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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

It’s not just children who head back to the classroom this fall!
We’re pleased to offer several new and exciting opportunities to get connected and grow in your faith. Whether through small groups, lecture-style classes, or even theology and pop-culture, there is a spot for everyone!

In-progress and upcoming Learning Communities are posted below in chronological order by start date.

Registrations and payments are online through Fellowship One.

  • Praying the Scriptures  •  Weekly, beginning Sept 4

    When & Where: Wed  •  Weekly, beginning Sept 4  •  1 - 2:30 pm  •  Room 214
    Led by: Rev. Mary Howard
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class.

    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, lectio divina guides participants to seek to hear God speaking to us through the scriptures.  A long term commitment is not required.  You may participate as your schedule permits. This is an on-going class gathered weekly to choose a text and invite God to speak through this text.


  • Young Adult Faith and Film Series  •  1st Thurs: Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5

    When & Where: Thur  •  1st Thurs: Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5  •  7 pm  •  Room 209
    Led by: Dr. Hugo Magallanes, Associate Professor of Christianity and Cultures, Perkins School of Theology
    Childcare: No

    Young adults (20s and 30s) are invited to a new "Faith and Film" series. How are God and Christians depicted in film? Are these depictions accurate? What about “Christian themes” such as forgiveness, love, compassion, and apocalyptic visions of the end of the world, how are these themes treated in popular films? These and many other questions will be explored in the “Faith and Film” series in which we will watch clips from different movies and discuss them in light of the biblical narrative.

    Registration not Required 

  • Devoted Bodies  •  Sept 9 - Oct 21

    When & Where: Mon  •  Sept 9 - Oct 21  •  7 - 8:30 pm  •  Room 227
    Led by: Lisa and Rob Caire
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class.

    This Bible study utilizes scripture and health education to bring to light the importance of caring for our bodies - the temple of the Holy Spirit - and offers practical steps on how we can do so. Participants will be invited to a 40-day challenge, taking time out to eat the way God originally planned. Cost: $20


  • Enneagram Journey  •  Sept 18 - Nov 20 (10 weeks,)

    When & Where: Wed  •  Sept 18 - Nov 20 (10 weeks,)  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm  •  Room 2A, BFLC
    Led by: Lisa Hancock
    Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class.

    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


  • Reflections on Daily Living  •  Oct 7 - 28

    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

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

    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


  • 7 Days of Christmas  •  Nov 7 - Dec 19

    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 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)


Events for Adults
Sawdust Brothers Woodworking Group

Now on 3rd Saturdays, 9 am

Movie Days

Sponsored by Senior Adult Ministry

Young Adult Faith and Film Series

Thursdays, Sept 5 - Dec 5

Adult Co-Ed Flag Football

Pick up games. Tues nights, Oct 8 - Nov 12

All Church Bonfire Party

Sat, Oct 19, 7-9 pm

Pancake Flip

Sun, Oct 27, 7 am - 2 pm

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