Adult Ministry

Whether you are new to HPCUMC or you have been hanging around waiting for an opportunity, there is a group for you.

Adult Ministry

Connect Groups

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.

Adult Classes

Faithweavers, Sundays 9:30am, Room 205

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. Contact Alisa Snow at 859-240-3476 or alisa.snow@hotmail.com for more information.

Current Study….New study starts Sept. 8 "Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God" by Bianca Juarez Olthoff

Play with Fire, the debut book by popular speaker and teacher Bianca Juarez Olthoff, is the reminder that God isn’t waiting until you have more resources or a spouse or a job so he can use you. He’s ready to use you now. Using the mythical creature, the Phoenix, which was also referenced by early church leaders, she parallels this story with God’s work in her own life, highlighting the beauty of reinvention with fire as both the impetus and the method for change. Olthoff reminds us that we serve a God who is redemptive and can take the worst situations and use them for His glory." Purchase the book through Amazon.com. All are welcome to join in the conversation. Any questions, please contact Alisa Snow at alisa.snow@hotmail.comor (859) 240-3476.

Parlor Parents Group, Sundays 9:30am Kilgour Parlor

Current Study…How did Jesus teach the Greatest Commandment to his disciples? In his latest book Reckless Love, author and Pastor Tom Berlin writes that Jesus taught them to love neighbor first as a way to more deeply love God. Please join us in this 6-week DVD and book study. Purchase book through Amazon of a favorite bookstore.

In his exploration of Jesus’ teaching and travels with his disciples, Berlin suggests that Jesus teaches us how to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength by showing us how to love our neighbor. While many hope to learn to be better family, friends, leaders, and neighbors by finding a deeper relationship with God, what if becoming a better neighbor leads you to that deeper love of God?

In Reckless Love, you will consider your life, and learn how loving the people around you will completely renew your faith and give you a new experience of loving God. For information, contact Mary Jankovsky at larimerme@gmail.com.

New Ventures, Sundays 11:00am Kilgour Parlor

The Current Study…The New Ventures Sunday morning class will start the new season of classes with the book, “The Universal Christ,” by Richard Rohr. When we realize that Christ is not Jesus’s last name, the question raised is, “What does this title mean then?” Could a better understanding impact how we live? How we relate to others and the world around us? Rohr writes that it most certainly does. We continue to grow, learn and change on this faith journey. This book invites all of us into a more impactful life that is grounded in the meaning of both Jesus and the Christ.

Contact person: Michael Vilardo (513) 316-1540 or mpvilardo@gmail.com.

Soul Builders, Sundays 11:00am Romm 205

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…Soul Builders reconvenes Sunday, September 22. Please join us as we read and discuss Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Author Debby Irving says “… this  is the book I wish someone had handed me decades ago. My hope is that by sharing my sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, I offer a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As I unpack my own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, I reveal how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated my ill-conceived ideas about race.”

Pick up a copy of the copy at the library or your favorite book seller, or borrow one from a friend who participated in the Justice Ministry’s or UMW’s discussions. A 17-page study guide will be provided. Everyone is welcome for one or all of the sessions. Questions? Contact Ronda Deel at (513) 604-4191 or rodeel@fuse.net.

Adult Sunday School, Sundays 9:30am Library

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 purdon@gmail.com.

 

Pastor Doug Johns Study, Tuesdays 10:00am-11:30am Social Hall

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, djohns@hpcumc.org; 513-979-8195

Current Study….The Universal Christ: How a forgotten reality can change everything we see, hope for, and believe,by Richard Rohr. $10.00 donation for the book and this can be picked up in the church office.

It has been written of The Universal Christ, “Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. . . .  Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has vever been separated from God – except by its own negative choice.  When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us and in everyone we meet.”

Fast-Track New Testament Study, Tuesdays 6:30pm

LUKE/ACTS: DISCIPLE FAST TRACK CLASS

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: cjohns@hpcumc.orgor call the office:  513-871-1345. 

Pastor Dave’s Study, Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm

Current Study…This is a 6-week book and DVD study on the book, “The Call” by Adam Hamilton. Class starts on Tuesday, Sept. 3. It invites us to learn about the life and message of the apostle Paul. He was a man second only to Jesus in his impact and influence on the Christian faith. We will look at his missionary witness in world at that time.

How are we being called? Topics include: Called to Follow Christ, Called to Go, Called to Suffer, Called to Love, Called to Give, and Called to Be Faithful.

You can purchase the book online through Amazon or Cokesbury. For more information contact Rev. Dave Weaver at 979-8184 or dweaver@hpcumc.org.