ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

Opportunities for Fall 2020

Madison Street Fall Forecast

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DISCOVER MADISON STREET - VIRTUALLY!

If you are interested in becoming a member of Madison Street United Methodist Church, we invite you to begin your journey by attending

“Discover Madison Street-Virtually!”  This 45-minute class session held via Zoom will give you an introduction to the ministries of the church

and explore ways you can connect and become a member.

 

Discover Madison Street will be offered:

October 4 at 11:30 a.m.

November 1 at 11:30 a.m.

December 6 at 11:30 a.m.

 

Questions?  Contact Rev. Jared Wilson

After you get registered for Discover Madison Street, we’d like to ask you to take a quick Spiritual Gifts Inventory.  Bring your results with you to your Discover session.  Click the button below to be directed to the inventory.












DIALOGUE ON RACE: A MONTHLY BOOK SERIES ON JUSTICE & EQUALITY

Join Rev. Harriet Bryan for a book series highlighting voices of color.

We will read, reflect, and discuss as a faith community seeking to learn and cultivate justice.


All sessions are held at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom.

Participants are encouraged to purchase and read the books prior to the meeting dates so that they may engage fully in the conversation.


September 27 

How to be an Anti-Racist – by Ibram X. Kendi

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society--and in ourselves. Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism--and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas--from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities--that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.


October 25 

Be the Bridge  - by Latasha Morrison

With racial tensions as high within the church as outside the church, it is time for Christians to become the leaders in the conversation on racial reconciliation. This power-packed guide helps readers deepen their understanding of historical factors and present realities, equipping them to participate in the ongoing dialogue and to serve as catalysts for righteousness, justice, healing, transformation, and reconciliation.


Questions? Contact Rev. Jared Wilson.

A MID-WEEK BIBLE STUDY ON-SITE

The Sermon on the Mount

What must it have been like to hear Jesus deliver the Sermon on the Mount? What did his words mean to people in the crowd? How did it change their lives? What do his words mean to us today and how do they change our lives? Did his listeners interpret the sermon as we do now? Dr. Amy-Jill Levine explores the major topics in the most popular sermon ever delivered, providing historical and theological context and using a solid knowledge of Hebrew Scriptures and moral teachings.


Cost: $13.00

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

This study lasts for six weeks.

Classes will be held in Fellowship Hall or via zoom.

Participation is limited and masks and social distancing are required.​​​​​​​


Questions?  Contact Rev. Jared Wilson

A VIRTUAL ADVENT STUDY

Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas

Jesus was called many things: Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh.

You may have studied what each of these names mean, but what do they tell us about the child whose birth we celebrate?

How might the meaning behind these names affect the difference he makes in our lives this Christmas?

 

Cost: $15.00

The 4 Class Sessions will be held via Zoom on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. beginning November 29.

 

Questions? Contact Rev. Jared Wilson

Sunday School at Madison Street

Currently, our Sunday School Groups are meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For information on how you may join a virtual Sunday School class, please contact Rev. Jared Wilson.  Madison Street has eleven active Sunday School classes for adults of all ages and at all stages of life. Scroll down to see descriptions. 

Ages & Stages

Among the longest-running classes at Madison Street UMC, Ages & Stages is comprised mainly of retired members or our community. Both outside facilitators and class member volunteers lead the discussion style and multi-media supported classes. Topics include contemporary issues, discipleship, and Bible teachings to help us in our everyday lives. We enjoy a monthly pot-luck dinner as well as spontaneous social gatherings.

 

Location: Room 108
 

Community Class

The Community Sunday School class adopted that name because we are all a part of the worldwide community of God’s children. Members of this class range in age from the early 30s to the mid 70s. This class uses a variety of Bible-based studies for in-depth learning and class conversation.  The Community Class strives to grow in God's knowledge in order to better serve God's community. 

 

Location: Room 105
 

 

Kairos

The Kairos class is made up primarily of members in the “middle” season of life.  They are parents dealing with issues that pertain to raising children (ranging in age from preschool to high school) as well as issues of having aging parents.  Study topics are chosen based on the many challenges being “in the middle” bring to our lives and how to deal with those while relying on faith. The class values the fellowship and relationships that come with being part of a group and welcome new members of any age.

 

Location:  Room 118
 

Collective Souls of Imperfection (CSI)

CSI is a diverse group of all ages and places on the journey of faith. We together acknowledge our imperfections and our need for community. The group is open and welcome to new members at any time!

 

Location: Room 116
 

Cornerstone

The Cornerstone Class is a lively, interactive, open discussion class exploring relevant topics designed to appeal to those who enjoy small group, short-term studies. Couples and singles are welcome. So make the first right hand turn past the Fellowship Hall and find a home in Cornerstone.

 

Location: Room 103
 

Mayhew Class

The Mayhew class is an adult class devoted to service and sharing Christ in our lives and lives of others. We study materials that help us to live the life that Christ would have us live. Discussion and the lessons are shared by volunteers in the class. Some of our mission projects that we are participating in are F.U.E.L., Room in the Inn and paying a minister’s salary in Guatemala. Our express purpose is to enrich our lives in Christ’s teaching and to love our neighbor as our self. We welcome anyone that would like to study with us.

 

Location: Room 106
 

New Beginnings

The New Beginnings class is made up of empty nesters, recently or soon to be retirees, and anyone looking for a discussion based class with materials often picked from the Cokesbury catalog. We also enjoy social gatherings and supporting several mission projects throughout the year.

 

Location: Room 109
 

Connections

The Connections Class is made up of people of all ages, both married and single, new members and long time members. We study a wide range of topics.

 

Location: Room 115
 

Pathfinders

The Pathfinders Class is a diversified group with a strong focus on spiritual learning. Our in-depth studies are thought provoking which opens up for a wide range of opinions and exciting discussions. Pathfinders’ messages speak deeply to the personal issues we face in life. We are a class that loves God and loves people. Come join our friendly adult Sunday school class with bible-based lessons.

 

Location: Room 107
 

Willard Blue Class

The Willard Blue class is the longest running class of Madison Street. Adults of all ages are welcomed. The class follows the Cokesbury Adult Bible Study Series and supports local missions.

 

Location: Room 104
 

Open Circle

The Open Circle class is made up young adults who may be single or married, just starting college or just starting a career. Study topics are chosen to give a Biblical foundation for navigating today’s world.


Location:  Room 117