Winter/Spring Bible & Book Studies

PLEASE NOTE: For any questions or further details about accessing our online meetings/studies using Zoom, please see our zoom guide on our virtual learning page here. For those who have signed up for a study will be contacted by the class facilitator with the zoom link and/or Meeting ID number by email.

  • Monday Mornings

    The Book of Hebrews Study by Dr. Ken Schenck     Book Link

    Class Facilitators: Tina Smith and Mary Lynn Broyles 

    February 1 – March 22 

    9:00 - 10:30 am 

    Hebrews is one of the most perplexing books in the New Testament. It is written to people living in a difficult culture in the middle of a faith crisis and looking for answers. This study unpacks the meaning of Jesus’s sacrifice and all that it has to offer us today.


  • Monday Evenings

    Word on the Street Book Club     Book Link

    Class Facilitator:  Shuler Sitsch  

    Begins on February 1

    7:00 pm 

    It’s no secret that the world around us is broken. As Christians, we may often wonder how we are called to respond to all the brokenness in our society and how we’re called to Christian action. Join us in the Word on the Street Book Club to read and discuss books that deal with the intersection of our broken world and our faith to educate us in our response. 

    Word on the Street Book Club will begin meeting over Zoom as we read and discuss N.T. Wright’s God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath. 


  • Tuesday Evenings

    The Intercessory Life A Missional Model for Discipleship by Maxie D. Dunnam      Book Link

    Class Facilitator:  Debbie Stephens 

    February 9 - March 23 

    7:00 pm 

    This study challenges us to get beyond the cozy comforts of a devotional life and break into ways of living prayer that open new horizons of possibility. Let's learn a new pattern for our interior growth in prayer and the outward expression of a missional Christ-life in the world. This book teaches practical ways to bring the world into the prayer closet and to unleash the power of prayer in our everyday world. 


  • Wednesday Mornings:  Men's Bible Study

    James by N. T. Wright, For Everyone Bible Study Guide     Book Link

    Class Facilitator:  David Samuelson

    6:00 am (ongoing)

    Translating our belief into action--making sure our faith is the real thing: This the heart of James' message. This kind of faith, he explains, is the faith that matters, the faith that justifies, the faith that saves. We need that kind of faith today. Join this group of Christian brothers looking into this passionate letter that helps one live out a faith that makes a difference. 


  • Wednesday Mornings:  Women's Bible Study

    Messy People: Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes by Jennifer Cowart   

    Class Facilitator:  Betty Christian  

    January 20 – February 24 

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

    From a dirty kitchen to intangible messes such as hurt, depression or isolation: Life can sure get messy. The good news? We have a God who not only loves us in our mess and but desires to use us. From Rahab to David, and many more Biblical characters, the encounter the promise that we don’t have to just endure messy lives but can actually learn to thrive with God’s guidance and help! Books will be available in the church office, cost is $13.  Please pay by check made to Lakewood UMC or exact change.


  • Wednesday Evenings

    living an The God of All Comfort by Hannah Whitehall Smith          Book Link

    Class Facilitator:  Mariella Carr 

    Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm (ongoing) 

    This renowned Quaker author reveals the secret of living an abundant life in Christ. As she shares her insights to bring genuine and enduring joy into the lives of troubled Christians, she shows that everything Christ promised is available today to all believers. 


  • Wednesday Evenings

    What Do I Believe? 

    Class Facilitator: Trish Woodruff 

    January 27 - March 31 (off for Ash Wednesday) 

    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm'ish 

    Have you ever wondered about what you really believe? Have you ever desired to articulate it better? Using the Creed as our guide, this study is an invitation to an interactive and comprehensive view of our Christian faith. This study is open to questioners, learners, and sages of the faith, and especially those of us who fall into all of those categories.  


  • Wednesday Evenings

    Who is This Holy Spirit? 

    Class Facilitator: Trish Woodruff 

    April 14 - May 6 

    7:00 - 8:00 pm'ish 

    We hear everything about God the Father. We know Jesus, the Son, but who is this Holy Spirit? Come and learn about the person of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit’s role in our lives as believers! Questions welcomed!


  • Thursday Mornings

    The Way of Ignatius - A Prayer Journey Through Lent

    Class Facilitator: Sally Stewart

    February 4 – April 1

    9:30 - 11:30 am

    This is a popular introduction to prayer and the spiritual life--a guide for Lent and the rest of the year--in the tradition of Ignatius Loyola. It also explores Ignatian influence on the life of the seventeenth-century Yorkshire woman, Mary Ward. At its heart is personal encounter with Jesus, helping people to pray with the Scriptures in an imaginative way. After registering, email Sally Stewart for your book at


  • Sunday Morning

    Coffee With The Pastors

    January 17

    11:00 am

    New to Lakewood? Visiting? Or just wanting to learn more? 

    Join us for Coffee with the Pastors. You will have the opportunity to chat with a few of our pastors to learn how you can reach, serve, and grow here at Lakewood UMC. This time for conversation will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link (and a link for a coffee 🙂) will be provided after registration.


  • Sundays Evenings

    Journeying Through Grief Class

    Class Facilitator:  Rev. Pam Cline and Diana Walker

    January 24 - February 28

    Sundays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM ZOOM

    If you are Journeying Through Grief, we invite you to join us for a very special six week series, held by ZOOM, as we walk with each other to comfort, support, strengthen, and encourage one another. Gain helpful insights about grief, biblical truths, and stories that provide comfort and reassurance. The class cost is $10 for booklet. Email to register.