SMALL GROUPS AND STUDIES

 MEN OF IRON

The group meets weekly on Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm The group then goes to Gallo’s on Grace Drive for fellowship from 8:15-9:30pm. Our men’s group provides an opportunity for fellowship and study as we sharpen our minds and forge our faith. All men are invited to attend our weekly study.
 
We are breaking for the summer. Watch for the fall start up date. 
 
Contact Brian Riddle for more msforhealthcare@yahoo.com
 

MORNING GLORY

 
 Meets once a month. We are breaking for the summer. Our next meeting is Monday, Sept 9th where we will plan our activities for the upcoming year! 
If you are interested in joining this group or have questions, please plan to attend the Sept 9th meeting. Any questions, please contact kimlarue@powellumc.org.
All women are invited!

LILY CIRCLE

  • Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm.
  • Activities include: Chili Dinner, Cookie Walk, Book Studies, Used Book Sale (benefiting missions), and other events. Book sale is Sat, Oct 5th. The collection of books will start in July 28th. 
All women are invited!
 
 
 

 

WHAT IF?!

(Women Having Adventures in Faith Together)
 
What if you wanted to try something you have never done before? What if you had a supportive group of women to cheer you on? ALL women, ages 18-100, are welcome to come and try something new in a fun, nurturing and supportive environment. 
 
WATCH FOR UPCOMING EVENTS…
 
Questions, contact
Kathy Nissenbaum,

CONNECTING THREADS

This creative group meets the third Monday of every month at 9:30am to connect through Christian fellowship, prayer, and the creation of quilts to give away! All are welcome, even if you don’t sew!
 
For more information, contact Nancy Tela at nancyrtela@gmail.com
 
 
 

FINDING GOD IN BEST SELLERS

We find God in unlikely places.  Each month read a different book for discussion with the group. Upcoming reads:
 
 
 
Aug 7th: Magic Hour by
Kristin Hannah
Sept 4th: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heath Morris
Oct 2nd: Becoming by Michelle Obama
Nov 6th: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Dec 4th: The Essay by Robin Yocum
Jan 8th: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
Feb 5th: Educated by Tara Westover
 
Facilitated by Joy Waldron
Meets: 
1st Wed of the month
at 9:30 am
at Scramblers,
3980 Presidential Pkwy

T & T 20S & 30S

YOUNG ADULTS

T&T, 20s & 30s Young Adults group meets to grow in faith together through fellowship and events.
The Shack, our Summer finding God in fiction read begins Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm and continues for four weeks. Calling all Young Adults and others who want to discuss faith and listen for how others experience God. 
Facilitated by Kim LaRue and Mackenzie Callahan. Register below or contact callahan.191@gmail.com for more information.
 

DISCERNMENT

From time to time we gather folks for a class on Discernment. The class is a unique opportunity to explore Spiritual Discernment… that is, figuring out what God is trying to tell us, or where God is leading, or making a decision that seems that we should consider God’s input. The class will be a commitment and a blessing all at the same time.
We meet for a total of 12 weeks. We will meet weekly for
3 weeks exploring what discernment means and how we do it. Then we will take a 6 week break from class, to practice what we’ve been learning, journaling and also read a book. Finally, we’ll get back together for 3 weeks to debrief our time apart and explore what might be next.
If you are interested in Discernment, contact Kim La Rue at kimlarue@powellumc.org
 
 

STUDIES

WEB-BASED BIBLE STUDY

 
Announcing a Summer Web-Based Bible Study
Pastor Larry will host a four week study on the book of Galatians, connecting to resources offered by our Bishop, Greg Palmer. Paul wrote to the Galatians in a time of turmoil. As we face significant tension over division in our nation and church today, Paul’s letter reminds us of the transformative power of grace. The on-line study will be Wednesdays, 8:00pm, July 17, 24, 31, and August 7. Participants can participate in the live stream or view the recording of each session. To register, go to the link below or contact Pastor Larry, larrybrown@powellumc.org.
 
Join us May 19th through August 25th as we go on a journey of reading and inspiring our faith journey. Powell UMC’s Summer Reading Program allows you to take the road less traveled and engage in reading for the sake of enjoyment, inspiration and knowledge. We encourage all of you to read things that are familiar and things that will stretch you. We have two tracks, one a Scriptural track and the other the Inspirational and Christian literature track. You may do one or both. And we have fun prizes for you at the end.
 
