Bible Studies & Small Groups

As with everything in our world today, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way we are organizing our studies and groups. During the fall and spring, we typically offer Wednesday in the Neighborhood groups, which meet in different people's homes around the area for a meal, Bible study and connection. And our Sunday School classes would normally meet at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. However, these types of gatherings on still on hold for now.


We still encourage everyone to "band together" and become part of a small group. Groups can be as small as three people, and you can meet in person or electronically. Learn more about banding together


  • Communication skills for co-parenting

    Wednesdays / 6-7:15 p.m. / from March 24-April 28, 2021 / Parkway Heights UMC on the third floor

    Facilitated by Cindy Re


    Register Online


    Download a brochure


    This class has been developed to assist parents who are divorced, who never married but live separately or who live together but do not always agree about parenting. Over the six-week class, parents will develop skills to communicate and work together towards raising an independent child. 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. There is no registration fee or other charge for this class; however, appropriate opportunities for love offerings may be provided.


    Unfortunately, childcare will not be available during this session.

  • rebuilding when your relationship ends

    Mondays  / 6:45 p.m. / from March 29-May 24, 2021 / Parkway Heights UMC Youth Chapel

    Facilitated by Lou Ann Morris


    Register Online


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    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 facebook.com/divorcegriefrecovery. 


    Unfortunately, childcare will not be available during this session.

  • ENCOUNTER THE SPIRIT

    Mondays at 10 a.m. / Via Zoom / Led by Susan Eaton


    Ask Christians today how they best connect with God, and they’ll likely talk about their relationship with Jesus or their experience of a heavenly Father who loves and cares for them. Ask them to focus on how they connect with God, and they may shake their heads in wonder.


    The Holy Spirit is our connection to the heart of the Father. And yet, too many Christians have missed out on the richness, power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Too many of us have no idea the Holy Spirit loves us and desires to draw us into the heart of God. After all, it is the Holy Spirit Himself who empowers us to encounter God.


    The Holy Spirit is our inheritance as followers of Jesus. To access the power and fullness of this gift, however, is a choice. What if you could tap into that power? What if you could walk in confidence and pray with authority? Wouldn’t you like to know how to hear the voice of God and how to read the Bible, so it becomes a Living Word for you? Wouldn’t you benefit from a deeper, more intimate connection with Father, Son and Holy Spirit?

     

    Encounter the Spirit is a seven-week small group guidebook aimed at helping you discover the treasure of a deep relationship with God, through the power of the Holy Spirit.


    This study is offered for both women and men.

  • monday lunch group

    Mondays at noon / Via Zoom / Led by Brian Ford


    Take a break in your day to share a meal and continue walking together on the spiritual path. The group typically begins their time together with a period of silence before 20 minutes of a video or audio study, followed by conversation for the rest of the hour. 


    The group occasionally meets on Fridays instead of Mondays. Search for the private group "Monday Lunch Group" on Facebook for more information and to learn of date changes.