Sermon Reflection Studies

Sermon Reflection Studies

Our Sermon Reflection Studies are produced in-house at Manchester UMC by the Pastor of Adult Faith Formation. This curriculum is produced weekly and is based off of the sermon for the week. These studies are open to everyone with no homework required. Sermon Reflection Study Groups meet throughout the week and you can join any time. See below which time works best for you! Or, use this curriculum as a guide for personal devotion.

Weekly Participant Guide

The Peaceable Kingdom
Nov. 27, 2022 – Jan. 4, 2023

This Advent series will center on the idea of God’s peace as we prepare for the birth of Christ.

To download the weekly study guide,
please double click on the link below:

Upcoming Sermon Reflection Studies

Below are the upcoming Sermon Reflection Study topics and dates.

Broadway Stage 43

Changed for Good: Transformation
on the Broadway Stage

Jan. 21-Feb. 22, 2023

This Sermon Series & Study will look at Broadway musicals that feature stories of transformation, stories in which a character is changed in some way. The grace of God has the power to change lives, and the mission of the church is to facilitate that transformation by offering the grace of God.

This Here Flesh 43

This Here Flesh
All Church Study for Lent 2023

Feb. 26-Mar. 26, 2023

In her stunning debut Cole Arthur Riley, the creator of Black Liturgies, weaves stories from three generations of her family alongside contemplative reflections to discover the “necessary rituals” that connect us with our belonging, dignity, and liberation. Lent is a time of Reflection and This Here Flesh will be our companion the Sermon Series this Lenten Season.


Join a Group

Below are a list of groups that you can join. They are offered Sunday through Wednesday at different times. Some groups meet for just a series. Some have been meeting for months. Group hopping is allowed and encouraged! So, please join us on Zoom and connect for some great discussions!

All are welcome!!

Sundays

9:00 a.m. – Mary Beth Harper
Format: In Person | Room 222
Zoom Meeting ID: 225 180 622
Passcode: 757205
This group is not meeting on Dec. 25 & Jan. 1

9:00 a.m. – Sunday Mornings
Leaders: Rev. Winter Hamilton & Dave Bartsokas
Format: In Person | Room 223
This group is not meeting on Dec. 25 & Jan. 1


Mondays

10:00 a.m. – Rev. Nancye Dunlap
Format: Virtual
Zoom Meeting ID: 297 417 694
Passcode: 360676

This group will returns Jan. 23!
8:00 p.m. – Young Adults (ages 18-40)
Leader: Liz Shuburte
Format: Virtual
Zoom Meeting ID: 859 2669 2235
Passcode: 430030


Tuesdays

6:00 p.m. – Becky Strickland
Format: Virtual
Zoom Meeting ID: 262 229 133
Passcode:  203227

Wednesdays

1:30 p.m. – Rev. Winter Hamilton
Format: Virtual
Zoom Meeting ID: 882 0283 2336
Passcode: 879841

4:45 p.m. – Rev. Andy Bryan & Rev. Winter Hamilton
Format: In Person | Room 223


Thursdays

This group will return for Lent 2023!
7:00 p.m. – Vicki Samuels
Format: Virtual
Zoom Meeting: 879 9479 4093
Passcode: 410432


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 Meeting ID that is listed above.
4. Enter the Zoom Required Password and enjoy the group!

Zoom Tips & Tricks

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.

Historical Weekly Sermon Reflection Study Guides

If you are interested in viewing previous weekly Sermon Reflection Study Guides from previous sermon series, please click here.

For questions or assistance, please email Tiffany Conway.


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