CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

The great American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”  We at Fields invite people of all ages and backgrounds, to our Christian gatherings listed below. You are welcome to get involved, explore, and learn or be reminded that Jesus is the source of nourishment for “what lies within us,” our spirits.
 

ADULT STUDIES

 
Sunday Morning Adult Book/Bible Study @ 10AM in Room #210 (Sept-May)
Each season new Sunday morning adult gatherings form and meet for several weeks to study the Bible and other Christian books. Popular groups include Advent and Lenten studies. All persons high school graduate aged and up are welcome to join any gathering. Leaders often use a book that he/she will announce ahead of time and have available at the time of the class. As gatherings are planned they will be publicized in the church newsletter, weekly email blasts, on our social media sites, in our Sunday bulletins and on our announcement screens throughout the church.
 
 

United Women in Faith

(formally called United Methodist Women)

 
United Women in Faith
 
 
The organized unit of United Women in Faith is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
 
United Women in Faith Thursday 10AM Discussion Group
(Meets Sept- May)
Every Thursday morning at 10AM in the Media Center, this group considers articles from the monthly
“Upper Room” booklet available outside the church office.  Each week the topic is different so you don’t have to worry about missing a part of the study. Come join us as we discover God in many new and exciting ways. Often during Advent and Lent this group will do a short study of a Christian book. 
 
 
 

OTHER WOMEN’S GATHERINGS

      

3rd Saturday Women’s Small Group Discussion Gathering from 10AM-Noon

This group meets in-person at a leader’s home monthly. The two hour discussion group picks a topic to discuss each month. All women are welcome to this group. Please call the church office to get the leader’s contact info.
 

Monthly Women’s Gatherings at the Church

Contact the church office for the next date and time. This group starts with a devotional and short discussion time and ends in prayer. In between potlucks and game nights are just a few of the activities this new group has held. Stay tuned for more! 
 
 
 
Thursday Evening 7PM Bible Study
This Bible study is held every Thursday evening at 7 PM September through May in our Parlor.  The group studies the books of the Bible and through conversation we discern God’s revelation through the Holy Bible.  You do not need to know the Bible, just a passion to want to know God more completely in your everyday life.  All are welcome, whether you have never been to a study or have studied the Bible for decades.
Here is an overview of this season’s Bible Study led by Joe Carney: “How We Got Our Bible”
This season the Bible will be the topic of discussion from when it was first printed, the formations and reasons of all the versions and the people who put the book together… 
 
 

For Children and Youth

 

Sunday School @ 10am (September 17th, 2023 – May 19th, 2024)

In addition to bi-weekly IGNITE youth group  activities, (see our Events page for details) our Pre K through 12th graders gather from 10 to 10:50am on Sundays in the east wing classrooms during the school year (September through May).  With the guidance of adult volunteers, we dig deeper into scripture meanings, discuss how we feel about current events, and enjoy group building activities. Our  children and youth are encouraged to be a part of our IGNITE groups, our worship servicse of their choice, and participate as acolytes,  ushers, lay readers, musicians or singers and AV techs.

 

Children’s Church on Sunday Mornings (Weekly)

Children of all ages are welcome to join our group that leaves worship after the “Let the Children Come” portion of all our Sunday morning worship to have their own gathering just down the hall from our Sanctuary. The message is presented in an age appropriate way for our youngest generations led by adult volunteers. Children return to the Sanctuary at the last portion of the worship service.

 

Confirmation Class (Will be starting Sept. 2024)

Confirmation Class is held annually most years if there are more than 3 youth committed to the class. It is for youth 6th grade or older and classes are held from 9:30-10:50am on Sunday mornings from October through the end of April. The group attends a Confirmation Weekend Retreat in February and plan their Confirmation worship service, which is typically the 1st Sunday in May. If you are interested in Confirmation Class please contact Nancy Florio. 

 
Crib and Toddler Rooms
Our littlest of friends can take a break or spend the entire Sunday service in the Crib and Toddler rooms. We provide a safe, clean environment for infants and toddlers up to age 4.  We broadcast the worship service in both rooms so adults don’t miss the service if they need to stay. 
 

Vacation Bible School (Summer Program See Events Page)

Every summer Fields UMC hosts a 3-5 day long event for preschool and elementary aged children. This program is free and open to the public and is run by a great group of volunteers who love to share the word of God with children. Each year the VBS theme takes all the participants on an exciting adventure at our church for several hours each day.  VBS  is a special time for the kids to share with their families what they learned about God and Jesus! See the events page for registration & details.

 
 

 

Can’t get to a class, study, discussion, Sunday school or Worship group? 

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