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.

    SOS Adult Sunday School Class to Study “Faith and Wisdom in James” Series in August

    For the month of August, the SOS adult Sunday School class will share a series of online lessons focusing on the New Testament wisdom literature of the book of James.  The discussion class meets online via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and is open to all.  Please e-mail Jim Woods at jim.p.woods@gmail.com to receive a secure link to join us.

    Entitled “Faith and Wisdom in James”, the series comes from The Standard Lesson Commentary, the nation’s most popular Bible study resource for more than twenty years. It’s within the context of trying times, faith being tested, and an encouragement to consider suffering as an opportunity that the brother of Jesus gives a simple admonition, “let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger” (James 1.19).  This simple advice gives us a way forward when we are struggling to know what to do next.
     
    The SOS Class is a fun-loving group that will welcome visitors who want to join us in prayer, Bible study and Christian fellowship. We value each other’s differences, and our goal is to help one another to better know Christ.

    "The Bible and a Book" Online Study Begins August 2nd

    Blind Spot (Hidden Biases of Good People) is one of the most eye-opening and most helpful books I have ever read. I am grateful to Rev. Beth Shugart for introducing me to it.

    Our world is rife with questions about race, gender, and other classifications. God calls us to do our part to make our world more just and free for all of us.  I cannot think of a better response to God's call than educating ourselves with this book and joining this discussion together.

    Rev. Terry Tippens

    The Bible and a Book, a weekly online course which combines reading the book Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People with a study of I John, will be led by Rev. Beth Brown Shugart. The class will be offered online via Zoom on Sunday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. beginning Sunday, August 2nd, continuing through Sunday, September 13th.

    Please register with our receptionist, Tracy Brinker, by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org, or by calling the church at 770-476-3776.  To participate you will need to purchase the book Blind Spot by Banaji and Greenwald.  It is highly recommended that you purchase a hard copy, rather than an e-book. Registration closes on Friday, July 24th.

    Zooming to You This Summer: Disciple Bible Study Fast Track 1- Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Begins June 9th

    This summer Rev. C. Kay Fuino will offer a Disciple Fast Track Old Testament Bible Study in a Zoom format on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning June 9th.  Disciple Fast Track provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Each week there are manageable readings of 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes. Our Fast Track group will meet for a total of 12 weeks, and a 12-week New Testament study will be offered in the future.

    To register for the class please send an e-mail, using the e-mail address you will use to access Zoom, to Rev. C. Kay Fuino at ckfuino@duluthumc.org. You will receive an e-mail with the Zoom access information the week before class. If you are not familiar with Zoom we can help you. You need a computer, tablet or phone, with video and audio capability, as well as access to the internet.

    The cost for the workbook, Disciple Fast Track Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Old Testament Study Manual, is $15.99 plus tax and shipping. Please order your workbook from Cokesbury.com.  The study manual has a dark red cover and clearly says Old Testament Study Manual on the cover.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail. 

    This is a perfect time to open yourselves to the scriptures and polish the mirror of your own spiritual life.  While we cannot meet physically in groups just yet, we can still meet to learn more about our Christian heritage which is also the background of the life of Jesus.  I hope you will take this opportunity to do something new and different.  Zoom into the scriptures with me.

    Blessings and joy.
    Rev. C. Kay Fuino