Sundays @ 10am
The Reflections Connection Group class meets weekly in Room 28 and is led by Barbara Beck.
The Reflections Connection Group recieved its name from 2 Corinthians 3:18: "But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." The more we read and study God's Word, the more we begin to reflect its teachings in our own lives!
This class is Bible-study focused, often studying through whole books of the Bible. In Lent of 2019, the class will begin a series entitled "Getting to Know My Bible" that is perfect for anyone hoping to introduce a Bible reading goal in Lent!
Multi Generational Study
Offering a multi-generational short term group for Adults and youth in grades 6-12.
Love God more deeply by learning to love your neighbor better. Maybe we have it a little backward. As Christians, we strive to follow Jesus’ teaching to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength which, in turn, we hope will help us better love our family, friends, and leaders…our neighbors. But what if we turned that around and put the emphasis on loving our family, friends, leaders, and, yes, our neighbors? Might we then find that becoming a better neighbor leads us into the deep and loving relationship we’re striving to have with God? In Reckless Love, you will consider how to follow the Greatest Commandment and learn how your love for the people around you can completely renew your faith and give you a new experience of loving God.
Classes will meet: Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29 and October 6, 13, 20 and 27 @ 10am in our church parlor.
Sundays @ 10am
The Drop-Ins are a casual, weekly connection group who meet each week in Room 15 (the Library) for discussion. This is a group led class.
The Drop In class enjoys using The Upper Room to spur conversations about life and faith.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women (UMW) is an organization that exists in Methodist Churches all over the country (and even the world!). Our UMW meets monthly on a Saturday or Sunday Evening (check the Events Calendar!) to fellowship and work to further the UMW vision of supporting local and global missions. Our UMW also hosts annual fundraisers and events such as cooking classes and holiday party planning classes. Want to know more? Contact Janeen Burrows or Carol Price or call the Church Office.
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Men is also a national organization. Our UMM group recently relaunched and with the help of some proactive men in our congregation they are thriving! The United Methodist Men meet monthly, often on a Saturday morning for breakfast or to participate in a hands-on missions activity like building crosses or sorting boxes for a local shelter. Want to know more? Contact Larry Price or call the Church Office!
Emmaus and Chrysalis
Emmaus and Chrysalis are retreat-style spiritual growth weekends designed for Teens (Chrysalis) and Adults (Emmaus). These weekends are often considered life-changing and are perfect for someone who is looking to go deeper with their faith. Many members of our congregation have participated in a Chrysalis or Emmaus weekend, so just ask around!
For more information about Emmaus or Chrysalis, contact Bob Pearson or MaryKay Baker.
Ellie’s Retreat House is owned and operated by one of our St. Matthew members, Eleanor Pershing and is located in Frankfort. Ellie's Retreat is a spiritual place for time alone, for family or group gatherings, for attending workshops on a variety of subjects, or for creating your own workshop or retreat. Ellie’s offers weekly yoga classes and a monthly writing guild. The small chapel in the enclosed back yard is the perfect place for a small intimate wedding, using the house for a reception and for overnight guests.
The facility has 5 bedrooms (sleeps 13), 2 1/2 baths, kitchen (fully supplied), laundry room, living room, den, garage, and a basement with art gallery. Rental rates are very reasonable. As a non-profit, Ellie’s welcomes gifts and donations.
To find out about upcoming events or for more info about rentals or reservations, check out their Facebook page.