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. Contact Alisa Snow at 859-240-3476 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Current Study….A book and DVD study titled “Grace” by Max Lucado. Don't settle for a wimpy grace. Lucado’s study takes you on a journey to discover the depth of God's grace - greater than you can imagine, more than you deserve, and all that you need. Come and learn more about God’s grace.
Meets in the Kilgour Parlor
This is a group of parents of younger children ranging in ages from nursery to elementary school. This community of couples and single parents participates in a rotating series of 4-6 week studies which cover a variety of subjects including current events, issues of faith, and Bible study. The class is facilitated by rotating leaders, and periodically is involved in mission projects and social fellowship. For more information, contact Bill or Amanda Baker at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Study…..April 8-May 20 “The Book of Revelation” by Dr. Mickey Efird (Duke University Divinity School)
The following is an overview statement from the study guide: “The book of Revelation is perhaps the most misunderstood - and misused - of all the biblical writings. In this study we will learn about the mindset, thought process, theological and historical background of the people for whom this writing was made. We then will look at Revelation through the filter of this information and seek to gain a new understanding of the message this special literary form delivers.”
Meets in the Kilgour Parlor
The New Ventures Sunday School class meets each week to discuss questions raised by a searching faith. Discussions encourage participants to share differing views that cause us to wrestle with biblical principles, traditional church teaching and contemporary applications of dynamic Christian faith. Started by a group of “baby boomers” to address their questions of Christian faith and life in the 21st century. All are welcome to join the lively conversations that are part of each Sunday morning. Contacts for the class are Joyce Bates email@example.com , Mary Pearce firstname.lastname@example.org and Michael Vilardo email@example.com.
Current Study…..A book title: "The Divine Dance–The Trinity and Your Transformation," by Richard Rohr. Intro: "Visions of an angry, distant, moral scorekeeper or a supernatural Santa Claus...dominate our culture...For others, God has become irrelevant...Rohr suggests a paradigm shift in our understanding of the Trinity as a way to move beyond the cultural impasse these trends create.
Meets in Room 205
We are a group of baby boomers, retired, young at heart, and everything in-between. Leadership rotates weekly as we study video series, books, church-wide selections, and occasional single-week special topics, such as the Westboro Baptist Church and human trafficking. Our class actively supports the Thanksgiving Basket project each year. With wide-ranging theological understandings and varied backgrounds, discussions are stimulating, open and respectful. We would love to include you! Contact Ronda Deel at (513) 871-7965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Study….Counterfeit Chrstianity: The Persistence of Errors in the Church” What is heresy? What is orthodoxy? Why should we be concerned about them? Roger E. Olson, expert in historical theology and professor at the seminary at Baylor University, describes the development of heresies from the earliest days of Christianity to the present. He contrasts heresies with what he describes as “ecumenical orthodoxy,” the basic and lasting convictions that virtually Christians have held from the beginning of the faith, and cautions both clergy and laity about the ever-present threats to our faith. The book is supplemented with a DVD which presents Olsen’s former student, Rev. Adam Hamilton, interviewing him about key themes in the book.
Meets Sunday 9:30am in the Library
This group meets for Bible, book or DVD study throughout the year. The leadership rotates and there is always lively conversations, discussion and viewpoints on material being presented. The group is made up of both men and women, both married and single. All are welcome to attend. Contact person is Pat Jenkins at 752-7896 or email@example.com.
Current Study….A teaching power-point presentation titled: “Change is the Only Constant in Life” Does the perception of God change? What does scripture say about change? What causes these changes? Are there benefits to change? Come and learn. Led by Rev. Pete Rudowski.
Meets in the Social Hall
Pastor Doug leads a book or DVD study of different theologians and authors and topics vary broadly. The group is diverse and open to hearing others perspectives. Through these faith-forming conversations significant bonds of friendships are being made. Contact Pastor Doug, firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-871-1345 with questions.
Current Study….This new study on The Lord’s Prayer starts Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (The group will not meet March 13). The Book by John Dominic Crossan, The Greatest Prayer, will examine the historical context that shaped Jesus’ teaching of what has come to be known as The Lord’s Prayer, and how this impacts our understanding of “The Greatest Prayer”. Books are available from Pastor Doug ($10 donation). Join us!.
The Way of Jesus: Compassion in Practice
Have you ever wondered how it is possible to be compassionate in a world filled with anger, greed, and hate? Yet, Jesus calls us to be compassionate as our heavenly Father is compassionate (Matthew 5: 48). In this 6-week study, The Way of Jesus: Compassion in Practice by Frank Rogers, we will learn how to follow Jesus’ path of radical compassion for self, others, and the world.
Date/Time: beginning February 15, from 10 - 11:30 am
Facilitator: Christine McHenry
Cost: The book may be purchased through Amazon. Please read “Jesus’ Spiritual Path of Compassion” for the first class.
Questions and to Register: Please contact Christine McHenry, email@example.com, 321-2804
Unwind Young Adult Study:
Want to Unwind your Monday with conversation with other young adults? Young adults under the age of 35 are invited to take part in a book study on Bob Goff’s “Love Does” at Unwind (3435 Michigan Ave.) from 6:30- 8:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month starting Monday, January 8th through Monday, May 14th.
This book is a series of stories that illustrate how God’s love is different. It changes things. It’s active. It works. It risks. God’s love…does. Contact Pastor Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org for the reading schedule and for more information.