A time of fellowship, food, music, and study for all ages. We'll have dinner in the Fellowship Hall then move to activities by age group. All are invited to dinner and to participate in the activities. Please make reservations for dinner and sign up for bible studies either online or by contacting the church office.
We need volunteers to help cook, serve, and clean up after dinner. We need volunteers to help make sure rooms are set for the next day's preschool classes. To volunteer, contact Pastor Michelle at MCockcroft@Simpsonvilleumc.org or Emily Yancey.
5:30-6:15 Dinner served
[6:15-6:30 clean up to prepare the space for other activities]
Adult Choir 6:00, 7:00, 7:30
6:00-7:00 Adult 8:40 traditional choir – sanctuary
7:00-7:30 Adult cantata practice beginning October 3
7:30-8:30 Adult 11:00 traditional choir - sanctuary
Children’s Ministry (through 5th grade) 6:30-7:30
6:30-7:00 WOW Musical Kids – choir room, 30 minute music program for children through 5th grade
7:00-7:30 Children’s Bible Burst – E29, a time of active learning Bible lesson, fall theme: Go & Tell, ending with a time of purposeful free-play.
Youth (Middle & High School) 6:30-7:30
Hang Time – Students gather to share the ups and downs of their lives and the question of the week. This is followed by activities such as Frisbee golf at park, Cookies for Kairos (prison ministry), improv games, planting in the garden, visiting a retirement community, painting canvases, doing skits, putting together homeless kits. At least once a month the activity is a mission/service project for the church or broader community.
Adult Studies 6:30-7:30
The Lord’s Prayer
Led by Pastor Mike Smith, no cost, 10 weeks
This class will be a verse-by-verse exploration of the model prayer. Bring your bible and learn the deeper meaning of each line of this prayer that is so much a part of our lives.
Survey of the Major Prophets
Led by Harry Pratt; 9 weeks, no class October 3; no cost
This class introduces students to the Major Prophets in the canon: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. It begins with consideration of the prophetic office—its nature and prevalence, as well as the means by which God called His prophets. We’ll study the setting of the Prophets and see how they fit into the First Testament and how they relate to the good news of the NT. Tracing the biblical theme of God’s promise covenant through the Major Prophets, the course demonstrates how the ancient words of God to Israel are still relevant today.
Lectio Divina, Praying the Scriptures
Led by Pastor Michelle, 10 weeks, no cost
This will be a time of sharing and prayer using the practice of Lectio Divina, an ancient method of praying the scriptures.