During this season of social distancing our church has moved to full online engagement. Below are ways you can connect to our church community and broader family of faith to grow and learn.

Grow Through

Learning and Leading

Eastertide Season 

During this Easter Season (Easter through Pentecost), we are offering resources for intentional discipleship and faith formation. 

Each week we are following a pattern of: Learn, Pray, and Act. Each week will offer a lecture for learning to reflect on a diversity of topics from a diversity of voices. We will also offer a prayer practice called Prayer Journey Through the Church that invites us to pray for specific places in our church, the ministry that happens there, and the ministry God desires to do, and lastly we will offer resources and ways to live as God's missional people through reflection and participation in important days that are highlighted each week.

Week of April 12:

  • Lectures by Rev. Dr. Sathi Clarke: Living Matthew 25 both Locally and Globally; & Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Share the Same God

  • Prayer (Journey Through the Church) - reflecting prayerfully on the fellowship hall

  • Act - April 18th is Native American Ministries Sunday - learn, connect and give

Discover all the Eastertide resources here!

Online Small Group 

Each Tuesday we have a lunch time online small group study from 12:15-1:00pm.  

  • Current Study​​

    • February 2 - 16: Love Wins - Rob Bell

  • Upcoming Studies​

    • February 23 - March 30 (Season of Lent): Sermon on the Mount - Amy-Jill Levine

    • April 6 - 27: Inspired - Rachel Held Evans

    • May 4 - June 8: Why Jesus? Will Willimon

    • Reversed Thunder - Eugene Peterson

Important Conversations

Join us for our special conversation series as we reflect and dialogue around important current event topics and faith. topics that we often have many questions about. Every two months we have a Wednesday evening and Saturday morning opportunity for conversation and reflection over a book:

  • September - Virus as a  Summons to Faith - Walter Brueggemann

  • November - Just Mercy - Brian Stevenson

    • Wednesday Nov 18 at 7:00pm​

    • Saturday Nov 21 at 10:00am

  • January - Reading Revelation Responsibly - Michael Gorman. Dates and time TBA

    • Jan 27 at 7:00pm​

  • March - Violence in Scritpure - Jerome Creach


Make Your Own Protestant 

Prayer Beads

Prayer beads can be a great way to deepen our prayer life. It can be a meditative and prayerful exercise to create them, to hold them and to pray with them in your hands. Each bead can be a different prayer or reminder that we are loved by a God who has invited us into communion and conversation.

You can make your own prayer beads, buy a set, and buy a devotional guide to help praying with beads. You can find all of this information at Prayer Works Studio which is lead by two United Methodists.

On Saturday September 12, 2020 we had a virtual prayer beads workshop to learn how to make your own! You can watch our recorded workshop here

Past Discipleship Resources 

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