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GrowingTogether AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2011

SHARINGTHEHEART.ORG

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Reaching Higher “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 3:18)

Growing Deeper  


“We can’t do it alone, nor can we do it without swinging at a pitch.”

Welcome Home

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t takes a lot of courage to step onto the field. Suiting up, stepping forward, and standing ready for the ball don’t happen by accident, and they don’t happen without heart. In baseball, the batter steps into the box, looks at a pitch, and must decide whether or not to swing. The goal is to hit, then to score. There’s opposition out there on the field trying to keep that from happening, but that’s why the team keeps swinging, keeps running, keeps working together. It all starts when a batter steps up and hits— and when there’s a team behind the hitter working to see that player safely home. When we as followers of Jesus choose to step into the process of spiritual growth called discipleship, we recognize that it takes courage and teamwork. We can’t do it alone, 2 

nor can we do it without swinging at a pitch. This is an important season in the life of First United Methodist Church and in our life together as disciples. The Bible calls each of us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3:18). In fact, that’s a key theme verse for the Adult Discipleship Leadership Team (ADLT) in the work that we do every day. Many opportunities are available to you this season, and we encourage you to step in and swing with all your heart. You are not in this alone—there is a great team of other disciples all over the church that is committed to us all moving forward. Disciple Bible Study is a great place to start. Take a look at pages 3 and 5 of this issue and try to make room for a life-changing connection to

Bible study, new friends, and the spiritual growth that can come from that powerful combination. In addition to Disciple, new Sunday morning classes are beginning soon, and there is almost certainly a new or existing group that’s right for you: there will be 24 of them this fall! See the other resources included here also, and join in the very special life of discipleship that is thriving at FUMC. There is even a trip to the Holy Land coming in January 2012! Batter up! And here’s the throw . . . Rev. John Harman Adult Discipleship Pastor


Growing Together as Disciples

Disciple Bible Study Welcome to the 2011–2012 Season!

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isciple Bible Study is about transformation that Disciple is one of the strongest in-depth group Bible studies deepens our lives across the spectrum of Christian available and includes daily preparations of about 30-45 discipleship. Disciple classes are 32 to 34-week experiences minutes, along with a weekly group study session of about in which participants read and study the Bible in small, two hours. committed groups. The studies are for adults of all ages and As we grow in knowledge by spending dedicated time in experience levels, and they provide an excellent Bible study, we find greater meaning in our lives, way to build or to build upon a biblical foundation Disciple Bible Study  deeper faith, and sharper priorities. And when we for your faith. registra on is open!  do Bible study in small group communities like The first class in the Disciple series, Becoming Disciple, we develop lasting friendships as we Disciples Through Bible Study, surveys both the Step onto the field  pray, study, and grow together. Old and New Testaments over 34 weeks. In this and grow as a disciple  Be informed, transformed, and heart-warmed on course, you will deepen your awareness of the through Bible study.  your journey as a disciple of Jesus Christ. whole biblical story and have the opportunity to Registration is now open at sharingtheheart.org/ discuss and learn more about how God calls us to respond to disciple, or at the registration table at church on Sundays that story today. This is the foundation class and is a until August 21. prerequisite for the rest of the courses. Other Disciple classes focus on smaller sections of the Bible over the course of the See page 5 of this issue for more about each Disciple course and the schedule for the 2011-2012 season. You’ll find year and may be taken in any order. Sunday, evening, and daytime classes to choose from. They Each group (typically about 12 participants) is led by a begin soon, so don’t delay in getting into a group by trained facilitator who has not only the knowledge and registering for your preferred time! experience to lead Disciple, but the heart to share in a journey of growth with others who want to know more about the Bible and its application to life.

“Studying the Bible over the course of a year  with a group opened the doors of Bible study  and spiritual growth for me. And I made some  very special friends along the way.” 

