Fall 2019 Adult Small Group and Study Offerings

SHORT-TERM STUDIES


Small Group Monday Evening Women’s Study

Main Group Leader: Tori Von Leer

Description: Evening study for women using Henri Nouwen’s Life of the Beloved.

When: Mondays 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Short-Term Study Dates: Sep 23 - Nov 28

Where: Room 205 Wesley Building, 250 E. College

Contact: Tori Von Leer

Disciple III

Main Group Leader: Phil Mohr

Description: Disciple III Remember Who You Are is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants in this 32 week study will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles.

When: Mondays 7:00 pm

Short-Term Study Dates: Sep 23 for 32 weeks

Where: Wesley Lounge in Welsey Building at 250 E. College

Contact: Phil Mohr

Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton

Main Group Leader: Greg Milinovich

Description: Join Open Table as we dig into Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible, led by Pastor Greg. Evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with soup & salad.

When: Mondays 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Short-Term Study Dates: Oct 14 - Nov 18

Where: Social Hall, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Calder Way entrance

Contact: Greg Milinovich

Inspired by Rachel Held Evans

Main Group Leader: Becky McGee

Description: We will read a chapter of Rachel Held Evans’ book, Inspired, each week as well as related scripture passages.

When: Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Short-Term Study Dates: Oct 16 - Nov 20

Where: 3rd Floor St. Paul’s Christian Education Center, 127 McAllister St

Contact: Becky McGee

SUNDAY SCHOOL


Adult Bible Study

Main Group Leader: Glenn Albert

Description: An adult Bible study group, using scripture as the basis for discussions. All are welcome. We are currently exploring Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth.

When: Sundays 10:45 - 11:45 am

Where: Wesley Lounge in Welsey Building at 250 E. College

Contact: Glenn Albert

Forum Class

Main Group Leader: George Mitchell

Description: The class is a discussion type class with much dialogue and even some friendly disagreement. In fall 2019 we are studying Joan Chillister’s The Ten Commandments, Laws of the Heart.

When: Sundays 10:45 - 11:45 am

Where: Asbury Room, 3rd floor, Calder Way entrance behind 250 E. College

Contact: George Mitchell

Seekers & Servants

Main Group Leader: Phil Mohr

Description: The Seekers & Servants Sunday morning class begins its first study of the new school year using David Kalas’ brand-new book THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LEVITICUS: Finding God’s Love in God’s Law. Quoting Josh Tinley, “As much as we might be inclined to ignore Leviticus and the rest of the Old Testament Law, it is part of our holy Scriptures. We may be tempted to say that, because of Jesus, we don’t have to worry about the Law. But Jesus himself taught that the Law was important. He hadn’t come to replace the Law but to fulfill it.” In his book, Kalas points out that while many of the rules and regulations, as they are written, do not apply to us today, they still have important lessons “to teach us about God’s will, holiness, relationships, and accountability. They tell us what matters to God, and what God asks of us.” Come join the class as we discuss how these ancient laws have new meaning in light of Christ’s life, death and resurrection.

When: Sundays 9:15 - 10:15 am

Where: Wesley Lounge in Welsey Building at 250 E. College

Contact: Phil Mohr

ONGOING GROUPS


ChristCare

Main Group Leader: Eileen Rotthoff

Description: Small group for Bible study, Christian support and fellowship. We will be starting a new study on September 8, entitled Faith, Depending on God. The sessions are Bible studies of people and of faith’s essence.

When: Sundays 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Where: Wesley Lounge in Welsey Building at 250 E. College

Contact: Eileen Rotthoff

Tuesday Morning Small Group

Main Group Leader: Cindy Alley

Description: Our meetings combine Bible Study and supporting each other in prayer and fellowship. You are welcome whether you come every week, or only occasionally when your schedule allows. Each member pays for their own light breakfast. We try hard to end promptly at 8:30.

When: Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 am

Where: P.J. Harrigans (in the lounge area)

Contact: Cindy Alley

Women of Purpose

Main Group Leader: Patsy Nelson

Description: Women of Purpose (WOP) meets for study and discussion, fellowship, caring and prayer. In September we will begin a study called Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith by Andy Stanley. Everyone is welcome.

When: Tuesdays 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Where: Christian Education Building, 127 McAllister St, 3rd Floor

Contact: Patsy Nelson

Women of Faith, Hope, & Love

Main Group Leader: Linda Keisling

Description: We are an intergenerational group of women who meet for study, fellowship, care, and support. We study a variety of materials such as spiritual classics, modern theology, Bible and topical studies. The group meets weekly throughout the school year and monthly over the summer. All are welcome — we are always excited to meet new members! The study for Fall 2019 is Journey Through the Bible: Romans through Phillippians.

When: Wednesdays 9:30 am

Where: St. Paul's Education Center at 127 McAllister St

Contact: Linda Keisling

Adult Bible Study Foxdale Village

Main Group Leader: Glenn Albert

Description: An adult Bible study group, using Scripture as the basis for discussions. All are welcome. We are currently exploring Paul's first letter to the church at Corinth.

When: Thursdays 1:30 pm

Where: Foxdale dining room

Contact: Glenn Albert

Men’s Accountable Disciples

Main Group Leader: Mike Lebo

Description: The Accountable Disciples is a group of men who meet weekly to grow in their faith through Bible study, discussion and prayer. The group consists of young and old adults, professional and nonprofessional members, and retirees. The resource guide that is used is the Daily Bible Study. This is published quarterly. The guide format is a daily Bible reading and a one-page discussion of the reading. The Friday morning format includes a period of fellowship followed by a group discussion. The discussion is based on the weekly daily readings and is informal in structure. The gathering ends promptly at 8:00. Approximately every 5-6 weeks a group breakfast is prepared and served by the group.

When: Fridays 6:30 - 8:00 am

Where: Social Hall, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Calder Way entrance behind 250 E. College

Contact: Mike Lebo