This fall, we present to you a new discipleship pathway, prayerfully and thoughtfully designed for our        congregation by our Discipleship team.  A Disciple’s Path is intended as the first step and map for an ongoing discipleship pathway by which every person continually can grow in her or his relationship with God and   the church. The goal is Christian formation, i.e. the gracious transformation of our lives into the image and likeness of Christ (Ephesians 4.13)

 

Getting your feet wet by exploring what a relationship with God looks like for you. Try prayer before meals, and read scripture for basic knowledge. Join Pastor Nathan on Sundays at 10 a.m. for A Disciples Path if you are interested in learning more about The United Methodist Church, the discipleship pathway, and what it means to be a member of The UMC.  This class is perfect for new believers, those re-exploring faith, and those curious about how faith can transform their lives. This is an eight-week class, beginning September 10th.

 

Wading Out into the waters of your baptism to find easy-to-engage opportunities for learning, growing, and building relationships.  Start by developing a regular, daily prayer time, try praying with a small group or your family, read scripture daily, and try our class Animate,  on Sunday mornings. Animate is an imaginative exploration of Christianity’s big questions, meeting Sundays at 10 am. Other short-term classes will also help you to grow in this faith step.

 

Going Deep as a disciple of Jesus Christ, you will embrace your baptism, engage in long-term and ongoing ways to stay committed and critically engaged as disciples at all ages and stages. In this stage, you may learn about different forms of prayer, read scripture for reflection and transformation, perhaps participate in Covenant Bible Study (in-depth Bible study on Thursdays at 7 pm at Linda Short’s home), or participate in an ongoing small group for accountability and growth.

 

What now? Check out the complete list of classes on the fall registration form let us know what other          opportunities for faith growth might interest you, and continue to pray for God’s leading in your faith journey.

Register by 27th – classes begin the week of September 10th.

Click here to view and print a registration form.  Registration forms are also available outside Pastor Carrie’s office.

Read & Grow Book Discussion Group will resume in September and meets the second Monday of each month.

Sept. 11, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. join the Read and Grow Group in the Church Parlor to discuss:

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk” by Ben Montgomery

Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared,  67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail.

Janet Mallarnee 440 235-7331, Betsy Meikle 440 243-5767 or  Jan Harlamert 440 243-7126 would be glad to answer questions you may have.

Click here for the 2017-2018 reading list.