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Adult Spiritual Formation News

Happenings with Adult Sunday School Classes
(If your class has updates for this page, contact Dr. Todd Spencer at todds@fumc-cs.org)

New Class for Parents
Parents room in Kingdom City
Dr. Todd Spencer is forming a new adult Sunday school class with parents especially in mind. Kick off is Sunday, September 26th. This class meets during the same 10am time slot as Children's Music and Youth Sunday School. Participants can easily worship during the 9am or 11am worship services. Help us create a new class and help spread the word! Contact Todd at Todds@fumc-cs.org for more information. 

Pairs and Spares Class
Room 234 South Wing
This Fall 2021, the class is studying some interesting topics. Join us!
26: The Wisdom of Acts: "Tumbling the Walls of Us/Them Mentality" with Rev. Judy Owsly
3: "Against the Grain-Unconventional Wisdom of Ecclesiastes" with Freddie Bogardus
10: "Against the Grain..." part 2
17: "Methodism and The Other" with Jim Young
24: "Methodism and The Other" part 2
31: "Methodism and The Other" part 3
For more information contace Don McFadden at dpmcfadden@msn.com 

Early Believers Class
Room 21 North Basement
A small discussion group with shared leadership using the Adult Bible Study Series. This Fall 2021, the topics are as follows. 
September: Belong: Outside In
October: Belong: Into the Future
November: Belong: The Fellowship of the Table
For more information, contact Jim Waddle at af60duck@msn.com

Kerygma Class
Room 233 South Wing
This Fall 2021, Rev. Khan McClellan is leading Kerygma is a 4- to 6-week study of Barbara Brown Taylor’s book “Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.” Google describes the book: The renowned Christian preacher and New York Times bestselling author of “An Altar in the World” recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching world religions to undergraduates in Baptist-saturated rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.
For more information contact Lisa Robinson at lisa@lisarobinson.com or Wayne Hileman at wayneheilman@msn.com

Bereans Class
Room 133 South Wing 
Bruce Phillips teaches this class in a lecture style Bible study format. This Fall 2021, the class is currently studying the letters of Paul and then will be studying the Gospel of Matthew. The class also has gret fellowship together as well. Contact Bruce for more information at brucep@fumc-cs.org

Small Groups

Sermon Reflection Small Groups
Our 5 new groups have already begun their Fall gatherings. If you are interested in learning more, contact Rev. Dr. Todd Spencer at todds@fumc-cs.org or 471-8522. 

Questioning Explorers
Tuesday Mornings
Room 133 South Wing
This Fall 2021, this group will begin meeting again on October 5th. They are opoen to new participants! The group will be studying the book, The Difficult Words of Jesus by A.J. Levine. Becca Miller serves as the group leader and can be reached at becm719@hotmail.com

Women's Study Group: Exploring Ways of Contemplative Prayer
Mondays, 9:30-11am
Room 234 South Wing
Starting on October 25th
Important note: As there are participants in this group who have underlying health conditions that put them at extreme health risk with regards to Covid-19, this women's study group is strictly limited to those who have already been vaccinated.
This series will cover numerous contemplative prayer topics and practices, such as: Lectio Divina, Ignation/Examen Prayer, Centering Prayer, Celtic Liturgy, The Welcoming Prayer, Prayer of Forgiveness and Advent Prayer. If you are interested in more details, contact the group's leader, Lori Smith, at las2735@hotmail.com