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Committed to Growing in Christ Adult Small Group Opportunities Wonderful Wednesday Speaker Series L.I.F.E. Groups Men’s Ministry Women’s Ministry Mom’s TIME Out Sunday Groups

Fall 2013


Committed to Growing in Christ NEW Wonderful Wednesday Speaker Series Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Chapel

Contacts: Bert Giles Director of Discipleship bgiles@ucumc.org 704-369-8020 Ceil McGee Adult Ministry Director cmcgee@ucumc.org 704-369-8006 Megan Leap Youth Ministry Director mleap@ucumc.org 704-369-8014 Tim Patrick Children’s Ministry Director tpatrick@ucumc.org 704-369-8023

Come have dinner before the presentation, fellowship with others from UCUMC and the community, and then allow the Lord to feed you in a specific area of your life. Each of the presentations is designed to be a stand-alone opportunity. You don’t have to attend them all; just come those that you feel will help you as a parent, a spouse or someone looking to grow in their own faith journey. Registration for each presentation will be online in myUCUMC; choose “Available Registrations.” We look forward to having you with us!! Sept 25 – Parenting seminar Pre-school vs. Pre-Princeton, Cathie Broocks - Director of Admissions, Charlotte Christian School How do parents best prepare early learners? This workshop introduces parents to how children learn best and provides a multitude of research-based support to continue play as the best foundation for early learning. Oct 2 – Helpful Hints for a Happy Home, Dr. John Rowe, Director of Davidson Counseling Center One aspect of healthy marriages is the ability of two people to have an effective way of handling differences and managing conflicts and what we can do with these opportunities to demonstrate love and acceptance. He will describe “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” common communication patterns, and how we can use our awareness of these patterns in order to transform and improve how we approach and resolve marital conflicts. Oct 2 – Servant Leadership in a Fallen World, Brian Baylor - UCUMC Executive Director An informal forum for leaders to discuss and identify the primary blessings and challenges of being a Christian and a leader within a secular environment. Some time will be dedicated to fully understanding our identity in Christ and how that can impact our leadership. The strength of the program will come in the form (continued on next page)


of interaction and sharing from participants. The group will meet the first Wednesday of October, November, and December in Brian’s office, LL Worship Center. Oct 9 – Pray Big/Tell Stories, Tammy Cline, Evangelism Director, UCUMC How big do we really pray? God has a heart for the lost and so does UCUMC. Come join us as we discuss the My Hope initiative, praying BIG and telling stories. There will be an opportunity for prayer as well as an understanding of how using your own story helps others. What do a flight simulator and a faith story have in common? Come and find out!

Oct 23 – Praying for Children of All Ages, Jenny Reilly, Director of Christian Education, Salem UMC, Denver, NC. Sometimes our prayers for our children, grandchildren, and other special people, seems to be a checklist. Praying for others can be far more than ordinary. It can be learned and practiced through food, touch, sights, sound, and more. Come explore creative methods that can be used in everyday routines of life, from sitting at a stop light to doing the dishes, all designed to strengthen your connection with God while lifting up those you love and hold dear. Oct 30 – Let’s Keep It Real, Ray Mckinnon, Christian Service Director, UCUMC If we were each to be honest we have some sort of hurt, habit or hang-up. Have you ever felt like the least safe place to communicate these hurts is with or around your Christian friends? Why is that? Is that the biblical example?  Join Pastor Ray in exploring, together, what it means to be real while figuring out how to be folks who are okay with being in process because at the end of the day we each have some hurt, habit or hang-up where we need the light of Christ to shine its hope! Nov 6 – A Road Map to a Happier Marriage, Mark Larsen, D. Min, L.P.C., Pastoral Counselor for individuals, couples, & families. A summary of the most helpful marriage enrichment elements I have learned in my 21 years of helping couples. Using Willard Harley’s Marriage-Builders resources I will outline the components of marital work that helps most satisfactory relationships become stronger and livelier. There will be some time for discussion and questions but individual participation is not expected in the large group. Nov 6 – Servant Leadership in a Fallen World (see Oct 2 for description) Nov 13 – Children Are an Inheritance from God, Rev. Aaron Wells, Pastor, Higher Living Church Dec 4 – Servant Leadership in a Fallen World (see Oct 2 for description)

WW Speaker Series

Oct 16 – How to Be Angry and Not Sin, Chad Cozad, Pastoral Care Director, UCUMC God gave us anger but we don’t really understand God’s plan for anger. Come and learn the difference between reaction and anger/God’s purpose for giving us anger as an emotion. Other topics will include Passive/Aggressive/Balanced approaches to anger.


