Bible Studies & Classes

Fall 2017 Bible Studies & Classes

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:105 

Bible study is important here at Cumming First United Methodist Church.  We offer a variety of classes for people just beginning their Christian journey, or for those who have already experienced deep and meaningful study.  The bulk of our classes follow the school year with a break over the summer.  All are welcome to participate whether you have your membership here with us or not.  Please join us as we delve into scripture together.  What a tremendous gift and opportunity!

Blessings,

       Laurie Hintz Director of Adult Programming and Evangelism

(770) 887-2900, 213

lhintz@cfumcga.com

FALLBSCOVER

SUNDAY

THINKING ABOUT GOD
Facilitator: Pistol Robinson
4:00-5:30 PM
Room #13
Dates: Sunday, September 10 – November 19, 2017
No Book Fee / Childcare available with reservation

We will be exploring the role the sacraments of Baptism and Communion play in our Christian formation and in experiencing God’s grace.

*THE GRAND SWEEP – MONTHLY
Facilitator:  Dr. Jeff Ross
5:00-6:30PM
10/1, 11/5, 12/3
2018:  1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/8, 5/6
Study guide $15.00 / childcare available with reservation

COVER TO COVER BOOK CLUB
Monthly – usually the last Sunday of the month
Facilitator:  Sarah Hopkins
4:00-6:30PM
The Church Library
July 23, 2017 – The Plague of Doves, by Louise Erdrich
August 27, 2017 – The Tiger’s Wife, by Tea Obreht
No childcare

MONDAY

HISTORY BOOK CLUB
Facilitator:  Russell Lewis
7:00-8:30PM
The Church Library
This group meets on the first Monday evening of the month.
No childcare

*THE GRAND SWEEP – QUARTERLY
Facilitator:  Dr. Jeff Ross
7:00-8:30PM
November 6, 2017 and March 5, 2018
Room #13

Study Guide $15.00 / Childcare available with reservation

TUESDAY

THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE REFORMATION ERA
Facilitator:  Rev. Bob Willner
Begins:  September 12 – December 19, 2017
9:30-11:00AM
Room #13
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  We are the cultural descendants of the Reformation era.  Come learn more about the 16th century and one of the most tumultuous and consequential periods in all of European history.
No fee / No childcare

GOD OWNS IT ALL
Facilitator:  Eric Duncan
Begins: September 26-October 31, 2017
6:30-8:00PM
Room #14
We live in the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. We are so wealthy that people living at the federal poverty line are still wealthier than 85 percent of the world. So why don’t we feel rich? Why do we experience so much unhappiness and discontentment? The world would have us believe our lives would be better if we had just a little more. If this is true, then why don’t people who have a little more seem content? God Owns It All tackles the money question we all ask: How much is enough?
Fee $15.00 / childcare available with reservation

SAFE
(Senior Adult Fitness & Exercise)
Facilitator:  Lindsay Drozek
9:30-10:30AM
Dates:  Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 8, 2017
The Student Center
For more information or to sign up call:  Lindsay Drozek (678)333-4119
No childcare

WEDNESDAY

JONAH:  NAVIGATING A LIFE INTERRUPTED
A Priscilla Shirer Women’s Study
Facilitator:  Trena Lazzara
Begins:  September 13-October 25, 2017
What do we do when God interrupts our lives?  Many times, like Jonah, we run!  In this seven week Bible Study, Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.
To sign up contact Trena:  (404)580-8118 or tlazzara@bellsouth.net
Workbook fee / childcare available with reservation

*THE GRAND SWEEP – WEEKLY
Facilitator:  Dr. Jeff Ross
6:00-7:00PM
Room #109
Begins:  October 4, 2017
Study guide $15.00 / childcare available with reservation

THE RIGHT ORDER OF THINGS:  A CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY FOR THE REST OF US
Facilitator:  Dr. James McCormick (the author)
7:00-8:30PM
Room #17
Begins:  September 13 – October 18, 2017
Written not for professional theologians or dogmatic fundamentalists, this book is for “the rest of us.”  It is for those who want a Christian theology large enough to illumine and enhance all of life, and honest and rational enough to be compatible with all the truth we know.  The Right Order of Things is life with God at the center and with the rest of life receiving its meaning an direction from that vital center.  It is life understood in relational terms:  our relationship with God, with ourselves, and with others.  The quality of those relationships determine the quality of our lives.  Dr. McCormick is a retired United Methodist pastor and is the author of this book.
$15.00 Book fee will be donated to the debt reduction fund / childcare available with reservation

*WEDNESDAY EVENING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Facilitator:  Pistol Robinson

August 16, 2017
7:00-8:30PM
Room #13

Ongoing
The Grand Sweep Study – weekly
Study guide $15.00  / childcare available w reservation

BOOK CHATS A spiritual book club
Facilitators:  Laurie Hintz and Angela Gresham
7:00-8:30PM
August 23, 2017The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews (church library)
Fall schedule weekly sessions resume – Room #14 below sanctuary
September 13 – November 8, 2017
The Broken Way, by Ann Voscamp
November 29 – Advent Book Chat
The Greatest Gift:  Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas,
by Ann Voscamp
Purchase book on your own / childcare with reservation

THURSDAY

WOMEN’S CONNECTION
Facilitator:  Jackie Colton
Begins:  September 7 – December 7, 2017
9:00-11:00AM
Room #110
This group of women will be discussing, The Apostle, the Story of Paul.
To sign up and order the book, contact Jackie Colton (770)888-5339 or Jackiecolton@comcast.net
Book fee / No childcare

CHRISTIAN ETHICS FORUM
Facilitators:  Rev. Bob Willner & Rev. Rick Mattozzi
9:30-11:00AM
Room #13
Begins:  September 14, 2017
This class will include case studies involving ethical issues, current social and political dilemmas involving ethics and review some of the important concepts of values and ethics.
No fee / No childcare

*THE GRAND SWEEP – WEEKLY
Facilitator:  Rev. Kathie Stasko
Begins:  September 7, 2017
2:00-4:00PM
Room #110
Study guide $15.00 / No childcare

FRIDAY

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Facilitator:  Dr. Jeff Ross
7:00AM-8:00AM
The Student Center
ongoing
Doughnuts & Coffee
*The Grand Sweep Study begins August 20, 2017 – weekly
Study guide $15.00 / no childcare

*For more details about THE GRAND SWEEP Bible Study, please click here

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