Weekday Evening Opportunities
Sunday Morning Classes
- The Gospel and The News
- Bible Plus Class
- Inspired Parenting
- Questions of Faith
- Science and Religion
- Join the Journey
- Great Hall Sessions
United Methodist Women
Six different fellowship circles for women of different ages meet at a variety of times throughout the month for study, fellowship and mission engagement.
Tuesdays, 7pm, Wesley Library*
Interested in joining our church? Want to learn more about the Christian faith, Methodist Church, and us here at Metropolitan, Wesley, and St. Luke’s? This is the small group for you! Rev. Dottie Yunger leads our Sunday group at Metropolitan during the study hour (Room 106) and Rev. Kate Payton leads our Thursday evening group at 7pm at Wesley Library (5312 Connecticut Ave., NW). Contact: Rev. Kate Payton. *5312 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Food for Thought - 2015 - 2016 Schedule
Every Wednesday evening, you're invited to a community dinner in the Vestry between 6pm and 7 pm. Enjoy a chef-prepared meal with friends old and new. Dinner is $8/adult, $5/child, with a maximum of $20/family. AU students pay what you can. Reservations are appreciated for planning purposes; reserve your meal here!
After you feed your body, feed your mind and soul with a mid-week study. Food for Thought features two different study opportunities: a Bible study and a topical study. Studies change monthly, so you can choose a Bible study one month and a topical study the next, without missing pieces of either. The Bible study is led by Bob Olson, co-chair of the Learning Pillar, and Rev. Charlie Parker, the senior pastor of the Metropolitan Church. Topical studies will be led by different individuals throughout the year. For more information, contact Rev. Janet Craswell, Director of Christian Education.
Session 3: Wednesdays, December 2 - 16
Bible Study: Joel. As we prepare for Christmas, we will study the ancient prophesies of Joel, who looked for the salvation of Israel. (Led by Rev. Charlie Parker and Bob Olson).
Topical Study: A Season of Light
- December 2: Candlelight - Kwanzaa. Experience the traditions, history, meaning and music of Kwanzaa. (Led by Pam Rogers). Pam Rogers served as musical director for cultural programs at the Smithsonian Institution American History Museum’s Program in African American Culture. She is also the director of the a cappella women’s ensemble In Process…, which performs an extensive repertoire of Freedom Songs and songs of struggle. Pam currently serves as music director at the Wesley site and producer of Jazz@Wesley.
- December 9: Starlight - Amahl and the Night Visitors. Learn how this 20th century Christmas classic was created (Led by Casey Campbell). See and hear how it brings new meaning to the story of the magi. Casey Elliott Campbell is an associate enlisted conductor with the Sea Chanters, the US Navy choral group. She currently serves as music director of the Dayspring Choir at Metropolitan Memorial.
- December 16: Angel-Light - Christmas in the Gospel of Luke. “And there were shepherds, abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night…” Join the Food for Thought Bible study group for the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke.
Thursdays, 7pm, Conference Room
Disciple Bible Study offers a chance to grow in faith and scriptural knowledge while forming a community with other members of the class. New classes form in September each year. For more information, contact Rev. Janet Craswell.
Sunday Morning Classes
Held in the Library: This casual adult Sunday school class focuses on specific “Good News” current events - with relation to Christian and Biblical theology. There are good and Godly things going on in the world, but they don’t usually make the headlines, and don’t typically grab our attention. This class looks beyond the headlines for positive stories and perspectives. Class discussion and sharing of opinions will be encouraged. No prep or homework required. Drop in for a few minutes, hang around for an hour, come every week, or whenever you would like. For more information, contact Jon and Lisa White.
From now until December, join us in the Parlor as we meet with the Science and Religion class (see below). Held in the Christie Room: A diverse, small group fellowship which studies the Bible and other literature in order to grow in faith, strengthen our devotion to God, and serve others. For more information, contact Debbie Gustowski.
Held in the Fireplace Room. Open to parents with kids of all ages, this class is a safe space to share the week's parenting challenges and joys. We talk about helping keep our kids grounded and passing along lessons of our faith. It is a great place fo find advice, feel affirmed, and become conencted with other parents in our church community. Drop in as you can -- newcomers always welcome. For more information, contact Caralee Adams.
Held in the Conference Room: This group addresses issues of personal faith development and current trends in Christian thought, as well as social and ethical issues in light of the Christian faith. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact Diane Moody.
Held in the Parlor: This class involves vigorous dialogue on matters of faith and “contemporary thought.” There are visitors and newcomers just about every week. For more information, contact Maynard Moore.
Held in Room 106: This small group is for those interested in joining our church--or those who simply want to learn more about the Christian faith, Methodist Church, and us here at Metropolitan Memorial, Wesley, and St. Luke’s! Rev. Dottie Yunger leads a group at Metropolitan Memorial on Sundays during the 10:10am study hour in Room 106. Rev. Kate Payton and Janet Burkhart lead a group at Wesley on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Library. Contact: Rev. Kate Payton. *5312 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Periodically, study lectures and discussions are held in the Great Hall. Frequently, these are held as “Grounds for Discussion” in which Dr. Parker leads a discussion of his sermon for the day. For more information, contact Rev. Janet Craswell, Director of Christian Education.