Bible Studies & Small Groups

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Co-Parenting Under Two Roofs

Wednesdays at 6 p.m. / Room 305A/B

Begins Jan. 23 / Facilitated by Cindy Re

A panel of attorneys, counselors, psychologists, and/or other professionals will present a six-week course to guide parents who are divorced or single in the trials and tribulations of co-parenting between two different households. Topics will include a discussion of personality types, various types of relationships, raising strong children, psychological effects of divorce on children, decision making, communication, discipline, alienation and beyond.

Creative HeARTS

(for adults & girls 4th grade & up)

Sundays at 4:30 p.m. / Room 312

Begins Jan. 20 / Led by Laurie Stetelman

Experience creative arts that will serve others. Enjoy projects like pottery (making bowls for the Empty Bowls mission project), beading (can be sold to raise funds for missions) and sewing dresses for girls across the globe.

Illuman Men’s Ministry
Way of Council: 4th Sunday / 5:30 p.m. / Room 306B / Begins Feb. 24

Meal & Fellowship: 4th Monday / 5:30 p.m. / area restaurants / Facilitated by Brian Ford
Illuman is committed to supporting men who are seeking to deepen their spiritual lives. Illuman offers support and opportunities that men otherwise may not have. The organization is nondenominational and open to all men.

Mac-N-Cheese Ministries
Dates and times TBD
Led by Dixie Evans & Melanie Storey
Join other cooks in the kitchen assembling casseroles for others needing special comfort during an illness or trying time. Casseroles are frozen and on hand when needed. To be informed of the next gathering, contact Dixie Evans at 601.270.9856 or

Monday Lunch Study
Mondays from noon-1:15 p.m. / Room 240
Ongoing / Led by Brian Ford
Enjoy discussion and fellowship on Mondays (and occasionally Fridays) to explore the role of faith and spirituality in our lives and in those that have come before us. This group uses mostly audio/DVD studies. Search for “Monday Lunch Group” on Facebook to learn of date changes and more information. Please bring your own lunch.

Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Mondays at 9 a.m. / Youth Chapel
Begins Jan. 28 / Facilitated by Susan Eaton
How do you know God? How do you define His place in your life? Through Encounter the Father, you will gain a right understanding of the Father’s heart and experience freedom from shame and unholy expectation. Encounter your Father through seven weeks of daily study, journaling and praying and through weekly teaching and conversations with others.

Praise Team
Practices Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. / Founders Hall
Ongoing / Led by Sam Bruton
If contemporary worship music is your style, then the Praise Team may be for you! The Praise Team features vocalists, guitarists, a keyboardist and a drummer. Other musicians are always welcome! The Praise Team leads worship at
8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings in Founders Hall.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Mondays at 1 p.m. / Atrium
Ongoing / Led by Tina Arrington
Knit or crochet a prayer shawl or lap robe for those who are experiencing difficult times and circumstances. The Prayer Shawl Ministry has been a blessing in the lives of so many. You are invited to be a part of this special ministry. All skill levels and both men and women are welcome!

Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends
Next session begins March 18 / The Open Door Community
Facilitated by Lou Ann Morris
This highly regarded program ministers to hurting individuals. The nine-week workshop is based on the belief that if given information, guidance and emotional support, people can adjust to the ending of a relationship through separation, divorce or death and experience personal growth. Learn more at

Sanctuary Choir
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. / 2nd floor Choir Suite
Ongoing / Led by Dr. Greg Fuller
The choir welcomes you to serve with them in sharing the gift of music and facilitating a worshipful experience on Sunday mornings and at special services. The choir provides a supportive environment for members and cultivates mentoring relationships with student singers. Looking for a place to belong? Join our Choir Ministry!

United Methodist Women
June Pegues, president
The United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom through Jesus Christ; develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and participate in the missions of the church. UMW has two circles that meet: Bevill/Vickery Circle (Katrina Turk, chair) and Outreach Circle (Dixie McDougald, chair). All women are invited to join.

Yoga Class
Sundays at 6 p.m. / 2nd floor Gathering Room
Begins Feb. 3 for 5 weeks / Led by Karen McCall
Karen McCall will be leading the very popular one-hour yoga class on Sunday nights. You’ll enjoy this time of renewing your body and your mind as you not only increase flexibility and strength, but relax your breathing, pray or just slow down from a busy day.

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