Advent 2020 Online Catalog
Welcome to our Advent 2020 Adult Faith Formation catalog! As we continue in this season of weirdness, we will continue to meet in different and distanced ways. Most of our classes remain on ZOOM. Our parking lot is also available for distanced gatherings. There is news coming about meeting in the facility. I pray that you feel connected, that you are checking in on each other, that you are finding rest.
For November and December, there will be learning opportunities to participate in online Sermon Reflection Studies, as well as online classes and groups that will be doing Advent studies. Our Sermon Reflection Studies are like our previous All-Church Studies. It is based on the sermon series for the months of November and December. It will be a Bible Study, it will be produced in-house and you can join anytime!
Please browse through this online catalog and see if maybe there is something for you. Prayers and blessings!
Rev. Winter Hamilton
Pastor of Adult Faith Formation
All of these groups listed are welcome to everyone, newcomers included! You do not need to register for any of these online groups. Just come on and show up!
Sermon Reflection Study Groups
By popular demand, we are continuing our All-Church Study, under the new name Sermon Reflection Studies. Sermon Reflection Study Groups will be continuing online until we are all back together again! There will be new curriculum produced weekly, still based off of Pastor Andy’s sermons. These studies are open to everyone with no homework required. Small groups are meeting throughout the week. Click on the green “Join A Sermon Reflection Study” button to learn more and find a time that works best for you! (Please note that previous Sermon Reflection Studies are available as well).
Everyone is welcome…anytime! Click on the green “Join A Sermon Reflection Study Group” button to learn more and find a time that works best for you!
Nov./Dec. & Advent 2020 Classes:
- The New Jim Crow – Suns, Nov. 1-Dec. 20 or Mons, Nov. 2-Dec. 21
- Missions Visioning Task Force Class – Thurs, Nov. 5-19 and Dec. 3
- Incarnation – Thurs, Nov. 19, Dec. 3-17
Winter 2020 Classes:
- Together at the Table – Suns, Jan. 3-Feb. 14, 2021
- Inquire – Suns, Jan. 3 – mid-February, 2021
- Bible Basics: Genre – Mons, Jan. 4 & 11, 2021
- How the Holy Ghost Haunts: A Study on Feminism, Militarism, and Faith – Weds, Jan. 6-27, 2021
- Studying the 4 Gospels – Thurs, Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 2021
- Doing Theology Together – Thurs, Jan. 7-28, 2021
- Bible Basics: Timeline – Mons, Jan. 18 & 25, 2021
Online Groups in red are doing Advent studies and you are welcome to attend!
- Adult Singles Bible Study
- Centering Prayer
- Christian Fellowship
- Lydia Circle
- Making Disciples
- Men’s Bible Study
- Parents Group
- Tuesday Evening Book Club
- Tuesday Women’s Bible Study
How Do I Participate?
Everyone is welcome to participate in any of these online classes or groups. The classes and groups are meeting through a free website/app called ZOOM. You can use your phone, tablet or personal computer. If you are connecting from your computer, you will just go to the website. If you are using your smartphone or tablet, you will need to download the ZOOM app (it’s free).
How Do I Use ZOOM?
It’s easy! Follow these step by step instructions.
1. Go to Zoom.com, a few minutes before your study begins.
2. Click the button in the upper right corner that says “JOIN A MEETING.”
3. Enter the Zoom Required Password that is listed Online Groups & Classes.
4. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID.
ZOOM Tips & Trick
Once you’ve connected, have others help you learn to use your mute function, find how to show and hide your video, and explore the different ways you can view group members.
The important things for you to do during this time of physical distancing are to stay well and connected! Manchester UMC strives to provide these opportunities to help you worship, connect and serve.
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