  •  10:30-12:30  •  First Center
    Led by: Ida Dwight
    Childcare: Yes. Call 972.996.0120 by noon two business days prior to group meeting

    Koinonia is one of the older Circles.  Members number 27 and ages are the 60's and older.  The Circle has a lot of long-time UMW members who are still very active and are constantly attracting new members with their energetic and caring spirits.  This group enjoys lunch together after the meeting.

    Registration not Required 

  • UMW Circle: Ruth Circle  •  Monthly, 2nd  •  MMW5667JEI

    When & Where: Thur  •  Monthly, 2nd  •  7-8:30 pm  •  Members' Homes
    Led by: Louise Riley
    Childcare: No

    Ruth Circle is an intimate group of 13 which meets in members' homes.  In June, July, and August they meet for casual get-togethers.  Ages range from 50's to 70's.  Members are blessed with leadership and dedication.  Several are retired teachers.  The group would welcome women of all ages.  Their mission focus this year is Dallas Bethlehem Center.

    Registration not Required 

  • UMW Circle: Hannah Circle  •  Sep-Jul, 1st  •  9UDM2PPFCP

    When & Where: Tue  •  Sep-Jul, 1st  •  7-9 pm  •  Room 203
    Led by: Karen Morgan & Vesta Umphress
    Childcare: Yes. Call 972.996.0120 by noon two business days prior to group meeting

    The Hannah Circle is a large group of approximately 25 vibrant, active women of all ages and stages of life. Our members serve in multiple roles within the church-wide UMW. We are passionate about serving the people of God through local, national and international mission opportunities. Our primary mission focus for 2016 is the Wesley-Rankin Community Center. We welcome all women to come fellowship and grow with us. Our members provide a light supper during each meeting.

    Registration not Required 

  • UMW Circle: Morning Glory Circle  •  Sep-Jun, 1st  •  QGI80DKTQB

    When & Where: Mon  •  Sep-Jun, 1st  •  10-11:30 am  •  Room 203
    Led by: Diana Ramsower & Marta Mountjoy
    Childcare: Yes. Call 972.996.0120 by noon two business days prior to group meeting

    Morning Glory Circle has about 30 members with ages ranging from mid 50 to 70's.  All ages are welcome and would fit in.  The ladies are dedicated to supporting each other and to learning about mission.  Education is another interest shared by several of the women.  The Circle's mission focus this year is Bethlehem Center.

    Registration not Required 

  • UMW Circle: Agape Circle  •  Monthly, except June & Aug, 3rd  •  6GF8R7IRE8

    When & Where: Tue  •  Monthly, except June & Aug, 3rd  •  1- 2:30 pm  •  First Center
    Led by: Rosanna Whitfield
    Childcare: No

    Agape Circle is a small, intimate group of long-time, dedicated members with an age range of 60's and above. UMW gives them an opportunity to share fellowship, support one another and they are open to women of all ages. Wesley-Rankin is their local mission for this year. 

    Registration not Required 

  • Men's Bible Study: Tuesday Morning  •  Weekly  •  NV3JSDBFVM

    When & Where: Tue  •  Weekly  •  7:15 - 8:00 am  •  Bartula Family Life Center, 1B
    Led by: Coordinator, Deloy Snow
    Childcare: No

    The  Tuesday Morning Bible Study is open to all Men who seek to grow in their faith by analyzing Scripture.    If you're a young man looking to learn scripture and life lessons from men who have been there - done that, this is an excellent group to join.

    Doors open at 7 am!

     

     

  • Men's Bible Study: Monday Morning  •  Weekly  •  59PPM3EYTV

    When & Where: Mon  •  Weekly  •  6:30 - 7:30 am  •  Bartula Family Life Center, 1B
    Led by: Marc Mason, David Blanchard, Bob Moxham, Dan Hrnack
    Childcare: No

    How do I become the man that God has called me to be?  What are the attributes and practices of a Godly man?  Through study and discussion, this diverse group of men handle topics such as worship, fellowship, discipleship, family, and community.

     

    Doors open at 6:15 am.

    Registration not Required 

  • Sunday School: Genesis  •  Weekly  •  MO32518QYR

    When & Where: Sun  •  Weekly  •  9:45-10:45 am  •  Room 206
    Led by:
    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.

    Studies of Bible and contemporary Christian issues that provoke discussion and relate to everyday life are offered each week. Quarterly participation in community and church projects as well as monthly social events out and at members’ homes build and keep relationships strong among members.

     

  • Sunday School: Agape  •  Weekly  •  EQH3Y0SZT3

    When & Where: Sun  •  Weekly  •  9:45-10:45 am  •  Room 209
    Led by:
    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.

    Classes are self-led, often video- and discussion-based, studies of Bible and Christian living topics, with occasional guest speakers. Outside of class, members participate in and support church missions and enjoy frequent social gatherings.

    Registration not Required