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Welcome to GUM Adult & Family Ministry!

 

GUMchurch strives to provide opportunities for Intentional Faith Development and fellowship  for adults of all life-stages and faith-levels.  Class and group options offer a range of days, times, and commitment levels.

Intentional Faith Development refers to all the ministries that help us grow in faith outside of weekly worship, such as bible studies, Sunday School classes, support groups, and prayer teams.  In practicing Intentional Faith Development, GUMchurch offers opportunities for people at all stages of faith to learn in and with community.  The vision of GUMchurch calls us to actively live the example of Jesus. Therefore learning, growing and acting on faith is as important as having faith.

We offer ministries that help people grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of God. Intentional refers to deliberate effort, purposeful action, and high priority.

 

Sunday Morning Classes

Sunday morning adult classes start at 10:10am and meet for one hour.

(This is between the 9am and 11:15am morning worship services. Nursery and Sunday School for kids and youth runs at the same time)

History of the Bible: Making the New Testament

What kinds of books are in the Bible? When, how, and why were they written? Who wrote them? Why were these books included and others not? Led by Rev Bills. Meets in the Prayer Room (room S2). 

Sermon Talk-Back

Discussion on the current sermon topic and how it relates to our modern, everyday lives. (this class in ongoing, join any time!)  Led by Bob Downer and Craig & Lil Brodie; meets in the Studio (room G25). 

Life Together: Learning to live as the body of Christ

Explore what it means to be the body of Christ and examine a variety of ways that Christians have lived out this concept in daily life. This class is practical, discussion-based, with readings from various sources. Led by Deb Burg; Meets in the Lounge. 

Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World

Discussion on Brian McLaren’s book. Can you be a committed Christian without having to condemn or convert people of other faiths? Is it possible to affirm other religious traditions without watering down your own? (this class in ongoing, join any time!) Led by Allan & Chris Koch and Marie McDonald; Meets in room G26.

When the Game is Over it all goes Back in the Box

Using popular games as a metaphor for our temporal lives this video study by John Ortberg discusses what’s fleeting and what’s permanent in God’s kingdom. Let by Don Rigsby; Meets in the Library.

 

Evening and Weekday Programming

On-site childcare is available for all programs with advance request. Email nursery@GUMonline.org to arrange childcare or call the church office at 669.0730

Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity

Segment 2:  Tuesdays Jan. 14 to Feb. 25, 2014 @ 7pm led by Rev. Bills

Living The Questions  is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what’s next for Christianity in the 21st century. More than 30 acclaimed scholars, theologians and other experts are featured in this series that is based on video presentations and discussion.

LTQ is designed to look seriously at the ancient texts, history, and theology in light of recent scholarship. This course will be both enlightening and challenging.

This course will be offered in 3 seven week segments. Participants do not have to attend all the segments or all of the sessions within a segment.

Moving Forward: Healthy Congregation Workshop Part II

Mondays Nov. 4 & 18 6:30 to 9:00pm

Learn to let go of past hurts and frustrations so that you can move forward in a loving and productive manner.  

Have you been hurt at church?  Would you like to express that, let it go and move on?
Nobody has to speak.  Whether you speak or listen, you can help insure that people are heard.
A professional mediator will guide the process.

Moms Bible Study

2nd and 4th Fridays of each month 9:30 to 11:00am

Using several different Bible commentaries, along with their own life experiences as women, mothers, spouses, sisters, daughters, and all the other roles we take on, this group is reading through the Gospel of Matthew to learn more about what Jesus said and did and how that impacts our lives today. Led by Holly Downer in the GUM Library.

 

Fellowship Groups

Fellowship Groups are made up  of GUM folks who share a common interest and enjoy pursuing this interest together!  All groups are open to new members at any time.  Just call the church office at 669.0730 or contact us online  for more info!

 

Cribbage

A diverse group of folks who get together once a month to socialize, eat, and play cribbage. Meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 7:30pm in the GUM Lounge.

Forever Young

A “senior” group that meets  for programming and social outings.  Click here for info on Forever Young’s  current events.

Healthy Eating

This group meets twice a month – one meeting is based on discussion and sharing information. The other meeting is for cooking lunch together while learn new healthful techniques! 

Men's Fellowship

This group meets in the GUM Lounge at 8am on the 1st Wednesday of each month for fellowship, coffee and donuts. 

Weekly Prayer Group

This group joins together in the GUM Library each Thursdays at 10am. 

Pub Theology

This fun group meets monthly at a various local establishments to chat about  topics relevant to real life and current events using various theological perspectives.  Click here for info on the next Pub Theology event.

Softball League

Each summer a men’s softball team gets together to play against other local teams in a fun league with a variety of skill levels.