BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Forgiveness Isn’t Easy

In this class we will discuss why forgiveness is so important and explore how to overcome our resistance to it. Classes meet on Fridays from 10:00 am to noon for 8 weeks starting on October 2nd. Classes are held via Zoom. Contact Hazel Partington to register hazelp@willoughbyumc.org.
 
 
 

1 Corinthians

The church in Corinth had some serious problems. Paul gives advice to these early Christians on how to live in community. Do we have any of the same problems in the modern church? This class meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00 starting Tuesday, September 8th for four weeks. Materials required: Bible.  This class meets via Zoom. Register with Lisa Richards at lisar@willoughbyumc.org.

The Chosen

The Chosen is the first ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, the Chosen allows us to see Jesus through the eyes of those who knew Him. Episodes can be accessed through You Tube. Each week for 8 weeks participants will be asked to watch the episodes prior to class. During class, there will be discussion around that week’s episode. Participants are encouraged to get the matching devotional, “The Chosen; 40 Days with Jesus”. (Devotionals can be found on Amazon or through the Christian Bookstore for @ $10.) Class will be held via Zoom.

Course runs for 8 weeks. Classes times are as follows

Thursdays at 1:30 pm starting September 24th or

Mondays at 7:00 pm starting on September 28th

To register contact either Jane Page rjpage@ameritech.net or Hazel Partington hazelp@willoughbyumc.org.

Memorizing Scripture

Have you ever thought that you’d love to memorize some scripture, but it is “too hard”, or you “don’t have enough time”, or you have a “bad memory”, etc?
We know God’s word is good, and Proverbs says to write His words on our hearts. But how do we do this?
The Ratica family will be facilitating a 8-week Zoom Class starting September 14th. We will meet Monday nights 8pm – 8:20pm – –  just 20 minutes once a week, solely to memorize scripture together!
We will be memorizing John 1:1-7, utilizing simple repetition, sign language, and song. We will add one new verse each week. No one will be put on the spot, asked to speak or pray. In fact you can stay on mute the whole time if you want.  You can then listen to the song or recite the verses at least once a day on your own until the next meeting!
The class is geared towards adults; kids may attend with a parent.
For more information, contact Michele Ratica at mratica@assetmfg.com or 440-679-1594

Parables of the Kingdom

What does Jesus say about generosity and stewardship in the parables? We will look at four parables of Jesus that teach about care of others, responsibly using our resources and the pitfalls of being “rich”. This class meets on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm for four weeks starting on Tuesday October 6th. Materials required: Bible. This class meets via Zoom. Register with Lisa Richards at lisar@willoughbyumc.org.

Parables of Readiness

Jesus warns us again and again to be ready when He returns. We will look at four parables of Jesus that deal with the theme of being awake, alert and ready. This class meets Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm for four weeks starting on Tuesday, November 3rd. Materials required: Bible. This class meets via Zoom. Register with Lisa Richards at lisar@willoughbyumc.org.

Lectionary Bible Study

These stand-alone lessons on various Scripture throughout the Bible follow the Lectionary. (The Lectionary is a collection of Scripture chosen for worship or study for a given day.) This ongoing study will aid learners by covering the major themes of the Bible in a three-year period. Materials needed: Bible. This study is offered on Saturday and Sunday mornings via Zoom. Registration is not required. Join when you can.

Saturdays at 8:30 am- Contact Lisa Richards at lisar@willoughbyumc.org for Zoom link. 
 
Sundays 9:00 am-Zoom link- Contact John Wilson at 
johncwilson@hotmail.com for Zoom link. 
 
 

 

Advent Study

The Cast of Christmas

Prepare your heart for the birth of Jesus as we explore the cast of the Christmas story during the Advent season; prophets, angels, shepherds and Magi. This class meets Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening. No materials required.

Sunday classes start Sunday, November 30th at 4:00 pm for 4 weeks.  

Tuesday classes start Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 pm for 4 weeks.

Both classes meet via Zoom. To register, contact Lisa Richards lisar@willoughbyumc.org.