LEARN THE STORY OF GOD’S GRACE THROUGH SCRIPTURE AND COMMUNITY
We encourage you to attend one of our small groups for you to begin or continue to live, learn and share the story of God’s grace.
Below is a listing of some of the groups that are currently meeting. A more comprehensive list can be found at wesleyfreedom.churchcenter.com. If you find a group you wish to join, you may make a request from the link below. If you don’t see something that fits your schedule, please contact Sharon Feldman or Sherry Perrine and we will be happy to discuss other options. New groups are always forming along with seasonal study opportunities.
Yes, it is that simple. This group works through the Bible a “Chapter” at a time, moving between the Old Testament and the New Testament. This group is one you can move in and out of as each week’s study is independent of itself; you don’t have to worry about missing a class or making up work. The group is for all ages and meets at 8:15 am in Room 201.
Stories Made New
This group is currently involved with the DVD series, “That the World May Know”, featuring Ray Vander Laan, its founder and creator, who guides the study through the various lands and times featured in our Bible. This group is a fun, entertaining and eclectic group of individuals dedicated to improving their knowledge of God’s Holy Scriptures, Jesus’ ministry and the life of the early church. This group also addresses seasonal topics during Lent and Advent. This group is for all ages and meets at 9:45 am in Room 201.
Life Together: Parents of Youth
This Life Group for Parents of Youth is for those ready to go deeper in their Spiritual Journey. Enjoy a time of fellowship/ relationship building and worship through a time of study and possibility involvement in a service opportunity together. This class meets at 9:45 am in Room 500 and will use “Not a Fan” as a study guide. “Not a Fan” will challenge participants to reflect on what it means to be a follower and not just an admirer of Jesus. b
Christianity in a Secular World
This group studies scripture by reading through a book of the Bible. If you are looking for a mix of people with whom to connect, who sometimes has brunch and works on church projects together, this is a group for you. This group meets at 9:45 am in Room 200. Just bring your Bible.
Next Steps: Discover Discipleship
If you are new or fairly new to Wesley Freedom UMC and would like to explore membership this is your “Next Step”. This is a six week class that is designed to give you some basic background on what it means to be a United Methodist and what it means to be a member at WFUMC.
Life Together: Thirsty Disciples
This group meets at 4 pm at the Cline’s home and led by Matt Cline. This group of young adults with children enjoys food and fellowship together and studies a variety of materials. We will be studying 24 Hours that Changed the World, by Adam Hamilton for Lent. Childcare is provided. Materials fee $10.
This 20’s -30’s home group meets at 5 pm and begins by sharing a meal together. This Life Group is for those ready to go deeper in their Spiritual Journey. Enjoy a time of fellowship/ relationship building and worship through a time of study and possibility involvement in a service opportunity together. Childcare is provided. Materials fee.
A*D*A*M* (A Day After Monday)
This group is a Bible Study for men. All men are invited to come and discover why the Bible is the greatest story ever told. No experience necessary. This group meets from 6 to 7 pm in Room 201. There is no fee for this study. Just bring your Bible.
New Groups Always Forming
New groups are always forming along with seasonal study opportunities. If you don’t see something that fits your schedule, please contact Sharon Feldman or Sherry Perrine and we will be happy to discuss other options.
WOW (Women of Wesley)
This is a women’s group for women of all ages, in all different seasons of their lives and in all different stages of their spiritual journey. This group meets at from 6:30 – 8 pm in Room 303. If you are a woman who enjoys studying scripture, laughter, and fellowship with other women, then you will want to check this group out. Materials fee. Next session begins October 2nd, 2018.
Busy Readers’ Book Club
This monthly group will select a short book (200 pages or less) to read each month from the Christian, non-fiction genre. This group meets from 6:30 to 8 pm on the second Wednesday of the month.
This Bible study for women is a place of refuge for your Thursday mornings. Take time for tea (or coffee) as we take time for Jesus. Enjoy time together for prayers, conversation and scripture. This is a fun group for ladies of all ages. This group meets 9:30 to 11 am in Room 303. Materials fee. The next session will be held on October 4th, 2018.
This group of Science Fiction fans will be studying The Gospel According to Harry Potter, by Christian author, Connie Neal. We will explore the world of magic and mystery created by J. K. Rowling alongside the stories and grand themes of the Bible. Contrary to those who reject the series as a threat to the Christian faith, Neal demonstrates how the lessons in Harry Potter not only echo many of the stories in the Bible but reinforce the central messages of Christianity. Join us starting April 5th at 7 pm in Room 200.
God’s Children with Children
This Life Group for parents of young children is for those ready to go deeper in their Spiritual Journey. Enjoy a time of fellowship/ relationship building and worship through a time of study and possibility involvement in a service opportunity together. This class meets weekly from 6:30 to 8 pm in Room 303. They discuss a variety of materials including books from the Bible. Childcare is provided. Material fee. The next session will be held on October 4th, 2018.
Friday Friends is a small group of women who meet at 9:30 am on Friday mornings, along with our coffee, in Room 200, to study daily readings or devotionals and discuss how they are meaningful to us today and how we can use it in our everyday life.