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Adult Faith Formation

Sunday Morning Groups

**No registration is necessary for Sunday morning groups. Participants should contact the leader listed for the Zoom link if they choose to attend remotely.**

AS A CHILD

This group engages in lively discussions as we explore the Bible, chapter by chapter and verse by verse. Adults of all ages are welcome to join in as we read and study God’s words together. This year, we will study the books of 2nd Samuel and the gospel of John.

Facilitator: Jim Boyd – jim.boyd@comporium.net

Meets: Sundays at 9:45 AM in Room M312

FELLOWSHIP CLASS

Adults of all ages looking for a place to grow in their faith are invited to the Fellowship class. This class, which will use three different short video studies by Adam Hamilton will begin with a study of the Lord’s Prayer. Adults of all ages are welcome.

Teachers: Ronnie Glenn, Strat Lake, Ed Martin, Sandy Rea, and Jeff Shouse

Contact: edmartininsc@gmail.com

Meets: Sundays at 9:45 AM in the Historic Sanctuary

LENT IN PLAIN SIGHT

This Lenten Sunday School class option for adults and high school youth will meet February 27th – April 10th to read and discuss the book by Rev. Jill Duffield.
Teachers: Karen Bonds and Dave Johnson

UNITY

Join the Unity Sunday school class for a conversation about one of the lectionary scripture texts for the day. We delve into the exegetical and theological meaning of scripture and how God is speaking to each of us today through the Word. This class of adults of all ages is open to anyone interested in learning more about scripture in community with others.

Facilitators: Maggie Bost, James Bunge, Ed Martin, and Bob Mobley.

Contact: mandjbost@gmail.com

Meets: Sundays at 9:45 AM in Room M102

Small Groups

CENTERING PRAYER/LABYRINTH WALK

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. This group will explore a variety of types of Centering Prayer, beginning inside for some prayer time and concluding in our new courtyard to walk Unity’s labyrinth. Group will meet February 1st – April 19th.

Facilitator: Susan Mobley, Lynne Rayl, and Kathryn McGregor

“WAY OF LOVE” ASYNCHRONOUS GROUP

Do you enjoy podcasts?  Do you like access to your faith formation opportunities on your own time? This study is for you! Each week for 6 weeks, beginning Feb 13, participants will be sent a link to one of the “The Way of Love” podcast episodes to listen to on your own time. You will also be provided with weekly reflection questions and access to a platform where you can share your reflections with others from Unity listening to the same podcasts. Topics will include Mutual blessings through presence and relationships,  Learning to meet people where they are,  Turning to hope for the World and in our lives, Worshiping in public as witness, Going into the neighborhood to listen deeply, and Praying with our bodies and creativity. To see more about “The Way of Love” podcasts, click here. All participants will be invited to join in person for brunch on March 19th at a local Fort Mill restaurant. Click here to sign up to receive materials.

“THEREFORE,” A GROUP FOR WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS: ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Join other widows and widowers on Thursday, February 17 at 10:00 am in Room M102 for an organizational/interest get-together for anyone interested in supporting each other and finding joy in this season of their lives. Any widowed men and women are welcome.

Contact Maggie Bost at mandjbost@gmail.com for more information.

MESSY MOTHERHOOD

Messy Motherhood, a small group for moms with young children looking for a place to explore ways to infuse faith development and prayer into their family life to help their children grow in faith, will meet on Zoom for a Spring session Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm March 22-May 3 (excluding Apr 12). This session, we will read “The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Raising Self-Reliant Children” by Wendy Mogel.

Led by: Kathryn McGregor – kmcgregor@UnityFortMill.org

Lenten Small Groups

Lent In Plain Sight Group 1
Study: Lent In Plain Sight by Rev. Jill Duffield
Where: Room M201
When: Tuesdays, 6:30pm, March 1st – April 12th
Facilitator: Craig Marshall
Limit: 11 participants

Lent In Plain Sight Group 2
Study: Lent In Plain Sight by Rev. Jill Duffield
Where: Meet at church following Ash Wednesday Service on March 1st. Group will decide whether subsequent meetings will be at church or Simon home
When: Wednesdays, 7:00pm, March 2nd – April 13th
Facilitators: Steve and Carol Simon
Limit: 8 participants

Lent In Plain Sight Group 3
Study: Lent In Plain Sight by Rev. Jill Duffield
Where: Room M312
When: Thursdays, 2:00pm, March 3rd – April 14th
Facilitator: Dannie Vaughn
Limit: 11 participants

Click here to register. This link will ask you to login to the church website, then will take you straight to registration information for all available groups.

Loves Does Group

Study: Love Does by Bob Goff
Where: Zoom
When: Wednesdays, 7:00pm, March 9th – April 6th
Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Matt Rich
Limit: 11 participants

YEAR-LONG OPPORTUNITIES

DISCIPLE 1 (HYBRID)

Disciple is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. Disciple draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. The first study in the program is Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study, a 34-week overview of the entire Bible.

Facilitator: Beverly Tysinger – cyclistmom@comporium.net

Meets: Wednesdays, Beginning Sept 1- May 25 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM in Room M312

UNITY BOOK CLUB

The Unity Book Club meets once a month to discuss a book chosen by the group. We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. A list of books for the upcoming months is available. All are welcome.

Facilitator: Karen Bonds – keybull_98@yahoo.com

Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY (HYBRID)

Study: Ephesians, 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy, Titus, Hebrews

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study group engages in lively discussions as we explore each book, chapter by chapter and verse by verse. Everyone is welcomed to join in as we read and study God’s words for us. Anyone who is not ready for in-person study may join by Zoom.

Facilitator: Susan Palmer – bobpalmer@comporium.net

Meets: Wednesdays, Oct 6 – May 25 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM in the Historic Sanctuary

MONDAY MUSINGS WITH MATT

Have you ever had a question Sunday afternoon about the morning’s sermon? Felt like you wanted to dig a little deeper into the scripture? Maybe even thought the preacher missed the main point altogether? The best sermons should be the beginning of a conversation about the gospel, so Dr. Rich wants to give you a chance to “talk back” each week. Come just once or every week with your questions, your thoughts, and a cup of coffee for conversation about and study of Sunday’s sermon and scripture texts. No registration is necessary. Drop-in any week.

Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Matt Rich – mrich@unityfortmill.org

Meets: Mondays at 9:30 AM in Room M201 (Hospitality Room)

Click here to view the ADMT Spring Brochure.

For more information, contact Kathryn McGregor at KMcGregor@UnityFortMill.org or 803-547-5543.