Sunday Contemporary Issues Forum
Sunday, 9:45 am, Walker Room
Adult discussions on living a Christian life in the world today with speakers on social justice and community issues. Recent topics have included a review of the United Methodist Social Principles and a film on the environmental impact of coal-fired plants. Forum often has speakers from local non-profit organizations and discussions on issues such as racial justice, homeless services, care for the elderly, etc.

Jim Cramer, Susan Padgett, Jim Tischer and Sue Woods, Coordinators

Contemporary Issues Forum

Join us on December 8th for this month’s Forum: 
“Paul’s Place: a planned homeless resource center, transitional housing shelter, and more,” with Jim Borchers, member of the Steering Committee planning Paul’s Place.  Jim will describe strategies and programs developed by Davis Community Meals and Housing to address issues of homelessness in Davis–  from meals to transitional housing to permanent supportive housing to social services and homeless outreach. Paul’s Place, DCMH’s planned replacement for the dilapidated shelter at 1111 H Street, is being built with private donations– no government funding or grants.  Architectural drawings and programs planned for the new facility will be on display at the issues forum.
On December 15th, Forum will host the monthly Advocacy card day in the Fellowship Hall.  
Forum will take a well-deserved holiday break on the remaining Sundays of the month: December 1st, 22nd, and 29th. Watch this space for January’s Forums announcement!

Sunday Bible Study
Sunday, 9:45 am, various rooms
The Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study follows the lectionary and reinforces the pastor’s sermon.
Rosa Washington Olson, Coordinator

Progressive Theology 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 authorities 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 groups are offered, but other groups meet when the spirit moves them. Groups are advertised in the Thursday E-newsletter and monthly Crossection.