A.S.K. will resume on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
This is a new ministry at FUMCO that officially launched in the Fall of 2016. Each week, we hold class meetings that provide opportunities for you to grow in your faith, strengthen your discipleship, and enjoy Christian fellowship with one another. We start with a dinner in Messenger Hall every week at 6pm. Dinner costs $10 for adults and $5 for children. If you can't afford to pay that, please be our guest. If you are able to help cover the cost of someone else's dinner, please be generous. After dinner, we break into our class meetings, which run from approximately 6:30pm to 8pm. Information on available classes can be found below.
2017 Spring Quarter:
April 19 - June 28, 2017
Christ-Centered Kids (CCK)
Teachers: Sylvia Coussa, Joyce Claussen, Dorothy Utter, Julie Wakefield
Homework time with a spiritual component! CCK is designed for children from 1st thru 5th grade. It will provide a quiet space for them to catch up on homework. When that's finished, we have a variety of activities that will help teach them how to make Jesus a part of everything they do!
United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF)
Our dynamic youth program is open to anyone in grades 6 thru 12 and has been an important part of the life-blood of our church for years. Our youth love learning more about God and strengthening their relationships with Jesus and each other. It is important for our youth to be integrated in the congregational life of the church. At UMYF, they learn the values of being a disciple for Christ and being in service to others.
College Group Bible Study
Leader: Judy Johnson
Disciple Fast Track
Facilitator: Rev. Jerry Owyang
Discovering Our Spiritual Gifts
Teacher: Wayne Nash
Experiencing Class Meetings
Facilitator: Judy Gillham
An important distinguishing characteristic of the early Methodist movement was the development of “class meetings”. These classes were not for instruction per se. They were in fact small accountability groups that met for the purpose of encouraging one other to do right and resist temptation. Through these Methodist Classes christians offered one another spiritual formation and enquired after the “state of their souls.”
During these 10 weeks we will examine ways to make this valuable resource meaningful for our current generation, and look at the rational for broad participation in Class Meetings at FUMCO. During the final 8 weeks we will experience a Class Meeting first hand, and explore the best ways to follow up our experience going forward.
Missionally Engaging the City of Orange
Facilitator: Pastor Bill
We also have a team that provides childcare for those too young to participate in CCK.