We regularly have various studies and classes starting throughout the year, especially in the fall and at the beginning of the new year. Here is a list of current offerings. Check back often to see what's new!
Email Adults@GraceAvenue.org with any questions.
Disciple IV Under the Tree of Life (REGISTER)
32-Week Study Begins September 1, 2016
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, Rm 216
This study is part of the Disciple Bible Study series. Participants need to have completed Disciple I. This study focuses on the Old Testament texts known as The Writing and the New Testament books of John and Revelation. It will be taught by Marian Schulze. Study Manuals may be purchased for $42. Email email@example.com. Childcare is available upon request.
Faith Connections (REGISTER)
Racism? : Understanding Systemic
Racism and Privilege in Today’s Society
Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm
Led by Scott & Cheyenne Adams
A 3-week Open Forum for people who want to be a part of the change. This will be an opportunity for education and open discussion concerning one of the most relevant topics in today’s culture: racism & privilege.
Are they present where I live? What can I do about it? Come and hear historical and biblical perspectives, as well as personal experiences from members of our church community.
Sept. 15th: Session I: What is Systemic Racism?
Sept. 22nd: Session II: Do I Believe Systemic Racism Still Exists?
Oct. 6th: Session III: Can I be Part of the Solution?
Please register on-line or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Sisters of Scripture (REGISTER)
Wednesday 9:30-Noon, Room 219 (During the school-year)
This group of women meets weekly, offering a variety of studies throughout the school-year. Our next study is listed below. Email email@example.com or contact Cathy Vining at CatherineHVining@gmail.com with questions.
10-Week Study Begins September 7
Join us for an exciting study of Jesus the One and Only which focuses on Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. The cost of the book is $20.
The Economy of Love (REGISTER)
3-Week Study, Begins the Week of Oct 17
Offered at Three Different Times:
Monday Mornings from 9:15-10:30am (Women's Study Group)
Thursday mornings 9:15-10:30 (All are Welcome)
Wednesday evenings 7-8:30 (All are Welcome)
America thrives on a simple message - that what we have is currently not enough. Not big enough, not nice enough, not fast or hip enough. The American Dream is based on wanting more. But does God's dream for the world look like the American Dream? What does Jesus tell us about the Economy of Love and living with Extravagant Generosity. This study will include references to videos by Shane Claiborne. Led by Laura Echols-Richter.
We Love Caregivers
6-week study, Begins September 18
Sundays, 11:00am-Noon, Room 147
This is a group for persons caring for a loved one with some form of dementia. This can be a difficult and lonely journey. Come join us we gather in community for study, sharing, and support. Classes are facilitated by Joyce Cravens, Heart Adults Minister. Register by sending an e-mail to Joyce@GraceAvenue.org.
7-Week Study begins September 18
Sundays, 11am-Noon, Room 219
This class will focus on key pillars of the Christian faith and will include discussion of how parents can be in dialogue with teens about these topics. Parents of confirmation class students are strongly urged to attend. It will be led by our Adult Minister, Bill D. Ball, Jr. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Young Adult Book Study, How to Be Here (REGISTER)
5-Week Study Begins September 21
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Room 108
Connect with other young adults from Grace Avenue as we explore Rob Bell’s book How to Be Here. This study will tie in to our church-wide worship series “Here,” and will encourage us to be more deeply connected in our spirituality. Please purchase book in advance, as we will be covering sections 1 & 2 during our first meeting. Childcare is available upon request. Contact Marcus Womack at email@example.com with questions.
Disciple I: Walk through the Bible One Step at a Time (REGISTER)
6-Week Study Begins September 22
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Rm 216
This study covers part of the Disciple I Bible Study. It centers around the books of Genesis and Exodus. We will look at the creation stories and how God makes covenant with us as God’s children. The stories of relationship and creativity will invite us to live out our daily lives with faith and hope in God’s promise. It will be taught by Mary Martin. Study manuals may be purchased for $40.
Gospel of John, Part I (REGISTER)
4-Week Study Begins September 27
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Tom Graves Hall
During this study, we will focus on the first seven chapters of the Gospel of John. This extraordinary gospel is like no other. It can be read simply or the poetic passages can evoke complex interpretation. We will encounter powerful stories like the wedding at Cana, Jesus and Nicodemus, and the woman at the well. The study will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr. Please register in advance to receive the reading material
Listening to God (REGISTER)
4-Week Study, Begins October 4
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Room 147
This is a class where we will learn the benefits of stillness & listening, while opening our hearts and minds to experiencing God’s presence in new and profound ways. It is led by Laurie Hanson Roberts.
Empowering Heart Adult Couples
3-Week Study, October 6, 13, 20 / November 3, 10, 17
This is a class for couples that will be led by Joyce Cravens, Heart Adults Minister. The focus is on mapping your couple relationship. We are offering two fall sessions of this class in order to keep class size small. Register by sending an e-mail to Joyce@GraceAvenue.org.
2-Week Study Begins October 16
Sundays , 3:30-5:00pm, Room 216
This study will explore the history, beliefs, and doctrine of the United Methodist Church. This is a great class for both new members and long-time members who want to learn more about the denomination. It will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr., Adult Minister.
Acts, Part II: The Journeys of Paul (REGISTER)
5-Week Study Begins November 4 (No Class 11/25)
Fridays, Noon-1:30pm, Room 216
We will continue our study of Acts. If you missed part I, you are still welcome to join us for part II. This study will focus on chapters 13 to 28 which include the journeys of Paul. It will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr. Please register in advance to receive the reading materials.
Gospel of John, Part II (REGISTER)
4-Week Study Begins November 8 (No Class 11/22)
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Tom Graves Hall
We will be studying chapters 8 to 16 of the Gospel of John. This includes Lazarus, Jesus proclaiming “I am the vine,” and Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. If you missed part I, you can still join us for this study. The leader is Bill D. Ball, Jr. Please register in advance to receive the reading materials.
First Wednesdays of the Month, 11am – 12:15pm, Local Restaurants
Join us for our new monthly gathering for retired men. There is a short program with the primary focus being enjoying food and fellowship. Please register by the Monday prior to the Wednesday event by e-mailing by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or complete this FORM.
Sundays, 2:00-3:00pm, Prayer Room
On Sundays, all are invited to visit the prayer room for a time of prayer, conversation, and support. The time is facilitated by Rev. Joyce Cravens. For more information contact email@example.com or complete this FORM.
Threshold: Open Table (Watch for new dates soon!)
Location: The British Lion Pub at 5454 Main Street (Main Street and the Toll Road)
Join Marcus Womack for an open discussion about faith and how God is and is not at work in this world. Different topics will be explored at each meeting (Faith & culture? What do we think about evil? Do Miracles exist? Gender issues, Race, Sexuality, etc.) Visit www.ThresholdFrisco.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out this form for more information. No registration necessary.
Childcare upon request at minimal cost for most studies.
For more information on any of these ministries,
please contact Bill D. Ball Jr, Adult Minister
email@example.com or 972.335.2882, ext. 617.