Mondays

bible_study.jpg

Lunch Bible Study

Led by Rev. Carolyn Clifton / Jan. 22 - May 21 / Noon - 1pm / HoneyBaked Ham, 1237 Thompson Bridge Road / No cost.

How would you hear the sermon differently if you prepared your heart in advance? Join us at noon each Monday at HoneyBaked Ham as we discuss the Scripture texts for the upcoming Sunday sermon.


TUESDAYS

a_firm_foundation.jpg

Men's Bible Study: The BOOK OF MARK & A FIRM FOUNDATION

Led by Rev. Scott Hearn / Jan. 16 - May 15 / 7 - 8am / Reception Hall / Book cost $10.

The Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study will resume the study of the Book of Mark.  Then, beginning February 13, we’ll begin an 8-week study, exploring what it means to remain faithful disciples in the theological tradition of historic Methodism in our day and time. From its beginning, John Wesley’s countercultural movement has been guided by foundational principles. Those principles remain a rich resource for the United Methodist Church today. Come and we will learn together. 

The Men’s Study meets for a free breakfast, study and fellowship each Tuesday morning at 7am in the Reception Hall.


Where+Two+or+More+are+Gathered-+Website+and+Social+Media.jpg

Where Two Or More Are Gathered Women's Group

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month / 11:30 - 12:30pm / Gathering Room

Join women of all stages of life for support, prayer and uplifting conversation, every second and fourth Tuesday of each month starting February 13. This is a chance for you to let your hair down and just breathe. In the Gathering Room, 11:30-12:30pm. Childcare provided.


choose_joy.jpg

Ladies’ Bible Study: CHOOSE Joy

Led by Sheri Duke / Jan. 9 - May 15 / 10am - Noon / Room S-02 / Cost $10.

We will begin the year with a 4-week video-based study by Kay Warren, we will shatter common stereotypes about joy and uncover the unsatisfying sources of joy that many of us depend on. You may be surprised to discover that joy isn’t all what you expected it to be, but rather something deeper, richer and accessible to every woman.


Amazing Collection

Led by Cathy Burns / Jan. 9 - May 15 / 10am - Noon / Room S-06 / Cost $10.

The Amazing Collection is a very unique Bible Study. The material allows women who are new to God’s Word to comfortably begin their journey while a seasoned Bible student experiences ‘a-ha moments’ as she sees the pieces of God’s Word fit together. This winter, we will begin with Luke, John and Acts in the New Testament Historical Books. Then we will move on to Paul’s Letters to the Churches. 


Wednesdays

art_jesus_the_profile_of_a_king.jpg

Jesus: The Profile Of A KING

Led by Rev. Jamey Prickett / Aug. 22 - ? / 6 -7:15pm / Room ?

Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher walked across Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” No figure in history has received more attention, and been less understood, than Jesus of Nazareth. In this twelve week study we will explore the historical Jesus and discover what is it that makes him so compelling that we would want to surrender our lives to him. If you thought you knew everything there was to know about Jesus of Nazareth, then you might be in for some surprises in this study.


Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

Led by Michelle Alexander / Jan. 17 - May 16 / 10:45am - Noon / Gathering Room / No cost.

No matter what your age or where you think you are in your faith journey, there’s a place for you in this group. This is an in-depth scripture based study of one book of the Bible at a time. We enjoy open discussion and fellowship in a casual setting. This winter we will start with the book of James, then read through the Gospels.


wesley.jpg

John Wesley and the early Methodists

Led by Rev. Jamey Prickett / Jan. 17 - Mar. 21 / 6 - 7:15pm / Room S-49 / No cost.

This class focuses on the history and theology of John Wesley and the early Methodist. Join us as we explore what we believe, where we came from and what it means for us today. 

We will discuss the following topics: The Wesley Family, Rise of Methodism, Maturing of Methodism, American Methodism, God and Human Understanding, Creation and Humanity’s Need, Jesus and the Gift of Salvation, Holy Spirit & God’s Presence, Means of Grace & The Church.


virtual_tour.jpg

A Virtual Tour of the holy Land

Led by Rev. Scott Hearn / Jan. 17 - Mar. 6 / 6 - 7:15pm / Room S-51 / No cost.

