MOVIE NIGHT IS COMING TO THE PURPLE DOOR CHURCH!
April 11th, 4pm – Movie Night in the worship center. The movie is called Small Groups. We will launch into a 6 week study over small groups following the movie. It will be Tuesdays at 7pm via zoom. Questions? Contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org. Catch the trailer below and sign up to attend here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4baaad23a75-movie
NEW MEMBERS CLASS COMING: April 25th – 12:15pm in the Fireside Room! To register, contact Sandy at the church office either via email at SandyR@gcumc.org or leave a voicemail at 614/875-5612.
Small Groups! We encourage you to get connected in this way! Small groups are a group of people that simply do life together – through study, fellowship and more. We can get you connected with people in a similar place of life. Contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org to get connected!
NEW STUDIES! CHECK THEM OUT!
ALL CHURCH STUDIES:
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
BEGINS Feb. 11TH, 7PM, IN PERSON, Church Library
by Dave Ramsey
Do you feel enslaved to debt? You can be FREE! Check out the trailer here and contact Pastor Brandi to sign up! Books required. Brandib@gcumc.org.
A HEALING BODY
BEGINS FEB. 22ND, 7PM via Zoom
by Dr. Henry Cloud
Our world is full of hurting people who struggle with a range of emotional issues, such as anxiety, loneliness, and depression. We also contend with relational struggles, professional disappointments, and identity issues. Often people have been struggling with those problems for years.
In A Healing Body, psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud teaches that there are biblical solutions to help work through these issues and find healing on the other side. Scriptural principles of grace, forgiveness, and sound wisdom promote wholeness, giving struggling individuals hope for healing. To get connected, contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.
THE GRAVE ROBBER
BEGINS Feb. 23RD, 7PM, via Zoom
by Mark Batterson
Join our Pastors, Dennis, Brandi & Lizzy as they take you on a journey of exploring how Jesus can make your IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE! Exploring seven specific miracles performed by Jesus, you will see His vast authority and power over any situation you might face. Check out the trailer below and contact Pastor Brandi to plug in! Brandib@gcumc.org.
FRIDAY ZOOM LUNCH BIBLE STUDY:
BEGINS FEB. 19TH, 12PM
The Miracles of Jesus by Jennie Allen
Miracles of Jesus explores all four Gospels with teaching from Jennie Allen, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, Jada Edwards, and Sadie Robertson. Discover the ways Jesus healed, provided for, calmed, and resurrected the people he encountered. This seven-session study is about believing in the power of God who can accomplish anything. There’s nothing too big or too small for us to bring to him.
When we take time to learn about the overflowing kindness Jesus demonstrated to all kinds of people through miracles during his time on earth, we realize that he is radically generous, compassionate, and honoring toward all people. As you watch teaching from the places in Israel where Jesus performed miracles and dig into God’s Word, you will end the study in awe of the Messiah who relentlessly seeks, saves, and restores us.
Join us for a lunch time Zoom – a mid-day pick me up. Contact Pastor Brandi to sign up, Brandib@gcumc.org.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY:
BEGINS FEB. 20TH, 8AM, VIA ZOOM
How to Read Your Bible, Jennie Allen, Bianca Olthoff, Jo Saxton
Do you ever wonder why the Bible is arranged the way it is? Do you ever get confused when trying to find passages? Do you wonder how God is the same today as He was back then? Then THIS study is for you – learn how to read your Bible in 6 sessions! Dive into what Jesus is about – His words, His ways, His work! Instead of going to OTHER PEOPLE to get to God, you will feel comfortable going to God YOURSELF! Join us in diving into the GREATEST Book that has EVER been written! Contact Pastor Brandi to sign up! Brandib@gcumc.org.
MOM’S GROUP! Are you looking for a way to connect with others in the same journey of life as you? Would you like to have some adult conversation? We’d love for you to join our moms group! What better way to come together than to get into His Word and center around the Very One Who centers us. Through Bible study and prayer, we come together to encourage, love and support one another. To get plugged in, contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY:
BEGINS FEB. 21ST, 8AM
GALATIONS, by Kyle Idleman
In this Book of the Bible series, Kyle Idleman dives into the book of Galatians, one that contains some of the clearest explanations of the gospel in the New Testament. Through biblical study and engaging lessons, Kyle shows that true freedom is found in surrender, not self-dependence. Because our gospel is not one based on our works, but faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Catch the trailer and get connected by contacting Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.
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.
Meeting monthly, first Tuesday of the month, 6pm, virtually or in the Library
Explore the Bible through the use of color and design
For more info., contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.
Do you enjoy being creative while fellowshipping with others? We have a card ministry that meets to make cards for our shut ins, those in the hospital and members of our congregation. It’s a wonderful outreach ministry that brings smiles to the faces of the recipients! To get connected, contact Pastor Brandi, Brandib@gcumc.org.
Willow – Single Mom Ministry – NEW!!!
Join our facebook group to remain connected and feel supported during this season and always! https://www.facebook.com/groups/3563960937010503/
Willow is one of our new family groups! This group is for single moms. Join other single moms for a time of fellowship, support and study.
Thursday AM Bible Study – Join a group of ladies at 10am on Thursdays in our Sanctuary as they study the book of Isaiah.
We do have care groups that meet various days and weeks of each month. For those looking for healing and support, please visit our “CARE” tab on the home page for information on Stephen’s Ministry, Grief Share, New Directions (widow/widower group) and Cancer Companions.
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/
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 http://www.gcemmaus.org/
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 Pastor Brandi Blackstone, BrandiB@gcumc.org or 614/875-5612.