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Summer Pastor’s Bible Study 

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Join Pastor Ian for an in-person 6-Week Study of Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible. Buy a book from one of the links on this page (or your favorite bookstore) and join us on Wednesdays this July & August. This book is easy to read and a great introduction to scripture for both mature disciples & those new to bible study.

 

Let us know you’re coming! (Pre-Registration is not required, but it helps us make sure we reserve an appropriate room)

Register

 

Need help purchasing a book? Scholarships are available. Contact Pastor Ian for more information.

 

From the book description:

“Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. The underlying debate isn’t about a particular social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. The world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also one of the most confusing. In Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton, one of the country’s leading pastors and Christian authors, addresses the hot-button issues that plague the church and cultural debate, and answers many of the questions frequently asked by Christians and non-Christians alike.

Did God really command Moses to put gay people to death? Did Jesus really teach that everyone who is not a Christian will be assigned to hell? Why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church?” Were Adam and Eve real people? Is the book of Revelation really about the end times? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? Is the Bible ever wrong? In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.”

Fellowship Groups


This eclectic class of social groups each has its own unique flavor.  Friends gather to enjoy each other’s company while they have breakfast, lunch, or attend a special event.  Some include time for prayer and devotion, but their main focus is just to get together.

Life Groups


Life Groups are made up of people who share common interests, life stage or geographic area.  They covenant together to meet weekly, study scripture or discipleship practices, and serve beyond the walls of the church every month or two.  These groups commit to staying together for 12-18 months and have a maximum number of participants. 

Connect Groups


Connect Groups meet weekly and provide a supportive, nurturing and caring community for each other. They may include short-term Bible studies, seasonal studies or long-term studies that where members decide to study scripture or other topics of interest.

Ongoing Connect and Life Groups

If you would like to attend a group, please contact the group leader before showing up to the group in order to make sure there has not been a change in schedule or location. 

 

Pastor’s Study

 

Pastor’s Bible Study


Ever noticed that different denominations (and even Christians in the same church) read the Bible differently? This Summer, the Pastor’s Bible Study will use Adam Hamilton’s Making Sense of the Bible to learn more about what the Bible is, how we can interpret the tough passages, and why we might read the same passages differently.

Wednesdays @ 11 am & 6:30 pm

Wesley Freedom UMC

Sunday Online

Adult Connect Group

Chapters 


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. 

8:30 am

Zoom Meeting # – 390-800-6186 

Sunday

Adult Connect Group

Stories Made New


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. 

 9:45 am

WFUMC Room 201 – Currently on break

Sunday Online

Adult Connect Group

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. Just bring your Bible.  We are currently looking at the Gospel of John. 

9:30 am

Zoom Meeting – Email for link

Sunday Online

Adult Connect Group

 WF Inklings


This group studies the Bible outside of the box. We use science fiction, famous scientists, and other geeky studies to look at Scripture in a different way. We have lots of fun, laughs, insightful conversation, serious discussion, and an open mind to explore our lives with Christ.

Zoom Meeting – Email for link

Sunday

Adult Life Group

 Thirsty Disciples


This group of young adults with children enjoys food and fellowship together and studies a variety of materials.  Childcare is provided. 

 4:00 pm

Member’s Home – currently on break

Sunday Online

Adult Life Group

 Parents of Kids in College and Launching Lives


This group has one thing in common – a kid in college or a recent college graduate. They meet together to study Scriptures, topics of interest and serve together. 

 7:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Tuesday Online

Adult Connect Group

 Bible and Breakfast


A Women’s Bible study where you are invited to bring your breakfast on the go and join women of all ages to read and study Scripture.

 9:30 am

Currently meeting online

Tuesday Online

Adult Connect Group

 W.O.W ( Women of Wesley)


Women of all ages, in all different seasons of their lives and in all different stages of their spiritual journey make up this group.  If you are a woman who enjoys studying scripture, laughter, and fellowship with other women, then you will want to check this group out. 

 6:30 pm

  Zoom  Meeting – Email for Link

Tuesday Online

Adult Connect Group

A.D.A.M. (A Day After Monday)


All men are invited to come and discover why the Bible is the greatest story ever told.  No experience necessary. Just bring your Bible. This group is currently meeting on Zoom.  

6:30 pm

Zoom Meeting # 390-800-6186 

Tuesday Online

Adult Life Group

Reflecting God’s Light


Empty nesters?  Dreaming of retirement or already there? This group is for you. A Life Group for those who no longer have children living at home and is rediscovering life for themselves. Our next two studies include Daniel and Esther. 

 7:00 pm

Zoom Meeting – email for link

Wednesday Online

Adult Life Group

Light the Way


Young adults with small children who are lighting the way for disciples of Jesus Christ.

 6:30 pm

Meeting Online on Saturdays at this time

Thursday Online

Adult Life Group

 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 serving together. They discuss a variety of materials including books of the Bible.   Childcare is provided. 

 

 6:30 pm

WebX Meeting – email for information

Friday Online

Adult Connect Group

Friday Friends


Friday Friends is a small group of women (with coffee) who meet  to study daily readings or devotionals and discuss how they are meaningful today. Friday Friends is meeting via Zoom during this time. Please email Lynn for the link.

 9:30 am

Zoom Meeting

Fellowship Groups


 

Keenagers

3rd Wednesday @ 11:00 – Room 101

All are welcome to join this group (50+) which begins with devotions together and then carpools to a predetermined restaurant of their choice for lunch. 

Karen Woodford

Men’s Breakfast

1st Saturday @ 7 AM – Zoom Meeting

All men are invited to meet together for a hearty breakfast and time of devotion and discussion. Email Mark for the Zoom link.

Mark Gage

Prime Timers

Meets as events arise

This social group (mostly retired individuals and couples) enjoys getting together for dinner, ball games and theater experiences. 

 

 

Gordon Huggins

Got Questions?

If you don’t see something that fits your schedule, or if a group you are interested in is currently at its maximum capacity, please contact our staff and we will be happy to discuss other options.  New groups are always forming along with seasonal studies. 

   Associate Pastor Ian Collier