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8:30 a.m. | 9:45 a.m. | 11 a.m. | Sanctuary

Saturdays
Genesis Service | 6 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

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Class fees cover all books and study materials and can be paid online with a credit card.

Registration forms are also available at the Connect Desk. Completed forms along with payment (cash or check) for any books ordered should be returned to the Connect Desk. Contact Rev. Donna McKee, dmckee@fumchurst.org or Sherry Herrington, sherrington@fumchurst.org with any questions.


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Starting Point

Whether a person is new to the Christian faith, new to this church, new to United Methodism, or just new to asking questions about their faith, Starting Point offers orientation to and first steps toward a life of discipleship.

Monthly one-time gatherings: On the first Sunday of every month, clergy/staff and laity will give an overview of discipleship and answer questions about the ministries of the church. Drop-ins are welcome.

A series of three-week courses:

November: UMC, A to Z - Three week series focused on the vocabulary, theology, and practices that are unique to United Methodism (Nov. 10, 17, 24). Rev. Beth Stuyck, Facilitator
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January 2020: Spiritual Gifts - Three week series focused on learning about and identifying your own spiritual gifts (Jan 12, 19, 26). Rev. Holly Dittrich, Facilitator The courses are offered on a rotating basis and can be taken in any order. Anyone and everyone is welcome to start here!
Questions? Contact sgarza@fumchurst.org.
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September & March: This Is Us - Three week series focused on our church’s understanding of discipleship as “connection”. 
Class is offered in March and September. Registration will be available as soon as new dates are announced.


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Adult Confirmation (online)

Rev. Barbara Dunlap, Facilitator

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Parents of Confirmands and Confirmation Faith Partners are highly encouraged to participate in this class, although it is open to ALL ADULTS who would like to learn more about what it means to be a United Methodist Christian. This online class will follow the same curriculum as the sixth grade confirmation class and will meet online from early September through late April. After registering to participate, you will receive email instructions regarding the online format. For more information, contact Rev. Barbara Dunlap at bdunlap@fumchurst.org.


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Growing With

Sunday, 5:30-7 p.m. | 5 sessions | Wesley 210
Rev. Holly Dittrich, Facilitator

Please register and reserve childcare for each session.

September 8 | October 6 | November 3 | January 5 | March 1

The Fuller Youth Institute defines "Growing With" parenting as “a mutual journey of intentional growth for both ourselves and our children that trusts God to transform all of us.” Parents of all ages are invited to come support one another on this parenting journey through discussion and the sharing of ideas. Childcare will be available for children younger than kindergarten.

The question is: Will you give yourself the gift of just 8 hours over the next school year toward your own intentional growth?


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Understanding Your Grief ($12)

Monday, 6:30 p.m. | Wesley 124
4 sessions: September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
Rev. Donna McKee, Facilitator

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During our monthly grief support group, we will explore some of the essential touchstones for finding hope and healing your heart following the loss of a loved one. Childcare is available with online registration. Books available at the Connect Desk or at the first meeting. (Accompanying Understanding Your Grief Journal is available through Amazon.)


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I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening):
A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations 
by Sarah Steward Holland and Beth A. Silvers ($18)

Sunday, September 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Isham 103 | REGISTER
Tuesday, October 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Isham 103 | REGISTER
Rev. Holly Dittrich, Facilitator

In a culture that seems to thrive on divisiveness and polar absolutes, how can we, as Christians, forge a new and creative way? In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. They believe that we can choose to respect the dignity of every person, to recognize that issues are nuanced and can’t be reduced to political talking points. We can choose gentleness and patience, to listen in order to understand.

Join Rev. Holly Dittrich for a book discussion on one or both of the dates above (each will stand alone).


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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe
by Richard Rohr

Sunday, 3:30-5 p.m. | 8 weeks beginnning October 6 | Wesley 205
Jackie Harper, Facilitator

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From one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ,” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives. Contact facilitator to order a book for this class at jharper@containerstore.com.


What About Our Money? A Faith Response
by Susan K. Taylor

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | 4 weeks beginnning October 6 | Wesley 124
Fannette Welton, Facilitator

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What About Our Money? A Faith Response explores how we relate to money within the context of our faith. Through this connection between our faith and our money, participants discover how to live closer to God and God’s people, even in our North American culture that is so deeply defined by money.


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Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ
by Timothy Keller ($10)

Sunday, 9:45 a.m. | 8 weeks beginnning November 3 | Wesley 124
Joe and Liz Motley, Facilitators

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Timothy Keller takes readers on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the nativity. By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible’s account of Jesus’ birth, participants will experience the redeeming power of God’s grace in a deeper and more meaningful way.


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Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent
by Amy Jill Levine ($13)

Wednesday, 10-11:15 a.m. | 4 weeks beginnning November 20 | Wesley 103
Rev. Donna McKee, Facilitators

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In this study, biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine shows how the Gospel narratives connect to the Old Testament and highlights the role of women in first-century Jewish culture.

Note: Class will not meet the Wednesday, November 27.

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