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AHUMC is committed to offering a wide array of opportunities for education and encouragement.  The number of studies and groups that are available can even be a little overwhelming—so please let us help!

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The Four Gospel Journey

 

LEADERS:Chris Estus, Ryan Jacobson, Darrell Smith
DAY:Sundays - resuming January 8
TIME:11:00 a.m.
LOCATION:W100 / 101

Did you know that one of the ways early Christians understood the four Gospels was as the four paths of an epic journey?

 

  • The Gospel of Matthew was the first path—representing a season of great change.
  • The second path—one of the suffering that follows change—was laid out in the Gospel of Mark.
  • The Gospel of John came next as the path of revelation—the new understanding that comes from facing change and suffering.
  • Luke’s Gospel encircled the journey as the path of service—where disciples walk and work their revelation out as they care for others.

 

Past participants have described this journey as communal, experiential, and deeply spiritual.

Common Space

 

LEADERS:Chris Estus, Ryan Jacobson, Darrell Smith
DAY:Wednesdays - resuming January 18
TIME:12:00 p.m.
LOCATION:AHUMC Parlor

Join pastors Chris Estus, Ryan Jacobson, and Darrell Smith for a weekly dialogue and exploration of the biblical stories—both the ones you know and love, and the ones that seem to confound and confuse. This is not a lecture or a book study.  There is no homework or assigned reading.  This is an active and participatory conversation.  We will get to know each other and learn together as we wrestle with the questions that exist on the tips of our tongues and in the depths of our hearts.

 

Lunch is available for purchase from Chef Colin Bryant and Mission Bell.

Women's Ministry

 

LEADERS:Priscilla MacDougall, Joanie Thames
DAY:Wednesdays
TIME:6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:S107

This class is for women who want to improve their intimate relationships.  We will be using the book The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner.  It was published in 1985 and has become a classic since then, helping countless women turn their anger into a constructive force for reshaping their lives.  

 

Retired UMC pastor Rev. Priscilla MacDougall facilitated a study group on this book in one of the churches she pastored in New Hampshire shortly after it came out, and it proved to be transformative for many group members.  She will be facilitating a study group on this book again, this time at AHUMC with our own Joanie Thames.

 

Dinner is available for purchase from Chefs Colin Bryant and Kaitlin Workman of Mission Bell.

The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem

 

LEADERS:Donna Strieb
DAY:Thursdays
TIME:10:00 a.m.
LOCATION:W100 / 101

Prepare for Advent by walking the Road to Bethlehem together with Rev. Donna Strieb.  Using the book The Journey by Adam Hamilton, we will travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a fascinating look at the birth of Jesus the Christ. 

 

We will explore the historical information, archaeological data, and the stories surrounding the birth.  The birth narratives of Jesus will become more real and heart-felt as we walk along this road together.

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