United Methodist Church
18955 S South End Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
An important part of the Christian journey of faith is to always be learning and re-learning the story of God's people. This means revisiting the scriptures repeatedly, listening for insights informed by historical context, personal experience, Church traditions, and sound reasoning. It is the practice of working to better understand who God is, who Jesus is, who Spirit is, and how we are called to be part of it all.
These are the studies we are currently offering:
Thursday Women's Group
Our Women's Book Study meets at 10:00am on Thursday mornings at the church in the Heritage Room.
Fascinating Bible Studies
on Every Parable
Jesus knew the power of stories to touch people's hearts, so he used parables to teach his followers about the kingdom of God. If you want to know God better, the keys are in the parables.
This book provides short studies on every parable in the Bible. You'll learn what God wants us to know from the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, the lost sheep, the talents, the sower, and many more.
Each study includes a summary of the parable, the Scripture reference where it can be found, information on the historical and cultural setting, and key points. At the end of each study are questions that open the door to discussion, reflection, or further investigation and help you get to the heart of the parable.
A wonderful tool for small groups or to add variety to your personal devotions. Let these studies draw you nearer to God as they enhance your understanding of his Word.
Thoughts and Prayers
by Rev. Dr. Cedrick D. Bridgeforth
Searchers is taking an opportunity to learn a bit more about our new Bishop, the Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth, through his writing. Every Thought and Prayer in this book comes from a wealth of human experience Bishop Bridgeforth is reflecting on. These stories come from "churches, malls, schools, Chapter meetings, conferences, and airports," and their telling "has be crafted to challenge the reader to reflect upon their own experiences on life's freeways and side streets." Come join us in reading and reflecting and maybe share some of your own thoughts and prayers.
Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws
by Rev. Adam Hamilton
During the season of Lent, we are offering a book study to broaden our knowledge and insights into the Gospel message. In this six week study, Rev. Adam Hamilton leads us on a journey through the Gospel of Luke, as outsiders, outcasts, and outlaws are included in the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. You can join us...
at 10:00am in-person
at 6:30pm in-person or via Zoom
(If you would like to join via Zoom, you can contact Pastor Tom through email at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.)