First United Methodist Church
Monday, October 26, 2020
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Adult Ministry

 We have many opportunities for adult ministry within FUMC. We have many groups from book club, United Methodist Woman, and adult bible studies.

Check out the Book club and UMW page for more information or below for other ministry opportunities.



Beginning on Wednesday, September 23rd, at 6:30 PM and Thursday, September 24th, at 12:15 PM, Pastor Jeff will be facilitating a weekly Bible study based on the Book of Psalms. The study includes video presentations by Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins followed by facilitated discussions based on the video presentations and the example Psalm texts.

Denise Dombkowski Hopkins is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. She earned her BA magna cum laude from Syracuse University, where she was named to Phi Beta Kappa. Her MA and Ph.D are from Vanderbilt University. She studied twice at the Ecumenical Institute for Advanced Theological Studies (Tantur) on the West Bank. She is the author of “Judith” in the Women’s Bible Commentary (expanded ed.; ed. C. Newsome and S. Ringe, WJK), and has been a preacher, speaker, and teacher in hundreds of churches. She has a particular interest in exploring the intersections between the Bible and our pastoral caring of one another in our congregations. 

Study Outline:

Lesson 1. Praying the Psalms, Praying Into Wholeness 

Lesson 2. The Synagogue, the Church, and the Psalms

Lesson 3. Your Hallelujahs Don’t Have to be Hollow Anymore

Lesson 4. You Get What You Deserve, Don’t You?

Lesson 5. Complaining in Faith to God 

Lesson 6. Life in the Meanwhile 

Lesson 7. The Lord Reigns: Enthronement Psalms 

Lesson 8. I’ll Never Be the Same Again

This eight-session study will be offered online using the Zoom platform ( The only book you will need for this study is a Bible. Everything else will be provided. Zoom is a very simple-to-use online meeting platform. Simply click on the invitation which will be emailed to you, and you should be able to participate. In order for you to be a part of this study, please send Pastor Jeff your email address - even if he already has it - and kindly include a brief message about wanting to join the study, and which day you prefer. For more information, contact Pastor Jeff.


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