Whether you are new to HPCUMC or you have been hanging around waiting for an opportunity, there is a group for you.
Join a Connect Group today to grow deeper in faith and community! To get connected or to start a new small group, contact Rev. Dave Weaver.
Connect Groups are people who come together to build relationships through encouragement, accountability, guidance, and prayer. Every Connect Group consists of 5 essential ingredients: fellowship, worship and prayer, study, accountability, and mission or outreach.
Groups are made up of women, men, couples, singles or mixed groups. The groups usually meet once a week or twice a month to study the scriptures, engage in Christian conversation and fellowship, pray with and for one another, and serve in ministry/mission.
Weekday Study Classes
Groups for learning meet throughout the week. These groups combine fellowship, study, and sharing in a comfortable friendly atmosphere. For more information and classes available please contact Dave Weaver.
Meets in Room 205
Join adults ages 35-55 as we explore various Bible studies to deepen our faith journey. Class is one hour and themes usually take 4 - 8 weeks per study. No additional cost to participants. Some studies may include take home materials or video segments viewed in class. This class has lots of positive discussion in a safe and friendly environment. All are welcome. Questions? Contact Micheal Hickerson at MikeHickerson@gmail.com
Current Study….“Enter the World of the New Testament.” These lectures serve as your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. Professors N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird will guide you through how to read the New Testament, the world of Jesus and the early church, deep studies on both Jesus and the Apostle Paul, lectures on every book of the New Testament, as well as how to live the story of the New Testament today.
In addition to numerous studio lectures, on-location sessions will immerse you into the world of the New Testament. Filmed around the world, this series takes you on a journey with Wright and Bird to Jerusalem, Corinth, Athens, Rome, Nazareth, Qumran, Capernaum, and the shores of the Sea of Galilee." Everyone is welcome! Questions? Contact Micheal Hickerson at MikeHickerson@gmail.com
Current Study…Getting the Most Out of The Book of James by N.T. Wright. Everyone worries about making any real difference in the world and in our community. James faced exactly the same problem in the very first generation. So it's not surprising that translating belief into action--making sure faith is the real thing--is near the heart of his message. That kind of faith, N.T. Wright explains, is the faith that matters, the faith that justifies, the faith that saves. We need that kind of faith today. This study focuses on James's passionate letter and sparks conversation on how we can live out a faith that makes a difference. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Jason Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Jankovsky at email@example.com.
The Current Study…The New Ventures Sunday morning class will discuss a book by Quaker Pastor, Philip Gulley, “If the Church Were Christian—Reclaiming the Values of Jesus.”
Gulley makes a poignant statement at the beginning of his book—“If you call yourself a Christian Church, then the things that mattered to your founder (Christ) should matter to you.” It is clear that the Christian Church, and the United Methodist Church included, is going through change. Where do we begin to set the course for where we will go? “Reclaiming the values of Jesus” sounds like a good place to start. All are welcome! Contact person: Michael Vilardo (513) 316-1540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact person: Michael Vilardo (513) 316-1540 or email@example.com.
With a diversity of backgrounds, ages, marital status, ideas and opinions, we value curiosity and intellectual challenges, and we study a wide range of materials in our pursuit of deepening and living our faith.
Current Study…Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus, released in September 2019, Jim Wallis argues that our cultural and political crises stem, in part, from how the American church has become disconnected from the teachings of Jesus Christ. Wallis’s book poses eight radical questions central to Jesus’s teaching—some that he asked and some that were asked of him-- which can help us determine whether we are thinking and acting “in Jesus’s name.” “Christians have often remembered, re-discovered, and returned to their obedient discipleship of Jesus Christ—both personal and public—in times of trouble. It’s called coming home,” Wallis reminds us. While he addresses the dividing lines and dangers facing our nation, the religious and cultural commentator's focus isn't politics; it's faith. Soul Builders will begin a 10-session study of Christ in Crisis on January 5. Pick up a copy of the book from your favorite seller, and receive a copy of the 25-page study guide at the first class. Join us for lively and respectful discussions of challenging issues. Everyone is welcome!
Questions? Contact Ronda Deel at (513) 604-4191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Study…THE 21st CENTURY CHURCH, Adapting to a Changing World-Starts Sept. 8
The world radically changed in the 20th century. If the church is to remain relevant, it must adapt to the changes. This class discusses the world's changes and the church’s attempt to adapt by discerning different emphases on the church’s purpose, what it teaches, and how it is governed. Join us in an adventure of an active dialogue between the Bible and science, spiritual experiences, current events, and organizational theory. This class is a continuation of the material presented last winter and spring. There will be a short review of material previously discussed as a way to bring newcomers aboard and them we will get into changes in the church caused by loss of trust in families, schools, churches, business organizations, government, an explosion of digital technology, and political segregation. Led by Rev. Pete Rudowski. Question: Contact Ron Purdon at 513-871-3374 or email@example.com.
Join Pastor Doug’s Tuesday morning Study Group. All are welcome, come when you can, miss when you must.
Begins September 17 and runs through May 19. All are welcome, come when you can, miss when you must.
Any questions, please contact Pastor Doug, firstname.lastname@example.org; 513-979-8195
Current Study….Cost of Discipleship-Dietrich Bonhoeffer one of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus.
What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing an influential reading of the dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace." "Cheap grace," Bonhoeffer wrote, "is the grace we bestow on ourselves...grace without discipleship…Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."
Everyone is welcome! Join us when you can, miss when you must.
LUKE/ACTS: DISCIPLE FAST TRACK CLASS (Currently FULL)
You are invited to an exciting 13-week Bible Study: Disciple Fast Track Luke-Acts. For people brand new to Bible study and those simply want to learn more, it begins in late August 2019 and ends in March 2020. Sounds really slow.....what makes it “fast?”
It is intentionally designed and paced for people with busy lives! Child care is provided, free of charge, at the church. We will meet twice a month on Tuesday evenings (6:30 – 8 p.m.), share appetizers, and study these two amazing books of the Bible together. As a community, we will also explore spiritual disciplines and Sabbath. Suggested donation for study manual: $15. If you would like to hear more, please contact me: email@example.com call the office: 513-871-1345.
Current Study…Next class will start up March 3, 2020 during the season of Lent. Questions? Please contact Rev. Dave Weaver at 979-8184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.