Sunday, August 23, 2009

bowling shoes rock...

Picture bowling shoes.....
Picture new friends......
Picture good conversations......

Now, that's what I call Good Times!

Let's get together to catch up, reconnect, meet new friends, and recharge for the new Sunday School plan!

New series = New fun

Young Adults Bowling Night
Friday, August 28th
7:00 p.m.
Andy B’s
8711 S. Lewis

$4 per game
$3 shoes

The Parables of Jesus

Wow! Is it already August 23, 2009?

When it’s time to put away the tank-tops, swimsuits, and beach towels it must mean that fall is just around the corner! Yahoo! That means it’s time to get out your favorite team colors, your old college sweatshirts, that faded long-sleeved tee, and soak up the sun on a crisp fall day with the leaves falling off the trees! Oh, just thinking about that makes me super excited for this upcoming season.

I’m also excited to announce that we are officially gearing back up in Sunday School too! This summer we branched off a little and took a little hiatus from class, but we are back and ready to rock and roll! With careful discernment and help from Pastor Katie, we have chosen a new series called “The Parables of Jesus” to kick off our new year! This will be a wonderful series that should fit into our class very well. This is a six week video series that is written and taught by biblical experts-six professors with specialized areas of knowledge. Here’s a little statement about the series “Jesus communicated deep spiritual truths through simple, vivid, and engaging stories. Woven from stuff of everyday life, His parables made the kingdom of God understandable and accessible to his listeners.” Won’t you come and join with us on this adventure? This new series starts August 30th.

If you have taken a break from Sunday School, we’d love to have you back!
If you’ve stepped away because the series wasn’t what you were looking for, we’d love to have you back!
If you’ve not yet come to our group, we’d love to have you!

Our group is truly a mix of young adults: young married couples, young singles, working professional adults, some with children and some with no children. We are absolutely all in this for the same purpose, to glorify God and to make disciples by sharing God’s love one person at a time. Won’t you come join us on Sunday?

Let’s start this Fall Season off right, with new friends and new lessons to apply to our life! We’d love to see you here!

Currently, the room is in the Adult Sunday School Wing on the 2nd Floor (1st Room on the Left). There is a possibility that the room could switch. If there is a change, we will have signs on the door and will look to let everyone know of the new location.

I pray that you each have a wonderful week, and that you may touch the hem of his garment, and feel the love of Christ in those times of joy as well as times of struggle.

Blessings to you.....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

"Mere Christianity"

Current Sunday School Discussion

The class is currently listening to the IPOD Version of Mere Christianity. You are welcome to bring along a copy of the book to help follow along, but it's also here with speakers!

Come be a part of this new series!

Monday, January 26, 2009

This is what we're currently studying at the 11:00 hour at Faith! Come join us....

Navigating Route 20-Something
by Erin Keeley Marshall
Reviewed by Katie Hart
"Using examples from her own life and the Bible, Erin Keeley Marshall spotlights 20 different principles she wishes she’d learned earlier."

Life as a twentysomething can be exhilarating, scary, confusing, rich, and exhausting. And it can be all of those in one day! Amid the turmoil, a little guidance goes a long way – especially from someone recently making the same journey.

Erin Keeley Marshall learned much through her twenties, and she offers this map for the road ahead of her fellow travelers. Using examples from her own life and the Bible, she spotlights 20 different principles she wishes she’d learned earlier. Whether in college, single, married, or learning the joys of parenting, Erin offers advice for twentysomethings in all stages of life.

While this wide range makes this book more accessible, it also betrays its chief weakness – lack of focus. Many of the chapters could be studied as is by any youth group. Others would easily fit Christian adults in their 30s, 40s, and beyond. Less than a quarter of the book seems aimed at the book’s audience, and that audience is already fragmented by radically different life situations.

Each chapter begins with a glimpse into Erin’s life or an interesting observation. Then she expands the thought with ideas and insights that lead into a Bible illustration. The chapters end with “Consider This…” – five paragraphs of questions to get you thinking deeper.

Some of the examples are typical to the point of triteness – courage and Joshua, resting and keeping the Sabbath – but nuggets of wisdom shine through in many of the chapters. However, one thing this book really lacks is practical tips. Erin presents dilemmas, gives Biblical examples, and provides an end goal, but doesn’t give steps to move toward that goal (besides the Living Abundantly lists at the end of the book). A way to compensate for this would be to use the book for group studies. The concluding questions can springboard discussion and members of the group can suggest practical ways to implement the lessons.

So if you’re looking for a book to get for yourself or a twentysomething in your life, I’d recommend you try Life. Now. by Michael and Shannon Primicerio or Perspectives by Colin Creel, but if you’re looking for a book for your young adult small group, Navigating Route 20-Something may be just what you need.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Save the Date: Christmas Party

Invitation to Follow!!!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!

You are invited to the Faith UMC

Young Adult Ministry

Christmas Party!!!

When: Friday, December 5th, 2008 at 7pm

Where: Owasso

Dinner will be provided

Please bring your favorite dessert to share

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Young Married Small Group

Come and join our music minister, Timothy Putnam and his wife Kristin, in a study of "The Five Love Languages." This is held at the church in the choir room. It's on Thursday nights at 6:30. Childcare is available at the church for this small group event! Come and meet other couples that are newly married and learning to love each other by expressing heartfelt commitment through a variety of love languages!