ADULT CLASSES

Begins March 6th
Lenten Study

"The Vital Church Implementation Team is pleased to present this resource to you, as a spiritual guide through the season of Lent - the six weeks prior to Easter - historically set aside for deeper reflection about discipleship and the way of Jesus.
Begins March 17th
Entering the Passion of Jesus:  A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week

This six-week adult Bible study looks at the final week of Jesus' life, from the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to his prayerful agony in Gethsemane.  Beginners and seasoned readers of the Bible will consider the risks Jesus faced and how we all face risks in our Christian experience.  Mark Johnston, Jane Johnston and Dawn Goellner will facilitate this class Sunday mornings, 10:30 a.m.-Noon.

Begins Tuesday, March 19th at 2pm and Thursday, March 21st at 6:30pm
Simon Peter Flawed but Faithful Disciple by Adam Hamilton

Simon Peter - an ordinary fisherman who heard an extraordinary call. He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world.  That's one way to describe Peter.  And here's another: poor, uneducated, quick-tempered, and full of doubts and fears.  Doesn't even sound like the same man.   And that's the point of Simon Peter, a six-week adult Bible study by Adam Hamilton.  Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God's extraordinary call.  Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today.  Class will begin on Tuesday, March 19th at 2pm and  Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. in Room 207, facilitator Rodney Gasaway.

Meets on the 4th Tuessday of the month (except for July & August) at the Chelsea District Library at 6:30pm
Scripture; for the creative mind!

Whether you are religious, spiritual, or other:  all are welcome.  If you are a creative thinker that enjoys putting your thoughts in works of art then this series is for you.  Each month we will read and openly discuss a Scripture passage with a valuable life lesson.  Each artist will then create a work of art from your own interpretation of the passage discussed to showcase the next month.  This class will take place at Chelsea District Library.

For more information or to join us in these opportunities, please contact the church office at (734) 475-8119 or send a message HERE.

Previous Classes that are finished
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.

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.

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.  This class will begin January 9th from 6-7:30 p.m.  You may contact Max Plank for additional information: max.plank@sbcglobal.net