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.

    Praying The Daily Examen – Ignatian Spirituality: Begins October 16th

    The Examen is a way of praying using prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to see God’s presence. This study will use the technique described by Ignatius of Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises.  There is not a book for the class but handouts will be provided and videos will be viewed.  It is recommended that you have a new journal of your choice to use for the class.


    Over a 6-week period we will review:

    • The five-step daily Examen;
    • How to Make the Examen Part of Your Day;
    • Variations on the Examen;
    • Taking the Examen Forward.

    Rev. C. Kay Fuino will lead this study on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. beginning on October 16th in room F-145, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center.  You may sign up with our receptionist Tracy Brinker by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org, or by calling the church at 770-476-3776.

    Disciple Bible Study Fast Track: “Remember Who You Are – The Prophets”

    This 12-week study of the Old Testament Major and Minor prophets calls the readers to think about how God is continually calling hearers and readers back to God and to a sense of people who are “set apart”.  This study is designed to establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God. The second 12-week study will look at the letters traditionally attributed to Paul. The class will be led by Rev. C. Kay Fuino and other facilitators.

    Disciple Fast Track is designed for manageable preparation on a daily basis and shorter group meeting times. This class will begin on Sunday, September 8th, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room F-204. The second half will begin in January 2020. It is preferable to have completed the first Disciple Bible Study or the initial Fast Track Study but all are invited to attend.  The book for the first 12-week session is $15 and may be ordered by calling the church and signing up for class with our receptionist Tracy Brinker by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776. Please sign up by August 26th so books can be ordered in time for the first class.  Please let us know if you will need childcare on Sunday evenings.

    Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program

    Do you ever wish that your child came with an instruction manual? Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. Each child is uniquely wired for the holy journey that he or she will travel. As parents, we create the container that holds the emotions, dreams, and development that equips each child for his/her journey. Join us for the Circle of Security® Parenting™ program, based on decades of research, which will guide you to create a container that nurtures a secure connection between you and your child — a connection that supports the foundation that can lead to a lifetime of health and happiness. This program is for parents with children ages 4 months through 5 years.

    The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program will be led by Lynne Smith, who earned a B.A. in Spanish and Economics from Furman University (1988) and a Master of Divinity from Emory University Candler School of Theology (2006).  Lynne was ordained a Deacon in Full Connection in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church in 2009.  She facilitates educational workshops and works to support communities of faith as they nurture the wellbeing of the families that they serve.

    The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program will offered on Wednesday nights, September 11th through December 4th, from 6 to 7 p.m. in room F-148, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. The cost is $40 per person. The registration deadline is Sunday, August 25th, and the program is limited to 12 participants. To register, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 128.