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We offer Adult Sunday School at 8:45am and 11:00am, and Bible Study during the week. Check our church calendar for days and times. Other adult groups host discussions of current books and topics, as well as studies based on seasonal congregational themes. Recent topics have included C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce, Jim Wallis’ On God’s Side, Debbie Macomber’s One Simple Act, and Diane Butler Bass’s A Peoples History of Christianity, What Every Christian Needs to Know about Passover, Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, and Adam Hamilton’s John: The Gospel of Light and Life.
Women’s Study Group Meeting Monday evenings at 7 pm, the group is open to the women of First UMC and the greater community.
Thursday Morning Bible Study Meeting from 9:30-10:30 am, this group researches and discusses bible passages preselected by the leader.
Adult Faith Formation Groups
Adult Lenten Study 2018: Forgiveness by Marjorie Thompson
Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers. The season of Lent (February 14-March 24, 2018) is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness.
Marjorie J. Thompson, author of the best-selling book Soul Feast, takes a close look at our understanding of forgiveness in this encouraging study. In six brief chapters, Thompson addresses such questions as the following:
• Is forgiveness a Christian duty under all circumstances?
Or are there situations when Christians do not need to forgive?
• Is forgiveness a matter between individuals, or is it meaningful only
in the context of communities?
• Is forgiving the best route to healing for the injured?
• How do we get past emotional barriers to real forgiveness?
Using biblical examples and real-life situations, Thompson illustrates each chapter’s theme in an informative and engaging way. With clarity, insight, and sensitivity, this book is the perfect resource for examining both our ability to forgive and our own need for
Study groups are now in formation. Participants will choose from one of the following groups: Sunday 9 AM Group; Sunday 11 AM Group; Wednesday 11 AM Group; or Tuesday 7 PM Group.