Study Opportunities for Adults

Sunday Mornings:

Connections:  Led by Jim Kaminski, Partin Center Parlor, 9:30AM.

Edna S. Ward: Bible study for mature women, facilitated by Jackie Tomassetti, Jeanne Prudot, Paula Warren and Donna Feith at Trinity UMC Sanctuary at 9:30AM

Mike Wilkins (formerly Helen Phinney): Traditional Bible study facilitated by Steve Feith, Education Building Cafeteria, 9:30AM

Seekers: Bible study facilitated by Nancy Jordan, in the Partin Center Conference Room, 9:30AM

G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together): Scripture lessons on a new topic every week.  Members facilitate on rotating basis.  Meets in a Lamb Classroom at 11:00 AM.

Mikra: Bible study facilitated by Andy Foote in the Partin Center Parlor at 11:00AM

Yokefellows: Bible study facilitated by Carol Carroll meets in the Education Building Cafeteria at 11:00AM

 Wednesday Nights:

On This Spirit Walk Beginning on August 15th, Roger Antworth will continue the Wednesday night study, On This Spirit Walk: The Voices of Native American and Indigenous Peoples written by Henrietta Mann and Anita Phillips. Though they began a few weeks of learning together they welcome newcomers and fresh perspectives.  All are welcome to join the class in Room 305 at 6:00PM on Wednesdays after dinner.

Faithlinks Join us at The Florida House Inn as we connect our Methodist faith to current events and recent headlines.  Using scripture and United Methodist resources we have lively discussions around the table.  Discussion is facilitated by Carrie McCannell-Scruggs.

Sermon-Based Bible Study Paul Harrell leads a Bible study that reviews the text that will be preached in worship the following Sunday morning.  Class meets in the Blue Room in the back of Maxwell Hall.

Fives Means of Grace is a 6-week study that will “show you how to reorder your life through prayer, searching Scripture, receiving the Lord’s Supper, fasting and conferencing (worshiping together). You’ll learn how to recognize and affirm the outward signs, words, and actions of an invisible divine grace, deepening your relationship with God and making your faith more complete.”  Pastor Drew will lead this study written by Elaine Health, the Dean of Duke Divinity School.


Disciple’s Path Class   This six-week class is designed for those who are new in their faith, those who want to learn more about Methodism, as well as those who want to “jump-start” their relationship with God. The class will look at the history of Christianity, the beliefs of the United Methodist Church and how we live out our faith through prayer, Scripture, giving, and service. Beginning September 26th, Pastor Drew will facilitate on Wednesdays at 6:00PM in Room 302. Be sure to come by the front office and get a book BEFORE class begins! 

During the Week:

Genesis Bible Study Join Carol Carroll for a women’s Bible study on the 1st 11 chapters of Genesis.  Class begins on Monday, September 17th at 1:30 PM and runs 11 weeks.  A $15 donation for book costs is recommended. Class meets in the Blue Room in the back of Maxwell Hall.


Revelation Bible Study Join Steve Taylor on Monday afternoons for a verse by verse study of the book of Revelation.  We resume class on Monday, September 10th at 3:00PM in the Blue Room at the back of Maxwell Hall.

Morning Men’s Small Group All men are invited to join in a men’s Bible study.  We will launch a new book on Sept 6th at 7:00AM in the Multipurpose Room. As we finish one book we decide as a group which books or topics to study together. The group is facilitated by David Bowers.

Stay-At-Home Moms! Join this class with other moms like you! Karen Schmitt, a former stay-at-home mom, will lead a class on the book Parenting with Love and Logic. The class will focus on building relationships with other moms as they learn together. Children are more than welcome to come and build relationships with other kids.  The class meets at 9:30AM on Thursday mornings in the Multipurpose Room.

Join us for Lunch and Learn on Thursdays at 11:30AM in the Multipurpose Room.  Beginning August 16th, we will read The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully by Joan Chittister.  Pastor Carrie will lead our discussions as we discuss the gift and stigma of aging.  During class we will learn together and lean on each other as we share our lives.