Visit the FAQ page through the link at sharingtheheart.org/disciple, or email the Adult Discipleship staff at  discipleship@sharingtheheart.org for more informa on.  You’ll find the link to register there too!  3 


Growing Together Join the Journey

How to Navigate Your Bible

Newcomer Sessions Every Sunday at 10:05 in C210 

A “Bible Retreat” for Adults Sept 18 

If you are new to First United Methodist Church, you’ll find the Join the Journey experience to be an opportunity to make a meaningful connection. It is especially designed to answer your questions about the Christian faith, the Methodist Church, and life in the church family. As you explore some basic topics in Christianity, Methodism, Bible study, and service and discipleship, you will get to connect with other newcomers and begin a journey of learning and spiritual growth together in this family of faith.

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The weekly sessions are designed to inform and equip you to understand and respond to the biblical call to a life of discipleship. We hope that every person in the church family has a regular place of connection where you can learn and grow in community. We believe that Join the Journey will help you find a pathway to that connection that is right for you. The current 12-week session runs through September at 10:05 a.m. in Room C210. You can join anytime, and since the class is on a quarterly cycle, just stick around into the next session so you can benefit from all the classes. Pick up a brochure in the main church lobby or visit “Short-Term Studies” at sharingtheheart.org/adults to learn more. Come along, connect with us, and join the journey! Contact Rev. Liz Greenwell lgreenwell@sharingtheheart.org.

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Visitor Information Class August 14 at 11:10 a.m. in the Parlor  Would you like to know more about First United Methodist Church? Join us for a Visitor Information Class! We will provide some church history, some current information about our ministries, and we’ll take you on a tour. All are welcome! No need to register. Questions? Contact Liz Greenwell at lgreenwell@sharingtheheart.org or (972) 562-8556 ext. 24. 4 

n September 18, a special tradition at First United Methodist Church continues: our third-graders will receive Bibles as a gift from the church and as an investment in their growth as disciples. On that afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm the Children’s Ministry will host the annual Bible Retreat for them—a great event to help the children learn their way around the Bible and to be encouraged to read, study, and use it regularly. At the same time, the Adult Discipleship Leadership Team (ADLT) will sponsor an adult “Bible Retreat” in Room C200 for the parents of the third graders and for any adults who would like to join in. This will be a basic introduction to the Bible, how it came to be, and how it is organized. We’ll share some tips on learning to navigate your Bible, as well as some suggestions to get you started reading and studying it regularly on your own. Many folks don’t know where to start or just need a few tips to help make their relationship to the Scriptures more practical and meaningful. This brief, basic session will be a fun and interesting introduction that can point you in some fruitful directions. We’ll also talk briefly about some of the Bible translations and study Bibles that are out there to choose from. If you are intimidated by the volume of choices, this session might help the process become more manageable. ADLT member Dr. Ron Bentley and Pastor John Harman will facilitate this informative time of fellowship and growth.


Disciple Bible Study A Year of Transformation

What are the Disciple Courses? Disciple I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Disciple II: Into the Word, Into the World

This 34-week foundational class spends the fall in the Old Testament and the spring in the New. It takes you through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, prompting you along the way to consider the big picture and your own relationship and response to it. By reading more than 70% of the Bible yourself during the year, you will understand and appreciate more deeply the grand story of God’s love and grace, and the hope of the Christian faith. Plan to invest 30-45 minutes a day plus the weekly group meeting time for any of the Disciple classes.

This 32-week study encourages you to open yourself to hear what God has to say through the Bible and to be guided into your particular ministry in the world. The study selects specific portions of the Bible and goes more deeply into them. Equal attention is given to the Old and New Testaments, with concentration on four books: Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts (8 lessons on each book). Appropriate connections are made to other parts of the Bible, both through reading and study assignments and through the commentary in the study manual.

