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December 2019

The Curious Case of John’s Gospel (Men’s Study)

Wednesday, December 11 | 7:20 am8:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:20 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The fourth gospel of the New Testament is a peculiar and odd little book and in some ways completely different from Matthew, Mark, and Luke. And yet, many Christian throughout history have claimed it as their favorite and most cherished book in the Bible. What was John up to? Why did he choose this unique way of telling the story of Jesus? Join us as we put John into conversation with the other three gospels, as well as with other…

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The Curious Case of John’s Gospel

Wednesday, December 11 | 10:30 am11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The fourth gospel of the New Testament is a peculiar and odd little book and in some ways completely different from Matthew, Mark, and Luke. And yet, many Christian throughout history have claimed it as their favorite and most cherished book in the Bible. What was John up to? Why did he choose this unique way of telling the story of Jesus? Join us as we put John into conversation with the other three gospels, as well as with other…

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Essentials of the Faith: The Bible

Wednesday, December 11 | 6:00 pm7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 11, 2019

With our new Essentials of the Faith series we will be exploring those elements of our Christian identity that are fundamental and central to our faith, including our theology, history, and practice. We begin this fall by engaging the primary source of our thought and knowledge about God and Christ, the Bible. What is the Bible? How was it formed? What does it mean? Come join the exploration with us!

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Arise Young Adult Sunday School

Sunday, December 15 | 9:00 am10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 15, 2019

A Sunday School class designed for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s, Arise is the perfect place to get connected with fellow disciples through fellowship and discussion, engaging scripture and the world in which we live, and learning what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

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Friends in Faith

Sunday, December 15 | 10:00 am11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Friends in Faith is a class designed for those who want to grow in their faith, as well as in their friendships with other Christians. Topics include deep questions of the faith and in-depth, yet laid-back, discussion of the Bible and doctrine. Friends. Faith. Fellowship.

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Northside Bible

Sunday, December 15 | 10:00 am11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Northside's longest-running class, and consisting of her greatest generation, this Sunday school offering is an edifying time of hymns, learning, and fellowship.

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Paradox and Paradise: The Parables of Jesus

Sunday, December 15 | 10:00 am11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 15, 2019

Jesus was a healer and a savior, the Messiah and the King, but he was also a teacher. Most often, he used the paradoxical language of parables to teach about the paradise that is the Kingdom of God. We are kicking off our new Sunday Lecture Series with a dive into these parables, exploring the depths and importance of Jesus' teaching for us today.

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Genesis Sunday School

Sunday, December 15 | 10:00 am11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, May 17, 2020

Genesis is an Adult Sunday School focused on growing closer to God through discipleship, learning, fellowship, and prayer.

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John Wesley: The Life and Work

Monday, December 16 | 9:30 am11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 16, 2019

What does it mean to be Methodist? What do we believe about God, Jesus, and the Church? What is the nature of Grace and Holiness? All of these questions, and many more, can be answered by turning to the theological founder of our tradition: John Wesley. Join us as we dive into Wesley’s life, work, and thought, seeking a better understanding of who we are and what we believe as Methodists in the world today.

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Disciple IV: Under the Tree of Life

Monday, December 16 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 18, 2020

Under the Tree of Life is the final study in the Disciple program, concentrating on Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and Revelation. Present through the entire study is the sense of living toward completion—toward the climax of the message and the promise, extravagantly pictured in Revelation. Led by Jerry Landers.

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Disciple III: Remember Who You Are

Monday, December 16 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 18, 2020

Remember Who You Are, covering The Prophets and the Letters of Paul, is the third study in the Disciple program. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The prophets and Paul are continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people ”set apart.” Led by Steve McKenzie.

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Disciple II: Into the Word

Monday, December 16 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 18, 2020

Into the Word Into the World is the second study in the Disciple program, with a focus on Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Participants are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives. The study also emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world. Led by Jill McKenzie.

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Disciple I: Becoming Disciples

Monday, December 16 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 18, 2020

Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study is a thirty-four week overview of the entire Bible. This study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. Disciple draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion. Led by Scott Toberman.

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January 2020

Big Table Meeting

Sunday, January 12, 2020 | 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Table is a small groups program based on John Wesley’s ‘class meeting’ model. It’s purpose and design is to grow folks as disciples of Jesus Christ through fellowship and relationship, care and concern, prayer and sacrament. Table will launch on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 7:00PM in the Fellowship Hall with a ‘Big Table’ meeting at Northside, including fellowship, music, word, and sacrament. These Big Table meetings will happen each semester on September 8, 2019 and January 12, 2020. Individual Table Groups will…

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September 2020

Wednesday Chapel with James

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 10:30 am11:30 am

The Bible is central to our Christian faith. Wednesdays are the center of our week. When you put the two together, you get a Bible study on Wednesdays that is open to folks of all ages and dispositions and led by Northside's Director of Adult Discipleship, James Johnson. Contact: James Johnson | JamesJ@NorthsideUMC.org

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