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Gospel Discipleship

Facilitator: Rev. Sandy Heard, sheard@fumcrockwall.com

Dates: Sundays, August 30, September 13, 20, 27, October 4

Time: 5-6 PM online via ZOOM; 6-7 PM in-person

Book Needed: Gospel Discipleship: 4 Pathways for Christian Disciples by Michelle Morris 

Summary: What’s your discipleship type? That’s the question Gospel Discipleship seeks to answer. Through the process, you will learn if you are a Markan (Holy Spirit centered), Matthean (action driven), Lukan (relationship focused), or Johannine (mentor-apprentice nurtured) disciple. Once you understand who you are and how you conceive of discipleship, you can map a path to grow intentionally in your love and life with Jesus. You will also find that you can work better alongside other Christians once you understand where they are coming from.

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey

Facilitators: Rev. Katie Newsome, knewsome@fumcrockwall.com and Palmer Ragsdale

Dates: Wednesdays, starting September 9 for 6 weeks

Time: 7-8 PM online via ZOOM

Book Needed: The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and Susanne Stabile

Summary: What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships with others and God. The Road Back to You forges a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God. Join us for this 6 week study and discover your Enneagram number!

Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You

Facilitators: Rev. Katie Newsome, knewsome@fumcrockwall.com and Shirley Womack

Dates: Thursdays, starting September 10 for 6 weeks

Time: 7:30-8:30 PM online via ZOOM

Book Needed: Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You by Jen Hatmaker

Summary: No more hiding or people-pleasing up in here, sisters. No more being sidelined in your own life. It is time for us to be brave, to claim our gifts and quirks and emotions. You are set free and set up and set on fire. Join us for this 6 week study by Jen Hatmaker.

October Studies

Let’s Talk About It: A Christian Response to Racism

Facilitator: Rev. Sandy Heard, sheard@fumcrockwall.com

Dates: Mondays, starting October 5 for 5 weeks – via ZOOM
Tuesdays, starting October 6 for 5 weeks – in person

Time: 6:30-7:30 PM

Before Amen: The Power of Prayer

Facilitator: Rev. Christina Hildebrand, childebrand@fumcrockwall.com

Dates: Tuesdays, starting October 6 for 4 weeks – via ZOOM

Time: 7-8 PM

Methodism 101: The Basics of our Tradition

Facilitator: Rev. Sandy Heard, sheard@fumcrockwall.com

Dates: Sundays, starting October 11 for 4 weeks, in-person

Time: 5-6:30 PM

The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships

Facilitators: Rev. Katie Newsome, knewsome@fumcrockwall.com and Palmer Ragsdale

Dates: Wednesdays, starting October 21 for 6 weeks, via ZOOM

Time: 7-8 PM

Tailgate Theology

Facilitator: Rev. Joe Pool, jpool@fumcrockwall.com

Dates: Wednesdays, October 21 , 28, November 4, in-person – Church Parking Lot

Time: 8-9 PM

November Studies

Primetimers: From Success to Significance

Facilitator: Rev. Christina Hildebrand, childebrand@fumcrockwall.com

Dates: Mondays, starting on November 2 for 4 weeks, in-person

Look for more information to come soon! Have questions? Contact Rev. Katie Newsome at knewsome@fumcrockwall.com 

Ages and Stages

Some groups are meeting in September – Please check with church office – (972) 771-5500

Bump to Baby

A small group of expectant mothers and mothers of newborns who meet monthly for dinner and dessert to discuss motherhood topics. Join us for fellowship and support because no new mom should go through this experience alone. 

Dates: Second Wednesday, Monthly

Time: 6:30-8 PM

LeaderS: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com) and Rev. Sandy Heard (sheard@fumcrockwall.com)

Location: La Madeleine, Rockwall

fumcrockwall.com/bumptobaby

Celebration

A group for single women 55 and better celebrating the times of our lives! Look for monthly socials on our publications and church website.

Dates: Monthly 

Leaders: Roxanne Turner (2violinist@gmail.com) or Leigh Plagens (Cplagens65@aol.com)

fumcrockwall.com/celebrationgroup

Crossroads

A group for parents with youth (confirmation through college) who come together to support one another during this transitional time in the life of their families. A program and dinner will be provided.

Cost: $10 per person

Dates: Monthly 

Time: 6:30-8 PM

Leader: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com)

Location: MP Rooms, Building A

fumcrockwall.com/crossroads

Faithful Friends

A group of lay leaders who minister through visits, calls, and conversations with our homebound, nursing home members, and friends. You are not forgotten…you are not alone.

