We believe that the best and most growth happens with others. Jesus recruited 12 to train, teach, and send out into the world. Together they shared meals and conversations. They lived life together and journeyed with one another.
Acts 2 tells us about the unity and growth that comes when the people of God gather in small groups. It is our hope to develop a strong community of Christ followers by offering you a place to connect with other people just like you!
No matter where you are in your walk with Christ, we have a study for you. Study topics include a wide range of issues as well as topics of faith. Studies typically run 6-8 weeks. For information on existing groups contact Kathleen Kisner or Dianna Sheely. If you are interested starting a new group, contact Kathleen Kisner through the church office.
New Member Class
The revamped New Member class will be using A Disciple’s Path by James A. Harnish to guide one’s understanding of being a member of the United Methodist Church and Armstrong Chapel. Over the course of six weeks, class participants will strengthen their appreciation for Wesleyan concepts of love and grace, the membership vows to uphold the church through prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness while also learning about spiritual practices and how to use their unique spiritual gifts. At the end of the class, participants will have an opportunity to join Armstrong Chapel. The class meets at 11:15 am in the Armstrong Room, beginning February 4th.
Contact Joy in the church office to sign up.
Discipleship for Adults
One Heart Ministries, Night Out
January 26, 2018 @7pm in the Children's Center
Get Clear on . . . What’s In Your Backpack
Core 4 Habit: Respect and Love
We should carry our spouse’s backpack instead of comparing it to ours.
Every one of us is carrying something every day. For some it’s baggage from the past, but for a lot of us, it’s just the pile-on of everyday life and the demands that come from adulting. You probably know what is wearing you down, but what about your spouse? What is he or she carrying? We need to see past our own stuff, and get clear on what’s on our spouse’s heart and mind. (Childcare is available by reservation.)
Classic Christian Cinema
Movies will be shown once a month on Friday night in the Armstrong Room beginning at 7pm. Discussion following the movie. Sponsored by the Thursday 6:00am Women’s Study.
January 12, 2018—HACKSAW RIDGE. Mel Gibson directed this biopic about World War II Army medic Desmond Doss (played here by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon based on his Seventh Day Adventist beliefs, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. POSTPONED due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for a new date.
February 9, 2018- AMAZING GRACE. The story of William Wilberforce and his pivotal role in the long battle to outlaw slavery in the United Kingdom and its colonies (including America). This historical drama about this courageous man guided by his Anglican Christian faith comes from director Michael Apted. In 1784, 21-year-old William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) was elected to the British House of Commons, and soon established himself as a politician with a conscience. Several years later, his close friend William Pitt (Benedict Cumberbatch) became prime minister, and together they made a bold plan to introduce a bill banning slavery before the English legislature.
March 9, 2018- -RISEN. A Roman soldier’s search for Jesus’ body after the resurrection, and his personal transformation in the process. Directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Joseph Fiennes as Clavius. "I have seen two things which cannot reconcile: A man dead without question, and that same man alive again. I pursue Him, the Nazarene, to ferret the truth."- Clavius, from the 2016 movie, Risen.