You can register below or at the table in the Main Hall.
The Summer Reading Brochure is available on line and at the table in the Main Hall as well as the Completion Form.

THURSDAY MORNING GROUP

This group meets on Thursday mornings at 10:00am. Beginning June 13th, we’ll look at the life of Martin Luther in A New Reformation by Rob Fuquay.
We’ll take a close look at the life and times of the famous reformer of the church and determine what we can do in our own time to embrace the idea of reformation. Starting Aug 15th we will read Embracing Emergence Christianity by Phyllis Tickle. 
 
Contact
 kimlarue@powellumc.org or Heather Melchiorre for more information.Please register below.

TUESDAY MORNING GROUP (TMG)

 
 This group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:00am. This group is led by Dave Woodyard and does a variety of studies from the Old Testament, New Testament, as well as other studies. 
 
For the summer we will meet for a picnic each month at 11:30am, June 25th (Highbanks Park, first shelter house on the left), July 23rd (TBD) and Aug 27th (RBD). If you would like to host the picnic on July 23rd or Aug 27th, contact Dave
Everyone is welcome!
 
Fall season begins on September 10th. Watch for details on this study!
 
Any questions, email Dave Woodyard davewoodyard@powellumc.org.
 

THURSDAY EVENING GROUP

This class meets on Thursdays at 7:00pm. This class for women is perfect for our life and times. We deal with many different seasons in our lives.
Beginning July 18th we will be reading I am Loved by Wendy Blight, a study of 1 shares a message for every woman who craves to truly understand, walk confidently in, and live out God’s unconditional, extravagant, lavish love. Join us this summer to meet new friends and have lively discussion. 
Kristina Mackenzie and Kim La Rue facilitating: mackenzie.kristina@yahoo.com 
 

SMALL GROUP STUDY

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as a congregation we are invited to create spaces to have conversations and share our experiences around mental health and illnesses, share resources and support and encourage one another. One of the ways we create space for sharing is by being in a small group. Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Family and Church written by Sarah Griffith Lund will be a basis for a four-week study that will be offered at two different times: Wednesday 9:30-11am, led by Pastor Katya and Heather Guthrie beginning June 12th, and Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm led by Kris Shoaf and Eleen Thomas, beginning June 19th. If interested, please register below. 
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR

This group has been reading the whole Bible since September 2018. Everyone is welcome to join the group at any point and start reading together.
 
Aug 6-Sep 3 we be the final Session, and we will be reading Roman, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude and Revolation.
 
If you have any questions, contact 
 
PASTOR’S WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY
 
This study meets Wednesdays from
6:00-7:00pm in Room 108N. Pastor Larry Brown invites you to join others in discussion of upcoming Sunday preaching text. The group studies the scripture that is the basis for the preaching, through open discussion and shared discovery. No curriculum needed.
We will be off for the summer starting May 29th. Watch for the fall start up date!
 
Bring a Bible if you have one and come as your schedule permits, the door is open. If you have any questions or would like to discuss something specific, feel free to email larrybrown@powellumc.org.
 
 

 

 

SUMMER FICTION CLASS

 
The Shack, summer fiction class for young adults and young at heart! Even if you have read this before, you haven’t done it with a group. So, join us to find God’s amazing grace in the midst of tragedy and struggles to understand God’s purpose and relationship with us.
July 10, 17, 23, 30 and the movie on August 7 at 7:00pm.
Bring your own book.  
 

UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONS

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Bring your Upper Room devotional book and join us! Discussions each week will be from the previous Wednesday entry. Copies of the Upper Room are located next to the Welcome Center.
 
Meets in the Chapel:
Mondays 8:45am-9:45am,
facilitated by Pat Parren.
and
11:30am-12:45pm,
facilitated by Bev Avers.
 
All are welcome!

WOMEN’S H2O

(Heaven, Holy Spirit & Optimism)

 
Women of all ages are invited to share in study, prayer and fellowship Friday morning’s from 9:30-11:30am. 
 
 
We will take a break for the summer so watch for the fall start up date!
 
If you have any questions, 
 

DISCIPLE IV IN 24 WEEKS

 
If you have completed Disciple I, there will be a new Disciple IV, Under the Tree of Life, starting August 28th. 
 
Jeff Firkins and Kim La Rue leading. 
For more information contact Kim La Rue.