Disciple III: Remember Who You Are

Disciple IV: Under the Tree of Life

This 32-week Bible study includes the Old Testament Prophets (from Isaiah to Malachi) and the New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul. It focuses on the connection between memory and identity for the people of God. Major themes include the call to remember, the call to repentance, the need for renewed vision, and the place of community. Remember Who You Are understands Bible study as a call to turn our lives more and more toward God and encourages us to be a people who puts God first—a community of obedience.

“Being a faithful community, we freely choose to be bound together as the people of God.” This is an example of one of the “Marks of Faithful Community” from this 32-week study. As the Writings of the Old Testament (like Ruth, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Daniel, and Chronicles, for example) and writings from the Apostle John (the Gospel of John and the Book of Revelation) are read, you are constantly reminded that life lived in community, faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ, is the answer to the “human condition.”

Class 

Time 

Starts 

Leader 

Disciple I: Becoming Disciples 

Sun— 4:00‐6:00 pm 

August 28 

Darren Cooper 

Through Bible Study 

Tue—9:30‐11:30 pm 

August 30 

Tommy Brume  

Tue—7:00‐9:00 pm 

August 30 

Desiree Chesley 

Wed—7:00‐9:00 pm 

August 31 

Roger Smidt  Doug Fox 

  Disciple II: Into the Word, 

Sun—4:00‐6:00 pm 

August 28 

Into the World 

Wed—7:00‐9:00 pm 

August 31 

Disciple III: Remember  

Sun—5:00‐7:00 pm 

August 28 

Donna Washburn 

TBD 

TBD 

TBD 

Who You Are  Disciple IV: Under the   Tree of Life 

Register at sharingtheheart.org/disciple today!  5 


Growing Together on Sunday Mornings The Servant Class

Credo

With the Sermon Scriptures through LecƟo Divina

A Class for Confirma on Parents 

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Parents of children in the coming year’s Confirmation Class will have a new opportunity to connect, learn, and grow. It’s an adult Sunday school class called Credo, and it tracks week-to-week right along with the topics that the Confirmation students are discussing.

re you looking for a Sunday School experience where you can explore the Bible in depth on a weekly basis? Maybe one that can let the Holy Spirit be your guide? And enhance your sermon experience? A few folks have been doing Sunday School in a focused and deep way that has been amazing Lec o   in its results. They follow a study process Divina  called lectio divina, a timeless practice that goes back centuries in the history of the Church. This is a method of reading that helps and encourages us to open ourselves to the Word of God and to allow Scripture to speak to our hearts. The focus ultimately is on the question, “If I really believe this passage of Scripture, how should my life be different as a result?” This is reading both meditatively and transformationally—in community. This group puts a twist on it, however, by studying the biblical text used in the sermon each week. This is a powerful way for our worship to meet our discipleship and for us to grow deeper together. If you would like to be part of a new Sunday school class that will use this approach to study as its model, the group will meet to form a class on Sunday, August 21 at 9:00 a.m. in Room A225. If you are interested in knowing more, contact the Adult Discipleship office at discipleship@sharingtheheart.org and we’ll put you in touch with the leaders.

In the Beginning: Genesis 1-11 The Horizons Sunday Morning Bible Study Con nues The Horizons Sunday morning Bible study meets at 11:10 a.m. in Room C200, and is studying Genesis 1–11. The great stories of creation, the Fall, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel are the focus of discussion as we explore what Scripture has to say about our origins and what we need to know about “in the beginning.” Dr. Ron Bentley and Pastor John Harman facilitate this weekly study, and you are invited to join at any time. If you like the idea of a Sunday class at the 11:10 hour, this is a great opportunity to try it out! 6 

This allows parents to connect with other parents, to learn and grow as disciples themselves, and to be able to connect with their child about what they are learning. By discussing and learning about the same subjects as their children each week, Credo helps parents to understand, to reinforce, and to have points of conversation about what it means to be in relationship with God and to be part of a church family.

