SMALL GROUP STUDIES
Advent Study Groups – Dates to be announced very soon. Please check back.
Down to Earth: The Hopes & Fears of All the Years Are Met in Thee Tonight
When heaven comes down to Earth, greatness gets redefined. Nothing in all the vast, created universe could prepare us for God coming down as a helpless infant, or for Jesus the son of God intentionally positioning himself as a mere servant, identifying with the lowest of lows. It’s enough to confound the mind, to make the heart contrite. This Advent, God’s great surprise changes everything. In their book, Down to Earth, Mike Slaughter and Rachel Billups present a four-week Advent study that opens up God’s Christmas surprise to us and examines how it changed everything. Our church-wide Advent study is designed to make it easy for you to keep your focus on Christ in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Dates will be announced shortly – choose any of the times that work for you each week.
Families: Our children will be using the same series in Sunday School, which makes this a great opportunity for your family to share the meaning of this Advent season.
Below are some opportunities to further your spiritual life:
Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Join us for the study, “Half Truths – God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say” by Adam Hamilton. If you were unable to attend the Sunday morning class led by Jenn and Brian Linton but wish you had, here is your opportunity. This class is led by Betty Smith and meets in the church library/lounge at 10:30 am. Books are in the church office for $15 purchase (exact cash or check payable to JWUMC please). Price may be different if additional books need to be ordered. Please contact Betty Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the study or if you have questions.
Wednesdays, 12:00 pm noon (except the first Wednesday)
With all the growth and activity in our church and having learned about developing a life of prayer, our church has embarked on a journey in praying together. Pastor Rebecca leads a prayer meeting in the Chapel every Wednesday at noon (except the first Wednesday which is always Food for the Soul). Scripture and a prayer outline are provided for us to pray together for our church, its people, and other concerns brought to us. This meeting generally lasts between 30-40 minutes, and you can add people/situations/prayers of your own. There is a deep sense of “joy” in coming together with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, praying to God for our church and one another.
Third Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm
This study and service group meets the third Wednesday of every month at a members home for prayer, bible study, sharing their journey’s and intercession. On the fourth Wednesday of the month, they cook and serve supper at 5:30 pm for the Village at Cataumet, a shelter for homeless families. Contact Bob McIntire at 508-548-8134 for more information.
Friday Nursing Home Ministry
Our Nursing Home Ministry provides a one-hour monthly church service made up of hymns, meditations and prayers at four area nursing homes on Fridays throughout the month. Contact Elisa Roche at 508-548-0192 or Pat Dinsmore at 508-540-2183 for more information.
- 2nd Friday: JML at 3:00 pm
- 3rd Friday: Atria at 1:30 pm, The Royal on Main at 3:00 pm
- 4th Friday: Royal Megansett at 3:15 pm
Don’t see a group that fits your schedule or have an idea for a group?
Contact the church’s Spiritual Growth Coordinator: