A small group study connecting Christ and culture
Matt Rawle is on a mission.  He sees Christ all around him: in books, movies, TV shows, rock music, and he wants to share what he sees.  In The Faith of a Mockingbird, based on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, pastor and author Matt Rawle uses Lee's beloved characters to explore Christian faith, theology, and ethics.  Max Plank will lead this four-week study considering God's world and what it all means.

Holy Contradictions: What's Next for the People Called United Methodists
Ron Mourad will lead a series of conversations based on the seventeen essays in the Holy Contradictions book.  Each essay was written with this question in mind: How might United Methodists bear witness to graceful and mutually respectful ways of living in the Wesleyan tradition amid enduring disagreeements about same-gender relationships and related church practices?  The variety of authors offer perspectives that both challenge and reinforce our ways of thinking.  This group will gather Sunday afternoons beginning at 4 p.m., Sunday, January 13.

Financial Peace University
Whether you are financially secure or financially distressed or somewhere in between, this class can provide financial help.  Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  January 13, 20 & 27; February 3, 10 & 24; March 3, 10 & 17.  Please contact Kristy Fetyko at 734-475-8119 x15 or here for further information.  Childcare will be provided.

Bible study: The Acts of the Apostles
The New Testament book of Acts is an exciting read, tracing the story of the Christian movement from the resurrection of Jesus through the missionary work of the aposle Paul.  As we strive to touch the lives of more people and to increase our health and vitality as a congregation, this study will offer insight and inspiration.  Join Pastor Joy and other leaders for an 8-week journey with this important book within the Bible.  Thursday evenings, 6:30 p.m., beginning January 17.