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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.**

“ADVENT IN PLAIN SIGHT” (HYBRID)

This is a 6-week option for adults and high school youth beginning November 14 at 9:45 am each Sunday morning. Advent encourages us to reflect on the promises of God as we wait for the coming of the Christ Child. Rev. Jill Duffield’s new book, “Advent in Plain Sight” draws readers’ attention to ten ordinary objects, prompting them to see the near kingdom of heaven on earth and ponder what that divine proximity enables and asks them to do and be. Join us as we walk through Advent together in this unique way. Please email Karen Bonds for the hybrid link.

Led by: Karen Bonds – keybull_98@yahoo.com

Meets: Sundays, Nov. 14 – Dec, 19 at 9:45 AM

AS A CHILD (HYBRID)

This group engages in lively discussions as we explore the Bible, chapter by chapter and verse by verse. Adults of all ages are welcomed 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, Beginning Sept 12, M312, 9:45 AM

UNITY (HYBRID)

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, Joe and Connie Flory, Ed Martin, and Bob Mobley.

Contact: jflory@radford.edu

Meets: Sundays, Beginning Sept 12, FH, 9:45 AM

 

THE WALK

This 6-week short-term study option is for adults of all ages. Using Adam Hamilton’s book, “The Walk,” participants will discuss five essential practices rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God.

Facilitator: Thomas Monroe – monroe.thomasj@gmail.com

Meets: Sundays, Oct 10, Oct 24, November 21, Hospitality Room M201, 9:45 AM

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, M312, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

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, Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9, FH, 10:00 AM

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, Historic Sanctuary, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

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, Historic Sanctuary, October -May, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

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