Socrates Circle
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Socrates Circle

Socrates Circle are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing. Email Bob Nelson for more details and meeting times. 

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Salad Potluck & Meal Ministry Kickoff
Jan
21
12:30 PM12:30

Salad Potluck & Meal Ministry Kickoff

Our meal ministry team delivers food to individuals and families who are dealing with illness, new babies and other events where a simple hot meal can lighten the load. You are invited to bring a salad and join them for their 2018 kickoff lunch at 12:30 pm on Sunday, January 21 in Room 1. Come to simply hear about this ministry or learn more about how you can join in this vital ministry of service in 2018. 

Register at the Connection Center in the Narthex or sign up below: 

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The Enneagram Journey Class Begins
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

The Enneagram Journey Class Begins

Why do you do the things you do? Think those particular thoughts? Feel your feelings so strongly? The Enneagram can help you understand both yourself and those around you in a new light.

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview.

Discovering your Enneagram type can provide deeper clarity into your motivations and ways of seeing the world, as well as beginning to understand how differently others may see that same world. Participants will learn about nine different personality types and spend time reflecting on their own motivations and ways of being in order to identify and understand their particular type. In this class we’ll view DVDs featuring Enneagram Master Suzanne Stabile, and explore the material through exercises and discussions.

The Enneagram Journey will meet on Monday nights for 12 weeks starting January 22, from 6:30-8:30pm. (No class on March 12.) The cost is $45 and includes a workbook. Led by Ellen Allen.

REGISTER HERE

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Financial Peace University Class Begins
Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Financial Peace University Class Begins

Financial Peace University (FPU) provides biblically based, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. We all need a plan for our money and that’s why FPU is for everyone – from the financially secure to the financially distressed. During this nine-week class you will learn how to manage your resources, spend and save wisely, get rid of debt, and much more!

Each session will include video teaching by Dave Ramsey, class discussions, interactive small group activities, and homework that will help you apply what you’ve learned. An experienced group facilitator will encourage you through every step so that you can experience the freedom God wants for your life.

Participation in this class requires a Financial Peace University Membership that includes all necessary materials. This lifetime membership can be purchased as part of the registration process for $85 each. A couple attending together may use the same membership.

Financial Peace University will meet for nine weeks on Thursday nights, from 6:30-8:00, starting January 25. Led by Phil and Karen Lipoma. 

REGISTER HERE

 

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Circle Of Trust Class Begins
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Circle Of Trust Class Begins

Circle of Trust is based on the idea that, if people get together in an environment marked by trust, honesty and caring, positive spiritual growth will result. The purpose of this group is to experience each other in an authentic, nurturing environment. Consider this, from Parker Palmer: “So what do we do in a circle of trust? We speak our own truth; we listen deceptively to the truth of others; we ask each other honest, open questions instead of giving counsel; and we offer each other the healing and empowering gifts of silence and laughter.” If you are interested in a stronger sense of purpose and integrity, an expanded capacity to be present for others, or more courage to live authentically, Circle of Trust might be just what you’re looking for. 

Circle of trust, led by Bob Nelson, will meet on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. for eight weeks, beginning January 18. 

REGISTER HERE

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Discovering Joy: Commitment Sunday
Jan
28
8:30 AM08:30

Discovering Joy: Commitment Sunday

As we enter this new year, the family of Arapaho United Methodist Church begins a process of discernment specifically focused on our tithes and offerings. In January our sermon series will help us rediscover the Bible's wisdom in experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. We will hear from church members on how giving has impacted their lives. On January 28 we will come together and pledge our financial commitments to the church during our worship services. 

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Disciple Bible Study Begins
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Disciple Bible Study Begins

Spiritual formation and biblical literacy can be hard to develop when our lives are so busy. But a solid understanding of Scripture - not just key verses, but the entire narrative - is vital to our lives as people of faith. If you are interested in a deeper knowledge of the Old Testament stories, check out the Disciple: Fast Track class. It’s a 12-week course that will take you through the entire Old Testament and give you a thorough grounding in the stories and scriptures of faith. Participants will read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily, and meet once a week to study and discuss their readings. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. 

