Classes

Register for Classes
Email Ann Lee, Discipleship Director at ann.lee@gfumc.net
 
 
NEHEMIAH STUDY
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
 
“Nehemiah” Tuesday Morning Bible Study with Ann Lee. One of the powerful messages of Nehemiah is how much you can accomplish when you align yourself with the will and plan of God. Nehemiah and his followers do what seems impossible because they are doing what God has called them to do. You don’t have to rebuild a wall to do the will of God! The study meets every Tuesday, starting May 3rd at 9:30 am in Room 202/Main Building.  Missed a session, click on the links below to watch.
 
For questions
Ann Lee,
Director of Discipleship
ann.lee@gfumc.net
 
NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Couples Class | Starts May 1, 2022
10:00 a.m., Room 203/Main Building

Searching for a place to connect? Look no further! We’ve got a great Small Group starting on May 1st. This group will meet during the Sunday School hour at 10:00 am in room 203/Main building. Led by Steve Varnell this group is open to couples who are seeking more! More connection, more fellowship, and more Jesus!
For questions and details contact
Ann Lee,
Director of Discipleship
ann.lee@gfumc.net
 
STRESSLESS WOMEN’S GROUP
Led by Rev. Lula Dobbs 11:00 a.m.
 
This women’s support group and class use a variety of Christian material in order to discover ways to overcome stress and live a joyful life in Christ. Class meets every Monday at 11:00 AM at the Youth Center, 521 Gunter Avenue. New study “Enough: Silencing the Lies That Steal Your Confidence”, by Sharon Jaynes, (bring your own book). For details contact Rev. Lula Dobbs at lula.dobbs@gfumc.net
 
ZOOM AT NOON WOMEN’S STUDY
Led by Ann Lee
12:15 p.m.
 
You’re invited to a New Zoom at Noon Bible study for women! This study is designed with the working woman in mind and for groups who might want to gather together on their lunch break in the office.  Our first topic will be the Book of Jonah where we will discover that our God is so much bigger than we ever thought and His love abounds beyond our understanding.

To participate in this study registration is required so that the Zoom link can be sent to you each week. TO REGISTER: email ann.lee@gfumc.net and send your name, cell phone number, and email address.
 
“Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table” by Louie Giglio
Women’s Study, led by Erin Miles
Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in room 205/Main Building
 

In Psalm 23, David wrote that God has “prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” It’s important to note that this table is set for two. Our enemy, the devil, is not intended to join us there. Yet, he seizes every opportunity to lie his way into our minds and claim control over our lives. He can cause our minds to spin out of control with thoughts that are unproductive, destructive, and harmful. It is our responsibility to manage whose voices are at that table! Our Good Shepherd invites us to linger at this table and find nourishment, rest, and deep intimacy with the King of the Universe. It’s time to win the battle for your mind.

Studies on Key Bible Passages, Experiencing Intimacy with God, Spiritual Warfare

6 sessions

 
“STEP” CLASS (Membership Class)
Led by: Ann Lee & Michael Wilder
10:00 a.m. Room 203
 
This class is designed with those seeking a church home, new members, and those wishing to teach in mind, but is open to all who want to know more about the core beliefs of Methodists, what is currently happening in the United Methodist Church, the structure of the church, how GFUMC operates, and where you fit in. Based on the vows we take when we join the church. Discover what the people called “METHODIST” believe. CLASS REQUIRED FOR ALL WANTING TO TEACH IN THE CHURCH.
 
TUESDAY MORNING PASTORS STUDY
“1, 2, 3 John and Jude”
Led by: Pastor Ricky Smith
9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary and online/via live-stream
 
The letters of John and Jude are full of insight and direction, along with warnings and encouragement and remind us that God supplies all we need. That there is a real purpose to generosity. That there are times to be tolerant and times to take a stand. That faith includes certainties. Want a guide on how to live? Join Pastor Ricky Smith as we study John and Jude’s letters of love and truth finding direction for our daily lives. Missed a week? No worries! We’ll post each week’s teaching right here. 
 
