Sign up on your Connections Card, email events@fumcnorthville.org or call 248-349-1144.
Books cost $10 each. Questions? Contact Rev. Alice Ford at aford@fumcnorthville.org.

Sunday Groups

DISCIPLE ONLINE          Virtual        4:30 am          Informational Mtg Sept 20          Led by Rev. Alice Ford
Are you missing out on Bible study because of the pandemic? DISCIPLE Online, the online version of the life-changing Becoming Disciples. Through Bible Study, might be right for you. Everything can be done from home or from wherever you are as long as you have access to a computer. Online questions and answers will be held via Zoom on Sunday, September 20 at 4:30 pm for anyone interested. Classes to start the following week. Online link to enroll can be found at https://www.beadisciple.com/online-christian-courses/book-study/dbs123-firstumc-in-northville-disciple-online/

Monday Groups

WOMEN’S GOOD BOOK CLUB          Virtual            9:30 – 10:30 am          Led by Sue Craik
For more information on our group and our current book, visit our page or contact Sue Craik at craik1@aol.com or 248-349-1144 x20.

GAY SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP – meeting virtually at the present moment
A safe and confidential group to support LGBT people on their faith journeys. Meets 1st Monday of the month, 7:00 pm, visit our page for more information. 

Tuesday Group

SHARING HEARTS          Not meeting at the moment        Led by Jackie Webb
Contact Jackie Webb for more information at jawebb42@gmail.com.

ADULT STUDY: ENNEAGRAM       January 26, February 9, and February 26 via Zoom at 7:00 pm       Led by Rev. Alice Ford
A look at your personality and your faith. Study will be held via Zoom. Sign-ups are required. Please email Rev. Alice at aford@fumcnorthville.org or Tracy Ortlieb tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org if you would like to signup. 

Wednesday Groups

MEN’S GROUP          Virtual          6:30 am-7:30 am          Led by Brian Turnbull & George Berkquist          Join anytime
Join with other men on Wednesday mornings at 6:30 am for an hour study and fellowship to start your day. Contact Brian Turnbull for more information at brianpturnbull@gmail.com.

COMMUNITY AT ALLEN TERRACE          3rd Wednesdays at Allen Terrace         Led by Sharon Harper & Rev. Doug Vernon
This group meets for a short time of reflection together before sharing Holy Communion together each month. All are welcome. Contact Sharon Harper for more information: sharper224@att.net.

WEDNESDAY BOOK STUDY         Meeting on Zoom at the moment        4:30 – 5:30 pm          Led by Rev. Doug Vernon        
THE COLOR OF COMPROMISE – The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Trisby will be the focus study of a new zoom class on Wednesday afternoons 4:30-5:30 pm beginning January 13. Co-facilitated by Rev Doug Vernon and Rev Alice Ford, the study will continue for 11 weeks concluding on March 24, 2021. This remarkable new book is described by its author as “ not a call to shame or a platform to blame white Christians. But it is a call to a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality.” Please register online via our website. Books will be available for purchase at $10, and pickup on the cart between the entrance doors beginning January 4.

“THEN SINGS MY SOUL”         Two Classes: 1:00 pm and  6:30 pm          On-going            Led by Annie Klark & Rev. Doug Vernon  
 Join us as we discuss the great Hymns of our faith: their history, inspiration and scriptural grounding. We are currently meeting on zoom but when we do meet outside, bring a chair, dress for the weather and as always wear a mask! Led by Annie Klark and Rev Doug Vernon. Email Annie Klark to sign up and bring $10 for the book on the first night. 

Thursday Groups

EVERLASTING DISCIPLES     Not meeting at the present moment   
Spend time with us as we share coffee, breakfast, and fellowship. For more information, contact Norma Maxim: normamaxim@hotmail.com.

FAITH COMMUNITY CIRCLE           Virtual          Thursdays          10:00 am
We are a multi faith group that believes in widening our faith perspective as we seek to learn and better understand the various global wisdom traditions. We each deepen our own personal faith journey as we encounter, embrace, experience and discover God’s message across the globe. Contact Debbie valenciaoranges1@gmail.com for more details.

CHRIST IN CRISIS? (Book study sponsored by Church & Society)    Meet via Zoom at the moment, 7:00 – 8:00 pm   Led by Rev. Doug Vernon
Class dates: 1/21, 1/28, 2/18, 2/25, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
The Church and Society Committee invites the congregation to join in a Zoom meeting Book Study of Christ in Crisis? – Reclaiming Jesus in a Time of Fear, Hate and Violence. Written by Jim Wallis, New York Time’s best-selling author of God’s Politics and founding Editor of Sojourner Magazine, this book offers a timely reminder of what it means to confess “Jesus is Lord.” With an instructive foreword by Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Wallis asks important questions about truth, power, fear and discipleship. Books will be available on the cart between the double doors of the main entrance beginning Monday January 4 for $10.

New Study Forming…

COVENANT DISCIPLESHIP GROUP      Led by Rev. Alice Ford
We will be forming a Covenant Discipleship Group beginning in January and you are invited to be a part of it. A Covenant Discipleship Group is a very specific act of Christian faith. They are based on a small group (5-7 people) that gather each week for no more than one hour to hold one another mutually accountable in their discipleship. These groups tend to generate strong bonds with one another in spiritually mature ways as we care for one another’s souls. Please contact Rev. Alice for more information at aford@fumcnorthville.org. You can learn more online at: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/covenant-discipleship-groups-an-introduction