Many parents participate in rotating leadership in various parts of the Confirmation program, so the Credo experience is designed to accommodate come-and-go needs. We hope that all of the parents of our Confirmation Class can participate regularly because of the obvious benefits to families the class offers, but Credo is a good fit also for those who can only attend occasionally. When Confirmation begins in late August, Credo will begin to meet weekly at 9:00 a.m. (the same hour as Confirmation Class). Plan to be a part of Credo this year. Stay tuned for details!


Sunday Morning Discipleship at FUMC Connect at First UMC on Sunday Mornings! Check out the Legacy Class in August and September  

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become servants in order to glorify Christ with our lives.

The Legacy class meets at 10:05 a.m. in Room C205 and is currently in a study titled Doing Life Together. The focus of the study in August will be “Developing Your Shape to Serve Others,” which challenges us to

Legacy will follow this with a study that helps to equip us to share our life mission with others. Many are uncomfortable with sharing matters of faith with another, so this topic should be interesting, helpful, and reassuring when it comes to the biblical call to be real when it comes to our faith journeys.

id you know that hundreds of adults participate in Sunday morning classes at First United Methodist Church every week? Adult Sunday school is the church’s largest discipleship ministry and has much to offer for study, growth, and fellowship. Here’s a great place to connect:

Sisterhood A Sunday Morning Class for Women  Are you looking for a Sunday School class just for women? Sisterhood may be the place for you! Join us on Sunday, September 11, to launch this new class and enjoy breakfast together as we get to know one another.

Sisterhood’s format will be interactive, and most studies will have the option of purchasing a study guide, though not required. This fellowship will be a place for women to come and share life with other women in their church family, to lift up prayers for one another, and to feel the warmth of friendship across the generations.

Our first study will be a 12-week series, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, which will begin on Sept. 18. Women of all ages and seasons of life are invited to gather and study God’s Word through this study.

Look forward to more information in The Echo and Sunday bulletin about this exciting opportunity to grow at First United Methodist Church, McKinney. Please contact vanessadry@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

Stepping Stones A Sunday Morning Young Adult Fellowship  We are excited to announce the gathering of a new Sunday morning group in the fall called Stepping Stones. This is the beginning of a new young adult class that will meet for the first time on Sunday morning, Sept. 11. The goal of Stepping Stones is that adults ages 20-30 who are in various stages of transition in life—be it going to college, graduating and entering the workforce, or getting married and starting a family— will have a Sunday school class

to attend with others who are in these same life stages. Won’t that be great?? You will be hearing more about Stepping Stones as the fall season approaches. If you are interested in this new opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth, or interested in helping on the planning team, please contact Laci Settle Landrith (lacilandrith@hotmail.com or 214578-9116). You can also reach the Stepping Stones team through FUMC’s Adult Discipleship office or Pastor John Harman (discipleship@sharingtheheart.org).


Growing Together DeeperDiscipleship.org

Small Groups

Resources for Adult Discipleship Leaders 

Connec ng and Growing Together 

Welcome to the Adult Discipleship blog and resource site for those engaged in discipleship ministries at FUMC. DeeperDiscipleship.org is a resource brought to you by the Adult Discipleship Leadership Team (ADLT) to encourage and equip, as well as to build a community of dialogue through the sharing of ideas, suggestions, and best practices. This site is designed to connect leaders with one another for strength and with ministry resources that help us grow in our effectiveness as disciple-makers.

A commitment to life in community is important for Christians. The Bible emphasizes it, and the Church thrives when we pursue it with sincere faith. An exciting place to live out such a commitment is with a small group.

DeeperDiscipleship.org is open to all, and the ADLT hopes that it will help you to connect and grow as an adult discipleship leader (in whatever capacity you are involved in discipling others). The ADLT will add new posts regularly that give you information that is important for your ministry and that invite discussion for the sharing and growth of the FUMC leadership community. Stop by and offer feedback by posting a comment on the blog. This will be a continually evolving resource that we hope you will help to shape. Get and share ideas, encourage and be encouraged, and participate in a dedicated community making disciples for the transformation of the world to the glory of God. DeeperDiscipleship.org is a ministry of First United Methodist  Church through the Adult Discipleship Leadership Team (ADLT). 

