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.

Reading the Bible through Six Lenses

April 5-May 10

With Teacher and Presenter Rev. Pete Rudowski

These videos are for those who want to begin or increase their Bible reading. It is also for longtime readers who want to review the basics of Bible reading and/or add a new  insight or two on how to read the Bible. For both groups, the purpose of these videos is to enhance the Bible reading experience.

The Six Lenses of Bible Reading

Week 1: Lens of Expectations (if our expectations are met, we want to read the Bible)

Week 2: Lens of Apps (apps provide specific information on a topic in the Bible)

Week 3: Lens of Evolution of Faith (in the Bible there are five perspectives of who God is because of changes in the historical context)

Week 4: Lens of the Medium is the Message (13 mediums of language through which the Bible communicates)

Week 5: Lens of Niche Marketing (the Bible is written for specific groups and individuals)

Week 6: Lens of Leadership (knowing 12 leaders in the Bible)

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 Dave Weaver.

Adult Classes

Meets via Zoom 10:30AM on Sunday

New Study Starts: April 11   Ends: May 23

Book Study: “Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus”


Let’s Get Real class will be delving into our understanding of the gospel through the Jewish customs, traditions, and beliefs in Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg. We will better familiarize ourselves with the Jewish roots of Christianity and study their presence in the New Testament. Feel free to purchase the text online or in stores, or use our online shared drive to read along. Class will be a blended model of outside meetings and virtual (weather demanding). Anyone interested in learning more about Jewish influence and culture in Christianity or looking for a small group connection is welcome to join! Please email Amy Burgess at to be added to the class email!

Meets via Zoom 11AM on Sunday

New Study Starts: April 11  Ends: May 16

New study is titled: “Savior, What the Bible Says about the Cross” by Rev. Magrey R. deVega.

The Bible uses images to understand the meaning of Jesus’s death and resurrection. In Savior, Magrey deVega guides us through images, and atonement theories, to achieve a richer understanding of the Christian faith. By exploring the mystery of salvation through the cross, we can deepen our love for God and others and strengthen our commitment to follow Jesus.

Contact Ronda Deel to sign up at or 604-4191. Book may be purchased through or

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet

Six Tuesdays: May 25 – August 3, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

In-person, Welcome Center

Adam Hamilton’s book and videos (filmed on location) will explore the sites of Moses’ life from the Nile River to the Reed Sea and from Mount Sinai to the wilderness.  This Bible study will include history and archaeological data to deepen our understanding of the scriptures.  Class members will read a chapter each week and watch a video prior to class.  

Please contact Pastor Cathy Johns a or 979-8182. with questions. Books are available now in the church office. Suggested Donation for Hardback Book:  $5

Starts: Tuesday, June 8     

Meets Weekly 10AM-11:30AM  Meets in Social Hall   

Book Donation: $10.00 

Tuesday Morning Study With Pastor Doug

Our Class meets on Tuesday mornings, 10:00 – 11:30.  On June 8 we will begin a new study of Bishop N.T. Wright’s new book: Broken Signposts.  The following is a summary of Bishop Wright’s book:  “These seven broken signposts – Justice, love, spirituality, beauty, freedom, truth, and power – need not remain elusive.  By the power of the Spirit of Jesus the Messiah, they can become genuine signposts, mended signals, missional marker posts.  They will point clearly, in the mercy of God, to the cross of Jesus and also to His resurrection as the start and the sign of the new creation.” 

Join us on Tuesday, June 8, 10:00 – 11:30 as we deepen our walk with God through Christ.  Books can be picked up in the Church office, 9:00 – 5:00 ($10.00 suggested donation).  I look forward to beginning this study with you.  May God’ blessings abound!

For information contact Pastor Doug at 979-8195 or email at

Sundays at 9:30am

Room 205


Christ’s resurrection changed everything. What does it mean to live in the light of that glorious day? This ten-session Bible study explores the role of resurrection in our lives and through a survey of both New and Old Testament passages. Discover your calling and identity as a child of the risen Lord.

For more informatino contact Mike at

Meets: Sunday Mornings 11AM via ZOOM

Starts: April 11   Ends: May 30 

The New Ventures Sunday School class meets each week at 11 a.m. to discuss questions raised by a searching faith. Discussions will be based on Christian articles that challenge us to think about the intersection of faith and life. 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. Currently the class is meeting via Zoom and is open to any who would like to participate.  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. Feel free to contact Joyce Bates at or Michael Vilardo at for more information.

Starts: Thursday, April 29   Ends: Thursday, May, 27 

 Meets Weekly 6PM-7:30PM  in the Social Hall   

Book Donation: $10.00  Class Size: 15 Register early.

You are invited to participate in a study by retired Bishop Will Willimon titled: “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love.” This is a 5-week study that encourages participants to explore who they consider the “other” to be in their lives and communities regarding the “other” from a Christian perspective. It is a Bible, book and DVD study.

Register online through Realm under Events or contact Pastor Dave at or 979.8184. Pick up your book in advance of 1st class at the church office during day hours.

© All rights reserved - Hyde Park Community UMC