Small Groups

You weren't made to do life alone!

SUMMER GROUPS ARE FORMING NOW!

Looking for a small group?

Small groups form at several different times throughout the year. They may meet in classrooms at the church or in homes throughout the area. If you want more information about joining or starting a small group, fill out the form below to contact Pastor Seth.

Summer Wednesday Study - led by Pastor Seth

Unshakable Kingdom Book & Bible Study – Wednesdays each week June 8 to August 10, 6:30pm. A summer Wednesday night study led by Pastor Seth.

Learn about “The Unshakable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person” in this study of the book by the same name from E. Stanley Jones, the greatest 20th century missionary you’ve never heard of… His classic writing is steeped in Scripture and will shape your mind and heart in new ways as we learn together to embrace the Kingdom and Person of Jesus. (ESJ’s book is needed for the study, very limited free copies available.) Sign up below or email smcpherson@communityumchurch.com

Men's Group Study

Wednesday evenings at 6:45pm.  A men’s group for men 22 yrs and older.

Starting after Memorial Day on June 1st we have a new bible study for the Men’s small group… The Epic of Eden: Isaiah by Sandra Richter (see intro video here).

Often named the fifth gospel, the book of the prophet Isaiah has more to say about Israel’s coming Messiah than any other Old Testament book. Brilliant, courageous, uncompromising, this prophet declared that the year of the LORD had come and God’s people needed to either step up, or stand down. Indeed, when Isaiah spoke, kings trembled.

But too often, when Isaiah speaks today, God’s people have trouble hearing. Why? We often miss the larger context. In The Epic of Eden: Isaiah, Dr. Sandra Richter takes participants back to the eighth century BCE. This ten-week study explains Israel’s religion and economy, explores the definition and role of the prophets, and helps us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today. Contact Rich Hollerman at rhollerman@gmail.com if you are interested.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a small group for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. It includes three items: 1. A video seminar with experts, 2. Support group discussions with a focus, 3. Personal study and reflection. Group starts at different times throughout the year.

Register at: https://www.griefshare.org/groups/139701

Email:GriefShare@CommunityUMChurch.com

Disciple 1 Bible Study

WE’LL BE BACK IN THE FALL… Disciple 1 is a 34 week study of the whole Bible.  You will study the biblical story from Creation to the New Jerusalem spending equal time in the Old and New Testaments.   It doesn’t matter if you are new to the Bible as we all learn God’s Word together one step at a time in this course.   A study manual combined with a DVD will guide your Scripture reading with discussion facilitated by group leaders.   This discussion-based small group Bible study aims at transforming our lives by strengthening our faith.

MOPS/ Mom's Group

We are a group of moms with young children (newborn through elementary school) looking to make connections with other moms.  We talk about our struggles, our successes, and learn together through study and fellowship how to better manage life with young kids.  We encourage and support one another to be the best mom, spouse, and friend that we can be.  Because, let’s face it, being mom is one tough job and we could all use some extra support!  Contact the church if you are interested – info@CommunityUMChurch.com

Women's Group Study

We are doing an in-depth study of the Book of Ruth beginning April 27th.

The story of Ruth and Boaz is one of the most beautiful examples of God’s love and sovereignty recorded in the Bible. Woven through out this beautiful love story is a greater story of God’s amazing love for us.

If you have faced loss and wonder if God really loves you or if God is involved in the details of your life, then this study is for you. Ruth’s courage in the face of adversity will inspire you to trust God with your future.  This book will fill you to the brim with hope, as you see an imperfect family be used mightily by God!

We will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 beginning April 27th for 5 weeks.

Resources

Resources we are suggesting for studies…

for Life & Spirituality

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete & Geri Scazzero / there are multiple iterations of these Emotionally Healthy studies – https://www.emotionallyhealthy.org/your-church

Broken Signposts by N.T. Wright / Lent’s sermon series will play off this book / how Christianity provides the vision, guidance, and hope for making our world and lives whole once again through 7 different signposts: Justice, Spirituality, Relationships, Beauty, Freedom, Truth, and Power – https://www.harpercollins.com/products/broken-signposts-n-t-wright

for Biblical Study

Long Story Short by Josh McNall / post-Easter sermon series will be based on this book – https://my.seedbed.com/product/long-story-short

or if wanting a more one-book-of-the-Bible focus… The Epic of Jonah – https://my.seedbed.com/product/the-epic-of-eden-jonah

for Prayer Focus

God on Mute by Pete Grieg – https://my.seedbed.com/product/god-on-mute-winter-book-club

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