December 1, 8, 15 and 22
During 10:15 Connection Hour
Faith UMC Community Room
Have we ever really grasped the miracle that took place in Jesus' birth? Join us for a very special church-wide Advent Study, Down To Earth, as we explore what the Christmas miracle means to each of us. Using story and Scripture, we will be challenged to respond during Advent with down-to-earth love, humility, lifestyle, and obedience.
There will be a video, pastoral-led teaching and group discussion. Books will be available for $5. Please register online. Adults will meet in the Community Room. Children and Youth will also be following the same study at 10:15 in Children's Church and in Youth ConnecTime.
Format: Book Study
6 Sessions October 20 - December 24
Led by Kristin & Rudy Martinez
Location: Faith UMC Classroom 101
Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.
Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that starting over after a divorce is the best solution to seemingly intractable marriage issues. But these modern-day assumptions are wrong. Timothy Keller, with insights from Kathy, his wife of thirty-seven years, shows marriage to be a glorious relationship that is also misunderstood and mysterious. The Meaning of Marriage offers instruction on how to have a successful marriage, and is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.
Link to Purchase Book (Not Required)
November 3, 10, 17, 24
4 Week Discussion Group
United Methodism Question & Answers
Taught by Pastor Harry Vein & Pastor Jennifer Gros
Location: Faith UMC Community Room
Popular author F. Belton Joyner has revised his best-selling resource for introducing the United Methodist Church. In a humorous yet respectful style, Joyner takes the reader through illuminating questions and answers on United Methodist terms and beliefs on God, Jesus, the Bible, the church, salvation, and more.
Link to Purchase Book (Not Required)
Format: Discussion Group
Led by Pastoral Intern Sid Earnheart
Location: Faith UMC Classroom 102
This group explores the biblical narrative of justice throughout the whole of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. 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.
Format: Bible Study Discussion Group
Led by Rosie Johnson
Location: Faith UMC Classroom 104 (Faith Matters)
This is an ongoing class, called Faith Matters, that is currently studying the Story of David. New members are welcome! The format is a discussion group, that includes prayer and study of scripture. Please bring your Bible.
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!”
We are a group of ladies who enjoy studying scripture in the midst of an accepting, loving environment of fellowship & service. We range in age between 35 and into the 80s! We will gladly welcome all ages and all levels of study (from “newbies” to “old-timers”). We meet here at Faith on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00 am.
Childcare is available with 3 days advance notice! For more information contact the church or Ali Strand at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 281-799-7891
Led by Pastor Harry Vein
This men's Bible study will resume back in January 2020. Men's Crew discusses the upcoming sermon series and scripture each week.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.