First United Methodist Church offers a number of opportunities for adults to grow in and practice their faith. Contact our church office at 847-623-2433 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information about our ministry opportunities.
We are fortunate to have available online a streaming video library accessible to members of the church. Members may sign up by providing an email address to the church office at email@example.com. Once the email address has been confirmed, the interested party will be invited to create a login. Videos on Right Now Media include nationally recognized Christian authors and speakers, children’s videos, financial planning, youth and adult Bible studies. Those listed are just some of the thousands of videos at one’s disposal once signed up for the program.
Disciple Bible Study Classes
Disciple Bible Study classes are designed to help adults grow in their knowledge of what it means to be a follower of Christ. A disciplined pattern of Bible study and reflection is offered in a small group setting. Disciple Fast Track Bible Study will be offered on Monday evenings beginning in September 2016. To register for the study or for more information, contact the church office at 847-623-2433 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rich Cole and Pat Ostrander will facilitate.
The Emmaus community is a group of persons who have experienced the “Walk to Emmaus,” which is a three day Christian spiritual retreat held in the spring and fall. During the retreat, persons experience meeting Christ in new and informative ways that provide concrete examples of how Christ may be incorporated into the home, church, communities and places of work. Persons who have participated in the retreat experience meetings for reflection and renewal. The Men’s group meets every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the church; the Women’s group meets on the third Sunday of the month after services on the lower level of the church.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The prayer shawl ministry was birthed in response to shootings at Northern Illinois University on February 14, 2008. Prayer shawls were made and distributed on the campus as a Christian response to the tragedy. The ministry continued to evolve as persons discerned that having a prayer shawl or a prayer square would provide tangible evidence of God’s care and concern during life challenges. Just bring your crochet hooks or knitting needles and join us on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. Contact the office at 847-623-2433 or email@example.com for more information. All are welcome.
Starting Over, a chapter of Narcotics Anonymous, holds open meetings on Mondays from noon to 1:30 pm in Chapel Hall.
Courage to Change, another Narcotics Anonymous group, also holds open meetings on Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 in Chapel Hall.