Pathways of Discipleship

The following 14 pages are the small group opportunities available for Adults in Fall 2013. To register for any of the groups listed go to www.ucumc.org/adult. There will be further information with instructions on how to register in myUCUMC. You may also visit the Connection Center on Sundays from 9:30am - 12:30pm for assistance in registration. If you have any questions please contact • L.I.F.E. Groups: Ceil McGee, cmcgee@ucumc.org • Men’s Huddle Up: Ceil McGee, cmcgee@ucumc.org • Women’s Ministry: Cindy Leap, cslgrantwriter@gmail.com • Mom’s TIME Out: Janelle Upton, bupton@carolina.rr.com • Sunday Groups: Michele Travis, micheletravis@hotmail.com

L.I.F.E. Groups: Living In Faith Everyday A L.I.F.E. Group is a group of 6-14 people who meet once a week for several weeks to encourage and support each other in their Christian lives through: study, fellowship, service, and connection. A variety of topics are offered; all designed to help further our growth as Disciples. www.ucumc.org/lifegroup

LG 01 - Gideon by Priscilla Shirer When: Sundays 4-6pm Where: UCUMC Room 102 Contact: Gayle Dixon Starts: Sept 22, 7 weeks Instead of ignoring, neglecting, or trying to escape your weaknesses, you can see them as the gifts, given specifically and strategically by God to unlock the door of God’s strength. Women’s Study. Student book required & available for $12.95 at Lifeway bookstore at Northlake. No childcare available.


LG 02 - Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander When: Sundays 5:30-7pm Where: UCUMC, Room 106 Contact: Ron Smith Starts: Sept 22, 7 weeks

LG 04 - Christian History When: Sundays 5:30-7pm Where: UCUMC, Room 109 Contact: Diane & Andre Renschen Starts: Sept 22, 10 weeks Want a better understanding of the key events and people every Christian should know? This group enables God’s people to read their Bibles better, to evaluate their beliefs more wisely, and to understand why other Christians do what they do. DVD and Discussion. Hard copy book $13.49 or Kindle book $10.09 at www.amazon.com. Childcare available.

This study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. A thirtyfour week overview of the entire Bible. 30 minutes daily of reading for group members, in preparation for weekly group meetings. Student Manual or E-version $40. Childcare available. LG 05 - Sacred Secrets by Beth Moore When: Mondays 6:30-8pm Where: UCUMC, Room 102 Contact: Edith Blafield Starts: Sept 23, 6 weeks Women’s study that explores secrets: some are forgiven, some are covered, and some that are kept between you and God. Find out what happens when we let God teach us “wisdom in the secret heart” (Psalm 51:6, ESV). Student book required & available for $12.95 at local Lifeway Bookstore at Northlake. No childcare available.

LG 06 - Ancient Words/How We Got our Bible When: Mondays 7-8pm • Where: UCUMC, Room 106 Contact: Rich Bartoo • Starts: Sept 23, 8 weeks Learn about the Development & History of the written Bible, much of it from viewpoint of early Christians. Includes books accepted & rejected from the bible canon. Briefly look into bible translating, and different interpretations. You will gain a whole new appreciation and respect for the bible as it is available today. Cost: $5 for CD of study materials. No Childcare available.

L.I.F.E. Groups

A balanced look at eternal life from a Biblical perspective and from accounts of those who claim to have experienced its reality. We will look at “near-death experiences” (NDEs) and square them with what God says. The goal of the class is to know God more and know His plans for us more completely. Students will need to purchase book prior to first class from local or online bookseller: ASIN - B00AA03D18. Childcare provided.

