Adults

Welcome to Adult Ministries

As Christian adults, we go through many phases in our lives—finishing up college, developing a career, starting and nurturing a family, becoming an “empty-nester,” retiring... All of these events, and so many others, are more bearable, meaningful and joy-filled when we do not have to walk them alone.

Wherever you are in life, there are opportunities here to continue moving along your spiritual pathway.

 

Sunday School Class a place where people and churches can be transformed

Adult Sunday School Classes

  • Together in Prayer

RM 205 hosted by Together in Prayer class

Contact:  Linda Palermo   jpalermo1@austin.rr.com

8:30-9:30 an ongoing Bible study

Together in Prayer class studies a new lesson each week as members take turns bringing a devotional or a portion of a book that has spoken to them in a special way.  An example of a class study,  Jer 29:11 "I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  No matter what occurs in our lives, disabled children, sick children, husband with a disease, loss of a cousin, God is still with us and still has a plan for our life.  This class style allows people to stop in and visit at any time not have to worry about entering the middle of a book or a study.

  • Adult Bible Studies

Lowman’s Chapel hosted by JOY class

Contact Bobby and Cora Sue Gill csgill@austin.rr.com

9:45-10:45am an on going study

Based on the Uniform Series, this quarterly study presents stimulating lessons that explore the biblical message and how to apply it to daily life. The curriculum helps adults move from a focus on the Word to reflection on personal, family, church, and community concerns. The lessons are Bible-based, Christ-focused, and United Methodist. Fall themes: Faith – A Living Faith (Psalm 23, 46; Matthew; Mark; Luke; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Hebrews; Acts)

  • The Bible

RM 105 hosted by Berean Class

Contact Hugh Vroman hughtoni@austin.rr.com

9:45 – 10:45am an ongoing comprehensive Bible study

The Bible is the textbook for this study. The Interpreter's Bible Commentary, IBC, enhances the understanding of scripture. The IBC s contains articles on all the books of the Bible, including the Apocrypha, as well as numerous general articles on biblical interpretation, geographical and historical setting, religion, text, canon, and translations.

  • Why? Making Sense of God's Will

by Adam Hamilton

RM 125 hosted by Crusaders class

Contact Ross Compton rc05@txstate.edu

9:45 – 10:45am Fall study

When the ground shakes, and a poor nation’s economy is destroyed; when the waters rise, washing away a community’s hopes and dreams; when a child suffers neglect and abuse; when violence tears apart nations; where is God? If God is all powerful, and if each one of us is a beloved child of God, then how can God allow tragedy and suffering to infest his creation?
This study will help one find insight into the age-old question of how to understand the will of God. Chapters include  1. Why Do the Innocent Suffer?  2. Why Do My Prayers Go Unanswered? 3. Why Can't I See God's Will for My Life?  4. Why God's Love Prevails

  • John’s Gospel-Wisdom from Ephesus

by  Michael Card

RM 127 hosted by Epworth class

Contact Pat Heath ph09@txstate.edu

9:45 – 10:45am 8 – 10 week study, Sept – Oct

Take your imagination to another level as Michael Card tells the amazing story of John’s gospel. Travel along the western coast of Turkey into the city of Ephesus. See where the apostle John lived and shared words of wisdom. Explore stunning archaeological sites and gain a deeper understanding of the life and times of the longest-living disciple of Jesus.

  • Variety of studies using the Bible, video and books

RM 129 hosted by Family and Fellowship class

Contact Paul Mayhew pmayhew@austin.rr.com

9:45 – 10:45am

  • I Hear Voices, and That's a Good Thing! by James W Moore

RM 129 hosted by Jack Hughes class

Contacts Ruth Phillips dphillips10@austin.rr.com

& Karen Roberts richkar@centurytel.net

9:45 – 10:45am September – November

Everyone is guided by the voices of people in our lives--grandparents, parents, teachers, pastors, friends. Their words are woven into our life's fabric and influence how we live and the choices we make. This study celebrates the voices of the Bible who continue, every day, to strengthen and encourage us when we not only hear but listen to them.

