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 Offering 5-Week Bible Study Beginning January 31st: The Call of Women in the New Testament

    Beginning on January 31st, the SOS Adult Sunday School class will offer a 5-week Bible study of The Call of Women in the New Testament. The class is held during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday School hour, with both secure on-line access as well as in-person at the church subject to COVID-19 safety measures. All newcomers and visitors are welcome to join. 

     

    The New Testament sees a broad calling of all people to salvation, and a narrower calling of specific individuals to action according to His plans.  All of us, men and women alike, may be pondering “What is God calling me to do?”  This unit, The Call of Women, looks at examples of faithful women in the first-century church. Inspirational stories from the Gospels and other New Testament texts will be presented for group discussion, focusing on sometimes overlooked women who played important roles in the ministry of Jesus – roles which are still valid today. 

     

    The SOS Class is a fun-loving discussion group that welcomes 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.  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.

    Praying with Circles

    In the book The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears, author Mark Batterson describes how his life was impacted by the legend of the circle maker and how he began using a new way to draw circles around the things he prayed about in his life and ministry. The Circle Maker describes three types of circles: Dream Big, Pray Hard, and Think Long.  Once that is done, all you need to do is “Keep Circling”i.  Later to go along with his book he challenged his own congregation to Draw the Circle: The 40-Day Prayer Challenge.

    Rev. C. Kay Fuino will introduce you to this way of praying with circles in two online introductory sessions, Wednesdays February 3rd and 10th at 6:30 p.m., or Mondays February 8th and 15th at 2:00 p.m. Once you learn about this way to enhance your prayer time you are invited to join in a Lenten challenge using the book Draw the Circle: The 40-Day Prayer Challenge, available on Amazon in either a paperback or Kindle version. During Lent there will be opportunities to come together on Monday afternoons or Wednesday evenings to talk about the prayer challenge and gain insight from others who are taking part. You are welcome to do the prayer challenge without joining in on the discussion.

    If you are interested in learning a new way to enhance your prayer life, please join the group on either Monday or Wednesday nights by contacting Tracy Brinker by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org or calling 770-476-3776. Please let Tracy know if you plan to attend Monday or Wednesday sessions. You may decide to join the challenge later on, but if you do, please let us know even if you do not join the discussion group. It will be a great experience for our church to have so many in synchrony prayer during the forty days of Lent.

    For more information, please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117.

    Online Study of “The Faith of a Mockingbird” Begins January 12th

    The Faith of a Mockingbird, based on Harper Lee’s classic book To Kill a Mockingbird, is a 4-week study that uses Lee’s beloved characters to explore our place in the world and God’s story, as well as what it means to live out a hopeful faith in a broken world:

    • Scout Finch – Telling Your Story;
    • Atticus Finch – When Your Story is Challenged;
    • Tom Robinson – When Challenge is Defining;
    • Boo Radley – Defining a Mystery.

    Join Rev. C. Kay Fuino on Tuesday evenings, beginning January 12th, from 6 to 7 p.m. online via Zoom for this delightful study. If you are not familiar with the story you may want to watch the movie or read the book before beginning the study.

     

    Participant books are $12 and we will be happy to order them for you. There is also an option for an e-book for $9.99 from Cokesbury.com if you would like to download it yourself.

     

    Please register by Tuesday, January 5th, by contacting Tracy Brinker by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org or calling 770-476-3776. Let her know if you need us to order a book for you. You may pay for your book when you pick it up. Please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117, if you have any questions.

    Online Study of “The Four Gospel Journey” Begins January 24th

    An online study of The Four Gospel Journey, a fresh approach to studying the Gospels, will be held on Sundays at 4:00 p.m., beginning January 24th, and continuing through February 28th. This study, led by Rev. Beth Brown Shugart, will be held online via Zoom and is limited to 20 participants.

     

    Please contact Tracy Brinker by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org or calling 770-476-3776 to register.  Registration closes when full or on January 20th, whichever comes first.