LG 03 - Disciple 1 When: Sundays 5:30-7:30pm Where: UCUMC, Room 108 Contact: Blair Hennessee & Erwin Kayton Starts: Sept 15, 34 weeks


LG 07 - NEW Men’s Group, Andy Stanley Studies When: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am • Where: UCUMC, Room 102 Contact: Tracy Hughes • Starts: Sept 24, 6 weeks Brand new men’s group whether you are just working from home, have flex hours, or retired! We all face times when it feels like God is far away. Our prayers are unanswered and our circumstances go from bad to worse. In, When God Andy Stanley explores the lives of three men from the New Testament, each loved by God, but whose circumstances seemed to tell a different story. Then, we’ll learn the power of unwavering faith in the midst of the most trying circumstances as we do a second study featuring a hilarious take on the major events of Joseph’s life, that will entertain and inspire you. No books or cost. Childcare available. LG 08 - NEW Women’s Group When: Tuesdays 10-11:30am Where: UCUMC Contact: Kristen Hickling Starts: Sept 24, 10 weeks

LG 09 - Women Who Dare to Believe When: Tuesdays 7pm Where: UCUMC, Room 102 Contact: Kandy Schreiner Starts: Sept 24, 10 weeks

We’ll begin with looking at our prayer life, how big do we pray, and how our faith can be expressed in stories. Then we’ll read Spirit Hunger in which author Gari Meacham shows how to turn worry into belief, problems and heartaches into a life of intimate prayer, and sighs for intimacy into closeness with God. Workbook available at Lifeway Bookstore, $10.99. Women of all ages welcome.

Women Who Dare To Believe, Volume One is a Bible Study for women’s groups. From Rahab to Tamar, Ruth and Naomi, Esther and Deborah, to Mary Magdalene and Eve the study explores women in Biblical culture who faced cultural and personal danger for their faith. Purchase book from leader on first night of group; $10. No childcare available.

LG 10 - Young Professionals Connect the Dots When: Tuesdays 7pm, 2 times monthly • Where: Cook home Contact: Mark & Raina Cook • Starts: Sept. 24th Discovering God’s Engaging Will in Your Life. By seeking answers to questions such as “What am I looking for anyway” and “What about when there’s nothing to hear,” the end result is a deeper relationship with your Creator—the One who cares about the Big Three and every other moment of your life. Member book required; available from Lifeway bookstore Northlake for $7.95 (E-book, too). No Childcare.


LG 11 - NLT Life Application Bible Studies: 1, 2, & 3 John When: Wednesdays 6:30-8pm Where: UCUMC, Room 102 Contact: Tracy Hughes & Jennifer Woodford Starts: Sept 25, 12 weeks

LG 13 - Boundaries When: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Where: UCUMC Contact: Helen Washburn, Dan & Rhonda Frisina Starts: Sept 25, 8 weeks Being a loving and unselfish Christian does not mean never telling anyone no. This study helps you discover what boundaries you need and how to avoid feeling guilty about setting them. It will give you biblically based answers to questions you have about boundaries. Study will provide practical, non-theoretical exercises that will help you set healthy boundaries with parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even yourself . Workbook available at www.Lifeway.com. Childcare available.

A life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and God’s plan for your life, through a step by step process taught by best-selling author and financial counselor Dave Ramsey. Childcare available. Purchase materials from leader first night of group. Financial assistance contact cmcgee@ucumc.org. LG 14 - Women’s LIFE Group Me, Myself, and Lies When: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Where: UCUMC Contact: Beth Randolph, Misti Elting, Hillery Crossier Starts: Sept 25, 10 weeks This women of all ages group does devotionals from Proverb 31 or short term Bible study videos. Me, Myself, and Lies encourages women to clean out the junk in their minds and replace hidden negative thoughts with truths from God’s word. Workbook available at Lifeway - $12.95. Childcare for ages 10 and under.

L.I.F.E. Groups

The Life Application study guide includes the full text of the book of John, thoughtprovoking study questions and extensive commentary and footnotes that cover background, history, geography, culture, and more. Enjoy class discussion and indepth study to help you deepen your understanding of Christ and apply His teachings to your life. Purchase book from leader for $8 first night of group. Childcare provided.

