As a church we want to support, guide, and walk with each other along the journey of life because we believe people were created to be in relationship with God and with others. We offer a number of environments for adults to help cultivate relationships and grow in their faith and in their spiritual practices. We strongly encourage everyone to get connected with groups, classes, and events, in a way that makes sense to them. God uses environments like these to transform us, our community, and our world.
For more information, contact Zoe de Boer, Director of Discipleship @ email@example.com or 608-783-3380.
Sunday Studies | Long-Term Groups | 1 & Dones
Sunday Morning Studies
Our Sunday morning adult classes are taking a break during the summer and will return this fall, dependent on the COVID-19 situation.
CHURCH HISTORY 101 Sundays, 9:45am-10:45am. Hybrid class – attend in person (OUMC Heritage Room) or via Zoom. Open to all. Leader: Sean Molstad.
HISTORY & MYSTERY OF THE BIBLE Sundays, 9:55am-10:45am. Hybrid class – attend in person (OUMC Fireside Room) or via Zoom. Open to all. Leader: Margret Awtrey.
Our long-term groups are always open to new members. Please contact the group leaders for more information. [Group meetings may be altered or postponed due to COVID-19. Contact leaders for details.]
SOCIAL PRINCIPLES focuses on issues of peace and justice as outlined in the United Methodist Social Principles. Come and join us as we discuss social issues in our community and world along with what we can do to be an active part of the solution. Meets the third Sunday of the month at 7:00pm in member’s homes; contact the leader for details. Contact: Jan Mattson.
SUNSHINE GIRLS is a women’s group that studies interesting topics and participates in service projects. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month. Leader: Bruce Bartel.
MISSION STITCHERS have a mission to provide quilted items for the church family and local community member who are experience health issues or other needs. In using their creativity, group members grow spiritually in fellowship with others. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesdays monthly at 1:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Leaders: Brenda Wackerbarth, Kathy Bartel.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP is a very active group that meets monthly for breakfast, and spearheads vital projects at church and in our community. When able, they also attend service-based trips to our WI UMC camps. Contact: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1 & Dones
These one-time events are focused on interesting topics, fun activities, and connections with others.
(Postponed due to Covid) Dinner Groups. Get to know others by attending a potluck dinner at the home of a church member. If you’d like to volunteer to host a dinner, please contact Paul Bratsch.
TBD Interfaith Field Trips. (summary). (email@example.com)
TBD Intro to the Enneagram. Want help figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the same old ruts? The Enneagram is a well-known system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired. We’ll explore the Enneagram’s connections with Christian spirituality and walk away with deeper understanding of ourselves and others. Meets in the OUMC Heritage Room. Leader: Paul Bratsch.
TBD Q & A. (summary). (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Watch for more 1&Dones as the year progresses…
Have an idea for a group, class, or event? We’d love to hear it. Contact Paul Bratsch, Director of Christian Discipleship (email@example.com or 608-783-3380)
OUMC Reading List –
Choose a book or two (or more!) from this recommended reading list. These books are focused on timely topics to help us grow in our love and service to our community and the world. (Plus, they’re fun!) You can find these books in bookstores, libraries, or in audio or e-reader formats. Read them on your own time, at your own pace, and if we have enough people who are interested in discussing one of these books, we’ll set up a time to meet. Happy reading!