SMALL GROUPS AND STUDIES

 
 
 
 
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All-Church Lenten Bible Study, Jesus Revealed, by Matt Rawle
During Lent, we are going to be exploring the “I Am” statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John in a series and study called Jesus Revealed. People have many different understandings about who Jesus is, but by looking at the symbols that Jesus used to describe himself, we will allow Jesus to reveal himself to us this Lenten Season.
 
Sundays at 11:00am, facilitated by Kathy Perry and Kim La Rue beginning February 19
Mondays Men’s group at 6:30pm, facilitated by Brian Riddle beginning February 20
Tuesdays Senior group (TMG) at 10:00am, facilitated by Dave Woodyard beginning February 21
Tuesdays at 6:30pm, facilitated by Pastor Justin Williams* beginning February 28
Wednesdays Webcast at 8:00pm, facilitated by Pastor Katya Brodbeck beginning March 1
Thursdays at 10:00am, facilitated by Mary Ellen Hatton and Kim La Rue beginning March 2
Thursdays Women’s group 7:00pm, facilitated by Kristina MacKenzie and Kim La Rue beginning February 23
Fridays Women’s group at 9:30am, facilitated by Kim La Rue beginning February 24
 
 
Contact Kim La Rue for more information kimlarue@powellumc.org
 

TUESDAY MORNING GROUP (TMG)

This group meets on Tuesdays at 10:00-11:30am. This group are vibrant retired folks studying a wide variety of topics. By bringing together life lessons and creating fellowship they support each other at this stage of life.
We will be participating in the All Church Lenten Bible Study, Jesus Revealed by Matt Rawle beginning Feb 21st. exploring the “I Am” statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. People have many different understandings about who Jesus is, but by looking at the symbols that Jesus used to describe himself, we will allow Jesus to reveal himself to us this Lenten Season.
All are welcome!
 
Contact facilitator, Dave Woodyard, dljawoody@msn.com
for details and times.

THURSDAY MORNING GROUP

This class meets on Thursdays at 10:00-11:30am. It is a hybrid class. You can come in person or use the Zoom technology to attend.
This group is multi-generational, both men and women. We study books that relate to scripture. You are welcome to join at any time!
We will discuss Epiphany on January 5. What does it mean? Why is it important? How is it relevant to our lives? Join us for this one-day session. Beginning January 12 we will discuss An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. Please purchase your own book. Facilitated by Mary Ellen Hatton & Kim La Rue.
Register here.
 
Contact facilitator Kim La Rue
for the zoom link or questions.
 

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. This is a hybrid class. You can come in person or use the Zoom technology. Beginning Feb 23rd we will be participating in the All Church Lenten Bible Study, Jesus Revealed by Matt Rawle, exploring the “I Am” statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. People have many different understandings about who Jesus is, but by looking at the symbols that Jesus used to describe himself, we will allow Jesus to reveal himself to us this Lenten Season. Join us for great conversation and wonderful fellowship. 
 
Register here.
 
 
Facilitators, Kristina Mackenzie and Kim La Rue, mackenzie.kristina@yahoo.com

H2O Women’s Group

This class meets on Fridays at 9:30am-11:30am. This class is for women of all ages supporting each other with wisdom and perspectives through the studies we choose. 
We will be participating in the All Church Lenten Bible Study, Jesus Revealed by Matt Rawle beginning Feb 24th. exploring the “I Am” statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. People have many different understandings about who Jesus is, but by looking at the symbols that Jesus used to describe himself, we will allow Jesus to reveal himself to us this Lenten Season.
Register HERE.
 
Contact Kim LaRue kimlarue@powellumc.org for more information.
 

Upper Room Devotion

 
This group meets Mondays at 9:15am and is facilitated by Pat Paren. Discussions each week will be based on the previous Wednesday’s devotional in the Upper Room devotional book. Contact Pat Parren, patparren@yahoo.com for more information.
 

MEN OF IRON

This group meets on Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm for great discussion, fellowship and learning to grow in faith. We will begin Andy Stanley’s study, Why in the World? The reason God became one of us on January 23. Watch for information about our next study! Contact Brian Riddle with questions.
 