Groups meet in the evenings, both at church (where childcare is provided) and in homes. If you are looking for that refreshing connection and a place to learn and grow, contact the Adult Discipleship Office by email at discipleship@sharingtheheart.org. Also, visit sharingtheheart.org/small-groups for some additional information. We will help you connect with a group that is right for you!

Faith Connections Studying the Book of Revela on 

Men’s Morning Bible Study Making Connec ons on Friday Mornings  On Friday mornings at 7:00, men gather at the church for coffee and Bible study together to start the day. The discussion study is led by volunteer members of the group and encourages interaction and fellowship as well as praying for needs that are shared. Typically, this large group studies through books of the Bible by reading and discussing a new short section each week. This time of connection and study is open to all men and welcomes visitors and those who may only be able to attend occasionally. Stop by Room B110 (the Parlor) any Friday and discover why this morning study is so popular at FUMC! 8 

Current Bible  Study:  The Book of  Mark 

The Faith Connections Sunday morning Bible study led by Pastor John Harman will resume its study of Revelation in September. This will be the final installment of the three-part series, First Things First, and will continue with the last major section of the book, Revelation 19–22. Stay tuned for publicity about the precise starting date for this study in September, and plan to join in this interactive class as we continue to connect and grow together. Faith Connections meets every Sunday morning at 9:00 in Room C210. See you there!


A Journey to the Holy Land Christian Friends Following in the Path of Jesus (January 2012)

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ave you ever had the desire to go to the Holy Land? Follow in the path of Jesus and the Disciples. Touch the ancient stones of the prison where Paul lived for several years. See the streets where Jesus performed miracles and sail on the Sea of Galilee. Or follow Jesus in his walk to Calvary and Resurrection! An opportunity for First UMC to experience these inspiring moments in the Holy Land is coming January 16–25, 2012. We will have an amazing time.

celebrate the meaning of baptism at the river for us all). Pastor John Harman has agreed to accompany us as the spiritual leader for this group and to perform the renewal of wedding vows and baptisms.

One more highlight is an opportunity to worship with Christians in Bethlehem and then to separate into small groups for Sunday evening supper in their The Holy Land homes. What a wonderful way to connect and January 2012 support our brothers and sisters in Christ who live permanently in the Holy Land.

Adult Discipleship Leadership Team (ADLT) member Tina Ripperger will lead the trip. Tina has visited the Holy Land and says of this upcoming journey, “I am so excited about this opportunity to take a group to the Holy Land. The Christian, Israeli-trained and certified tour guide will take us to Caesarea, Cana (where you can renew your wedding vows), Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Dead Sea, Masada, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem.” We will have an opportunity for baptism at the Jordan River for any who have not been baptized (and a special time to

Information sessions will be held in August. The deadline to reserve your spot on the trip is September 1. We have room for 30 friends to join us. Please contact Tina Ripperger (Bettina_Ripperger@yahoo.com or 214-498-4482) for more info. The cost is $2539 per person plus an estimated fuel surcharge of $560 (est. total $3100). It includes air, hotel, tour services, breakfast and dinner each day, and one lunch. A deposit of $500 is due by September 1 to reserve your spot.

