Small Groups | University Baptist Church

Sunday Morning Bible Study Groups

 

As is common in the Baptist faith, University Baptist Church offers Sunday morning Bible Study for all ages -- from pre-school through senior adults.  We also offer a nursery and child care for parents with very young children.  All classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 10:45 a.m.

                                                           FALL BIBLE STUDY 

SPECIAL EVENT IN OCTOBER:
     "Life and Faith"
Adults and youth are invited to three "Life and Faith" studies October 7, 14 and 21
during the 10 AM Bible Study time.

The Impact of Media Online and Offline -- October 7

We are living in a world today where we are swamped with all types of media to consume:
online/social media, 24/7 news, TV shows, movies, books, etc. It can be overwhelming at
times just to keep up. How much of that time are you using to grow in your faith? In this
session, join Dr. Raymond Williams and learn how to prioritize time on things that matter
when the world gives us unlimited and sometimes pointless options to choose from.

Anxiety and Social Media -- October 14

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts
a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
(Arthur Somers Roche) Most of our 

anxiety is self-created so we can do something about it! Come and join Pastor Mark
as we sift through the positive and negative effects of Social Media. Ponder healing
approaches and techniques to counter anxiety. Find out Jesus's approach! Grow in 
trusting God and in simple techniques for overcoming Social Media-produced anxiety.

Praying with Others in Times of Crisis and in Need of Healing -- October 21

Praying with others who are in crisis or in need of healing can be intimidating.
Join Carol Ramsey-Lucas, a hospital chaplain, to talk about sitting with others
in crisis and how to talk about prayer with them and how to pray with others in 
times of need. This experiential prayer time is an opportunity to think about what 
we want to communicate to God when we turn to prayer and how to craft a prayer.

 

 

Adults

 SEEKERS CLASS:
This class welcomes adults of all ages who wish to explore the scriptures.
This fall, the class will be studying...
     September: The book of James and "Practical Faith"
     October: "Principles of Stewardship"
     November: The Book of Ruth
     December: The Hope of Christmas

 SERMON TOPIC CLASS:
This class welcomes adults of all ages who want to spend more time
studying the text that will be preached in worship.

 JOURNEYS CLASS:
This class will be studying...
     September: "God Created the World"
     October: "God Destroys and Re-Creates"
     November: "God Blesses and Re-Creates Regardless"

 COLLEGE AND CAREER:
This group of college students and young adults in the beginning of
their careers will study stories from the Bible.

 

YOUTH
Middle Schoolers and Senior High will assist with the CHILDREN'S FABULOUS SUNDAYS
in September (9, 16, 23). On October 7, 14, and 21, all youth are invited to the
INTERGENERATIONAL discussion about LIFE AND FAITH.

 

Children

FIRST - FIFTH GRADERS -  Room 123
    Teachers: Sherry Fletcher, Rowan Burke

These children will study Jesus' teachings, stories Jesus told and the people Jesus met.

 

PRESCHOOLERS - KINDERGARTEN - Room 127
     Teacher: Sheila Laidlaw
The toddlers and preschoolers discover God’s world, friendship, and Jesus.

 

NOTE: Preschoolers through First Graders will have an extended Bible story time during worship while they are in Extended Session!

 SPECIAL EVENTS:

      ***3 Fabulous Sunday Mornings in September!***
The theme is Rolling River Rampage: Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God!
On September 9, 16 and 23, from 10 AM until noon, chidren through grade 5 are invited
on a "white wate rafting adventure" to experience the ride of a lifetime with God!
Along the river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder
and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything.
Relevant music, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help
kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace!

The Bible Stories are:
* Jesus Calls the Disciples -- Matthew 4:18-25
* Jesus Accepts Mary and Martha -- Luke 10:38-42
* Jesus Walks with Zacchaeus -- Luke 19:1-10