2019 Faith Formation Opportunities

Winter 2019 Programming

January 7, 2019 9:21 pm

The holidays are over, we’re into a brand new year, and Central’s schedule of studies and activities gets back into full swing.

Book & Bible Studies

C3 Small Group Studies

Are you ready to apply our current sermon series to your own life and callings? If you are searching for a new purpose, this study may help with your discernment. The Creating a Culture of Call (C3) team is excited to offer a variety of small group book study opportunities in 2019 on The Stories We Live, to allow you to reflect and dig deeper into how God calls you. There is no cost for the books due to a generous grant from The Lilly Foundation.

Sign up today for the class that best fits your schedule. Our goal is to have 75 participants join an eight-week class or participate in our two-session retreat.

The Stories We Live eight-week small group options (beginning the week of February 10th):

  • Sundays after worship from 11:45am–12:45pm
  • Sundays from 5:45pm–7:30pm (includes dinner)
  • Wednesday from 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Thursdays from 6:30pm–7:30 pm
  • Online option for young adults and college students (time to be determined by interested participants).
  • Online option for adults and snowbirds (time to be determined by interested participants).
  • An alternative option is The Stories We Live two-session retreat, which will meet on February 23rd and March 9th from 9am–1pm.

Sign up online or outside the church office.

FaithLink

An adult group that focuses on the application of faith to current events, connecting the Bible, United Methodism, and life today. Meets Sunday mornings from 9:15–10:15am.
Leaders: Janice Mann, Barb Spiece, and Rev. Rich Peacock

Keller-Fitz

A group for adults dedicated to continued faith development and spiritual growth. The impact of the reading often leads to outreach and community support. Meets every Wednesday
from 10am–12pm.

Purple Threads

Our next study will be John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton. The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. It includes some of the loftiest and most loved verses in all the Bible. Experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal as you follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus and rediscover the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament. The study book is $11.00 and will be available in the church office.
Leaders: Diana Carter and Sue Shipley

Thursday Evening Study

  • Reading for Transformation. Inspired by Elaine Heath’s “Five Means of Grace,” join us as we take a deep dive into a scripture passage, leaning into the movement of the Holy Spirit working in new ways each week.
    Meets January 10th–February 7th
    Leader: Rev. Cora
  • The Stories We Live C3 Study. Meets February 14, 21,28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 11.
    Leader: Rev. Cora
  • Animate: Faith. In each session, we will watch a video featuring a leading voice from the Christian faith, spend time on personal reflection and journaling, and share ideas with the group.
    Meets April 25th, May 9th, and May 16th
    Leader: Rev. Cora

Fellowship and Self-Improvement

Harvesters

A group designed for retired adults to provide fellowship and spiritual experiences. Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 1pm.

Chair Yoga and Easy Exercise

Chair Yoga and Easy Exercise for older adults is offered on Monday and Thursday mornings from 10:30–11:30am in the Narthex. Bring your water and a mat or blanket if you’d like.
Leader: Mary Skelley

Women’s Circles

  • Hutchinson Circle meets 1st Tuesday, 1–3pm. Led by Lynn Humphrey.
  • Eschtruth Circle meets 2nd Tuesday, 7–8:30pm. Led by Diana Carter.

Moms Connect

Are you a mom looking for support from other moms? Moms Connect is for you! Moms Connect will meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 9:30–10:30am. Come for fellowship and support. Please RSVP to Rev. Cora if you need childcare.
Leader: Rainy Stephenson

Worship Arts

Adult Chancel Choir

It’s not just about singing! The choir also provides fellowship and faith growth through music. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30–9:00pm. The choir regularly sings at the 10:30 am Sanctuary Worship on Sunday mornings.
Leader: Kevin Naeve

Agape (Adult) Handbell Choir

Meets on Thursdays from 6:25–7:25 pm
Leader: Kevin Naeve