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' “Love For One Another” Study: Now Through October

    The SOS Adult Sunday School class is beginning a Fall-series of Bible study and discussion lessons entitled Love For One Another, and all newcomers and visitors are welcome to join! 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.

    In September, the class will be reading the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis to examine how LOVE can overcome the most difficult challenges in family life. In October, a variety of Scripture will focus on how to practice INCLUSIVE LOVE and how to extend love beyond those who agree with us – so needed in today’s world!  November lessons will explore some of the most inspirational passages from the New Testament, highlighting SELFLESS LOVE and our call to put others before ourselves.

    The class meets securely online on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., and beginning in September, social-distanced face-to-face meetings at the church will also be added! Please contact Carol Stalcup by e-mail at cocosta@bellsouth.net or Jim Woods by e-mail at Jim.p.woods@gmail.com for more information.

    "The Bible and a Book" Online Study Begins October 4

    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 Brown 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. Class dates are  October 4th, 18th, and 25th, and November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd.


    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 Wednesday, September 30th.

    “Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America” Study Begins October 21st

    Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America is a study for parents, grandparents, educators, small group leaders, and communities who wish to raise their children to be able and active participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions.


    A study based on the book of the same name will be held at the church on Wednesday evenings beginning October 21st and continuing through December 16th. The study, led by Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. in a hybrid format with in-person and online participation available.


    Please register for this study by contacting Tracy Brinker by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org, or at 770-476-3776, by Sunday, October 11th.

    "Getting to Know the Hymnal" Online Study Begins December 6th

    Getting to Know the Hymnal, a two-week online course beginning December 6th, will reveal the amazing resources that are a part of the United Methodist Hymnal.  Not only will you will learn about hymns, but you will be introduced to the book that John Wesley said was “the second most important book you can own.”

    Class sessions are Sundays, December 6th and 13th, from 4 to 5 p.m. on-line via Zoom.

    Please register with Tracy Brinker, Church Receptionist, by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org, or by calling the church at 770-476-3776.  To participate, you will need a United Methodist Hymnal. Registration closes on Wednesday, December 2nd.

    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