United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Monday, October 16, 2017

Walk-in Groups


Hong’s Book and Bible Study:  Facilitators Jerry and Candice Hong invite you to their residence every Thursday from 7 to 9 pm.  The group is currently studying Adam Hamilton’s book “Making Sense of the Bible”.  Rev. Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, the largest United Methodist congregation in the United States.  Contact the Hongs at (805) 496-6696 if you have questions.

Mom’s Bible/Book Study: Moms with children of all ages meet every Wednesday at 9:30 am in the Wesley Room. Join others for book and Bible study, fellowship, food and fun.  RSVP for child care. Contact facilitator Connie Jones at (805) 495-7215 ext. 302, or email her at neverendinggrace@yahoo.com if you have questions.


Women’s Spirituality: Women of all ages come together every Tuesday at 10:15 am in the Wesley Room to pray, personally experience God’s grace, find spiritual renewal, be challenged and transformed, and to develop a closer relationship with God and each other.  You will find open, caring and accepting women in this class.  The group provides a safe place to explore your questions and your faith. No preparation is needed. Join us when you can. Contact facilitator Connie Jones at her email neverendinggrace@yahoo.com if you have questions.
Adult Sunday School: This class meets Sundays at 10:15 am in Room 8.  Get your coffee and donut and come on into Room 8 for fellowship and study!  We are currently studying Paul’s letter to the Romans, assisted by William Barclay's Commentary.  Join us anytime.  Drop-ins and visitors WELCOME!    Contact facilitators Bud and Gloria Wilson at (805) 492-4536 if you have questions.
Centering Prayer: 
Everyone is invited to the sanctuary for centering prayer for a "pause" in the week's activities on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., to come sit with God and just be in His Presence.  A video featuring Father Thomas Keating is used to teach about centering prayer. 20 minutes of centering prayer follows the video.  Sometimes, 20 minutes of centering prayer follows piano selections.  Centering prayer is rooted in the Word of God.  It is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them.  It is a movement beyond conversation with Christ and into communion with Him.  The source of Centering Prayer is Trinitarian, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  The focus is Christ.  The effect builds communities of faith and bonds members together in love.  Facilitator Connie Jones; contact her at her email neverendinggrace@yahoo.com.


Thursday Night Faith Journey Study Group:  Open to men and women, this group meets currently on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m.  Currently, they are studying a book by New York Times Bestseller Ann Voskamp, "One Thousand Gifts - A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are".  Contact Lisa Rabens at rabens@roadrunner.com if you want to know more!