SUNDAY REFLECTIONS Virtual 11:15 am Sept 20 – Oct 25 Led by Mark Lumley
Join in a time of adult fellowship and conversation as we reflect on and go deeper into Sunday’s sermon. Led by Mark Lumley with Rev. Alice Ford. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82476636660?pwd=YjRqR3FDaVFzbWZ2bjVaWHBRbTVLQT09
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/
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.
SHARING HEARTS Not meeting at the moment Led by Jackie Webb
Contact Jackie Webb for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADULT STUDY: ENNEAGRAM January 12, 19, 26 and February 2 via Zoom from 6:30 – 7:30 pm Led by Rev. Alice Ford
Adult Bible Study: Enneagram – a look at your personality and your faith. Study will be held via Zoom. Sign-ups are required. Please email Rev. Alice at email@example.com by January 7th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more online at: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/covenant-discipleship-groups-an-introduction