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Advent Study Group

Prepare to receive Christ this Advent with the message of John the Baptist. We will read and study Adam Hamilton’s Prepare the Way for the Lord and explore the Advent themes of John’s life and ministry, and how John calls all followers of Jesus to prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming. This four-week series will meet in person and online. Please purchase the book and read the first chapter before the first gathering. Contact Dr. Uiyeon Kim at ukim@mpumc.org or 704-295-4840 with any questions.

In-person
Mondays, November 28-December 19, 7:00 p.m., room 109
Wednesdays, November 30-December 21, 10:00 a.m., room 104

Virtual via Zoom
Tuesdays, November 29-December 20, 11:00 a.m.
Tuesdays, November 29-December 20, 7:00 p.m.

To join via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3397219407?pwd=UEFJNUtQV1k5UmU4Sk5VRnpNRUEvdz09

Meeting ID: 339 721 9407
Passcode: 1501

Sole Friends

Sole Friends

Join us for a time of movement and fellowship together! Sole Friends offers a monthly opportunity to step out in nature and explore the beauty of God’s creation in community together. All fitness levels are welcome! Sole Friends meet the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. The meeting locations vary. If you have any questions, email Parish Nurse Lauren Smith at lsmith@mpumc.org. Click the button to learn more and to register for our monthly walk together.

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Young Professional Women

Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., room 106

All women in their 20s and 30s are welcome to join this group. For more information, email Caitlin Stanley at pattoncr2@gmail.com or Alexandra Bailey at amhbailey@gmail.com.

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Life Groups

Let us help you find a life group! These small groups will offer you the space and time to deepen your faith through connection, prayer, and belonging. To be matched with a group of fellow church members, fill out this virtual form or stop by the reception desk to fill out a paper form. We will collect and use this information to form life groups. We will do our best to meet your needs. Email Dr. Uiyeon Kim at ukim@mpumc.org for more information.

Howard Thurman Book Study

4th Sundays, Sep. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m.

Join us as we read through Howard Thurman’s book Jesus and the Disinherited. We will meet to discuss a few chapters at a time. Email Rev. Jessica Dayson at jdayson@mpumc.org to let her know to expect you.

 

Sunday School

Click here to read more about our Sunday School class offerings. Email Rev. Jessica Dayson at jdayson@mpumc.org if you have any questions.

Need help locating a Sunday School classroom? Use this map. Printed copies are on the literature rack across from Goodness Gracious Gift Shop in the lobby of the Parish Life Building.

Moms’ Group

Mothers of young children are invited for a time of connection, reflection on how God is showing up in the midst of our lives, and sharing in the joys and challenges of motherhood. Child care is available for children not yet in kindergarten by reservation. Email Lisa Ross-Smit, Child Care Coordinator, at lrsmit@mpumc.org. Newborns are welcome to join us during our meeting. To register, click here or email Rev. Jessica Dayson at jdayson@mpumc.org.

Moms’ Night Out

First Mondays at 7:30 p.m.

Moms of all ages and stages are invited for a time of community, support, and good conversation. Email Rachel Heath at rachel.heath1@gmail.com for location and to RSVP.

 

Old & New Testaments

Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 

Join this study group led by David Dulin for comprehensive engagement with the entire bible. The group will study the Old Testament for 12 weeks and the New Testament for 12 weeks with a winter break in between. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last about 90 minutes. To join, email David at ddulin@uwcentralcarolinas.org.

This class meets in person in room 105. You may also join via Zoom: Click here to join virtually:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89861634020?pwd=eDl1SmFxT2VqQ0lkeDA4VXBMQ0F3dz09

 

New Testament Only

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Join this 12-week study group led by John Stubbs and Frank Turner for comprehensive engagement with the entire New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 90 minutes. To join, email Dr. Uiyeon Kim at ukim@mpumc.org.

This class meets in person in room 108. You may also join via Zoom. Click here to join virtually: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89089040918?pwd=dTRkOW1uaHFhSWo4dHh0d1lFa3JIUT09

Monday Bible Study

Mondays, 2 p.m. 

Led by Rev. Nancy Watson, this ongoing group’s participants choose the curriculum for study and discussion.

Here is the Zoom link to join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83224031923?pwd=azZCOU1uOVdadlNhMDE2S2NrVkRmZz09

Meeting ID: 832 2403 1923
Passcode: 1234

Open Table Bible Study

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., room 103

Led by Rev. Nancy Watson, this group is open to anyone and everyone who wants to join. This group meets in person but participants may also join via Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81342572484?pwd=VERoZFc3Wnp1ZXJ0bXZmMzJ4Q3pNQT09

Meeting ID: 813 4257 2484
Passcode: 628501

This group is reading Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard, a classic in print since 1955. It’s available on Kindle and Audiobooks and in paperback and hardcover both new and used.

Ready. Set. Pray.

Ready. Set. Pray.

Led by our clergy and staff, this time of grounding ourselves in our faith and scripture is every morning at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

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Yoga + Prayer

Meredith Starling leads in-person gentle yoga sessions on Mondays at 12:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. in Francis Chapel. These classes are offered simultaneously on Zoom. Masks are optional, and a $5 donation is suggested. For more information, email Meredith at starlinm@bellsouth.net or Rev. Taylor Pryde Barefoot at tbarefoot@mpumc.org.

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Traveling Sticks

Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m., In-Person, Room 103

Our knitters and crocheters gather at the church every week.  They begin with prayer and they share joys and concerns as they fellowship while knitting prayer shawls. For more information, email Coordinator Gena Barnett at genab2@gmail.com

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Napa Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m., Napa on Providence

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