ADULT EDUCATION/SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Summer Book Group: Earth, Our Original Monastery, by Christine Valters Paintner
Weekly on Wednesdays, July 7 - August 25 (2 time options)
10 am - 11 am on Wednesdays outside at Left Foot Charley’s
7 pm – 8 pm on Wednesday evenings under the pavilion at the Boardman Nature Center
Leaders: Kathy Mead with Pastor Chris Lane
How can we meet God in our everyday lives? In Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude through Intimacy with Nature Christine Valters Paintner, bestselling author and online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, shares how living contemplatively with an appreciation for the natural world can make you more aware of the presence of God in every aspect of your life. She explores monks, mystics, and saints who have experienced the goodness of the Divine in nature and invites you to find solace and spiritual revelation in the wonder of God’s creation.
Each chapter can be a stand alone reading and that there are suggested activities that can be fun for families and/or summer houseguests. All are welcome, summer houseguests included! There are hiking trails at both locations that can be an optional activity. Call Kathy Mead (231-409-5179) with questions/more information. Books are available online and by request at local book stores.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays via Zoom
Leaders: Alline Beutler and Amber Hassler
Are you looking for a way to connect with other moms this fall? During this time of challenging isolation due to the pandemic, join us over zoom to find meaningful fellowship and friendship. In each of our weekly meetings expect time for devotion, prayer, and conversation. This small group is a circle of the Central Church United Methodist Women.
More info available at: : facebook.com/groups/centralparent/
Coffee Hour with the Pastors
12:15 pm – 1 pm on Sundays online via Zoom
RESUMES IN JULY
Join the pastors for coffee and fellowship after the 11 am service on the first Sunday of the month. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss what moved you in worship, talk with Chris and Dale to take the lesson deeper, or just say hello to your neighbors. At least one of the pastors will be present for this informal Zoom discussion. Bring your own coffee and cookies!
CLICK HERE to join the Zoom Meeting. Conversation will begin promptly at 12:15.
11 – 12 noon on Friday mornings
Ongoing Weekly via Zoom
Leader: Kathy Mead
Contact Kathy to get the zoom link: 231-409-5179
Knit One, Crochet Two
10:30 a.m. – Noon on Tuesdays via Zoom
Leaders: Jane Damschroder and Linda Wolgast
Our group meets every Tuesday 10:30 a.m. -12:00 noon. We have casual discussions, sharing of a knitting appropriate reading, and a “show & tell” of our knitting projects. Crocheting or knitting expertise is not a prerequisite. Fellowship is the foundation and joy of our members. Contact Linda Wolgast to get connected:
9 – 10:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month via Zoom
Ongoing monthly FIRST WEDNESDAYS - July
Leaders: BJ Harmon, and Zoom host Staton Lorenz
Come join a circle of men who are seeking God in their lives. The Men’s Breakfast is meeting to share "donuts and devotions"on the first Wednesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Park across Cass Street from the church (the discussion will move inside the church in case of inclement weather). They are committed to asking big questions, sharing laughter & encouragement, and praying for the world. New members are welcome. NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.