Learning to Pray With

Rev. Richard Northup

This is a six week study using Teresa A. Blythe’s book, “50 Ways to Pray.” During this study we will learn practices of prayer from many traditions and times. As Jesus’ disciples begged him to teach them to pray, we too long for instructions in prayer. This study invites us into a living relationship with God. This study will help us pray in traditional as well as new and ever-exciting ways. Purchase of the book ($12.50), is optional from the church office.
The last class will be Wednesday, July 17 in Fellowship Hall Meeting Room. You may still join.

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church

Pastor Deborah is offering two 4-week classes: one series in July, and then she is offering the same classes in August, based on a book “Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church.”  Topics for discussion include “Is the practice of homosexuality compatible with Christian teaching?” And “Is same gender marriage compatible with Christian teaching?” The classes will be a time for reflection, sharing and finding answers to your questions. Our church will be changing in undefined ways as we move forward. Bring your questions and wonderings. Be ready to hear challenging ideas from others.  

Four opportunities will be offered to give you many possibilities to come!


Wednesdays at 3 PM July 10, 17, 24, 31

Fridays at 11 AM July 12, 19, 26, August 2

Tuesdays at 3 PM August 6, 13, 20, 27

Thursdays at 6:30 PM Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29


The book is available in the church office for $12. The first class will begin Wednesday, July 10 at 3 PM in the Fellowship Hall Meeting Room. Please sign up for the class that best fits your schedule at the Kiosk or by the church office.
MESSY SPIRITUALITY” SERMON SERIES & CLASSImage result for book cover of messy spirituality
The classes will begin Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. and run for 6 weeks, ending on September 20, 2019. This class will meet in the Fellowship Hall Meeting Room. Please sign-up on the sheet at the Kiosk or in front of the office. Books will be available from the office for $10.00.
Pastor Deborah will be doing a sermon series on “Messy Spirituality” in August and we plan on running a concurrent class with Rev. Rick and Linda Walker. The class will use the book by Mike Yaconelli entitled, “Messy Spirituality: God’s Annoying Love for Imperfect People.”

  The book is a strong antidote for the spiritual perfectionism in us all. Here are truths that can cut you loose from the tyranny of ought-to’s and open your eyes to the deep spirituality of being loved, shortcomings and all, by the God who meets you and transforms you in the midst of a messy and unpredictable life.   Rick received a bachelor’s degree from FSU in 1967 with a major in religion and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University in 1970. 

Can I Trust God With My Health?
with Pastor Alma Aguirre-O
We can all identify with the plight of Job at some time in our lives, whether it is poor health, family problems, a career failure, or some other personal struggle. These valleys have a way of challenging our faith in God’s provision and guiding hand. This study invites us to address a variety of questions about health: How does God use pain and suffering in the lives of his children? How do we deal with the stresses of life without letting them negatively affect our health? What can the church do to answer these questions and help those in poor health?
Once you sign up for this class, please pick up your reading materials at the church office. Suggested contribution for reading materials $6.00

Thursdays at 10:00 A.M. July 25, 2019 – August 29, 2019

Location – Conference Room


Life Changing Bible Study Continuation
Will Return in the Fall
Date, Time & Location – updated closer to the class
We will follow the same format as Pastor Deborah did, sharing how certain scriptures spoke to us and sharing the day’s reading together. We will rotate facilitators as people are comfortable and Pastor Deborah will join us from time to time.

 So if you are interested in joining this study in the fall, whether you attended a prior session or not, please contact: Pat Burke patburke48@gmail.com or 623-748-3751.