Weekday Evening Opportunities
Sunday Morning Classes
United Methodists Women
Six different fellowship circles for women of different ages meet at a variety of times throughout the month for study, fellowship and mission engagement.
Join us for "Soup and Study," Metropolitan's Wednesday evening study program. Supper of soup, bread, salad and dessert will be served in the Vestry at 6 p.m. with classes beginning at 7 p.m. Questions? Contact Barbara Green. Classes include:
- Every Wednesday - Bible Study - Leader Charlie Parker
- 2nd Wednesdays - Enriching the Soul through Leadership Development (Learn more)
- 4th Wednesdays - Cloud of Witnesses: Christian Writers - Leader Barbara Green
- 2nd & 4th Wednesdays - Living and Dying Well - Leader Drema McAllister-Wilson (Fall semester only)
- Every Wednesday - Disciple I, with Barbara Gaskill (32 weeks)
Taking on a church leadership role can be a sacred calling — an opportunity to serve God and one another by applying our talents to some aspect of the work in which the church is engaged. When we consent to teach a class, serve on or chair a committee, or organize a one-time or on-going effort, we are assuming a leadership role.
What inspires us to performsuch a role can vary — and can be deeply personal. How well we succeed in this role, however, often depends on how well we inspire those whom we’ve been asked to lead.Yet good leadership skills come not from being blessed with charisma, but rather from developing a set of tools that enable a leader to foster cooperation, creativity, and commitment among his or her team. By marshaling these strengths, groups are able to effectively perform such tasks and achieve larger objectives.
To this end, Metropolitan Cooperative Parish has launched a leadership development curriculum— Enriching the Soul through Leadership Development — to equip church leaders with the skills and resources that will help them build a strong team and fulfill their team’s mission. This course will be offered in monthly, two-hour workshops on Wednesday evenings during the popular “soup and study” time. Participation is open to anyone in the MCP community. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend as many sessions as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Forsyth.
Sunday Morning Classes
Held in the Christie Room: A diverse, small group fellowship which studies the Bible and other literature in order to grow in faith, strengthen our devotion to God, and serve others. For more information contact Nancy Wolfe.
Held in the Conference Room: This group addresses issues of personal faith development and current trends in Christian thought, as well as social and ethical issues in light of the Christian faith. Newcomers are welcome. For more information contact Diana Eskin.
Held in the Parlor: This class involves vigorous dialogue on matters of faith and “contemporary thought.” There are visitors and newcomers just about every week. For more information, contact Maynard Moore.
Held in the Music Office: A class for young adults seeking fellowship and a place to explore their faith. For more information, contact Rev. Kate Murphey.
Periodically, study lectures and discussions are held in the Great Hall. Frequently, these are held as “Grounds for Discussion” in which Dr. Parker leads a discussion of his sermon for the day. For more information, contact Rev. Barbara Green.