A Way Forward: Healthy Conversations about the United Methodist Church and Human Sexuality
We are not of one mind when discussing human sexuality and The United Methodist Church. Specifically, the issues of same-gender marriage and the ordination of homosexuals have proven to be particularly divisive. You are invited to participate in a respectful, grace-filled conversation about these differing viewpoints within our denomination. We’ll examine the 44-year history of the denomination’s position on homosexuality, discuss the varied understanding of biblical passages which speak about this issue, and consider the implications of differing perspectives within our church today. Led by Rev. Amy Coles, Assistant to Bishop Leeland and a delegate to the 2016 General Conference, First class led by Pastor Chuck Wilson, Wednesday Evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm, September 20-October 18. Register Now
Financial Peace University
79 households have taken Financial Peace University at Matthews UMC! In 9 weeks they paid off over $188,073 in debt and saved over $142,974. Take control of your money while learning how to put your money to work for you! We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! In 9 lessons, you’ll learn to take control of your money, invest for the future, and give like never before! Cost $95 per kit, 1 kit per person or couple. Thursday Evenings, September 21 – November 16, 7:00 – 8:45 pm. Led by Kathy Zimmer & Ken Welty, Register Now.
Journey To Jesus. Building Christ Centered Friendships With Muslims,
September 24 thru November 12, in The WORD class which meets at 10:45 on Sundays in Room 94. There are no materials to purchase and no charge for the class. Please contact Christy Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8th to reserve your spot.
The Grave Robber: How Can Make Your Impossible Possible – Offered at Wesley UMC:
If you long to see God work in miraculous ways in the life of your church, you will love the faith-building, life-giving message found in The Grave Robber. Join pastor and bestselling author Mark Batterson on a seven-week journey as he reveals the incredible power of the seven miraculous signs of Jesus found in the Gospel of John and walks us through the very spots where Jesus chose to reveal himself through these miraculous event s.Miracles are happening all around us all the time, but you won’t see them if you don’t know how to look for them. Led by Pastor Judi Hunt, Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 -8:00 pm, September 26-November 24, Cost $7.00 for participant guide. To register, please send email to email@example.com
Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. The care you need. The information you can trust. After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to normal lives. Friends and family want to help but don’t know how. We understand because we have been in the same place and will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future. Thursday Evenings, 6:30-8:30 Through December 14th in room 152, Led by the GriefShare Team. You may participate in GriefShare any time after it begins, Cost $17.00.
Study guides are available for your review under the TV Monitor by the church offices. Confidential scholarships are available. Childcare may be available if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact Kim Layton with questions.