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The Christian faith is grounded in the love and grace of God, experienced through Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The Christian life is our response to God’s love and grace. The church calls our response to God Christian discipleship. Discipleship focuses on actively following in the footsteps of Jesus. As Christian disciples, we are not passive spectators but energetic participants in God’s activity in the world.

Adult Sunday School

Germantown United Methodist Church has many opportunities for study and fellowship in our adult Sunday School classes. We have numerous classes ranging in topic and demographic. Please refer to our campus map for class locations. If you would like more information about finding a Sunday School class, contact at 754-7216.

Adult Education News and Events

While worship is central to Germantown United Methodist Church (GUMC), it is only part of the “disciple making” experience of following Christ. Small group studies enhance the worship experience by providing opportunities to learn more about the Bible, discuss current issues, develop close personal friendships, grow in faith and learn how to apply the Christian faith in real life situations.

We have an exciting lineup of Adult Education classes this winter and spring!

Updated January 10, 2019

Monday Monthly Book Club  |  4th Mondays  |  10:00 a.m. – Noon
June 24 | The Alice Network | Kate Quinn
July 22 | Educated | Tara Westover
August 26 | The Widling Sisters | Eve Chase
September 23 | A Spy in Canaan | March Perrusquia
October 28 | The Secret Chord | Geraldine Brooks
November 25 | Circling the Sun | Paula McLain
January 27, 2020 | Kim | Rudyard Kipling

No registration is needed, just purchase the book (or check-out from the library) and join us for a spirited discussion!

Membership Class: “Welcome to GUMC” | Sunday, July 21st | 9:40 – 1:00 (a break for worship from 10:40 – 12:00)
Rev. Tim Carpenter, Rev. Dr. Brad Gabriel, Rev. Erin Beasley
What’s distinctive about the United Methodist Church? Even if you’re in church every Sunday, it can be difficult to feel like you really know the United Methodist Church’s history, beliefs, mission, and culture. Join our ministries to learn about the roots of the United Methodist Church going back to John Wesley, and his devotion to inviting people to experience God’s grace. Hear about the United Methodist Church structure and sacraments and get an overview of the mission and ministries of GUMC.

If you have been worshiping with us and would like to learn more about our church, or if you think you might be interested in becoming a member, we invite you to attend our class. Participation in the class does not commit you to church membership, but it is an opportunity for you to find out more about the life and ministry of our church and for us to become better acquainted with you.

This class is open to members, prospective members, or anyone wanting to know more about the United Methodist Church and GUMC. Childcare is available by reservation, and a box lunch will be provided.

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Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study: “What Matters Most: A Study of Philippians”  |  Wednesdays, June 19 – August 7 |  9:45 – 11:45 AM
Cost: $18  |  Facilitated by Chesley Porteous  |    |  268-4884
The world has always been full of trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships. Yet Paul’s letter to the Philippians claims we can discover contentment and joy in the midst of it all by prioritizing what matters most.

Study the ever-relevant Letter of Philippians to get to know Jesus on a deeper level, turn your worries into worship, and develop tools for navigating relational conflict and thriving in Christian love.

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Our Winter/Spring Bible Study and Learning Opportunities Brochure is now available! Updated for January 2019. Click below to download!

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In 2016, GUMC launched a weekend event series entitled Faith Seeking Understanding. The series, which is an annual event, features noted religious scholars, preachers, musicians and others who can inspire and challenge the congregation and community beyond our current routines and comfort zones.

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