Adult Faith Formation

Connect with others. Learn about God. Experience Love.

Adult Faith Formation at FUMC includes small groups, weekly and monthly classes, retreats and travel, and speakers/special events. Click below to see the current AFF offerings – there may be something to pique your interest and feed your soul! Contact Debbie Houghton at debbie@fumc-a2.org with questions or if you would like to join any of the below offerings.

Centering Practices

1st Sunday of the month – 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Join us as we share and learn practices that nourish us on our faith journeys. Come along on the journey to learn and practice new (and very, very old) ways to celebrate the Divine and deepen your spiritual connection. Sessions will introduce different practices such as the Serenity prayer, forgiveness, befriending our inner critic, Advent yoga, the examen and visio divina. Learn more about this offering. 

Conversations About Science & Religion

2nd Sunday of the month – 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

How do we bridge the gap between science and religion? Join members of our own FUMC science and medical community for conversations about experiences and struggles with faith, belief, and the place of God in scientific study.  Learn more about this offering.

Vital Conversations

3rd Sunday of the month – 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Join us for dialogue that moves us toward spiritual, community and social transformation; our conversation topics have included race and racism, immigration, culture and oppression. Resources for the conversations have included books, videos, movies and more. Everyone is invited to come and join the conversation. Learn more about this offering.

Disability Awareness Talks

4th Sunday of the month, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Please join us to learn and share about the challenges that people with all sorts of disabilities and struggles encounter and also the gifts that they offer. Becoming more aware is the first step in being more inclusive and welcoming. Learn more about this offering.

Bible Study

The Open Table: Conversations About Faith and the Bible

Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join us for this weekly midday hour-long drop-in Bible study on Tuesdays; this is a great place to either begin a regular practice of reading Bible, or to ponder books of the Bible you have yet to read. Learn more about this offering.

The Open Table Redux: Conversations About Faith and the Bible

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Can’t make the Tuesday The Open Table: Conversations about Faith and the Bible?  Join us on Thursday night for the same lesson as Tuesday. Learn more about this offering.

Global Issues

Sundays, 1-2 p.m.

Global Issues uses the Foreign Policy Associations Great Decisions DVD & book, which can be found at fpa.org. This curriculum is very secular, but the group attempts to look at the issues from a Christian perspective asking, “What are we called to do about it?” Occasionally, participants bring in items from the news that the group discusses. Learn more about this offering.

Men of Faith

Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m.

This is a group for men who want to gather to share spiritual program material, “God Sightings” and prayer.

All men who are interested in growing their faith through study, sharing and prayer are welcome to join! Learn more about this offering.

Sermon Chat

Mondays, 2- 3 p.m.

 

This group discusses questions (provided by the pastors) related to the current week’s sermon. If you are newer to our church or have been around awhile and would like an opportunity to try out a group, this is a great place to start! 

When available, the pastor who gave the current sermon joins our group. Learn more about this offering.