Small Group Studies for Adults

We offer a variety of small group studies throughout the year, including Disciple Bible Study, a 30-34 week study to “equip the saints.” Study groups for women meet on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. There are groups on Wednesday evenings (seasonal; April - August) with a variety of topics. For additional information, please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor, by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org.

  • "Play with Fire:  Discovering Fierce Faith" Ladies’ Bible Study Begins March 28th

    The ladies’ Thursday morning Bible Study will finish the school year with a study of the book Play with Fire:  Discovering Fierce Faith by Bianca Juárez Olthoff.  The book’s author shows how God uses Fire in the Bible to reveal his presence to His people, lead them, refine them, and empower them. He revealed himself to Moses in the burning bush and led the Israelites in a pillar of fire. He walked the three Hebrew youth in a fiery furnace. His Holy Spirit appeared like tongues of flame above the heads of the early Christians at Pentecost.

     

    God uses that same "fire" to burn away the things in our lives that get in the way of His purposes. He has HUGE dreams for us, He brings His fire to refine us, shape us, and empower us into the people He wants us to be.  In this way, each of us, like the mythical Phoenix, can rise from the ashes of our old lives to a new life in Christ!

     

    There are five sessions in the study beginning Thursday, March 28th.  The study meets at 10:00 a.m. in rooms F-146/147, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center.  For additional information or to reserve a study guide ($20), please contact Fran Hearn McGee by e-mail at dr_fran@bellsouth.net or call 678-773-5107.

  • Preparing for Lent with The Greatest Showman

    Study Begins March 13th

    Lent is the preparation we do to receive Christ on Easter Sunday.  There are always options for us as to how we prepare, study or simply glide through the season.  This year one option, a study based on the popular movie The Greatest Showman, is From Now On: A Lent Course on Hope and Redemption, by Rachel Mann. Taking the film The Greatest Showman as a starting point, the course explores ways in which themes of faith, hope and redemption run through all our lives.  It examines how each of us, like P. T. Barnum and the members of his circus, face and can overcome doubt, temptation and prejudice, and how we can begin to live authentic lives.

    We will begin by watching the movie together in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, March 10th, at 2 p.m., or you may watch it on your own at some time prior to our first class. The five-week study, led by Rev. C. Kay Fuino, begins on Wednesday, March 13th, from 6 to 7 p.m. in room F-145. Books for the study are $10 and are available on Amazon or we can order one for you.

    Please contact Tracy Brinker by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org, or at 770-476-3776, to register for the study. Let her know if you want to attend the movie on March 10th and if you will need childcare that day. Please let her know if you want the church to order your copy of the book. Please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117, for additional information.

  • “SOS” Adult Sunday School Class to Study “Discipleship and Mission” Beginning in March

    Study begins in march

    In the month of March, the “SOS” Adult Sunday School class will begin a 3-month series of lessons focusing on what it means to be a disciple, and how we can put what we learn from Jesus Christ into practice, to follow where His voice leads and to make a difference in the world.  Entitled “Discipleship and Mission”, the series comes from The Standard Lesson Commentary, the nation’s most popular Bible study resource for more than twenty years.


    In March, each lesson will highlight the “Call to Discipleship”, using passages from the Gospel according to Luke to illustrate the lessons Jesus taught us.  During April, the study covers Call to Ministry” and focuses on the Book of Matthew to reveal what we are called as Believers to do.  Finally in May, the “Call to Life in Christ” lessons mine the Apostle Paul’s letter to the new church in Rome (Romans) to fully reveal the doctrine of the church and our ultimate calling as disciples of Christ.


    This Spring series promises to be a refreshing exploration of New Testament Scripture, and it encourages true life change!  Our class provides the lesson book free of charge, and each lesson contains printed Scripture, verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible text, detailed lesson background, and discussion starters.  The SOS Class is a fun-loving group that will welcome visitors who may want to join in this lesson series!  We sit “in circle” in a relaxed environment, we value each other’s differences, and our goal is to help one another to better know Christ. The class meets during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday School hour in room F-150, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center, toward the back corner.