Faith Groups Beginning September 8

10:15 am Sundays, Connection Hour


  • God of Justice

    by Abraham George & Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto

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    Format: Bible Study, Workbook Based

    6 Sessions Beginning September 8

    Led by Pastoral Intern Sid Earnheart

    Location: Faith UMC Classroom 102


    The God of Justice is a six-session, discussion-based curriculum from International Justice Mission that explores the biblical narrative of justice throughout the whole of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. Through the participatory study of Scripture, Christians will explore God's call to engage in bringing about justice on earth. While coming to a deeper knowledge and understanding of biblical justice, participants will draw personal application for the pursuit of justice ministry in their individual lives and the wider church.


    Prepare to have your heart and mind engaged, to be instructed by Scripture, and to be challenged by real-life stories of people freed by the God of justice. This curriculum will help you and your church bring freedom, restoration and reconciliation to those in need. Discover how God reveals himself to those who join him on his justice journey!


    We have a few copies available at the church for $14, please call the office to reserve a copy. Also available on Amazon or Cokesbury.


  • Half Truths by Adam Hamilton

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    Format: Video and Discussion

    5 Sessions Beginning September 8

    Led by Associate Pastor Jennifer Gros, Kristen & Rudy Martinez

    Location: Faith UMC Classroom 101


    Join Adam Hamilton in exploring popular sayings that miss the point. They are simple phrases: "God helps those who help themselves," "Love the sinner, hate the sin," and others. They sound Christian - like something you might find in the Bible. We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. Discover the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés with the wisdom found in Scripture.


    The video presentation will be followed by a discussion led by Associate Pastor Jennifer Gros, Kristin Martinez and Rudy Martinez. 


    The book is optional, and can be purchased on Amazon or Cokesbury.


  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

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    Format: Video and Discussion

    8 Sessions Beginning September 8

    Led by Lead Pastor Harry Vein and Trevor Lawrence

    Location: Community Room


    Mere Christianity is one of the most read and beloved Christian books of all time. Arguably the 20th century's most influential Christian writer, C.S. Lewis sought to explain and defend the beliefs that nearly all Christians at all times hold in common. His simple yet deeply profound classic, originally delivered as a series of radio broadcasts, is a book to be thoroughly digested by believers and generously shared with skeptics. 


    Taught by a variety of C.S. Lewis experts and advocates, this first of its kind video curriculum explores the meaning, history, and contemporary application of the book. The video presentation will be followed by a discussion led by Lead Pastor, Harry Vein. 


    The book is optional, and can be purchased on Amazon or Cokesbury. We have a few copies available at the church for $14, please call the office to reserve a copy.

  • The Gospel of Luke

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    Format: Bible Study Discussion Group

    Ongoing, Join the class on September 8

    Led by Rosie Johnson

    Location: Faith UMC Classroom 104 (Faith Matters)


    This is an ongoing class, called Faith Matters, that is currently studying the Gospel of Luke. New members are welcome! The format is a discussion group, that includes prayer and study of scripture. Please bring your Bible.


    The Gospel of Luke is one of four Gospels in the Holy Bible and is the third book presented in the New Testament. The author of this Gospel, Luke, was an associate of the Apostle Paul and also the author of the book of Acts. The Gospel of Luke is organized into eight primary sections that describe the life, ministry and miracles of Jesus Christ. This Gospel is filled with details about history and surrounding events of the times. It is careful to include details about the political culture and the families surrounding Jesus during His earthly life.


Faith Groups Meeting During the Week


  • Women's Bible Study

    Meets on Tuesday Mornings at 9:30 am in the Community Room

    Led by Ali Strand

    Ecclesiastes - Chasing After Meaning” by Bill and Teresa Syrios


    Much of Ecclesiastes may read as a dismal commentary of life’s meaninglessness and  “Much of the time God is left out of the discussion. BUT, when He gets introduced, everything changes. “Life under the sun” becomes “life from the hand of God”. Chasing after meaning transforms into the pursuit of God. The exploration of life’s meaninglessness outside of knowing God thus becomes an invitation to know Him. In its own unique way, Ecclesiastes ultimately introduces the One who “came that we might have life abundantly” - Jesus Christ himself!”


    To register: email alisonwstrand@gmail.com


  • The Men's Crew Bible Study

    Men's Crew

    Led by Pastor Harry Vein

    This men's Bible study meets at 6:00 am on Thursdays starting September 5. Men's Crew will discuss the upcoming sermon series and scripture each week.

  • OASIS

    "Older Adults Still In Service"

    Wednesday Mornings at 10:00 am

    Reflections on the Lectionary Readings

    OASIS is a senior-focused ministry for men and women who are in their “golden years” of 65-ish and older. No preparation is needed, feel free to bring your Bibles. We will have handouts available in class that have the Scripture reading for the next week.


    FOLLOWED BY:

    Messianic Foreshadowing in the Old Testament

    First Wednesdays at 11:00

    OASIS is sponsoring a study of Old Testament Scriptures that predict the coming of Christ, his suffering, and his resurrection. The study is open to everyone – bring a friend. Please join us!


    Psalm and Proverbs Study

    Third Wednesdays at 11:00

    OASIS is sponsoring a study of the Psalms and Proverbs. This study is designed to introduce people to the practical use of the Psalms and Proverbs for personal reflection and prayers. For more information please contact Rev. Lee at bleelb@ekk.org. We hope to see you there!


    Chat Group (For those who have lost a loved one)

    Second and Fourth Wednesdays at 11:00 see below

  • The Chat Group

    For Those Who Have Lost a Loved One

    Second and Fourth Wednesdays at 11:00 am

    This group is for those who have lost loved ones and would like to be able to talk with others who have experienced the same loss.

    Please contact Rosie Johnsen for more informations at: rosiejohnsen@sbcglobal.net.