The Gospel of John Bible Study with Dr. Robbins

Dr. Robbins will teach a verse by verse study of the Gospel of John. He incorporates humor and stories along with sound biblical interpretation. All anyone needs to bring is a Bible. Join us for this Bible study! 

10 – 11 AM, Wednesdays, beginning September 6, Wesley Hall, no charge, or

6:30 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday Night @ MDUMC, beginning September 6, in Wesley Hall; no charge for the study

Dinner is served 5:30 – 7 PM, $8 per person, $5 for children 4 years and under ($25 maximum per family). 

Contact Donna Juul for information.

Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina

Retrieves from obscurity the lost art of contemplative prayer as practiced for sixteen centuries in monastic tradition, and provides 500 thematically arranged scripture texts as rich resources for this intimate prayer.

7 – 8:30 PM, Mondays, July 24 (7 weeks), D201
Leader: Victor Resendiz, $7

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet

It doesn’t get much more dramatic: rescued baby, life in the courts of Pharaoh, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt…Moses’ life was one challenge after the next, but although he resisted God’s calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled his role. Filmed on location, Adam Hamilton explores the sites of Moses’ life. Learn how you, too, can turn your own reluctance into boldness.

9:30 – 11:30 AM, Thursdays, September 7 (6 weeks), D204
Leader: Vicky Harris, $14

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Ask: Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age

We live in a skeptical age. In this thoughtful study MDUMC Bishop Scott Jones, and his son Rev. Arthur Jones, address hard questions that all of us face when considering faith, religion, and the church. Why is there suffering and evil? How can I believe in science and creation? Was Jesus' resurrection real? Engage your doubt, and you may find you are closer to God on the other side.

6:30 – 8 PM, Tuesdays, September 12 (7 weeks), D202
Leaders: Robert Pledger and Paul Smith, $10

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Jeremiah – Daring to Hope in an Unstable World

We are experts when it comes to worry, fear, and doubt. Unsettled times in our world—our neighborhoods—certainly don’t help matters. Jeremiah also lived in an unstable time when he was called to share God’s message of mercy and love.  This study helps explore the meaning of Jeremiah’s message and provides a start to experiencing intentional living now!

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM, Wednesdays, September 13 (12 weeks), D203
Leader: Sandy Earthman, $11

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Women of the Word” Study on the Epic of Eden:  Understanding the Old Testament

Dr. Richter uses this study to bring a new dimension to the history of the ancient Near East, orienting us in time, geography, culture, redemption, and relevance to today. Legendary Bible stories take on new life revealing an even deeper significance for the tales individually. Learn about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Old Testament and how it relates to God’s activity in the present.

6:30 – 8:30 PM, Mondays, September 18 (12 weeks), D200
Leaders: Rebecca Pickett and Ange Grout, $25

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

A Grace-Full Life: God’s All-Reaching, Soul-Saving, Character-Shaping, Never-Ending Love

Grace. It’s a game changer. And when never-ending love comes from God, it sometimes feels like more than you can take. Why does God want to have a personal relationship with me? How can I fully experience and respond to God’s grace? What does “grace” really mean? Learn about various forms of grace—prevenient grace, justifying grace, sanctifying grace, and glorifying grace—and you’ll know how God’s grace truly works in your life.

11 AM – 12:30 PM, Wednesdays, October 4 (4 weeks), D202
Leader: Helen Williams, $10

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

The Rewritten Life: When God Changes Your Story

Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and even unnamed woman in the Bible all are testaments to the transformational power of God. Their stories were rewritten giving them new names and identities that were in line with God’s call for their lives. The same can happen to you. God wants you to rewrite your story so that you may become and do all that is planned for you – all for God’s glory.

9:30 – 11:30 AM, Thursdays, November 2 (6 weeks), D204
Leader: Vicky Harris, $10

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Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints

By meditating on personal examples from the author's life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, and Therese of Lisieux), you will see how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.

7 – 8:30 PM, Mondays, October 16 (7 weeks), D201
Leader: Victor Resendiz, $8

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Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

We’re not that different from Joseph. But like Joseph, we encounter circumstances that we’d never choose for ourselves. Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand, faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides. Join Adam Hamilton as he examines Christmas through Joseph and learn to accept and glorify God’s will.

6:30 – 8 PM, Tuesdays, November 7 (4 week study – off 11/21), D202
Leaders: Robert Pledger and Paul Smith, $10

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

3S Ministries Marriage Enrichment Weekend 

Spring 2018

Experiential.  Romantic.  Memorable.  Helpful.  Life-Impacting.  These are but a few words to describe what awaits you at the 3S Ministries Marriage Enrichment Weekend at MDUMC. This experience will bless you if you have been married 2 years or 32 years! It will encourage you if you are at a low point in your marriage or even if your situation is picture perfect. There are no invasive tactics and no public sharing. It’s an experiential weekend with activities and communication between you and your spouse, and materials and tools to use for years to come. 

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All Earth is Waiting

This study invites us to explore the familiar Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the heavens and earth in mind. Through her powerful and personal reflections, author Katie Z. Dawson calls us to consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, taking seriously the notion that the good news of Christ is good news for all the world.

11 AM – 12:30 PM, Wednesdays, November 15 (4 weeks), D202
Leader: Helen Williams, $7

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Preparing for Christmas: Daily Meditations for Advent

Richard Rohr’s Scriptural reflections for Advent are the perfect preparation for the Christmas season. This beautiful redesign provides daily reflections for the Advent season, along with each day's Scripture readings and questions for reflection.

7 – 8:30 PM, Mondays, November 27 (4 weeks), D201
Leader: Victor Resendiz, $7

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Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information.

Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is a 72-hour (Thursday evening–Sunday evening) spiritual renewal program that is wrapped in prayer and meditation with special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion. Rediscover Christ’s presence in your life and form friendships that foster faith and support spiritual maturity!

Men’s Walk is October 5-8 ~ Women’s Walk is October 12-15

Contact Vicky Harris with any questions.

Morning Meditation for Christians

This class is for anyone who would like to know about Christian meditation and centering prayer. We have time for teaching and learning, a question and answer period, plus experiential practice. All it requires is an open heart and a desire to explore this ancient practice.

9 – 10 AM, Wednesdays, Ongoing, D200
Leader: Betty Cartmell, no charge

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information or REGISTER HERE.

Evening Meditation for Christians

Often called "prayer of the heart", the quiet prayer discipline of meditation has been used by Christians for centuries to cultivate a deeper relationship with Christ who dwells in each of us. We read and discuss short topics on this gentle prayer, also known as "centering prayer" and "contemplation". And, we will spend time praying silently together as beginners and advanced practitioners.

7 - 8 PM, Tuesdays, Ongoing, C201  
Leaders: Betty Cartmell, Pamela Lucia and Victor Resendiz, no charge

Contact Donna Juul for Bible Study information or REGISTER HERE.

The Gold Standard Class

Since 2004, over 120 people have completed this course of study, which will inform, enrich and challenge those interested in teaching, or in becoming better teachers for adult classes. A flexible schedule can be set up for this eight-hour course that is provided by one-on-one tutoring.

No charge.

Contact Vicky Harris or Maggie Parker with any questions.