Online & In-Person 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 leader with the zoom link and/or Meeting ID number by email.

  • The After Party

    Can we talk a little more about what God says?

    Wednesdays: Oct. 28 @ 7:00 PM

    Let’s listen, talk, and ask questions regarding Sunday’s sermon. How do we live out this portion of the Word of God? Why don’t we? How do we put things into action? Join Pastor John Stephenson and your beloved LUMC Associates.

    https://zoom.us/j/95257093440

    Webinar ID 952 5709 3440

  • Holy Envy

    October 1 - November 19

         Barbara Brown Taylor recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the world's religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. In Holy Envy, she contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students' eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques.

         Troubled and inspired by what she learns, Taylor returns to her own tradition for guidance, finding new meaning in old teachings that have too often been used to exclude religious strangers instead of embracing the divine challenges they present. Re-imagining some central stories from the religion she knows best, she takes heart in how often God chooses outsiders to teach insiders how out-of-bounds God really is.

         Taylor weaves together stories from the classroom with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been complicated and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions--even those whose truths are quite different from hers. The one constant in her odyssey is the sense that God is the one calling her to disown her version of God--a change that ultimately enriches her faith in other human beings and in God.


    If you are interested in joining please contact Sally Stewart.

  • Discussions Regarding Race & Church

    If anyone should be facilitating the conversation regarding Race, shouldn’t it be the Body of Christ?

    Sundays at 6:30 pm: October 25, Nov. 1, & Nov. 8

    No one has all the answers to this difficult and complex issue. However, we are called to be learners all the days of our lives. Come and join these discussions with an open heart. Pastors Shuler Sitsch and Trish Woodruff will host the gathering.


    https://zoom.us/j/92113899843

  • The Gospel of Matthew with Ben Witherington III

    Bible Study


    Facilitators: Tina Smith and Mary Lynn Broyles

    Dates: Mondays, September 14 – November 9, 2020

    Time: 9:00-10:30 AM

    In this nine week study we discover Jesus as Matthew presents him-the incarnate wisdom of God that bring the kingdom of heaven to earth. Classes meet once a week via Zoom to review the weekly homework and watch a 10 minute video. Daily readings and questions are short but thought provoking. Open to men and women. Please join us and experience Matthew like never before through the commentary of Ben Witherington III. If you are interested in enrolling in this class, please send an email to Mary Lynn Broyles at frogfish@swbell.net so she may send you the Zoom link. Please also order your softcover student guide on seedbed.com.

  • ADVENT: Wednesday Women's Bible Study

    Wednesdays, Oct. 28 -  Nov. 18 ( 4 weeks) @ 10:00 am. 

    In Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, best-selling author Adam Hamilton examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth. This Advent season church families will come together to remember what’s important. In the face of uncertainty and conflict, Christians reclaim the Christ Child who brings us together, heals our hearts, and calls us to bring light into the darkness. Now more than ever, we invite you to reflect upon the significance of the Christ-child for our lives and world today! 


    Amazon prices are $9.99 for Kindle version, $19.99 for hardback and paperback. Betty Christian can get them at Cokesbury for $13.00. I have watched the first Amplify video and it is really good. Please let Betty know if you would like to do this study – Zoom or in person, and if you want Betty to order you a book.

  • Unshakable Hope

    Join a band of brothers that meet together early Wednesday mornings as they begin a new study by America's favorite pastor, Max Lucado. In Unshakable Hope, learn how we live lives with security and purpose while our world is filled with such uncertainty. Join their Zoom meeting at 6:00 am on Wednesday mornings. To sign up contact David Samuelson.