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Adults

Connect with other adults through small groups, short-term classes, and more.

Welcome

Welcome to 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. Have questions? Email Pastor Teer Hardy at thardy@mtolivet-umc.org





Advent Study

Embodied Light

Wednesdays at 7 PM via Zoom | Begins december 1

Join Pastor Teer for a Wednesday evening Advent Study, titled Embodied Light starting on December 1 at 7 PM online. 


Embodied Light invites you to ponder our Creator's daring adventure of becoming human and coming to earth to live among us. During this 4-week study, you will explore the meaning of incarnation—the miracle of our Creator choosing to become human and live among us. The Incarnation also says something to us about our own lives, about what being human means. We will use Embodied Light by Melissa Tidwell as a guide. Books are available from the church office and online at the link below. 


Please note you can fully participate in the study without reading the book. 


Contact: Pastor Teer | thardy@mtolivet-umc.org


Sunday Classes

Connections

9:30 am on sundays via zoom

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. 


Currently, the class is reading Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair


Christians are awakening to the legacy of racism in America like never before. While public conversations regarding the realities of racial division and inequalities have surged in recent years, so has the public outcry to work toward the long-awaited healing of these wounds. But American Christianity, with its tendency to view the ministry of reconciliation as its sole response to racial injustice, and its isolation from those who labor most diligently to address these things, is underequipped to offer solutions. Because of this, the church needs a new perspective on its responsibility for the deep racial brokenness at the heart of American culture and on what it can do to repair that brokenness.


This book makes a compelling historical and theological case for the church's obligation to provide reparations for the oppression of African Americans. Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson articulate the church's responsibility for its promotion and preservation of white supremacy throughout history, investigate the Bible's call to repair our racial brokenness, and offer a vision for the work of reparation at the local level. They lead readers toward a moral imagination that views reparations as a long-overdue and necessary step in our collective journey toward healing and wholeness.


Study begins Sunday, September 12 and will conclude on November 7.

 

Contact: Steve Neff |  stevenneff@gmail.com


Spirited Parents

9:45 am on sundays in Room L3

Spirited Parents is a warm, enthusiastic group that seeks to support each other during the parenting and spiritual journey. We benefit from the weekly fellowship, but the standalone format enables attendees to drop in as their schedules allow. While parents with children of all ages are welcome, most of our children are tweens, teens, and young adults. We meet in Room L-3.


Contact: Sherri Hunter | sherrihunter@verizon.net


9:30 Study Group

9:15 Am on sundays via zoom

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.


Currently Reading: Faith by Jimmy Carter

All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. He writes, “The issue of faith arises in almost every area of human existence, so it is important to understand its multiple meanings. In this book, my primary goal is to explore the broader meaning of faith, its far-reaching effect on our lives, and its relationship to past, present, and future events in America and around the world. The religious aspects of faith are also covered, since this is how the word is most often used, and I have included a description of the ways my faith has guided and sustained me, as well as how it has challenged and driven me to seek a closer and better relationship with people and with God.”


As President Carter examines faith’s many meanings, he describes how to accept it, live it, how to doubt and find faith again. A serious and moving reflection from one of America’s most admired and respected citizens.



Contact: Monte Campbell | montecampbell@earthlink.net


Faith and Fellowship

9:15 am on sundays via zoom

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.


Contact: David Traynham | dftraynham@gmail.com


Scripture Study Group

10 AM on Sundays via zoom

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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