FALL BIBLE STUDIES 2021

Bible Study is one of the greatest ways we grow in our discipleship with Christ and in our relationships with one another.  No matter how much or how little you already know of the Bible, spending time studying God’s word can be transformative.  Increasing our biblical knowledge, developing the discipline of a daily or weekly routine, and learning more about God and one another, changes us and the world!

A new season of Bible Study is beginning and you are invited to be a part of PRUMC’s ongoing commitment to the study of God’s word.  We have different formats for study to accommodate life and schedules.  We would love to help you find which is right for you. Please contact Rev. Elizabeth Byrd at 404.240.8227 or elizabethb@prumc.org.

NEW!  WELLNESS CLASSES

Wellness Wakeup: Breathe, Stretch, Pray
Wednesdays, October 6 – 20, 6:00 pm, Harp Center
Proof of vaccination required at the door.
PRUMC member Ann Strader, a certified yoga instructor and an Integrative Health Coach, will offer a one-hour class in which we will: breathe to calm our minds, stretch to strengthen our bodies and pray to surrender to God in the moment. All levels of fitness are welcome in a relaxed atmosphere.  Please bring a yoga mat (or a large towel) and any movement accessories you would like such as a strap or blocks. For more information, please contact Rev. Julie Wright at juliew@prumc.org.

FALL STUDIES

Deep Waters
Biblical Wisdom for the Modern Church, World, and Life
Wednesdays, beginning September 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Zoom
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82364356247  |  Webinar ID: 823 6435 6247
Scripture provides wisdom that speaks to our modern world, church, and life.  Join PRUMC members, Candler professors and our clergy as they facilitate each week to discuss and explore how the bible provides infinite guidance to topics that impact our everyday life.  For more information, contact Rev. Elizabeth Byrd at elizabethb@prumc.org.

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Discipleship Class
Sundays, 10:00 am, beginning September 12, Room TBA
We’ll study The Difficult Words of Christ, the read the Old Testament through Jewish eyes.  We’ll explore 1 John, discuss what the Bible says about the Cross, and end the term with Phillip Yancey’s Scandal of Forgiveness.  Led by Ashi Parik & Michael Solis.

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Generosity and Christian Discipleship
Meeting Details TBA
Join Chris Gabriel as we discuss generosity and Christian discipleship through topics such as Possessional Generosity (money and stuff), Personal Generosity (time and talent), Social Generosity (hospitality, manners, civic duty), Emotional Generosity (accessibility, engagement, vulnerability), and Relational Generosity (tolerance, acceptance, forgiveness). Let’s explore how God is generous, how being made in God’s image primarily involves generosity, and how altruism, kindness, and charity are the aspects of God’s grace closest to the surface in human nature.

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Journey Together: Epic of Eden – Psalms
Wednesdays, beginning September 8, 10:30 am, C106
What is the Book of Psalms? How was it utilized in Israelite worship?  Why does the Book of Psalms remain critical to our devotional lives today?  In this popular video series Dr. Sandra Richter will explore a study of Psalms and also dive into the concrete realities of Israelite worship, the theology of worship wrapped in a theocratic world view.   Led by Rev. Julie Wright.  For more information and to order a book, contact Rev. Julie Wright at juliew@prumc.org.

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Study of Paul
Sundays, 6:00 pm, beginning September 19, C106 & Online
The apostle Paul energetically preached the gospel, established congregations, and followed up with letters meant to instruct, correct, and encourage. Join us as we discuss and explore how we should apply the messages of Paul’s epistles in our lives today. Led by Ed Hamlin & Gloria Woodard.

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Stepping Stones
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, A201
Discussion in this friendly, thought-provoking group is guided by The Upper Room Disciplines, A Book of Daily Devotionals. Discussions may begin with scriptures referenced in the Disciplines, then evolve into conversations about meaningful events that shape our faith journeys.  New members always welcome and discussions are led by different participants.  For more information, contact Rev. Elizabeth Byrd at elizabethb@prumc.org.

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Visit the Holy Land Without Leaving Home
Thursdays, October 7 – 28, 6:30 pm, C106 & Zoom
Join Rev. Jamie Jenkins to learn more about the significant biblical sites and stories of the Holy Land. This class is open to all – but will give those who plan to visit the Holy Land in March 2022 a good introduction to their pilgrimage!  4 weeks. Zoom Meeting ID 921 5379 9263.  For more information, contact Rev. Jamie Jenkins at jamiej@prumc.org.

WOMEN’S STUDIES

More Than Sparrows
Let There Be Light – a study on Galatians, rejuvenation, and good trouble

Wednesdays, August 25 – November 10, 9:30 – 10:30 am, H105/H106 and Zoom

In this great post-pandemic return, how do we hold on to light?  Join us in person or virtually as we do a deep dive into Galatians and the Gospels for a vibrant reset and restoration.  All are welcome to join this gathering of phenomenal, inspiring women. Come for restoration, laughter, and nourishment for a weary soul – along with free Starbucks coffee.

  • Firm start and stop times so all may get to work and dreams.
  • Weekly readings and reflection questions are provided, but not required.
  • Zoom link available for each session.

Led by Sarah Crossman Sullivan, JD.  For more information, contact SarahCrossmanSullivan@Outlook.com.


MORNING LIGHT & EVENING LIGHT
Morning Light and Evening Light are long-standing intergenerational women’s Bible studies that has grown and evolved over a decade. Each season new topics are selected for small group study and discussion. All are welcome to join a study with these groups dedicated to good discussion, growth and outreach.

AM  |  Priscilla Shirer’s Elijah Study with Gloria Gilley
Wednesdays beginning September 15, 10:00 am, B156

AM  |  Epic of Eden Study with Nancy Bell
Wednesdays, beginning October 22, 10:00 am, Hospitality Suite

AM  |  Priscilla Shirer’s Elijah Study with Bonnie Copeland
Wednesdays, beginning September 29, 10:30am, C106

PM  |  Jenny Allen’s Stuck Study with Jan Bilthouse
Wednesdays, beginning September 15, 6:30 pm, 3rd Floor Rollins Ctr.

MEN’S STUDIES

Men’s Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7:00 am, C106 & Zoom
Come discuss the scripture reading for the week with Rev. Geoff Beakley prior to hearing Bill’s sermon. No preparation necessary.

Men’s Morning Coffee & Fellowship
Fridays, 7:00 am
Michael Solis in C106 & Zoom  |  Art Brady in A201
This is a casual gathering of men to encourage one another in the faith. Each weekly fellowship discussion is topical and no preparation is necessary. Come as you are.

For more information on Men’s studies and groups, contact Rev. Geoff Beakley at geoffb@prumc.org.