Please sign-up for the following classes at the Discipleship Desk in the Lobby or fill out a communication card.
INTRODUCTORY ONE-HOUR CLASSES
Learning to Pray — Covering the basics in our ongoing conversation with God. Mon., September 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. — Mercy Room. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer
Five Simple Ways to Share Your Faith – Simple ways to share the Good News of Jesus with others. Mon., October 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. — Mercy Room. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer
Introduction to Reading the Bible — Reading the Bible like you are “making friends” in Scripture. Mon., October 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. — Mercy Room. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer
Writing and Authority of Scripture — How we got the Bible and how we understand its authority in our lives. Mon., October 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. — Mercy Room. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer
Basic Christian Beliefs — The central, defining convictions of our Christian faith. Mon., November 4, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. — Mercy Room. Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer
What’s a Presbyterian — An overview of our Presbyterian history, government, and mission. Mon., November 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. — Mercy Room Instructor: Pastor Jeff Hosmer
Our NLPC Mission Portfolio — Our mission partnership and how you can get involved. Mon., November 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. — Hope Room. Instructors: Elder Becky Bros Elder Ken Knipe.
Bethel New Testament — If you have wanted to know more about Jesus, about His life and teachings, we invite you to take this class Tuesdays (3:00 – 5:00 p.m.) in the Hope Room. Instructor: Rev. Bob Collins. Starting January 7, 2020 thru April 28, 2020 (16 weeks)
Help for Hurting Parents & Grandparents — Ongoing support group mentoring to parents hurting over the destructive choices of their teen to adult children. Saturdays (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.) —Faith Room. Facilitators: Tony & Betti Cuomo (201-841-8559 or 201-874-9595)
Pathfinders (Adult Sunday School) — Currently studying David C. Cook’s Bible Study, “Responding to God’s Grace.” Sundays (9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.) — Faith Room. Instructor: Elder Charlotte Hornback
Joyful Encouragers (Adult Sunday School) – Currently studying 11 Corinthians. Sundays (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.) — Grace Room. Instructor: Randy Braddom, M.D.
MEN’S DISCUSSION GROUPS
Men’s Gathering – “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat” Mondays (3:30 – 4:45 p.m.) — Faith Room. Beginning September 16 thru May 2020. Facilitator: Ralph Corso 516-429-2001 or rjcorso @aol.com
Men’s Breakfast Fellowship – Contact Elmer W. for location 2nd & 4th Mondays (7:30 – 8:30 a.m.). Facilitator: Elmer Wagner 352-753-0449.
Men’s Saturday Bible Study – First Book of Samuel Saturdays (7:45 – 9:00 a.m.) — Joy Room. Facilitator: Elmer Wagner 352-753-0449.
Father’s Bible Study—A time for fathers to get grounded in the Word of God 1st & 3rd Thursdays (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.) — At Brad Harter’s Home. Facilitator: Brad Harter
COUPLES AND SINGLES DISCUSSION GROUPS
Sunday Sermon Discussion Group – Group will study sermon after the 9:30 a.m. service. 1st & 3rd Sundays (11:00 a.m. – Noon) — Picnic Tables at Sumter Landing* Starting October 14, 2019. Facilitator: Pastor Jerry Lion (firstname.lastname@example.org or Darlene Meyer (email@example.com) (*In the event of bad weather, meet at the Panera at Sumter)
Travelers Discussion Group – Topic: Book or video with discussion. 2nd Thursday (6:00 p.m.) — Elan Senior Living 5867 CR466. Facilitator: Charlotte Hornback. You do not have to be a Elan Resident to attend. All are welcome! Questions can be referred to Charlotte at 352-816-2615 or Hornback_Charlotte@yahoo.com
Book of Joshua Study Facilitators: Charles & Gloria deAndrade. 2nd & 4th Fridays (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.) — SE 174th Place Road, Summerfield (Spruce Creek South). Book of Genesis (starting with Chapter 8). Mondays (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.) — Joy Room Starting October 14, 2019. Contact 772-584-1578 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Facilitator: Doris Carnahan (352-259-0644).
WOMEN’S DISCUSSION GROUPS
The Gospel of Mark—The Jesus We’re Aching For – In this study, follow Jesus through His days of early ministry all the way to the cross. You must register by September 22. Mondays (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.) — Grace Room Contact Coordinator: Cathy Barlow Starting October 7, 2019 thru November 18, 2019 (7 weeks) 352-633-2155
Yada Yada Prayer Group (Based on book series by the same name) – The study, discussion, activity are decided on by the group and varies depending on where members feel called to grow in the knowledge of the Lord. Time commitment varies on the study or activity. Facilitator: Sue Bodenner. Contact Sue B. (616-434-5400) for location. 2nd Thursday of each month (1:00 p.m.)
Bible Study with Video – Topic decided by group at first meeting Thursday (7:00 p.m.) — 1489 Blease Loop/Village of Bridgeport. Beginning October 10. Facilitator: Dottie Wise 610-420-4066 or email@example.com
SisterChix Study Series—I AM A CHILD OF GOD is the SisterChix study for the fall & winter that examines our privilege as “…all children of God by faith in Jesus Christ.” Galatians 3:20-27. We will explore BEING a child, ACTING like a child, and UNDERSTANDING like a child and be CHALLENGED to startliving up to God’s chosen role for us. Sessions are facilitated by Nancy Bodenner (989-450-2355). Please register at the Discipleship Desk.
Session 1 – The Inquisitive Child in All of Us – Our session will be a creative way to discover our true “I AM” as a child of God. Colored pencils, mixed media art are just a few of the expressions we will explore.
Friday, October 4 (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.) — 1807 Estafana Way, The Villages Hostess: Sue Bodenner
Registration begins on September 15 at the Discipleship Desk in the Lobby for this session.
Session 2 – The Joyful Child Enjoying God’s Presence – Our session will remind us of the playful side of being alive as a child of God. What games bring back good memories of childhood? What happens when we come together around a game table and share laughter?
Thursday, November 14 (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.) — Location TBA Hostess: TBA
Registration begins on October 27 at the Discipleship Desk in the Lobby for this session.
Session 3 – The Trusting Child Sharing Her Heart – This session will explore and teach journaling as anexpression of God’s presence in our every day life that anyone can enjoy. Participants are encouraged to bringa blank notebook.
Friday, January 10, 2020 (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.) — 659 Alwick Way, TV Hostess: Linda Caporale
Registration begins on December 22 at the Discipleship Desk in the Lobby for this session. Look for Session 4—The Daughter of the King in February 2020.