Bible Studies & Classes

Winter 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!


       Laurie Hintz Director of Adult Programming and Evangelism

(770) 887-2900, 213



Thinking About God
Facilitator: Pistol Robinson
4:00-5:30 PM
Room #13
Dates: Sunday, January 22, 2017 – March 5, 2017
No Book Fee / Childcare available with reservation
Come join me in exploring how God’s grace works in our lives. We will be looking at how the unmerited gifts from God of prevenient, convincing, justifying, sanctifying, and perfecting actions shape us in our relationship with God, our fellow believers, and our community at large.


Beautiful Creation Women’s Seminar
Facilitator: Christi Thompson
9:00AM – 1:00 PM
Room #110
Date: February 27, 2017
Childcare available with a reservation
Fee: $15.00 (includes lunch and materials)
What does God think about worth? God’s opinion of us should supercede all others. We will talk about our true worth and understand how to remove the things that sometimes get in the way of finding peace in God.
Christi is a licensed counselor.

Facilitator: John Hutchinson
7:00-8:30 PM
The Choir Room (Room #21)
Dates: February 6 – March 27, 2017
No fees / No childcare
Racism, Euthanasia, Political Extremism, Religion: science fiction has always dealt with social issues in a creative way and none more so than “Star Trek.” Join John Hutchinson as he leads a discussion on “The Ethics of Star Trek.” There will be a screening of an episode from one of the five series followed by discussion. Each evening will be self-contained. No materials are needed.


Jesus and His Jewish Influences
Facilitator: Rev. Bob Willner
9:30-11:00 AM
Room #13
Dates: Begins January 17, 2017
For anyone interested in understanding the profound effect Jesus had on the world, it’s important to realize that his actions and teachings didn’t emerge from a vacuum. Rather, they were the product of a fascinating dialogue with- and reaction to- the traditions, cultures, and historical developments of ancient Jewish beliefs. In fact, early Judaism and Jesus are two subjects so inextricably linked that one cannot arrive at a true understanding of Jesus without understanding the time in which he lived and taught.
Feed Your Spirit Luncheon
Topic: TBD
Speaker: Rev. Kathie Stasko
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Dates: January 31, 2017 & March 21, 2017
Room #110
Space is limited
Fee: $10 per luncheon / reservation required
Childcare available with reservation
Art Therapy Class
Facilitator: Steven Williford
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Dates: January 17, 24 & 31, 2017
Choir Room #21
Cost: $35
All materials are provided

Come to art therapy with Steven Williford. He will help open your creative side using acrylic paints and canvases and fun materials.  All you need to bring is yourself and clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. He will help you create Decor you will be proud to display in your home. This will be a three-hour class you will love to attend again and again.

(Senior Adult Fitness & Exercise)
Facilitator: Lindsay Drozek
9:30-10:30 AM
The Student Center
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 3, 2017
For more information or to sign up call: Lindsay Drozek 678-333-4119.

God Owns It All
Facilitator: Eric Duncan
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Room #14
Dates: Tuesday, March 14 – Tuesday April 18, 2017
Fee: $15 / Childcare available with reservation
This is a 6 week finance class that provides Biblical references for financial decisions. The benefits to the attendees are increased confidence and contentment with your finances.


Discerning the Voice of God

Women’s Bible study
Facilitator: Trena Lazzara
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Begins January 11 – February 22, 2017
Room #17
Workbook fee / Childcare available with reservation
To sign up, contact Trena: (404)580-8118 or
In Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks, popular author and speaker Priscilla Shirer relates powerful Bible truths and provides practical steps on how to know the voice of God. As you spend time in His Word and better understand the role of the Holy Spirit, you’ll be able to distinguish God’s voice above all the others in our world and in your head.
Wednesday Evening Men’s Bible Study
Facilitator: Pistol Robinson
7:00-8:00 PM
Room #14
Start Date: January 4, 2017
No fee / no childcare
This group will be using the book A Guide to Prayer for Minister’s and other Servants by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben Philip Job.

Wednesday Evening Book Chats
With Laurie Hintz

Chats: 1/25, 2/1, and 2/8/17
Outlaw Christian, by Jacqueline A. Bussie

Chats: 2/15, 2/22 and 3/8/17
Fear of the Other, No Fear in Love, by
Bishop William Willimon


Christian Ethics Forum
Facilitators: Rev. Bob Willner and Rev. Rick Mattozzi
9:30-11:00 AM
Room #13
Start Date: January 5, 2017
No fee / No childcare provided

Women’s Connection
Facilitator: Jackie Colton
9:00-11:00 AM
Room #110
Start Date: January 5, 2017
Book fee / No childcare provided
To sign up and order the book, contact Jackie Colton
(770) 888-5339 or
We will be reading The God I Never Knew, by Robert Morris.


Men’s Bible Study
Facilitator: Dr. Jeff Ross
7:00 AM- 8:00 AM
The Student Center
Doughnuts & Coffee
Book fee $20 / No childcare provided

This group will be using the book A Guide to Prayer for Minister’s and other Servants by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben Philip Job.

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