We have a number of adult Sunday School classes and small group studies that meet during the school year. Groups for men, women, and mixed groups meet at various times throughout the week. Contact the church office for details.
DVD/Discussion Group meets in Room 35, facilitated by Julie Hopper. Our study this semester is When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can't Live Without. Grammy Award-winning songwriter Laura Story had a fairy-tale life---until her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Can blessings arise from broken dreams? Tackling common myths about God and hardship, she examines what happens when life doesn't turn out as we expect---and offers assurance that although our situation may never get better, we can grow because of it.
The Wired Word is designed for all those who wish to grow in their faith by applying Scripture to the current events in our world. Each Thursday, a new lesson, drawn from that week's headlines, is sent via e-mail to class members. In class, we discuss how God's Word can inform and help us see with new eyes what is going on in our world each week and how faith matters. The class meets Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the church library during the school year.
Theology Discussion Group On Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at the Campus Christian Center you are invited to a theology discussion group Pastor Norman will facilitate. This fall the reading will be The New Testament and the People of God by NT Wright. In this book, Wright describes the history, social make-up, worldview, beliefs, and hope of Palestinian Judaism placing the New Testament within its first century context, and showing how Jesus and Paul cannot be understood apart from their Jewish themes. Wright does an excellent job at weaving Judaism and Christianity together while still distinguishing their core beliefs and practices from one another. This group will read sections of the book and discuss them each week.
Going Deeper into Pastor Norman’s Sermon Series—the Kingdom of God On Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Norman will offer an opportunity for further discussion of and reflection on the theme of that morning’s sermon, addressing our thoughts and reactions to these themes. Everyone is invited to join the discussion in Room 35.
College Group meets during the academic year at the UI Campus Christian Center. All undergrad and grad students are invited. Contact the church office for details.
Women's Prayer Group All women are invited to gather for prayer and conversation on Wednesdays during the school year at 12:30 p.m. at The Center (the Campus Christian Center at the corner of Elm Street and University Ave on the UI campus). Join us this fall!
Men's Breakfast Group meets every Thursday year-around for study and fellowship at 6:30 a.m. at Shari's Restaurant . All men welcome.
Carol Renfrew Circle meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel Room on the fourth Thursday of each month (September through May) for fellowship and Bible study. All women are welcome.