Some of the places we’ll visit in the Holy Land:

Jerusalem

Jericho

Bethlehem

Dead Sea

Mt. Carmel

Masada

Caesarea Philippi

Qumran

Capernaum

Sea of Galilee

Tabgha

Cana

Mount of Beatitudes

Nazareth


Personal Bible Reading Reading the Bible for Growth and Strength in 2011

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o, what happened next? The Israelites began to occupy the Promised Land in the Book of Joshua, but they ran into problems almost immediately. Being completely faithful, loyal, and obedient to the Lord was a challenge for them, just as it is for all of us. Their choices often led them into difficult and chaotic times, but God continued to use those times to show his power and patient love for them—as well as his ability to work through their circumstances for their good (Judges and Ruth). Judges ends with the refrain, “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit” (21:25). They would eventually choose to demand a king, even though God was already their King. The stories of how this happened and how it turned out in the next generation is the subject of the Books of 1 and 2 Samuel. Read along each day, and be reminded of who the King of kings really is and how no human leader can ever take that place. You can get a copy of this reading schedule printed on a bookmark at the Information Desk in the main church lobby. Let’s read and grow together!

August 2011  

 

 

1 1 Samuel 1

14 1 Samuel 12

27 1 Samuel 24

7 2 Samuel 4

20 2 Samuel 16:1-14

2 1 Samuel 2:1-11

15 1 Samuel 13:1-15

28 1 Samuel 25

8 2 Samuel 5:1-16

21 2 Sam. 16:15–17:29

3 1 Samuel 2:12-26

16 1 Samuel 13:16–14:23

29 1 Samuel 26

9 2 Samuel 5:17-25

22 2 Samuel 18:1-18

4 1 Samuel 2:27-36

17 1 Samuel 14:24-52

30 1 Samuel 27

10 2 Samuel 6

23 2 Samuel 18:19–19:8

5 1 Samuel 3

18 1 Samuel 15

31 1 Samuel 28

11 2 Samuel 7

24 2 Samuel 19:9-43

6 1 Samuel 4

19 1 Samuel 16

12 2 Samuel 8

25 2 Samuel 20

13 2 Samuel 9

26 2 Samuel 21

September 2011

7 1 Samuel 5

20 1 Samuel 17

8 1 Samuel 6:1–7:1

21 1 Samuel 18

1 1 Samuel 29

14 2 Samuel 10

27 2 Samuel 22

9 1 Samuel 7:2-17

22 1 Samuel 19

2 1 Samuel 30

15 2 Samuel 11

28 2 Samuel 23:1-7

10 1 Samuel 8

23 1 Samuel 20

3 1 Samuel 31

16 2 Samuel 12

29 2 Samuel 23:8-39

11 1 Samuel 9:1–10:8

24 1 Samuel 21

4 2 Samuel 1

17 2 Samuel 13

30 2 Samuel 24

12 1 Samuel 10:9-27

25 1 Samuel 22

5 2 Samuel 2:1–3:5

18 2 Samuel 14

13 1 Samuel 11

26 1 Samuel 23

6 2 Samuel 3:6-39

19 2 Samuel 15

David prayed, “O Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your  words are trustworthy, and you have promised  these good things to your servant” (2 Samuel 7:28). 

Welcome to GrowingTogether! GrowingTogether is the bimonthly newsletter of the Adult Discipleship Leadership Team (ADLT). Its purpose is to highlight upcoming opportunities to connect and grow in the First United Methodist Church family, and to encourage you on your journey of faith. We believe that a journey of faith is a journey of growth and that connecting with God through Bible study and with one another in Christian community are essential to our growth. If the ADLT can provide information or guidance for you along the discipleship pathway, please let us know: discipleship@sharingtheheart.org. 10 


This Calendar features the opportunities to connect and grow contained in this edition of GrowingTogether. For a comprehensive list of church-wide ministries and events, visit the calendar at sharingtheheart.org.