“The Man Church Small Groups”
   WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
    Led by Steve Varnell.  6:00 p.m., room 310/Main Building.
   THURSDAY MORNINGS
    Led by Matt Arnold. 6:30 a.m., at the House/529 Blount Ave.
   Matt invites all men interested in leading a Man Church group in the future.
   THURSDAY EVENINGS
   Led by David Kutner. 6:30 p.m., room 310/Main Building.
   THURSDAY EVENINGS
   Led by Steve Bibee. ZOOM online meetings. 6:00 p.m., contact Steve Bibee at          stevebibee@gmail.com
 
 
 

Online Sunday Morning Group

Led by:  Jonathon Watts (the younger)

10:00 a.m. via Zoom and in-house, room 203/main building

Please Register at www.gfumc.net or call Ann Lee at (256) 582-2001 or

e-mail ann.lee@gfumc.net

If you are unable to attend one of our in-house Sunday School groups/classes this is a wonderful opportunity to participate with others from the safety and privacy of your home. This class is also available in-house, room 203/main building.  Each Sunday morning will offer an interactive time of fellowship, community, prayer, discussion, and study of The Word led by Jonathon Watts. Jonathon will begin with a study in the book of John “deep enough for an elephant to swim yet shallow enough for a babe”.  In John we see Jesus in His glorious light and are brought out of the darkness.

 

Pastor’s Study, 1st & 2nd Peter

Men & Women’s study led by: Pastor Ricky Smith

9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary, 539 Gunter Avenue
 
Join Pastor Ricky for this wonderful study of HOPE in the midst of suffering as Peter addresses the question of how to live as a Christian in the face of ultimate issues like death, ridicule, persecution and Satanic attack.  And gain practical instruction in how to walk as Christ and not be overcome by a world filled with false teachers and leaders. This study will be interactive with opportunities for questions and discussion.  It will also be offered online for those unable to attend in person.
1 & 2 Peter Bible Study, Pastor Ricky Smith
 
 
“STEP” MEMBERSHIP CLASS

Membership Class Led by Ann Lee

This class is designed with those seeking a church home, new members, and those wishing to teach in mind, but is open to all who want to know more about the core beliefs of United Methodists, the structure of the church, how GFUMC operates, and where you fit in. Divided into five sessions based on the vows we take when we join the church.  Discover what the people called “METHODIST” believe. CLASS  REQUIRED FOR ALL WANTING TO TEACH IN THE CHURCH. Class starts January 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the Library. To register and for more class details contact Ann Lee, Discipleship Director at ann.lee@gfumc.net

 
ARCHIVED STUDIES
 

Pastor’s Study, 1st & 2nd Peter

Join Pastor Ricky for this wonderful study of HOPE in the midst of suffering as Peter addresses the question of how to live as a Christian in the face of ultimate issues like death, ridicule, persecution and Satanic attack.  And gain practical instruction in how to walk as Christ and not be overcome by a world filled with false teachers and leaders. This study will be interactive with opportunities for questions and discussion.  It will also be offered online for those unable to attend in person.
 
“THE FULL BLESSING OF PENTECOST” by Andrew Murray
 
We believe it, we preach it, we strive for it–but still, for many, the kind of free-flowing life in the fullness of the Spirit is more of a dream than a reality.
Andrew Murray skillfully identifies the defects in faith that prevent the life-giving flow, and guides us to the Spirit’s full blessing!
“Only as we understand that believing in him means a yielding up of the whole heart and life and will, to let him live and rule within us, can we confidently count upon receiving all that we need of the Holy Spirit’s power and presence,” Murray says. “When Christ becomes to us all that God has made him to be, then the Holy Spirit can flow from him and do his blessed work of leading us back to know him better, and to believe in him more completely.”
Let The Full Blessing of Pentecost lead you to the well of living water you’ve been longing for. Please see series link below.
 
“ROMANS” led by Ann Lee
Ever taken a wrong turn? We all have and we all need help to navigate through this life. The letter to the Romans contains practical advice for dealing with the challenges that come our way and giving us the correct solutions through Jesus Christ. Click on the purple link to view the entire series.
 
“REVELATION”
Join Pastor Ricky Smith or Ann Lee for a study in the MORE of Jesus, God, and our Hope to Come. Not a letter to promote fear but a letter to encourage the persecuted and discouraged followers of Jesus Christ yesterday and today. Click on the links below to view each series.