LG 12 - Dave Ramsey When: Wednesdays 6:30-8pm Where: UCUMC Contact: Les Watson Starts: Sept 25, 9 weeks


LG 15 - Life’s Healing Choices by John Baker When: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm • Where: UCUMC Contact: Jim Dobson, Dwight & Becky Rainey • Starts: Sept 25, 8 weeks Designed to help you discover and face your hurts, hang-ups, and habits. The eight healing choices are covered through biblically based teaching and offer real answers, real hope, and a real future. Book available at www.christianbook.com. Childcare available.

LG 16 - Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning When: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm • Where: UCUMC Contact: Ray McKinnon & Sandra Williamson • Starts: Sept 25 Many Christians have bought into the lie that we are worth of God’s love only when our lives are going well. If our families are happy or our jobs are meaningful, life is a success. But all this time God is calling us to come openly to Him, that He loves us and accepts us as we are. Book available from Lifeway or favorite online bookstore. Childcare available.

LG 17 - Disciple 2 When: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm Where: UCUMC Contact: Ria Holtzhausen Starts: Sept 25, 32 weeks For those who have completed Disciple 1, this 32 wk study focuses on 4 Books of the Bible and encourages practicing spiritual disciplines. Study manual and a Bible required for 30 minutes daily reading each week. Manuals available from group leader, $40. Childcare available.

LG 18 - When Life is Hard by James MacDonald When: Thursdays 7pm Where: Highland Creek Contact: Kristi & Chris Miller and Carol & Walt Robinson Starts: Sept 26, 7 weeks When Life Is Hard helps participants to experience Biblical truths that provide encouragement, hope, and answers to those enduring difficult times. Its focus is to enlighten members with very real, very practical answers, straight from God’s word. Member book required; available from Lifeway bookstore, $14.99, $11.24 E-book. No Childcare.


Men’s Ministry

www.ucumc.org/huddleup Men’s Huddle Up 01 When: Tuesdays, 6:30am Where: University Chick-fil-A Contact: Frank Arbaugh, machelp@dmv.com Men’s Huddle Up 02 When: Wednesdays, 6:30am Where: Davis Lake Chick-fil-A Contact: Richard Ortiz, richard_lewis_ortiz@yahoo.com Men’s Huddle Up 03 When: Wednesdays, 8:00pm Where: Davis Lake Chick-fil-A Contacts: Richard Manning, rmanning44@yahoo.com Bert Giles, bgiles@ucumc.org LG 07 - NEW Men’s Group, Andy Stanley Studies When: Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am • Where: UCUMC Contact: Tracy Hughes • Starts: Sept 24, 6 weeks Brand new men’s group whether you are just working from home, have flex hours, or retired! We all face times when it feels like God is far away. Our prayers are unanswered and our circumstances go from bad to worse. In, “When God” Andy Stanley explores the lives of three men from the New Testament, each loved by God, but whose circumstances seemed to tell a different story. Then, we’ll learn the power of unwavering faith in the midst of the most trying circumstances as we do a second study featuring a hilarious take on the major events of Joseph’s life, that will entertain and inspire you. No books or cost. Childcare available.

Men’s Huddle Up

We acknowledge that each man is of sacred worth to God, and that God has a plan and purpose for each life. We also acknowledge that our needs for spiritual growth and fellowship are as varied and different as our backgrounds. In order to help meet those companion needs, we offer small group experiences for men seeking to know God and know themselves in a deeper, more intimate way.


Women’s Ministry Women’s Ministry at University City United Methodist Church seeks to encourage and support all women and girls in their faith journey through both large group events and small group studies and fellowship. All Women’s Ministry Activities are under-girded by thoughtful, spiritual development and intentional prayer. We are affiliated with the organization United Methodist Women, whose purpose is to be in global ministry and mission specifically to women and children. www.ucumc.org/womensministry Heavenly Readers When: Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm Where: UCUMC, Guest Café Contact: Cindy Leap, cslgrantwriter@gmail.com Women’s Book Group that meets to discuss books relevant to the spiritual journey of Christian women. Selections are often based on the United Methodist Women’s recommended reading list. Childcare is available. His Helpers When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10am Where: UCUMC, Room 120 Contact: Joanne Reilly, stonefield2001@hotmail.com Women of all ages meeting for devotion, prayer, fellowship and service. Misson focus is helping with Backpack Ministry (providing food to underprivileged children for the weekend) at David Cox Elementary School. Holy Yoga When: Thursdays 7-8:15pm, Sept. 5 - Nov. 21; Room 602 (Disciple Center) Fridays 10-11:15am, Sept. 6 - Dec. 13; Room 110 (Worship Center) Where: UCUMC Contact: Jenna Kirwan, jennakirwan@gmail.com The use of scripture and God’s truths are woven into the practice along with contemporary Christian music. Each week we will explore the concept of your relationship with the external world and your relationship within yourself and what scripture tells us about each idea. Cost: suggested donation of $5 per session. Childcare available on Thursdays


