Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Make Friends, Connect at Church, Grow in your Faith…
Free childcare is almost always provided for groups that meet at church (see bottom of page for details).
Staff contact: Beth Palmer, Director of Adult Discipleship (bpalmer@hilliardumc.org, 614.876.2403 [church office]).

Stay Tuned to this space for Fall 2018 opportunities – coming soon!

Knowing Yourself

This class will invite you on a journey of self-discovery and exploration of your true self in Christ, using the Enneagram. What unconscious habits of thinking, feeling, and doing might be getting in the way of your personal and spiritual growth? Becoming aware of those inner messages can set us free to be who God created us to be. Reading and self-reflection homework between sessions.

  • 5 Sundays, 1-2:30pm, July 29 – Aug 26, at church (room TBD, accessible).
  • Facilitators: Beth Palmer, Julie Johnson, & Diana McMahon.
  • Childcare provided. Book cost: $16, for those able (Cron & Stabile, The Road Back to You).

Contemplative Prayer Group

This group will enter into the presence of God with extended silence and stillness, through practices like centering prayer and sacred reading of Scripture. All are welcome!

  • 2nd and 4th Sundays starting June 10, 6:30-8pm.
  • Sanctuary building, room 206 (parlor, on main level).
  • Facilitator: Earlene Sanborn.
  • No cost for class.
  • Bring your Bible and a notebook or journal.
  • SIGN UP ONLINE HERE, or just show up, or contact Beth Palmer directly (bpalmer@hilliardumc.org, 614.876.2403).

Lunchtime Bible Study & Prayer Group

(Engaging the Bible): 9 summer Wednesdays @ lunchtime

Would you like to learn more about how to read and understand the Bible in a way that’s meaningful for you and speaks directly to your daily life? For many of us, reading the Bible is like reading a foreign language: hard to figure out what it means, even harder to decipher what God might be saying to us today. If so, come try the Engaging the Bible class, where we’ll experience the ancient practice of reading the Bible slowly and prayerfully (“lectio divina,” which means “sacred reading”). It’s a prayer and Bible reading practice that’s less about gaining intellectual knowledge about the Bible and more about encountering the living God through scripture. Whether you’re new to Bible reading or you’ve been reading it for years, this practice is for you!

  • 9 Wednesdays starting June 13 (skip July 4), 12-1pm, through August 15.
  • Sanctuary building, social hall. Come when you can; drop-ins welcome! Each week stands alone.
  • Facilitators: Pastor Karen, Pastor April, and Beth Palmer (3 weeks each).
  • No cost for class.
  • Childcare NOT provided, but we’re able to provide it if you let us know ahead of time.
  • Bring your Bible and a notebook or journal (we also have some).
  • SIGN UP ONLINE HERE, or just show up, or contact Beth Palmer directly (bpalmer@hilliardumc.org, 614.876.2403).

Ongoing Open Groups

Ongoing Adult Sunday school classes are on THIS page…


Extra Stuff…

Childcare (free) for children up to age 11 is usually available for all classes as a gift to you from the church. Take your child(ren) to the Sanctuary building nursery on the main floor or the Warehouse 839 nursery, behind the stage, where they will be met with a smile by trained, paid staff who have completed all the requirements outlined in our Safe Sanctuaries Policy (including a background check).

We don’t want the cost of books to get in the way of you taking a class, so sign up whether you have book money or not. It’s on us, happily! If you’d like to contribute a few extra dollars toward a book for someone who doesn’t have book money this time, that’d be great, thank you! Class facilitators will collect book money at class. (There are one or two exceptions to this, such as Financial Peace University.)