Adults Online

Bible Studies, Sunday School, and more

Welcome

Welcome to online classes for Adults at Mount Olivet! You are invited and welcome to join any of these classes at any time by emailing the listed contact for a link to the Zoom meeting. Have questions? Email Pastor Teer Hardy at thardy@mtolivet-umc.org





Sabbath As Resistance

wednesdays, april 7 - may 12 | 7-8 pm

Join Pastor Teer and Amanda Holmes for our next Wednesday Night Study. Discussions about the Sabbath often center around moralistic laws and arguments over whether a person should be able to play cards or purchase liquor on Sundays. In this volume, popular author Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Importantly, Brueggemann speaks to a 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Brueggemann offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance.


Connections

10 am on sundays

Connections is a small group that focuses on connecting relationships with our faith, the Bible, and each other. Class studies offer an informal atmosphere for nurturing spiritual growth and seeking wisdom, no matter where you are in your journey. Class members collectively select topics of study, resulting in an eclectic mix. Lessons are intended to stand alone - even when "connected" to a common theme - so that anyone can feel included on any given Sunday. 


Currently, the class is reading A Gift of Love: Sermons From "Strength To Love" and Other Preachings by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which is available for purchase in several formats here.

 

Contact: Steve Neff |  stevenneff@gmail.com


Spirited Parents

9:40 am on sundays

Spirited Parents is a warm, enthusiastic group that seeks to support each other during the parenting and spiritual journey. The class looks for inspiration and guidance from scripture and a variety of media, such as videos, podcasts, books, and each other. While we benefit from the weekly fellowship, the standalone format enables attendees to drop in as their schedules allow. Parents with children of all ages are welcome. We meet on the green, weather permitting, or by Zoom otherwise.


Contact: Sherri Hunter | sherrihunter@verizon.net


9:30 Study Group

10 Am on sundays

We get together on Sunday morning to learn more about the Bible and its importance in our daily lives. Class members may volunteer to teach and all members participate in the discussions. Members select the topics and the teacher determines how to present the material. Single, married, young, old. All are welcome.


We are beginning a study of The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Readable Modern-Day Version of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (revised and easy-to-read) on April 11 at 10 AM. The study will last for 12 weeks. The book is available for purchase here.


Contact: Monte Campbell | montecampbell@earthlink.net


Faith and Fellowship

10 am on sundays

We are a community of individuals who care for our classmates and others in the Mount Olivet family by attending to personal joys and concerns. We read and discuss scripture studies and books by contemporary theologians and other writers selected to bring insight to our spirituality. We understand that individuals are at different points along their spiritual journeys, which provides for meaningful, enlightening, and fun Sunday morning discussions.


Faith and Fellowship started a new six-session video series on April 4 called Savior, What the Bible Says About the Cross featuring Rev. Magrey deVega. All are welcome and can join at any point in the series.


Contact: David Traynham | dftraynham@gmail.com


Scripture Study Group

10 AM on Sundays

Scripture Study Small Group is a small group that studies scripture in depth, a book at a time. The group aims to immerse itself in the living Word in order to understand it in context and to seek its application to our busy world.


Contact: Sara Scarlett | sara.scarlett@gmail.com


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