Nobody outgrows the need to learn more about Jesus and the Bible. While GPUMC also offers weeknight learning opportunities for adults, we still believe that Sunday morning offers an ideal time to step away from the world and focus on Bible study.
Book studies organized as small groups promote the Methodist belief that persons of faith can learn a great deal through their own independent study and discussion.
While ministers have an important role to play in the United Methodist Church, so, too, do individual congregants.
During the early part of 2020, GPUMC formed several book study groups to read and discuss A Disciple’s Path by James Harnish and Justin LaRosa. The six-week study is intended to help participants develop spiritual practices, discover their unique gifts, and become better engaged in ministry that brings transformation to their own lives, the lives of others and the world.”
Other small groups formed in 2020 to study a series of books touching on social justice: White Fragility by Robin Diangelo, How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with about 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. All Methodist women are considered part of UMW.
The GPUMC chapter of UMW is divided into small groups known as “circles.” One of the circles, supports a number of book studies each year