September 2019-May 2020

Wednesday nights, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Your Journey is Discipleship Pathway. These short-term studies are open to all adults, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey. Childcare, Kids 4:12 and Aftershock Youth also available.
 
 
 

“The Parenting Journey

September 2019 through May 2020
Education & Admin, Room 202
 

Wherever you are in your parenting journey, we know it’s not easy. It’s something none of us fully understood until we were under the pressure of actually raising and guiding another person. But, you do not walk alone. You are welcome to drop in anytime to this group that is both a study and support group of parents led by Jason and Lauren Blevins. Your children will have their own fun time in the nursery, 4:12 Kids or Aftershock Youth! Education & Admin, Room 202.

 
 

“The Wesleyan Revival”

September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9
Education & Admin, Room 207
 

John Wesley’s message and his faith continues to speak to us today in the 21st century.  Wesley called for the revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. Using material from Adam Hamilton and a classic movie, we will journey to Wesley’s England and find ways to apply Wesley’s movement to what God is doing in our midst today.  Facilitated by Rich Jenkins.  Education & Admin, Room 207.

 

The Next Step”  New Member Class

October 16, 23, 30
Education & Admin, Room 205
 

If you have recently joined BUMC, or are interested in membership or learning more about Methodism in general, this three-part class is for you!

  1. Who are we as BUMC? Hear about who are we as United Methodists, as well as members of this awesome local congregation.
  2. What is our Commitment? We take our vows to support the church and Christ’s ministries seriously. Hear how you can contribute.
  3. How Do We Serve? BUMC is ministry-focused. How can you use your God-given gifts?
 

Our goal is to better connect you all into the life of the church and Christ’s ministries! We pray that you can commit to all three classes. Offered by your pastors.

“Essentials of the Christian Faith”

October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11
Education & Admin, Room 207
 
What are the answers to some of our most basic questions?  Facilitated by  Rich Jenkins and Frank Levandoski.  Education and Admin, Room 207.
 

“Bible Basics”

November 13, 20
Education & Admin, Room 205
 

Sometimes trying to read the Bible, let alone even knowing what it is, is scary.  This 2-session course is an introduction to the Bible for the novice learner.  If the Bible scares you, this is the course for you.  All ages welcome, from teens to 100s.  Taught by Pastor Ralph.  Education and Admin, Room 205.

 
 
 

Advent Study “The Uncluttered Heart: Making Room for God During Advent and Christmas”

December 4, 11, 18
Education & Admin, Room 207
 

By Beth Richardson this Advent study helps us prepare our hearts, minds and spirits for the coming of the Christ child. We sweep out the corners of our hearts, cleaning up the clutter to make space for God’s hope, peace, joy, love and presence.  Optional book purchase available.  Offered by Sarajane Shubert and Carmel Burnett.  Education & Admin, Room 205.

 
 

 

“The Gospel of John”

January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19
Education & Admin, Room 200
 

This 7-week study will immerse us in the Gospel of John.  Taught by Pastor Ralph.  Education and Admin, Room 200.

 

“The Screwtape Letters”

January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19
Education & Admin, Room 207
 
Using an audio dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic book, we will examine our life and faith from the “Other Side.”  Facilitated by Rich Jenkins. Education & Admin, Room 207.
 

“The Next Step” New Members Class

January 15, 22, 29
Education & Admin, Room 205
 

If you have recently joined BUMC or, if you are interested in membership or learning more about Methodism in general, this  three-part class is for you!

  1. Who are we as BUMC? Hear about who are we as United Methodists, as well as members of this awesome local congregation.
  2. What is our Commitment? We take our vows to support the church and Christ’s ministries seriously. Hear how you can contribute.
  3. How Do We Serve? BUMC is ministry-focused. How can you use your God-given gifts?
Our goal is to better connect you all into the life of the church and Christ’s ministries! We pray that you can commit to all three classes. Offered by your pastors.
 

Ash Wednesday Worship

February 26
Sanctuary at 12 noon and 6:30 p.m.
 

Come experience the real and lasting love of Jesus Christ as we celebrate Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Worship in the Sanctuary at 12 noon or 6:30 p.m.

 

Lenten Study “Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus”

March 4, 18, 25, April 1, 8
Education & Admin, Room 205
 
By Mike Slaughter, central to the Christian faith is a man who denies all our pre-conceived notions about what God should look like. Joining his movement will mean coming to terms with the real Jesus, the rebel Jesus. Optional book purchase available.  Offered by Sarajane Shubert and Carmel Burnett.  Education & Admin, Room 205.
 

“Let’s Get Way Deeper in our Bibles and our Devotional Journey”

April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Education & Admin, Room 207
 
Learn to read your Bible beyond the novice.  Also, we will explore devotional practices so that we may use how we read our Bibles to strengthen our faith and spiritual development.  Taught by Pastor Ralph. Education & Admin, Room 207.
 

Bilingual (Spanish/English) opportunities will also be offered on Wednesday evenings throughout the year. Check our website for more information.