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Discipleship Pathway Adults

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Adult Learning Opportunities

Summer…time for fun and sun, and growing for fall’s harvest.

Here are some possibilities:

Spirit Camp, a Bible Art Journaling group for adults, will continue to meet every Tuesday night at 6pm in the Lounge at First UMC through Aug. 15.

Kristy Smith has been studying her Bible in a unique way for several years. In Art Journaling, people use art and varied media to express the meaning of a Bible passage for them, or help them process the passage. Usually this art is done right on and in the Bible; it is a way of expressing their faith in a deep and meaningful way.

Many are doing art right on the pages of their Bibles, but for those not so brave there are other options:
art journals can be used or you could use the worksheet that Kristy prepares in response to the sermon each week as a stand alone work of art.

Each week we will focus on an artistic response to the previous week’s sermon. Each week Kristy will focus on sharing new techniques, and mediums, perfect for those who are just learning about this form of spiritual expression. Feel free to attend the weeks you are available. All you need is a Bible; some type of notebook, art journal, or canvas to create on; and a pen. If you have stamp pads, colored pencils, and varied colored pens feel free to bring those as well. Please contact Kristy Smith at for more information.

Childcare can be provided just call the office ahead.

Holy Superheroes! Sunday Mornings

Intro by Heidi DeMoss

Here are some gifted teachers sharing something they enjoy in a way you might not expect. Did you know that Andy Snyder has collected comic books since he was a teen? By my count that is some 30 plus odd years of comic books. Joe Herrick has been able to pull scenes from movies at will since my boys were in baby carriers. (21 years in Oct) These are the two guys you want teaching about superhe-roes because it is going to be great, or rather super.

Comic books and the characters they have spawned have become…mythology. Profound depth…can be found in the glossy, fast based, and often violent world of comics, graph-ic novels, and the films they inspire.
*Back cover of Holy Superheroes! by Greg Garrett.

Maybe there is something more, something sacred, that is present. Something that the comics give us a way to explore — about ourselves, our world, our faith, and even our God.

Using a book with the same title as a guide, Andy Snyder and Joe Herrick have created a study for us. Using discussion, movie clips, and Andy’s collec-tion of comic books, they will help us explore this world of superheroes and all it offers us as insight into our own and others beliefs about how God works in the world.

High School and Adult welcome

July 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20

Sundays, 9:40 – 10:30am in the Lounge

Coming this Fall

Children’s Programming Information for Parents, Grandparents, (and all interest-ed)

Have you ever wondered why we have Grace Space in the sanctuary here at First UMC, as well as a nursery and Accessible Space in the lounge? Or what the difference is between Sunday School during the 9:40am Learning Hour, and Worship Center during our second worship service? How about what happens during the 3rd grade Bible class? Colleen Bajema and Heidi DeMoss, two staff members of our Intentional Discipleship Team, hope to answer these and other questions you may have about our ministry to and with children here at First UMC. We will hold an information and Q/A session on September 10 at 9:40am in the Lounge. Our Intentional Discipleship Team feels that this ministry to and with children is among the most important work that we do here. We look forward to ex-plaining the current program, answering your questions, and perhaps even finding new and exciting ways for you to be involved in this vibrant ministry.

Also on September 10, the regular school year adult classes will return:

FaithLinks, a class that uses current events from a UM perspective as their curriculum. Participants take turns leading the class. They meet in the Filling Station on the basement level and welcome all!

Immersion Bible Study is lead by David Minnich. They will begin in September where they left off in the spring in the book of Luke. When that is finished, they will start on the book of Acts. If you are interested in exploring the Bible with a group of people, this may be for you. They meet in the Conference Room near the main office and welcome all!

Many of our small groups who have been off for the summer will begin again in September as well. A comprehensive list will be in the September Focus but in the meantime, if you need any-more information about any of our adult opportunities, please contact Heidi De Moss at

FUMC Book Club

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Small Groups

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