Register HERE.

UNITED WOMEN OF FAITH LILY CIRCLE

  • Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00-8:30pm. 
  • Activities include: Chili Dinner, Cookie Walk, Book Studies, Used Book Sale (benefiting missions), and Free Store meal preparation.
 All women are welcome to attend! We will be reading The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak by Shannon Bream. 
 
Contact Peggy Meredith davepeg77@hotmail.com for more information.

 

 
The Bible from Scratch, The New Testament, by Don Griggs begins March 1 at 10am with Shirley Sykes. This study makes the New Testament accessible and easy-to-understand for anyone who thinks they have little or no Bible knowledge. But it’s also a great overview of the New Testament for those who want to dive back into the Bible. This eight-week study will give great insight into scripture and help find themes that run through the Bible. Please register HERE. Contact Kim La Rue for more information kimlarue@powellumc.org
 

 

 
Young Adults, we begin a book study, Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans on February 13, 6-7:30pm. The group will meet each second and fourth Monday. We will share a meal for the adults. You will need to purchase the book on your own. Register HERE. Facilitated by Kelsey Crookes Baesman, Anna Fickle and Hannah VanMeter. Questions, contact Kim La Rue kimlarue@powellumc.org.
 

 

 
Women’s Bible Study: Tuesday Nights, 6:30-8:00pm This is a casual slow paced Bible study where women of all ages come together to read word by word, chapter by chapter to discuss, answer questions and follow the Bible. Facilitator is Rebecca Brownlee. Register HERE or email rebeccabrownlee@powellumc.org.
 

W.H.A.T. 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.
Questions about W.H.A.T. IF?!, contact Kathy Nissenbaum,

CONNECTING THREADS

This creative group connects 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. We meet at the Scrambler’s on Rt 23 in Lewis Center. Upcoming reads:
April 5: The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr, by Susan Holloway Scott
May 3: Our Missing Hearts,
by Celeste Ng
 
All are welcome. If you are interested in joining email Joy Waldron, jkw71550@gmail.com.
 
 
Food & Fellowship Gatherings, Here’s your chance to get to know other folks from church. Sign up to be a part of a small group that will be put together. Each group will pick a restaurant each month and meet for four months. No cleaning or cooking – just fellowship! For more details or questions contact Janet McGranahan at janetquerryrdh77@gmail.com or 419-902-3094. Register HERE.
 

DISCIPLE II FAST TRACK

Disciple II Fast Track is a 24 week study. The sub-title is “Into the Word, Into the World”. It is appropriate since the Disciple I class tells us what it means and how to be a Disciple. This second study continues to ground us in scripture and pushes us out of the nest to do what we’ve been called to do in the world. This study connects the inner life of the Spirit to the outer life of God’s work in the world by studying Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts.
 
The prerequisite to taking this class is that you have completed the Disciple I study at some point. Watch for a start date for the next series. Must register to receive all the information and allow the facilitators to be prepared with materials. Facilitated by Jeff Firkins & Kim La Rue
 

If you are frustrated that people just don’t understand that you are grieving or wonder how you can ever feel a small bit of joy in life again, please join us for GriefShare. This 13-week study is for anyone who has lost a spouse, partner, child, family member or friend to death. It addresses the issues that we encounter in grief.
Beginning soon!
Register HERE. There is a $10.00 registration fee due at the time of registration.
 
For more information contact Kim La Rue, kimlarue@powellumc.org
or Karen Jordan, kkjordankb@gmail.com
 
 
 

 
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.
Currently in session. Watch for upcoming dates! These sessions will be via Zoom to reach all people throughout the conference. Click on the link below for more information and to register.
 
 These sessions are facilitated by Kris Shoaf, a deaconess in the United Methodist Church and
Kim La Rue, certificated in Spiritual Formation.
 
Click here for more information and a video. https://www.westohioumc.org/laitydiscernment
Registration is open!
Click HERE to register and for more information.
 
Questions, Contact Megan Ricci at mopspumc@gmail.com or
Rebecca Brownlee at rebeccabrownlee@powellumc.org.
For more information about MOPS, check out the national site at mops.org.