Small Group Studies for Adults

We offer a variety of small group studies throughout the year. 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. Beth Brown Shugart, Associate Pastor, by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org.

    “Learn a Little” Wednesday Evening Classes for Adults

    Learn a Little classes are one-night classes for adults, offered on Wednesdays beginning August 17th from 6 to 7 p.m. in room F-145 (unless otherwise noted), located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center. They cover a wide variety of subjects. Upcoming dates and topics include:

    • October 5th: Racial Justice and Healing, led by Brian Tillman, Associate Director of Congregation Excellence, North GA United Methodist Church Conference.
    • October 12th:  History of Photography, led by David Cook.
    • October 19th: Learn about Rainbow Village.
    • October 26th: Our Seneca Street Connection, led by Beth Intondi.
    • November 2nd: New Faith Communities and Opportunities, led by Richard Hunter, Associate Director of Congregational Excellence, North GA United Methodist Church Conference.
    • November 9th: The Liberian School, led by Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor, Duluth First UMC.
    • November 16th: Scriptural Literacy & Imagination, led by Blair Boyd Zant, Director of Congregational Excellence, North GA United Methodist Church Conference.
    • November 23rd: No class due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
    • November 30th: Genealogy, led by Sara Burns
    • December 7th: Devotional Books for the New Year, led by Rev. Beth Brown Shugart, Associate Pastor, Duluth First UMC.

    For additional information, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by email at bshugart@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 128.

    “Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple” Bible Study Begins September 18th

    A new, Sunday evening Bible study, based on the book, Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful by Adam Hamilton, is open to everyone and begins on Sunday, September 18th, in room E-134 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The 6-week study will continue to October 16th.

    Led by Charlie Doerlich, the Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful study will look into this man, “not rich or educated but who was familiar with hard work. He was quick-tempered and impetuous, but possessed a passion that would change the world. He left everything to follow his teacher, yet struggled with doubt and fear”. Along the way, Adam Hamilton provides a “guide to applying the Bible to modern life in a sane and balanced way.” The accompanying DVD will provide context as we visit the locations in Israel where the story took place.

    To register for this class, please contact Tracy Brinker by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org or by calling 770-476-3776. Copies of the book are available on Amazon at a discounted price of $10 - $12. Please be prepared to discuss Chapter One at the first meeting on September 18th.  A study guide will be provided.