Contact Vicky Harris or for questions about any of the studies below. 

REGISTER HERE for any of the studies below. 

The Book of Philippians Study with Dr. Robbins

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

10 – 11 AM, Wednesdays, beginning January 9 in Wesley Hall, no charge

6:30 – 7:20 PM, Wednesday Night @ MDUMC, beginning January 9, in Wesley Hall; no charge for the study

Dinner is served 5:15 – 6:15 PM, $8 per person, $5 for children 4 years and under ($25 maximum per family).

Contact Vicky Harris for information.

DISCIPLE FAST TRACK: NEW TESTAMENT

Mondays Beginning January 7 (12 weeks)
7 - 8:30 PM | D206 | Leader: Daniel Scholl | $13

This study provides a thorough introduction to the New Testament. A brief video enables us to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session. We also have the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts assessment and determine meaningful ways to serve and live out our discipleship commitment.

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Contact Vicky Harris for information.

CHRISTIAN BELIEVER: KNOWING GOD WITH HEART AND MIND

Thursdays Beginning January 10 | 18 weeks | 9:30 – 11:30 AM | D204
$38 | Leader: Vicky Harris

Christian Believer focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that we can understand, through the use of words, symbols, readings, and hymns. We will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars.

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Contact Vicky Harris for information.

MDUMC MOMS BIBLE STUDY

Tuesdays Beginning January 15 (Through May 21)
9:15 – 11 AM | C200 | $12
Nursery available from 9 - 11 AM | $25 for the Semester

We are a group of moms with children of any age, but speci cally those with infantsthrough 6th graders. We are about connecting moms, helping each other through life, and growing closer to God. Throughout the school year, we will do Bible and book studies along with fellowship, volunteer opportunities, guest speakers, and a few moms’ nights out. We’ll begin with a study of Rachel Held Evans’s book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again.

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Contact Stacy Stepler for Bible Study information.

UNAFRAID: LIVING WITH COURAGE AND HOPE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Wednesdays Beginning January 16 (7 weeks)
11 AM - 12:30 PM | D202 | Leader: Sandy Earthman | $15

Truth is, a mere handful of fears work for us–fear of stepping in front of a bus, for example, or not taking care of our health. But the vast majority–fear of others, of failure, of the future–have almost no basis in reality, yet tie us in knots and steal our peace of mind. Drawing on fresh research, psychology, biblical principles, and his long experience shepherding a diverse faith community, Adam Hamilton helps us untangle the knots of fear and truly embrace Jesus’s recurring counsel: “Do not be afraid.”

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Contact Vicky Harris for information.

THE CLASS MEETING BY KEVIN WATSON

Wednesdays Beginning January 16 (8 weeks)
6:15 - 7:30 PM | Library | Leader: Rev. Jennifer Veres-Schrecengost | $15

We are not created to do life alone. We all need people that we can trust with our stories and who can help us listen for God’s guidance in our lives. The best way for us to be more like Jesus Christ is to gather with his people and share the journey together. Come be a part of this newly rediscovered discipleship practice!

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Contact Vicky Harris for information.

LIGHTEN UP - LUNCH, DEVOTION, SMALL GROUPS

Tuesdays Beginning January 22 (Through March 5)
12 - 1:30 PM | West Campus - The Refuge | $60 (Includes Book and Lunch)

Lighten Up is a community of women of all ages that meet weekly for lunch, a short video and small group discussion. This semester, we will study Lysa Terkeheurst’s book Unglued. God gave us emotions to experience life, not destroy it. We will discover peace in relationships and situations that seem out of control.

Contact Karen Crawford for Bible Study information.

WALK TO EMMAUS

Men’s Walk: February 21 – 24 or April 25 - 28
Women’s Walk: February 28 – March 3 or May 2 - 5

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!

Contact Vicky Harris for more information.

WOMEN OF THE WORD SERMON ON THE MOUNT BY JEN WILKIN

Mondays Beginning February 4 (9 weeks)
6:30 – 8:30 PM | D200 | $15 | Leader: Ange Grout

What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like.

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Contact Vicky Harris for information.

AGAINST ALL ODDS - HOW THE EARLY CHURCH HELD TOGETHER

Tuesdays Beginning February 5 (2 weeks)
3:30 – 5 PM | D206 | No charge
Leader: Michael Hick

This study is an examination of the first three centuries of Christianity. Come and learn more about the early Church from one of our popular leaders!

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Contact Vicky Harris for information.

MDUMC EMMAUS GATHERING FOR ALL

Tuesday, February 12
6:30 – 8:30 PM | Wesley Hall | No Charge

Wonder what the Walk to Emmaus is like? Thought about attending a weekend but had some questions? Want to learn more about a Reunion group or how to reconnect with other MDUMC Fourth Day? Join us for a “meet and greet” including inspirational worship and amazing fellowship.

Contact Vicky Harris for more information.

“FAMOUS AND NOT SO FAMOUS CHRISTIANS LEADERS”
AT THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEMBERS’ LUNCHEON

Sunday, February 24 | 12 – 1:30 PM | Wesley Hall
No Charge | Please RSVP to Vicky Harris by Monday, February 18

Dr. Robbins will lead our adult Sunday school class members’ luncheon in a very interesting and informative lesson on “Famous and Not So Famous Christian Leaders”. Please join us to see who makes the list!