August FUMC Calendar Sunday

Monday

Every Sunday Morning:

Tuesday

Thursday

3

2

1

8:00 am

Wednesday

Friday 4

Traditional Worship

Saturday 5

6

12

13

19

20

26

27

7:00 am

9:00 am

Men’s Bible Study 10:00 am

Adult Sunday School 11:30 am

Traditional Worship 10:05 am

Thursday Morning

Invitation to New Testament

Adult Sunday School

Women’s Study

Join the Journey Wellspring Worship Traditional Worship 11:10

7:00 pm

Adult Sunday School

Holy Land Tour Info Mtg

Wellspring Worship

Small Groups

Traditional Worship

Join the Journey

7

8

9

10

11 10:00 am

9:30 am

10:05 am, Room C210

11:30 am

Footprints

7:00 am Men’s Bible Study

Thursday Morning

Invitation to New Testament

Women’s Study

7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Holy Land Tour Info Mtg

7:00 pm

Holy Land Tour Info Mtg

Small Groups

Small Groups

15

14

Join the Journey

17

16

18 7:00 am Men’s Bible Study

10:05 am, Room C210

Visitor Informa on  Class & Tour  11:10 am Parlor (Rm B115) 12:00 pm

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Disciple Leaders Orientation

Small Groups

Small Groups

21

Join the Journey

22

23

24

25 7:00 am Men’s Bible Study

9:30 am Footprints

10:05 am, Room C210

6:30 Grief Support Group 7:00 pm Holy Land Tour Info Mtg

Join the Journey

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Holy Land Tour Info Mtg

Small Groups

28

Small Groups

29

30

31

9:30 am Disciple I

10:05 am, Room C210 4:00 pm Disciple I, Disciple II

6:30 pm

5:00 pm Disciple III 7:00 pm Holy Land Tour Info Mtg

Disciple II 7:00 pm Small Groups

7:00 pm Disciple I

7:00 pm Disciple I, Small Group

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This Calendar features the opportunities to connect and grow contained in this edition of GrowingTogether. For a comprehensive list of church-wide ministries and events, visit the calendar at sharingtheheart.org.

September FUMC Calendar Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Every Sunday Morning:

Thursday

Friday 1

8:00 am Traditional Worship

Saturday 2

3

9

10

16

17

23

24

7:00 am

9:00 am

Men’s Bible Study

Adult Sunday School Traditional Worship 10:05 am Adult Sunday School Join the Journey Wellspring Worship Traditional Worship 11:10 Adult Sunday School Wellspring Worship Traditional Worship

Join the Journey

4

5

6

7

8 7:00 am

9:30 am

9:30 am

Men’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible Study

Disciple I

Beth Moore

10:05 am, Room C210 4:00 pm

6:30 pm

Disciple I, Disciple II

Disciple II

5:00 pm 7:00 pm

7:00 pm

Disciple III

Disciple I

Small Groups

Join the Journey

7:00 pm

12

11

Disciple I, Small Group

14

13

15 7:00 am

9:30 am

10:05 am, Room C210

Men’s Bible Study

9:30 am

Disciple I

Women’s Bible Study

Footprints

Beth Moore

4:00 pm Disciple I, Disciple II

6:00 pm

5:00 pm Disciple III

7:00 pm

Disciple II

7:00 pm

Small Groups

Join the Journey

6:30 pm

Beth Moore

7:00 pm

Disciple I

18

19

Disciple I, Small Group

20

21

22 7:00 am Men’s Bible Study

9:30 am

9:30 am

Women’s Bible Study

Disciple I

Beth Moore

10:05 am, Room C210 4:00 pm Disciple I, Disciple II

Disciple II

Beth Moore

5:00 pm

7:00 pm

Disciple III

Join the Journey

6:30 pm

6:00 pm

Adult Bible Retreat

7:00 pm

7:00 pm

25

Disciple I, Small Group

Disciple I

Small Groups

26

27 9:30 am Disciple I

28 9:30 am Women’s Bible Study Beth Moore

10:05 am, Room C210 4:00 pm Disciple I, Disciple II 5:00 pm Disciple III

6:00 pm

6:30 Grief Support Group

Beth Moore 7:00 pm

7:00 pm Small Groups

Disciple I

6:30 pm Disciple II 7:00 pm Disciple I, Small Group

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