Adult Ministry

Adult Ministry

Grow deeper in faith and community. Whether you are new to HPCUMC or you have been hanging around waiting for an opportunity, there is a group for you. Groups for learning meet throughout the week. These groups combine fellowship, study, and sharing in a comfortable friendly atmosphere.

Sunday School Classes

Sunday School Classes


Adult Bible Study Class with Pete Rudowski, Library

The Adult Bible Study Class is led by Rev. Pete Rudowski, a retired Lutheran pastor, and is made up of adults that gather to explore the depths of scripture together. The class is lecture-based, with all material organized by Pete himself. 

Some examples of previous materials include: Luke, Jesus, and the Disciples, The Prophets According to Pete, Life Lessons of the Psalms, and others. 

To get involved, email Pete Rudowski at

Faith Weavers, Room 205

Faith Weavers is led by Mike Hickerson and is made up of people between the ages of 40-55, including some who are parents of high school and college-aged children. is discussion-based and moves through different books or resources. 

Some examples of previous books/resources include: Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Calhoun, HPCUMC Lenten or Advent devotionals, and others.

To get involved, email Mike Hickerson at

Let’s Get Real, Parlor

Let’s Get Real is made up of people between the ages of 30-45, including parents of young children (infant-middle school aged). This group is discussion-based and focuses on the hard questions of our faith and why we believe what we believe in a safe, inclusive, and honest environment. 

Some examples of previous books/resources include: Subversive Sabbath by A.J. Swoboda, What is the Bible? by Rob Bell, the Evolving Faith podcast, and others.

To get involved, email Jason Burgess at


Current Events and Faith, Parlor

Join Meredith Menius, Director of Connecting and Discipleship Ministries, as we start a new class, Current Events and Faith, at 11:00am in the Parlor for the 2023-2024 year (September-May)! 

New Ventures, Library/Zoom

New Ventures is led by Rev. Dr. Michael Vilardo, and is made up of people ages 50 and up. This class is hybrid style and is also discussion-based. The group is focused on progressive Christian theology to grow in faith while learning also applying issues currently happening in our society. 

Some examples of previous books/resources include: Do I Stay Christian by Brian McLaren, Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine, Fear of the Other by Will Willimon, and others.

To get involved, email Michael Vilardo at

Soul Builders, Room 205

Soul Builders is led by Ronda Deel and is made up of people ages 55 and up. This class is discussion-based and includes books by a diverse group of authors for the group to grow together in faith and life from a variety of voices. 

Some examples of previous books/resources include: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, Forgiveness by Adam Hamilton, Saving Grace by Kristen Powers, and others.

To get involved, email Ronda Deel at

Mid-Week Classes

Mid-Week Classes

Pastor Suzanne Allen’s Study

Tuesday evenings
Every other Tuesday beginning September 12th with breaks during holiday months.

Don’t miss this opportunity to dive in and discuss the Gospel of John using the discussion questions and insights of N. T. Wright. 

“Nothing in John’s Gospel is there by accident.  And all the details in John are designed ultimately to come together.  In these studies we discover the clues John gives that we might see even more clearly the reality of who Jesus is, the new creation he inaugurates and the difference that all makes.”

Sign up through Realm today. 

John:  26 Studies for Individuals and Groups, the discussion guide for this series will be available in the church office for a $10 donation.  The supplemental reading, John for Everyone Part 1 & Part 2, are also helpful for additional insight and can be ordered on Amazon. 

Pastor Todd Anderson’s Study

Tuesday mornings, Refectory
October 17 – November 14, 2023

Native:  Identity, Belonging and Rediscovering God Kaitlain B. Curtice

As both a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a believer, Curtice has struggled deeply with the West’s destruction of indigenous cultures, its scientific view of nature, her own tribal upbringing, myths, stories, and how she should relate to ancestors. Strikes a deep chord with anyone who is a cross-cultural convert. 

Kaitlin B. Curtice will be our guest in early November.  Please bring your book for her to sign.

Contact: Rev. Dr. Todd Anderson

Young Adult Study

at Bean and Barley on Madison Road

Brews and the Bible for Normal People

Click here to access the website and podcast.

Contact: Rev. Kate Smith

Pastor Dave Weaver's Study

Wednesdays, Social Hall
starting Sept 20th. Last class is Oct. 11th.

You are invited to join in this book 4-week study by Bishop Kenneth Carter. There has been much change the last several years in the church life of our denomination. To name a few the pandemic, polarization and disaffiliation. In our reading we will come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of what the bishop says is a United Methodist Way of Life. Come and be part of the conversation and connect with others as we embrace the unrelenting grace of God to move us forward in the future.

Register with Amanda Kern or 513-871-1345 or online through Realm. Pick up book in the church office. Donation $10.00.

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.


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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