  • Life & Times of King David 2 Samuel

RM 123 hosted by One in the Spirit class

Contact Linda Roe  smiainc2@grandecom.net

9:45 – 10:45am Fall study

This is a continuing study on the Life & times of King David, in 2 Samuel. Throughout the book, God forms the backdrop as the One who established David upon the throne of Israel & gives him victory over his enemies.

  • Eclectic studies

RM 126 hosted by Upper Room

Contact Frank Flauto

9:45-10:45am ongoing

  • Season Short term studies

RM 128 TBA

contact Katrina ka@fumcms.org

9:45-10:45am

  • Harmonies Gospels

RM Simon Bakery store front hosted by Harmonies Gospel class

Contact Brian Hurt

9:45-10:45am ongoing

  • Angels and Demons in the Bible by R.C. Sproul

RM 105 hosted by Hot Topics a Christian Perspective class

Contact Greg Pruitt gbpruitt@hotmail.com

11:00 – 12:00noon Sept - Nov

Angels and demons are portrayed and discussed everywhere — from statues and paintings to poems and songs to the Internet. But are they understood correctly? With all the attention these beings receive, Christians are bound to get confused between what is often assumed to be “common knowledge” and how the Word of God actually portrays them. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul challenges many of the modern myths regarding these other-worldly beings by offering a biblical view of the spiritual realm. Chapters include  1 The Heavenly Choir,  2 The Heavenly Host, 3 Earthly Enforcers, 4 Angels as Ministers, 5 Angels as Messengers, 6 Angel Worship? 7 the Adversary, 8 the Angel of “Light”

 

SUNDAY School Class – IT’S FOR LIFE...  Lifelong…Life-giving…about real Life…  Connected to the Source of Life

There are over dozen classes and the number keeps growing. There is a class that is right for you! Stop by any one of them and visit.

 

Wednesday Night Groups, Classes and Dinner
 
There are activities for families, for children, for youth, and for adults as well as a family style meal.
 
Wednesday Night Schedule

Children's Fun & Games 3:30-4:00

Children's Homework Help, Snack 4:00-4:45

Children’s Choir 4:45-5:30

Youth Fellowship & Homework Time 4:30 – 5:30

Yoga 4:45 – 5:30

Conversation Café/Fellowship Time 5:00-5:30

Blessings Bistro – Open for Sit and Stay/Grab and Go 5:30-6:30

Hand bells 5:45-7:00

Youth Small Groups 6:00-7:30

Preteens for 4th - 5th Graders 6:00-7:30

Kids Club for Kinder - 3rd Graders 6:00-7:30

An Overview of the Old and New Testament 6:00-7:00

Short Term study 6:00-7:15pm

Chanel Choir Practice –7:00 – 8:30

College Worship & Bobcat Supper at UMC Wesley Building @ Texas State  

Power of the Focused Heart 7:30 – 8:00pm

Child Care available by registration during our programs. Call the church office at 512-392-6001 or contact Gwen Burton at gb@fumcsm.org to register.

For more information about our youth or children's program please check the youth or children web pages.

 

GRAND OPENING 

Wednesday, September 12 

Blessings Bistro

Featuring – make you own Deli Sandwiches, sides and HOMEMADE desserts.

Come sit and enjoy supper and good conversation or take it to go.

The Bistro will be open Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Todd Hall

Children and first time guest eat free!

