Check out this line up of our fall Bible Studies and small groups! At Hopewell, we are committed to spiritual growth, and here are some opportunities to do just that. Watch this space for additional groups forming to connect with God and others. Contact Jen Lisowski for more information.
- Sundays, 10:45 AM-12:00 PM, led by various facilitators, topic TBA, starting September 10. No registration needed.
- Sundays, 6:30-8:00 PM, Revelation Study, led by Pastor Amy, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Register here.
- Does the mention of Revelation bring to mind dragons, confusing imagery, and end of the world predictions? The last book in the New Testament, Revelation is often the most misunderstood because of its genre and imagery. Whether you’ve read Revelation before, or have only heard about it, join Pastor Amy for this five-week study on Sunday nights as we unpack some of the key themes and ideas in this book. This study will follow the sermon series on Revelation through the month of October and build off of the presentation by Dr. Diane Chen on September 16 (see below).
- Sundays, 7:00-8:30 PM, 10-week Be the Bridge book study on racial reconciliation led by Mindy Kring and Dara Roberts, starting September 17. Register here.
- Do you want to go deeper in your understanding of racial dynamics in America and learn about what it means to be part of Christ’s desire for racial healing? We’ll be exploring Latasha Morrison’s book “Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation” together in a safe and challenging environment. Latasha Morrison is a Christian speaker, teacher and leader who founded the Be the Bridge Organization in 2016 to encourage racial reconciliation among all ethnicities, to promote racial unity in America, and to equip others to do the same. Books are provided.
- Mondays, 6:30-7:30 PM, Read through the Bible in a Year, led by Kim Belknap, join anytime, no registration needed.
- Does reading through the Bible in a year sound intimidating? It doesn’t have to be! Join Kim Belknap on Mondays, 6:30-7:30 PM for Through the Bible in a Year, which is a discussion group based around a Bible reading plan. Designed to be accessible, low-pressure, and fun, you can join at any time.
- Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, led by Pastor Amy, September 11, 18, 25, October 2. Limited copies of the book are available in the church office for a $10 donation or you can purchase one online here. Please read chapters 1-4 before the first class. Register here.
- This four-week study is based on the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by author and pastor, Peter Scazzero. Scazzero’s premise is that we can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Based on his own life and experience as well as biblical teaching, Scazzero outlines steps towards emotional maturity and a life of wholeness and authenticity, such as breaking the power of the past, letting go of power and control, learning to breathe and rest, and loving Christ above all.
- Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM, Social Principles of the United Methodist Church, led by Pastor Eddie, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8. Register here.
- Ever wondered what the United Methodist Church says about a current social issue? The Social Principles are a set of statements adopted by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church regarding various issues relating to human life and the world, including racism, war and peace, creation care, suicide, abortion, the death penalty, and much more. They aim to help us understand what it means to be a faithful follower of Jesus in the world today and how to best represent Christ and care for those around us. Agreement with these statements is not required or expected. All are welcome to explore and dialogue about these topics as together we grow to be more like Jesus.
- Thursdays (Women’s group), 10:00-11:30 AM, studying Revelation, led by Cynthia Lyman, starting September 21. No registration needed.
- Does the mention of Revelation bring to mind dragons, confusing imagery, and end of the world predictions? The last book in the New Testament, Revelation is often the most misunderstood because of its genre and imagery. Whether you’ve read Revelation before, or have only heard about it, join Cynthia Lyman for this study to unpack some of the key themes and ideas in this book. This study will complement the sermon series on Revelation through the month of October and build off of the presentation by Dr. Diane Chen on September 16 (see below).
- Friday Morning Men, Fridays, 6:30-7:30 AM, studying 1, 2, & 3 John, led by Allen Puy (ZOOM), join anytime, no registration needed.
- Are you an early riser and looking for a great community to learn, share, and grow? Join the discussion wherever you are and find encouragement for the journey. We're looking at 1, 2 & 3 John in the New Testament now; stay tuned for upcoming topics.
- Bible Skills for Adults, a one-time class on the basics of the Bible, September 21, 6:30-8:30 PM, led by Marsha Hodge and Cammy Brantzeg. Register here.
- Ever wonder why the Bible has an Old and New Testament? Or why there are different books of the Bible and what they are about? What is a Bible translation and why are there so many different versions? Join us for this 2-hour Bible Skills crash course for adults where we’ll tackle these topics and more! Modified from our annual Bible Skills class for kids, this experience is meant to be accessible for anyone interested in learning more about the Bible and how to use it and all questions are welcome and encouraged! Feel free to bring a Bible if you have one. If not, Bibles will be available. If you would like help selecting a Bible after the class, we will share some recommendations.
DivorceCare is a special 13-week seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. If you know someone going through a divorce, be sure to invite them to this impactful gathering. We meet in the Cornerstone Café (at Hopewell) every Thursday beginning on September 7th from 6:30-8:30 PM. Childcare will be available. Register here.
Whether you lead at home, at work, at church, or in the community, you have influence and leadership potential! Register here for our first Leadership Lunch on Sunday, September 10th from 12:00-2:00 PM, featuring a video presentation on “Harnessing the Power of Atomic Habits” by James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation and best-selling author, followed by group conversation facilitated by Pastor Amy. If you want to strengthen your leadership and people skills, you are welcome! Lunch will be provided.
Revelation Study with Dr. Diane Chen
We are thrilled to host Dr. Diane Chen, beloved and celebrated New Testament scholar, professor, and theologian from Palmer Theological Seminary at Hopewell on Saturday, September 16th to teach the major themes and ideas of The Book of Revelation. All are welcome. Please register here.
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