There are several great options available for you to grow in your faith during the week at Bethlehem First UMC. Because we know people’s schedules vary, we hope you are able to get connected to one of our Weekday Grow Groups that fits best with your schedule. There are groups that meet all throughout the week at different times of the day. Most of our groups meet on the church campus, but there may be some that meet in a host home or at various spots around the community. If you have never tried a Grow Group, let us know and we will be happy to help you find the best fit for your stage of life. If you have any questions and/or want to discover more about our Weekday Grow Groups, please contact Rev. Megan Gomez in the church office.
Tuesday Morning (Starting in September)
Ladies’ Bible Study Facilitated by Andrea Tyler. Grow in your faith with a group of supportive women in this popular Bible study class. Fellowship begins at 9:00am in Room 128 with opening prayer at 9:15. After our study we will conclude with prayers & praises and end at 11am with prayer. All ladies are welcome!
Crochet Group (AM) (Room 128—9:00-11:00 am) Facilitated by June Baggett.Crocheters of all levels (even those who have never picked up a hook in their life!) are welcome to join this caring group as they crochet shawls, baby blankets, hat and more to minister to those in need. You are welcome to bring your own projects and crochet questions as well. There is no cost to join this group. Available to join now!
Chinese Cooking with Gabby (Fellowship Hall Kitchen—10:30-12:00 pm) Taught by Gabby Burrows. This class meets two Wednesdays a month for seven weeks to learn seven different dishes. The cost is $5-$10 per class. Each person will make enough food to take home and feed a family of four. Dates and menus are as follows: Aug. 14 (spring rolls) & 28 (steamed dumplings), Sept. 11 (crispy dumplings) & 25 (sweet and sour chicken), Oct. 9 (pork/ chicken fried rice) & 23 (seafood in a nest), Nov. 6 (Indian takki masala chicken with naan bread).
from 6:30pm (Starting August 14th)
Crochet Group (PM) Facilitated by Mary Lee Howard. Crocheters of all levels (even those who have never picked up a hook in their life!) are welcome to join this caring group as they crochet shawls, baby blankets, hat and more to minister to those in need. You are welcome to bring your own projects and crochet questions as well. There is no cost to join this group.
Run for God Facilitated by Cheryl Hurst and Sherry King. Want to be a healthier, stronger, and better you by Christmas? You Can Do It! Run for God is a Christ centered couch to 5k program for all ages, sizes, and fitness levels. Walkers welcome! We will meet, pray, encourage and workout together each week and finally all participate in the Wiseman 5k at the end of our journey. Start the new year already living out your resolution to get fit and we’ll have fun doing it. This class will begin September 11th and end December 18th.
Love and Respect Facilitated by Frank Bernat. From the inside flap: “Psychological studies affirm it, and the Bible has been saying it for ages. Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. Today, you and your mate can start fresh with the ground-breaking guidance that Dr. Emerson Eggerichs provides in this book. Using Dr. Eggerich’s breakthrough techniques, couples nationwide are achieving a brand-new level of intimacy and learning how to: – stop the Crazy Cycle of conflict – initiate the Energizing Cycle of change – enjoy the Rewarded Cycle of new passion. And if you’ll take this biblically based counsel to heart, your marriage could be next!”
Intro to Life Groups Facilitated by Kim Furlow. Looking for a group that applies directly to your life and where you are personally in your walk with God? Interested in growing in your faith with a group of supportive friends? This may be the group for you. “Intro to Life Groups” provides a modern take on John Wesley’s proven relational discipleship model. Contact Kim Furlow to learn more.
Jesus in the Gospels (10:30 am-12:00 pm) Facilitated by Ruth Pugh. Study the name, the place, and the people, and encounter the Jesus who is both hard to ignore and hard to control–a commanding, morally compelling figure as portrayed in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This is a 30-week study. Open to everyone who has taken Disciple 1.