Mary and Martha (M&M) When: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm Where: Off-site (various homes and restaurants) Contact: Margie Broadway, mfbroadway@duke-energy.com

Prayer Shawl Ministry When: Thursdays, 10:00am - Sept. 5th & 19th; Oct. 3rd & 17th; Nov. 7th; Dec. 5th Thursdays, 7:00pm - Sept. 12th; Oct. 24th; Nov. 21st; Dec. 12th Where: UCUMC, Room 108 Contact: Sharon Weynand, smweynand@gmail.com Women meeting together for devotion and knitting. All those who knit or crochet or would like to learn are invited to join us! If you are interested in being a part of this ministry but cannot attend meetings, contact Sharon Weynand. Sew and Sews When: Tuesdays, 9:30am (January - October) Where: UCUMC, Room 120 Contact: JudyKay Kohler, 2011judykay@gmail.com Women meeting together, January through October, to plan, cut fabric/materials, sew and work on various other crafts for special seasonal projects and the annual fall craft sale. The group enjoys fellowship, learning new skills, and often goes out for lunch afterwards. January is dedicated to an annual mission project, which is either baby blankets for Newborns In Need or lap quilts for nursing homes. We would love for you to join us! Women’s Night Out Event at UCUMC Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:30PM Details to come. Make sure to put it on your calendar NOW for an evening of laughter and FUN!

Women’s Ministry

Meeting of women for Bible study, inspiration, fellowship, and service. This diverse group offers many points of view in life and are all about doing the Lord’s work. The meetings vary in nature, from guest speakers to hands-on mission projects. We also enjoy fellowship with each other at local restaurants or potluck dinners at members’ homes.


Mom’s TIME Out

Leading moms closer to Christ through: Teaching: Learn through study of the Bible, Christian Books, or Devotional Inspiration: Be inspired to be a positive mother, wife, and friend Mentoring: Learn from moms who have experienced similar challenges and rewards of parenting Encouragement: Receive a loving encouragement when you are in a time of need or just need a listening ear www.ucumc.org/mto MTO Mon: Sharon Weynand

MTO Mon: Heather Skeen

When: Mondays, 9:30-11:30am Where: UCUMC, Room 108 Who: moms with children of any age Contact: Sharon Weynand Childcare: No

When: Mondays, 7-9pm (bi-weekly) Where: Highland Creek Who: working and stay-at-home moms with elementary - middle school age children Contact: Heather Skeen Childcare: No Let. It. Go. by Karen Ehman. Women are wired to control life’s details. Karen gives women practical, biblically based steps for letting go of the need to control, dictate, and even manipulate the people and situations around them, and instead, trust that God has their best interests in mind.

This is a great group for moms of “kids of all ages including adult or grandkids!” This semester’s study will be The Law of Love, Deuteronomy by Beth Moore. MTO Tue: Susan Ballew & Katie Cook When: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am Where: UCUMC, Room 609 Who: moms with young children (infants through elementary school) Contact: Susan Ballew & Katie Cook Childcare: Yes What’s It Like to be Married to Me by Linda Dillow. Sharing lessons from her own 47-year marriage as well as a survey of 500 women, she reveals how our choices can pave the way to relationships filled with passion, intimacy, and joy

MTO Tue: Betsy Boone When: Tuesdays, 7-9pm (bi-weekly) Where: Highland Creek homes Who: working and stay-at-home moms with children 5th grade and younger Contact: Betsy Boone Childcare: No Study TBD.


MTO Tue: Wendy & Katherine

MTO Tue: Michele Travis (NEW) When: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am Where: UCUMC, Room 607 Who: moms with elementary age children Contact: Michele Travis

Let. It. Go. by Karen Ehman. Women are wired to control life’s details. Karen gives women practical, biblically based steps for letting go of the need to control, dictate, and even manipulate the people and situations around them, and instead, trust that God has their best interests in mind.

