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.
Tuesday mornings from 10am-11:30am, starts September 27
A People’s History of Christianity by Diana Butler Bass
Contact: Rev. Dr. Todd Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday evenings, 7pm-8:30pm, September 27-November 15
Covenant Bible Study
This study will continue throughout the year, so watch for more dates at a later time!
Contact: Rev. Dr. Suzanne Allen email@example.com or Meredith Menius firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets Sundays at 9:30am in Room 205, starts Sept. 11th
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun. Join Faith Weavers this fall as they discuss spiritual disciplines!
Questions? Contact Mike Hickerson at email@example.com.
Meets Sundays at 9:30am in the Parlor
We live in a 24/7 culture of endless productivity, workaholism, distraction, burnout, and anxiety–a way of life to which we’ve sadly grown accustomed. This tired system of “life” ultimately destroys our souls, our bodies, our relationships, our society, and the rest of God’s creation. The whole world grows exhausted because humanity has forgotten to enter into God’s rest.
The Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World pioneers a creative path to an alternative way of existing. Combining creative storytelling, pastoral sensitivity, practical insight, and relevant academic research, Subversive Sabbath offers a unique invitation to personal Sabbath-keeping that leads to fuller and more joyful lives. A. J. Swoboda demonstrates that Sabbath is both a spiritual discipline and a form of social justice, connects Sabbath-keeping to local communities, and explains how God may actually do more when we do less. He shows that the biblical practice of Sabbath-keeping is God’s plan for the restoration and healing of all creation. The book includes a foreword by Matthew Sleeth.
Questions? Contact Mary Jankovsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meets Sundays at 9:30am in the Library, starts Sept. 11th
In the Old Testament, God engages kings, priests, leaders, and all members of society through the voice of the prophets. In similar fashion, God engages political, economic, and social leaders as well as all members of God’s people of the 21st century through the voice of the same prophets. In these engagements, the prophets clearly reveal the gifts God gives and what God expects of those who believe in and worship God. The prophetic voice is every bit as relevant today as it was in Old Testament.
The presenter of “The Prophets According to Pete” is Pete Rudowski. Pete is a retired pastor who has been leading Bible study on Sundays at Hyde Park United Methodist Church for the past 20 years. His teaching style creates a dialogue between the Bible and those who live in and struggle with the issues and challenges of today’s world.
Contact: Pete Rudowski email@example.com
Meets Sundays at 11:00am in Room 205, starts Sept. 11th
Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts by Kirsten Powers
Although a secular book, Bishop Gregory Palmer includes it on his recommended reading list. Historian John Meacham describes it well:“In this deeply felt, compassionate, and sensible book, Kirsten Powers makes a case for opening ourselves up to the transformative power of grace and of goodness. Rooted in history, theology, and the lived experience of our fragmented time.” And theologian Richard Rohr affirms its importance: “It is not often that intelligence and spirituality are put together as well as Kirsten Powers does in this highly engaging road map for pursuing a life of grace. Saving Grace is the book the world needs right now.”
Leadership rotates weekly and everyone is welcome!Questions? Contact Ronda Deel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meets Sundays at 11:00am in the Library, starts Sept. 11th
Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine. New Ventures will begin their study with reading and discussing Short Stories by Jesus!
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 Michael Vilardo for information.
Mondays from 7pm-8:30pm at Bean and Barley on Madison Road
Brews and the Bible for Normal People
Click here to access the website and podcast: http://hydeparkchurch.org/young-adult-ministry/
Contact: Rev. Kate Smith email@example.com
Mondays from 7pm-8:15pm, starting September 19-October 24 via Zoom
Wesley Wonders/Methodist Matters with Pastor Tracy Chambers
God is a Black Woman by Dr. Christena Cleveland
In God is A Black Woman, Christena Cleveland takes readers on a personal pilgrimage of societal reckoning through the spiritual imagination toward, and then beyond the cast images of God. Combining personal anecdotes with well-researched examples of American Christianity’s racial bias about God, Cleveland’s enthralling narrative uncovers the bias, confronts it, and challenges readers to imagine God as more than institutionally presented. With Cleveland, readers journey to discover God in unusual places, personified in unusual persons, toward fostering a global Church more imaginative, inclusive, culturally, and racially just and liberated for all God’s people.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89603003975?pwd=YU5oUnJSaTY5dFAyd05tQXZsMkVQUT09
OR in-person at Epiphany UMC, 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland, OH 45140 (Meeting Room 1/Parlor) on Wednesdays from September 21-October 26 from 7pm-8:15pm
To get the registration link for either the in-person class or zoom class, email Rev. Tracy Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Director of Connecting &
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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