adult wNa Small Groups
Cultivate Groups for Women
Abide: A Study of 1, 2, and 3 John by Jenn Wilkin
Leader: Laurie Copeland
Do you feel challenged to remain steadfast in your faith? Can you discern the truth from a lie? How can you know that God loves you? In three short letters, the apostle John reminds us that the early church faced division, deception, and doubt. He encouraged them to hold fast to what they knew, and to live like they believed it. In this 10-session Bible study on the letters of 1, 2, and 3, John, we will see how two thousand years later his words call to Christians in similar challenges. He reminds us of the great salvation in Jesus Christ and to abide in his truth. Join us as we are lifted up by John’s message. May we gain a deeper understanding about our call to walk in righteousness, show love to each other, and guard the truth revealed in God’s Word.
I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet by Shauna Niequist
Leaders: Danielle Spree & Susan Page
When everything we've been clinging to falls apart, how do we know what to keep and what to let go of? I Guess I Haven't Learned That Yet is a clear-eyed look at where we go from here--and how we can transform our lives along the way. Niequist chronicles her journey--from her life-changing move from the Midwest to Manhattan to the power of unlearning what is no longer helpful and accepting the unknowns that come with midlife, heartbreak, and chronic pain. Embrace the challenges and delights of releasing our expectations for how we thought our lives would look and trust God's goodness in a deeper, more profound way.
Groups for Men
Leader: Myron Pope
If you are looking for a way to connect with other men, you will enjoy the FUMCT Men’s group. Each week we study a different portion of the Bible and discuss scripture and current issues as they relate to scripture. We also have time for fellowship and service opportunities. Come and go each week. Men of all ages are welcome.
Groups for Men & Women
Disciple 1 - Fast Track
Leader: Adam Lang
Disciple 1 Fast Track provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Fast Track groups will study the Old Testament in the fall and the New Testament in the spring. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings. If you have been looking for a way to dig into the Bible, this class is for you!
Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey
Leaders: Virginia and Chris Jones
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU) is a comprehensive financial education program designed to help individuals and families create a plan for getting out of debt, managing their money, and building wealth. Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course that teaches you the step-by-step plan to win with money and gives you all the tools you need to make it work. Materials are $50 per participant group, but it will be reimbursed at the end of the course for those who consistently attend and complete the class.
Pastors’ Bible Study
Leaders: Dr. Clinton Hubbard, Jr. & Rev. Amy Howard
My heart and thoughts are raging! Let me just say this. Then a little voice says, “Wait.” Should I say it the way I want to say it? Maybe not. Perhaps I need to find a Christlike way to say it. Proverbs 18:21 (CEB) says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who love it will eat its fruit.” Using the resource, Beauty Care For the Tongue by LeRoy Koopman, we will examine how to spiritually take care of our tongues. Bring your Bible as we explore from Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, James, and other scriptures how to experience spiritual care for our tongues. All study materials will be given during class.
Wednesday Night Workout
Leader: Janice Stewart
Time: 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Dates: September 6th – October 18th
This is an intense interval workout of bootcamp style cardio and resistance training using body bars, hand weights, and tubing. Pick up your dinner to-go and join us in the CAC.
Friends United in Faith
Leader: Ann Marie Jordan
Room: Parker Fireside
Our community of single individuals grows in faith and learns to navigate the world around us. We come from various denominations, backgrounds and professions. The group meets on Wednesday nights to embrace the adventure of learning that ONE is a whole number. Within this group we support each other as we study and grow together. Be you divorced, widowed or never married, we have a place for you.
JESUS AND THE WOMEN by Kristi McLelland
(a video-based study)
Leader: Rev. Sandy Felkins
Dates: September 6th - October 25th
Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth—braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.” Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you. Join biblical culturalist, Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, stepping into the footsteps of the women who came face to face with the living God.
Leader: Dr. Justin Durham
Room: #004 – Lower Level
Meets: 7:05-8:35 p.m.
The Chancel Choir welcomes anyone of high school age or older who enjoys singing choral music. No audition is needed. Music reading skills, while not required, are helpful. The Chancel Choir helps lead Traditions worship services each week and presents seasonal programs throughout the year. Childcare is available.
Leader: Jerrod Newell
Room: #003 – Lower Level
The Handbell Choir plays during Traditions worship services one Sunday each month from September – May and is open to anyone high school age or older. New members are always welcome, and no experience playing bells is required; however, a basic understanding of how to read music is important. Those who are interested are welcome to attend a couple of rehearsals and shadow a current handbell member to see what playing bells is all about.
Leader: Leah Durham
Room: #004 – Lower Level
Meets: 5:30-6:00 p.m. (Before FirstKids/FOOMACK)
Children’s Choir is for any 3rd-6th grader who loves to sing! This group has fun learning more about our voices and serving Jesus through song. The Children’s Choir sings in church services in both Traditions and the Bridge several times each year.