Adults

There is something for everyone here at WHUMC!  For more information on any group or if you have an idea for a new class or group, please contact the group leader or Anne Horvath, Director of Youth and Adult Ministries.  This page contains information about the following:

  • Sunday morning classes
  • Bible studies and groups throughout the week
  • WHUMC Path of Discovery for those seeking a defined set of activities to learn and grow in faith
  • Music Ministry

 

Adult Sunday School Classes

8:30am Bible Study—Library. This group studies the Scriptures & how they apply to our lives.  Each class will stand on its own, so this is a very easy class to come in at any time!  Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Mary Blank.  Child care is available upon request.

9:45am “Covenant” Bible Study–Library.  This study guides participants in a comprehensive, in-depth study of the Bible emphasizing the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern through all the books in the Old and New Testaments.  Facilitated by Patty Dorsey.

There are also occasionally short term classes that are offered on Sunday mornings.  Please check the current bulletins and newsletter for these classes.

Adult Studies and Small Groups throughout the week

Grief Share—GriefShare assists people in learning how to walk through the journey of grief and be supported on the way—to help hurting people find healing and hope.  People who have suffered a loss through death are  invited.  A new group will be forming in the near future, so please see Betsy Race if you are interested in being a part of this group.

Circle of Friends–This group for women of all ages meets on Monday mornings from 10am to 11:30am from September through May in the church library.  Meeting time includes a devotion, prayer, support, and fellowship.  Child care is provided upon request. Please note that this group does not meet on days where there is no school.

Monday Night Men’s Group — Men of all ages gather to share their experiences, some time in learning more about who God is and how God connects with us, support for one another, and lots and lots of laughter.  Meetings happen in the church library at 7pm most Mondays.

Forgiveness Class—This 8 week class is for people who have taken a class on formational prayer or spiritual formation and would like to work more deeply on forgiveness.  Facilitated by Laura Tradowsky.  Watch the bulletin and announcements for when this class will be offered again.

Tuesday morning Bible Study—10am in the Library.  This group is currently using the book Paul for Everyone: Romans by NT Wright to facilitate their discussion. Facilitated by Patty Dorsey and child care is available upon request.

Disciple’s Path This 7 week class covers the basics of the faith and the church.  It is the class that is required for becoming a member of the church.  A new class is beginning Sundays, October 30 through November 27 at 5pm. Led by Pastor Dana.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study — at 10:00am in the Library.  Facilitated by Martha Flemming.  Child care is available upon request.

Joy of Abundant Living—This 12 week small group experience is for anyone wanting to grow in their walk with the Lord. Please see Laura Tradowsky if you are interested in a future class.

Women’s Devotional Group–One Sunday a month at 5:30pm (around the last Sunday of the month). Check the church calendar for the exact meeting dates.  This group meets for devotion, prayer, and support.  Facilitated by Marie Grmek.

Saturday Morning Men’s Group — A Bible Study group led by Mr. John Borgert Saturdays at 8am.  During a career as a high school teacher, John also formerly served as a local church pastor.  The group reads the Bible, and discovers what God says about daily living.  (And there are usually donuts from Biaggio’s!)

WHUMC Path of Discovery

WHUMC has a defined set of activities that we provide that helps those who are exploring their faith and growing it.  We call it the Path of Discovery, because its purpose is to help you discover who God is, and who God has made you to be.  There are six elements to the Path:

A Disciple’s Path – this class is 7 weeks long and covers the basics of the faith and the church.  We ask that this be the starting point of the Path.  It is the one that is required for becoming a member of the church.

Living Your Strengths – this class is 4 weeks long, and it includes an online self-survey that will help you to recognize your unique strengths.

Disciple Bible Study – this is an in-depth introduction to the Bible.  It runs for 34 weeks, and in that time, participants read about 80% of the whole Bible.

Joy of Abundant Living, Living Like Jesus, or a Forgiveness Class – these are explorations of who we are, and the influences that formed us and continue to affect us.  JOY classes are 12 weeks long and Forgiveness classes are 8 weeks long.

Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey’s no-nonsense plain talk about how to handle our financial resources.  Jesus spoke about our use of money more than any other topic, so he thought it was important – we think so, too!  9 weeks, with the purchase of an FPU Kit required.

A Hands-on Mission – this is participation in an actual mission project off the campus of WHUMC.  There are many opportunities each year.

Music Ministry

Praise Team–Our praise team brings contemporary Christian music and praise songs to our 9:30am worship service each week.  Rehearsals are early on Sunday mornings with an occasional Tuesday evening rehearsal to work on new music. Anyone interested in being part of this team should speak to our Worship Leader, Karen Blehi.

Worship Choir–Lifting voices and spirits through both instrumental and choral music for our 11am worship service each week.  Weekly rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7pm from January through July and 8pm during the Christmas choir rehearsal season.  Our choir director, Ben Howes, always as an empty seat waiting for you!

Christmas Musical Choir–Each Christmas our Worship Choir performs a musical worship service.  Practices are on Thursday evenings from August to December at 7pm.