Adult Discipleship  Classes Coming in January!

Disciple IV Under the Tree of Life
Facilitated by Dr. Darren M. McClellan
(via Zoom)

Disciple IV is the final study in the fourphase DISCIPLE program and concentrates on Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation. This is the original version—not Fast Track. **Prerequisite: Participants must have taken Disciple I (original or Fast Track). Disciple Bible Studies do not need to be taken in order.

When: Friday afternoons, beginning January 22nd from 2-4 pm. ZOOM ONLY.
The Old Testament component (16-weeks) will be taught through the Spring,
concluding May 14th. Plans now are to teach the New Testament component in the Fall of 2021. We will determine at that time whether or not the NT will be taught by Zoom or in-person. Cost: $45

Invitation to John: A Short-Term Disciple Study
Facilitated by Barbara Stewart (in-person)

The invitation from Christ is: "Come and see, Follow me." Experience the magnificent passages in John including the I am statements (I am the truth, the life and the way, I am the living water and more). Revisit stories only told in John's gospel including Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene and the raising of Lazarus. During the weekly video segments, travel into the Scripture as you hear the Word, experience the grand artwork connected with each story and interview the scholar. Each week wraps up with a small group discussion on video to spark your own conversation.

**There is no prerequisite for this class.
When: Wednesday mornings, beginning January 13th at 10:00 am. Will be taught inperson in Wesley Hall with social distancing and masks requested. Twelve weeks concluding March 31st.  Cost: $13

Registration for either class: Please email or call the church office to register.

Adult Sunday School Classes

9:45-10:40 AM ON SUNDAYS

Foundations & Basics ~ Fellowship Hall
Parents of children and youth, young couples parenting young children and newly married. These classes will be meeting together through the end of the year. Dr. Darren McClellan will be facilitating a discussion of an Advent study by Walter Brueggemann, Names for the Messiah. Zoom link is available.

Pathfinders ~ B210
Multi-generational class with in-depth Bible study. Facilitated by Linda Smith.
Studying the book of Jonah.

New Beginnings ~ B209
Adults in their 40s, 50s, 60s. Some retired, some with children in school or college, some with grandchildren. Teaching rotation with a variety of topics. Phil Webb is leading an Advent Study by Andy Stanley, Who Needs Christmas. Zoom link is available.

Homecoming Class ~ Wesley Hall
Adults 50+, teaching rotation with primary emphasis on Bible study. Current study is on Zechariah. Participants may join from home by Zoom. Contact Brenda Robinson for more information:

Grace and Peace ~ B217
Adults of varying ages and stages will find open, honest, thoughtful conversation in a place of radical hospitality. Shared leadership. Zoom link available.

Living Word: Meeting by Zoom only November 29th:
Ages span several decades and singles and couples faithfully participate.
In-depth Bible study facilitated by Doug Garner. Will resume in-person, B207, December 6th.

Contact the church for more information about these classes that will continue to meet exclusively through Zoom until further notice:

Adults of varying ages, facilitated by Tony Caminiti; in depth Bible study and other topical studies.

Friends in Faith
Retired adults, individuals and couples. Teaching rotation with in depth Bible

Not meeting this week:

Discovery Class
Will meet in person on December 13th and 27th. Look for updates on room
assignment. This is a welcoming group of senior adults, mostly retired, facilitated by Cecil Christenberry.

United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women are a link in a chain of a million women that reach around the world. We help support several foreign missions, local community projects as well as other local church needs. There are Circles that meet in the morning, afternoons and evenings. There is a time for everyone. Please come and join us. For more UMW information contact the church office by phone at 251.928.1148 or by email, .

fm3 - Fairhope Methodist Men's Ministry

This ministry by and for the men of our church and community is intended to provide an opportunity for the men of Fairhope United Methodist Church to get "tuned-in" to what God has intended for our lives with regards to serving Him through our family, our church and our community. The mission of fm3 is to: equip, enable, and encourage men to hear God's calling to be spiritual leaders in the home, at church and in our community.

This ministry is multi-faceted with emphasis on providing opportunities for men to "get connected" with other men, to provide stimulus and accountability as we all grow in our walk of faith. The men of fm3 host a monthly breakfast with guest speakers generally on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 am. In addition to the breakfast meetings we encourage our men to join a small group Bible Study or an accountability group. If you would like to get involved contact Jack Burrell by email: .