Adult Ministries and Education

 

Adult Fellowship and Ministries

We experience the love of God through caring and supportive relationships.  We foster those relationships through different fellowship opportunities.

Small Group Gathering and Study
At our Saturday morning small group gathering we will share discussion and fellowship and prayer with the book, The Rebirthing of God:  Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings by John Phillip Newell.  Copies of the book are $10 and are available at the table in Penberthy Hall.  We begin the gatherings on Saturday March 16 at 9:30 am.  Gatherings will continue through the spring.

 

Martha Circle

Martha Circle is a circle of friendship in Jesus among United Methodist Women in the church.  The group will meet for devotions, service and fellowship on the second Thursday of each month. The meetings are held in our  library and our building is fully accessible with automatic doors and a handicapped washroom.   Martha Circle will meet again March 14 at 10:00 am.   We welcome everyone to join us.  Mark your calendar now.

Agape: Friends in Faith

Agape is a group of around 10 adults who meet regularly to learn, share and grow in their spiritual paths.  Agape meets the first Sunday of the month after  worship from 11:20 AM to 12:15 PM during which time members share about their “highs and lows” and updates on their spiritual journeys.  In addition, there is usually a topic, a reading (book or article) or scripture that is discussed.  The Agape group has also gotten together for a concert or play.  The group supports one another in times of personal need such as illness,  recovery from surgery, or personal loss.

Agape will meet again in on March 3 right after services and fellowship.  Watch this site for upcoming dates.

 

NUMC Times of Servicing the Building

Join the Trustees on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm to work on small projects in the building.  These projects may include:  planting, cleaning, washing windows, cleaning closets and tossing unwanted items and just about anything else you can think of.  This a great way to get the building ready for summer.  Please contact Bruce Ahlborn through the office to let us know you can help.  You can work an hour or longer.  Please help us to make this a great place to be.  Without full time maintenance in the building there are many things to do and more hands just make those things that much easier.  At the same time, get to know the trustees who are responsible for maintaining the building and everything inside it.

 

Book Group

March 20, 7:00pm – Host: Chris Greulich      Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.  Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter, Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons.  Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.

April 17, 7:00pm – Host Lin Berdahl     Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness – Susannah Cahalan

An award-winning memoir and instant New York Timesbestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.  When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?  In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Cahalan tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen.

READ AHEAD – STAY AHEAD

Line Dance

The line dancing class meets on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:00 pm from fall through spring.   The current class runs from March 5 to April 23, NO CLASS on 4/2 and 4/16.  $10 per class or $50 for the full 6 week session.