The Ark, January 6, 2022

The Ark, January 6, 2022

Christmas Eve 2021, Photo by Dan McClernon

New 2022 Worship Times: Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. Christian Education for all ages begins January 16 @ 10:00 a.m.

New Start Date: In-Person Sunday Morning Christian Education – January 16th, 10:00 am. On the Ground Floor: three adult classes (Hands of Hope, Seekers and Verse by Verse), middle and high school classes. On the Main Floor Children’s Wing: children’s classes and nursery.

Show your love to our newest members. Keri Edwards and Marta Rojas were welcomed into the Genesis church family on December 5, 2021. Photos of our newest members from October 31st and December 5th are posted in the new Koinonia place. Thank you to Jason Schronce for sharing his photography expertise.

The Member and Staff address/phone directory along with the 2022 Genesis Leadership sheet have been updated on the member resources page on our website. You must register as a member on our website to access this protected information.

Genesis UMC is seeking to hire an Associate Director of Music.


Love Neighbor. Genesis volunteers are needed on Saturdays at the Dorcas Food Pantry. Questions? Contact Missy Inglis, Sign up here:

Cancelled – Down East Trip January 15. This month’s trip has been cancelled due to Covid. Decisions will be made monthly. To be added to the email list for the most current information, contact Julio Alvarez,


Genesis Unleashed for middle and high school youth will resume Sunday, January 9th at 5 p.m.

Develop your Prayer Life

  • Include the Genesis Breakthrough Prayer in your daily devotions.
  • Pray for topics on Genesis’ monthly prayer calendar
  • Join Genesis Prays on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 7 pm via zoom. January Focus: January 12: “Genesis Mission- Become and Make Disciples” and January 26: “Using our gifts to serve one another.”  For link, email
  • Send Prayer Requests to
  • Pray for Genesis UMC, our pastor, staff and congregation.
  • Join the Genesis Prayer Ministry team.
  • Many congregants are using the YouVersion Bible App for daily devotionals, guided prayer and Bible reading. Download the app to your smartphone and begin the year focused on God.

Adult Christian Education and Small Groups

Click links for further details.

Faith Tertulia, Wednesdays @ 7 p.m. on Zoom. Beginning January 12: “Paul and the Giants of Philosophy” by J. R. Dodson and D. E. Briones

FUEL Life Group for young adults age 21-30, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. Beginning Soon: “Redeeming Your Time” by Jordan Raynor. Contact Michele Hundley to reserve a book. 

Genesis Book Group3rd Thursdays @ 7 pm. Next: January 20. January Selection: “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty. 

Hands of Hope, Sundays @10:00 a.m. at Genesis. January 16 & 23: “God’s Unbreakable Promises” series by Jennie Allen. Beginning January 30: “Free of Me” by Sharon Miller.

LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together), Tuesdays @10:00 a.m. Through February 1 via Zoom “A Study of 1 Corinthians. Beginning February 15 at Genesis, “The Organic God” by Margaret Feinberg.

Man2Man, 1st & 3rd Monday Nights @ 6:30 p.m. at Genesis. Led by Pastor Craig Ham. Beginning January 17, 2022 “Passionate Pursuit” Room 23 (formerly 105).

Prime Time Walkers, Wednesdays @ 2 p.m.. Meet at the Bond Park Senior Center parking lot. 

Rooted Life Group for parents of young children, 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. via ZOOM. Current Study: “The Book of Hebrews”, a video series by Derwin Gray. 

Seekers, Sundays @10:00 am at Genesis. Beginning January 16: “The Acts of the Apostles” video series by Louie Giglio.

Synced Marriage Life Group for married couples, 2nd Thursdays @ 7 pm in-person at Genesis. Next: January 13. Join us for Game Night!  

Verse by Verse, Sundays @10:00 am at Genesis. Resuming January 16: “The 12 Minor Prophets from the Old Testament.”