LENTEN STUDIES AND EVENTS

SENSING GOD: LEARNING TO MEDITATE DURING LENT

Thursdays Beginning February 28 (Through April 11 - omit March 21)
2:30 – 3:30 PM | D200 | $13 | Leader: Betty Cartmell

or Mondays Beginning March 4 (Through April 15)
6:30 – 8:00 PM | D201 | $13 | Leader: Rev. Victor Resendiz

Many people feel drawn to what meditation offers (quiet, re ection, stillness, timealone with God), but few have tried it. In Sensing God, monk, priest, and spiritual teacher Laurence Freeman may just change some minds. Is Lent a time for “giving something up” or an occasion for beginning something new? Freeman shows how it can be both. Give up your lifestyle (at least for a season) of being too busy to sit still, and begin to discover what meditation can do in your life.

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Contact Vicky Harris for information.

GOD’S MESSY FAMILY: FINDING YOUR PLACE WHEN LIFE ISN’T PERFECT

Mondays Beginning March 4 (6 weeks)
7 - 8:30 PM | D100 | $11 | Leader: Allyson George

Drama. Drama. Drama. Your family may be the stuff of a hit reality TV show, but into every family a little...or a lot... of drama must sometimes fall. That’s the way we humans have been from the very beginning. Take a look at the lives of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau in Jacob Armstrong’s newest book. As we meet these “messy” families in the stories in Genesis, we’ll recognize a pattern to their lives: they are called, they mess up, and God continues to redeem them. Soundfamiliar? Find out how your “messy” family ts into God’s family and how you are partof God’s plan for the world.

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Contact Vicky Harris for information.

SIMON PETER: FLAWED BUT FAITHFUL DISCIPLE

Sundays Beginning March 10 (6 weeks)
9:30 – 10:30 AM | D205 | No Charge
Leader: Vicky Harris

He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world. That’s one way to describe Peter. Here’s another: poor, uneducated, quick- tempered, and full of doubts and fears. Doesn’t even sound like the same man. And that’s the point of this Bible study by Adam Hamilton. Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today.

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Contact Vicky Harris for information.

AN EVENING WITH DR. ROBERT WILLIAMSON

Friday, April 5 | 6:30 PM | Wesley Hall

Dr. Robert Williamson teaches Religious Studies at Hendrix College in Conway, AR and is founding pastor of Mercy Community Church in Little Rock, AR. In his new book, The Forgotten Books of the Bible, Dr. Williamson guides readers to see how the Five Scrolls of the Old Testament (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther) deserve more attention in the life of the church and how neglecting them prevents us from having relevant conversations about sexuality, grief, existential despair, ethnic identity, and power. With scholarly wisdom and a quick wit, Williamson skillfully guides readers as they rediscover the relevance for the Five Scrolls today. Dr. Williamson will be with us to discuss his new book, answer questions about his scholarly work, and share dinner with us.

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Contact Colin Bagby for more information.

HOLY WEEK: MAUNDY THURSDAY PRAYER VIGIL & LABYRINTH WALK

Thursday, April 18
10 AM – 6:30 PM | Wesley Hall | No Charge

Join us as we pray for our world, our community, our families, and ourselves during our Holy Week prayer vigil. If you have never walked a labyrinth, this is a great time to experience the gift of this type of prayer.

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER RETREAT

Monday, April 29 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Leader: Rev. Victor Resendiz
Ruah Center @ Villa de Matel (6510 Lawndale Street)
Registration deadline is April 21, $25 (includes lunch)

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Our world is plenty noisy and it’s dif cult to nd a place to breathe. Come spend timein silent prayer in this unique opportunity to connect in a deeper level with God. The Ruah Center exists to provide this gift of solitude so we can learn to listen with our heart for the voice of God. Bring a favorite spiritual book, Bible, or just yourself.

ONGOING

EVENING MEDITATION FOR CHRISTIANS

Tuesdays | 7 - 8 PM | C201 | Ongoing | No Charge
Leader: Pamela Lucia

The quiet prayer discipline of meditation has been used by Christians for centuries to cultivate a deeper relationship with Christ. We read and discuss short topics on this gentle prayer, and spend time praying silently together.

MORNING MEDITATION FOR CHRISTIANS

Wednesdays | 11 – 11:50 AM | D200 | Ongoing | No Charge
Leader: Betty Cartmell

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.

BODY, MIND, & SPIRIT

Thursdays | 11:45 AM | D100 | Ongoing

Boomers and Seniors are invited any Thursday for lunch, devotional and special classes and activities. Lunch is $5 ($7 with salad) in our kitchen serving line. After lunch, we have a time of devotion. In the afternoon, options include movies, table games, educational classes, and both American and Chinese Mahjongg. Watch the Messenger and the weekly e-mail blast for more information.

Contact Sheri Kelley for more information.

MEN’S LIFE

Tuesdays Beginning January 8 | Ongoing
6:30 – 7:30 AM | West Campus - The Refuge

Join for breakfast, a short lesson, and fellowship with other MDUMC men. We’ll have you out the door in an hour to get on the road to work as better men, dads, husbands and disciples of Christ!

Contact Michael Jarboe for more information.

SINGLES COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays Beginning February 6 | Ongoing
7:30 PM | D101

This discussion-driven group includes those from a variety of Christian faith communities. All singles, whether members of MDUMC or not, are welcome!

Contact Sheri Kelley for more information.