Have you ever read the Bible and wondered if the places mentioned really existed? Do you find yourself thinking you’re reading something more along the lines of The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia?

Well, the land of the Bible really does exist, and it is still there today. Join Pastor Scott for a virtual tour of holy sites throughout Israel and Palestine, the land of the Bible.

Some locations we’ll be exploring include: Bethlehem, Jericho, Jacob’s well, Samaria, Nazareth, Caesarea Philippi, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Feeding of the 5000, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima, Meggido, En Gedi and the Dead Sea.  Locations in Jerusalem will include: the Old City, the Mount of Olives, Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock, 
Garden of Gethsemane Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Garden Tomb. Seeing these sites will enhance your Lenten experience. 

All are welcome to join us in a virtual tour of the Holy Land. This class will also serve as a primer for pilgrims participating in Pastor Scott’s April 2018 trip to the Holy Land.


john.jpg

The Gospel of John

Led by Rev. Liz Millar & Stacey Terry / Jan. 17 - Apr. 24 / 6 - 7:15pm / Room S-03/04 / Cost $13.

The Gospel of John is a unique account of the life of Jesus Christ.  John, the devoted follower of Christ, has given us a personal and powerful look at Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God.  As we study this Gospel together, we will gain new perspectives on common Gospel stories
and passages.  We will discover the original context in which this Gospel was written, while discovering its relevance for us today as we live as followers of Jesus Christ. 


Reading through the Bible: Revelation

Led by Ron and Betty Winkowski / Jan. 17 - May 16 / 6 - 7:15pm / Room S-02 / No cost.

We are ready! Revelation here we come. If you are looking for a group of fellow members of GFUMC to read and study each word and determine from a “layman’s” point of view of Revelation, we are the group for you. We have fun with it, we study, we pray, we share our thoughts and understanding of the Word openly with each other.


ld.jpg

Lectio Divina for Lent

Led by Rev. Carolyn Clifton / Feb. 21 - Mar. 26. / 6 - 7:15pm / Room N-120 / No cost.

Have you considered trying a spiritual discipline during Lent?  Are you interested in a different way of encountering scripture besides a traditional Bible Study?  Lectio Divina is an ancient discipline of sacred reading that invites us to ruminate on scripture.  We will meet together in a quiet space to read and reflect, to pray and to listen that we might hear the voice of God in the silence of our hearts.  No preparation or experience is required for the class, though practice through the week will help hone skills.


Thursdays

cj.jpg

Faith Café: Experiencing Contagious Joy

Led by Pam Katz and Nancy Evans / Jan. 11 - May 10 / 10am / Panera Bread Co., 625 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, 30501 / Cost $8.

Joy works its way from the inside out. When our lives are filled with joy, the symptoms are unmistakable. A twinkle in the eye. A skip in the step. A song in the heart. Joy lends a glow to the face and a lilt to the voice. Joy is contagious. It is also the birthright of every believer, but rainy days have a way of distracting us from that fact. In this study, readers will take a careful look at this uniquely Christian characteristic and discover they have every reason to be joyful. They will see that joy is their strength and their song and provides a solid foundation in their hearts.


wesley.jpg

John Wesley and the early Methodists

Led by Rev. Jamey Prickett / Jan. 18 - Mar. 22 / Noon - 1pm / HoneyBaked Ham, 1237 Thompson Bridge Road / No cost.

If you cannot make it to Jamey’s Wednesday evening group, take a lunch break with us Thursdays at noon.

This class focuses on the history and theology of John Wesley and the early Methodist. Join us as we explore what we believe, where we came from and what it means for us today. 

We will discuss the following topics: The Wesley Family, Rise of Methodism, Maturing of Methodism, American Methodism, God and Human Understanding, Creation and Humanity’s Need, Jesus and the Gift of Salvation, Holy Spirit & God’s Presence, Means of Grace & The Church.


Accountability Groups

Do you want more out of your spiritual journey? Take the next step forward by joining an accountability group. Groups are available all. Contact Rebeccah Damon.