This class will meet on Sunday nights at 6:30 beginning January 28. Cost is $20 and includes a study book. Led by John Millerman

REGISTER HERE

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Potluck and Postcards
Feb
11
12:30 PM12:30

Potluck and Postcards

Simplicity Circle invites you to a "Potluck and Postcards" lunch on February 11 at 12:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All are invited to enjoy. Bring a side dish, eat and create postcards which enable the mission and work of "Nickel From Nicole" (promoting safe driving amongst new teenage drivers). 

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Belonging & Becoming Class Begins
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Belonging & Becoming Class Begins

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Many of us feel overwhelmed about the prospect of raising children in our high-performance, rapid-pace culture. Reflecting on difficulties from our own families of origin can increase our doubt and insecurity about being a good parent. Many of us feel overwhelmed about the prospect of raising children in our high-performance, rapid-pace culture. Reflecting on difficulties from our own families of origin can increase our doubt and insecurity about being a good parent.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! A thriving family is a place of belonging and becoming, where each person feels safe, cared for and loved, and is supported to develop who they are for the good of the world. Perhaps the highest aspiration a family can have is to help one another discover the whole and integrated lives we were created for. 

Using the book Belonging and Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family Culture by Mark and Lisa Scandrette as a guide, this five-week class invites you into an intensive and practical process of cultivating skills for creating a thriving family culture. Working through the steps with a group can provide the solidarity and support needed for lasting change while providing a profound sense of community. 

Belonging and Becoming, facilitated by Brandi and Aaron Manes, will meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 for eight weeks, beginning February 21.  Cost is $20 and you receive a book.

Childcare Is Provided with Registration: Register Here

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Christian Meditation Class Begins
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Christian Meditation Class Begins

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Christianity is a religion of the heart; but all too often we make it about the head, that is, we make it about beliefs. Jesus teaches: “Out of the believer’s heart [belly] shall flow rivers of living waters.” Now he said this about the Spirit which believers in Him were to receive. (John 7:38).

Regardless whether one interprets this passage as heart or belly it clearly points to a place other than one’s head. In this brief exploration of the meditative practices of Christianity we will further our journey into the heart, a journey deeper into the heart of God. Meditative practices help us subdue the busyness of our thoughts so that we can access the soul, the home of the Spirit.

This 5-week class, led by Dave Dinneen, will practice praying with scripture, praying with imagery, praying with our breath, and centering prayer.

Register For The Class Here

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Cost: Free
Childcare Available with Registration: Register Here

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Social Media Wellness (One Night Class)
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Social Media Wellness (One Night Class)

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Today’s students face a challenging paradox: the digital tools they need to complete their work are often the source of their biggest distractions. Students can quickly become overwhelmed trying to manage the daily confluence of online interactions with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and family life. 

This one night class will use noted author and educator Ana Homayoun’s book Social Media Wellness as a guide to decode the language of social media for parents and educators and provide pragmatic solutions to help students manage distractions, improve time-management, become more organized, decrease stress and build empathy. 

While you don’t need to purchase the book to take the class, we recommend getting a copy (click here to purchase) to read and reference as you and your teenager work to put the ideas into practice to promote healthy socialization, effective self-regulation and overall safety and wellness. 

Social Media Wellness, led by David Finley, will meet on Wednesday, February 21, from 6:30 to 7:30. 

Childcare Is Provided

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The Old Testament (4-week Class) Begins
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Old Testament (4-week Class) Begins

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The stories of the Old Testament lay the groundwork for understanding the New Testament. The stories of four characters in particular - Abraham, Moses, David and Elijah - are vital to our understanding of faith as Jesus knew it and the mindsets of the writers of much of the New Testament. This class will spend one week on each of these characters, delving into what the Bible has to say about them and how a better comprehension of their narratives can help us see the New Testament with new eyes. 

The Four Horsemen of the Old Testament class, led by David Finley, will meet on Wednesday nights for four weeks, starting February 28, from 6:30-7:30. 

Childcare Is Provided

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Worship Service: The Questions Of Christmas
Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Worship Service: The Questions Of Christmas

The Christmas story is well-known. We know the decorations, the family parties, the carols, the manger scene, even the familiar Scripture passages. But have you ever considered the questions of Christmas? Questions spiral throughout the ancient stories surrounding Christ’s birth. These questions open the door to some of life’s great mysteries: 

  • How can this be?
  • Why has this happened to me?
  • Where is God?