One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer. This study invites us to choose to experience the promises of God for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day. Without a doubt, we can find and follow God’s purpose for our journey.

MTO Tues: Debbie Knust

Mom’s TIME Out

When: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am Where: UCUMC, Room 606 Who: moms with children 9th grade or younger Contact: Wendy Lessin & Katherine Kwitatkowski

When: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am • Where: UCUMC, Room 608 Who: moms with young children (elementary age and younger) Contact: Debbie Knust • Childcare: Yes Let.It.Go. by Karen Ehman. Women are wired to control life’s details. Karen gives women practical, biblically based steps for letting go of the need to control, dictate, and even manipulate the people and situations around them, and instead, trust that God has their best interests in mind. MTO Wed: Janelle Upton & Janice Cloninger When: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am Where: UCUMC, Room 608 Who: moms with small babies and young toddlers Contact: Janelle Upton & Janice Cloninger Childcare: Yes Reasons for God by Timothy Keller. Using literature, philosophy, real-life experiences, and the Bible, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity belief in an Age of Skepticism.

MTO Wed: Single Moms (NEW) When: Wednesdays, 6:30pm Where: UCUMC, Room 606 Who: moms with children of all school ages Contact: Melissa Simmons Childcare: Yes Study of Living Your Life As a Beautiful Offering by Angela Thomas to encourage women to rekindle their hearts by returning their lives to God. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives us His compassionate instruction for everyday living and then wraps His teaching with the promise of His blessing.


Sunday Groups

Stay for just one hour extra and discover Bible teaching and fellowship! Come by the Connection Center any Sunday morning and we’ll help you find a group! Our groups offer a variety of options - large and small groups, discussion and lecture format, targeted to adults of any age. Meeting times at 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00am. Sunday groups are open throughout the year and may be joined at any time. SUN 12 - Starting Point will meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm beginning on September 4th www.ucumc.org/adult

SUN 01 Cornerstone When: Sundays, 8:30am Where: UCUMC, Room 110 Who: Baby Boomers Contact: John Winter, winterjohn@bellsouth.net A Sunday morning fellowship where we nurture & share our Christian faith in an atmosphere of friendship & caring. Class discussions have a focus on biblical principles and their application to our daily lives. In addition to the regular Sunday morning meetings, we participate in service throughout the year. Visitors are always welcome. SUN 02 Covenant Keepers When: Sundays, 8:30am Where: UCUMC, Room 120 Who: Varied-Aged Adults (empty nesters+) Contact: Jack Broome, jacklbroomejr@carolina.rr.com The Covenant Keepers are a class steeped in study and service. We are continuing our study of Paul’s Letters. Our members enjoy many social events as well as a Sunday lunch group. Our annual Women’s Luncheon provides funds to support missions. Please come join us for study and fellowship.

SUN 03 Disciples A When: Sundays, 8:30am Where: UCUMC, Room 104 Who: Middle-Aged to Mature Adults Contact: Drew Nivens, dnivens1@carolina.rr.com & Ray Barnes, r.barnes@earthlink.net We generally use the Adult Bible Studies series in facilitator/teacher led discussions. Open discussions are used to learn more about the Bible and how to apply it to our daily lives. Special emphasis is placed on prayer concerns. We join with our 9:45AM class for mission projects and monthly dinners to promote fellowship.


SUN 04 Wesley Fellowship

SUN 05 Wisdom Seekers

When: Sundays, 8:30am Where: UCUMC, Chapel Who: Mature Adults Contact: Ernie Welch, ernest.c.welch@gmail.com

When: Sundays, 8:30am Where: UCUMC, Room 106 Who: Empty Nesters (couples & singles) Contact: Marcia Stilwel marcia@idsacr.com In search of a closer relationship with God through a curriculum of Bible study, contemporary books & video series? Fall 2013 studies include Adam Hamilton’s Christianity’s Family Tree - Exploring the Beliefs of 8 Common Christian Denominations and his study Why? Making Sense of God’s Will. Members enjoy interactive format on Sundays and frequent outreach projects. We are a very supportive groups, enjoying social activities and mini excursions. Please join us!

