We are a church that believes being a disciple of Christ involves more than just attending worship on Sunday mornings. Faith in Christ is not just another aspect of our life, it IS our life! We encourage those involved in our church to meet together regularly outside of worship to connect, learn, and put Faith into action through serving others. Below are some examples of how adults can plug into the many ways our church supports spiritual growth.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES:
Each of our Sunday morning classes are open to join at any time.
Bible Fellowship Study
Hospitality Room at 9:45 a.m.
The Holy Land Series: Discover the Bible through the travels of Israel with Ray Vander Laan. Each week we will explore through video and discussion the places in Israel that make the Bible come alive.
Growing Christians Bible Study
Library at 9:30 a.m.
Focus on God and what it means that we are created in God’s image, and what it means to worship God alone.
Genesis to Revelation Bible Study
Fireside Room at 11:00 a.m.
Genesis to Revelation Series from is a comprehensive verse-by-verse exploration of the books of the Bible.
New Member Class
Hospitality Room at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In preparation for joining the church, please choose either October 20 or October 27.
Registration is needed, contact the office
Next session will be Spring 2020
SOAR – A ministry for Teens and young adults with special needs
Mondays 6:30 p.m.
WHAT IS IT? A time set aside just for them to socialize, learn new skills, share life, and snacks!
WHAT IS A TYPICAL SCHEDULE? Gather in the café at 6:30 then enjoy snacks, basketball/games in
the Family Life Center. 7pm we move to the Worship Center for a lesson, prayer time and activity of group’s choosing. Email Karenb@gcumc.org for more info,
The Book of Colossians – Joyce Meyer
Hospitality Room – Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.
Come and explore the life lessons from Colossians that will take us deeper in our journey with Christ so that we can be what we were created to be, fulfill our purpose, and enjoy our everyday ordinary life.
“Cold Case Christianity”
Hospitality Room, Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm.
Written by an L.A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case
Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator.
Fireside Room – 1st Tuesday at 6pm
Explore the Bible through the use of color and design.
New Directions has taken a New Direction
Designed for our seniors and open to all at any location and at any time
1st & 3rd Wed at 3pm – Story Point Grove City – Media Room – 3717 Orders Road
2nd & 4th Wed at 3pm – To Be Determined
Every Wed at 6pm – Carriage Court Grove City – Activity Rm – 2320 Sonora Dr
Walking with God in the Desert – Ray Vander Laan Series
Fireside Room – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
The Bible comes alive when viewed through the lens of being on location. Vander Laan’s video series takes you to the Holy Land through each lesson
Merge for Parents – Quest
Family Life Center – Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.
Parents will have the opportunity to study the same lessons that the children will learn
Thursday AM Bible Study – Epistles
Hospitality Room – Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Come and explore the Epistles, with James, Galatians, 1 & 2 Peter, Philippians and Jude.
For those looking for healing and support, please visit our “CARE” tab on the home page for information on Stephen’s Ministry, Grief Share, and Cancer Companions.
Facing a challenging period in your life?
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one confidential caring ministry for those who have experienced a significant life change. We care for those who have faced a death of a loved one, serious illness, job loss, empty nesting, relocation, being a caregiver to a loved one, financial struggles, or any situation causing grief, struggle or stress in life. You can request a Stephen Minister by contacting Rev. Karen Brantley at 614/875-5612 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“DINE and SHARE” Grief & Loss Support Group
a partnership with Kindred Hospice & The Purple Door Church
For those grieving the loss of a loved one.
4th Tuesday every Month – Fireside Room
6:30 p.m. – Potluck Dinner
Followed by a Sharing Group at 7:15 p.m.
Please let those experiencing grief know about this meeting or offer to come with them. Sometimes it is a daunting task to make that first step
Our upcoming topics:
September 24: TOPIC: Loneliness
October 22: TOPIC: Feelings and Emotions of Grief
November 26: TOPIC: Passages of Grief
December 17: Dealing with Possessions
Facilitated by: Robert Burnett, D.Min., GC-C, Bereavement Coordinator Kindred Hospice
Our team of trained Cancer Companions is available to be a source of comfort and understanding to those who have cancer, or a family members of those with cancer, in order to pray for, uplift and encourage during this difficult time in life.
Alanon – Library – Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall – Sun & Wed at 7:30 p.m.
FOR THOSE LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS:
United Methodist Women: We have a very vibrant UMW at Purple Door Church that includes many groups known as “circles.” Activities of the groups include fellowship, Bible study, and doing service together. For more info about UMW click here http://purpledoorchurch.com/get-connected/adults/um-women/
Men’s Breakfast: 8 a.m. at the Golden Corral, Grove City. Every second Saturday, men of all ages are invited to meet for breakfast, fellowship, and testimony. Contact Chris Roth for more info 614/949-4532.
Walk to Emmaus: Often described by participants as one of the most influential experiences of their lives. Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual retreat where you will be challenged in your Faith and leave refreshed and full of the Holy Spirit. For more information click here
FOR THOSE LOOKING TO SERVE:
Sunday Morning Volunteers: There are many opportunities to serve on Sunday Mornings. We are always looking for friendly greeters, floor guides, communion stewards, AV crew, nursery, and other volunteer opportunities. Contact Traci Wurschmidt to volunteer at email@example.com.
Missions: Our Missions Team offers many ways to serve at the church, Columbus Community, and beyond. For more information on opportunities click the “SERVE” tab at the top of the webpage.
For more information about any of these opportunities for adult discipleship contact Rev. Karen Brantley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 614/875-5612