Adults $5, Youth & Seniors $4, family $15

Wednesday Adult Studies

  • UMW Book Club/Community Service Project TBA

  • Topical weekly discussions TBA

  • Yoga: Nurturing Your Body and Soul w/Pastor Jenna  4:45-5:30pm Children’s Chapel

  • Conversation Café/fellowship 5:00 – 5:30pm Welcome Center Todd Hall

  • Overview of the Old & New Testaments w/ Pastor Jenna 6:00 - 7:00pm RM 123

  • Short Term Studies, Sept 18 begining a 5 weeks study,  Why? Making Sense of  God's Will by Adam Hamilton  6:00 - 7:15pm RM 105

  • Power of the Focused Heart w/Pastor Todd, 20s & 30s Class, Eight life lessons from the Beatitudes “Bless be the poor, those who mourn, the peacemakers, etc. Matt 5:1-12 7:30 – 8:00pm RM 105

contact Katrina Allison, Adult Ministries Director for more information about these classes, 512 392-6001 or ka@fumcsm.org

Special Events

  • Once a Month Girl’s Night Out  Bunco Fun! Next Two dates, Sept 15 and Oct 21. see below for more info.

  • Quarterly FUMC Game Nights, board games, dominoes, FUMC Family Feud, Minute to Win It  

  • Quarterly spruce up FUMC campus work days. FALL PAINT PARTY - Saturday, September 8th at 8:00am  Join us and spruce up FUMC campus.

 

LADIES’S NIGHT OUT!!! Back to school BUNCO BASH September 16. 4:00 – 6:00pm, Todd Hall

THEME: A is for Apple. We will mix it up with a little Apple dipping, Apple sipping and Apple eatting. Apples and Apple cider provided. Bring an apple topping to share. Invite a friend! RSVP to Katrina 391-6001 or ka@fumcsm.org We must know how many tables to set up! childcare available upon request

 

Ladies’ Night Out BUNCO, Sunday, October 21, TBA, Todd Hall

THEME: Make it Pumpkin! Bring something to share that is pumpkin related. Be creative!  Invite a friend! RSVP to Katrina 391-6001 or ka@fumcsm.org We must know how many tables to set up! childcare available upon request

 

Special Classes

  • ReFuel Tuesdays, noon to 1:00pm 

Join us for a lunchtime Book/Bible study

New study begining September 18, (This new study is open to come any time. It is not cumlative.)

Room 123 of the Education Building. Bring a lunch and join us to ReFuel.

This study is open to come at any time. It is not a cumulative study.

Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor by Rev Susan Sparks

Laughter was honored by the ancients as a spiritual healing tool and celebrated by the world's great religions. So why aren't we laughing along the spiritual path today? What would happen if we did?
In this personal and funny look at humor as a spiritual practice, Rev. Susan Sparks--an ex-lawyer turned comedian and Baptist minister--presents a convincing case that the power of humor radiates far beyond punch lines. Laughter can help you: *Remove the fearful mask of a God who doesn't laugh * Debunk the myth that you don't deserve joy * *Find perspective when faced with adversity * Exercise forgiveness for yourself and others * Reclaim play as a spiritual practice * Heal--emotionally, physically and spiritually
*Keep your faith when God is silent * Live with elegance, beauty and generosity of spirit

Whatever your faith tradition--or if you have none at all--join this veteran of the punch line and the pulpit in reclaiming the forgotten humor legacy found in thousands of years of human spiritual history.

Cost of book $15, Scholarships Available

For more intormation contact Katrina Allison, 512 392-6001 or ka@fumcsm.org  Childcare will be available through reservations. Contact the church to save a spot for your child. 512 392-6001

  • Seasonal Study- TBA

 

  • Special Seasonal Worship TBA

 

 
Special Purpose Classes
  • Divorce Care -13 week program, Find help

and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. For more information the national Divorce Care web site http://www.divorcecare.org/

  • Grief Share is a weekly seminar for those

experiencing a loss whether resent or not. For more information the national GriefShare web site http://www.griefshare.org/about

Ministry & Volunteer Opportunities

  • FUMC Bus Ministry - A once a month ministry that needs YOU! Both riders and drivers are needed.

  • Red Vest Ministry -  Welcome, direct and assist those arriving for church

  • Meals on Wheels - Drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins in our community

  • Twice Blessed -  Non-profit ministry of First United Methodist Church operated by volunteers

 

 
 
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