SUN 06 Disciples B When: Sundays, 9:45am Where: UCUMC, Room 104 Who: Middle-Aged to Mature Adults Contact: Linda Long, bud_lindalong@msn.com & Patsy Joyner, ljpjdada@att.net Our class is a discussion class using Bible based DVDs and other scripture related curriculum. Fall 2013 studies will include Just Walk Across the Room by Bill Hybels and Pray Big/Tell Stories. We support many mission opportunities within the church such as RITI, Samaritan’s Purse, family missionaries, Campus Crusade for Christ and youth and children’s programs at UCUMC. Special emphasis is placed on prayer concerns and praises. We fellowship on a monthly basis by dining out together with our 8:30AM class.

SUN 07 Discovery When: Sundays, 9:45am Where: UCUMC, Room 107 Who: Adults ages 35-50’s (college students welcome) Contact: Julie Phillips, juliep@carolina.rr.com We are discovering Christian faith in today’s world through sharing in an atmosphere of friendship and caring. Relating the Bible to our lives; open discussion format, fellowship, food & fun; opportunities for ministries. Fall 2013 studies include Contagious Christian and The Book of Revelation. Many class members are parents of high school and college students.

Sunday Groups

Lecture/discussion from the Adult Bible Studies from Cokesbury, and our 4 wonderful teachers rotate weekly. Many of our class were members of Belmont Park Church. We enjoy gathering occasionally for dinner or just going out for lunch after church (all are invited), annual picnics, Christmas Dinner, Valentine’s luncheon and more. We are blessed to be able to financially support our youth groups and other ministries.


SUN 08 Faithkeepers When: Sundays, 9:45am Where: UCUMC, Room 109 Who: Single Adults & Couples - 40 + Contact: Karen Pocta, kpocta@gmail.com Class designed for adults 40+ to study the scriptures, fellowship with one another and develop their own personal call to discipleship. We explore a variety of studies with Biblical basis and discussion. Fall 2013 studies include Sacred Rhythms, Contagious Christian, Circle Makers, and Unglued. This group is actively involved in local, national and international mission programs SUN 09 Journey When: Sundays, 9:45am Where: UCUMC, Room 110 Who: Adults (30’s - 40’s, married or single) Contact: Brian Young, brian@compcontech.com Our studies are Bible-based and contemporarys often directed by DVDs, with little-to-no homework. Fall 2013 studies: Paul the Apostle by David Nasser, More to Life: Engaging Through Story, and How Reliable is the Bible? Journey provides many opportunities to get involved within the class and the church with mission projects, monthly socials, involved members, and an interactive website. We also have a self-subscribe email list so members can stay informed even if they can’t always attend. Childcare available SUN 10 New Acts When: Sundays, 9:45am Where: UCUMC, Room 105 Who: Adults with children ranging in ages from middle school to college Contact: Rob Thornton, robthornton2@carolina.rr.com & Kristi Miller, Kristi@themillerzone.net Biblical/topical discussions in an open style format with class members rotating teaching duties on a voluntary basis. We support various service projects, plan frequent social activities, and encourage one another with prayer and friendship


SUN 11 Next Step When: Sundays, 11:00am Where: UCUMC, Room 102 Who: All Adults Contact: Ben Harton, hartonb@bellsouth.net

SUN 12 Starting Point – Moving to Wed. nights! When: Wednesday nights at 6:30pm beginning Sept. 4th Where: UCUMC, Room 104 Who: Couples 30 & 40’s with children. Contact: Sean Higbea, higbeanoles@carolina.rr.com We are an energetic, out-going, busy group who loves not only worshiping and spending time with one another, but growing and maturing in our faith along with other young families.

Sunday Groups

Our class studies are Bible based, books and some DVD studies with discussions, with emphasis on deepening Bible knowledge and applying it to every day life. We support Campus Crusade for Christ (Mark and Roxanne Johnson), Operation Christmas Child and other Church missions and ministries .Everyone is welcome. Come join us and discover more about the Bible and your Christian faith!


@UCUMC Fall 2013 - Adult  

Check out the Adult small group opportunities offered this Fall.

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