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Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Learning Communities

We are pleased to offer short-term classes and seminars on a variety of subjects throughout the year. Topics may include spiritual formation, Bible study, theology, personal growth, parenting, marriage enrichment, and others as they arise.
These groups, formed by common interest, offer opportunities to meet new people in the church and community and often span generations, this adding to the richness of the experience. 

Registrations and payments are online through Fellowship One.

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  • 30 Days with Wesley  •  Independently or Weekly in January
        When & Where: Wed  •  Independently or Weekly in January  •  7-7:30 am, 7-7:30 pm  •  Zoom
        Led by: Pastors Scott, Allison, Don, and Sarah
        Childcare: No

    Start your year off with a commitment to a practice of prayer and a rhythm of daily time with God. It’s our hope that this opportunity will lead to new experiences with prayer and a deeper encounter with God.
    Please purchase the book, 30 Days with Wesley: A Prayer Book, from your favorite retailer.

    You may use the book independently or participate in Zoom gathering on Wednesdays in January at 7 am or 7 pm. Pastors Allison, Don, Scott, and Sarah will host the Zoom gatherings for about 30 minutes to allow for sharing and reflection on the prayers, questions, and scriptures from the week. Register to indicate your time preference and receve the zoom link.

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: none
  • Disciple: Invitation to John  •  Jan 23 - Apr 17
        When & Where: Mon  •  Jan 23 - Apr 17  •  11:30 am - 1 pm  •  Room 2A
        Led by: Rev. Sarah Marsalis-Luginbill
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    The transformative nature of this in-depth study of John is supported by daily reading, weekly preparation, sharing, and accountability to a small group. Whether you have never studied the Bible or you've been life-long Christian, say YES to God's call for you to be a more faithful disciple.

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: January 23
  • Family Systems: Concepts to Strengthen Your Family  •  Feb 7 - Feb 28
        When & Where: Tue  •  Feb 7 - Feb 28  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm  •  Room 2A
        Led by: Lisa Hancock
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    This class explores Bowen Family Systems Theory and the patterns of reactivity that are passed down from generation to generation. Emphasis will be on parenting, tools for growth, and the ability to think through difficult challenges during the life of a family.

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: February 5
  • Enneagram Subtypes  •  Feb 8 - Mar 15
        When & Where: Wed  •  Feb 8 - Mar 15  •  6:30 - 8:30 pm  •  Room 2A
        Led by: Lisa Hancock & Dr. Jason Berman
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    Examine the variation among people of the same type through the lens of Subtypes - the three basic instincts: self-preservation, social, and one-to-one - that are expressed in everyday life. While we each embody all of the basic instincts, one tends to dominate. Knowledge of Subtypes is helpful for parents, partners, and people seeking to understand patterns of unproductive behavior.

    This is an advanced Enneagram course.  Knowing your Enneagram number is a prerequisite.

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: Feb 8 - Mar 15
  • Couples Enrichment Workshop  •  Feb 11
        When & Where: Sat  •  Feb 11  •  9 am - 12 noon  •  Ogden Fellowship Hall West
        Led by: Dr. John Gossett & Dr. Carlos Davis from The Lewis Foundation
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    Want advice for getting through issues and disagreements that all couples face? This session will teach practical, research-based behavioral strategies for clearer communication and mutually satisfactory conflict resolution through presentations and demonstrations by experts.

    Learn what this workshop is all about and if this workshop is for you.

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: Feb 8, 2023
  • Means of Grace  •  Feb 16, 2023
        When & Where: Thur  •  Feb 16, 2023  •  7 - 8:30 pm  •  Room 203
        Led by: Dr. Dan Flanagan
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    The concept of grace was very important to John Wesley, and it should be for us. United Methodists believe that God’s grace is always available, and our recognition and acceptance of God’s grace sets us on a journey toward holiness. We will take a deeper dive into prevenient, justifying, and sanctifying grace.

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: Feb 16, 2023
  • Just Jesus  •  Feb 21 - Apr 4
        When & Where: Tue  •  Feb 21 - Apr 4  •  6 - 7:30 pm  •  Room 206
        Led by: Rev. Dr. Vic Casad
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    Explore and practice what it means to follow Jesus in our time through this group-guided study of the Jesus we know from the Gospels - Jesus in the Gospels, Jesus of the Gospels, Jesus as the Gospel, and Jesus’ Gospel mission.

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: Feb 14
  • Know Your Needs: Strengthen Your Relationships  •  Apr 4 - Apr 25
        When & Where: Tue  •  Apr 4 - Apr 25  •  11:30 am - 1:30 pm  •  Room 2A
        Led by: Dr. Jason Berman and Lisa Hancock
        Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations when you register for the class or at www.fumcr.com/reservechildcare at least 4 business days in advance.

    Go back to the basics of vitality and life. Knowing your human needs and learning to communicate them effectively will help strengthen your relationships with others and also with yourself and your own personal/spiritual growth.

        REGISTER ONLINE Registration Deadline: April 1
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