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

May Forums

June 3: Reconciling Sunday (Special Offering)
Today our church celebrates Reconciling Sunday and our all-church decision to welcome all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Because official United Methodist policies discriminates on these issues, Davis UMC is committed to working within the Methodist Church to change these policies.

June 10. “Love, Justice, and Creation,” with Rev. Sharon Delgado.
Sharon Delgado is an ordained United Methodist minister, author, speaker, and activist from Nevada City, California. In this forum, Sharon will offer a presentation and facilitate a discussion of her 2017 book, Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice. The book explores the themes of creation and justice in the context of climate change, with an emphasis on John Wesley’s theology and method of discernment. By using scripture, tradition, reason, and experience to explore these issues, readers are equipped to formulate a faith response to climate change. Read more about the book at Progressive Christian Social Action, at sharondelgado.org. Books will be available for purchase.

June 17: Service and Justice Sunday
Please join us today for postcard writing in fellowship hall

June 24: West Davis Senior Housing Project
With Bill Powell, President, Delta Davis Senior Housing Communities and Dave Thompson, Co-Partner, Neighborhood Partners
Delta Davis Senior Housing and Neighborhood Partners have worked together to develop affordable senior housing projects in Davis and Dixon and hope to build a new project as part of the proposed West Davis Active Adult Community (WDAAC). Come learn more about the need for low-income senior housing in Davis and the proposal being considered in the WDAAC plan.

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 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 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.