Living As United Methodist: Our Story, Beliefs and Lives
Led by Rev. Liz Millar. Sept. 9 - 30. 9:45 -10:45am. Reception Hall. No cost.
Whether you are new to Gainesville First, or have been with us for years, we invite you to join us for a 5-week discussion of who we are as United Methodists. We will discover our Methodist history, examine our beliefs, look at what we have in common with other Christians and what sets us apart, and spend time exploring how we live our faith in our day to day lives. This is also a great time to meet other people at Gainesville First.
Lunch Bible Study
Led by Rev. Carolyn Clifton. Aug. 20 - November 20. Note: August 20 & 27 we will meet at GFUMC Lakeside Conference Room. Sept. 9 - Nov. 20, 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.How would you hear the sermon differently if you prepared your heart in advance? Join us as we discuss the scripture texts for the upcoming Sunday sermon.
Men's Bible Study
Led by Rev. Scott Hearn. Sept. 4 - Nov. 20. 7 - 8am. Reception Hall. No cost.
TEvery Tuesday morning from 7 to 8, men gather together in the Reception Hall for a time of biscuits, table fellowship and study. If you are looking for a great place to connect with other men, you are invited to the Men’s Bible Study. The Men’s Bible Study resumes September 4, with a study of the Book of Philippians. Bring your Bible as we walk through this rich letter of Paul. Paul is writing from a Roman prison and expressing his gratitude to a Gentile house church he began in Philippi, a colony of retired Roman soldiers. In addition to expressing his thanks, Paul instructs them how to respond to hardship with joy.
Ladies’ Bible Study: Amazing Collection
Led by Sheri Duke. Sept. 4 - Nov. 20. 10am - noon. Room S-02. Book 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. We will begin the series in Genesis and journey through the books of the Bible.
Where Two Or More Are Gathered: A Women's Group
Aug. 14 - Nov. 13 (2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month). 11:30am - 12:30pm. Gathering Room. Cost $7 (for lunch only).
Join women of all stages of life for support, prayer and uplifting conversation, every second and fourth Tuesday of each month. We will continue discussing the book, Present Over Perfect. Childcare is provided.
*Let us know you are coming each week, order lunch, and/or reserve childcare by registering on our Events Page.
Life Without Lack
Led by Dick Baxter, Lee Highsmith, Kay Walker. Aug. 22 - Nov. 14. 6 - 7:15pm. Room S-01. Book cost $16.
This unique study revolutionizes our understanding of Psalm 23 by taking this comfortably familiar passage and revealing its extraordinary promises: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want... I will fear no evil.” The psalmist claims to live without any need and without any fear. How is that possible? Life Without Lack reveals the secret to enjoying God’s presence and becoming utterly caught up in his abundant generosity. The more we practice living in his presence, the more we experience the peace and freedom from worry that is promised in the psalm.
Jesus: The Profile Of A KING
Led by Rev. Jamey Prickett. Aug. 22 - Nov. 14. 6 - 7:15pm. Room S-49. No cost.
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 explore the historical Jesus and discover what is it that makes Him so compelling 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 during this study.
Led by Rev. Scott Hearn. Aug. 22 - Nov. 14. 6 - 7:15pm. Room S-51. Book cost $10.
It’s one thing to read the Bible, which is absolutely necessary for growing in our relationship with God. It’s something different to read one of the gospels in order to get to know the person, Jesus, better. John Eldredge says, “Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things.” Jesus was fully God, but He was also fully human. The Beautiful Outlaw gives us a glimpse of what it may have looked like to actually do life with Jesus. Join Pastor Scott for this 12-week study and become more familiar with the person, Jesus.
Led by Rev. Liz Millar. Aug. 22 - Nov. 14. 6 - 7:15pm. Room S-03/04. Book cost: $9.
Acts is the story of God’s grace flooding out to the world. Nothing is more prominent in Acts than the spread of the gospel. Jesus promises a geographic expansion at the outset, and Acts follows the news of his death and resurrection as it spreads from a small group of disciples in Jerusalem to Judea, Samaria, and the faraway capital of Rome. Through the repeated preaching of the gospel - to different people groups, the gospel of grace draws them in, constitutes them as the church centered on the grace of Jesus, and then sends them out in mission - to the world. Acts is a historical account of how the resurrection of Jesus changes everything through the birth of the early church.
Reading through the Bible
Led by Ron & Betty Winkowski. Aug. 22 - Nov. 14. 6 - 7:15pm. Room S-02. No cost.
Join us as we travel through the Old Testament starting with the study of the Major Prophets. It will be a combination of videos, study guides, reading the
scripture and most importantly discussion! The first Major Prophet with be Isaiah. We look forward to you joining us on our journey through the Prophets.
Faith Café: Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People
Led by Pam Katz & Nancy Evans. Aug. 30 - Nov. 15. 10am. Panera Bread Co., 625 Dawsonville Hwy. Book cost $8.
What happens when we stop avoiding difficult people and simply love everyone? This study takes participants on a life-altering journey into the secret of living without fear, care, constraint, or worry. The path toward the outsized, unfettered, liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.
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.