ADULT | Sermon Reflection Study

The Sermon Reflection Study provides an opportunity to know God more deeply through intentional faith development and connection to community.

The Sermon Reflection Study is produced in-house, every week, based on the sermon for the week. There are many different groups that meet throughout the week. They are open to everyone with no homework required. You can join a Sermon Reflection Study anytime or use this curriculum as a guide for personal devotion. 

Weekly participant guide

She Blinded me with science

September 17 - October 1

Scientific ideas often have theological implications.  not only are science and theology compatible, often they are complimentary.  Some of the most cutting edge science has profound theological implications.  

“Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.”  Albert Einstein, 1941

The weekly studies are available after 6p on Sunday.  To download the weekly Sermon Reflection Study, please click on the following dates:

Upcoming Sermon Reflection Studies:

  • The Rhythm of Life  (October 8 – October 29)
  • Revolutions (November 5 – November 26)
  • Handel’s Messiah (December 3 – December 24)


Join a Group

Below are a list of groups that you can join, and 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!!



9:00 a.m. – Mary Beth Harper
This group returns Sept. 17 and then Sermon Reflection study begins Sept. 24.

Format:  Hybrid (In-Person & Virtual)
Room 222 | Manchester UMC

Zoom Meeting ID:  225 180 622
Passcode:  757205

9:00 a.m. – Dave Bartsokas
This group returns Sept. 24.

Format:  In-Person
Room 221 | Manchester UMC


9:30 a.m. – Alpha Class
This group returns Sept. 17 for fellowship and Sept. 24 for the new study.

Format:  Hybrid (In-Person & Virtual)
Room 223 | Manchester UMC

Zoom Meeting ID:  843 6667 1102
Passcode: 24545117


6:00 p.m. – Becky Strickland
This group returns Sept. 19.
Format:  Virtual
Zoom Meeting ID:  262 229 133
Passcode:  203227



10:00 a.m. – Rev. Nancye Dunlap
This group returns Sept. 18.
Format:  Virtual
Zoom Meeting ID:  297 417 694
Passcode:  360676


1:30 p.m. – Shared Leadership
This group returns Sept. 20.
Format:  Virtual
Zoom Meeting ID:  882 0283 2336
Passcode:  879841

4:45 p.m. – Rev. Andy Bryan & Shared Leadership
This group returns Sept. 20.
Format:  In-Person
Room 223 | Manchester UMC

Please complete one registration form per person:

Upcoming Sermon Reflection Studies

    1. This is My Story (Aug. 13 – Sept. 3)
    2. September 10 is Homecoming!
    3. She Blinded Me with Science (September 17 – October 1)
    4. The Rhythm of Life (ALL CHURCH STUDY) (October 8 – October 29)
    5. Revolutions (November 5 – November 26)
    6. For Unto Us, Handel’s Messiah (Dec. 3 – 24)

Helpful Tips to participate on-line (Zoom)

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).

It’s easy!  Follow these step by step instructions:
1. Go to, 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!

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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