Join us in worship this season as we explore these questions asked by Mary, Elizabeth, and the Magi as we explore our own curiosities about purpose, trust, and promise.

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Worship Service: The Questions Of Christmas
Dec
17
8:30 AM08:30

Worship Service: The Questions Of Christmas

The Christmas story is well-known. We know the decorations, the family parties, the carols, the manger scene, even the familiar Scripture passages. But have you ever considered the questions of Christmas? Questions spiral throughout the ancient stories surrounding Christ’s birth. These questions open the door to some of life’s great mysteries: 

  • How can this be?
  • Why has this happened to me?
  • Where is God?

Join us in worship this season as we explore these questions asked by Mary, Elizabeth, and the Magi as we explore our own curiosities about purpose, trust, and promise.

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Revive Your Purpose
Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

Revive Your Purpose

Revive your spirit this Advent season!  In this three-week workshop series from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Pastor Blair will lead the group through discussion, exercises, and practices, around three major topics of our faith: prayer, relationships, and purpose.

Join us for one, two, or all three sessions!  

Revive your Prayer Life: (Wednesday, Nov. 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) view event
Revive your Relationships (Wednesday, Dec. 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) view event
Revive your Purpose (Sunday, Dec. 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) view event

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Choir Cantata
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Choir Cantata

Join the choir and family at Arapaho United Methodist Church as we celebrate Christmas with a Cantata performance and worship service entitled, "Christmas Canticles, A Cantata of Carols in Four Suites" by Benjamin Harlan.

Music direction by Amanda Hollis

Service includes the "Walk To The Manger" special offering to benefit Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON), Zoe, and The United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR)

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Revive Your Relationships
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Revive Your Relationships

Revive your spirit this Advent season!  In this three-week workshop series from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Pastor Blair will lead the group through discussion, exercises, and practices, around three major topics of our faith: prayer, relationships, and purpose.

Join us for one, two, or all three sessions!  

Revive your Prayer Life: (Wednesday, Nov. 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) view event
Revive your Relationships (Wednesday, Dec. 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) view event
Revive your Purpose (Sunday, Dec. 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) view event

 

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Worship Service: The Questions Of Christmas
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Worship Service: The Questions Of Christmas

The Christmas story is well-known. We know the decorations, the family parties, the carols, the manger scene, even the familiar Scripture passages. But have you ever considered the questions of Christmas? Questions spiral throughout the ancient stories surrounding Christ’s birth. These questions open the door to some of life’s great mysteries: 

  • How can this be?
  • Why has this happened to me?
  • Where is God?

Join us in worship this season as we explore these questions asked by Mary, Elizabeth, and the Magi as we explore our own curiosities about purpose, trust, and promise.

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Worship Service: The Questions Of Christmas
Dec
3
8:30 AM08:30

Worship Service: The Questions Of Christmas

The Christmas story is well-known. We know the decorations, the family parties, the carols, the manger scene, even the familiar Scripture passages. But have you ever considered the questions of Christmas? Questions spiral throughout the ancient stories surrounding Christ’s birth. These questions open the door to some of life’s great mysteries: 

  • How can this be?
  • Why has this happened to me?
  • Where is God?

Join us in worship this season as we explore these questions asked by Mary, Elizabeth, and the Magi as we explore our own curiosities about purpose, trust, and promise.

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Revive Your Prayer Life
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Revive Your Prayer Life

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Revive your spirit this Advent season!  In this three-week workshop series from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Pastor Blair will lead the group through discussion, exercises, and practices, around three major topics of our faith: prayer, relationships, and purpose.

Join us for one, two, or all three sessions!  

Revive your Prayer Life: (Wednesday, Nov. 29th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) view event
Revive your Relationships (Wednesday, Dec. 6th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) view event
Revive your Purpose (Sunday, Dec. 10th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm) view event

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Visitor's Class - Breakfast With Blair
Nov
19
9:45 AM09:45

Visitor's Class - Breakfast With Blair

If you are a brand new here or have been visiting for a while we are excited you are here. Our visitor's group "Breakfast With Blair," will be meeting on Sunday, Nov. 19th.  We encourage you to come share a light breakfast with Pastor Blair and learn more about the people, vision and ministries of our community.  Please make plans to join us at 9:45 am in the library. 

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