Adult Ministry

Adult Ministry

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!

Grow, pray, serve and build relationships

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

Grow deeper in faith and community.

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 Meredith Menius.

Adult Classes

Join Rev. Dave Weaver for a 5-Week Advent Study on Adam Hamilton’sThe Journey!

Day/Time: Tuesday, Nov. 23 through Tuesday Dec.21 from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Welcome Center

Pick-up a copy of the book at the Church Office, with a $10.00 donation. Click here to register, or register with Amanda Kern at 871-1345 or by Friday, November 19.

Please join us in an Advent Study titled The Journey authored by Rev. Adam Hamilton. Hamilton travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. In this book and DVD study Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with great insights. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this road. Prepare for the holy season of Advent by participating.

Room 205,  11:00am

Sundays, starting Sept. 12th

Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation by Rev. Dr. Bruce Metzger

How would you describe the Book of Revelation? Filled with great beauty and comfort? A complex puzzle to be solved? Bizarre, bewildering, or even frightening? Soul Builders Sunday Class turns to world-renowned scholar, professor, and author Bruce M. Metzger for guidance. Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation (1993), updated with current biblical research and helpful teaching tools by New Testament scholar David A. DeSilva (2019), combines solid research with an accessible non-academic style. Placing the Book of Revelation firmly within the theological and historical context of both Old and New Testaments, the authors help us to understand the nature and power of apocalyptic literature, visionary experience, and symbolism. A six-session DVD video series supplements the book.

Leadership rotates weekly and everyone is welcome! After a get-reconnected and get-organized session on Rally Day, the study will begin on September 19. *** Books are readily available through Cokesbury, Amazon, or your favorite bookseller. Questions? Contact Ronda Deel at

Freeing Jesus by Diana Butler Bass

Date/Time: Starting Sunday, September 12 at 11:00am

Location: We meet in a hybrid style. Find us in in-person in the Library or join us via Zoom.

The New Ventures Sunday School class meets each week at 11 a.m. to discuss questions raised by a searching faith. Beginning September 12th, we will begin discussions about the book Freeing Jesus by Diana Butler Bass. It is always the desire to 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. Contact Joyce Bates or Michael Vilardo for information.


Women of the New Testament by Phyllis J. Le Peau

Date/Time: Sundays starting September 12 at 9:30am

Location: Room 205

Join Faith Weavers in our new study this Fall, Women of the New Testament by Phyllis J. Le Peau. We will explore the different women in the New Testament, and discuss what we can learn from their experience. As Phyllis J. Le Peau introduces twelve significant women of the New Testament, she invites you to enter into their lives and learn from them what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

You can purchase the book through Cokesbury or Amazon. Email Mike Hickerson at for more information.

Love is the Way by Bishop Michael Curry

Date/Time: Starts Dec. 14th- End of May 2022

Location: Social Hall

Tuesday mornings 10:00am-11:30am

On December 14, we will begin a new study of Bishop Michael Curry’s book: Love is the Way. The following is a summary of Bishop Curry’s book: Bishop Curry expands on his message of hope in an inspirational road map for living the way of love, illuminated with moving lessons from his own life. The way of love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God.

Join us as we deepen our walk with God and one another. Books can be picked up in the Church office, 9:00 – 5:00pm. ($10.00 suggested donation).

Short Stories by Jesus by Rabbi Amy-Jill Levine

Date/Time: January 11-March 1

Location: Welcome Center

Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Join Pastor Cathy for this fascinating look at the parables of Jesus. Rabbi Levine, teaches New Testament at Vanderbilt Divinity School. A gifted storyteller, she takes participants back in time through her book and video Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. Dr. Levine will help participants understand how original Jewish audiences would have understood Jesus’ parables.  

Members of the class will watch a video each week prior to each session, read the study book, and enjoy online worship and discussion as a community.

Suggested donation for study book:  $10.  Books available now in the church office. 

Please register online through Realm, email Pastor Cathy at, or call the church office (513-871-1345) to sign up. 

Registration Deadline:  January 9

Sessions will meet the following Tuesday evenings online at 6:30 p.m.: January 11, January 18, February 1, February 8, February 22, March 1

Join us for a study on Lisa Sharon Harper’s The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right. We meet Sunday 9:30-10:30 am starting on September 12. The class will begin outside the church (weather permitting) and will move inside (masked and social distanced) in inclement weather. Email Amy Burgess at for more information.

Meets Every Sunday morning at 9:30am in the Library.

“Luke is the emphasis of the church calendar in 2022. This raises four questions: Who is Luke? Who is Jesus in Luke’s gospel account? Who are Jesus’ disciples in every age? And, What makes Jesus’ disciples different from others?  These questions are the bases for discussion titled “Who are you?” Sunday mornings at 9:30 in the Library. Join us!

Contact Meredith Menius at for further information

Meredith Menius

Director of Connecting &
Discipleship Ministries

If you have any questions regarding our Adult Ministry, Hospitality or are interested in a joining a connect group please contact Meredith Menius, our Director of Connecting & Discipleship Ministries.

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