Community Church offers a selection of Bible-based study opportunities to help members grow in their faith. Small groups and short-term Bible studies begin at various times throughout the year.
Looking for a way to connect this Winter or Spring? Check out the next semester of Studies.
***NEW*** A Firm Foundation: This study that examines the faithful disciples in the theological traditions of historic Methodism. This study will be led by Pastor Jim Decker and follow along with the sermon series. “A Firm Foundation” will begin on Tuesday, January 9 and last about six weeks. Meeting in the church in Room 210 at 7pm. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-515-7252.
***NEW*** Grace Based Parenting: This study is a must for parents who want to love their kids the way God loves his – through a lifelong relationship not just a long list of rules. With humor and poignancy, Dr. Kimmel goes into depth on how to meet your children’s inner heart needs and set their hearts free to be who God created them to be. Meeting on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, January 17-April 4 from 6:45-8:15pm at Community UMC in the choir room, this book and video study will be led by Pat and Michelle Watson. Contact Michelle to sign up and for details at MLWat@me.com.
***NEW***Walking and Fellowship: Women do you have a new year’s resolution to get into an exercise routine? Join other like-minded women for walking in the MMR from 6-7pm on Thursday, January 4-February 9. Contact Diane Yeargers for more information at email@example.com or Patsy Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***NEW*** Classic Christian Literature: British novelist, poet, academic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis wrote books including “Mere Christianity” and “The Great Divorce.” These classics in literature have changed lives and stretched the mind. Join this group and read BOTH books. CHOOSE one of three times to be a part of a group: Tuesday evenings (starts Jan 9) or Wednesday mornings (starts Jan 17) are for men and women. Thursday mornings (starts Jan 11) is for women only.
***NEW***Brown/Grace Small group: Meeting on Sunday mornings at 9:30am, January 7, 2018 this group will be starting the study "When God Doesn't Fix It" by recording artist Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Laura helps us understand we aren’t the only ones whose lives have taken unexpected turns. She examines the brokenness of some of the heroes of our faith, and shows how despite their flaws and flawed stories, God was able to use them in extraordinary ways. And it was not because of their faith, but because of the faithfulness of their God. God may not fix everything. In fact, although your situation might not ever change or get better, with Jesus you can. For more information, contact LeeAnn Grace email@example.com or Kelly Brown firstname.lastname@example.org.
***NEW***Lenten Easter Study: Set aside time this Lent to study Jesus and what Easter means. This study led by Pastor John Ciampa will follow the Lectionary reading passages and meet February 21-March 28 from 6:45-8:15pm in the Sanctuary. For details or to sign up contact the church office at 724-744-3413 or Info@CommunityUMChurch.com.
***OTHER NEW GROUPS FORMING*** Include Financial Peace University, a marriage group and others.
Existing groups open to new members are:
Moms Fellowship Outings: Interested in connecting with other moms? This group will meet monthly for a fellowship outing during the day. Outings will include anything from lunch to hiking to crafts. Cost is dependent upon the activity. Contact Melissa Conte to sign up for the schedule and emails at email@example.com or 724-744-0008.
Soaring Eagles: Meeting the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 2-4pm in Patterson Parlor of the church this group of ladies is currently studying a LifeGuide Bible Study on the Bible book of "John". Contact Sybil Kunkelmann at 724-515-5499 for details.
Emmaus Reunion Group: Have you attended the Walk to Emmaus weekend? You may be interested in joining the CUMC reunion group. The group is doing the 4th Day Guide. We meet on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month upstairs in the Ministry House at 7pm. Contact Larry Johnston for details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-454-9093. There is no cost for this group.