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. Dr. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor, by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org.

    “Christianity, Cults & Religions” Ladies’ Bible Study Begins April 20th

    Sisters By Grace Ladies’ Bible Study will be studying World Religions: Christianity, Cults & Religions study starting April 20th and 22nd, continuing through June 29th, on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday night classes will be held at the church. All participants attending class at the church will need to follow the face mask and social distancing guidelines that are exercised during small group meetings. The Thursday night classes will be held online via Zoom.

    You only need to attend one night of class.  Tuesday and Thursday night classes will cover the same lesson topics and homework each week. You can pick which night works best for your schedule and which class style fits your comfort while practicing social distancing.

    You must register for this Worlds Religions study by Sunday, March 28th. Lois Young will be the facilitator for each of the classes.  For more information about the World Religions: Christianity, Cults & Religions study and to register for the class, please contact Lois by e-mail at sisterbygrace@att.net.

    “The Bible and a Book” Online Study Begins April 18th

    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, April 18, continuing through Sunday, May 23.

     

    Please register with our receptionist, Tracy Brinker, by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org.  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.  The class is limited to 15 people. Registration closes when full or Wednesday, April 7th, whichever comes first.

    S.A.L.T. School Class to Begin “Plenty Good Room” Lenten Study on February 21st

    The S.A.L.T. Sunday School class is beginning a Lenten study on February 21st using the book Plenty Good Room, by Marilyn E. Thornton. This six-session study provides biblical, social, and historical analyses of the African American spirituals: “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit,” “This Lonesome Valley,” “Bow Down on Your Knees,” “Plenty Good Room,” “Ain’t Dat Good News,” and “Were You There?”

    The book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.  The S.A.L.T. Sunday School class meets online via Zoom every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and in a hybrid format in room E-134 on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Anyone wishing to join in this study by Zoom may do so by contacting Ann Fleming by e-mail at afleming3832@att.net or by phone at 678-644-9108. Ann will send you a Zoom meeting invitation about 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning, or you can simply join the hybrid class on the 1st and 3rd Sundays. Be sure to wear a facemask if you plan to attend the hybrid class.