Date: Second Wednesday, Monthly

Time: 2 PM

Leader: Becky Pool (beckypool77@gmail.com)

Location: Library, Building A

fumcrockwall.com/faithfulfriends

Prayer Ministry

First Rockwall is blessed with a vibrant prayer ministry, and we are inviting you to be a part of our team. Join us as we lift up names of members and friends in prayer. There is no commitment to attend every week or to even speak prayers aloud. Simply come and participate in the presence of prayer.

Dates: Thursdays, Weekly

Time: 9 AM

Leader: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com)

Location: Room 122, Building B

fumcrockwall.com/prayerministry

NAMI Support Group

Join us for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) support groups dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness. Concurrent groups are offered for those with mental illness and for family members.

Dates: Second Saturday, Monthly

Time: 1-2:30 PM 

Leader: Marsha Rodgers, 214-341-7133

Location: Rooms 121 and 123, Building B

fumcrockwall.com/support-groups

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knit. Crochet. Pray. Meeting once a month to create prayer shawls for our hospitalized and homebound. No prior experience necessary.

Dates: Third Wednesday, Monthly

Time: 6-8:30 PM 

Leader: Jeanie Wheeler (jeanie.wheeler@aol.com)

Location: Room 121, Building B

fumcrockwall.com/prayershawl

Sailsetters

Active group of men and women, 55 and better, meets monthly during the fall and spring to enjoy day trips in the North Texas area.

Dates: Monthly

Leader: Rev. Christina Hildebrand (childebrand@fumcrockwall.com)

fumcrockwall.com/sailsetterstrips

 

Small Groups

Some groups are meeting in September – Please check with church office – (972) 771-5500

Companions for Christ

Facilitator: Stacy Loeffler, stacy@rclsales.com

Dates: Wednesday, September 9 – Introduction and Testing ZOOM, September 16 – November 4

Time: 10 AM online via ZOOM

Study: Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer

They shock us; they shake us; they compel us to change. You can’t escape life’s interruptions, but you can change your perspective on them. Dive into the study of Jonah and discover that what you see as an
 interruption may truly be God’s divine invitation to a life so much bigger than you can imagine. 

Location:  Room 206, Building B

First UMC Book Club

The book club meets monthly to discuss books chosen by the class. These books span a variety of genres and topics, and discussion is always lively and fun! Anyone and everyone is welcome. Join us! 

Dates: Third Thursday, Monthly

Time: 7 PM

Leader: Colleen Miller (colleentejas@aol.com)

Location: Room 122, Building B

Friday Discipleship Group

Facilitator: Ann Meredith, ameredith5032@gmail.com

Dates: Fridays, starting September 25-October 6, 2020 

Time: 12 PM for 1 hour, online via ZOOM

Join us for our study on John Ortberg’s book, If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get out of the Boat.

Mission Stitchers 

Know how to sew? Knit? Crochet? If not, want to learn? Come join our new group. We have mission projects and can use your help! Bring your sewing machines, knitting needles, crochet hooks, or just yourself and join the fellowship and fun. 

Dates: Second Tuesday, Monthly

Time: 9 AM-12 PM

Leader: Beth Ackerman (ackerm6@gmail.com)

Location: Room 216, Building B

fumcrockwall.com/missionstitchers

Raymond Cameron’s Men’s Bible Study 

This group of men is always open to new additions to our group! Our typical time together includes discussion of Biblical, doctrinal, and contemporary topics. 

Dates: Tuesdays, Weekly (We are meeting in June)

Time: 6 AM 

Leader: Dr. Stan Scott (sngscott@gmail.com)

Location: IHOP in Rockwall

‘Tis the Season Crafters

This talented group of ladies craft meets every Thursday morning from 9 AM-12 PM, from February to November. They host a Bazaar on the first Saturday of November every year. All proceeds go toward First Rockwall UMC Missions. 

Dates: Thursdays: February-November (We are meeting in June)

Time: 9 AM-12 PM

Leaders: Marlene Roth (rothjm@hotmail.com) or
Pam Gregory (pammylou99@aol.com)

Location: Room 208, Building A

fumcrockwall.com/bazaar

The Cookie Project – Lakeshore Assisted Living and Memory Care

Join other young adults 18+ to visit Lakeshore Assisted Living and Memory Care. Share a lesson, and worship with the residents. 

Dates: Sunday Mornings, Weekly

Time: 9:30 AM

Leader: Mike Eidson, 972-689-9383

Location: Lakeshore Assisted Living & Memory Care 

Childcare is not available until further notice

All our on-campus studies and groups include childcare, with advance notice. Please be sure to make note of your need on your registration, or contact your group leader to let them know.

Financial Assistance is available for all classes. Please contact Rev. Katie Newsome at knewsome@fumcrockwall.com about receiving assistance.