Adult Ministry

Adult Ministry

Book Group Reading for May

Genesis Book Group meets the third Thursday of each month, August through May. Next Zoom meeting: Thursday, May 20th at 7 pm via Zoom Book Selection: Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. (GoodReads website). The book is available to borrow. Books can be picked up and returned in room 105 in the lower part…

Adult Studies

Life is better surrounded by friends! Enjoy fellowship and insight with your Christian friends at Genesis. Click below to scroll to an area of interest: Adult Christian Education Updated March 29 Back Porch Gatherings Winter hiatus Disciple Bible Studies Genesis Book Group Updated April 27 LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together) updated February 22 Man2Man Choose a study and meeting time, then email the class facilitator or adults@genesis-umc.org for study information, log-ins and Zoom invites before the next class! Watch a video or…

Book Group reads “Guests on Earth”

Genesis Book Group meets the third Thursday, September – May. Next Zoom meeting: Thursday, April 15 at 7 pm. April Book Selection: Guests on Earth, by famed local writer Lee Smith It’s 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital’s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to…
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April: New Adult Studies begin

Rooted, Thursdays at 8:30 pm via ZOOM Begins April 8 “You and Me Forever” by Frances Chan View your marriage like never before. Pursue God first and everything will fall into its proper place. Contact: Jennifer Park, rooted@genesis-umc.org Seekers, Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. via ZOOM April 11 & 18 “My Search for Messiah” with Michael Rydelnik Dr. Michael Rydelnik discovered the truth of Scripture while studying the Hebrew Bible. April 25- May 16 “The Appointed Times” with Michael Rydelnik, Avner Boskey and Michael…

Book Group reads “Guests on Earth”

Genesis Book Group meets the third Thursday, September – May. Next Zoom meeting: Thursday, April 15 at 7 pm. April Book Selection: Guests on Earth, by famed local writer Lee Smith It’s 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital’s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to…
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Join FUEL for “Reborn”

FUEL: Young adults gathering for Bible study, Christian fellowship and friendship.    FUEL: meets Wednesdays at 8:00 pm via ZOOM FUEL: begins a new study Wednesday, March 24 “Reborn” by Clayton King Are you feeling empty and not-quite-enough? That’s because what we need is not an upgrade but a complete upending of our lives. Clayton King shares the compelling stories of 12 broken people who came face-to-face with Jesus in the New Testament and got a second chance at life. King shares contemporary stories of…
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Seekers Begin New Studies

Seekers meets Sundays @ 10:00 a.m. via ZOOM Following Lent, the Seekers will begin the following studies. “My Search for Messiah” with Michael Rydelnik April 11 and 18 Jewish studies professor Dr. Michael Rydelnik was a freshman in high school when his mother, a Holocaust survivor, revealed her secret faith in Jesus as the Messiah of Israel. While studying the Hebrew Bible to convince his mother of the error of her way, he came face-to-face with the truth of Scripture.…

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage…

“5 Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage…When You’re Stuck At Home Together“ by Gary Chapman Let’s gather with other couples! You could come away with ideas on date nights or neat ways to show love toward your spouse! All this while growing deeper spiritually in your marriage. A different couple will lead each week, each with different life experiences, different lengths of marriage, and interesting viewpoints. Our wonderful leaders are Craig & Marla Ham, Jack & Ruth Johnson, John & Malana…

Lenten Studies

We welcome all adults to join us for a Lenten study on ZOOM. Choose a study and email the class facilitator for the ZOOM link. Seekers, Sundays at 10:00 am via ZOOM Begins February 21 : “The Glory of the Cross” by Tim ChesterReadings begin: Ash Wednesday February 17 6-week study – Easter is supposed to be the high-point of the year for Christians, where we remember the three days that changed history forever. But for many of us, the day…

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage…

“5 Ways To Strengthen Your Marriage…When You’re Stuck At Home Together“ by Gary Chapman Let’s gather with other couples! You could come away with ideas on date nights or neat ways to show love toward your spouse! All this while growing deeper spiritually in your marriage. A different couple will lead each week, each with different life experiences, different lengths of marriage, and interesting viewpoints. Our wonderful leaders are Craig & Marla Ham, Jack & Ruth Johnson, John & Malana…

Disciple 2 Long Term Bible Study

Disciple 2 (32 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)  Disciple: Into the Word Into the World is the second study in the four-phase Disciple program. Discipe II offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God . . . approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.  5-7 pm Sunday evenings via Zoom Orientation: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Class Begins: Sunday, January 10, 2021 Schedule: January-May &…

Hands of Hope: “Everything Happens Somewhere”

Hands of Hope class, Sundays at 10:00 am Beginning mid January: “Everything Happens Somewhere” by George DeJong “Trace any civilization and geography provides the stage; place plays a role in shaping life while at the same time giving us a glimpse into why God places us where we live today. The Bible contains so many stories of God placing his people in places and situations they’d never choose, and yet it is especially there and in those circumstances that he…

LIFT begins “Exodus: Relentless Pursuit of Us”

LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together) meets Tuesdays at 10:00 am via ZOOM. All ladies are invited. For more information, contact Susan Ross lift@genesis-umc.org. January 12-March 2, 2021: “Exodus: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Us” by Ashley McNary In this eight week study, we will read through almost every word in the book of Exodus and study what they tell us about God. The Bible isn’t about the characters. The Bible is about God. The narrative is telling the story of a God bringing…

Disciple 2 Long Term Bible Study

Disciple 2 (32 week study, Disciple 1 suggested pre-requisite)  Disciple: Into the Word Into the World is the second study in the four-phase Disciple program. Discipe II offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God . . . approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.  5-7 pm Sunday evenings via Zoom Orientation: Sunday, January 3, 2021 Class Begins: Sunday, January 10, 2021 Schedule: January-May &…

Seekers Class: “You Are Never Alone”

Seekers, Sundays at 10:00 am Starting January 10: “You Are Never Alone” by Max Lucado When life feels depleted, does God care? I’m facing an onslaught of challenges; will God help? When life grows dark and stormy, does God notice? I’m facing the fear of death; will God help me? The answer in the life-giving miracles in the Gospel of John is a resounding yes. In You Are Never Alone, Max Lucado looks at the miracles of Jesus as recorded…

LIFT begins “Exodus: Relentless Pursuit of Us”

LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together) meets Tuesdays at 10:00 am via ZOOM. All ladies are invited. For more information, contact Susan Ross lift@genesis-umc.org. January 12-March 2, 2021: “Exodus: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Us” by Ashley McNary In this eight week study, we will read through almost every word in the book of Exodus and study what they tell us about God. The Bible isn’t about the characters. The Bible is about God. The narrative is telling the story of a God bringing…