“Get wisdom and understanding, Don’t forget or ignore my words.  Hold on to wisdom, and it will take care of you.  Love it, and it will keep you safe.  Wisdom is the most important thing, so get wisdom.” (Proverbs 4:5-7 NCV)

There are many instances in the Bible referencing the need to gain wisdom or listen to teachings.  The First United Methodist Church of North Liberty provides many opportunities to gain wisdom or hear teachings through fellowship and learning or teaching opportunities.

Sunday: Current Events
starts 9/11; Library, led by Mike Spangle

Sunday: Parent Discussion The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity starts 9/11; Pastor Alecia’s office, led by Rebekah & Mark Ahrens

Sunday: Parent Discussion: The Family Project
Starts 9/11; Pantry office, led by Jen Steburg

Sunday: JH/SH Class Starts 9/11: 8:509:CK office, led by Josiah Botsford

Sunday: Confirmation Starts 10/2; Youth room, led by Beth Botsford

Sunday: EPIC Starts 9/11; sanctuary, led by Youth Team
This group is for all youth, grades 7 to 12.Time for fellowship, discussion, food & games

Monday: Men’s Group starts 9/12; 7 PM; MOC classroom. “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” by Nabeel Qureshi This is a DVD/book study in which we follow the unexpected journey of Nabeel Qureshi. It tells the story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in his heart and of the peace he eventually found.

Tuesday: Women’s Book Study starts 9/13; 7:30 PM: MOC classroom.”What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst. In each chapter and Bible study portion, Lysa, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, shares inspiring stories and compelling insights about what it means to partner with God in all decisions and actions. This adventure leads you to discern the voice of God and say yes to His call experience the deep joy of wholehearted obedience let God affect lives around you in remarkable ways This is your invitation to embark on the transforming journey of faithfulness as you seek God and boldly ask for and expect more from the Christian life. Say yes! Book Cost is $8, and the group will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7:30. If ladies are interested, they can email Jill Pippert at jillpippert@gmail.com. to order a book and sign up.

Wednesday: Epic Small Group Starts 9/28; Heath & Amy Piercy’s home, led by Beth Botsford
Short, 3 week studies to help youth go deeper in their faith

Thursday: Companions in Christ starts 9/22; 7 PM; MOC classroom, led by Dave Jansen & Alecia Williams Companions in Christ is a 28 week journey, which moves through 5 parts: Christian journey, scripture, prayer, call and guidance. It is done in 56 weeks sections. Companions isn’t so much about information as about formation through experience. Through developing daily patterns, we open ourselves up to a deepening relationship with God and one another. Both Dave Jansen and Alecia have led this group multiple times because not only has their relationship with God changed, but they have witnessed firsthand how the others have moved from merely being participants to companions. The first section is 5 weeks. Consider if God is leading you to try this small Group.

Friday: Peacemakers Starts 9/16; third Friday of each month; sanctuary, led by Jen & Scott Steburg For all children in grades 4 to 6. Time for fellowship, discussion, food, games, music, crafts

ALL CHURCH BIBLE STUDY: 5 weeks, beginning 10/16, various times & places “Forgiving Others, Forgiving Ourselves” by Make Spangle & Myra Warren Eisenhart Start your healing journey to forgive or seek forgiveness buoyed by spiritual and psychological insights and practical steps

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY: starts in January, led by Rob Wagner
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

LOVE TO STAY : “Sex, Grace, and Commitment” by Adam Hamilton starts in January
A six week book/bible study for couples. Falling in love is easy, but staying in love takes courage, hard work, and grace. Explore the ups, downs, and how-to’s of marriage and how, with God’s help, we can make love last.

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