Looking for ways to feed your mind and spirit for a meaningful and fulfilling life? These groups offer Bible and book studies.
Arbon Dennis Men’s Group
Led by Rev. Elbert Dulworth, over 30 men gather every week to pray, study and grow together. Check the Circuit Rider Bookstore for our current book. All men are welcome at any time. Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts available at 6:15. Birmingham Campus.
In Parables: Stories of Life in God’s World we will study how Jesus used parables of growth, reversal, preparedness, decision, treasure and tradition to bring new life to old ways and discover God’s truth for today’s dilemmas. Led by Mike Barratt. New participants welcome. Mondays, September 10 through October 29 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in room 230.
A group of women ages 50 and up who gather to discuss a topic of interest as it relates to our faith. We are also “prayer warriors” for our Sisters and their friends and relatives. Wednesdays beginning September 12. Informal social time from 12:30-1:00 p.m. (sack lunches welcome). Discussion from 1:00-2:00 in the Wesley Room #214. Birmingham Campus.
All women are invited to attend this women’s book study group. Led by Rev. Elbert Dulworth, this is a great opportunity to join together in prayer, fellowship, conversation and growth as disciples of Jesus Christ. Check the Circuit Rider Bookstore for our current book. Tuesdays beginning September 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Birmingham Campus.
A fellowship/study/mission group. Single and married women meet to enjoy each other’s company while focusing on a speaker, video or mission project. Each lesson stands alone, so no homework! New members are welcome as our guests for dinner on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. Regular sessions begin Thursday, September 20 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. Birmingham Campus.
Fifteen to twenty men gather every week to pray, study and grow together. All men are welcome at any time. Check the Circuit Rider Bookstore for our current book. Every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 a.m. in the Wright Parlor. Coffee and donuts available at 6:30. Birmingham Campus.
Evening Session. Small group discussion and a lecture following Explorer Bible Study’s course on Matthew. Workbook materials are $60 for full year or $30 for half year. Registration required in the church office. Tuesdays beginning September 11 from 7:30-8:45 p.m. NEW!
Our Young Adult Group is geared towards 20 to 35 year olds without children. This group meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at a group member’s home for study. The group also has ongoing events for social, service and outreach. Please check out the group’s Facebook Page “Birmingham/Berkley FUMC Young Adults” or contact Mary Feldmaier.
Grow more comfortable in sharing the stories of the people, places and events in your life that have drawn you closer to God. Using the book Spoken into Being, Divine Encounters Through Story, author Michael E. Williams guides us in telling our own stories through interesting personal narratives of his own as well as through the retelling of several stories from the Bible. Second and fourth Thursdays, September 13 through December 13, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. (No class on 11/22) Birmingham Campus. NEW
Reinterpret your daily life experiences to discover how God works to promote spiritual growth. Led by D’Ann Rohrbach. Second and fourth Wednesdays, September 12 through November 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Birmingham Campus.
A four-week class to explore the current debate on issues regarding human sexuality in the United Methodist Church. Led by Pastor Shawn Lewis-Lakin, the goal is to grow in appreciating how all sides in the debate might faithfully understand scripture, tradition, reason and experience, and to better understand how the unique structure and reach of our denomination make this issue so challenging. Copies of the book Living Faithfully are available in the Circuit Rider Bookstore. Reservations required. Meet over lunch on Sundays, September 16, 23, 30 and October 7 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Birmingham Campus. NEW!
An interesting study of the five most neglected books of the Bible. In addition to a Bible, participants should purchase Robert Williamson’s The Forgotten Books of the Bible, available in the Circuit Rider Bookstore. Tuesdays, September 18 through October 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Birmingham Campus. NEW!