Sunday Contemporary Issues Forum
Sunday, 9:45 am, Walker Room
Adult discussions on living a Christian life in the world today with speakers on community, social, mission and outreach. Recent topics have included a review of the United Methodist Social Principles and the theological basis of caring for God’s creation.
Jim Cramer, Susan Padgett, Jim Tischer and Sue Woods, Coordinators
August 6: A Listening Session About the Future of the Church Property
With Terri Wegener
We want to hear from you! Our large, beautiful lot is a wonderful asset. Terri will discuss some of the ideas which have already been suggested and would like to get your input. Come and join the discussion!
August 13, 20, 27, and September 10:
Book Study of Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed, by Philip Hallie
With Margot Clark
You are, no doubt, aware of the millions of refugees who have courageously left Syria (and other countries) in search of a better life elsewhere. But are you aware that the writers of the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy (19: 7-10) commanded that cities of refuge be set apart “lest innocent blood be shed in your land…and the guilt of any bloodshed be upon you?” While those cities were to house criminals awaiting trial, the heroes in the book Lest Innocent Blood be Shed were motivated to save the lives of innocents—Jews who were being persecuted by the Nazis during World War II simply because they were Jews. You will find the stories of the impoverished villagers of Le Chambon (pop. 3,000) who were led by two pastors and a teacher to be unforgettably compelling. Join us for four Sundays in discussions of this miraculous story of hope.
Sunday Bible Study
Sunday, 9:45 am, Roethe Room
The Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study follows the lectionary and reinforces the pastor’s sermon.
Rosa Washington Olson, Coordinator
Progressive Christianity Book Group
Monday, 7-8:30 pm, Walker Room
This adult book study group explores new ideas in religion, science, and other faith traditions.
Patti Nelson and Andy Burke, coordinators
Wednesday Bible Study
Wednesday, 1:30 pm, Walker Room
This Bible Study group uses a variety of authors on the Bible to deepen participants understanding of scripture.
Louanne Horsfield, Coordinator
New Members’ Classes
Offered periodically these small group gatherings with the Pastor are for individuals who have been attending Davis UMC—whether you are new to the church or have been attending forever and just have never officially joined. All are welcome! There is no obligation to become a member at the end of the series—just an open invitation to explore and enjoy. This four week series presents the history of Davis United Methodist Church; reviews some core beliefs and principles of the Christian faith and United Methodism; and discusses the membership commitment in the United Methodist Church.
Special Book Studies
Throughout the year these ad hoc small groups meet to deepen their understanding of their personal faith and the role of United Methodist Church in today’s world. During Lent and Advent multiple group are offered, but other groups meet when the spirit moves them. Groups are advertised in the Thursday Emails and Month Crossections.