The Fall Semester at AUMC

We are excited to offer a series of classes, workshops and experiences that are meant to deepen our faith and community.  Our hope is that every adult will participate in a class, group, or experience that will help them to develop their faith this fall.  We are excited to offer a variety of ways for you to engage in deepening your relationship with God and others...so look at all of the opportunities below and pick something to say "yes" to!  


Registration Instructions: Review the classes below and when you are ready to register, click the registration button below.  You must be signed into myAUMC to register.  To set up a myAUMC account yet, click here.

 
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Lunch and labyrinth workshop

Join us for lunch with special guest Rev. Katherine Lyle as she shares "Walking with Jesus: a Labyrinth Prayer Experience." A labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice and is a powerful way to experience God's presence through mindful walking. Lunch and workshop is free, please register so we know how much food to order.

Class Schedule: Sept. 24 / 12:30 - 2:00 PM (1 Meeting)
Location: Fellowship Hall

 
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The Art and Practice of Prayer: Embracing Divine Presence

What is prayer? Does it simply consist of getting something out of God or does it tap into something deeper in us, a longing for intimate connection? This curriculum is to start the discussion as to what prayer means and how we regain a practice that is at the core of who we are. We will hear from theologians and thinkers who share their own journeys of prayer, such as: Glennon Doyle Melton, Richard Rohr, Sarah Bessey, Ian Morgan Cron and others. Part of the curriculum will provide suggestions for practices that can either be done alone or communally.  

Class Schedule: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25 / 6:30 - 7:30 PM (5 meetings)
Location: Room 2

 
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the living word

Come join this five-week small group in which we will explore new ways of reading, discussing and praying with scripture.  Heighten your awareness of the Holy Spirit moving in and around you as we journey together. Bring your Bible and an openness to being reshaped and transformed by God’s Word.  "This way of reading scripture truly deepened my spirituality and opened up the Bible to me in a new way," Pastor Blair said. Diane Bricker is a dynamic adult Christian educator and currently training to become a spiritual director. Join this group and experience the Bible as the Living Word.

Class Schedule: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25 / 6:30 - 7:30 PM (5 meetings)
Location: Room 3

 
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The Enneagram and spiritual Growth

The Enneagram shows nine primary lenses through which we view life. In this five session class, led by Rev. Dave Dinneen, participants are invited through experiential learning exercises to discover each of the nine types within them and identify which one of the nine is dominant. Each of these nine ways of experiencing life have both a vice and virtue.  Spiritual practices for each of the nine types are offered and participants will be given an opportunity to practice and reflect. 

Class Schedule: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25 / 6:30 - 7:30 PM (5 meetings)
Location: Room 4

 
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Dinner and Discussion on the Documentary "13th"

13th is a 2016 American documentary that explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States." It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery.  We'll watch the film together and have dinner and discussion around tables following. This is not recommended for children under the age of 18. 

Class Schedule: Sunday, October 29th / 5:00 - 8:00 pm (One Meeting)
Location: Room 4

 
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Group trip: an evening with anne lamott

Join a group of fellow AUMC folks as we head down to SMU to hear best-selling author Anne Lamott.  The evening includes a reading from and discussion of her most recent work Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy followed by a question-and-answer session with the author. 

Date: Monday, November 13 / 7:00 to 9:30 p.m
Location: McFarlin Auditorium at SMU