New Adult Class

Join a new class that started on Sunday, January 17 from 9:00 – 9:45 am.

We will meet in Pastor Alecia’s office.

Have you ever wondered about Heaven?

Is it for real?  How do we know?

What do I need to do to get there?

Am I good enough?

We hope to be able to answer these questions and more in a seven week class.   We will have an outline of topics, questions and scripture references, but no book.  Along with Pastor Alecia’s sermon series, we hope to find our individual life-changing paths to better understanding of Bible promises about Eternal Life.

Peggy Jedlicka will be facilitator of this class.

The book, “Preparing for Transitions in Life” is available for purchase at $5 per copy.  The book is also available outside the church office for $5 as well.

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Bad Girls

A Bible study called “Bad Girls of the Bible” will be starting on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 pm.

The study will be held at New Horizons United Methodist Church in Coralville.

Lynn Calvert and Aldine Bell will be leading this study.

All are welcome to attend.

Spanish Bible Study- Estudio de la Biblia en Español

Join us for a Spanish Bible Study on Sunday mornings.

The study will be led by Omar Paz and Lino Padillo.

The Bible study will meet in the MOC building.

Únase a nosotros para un estudio de la Biblia español el domingos por la mañana.

El estudio será dirigido por Omar Paz y Lino Padillo.

El estudio de la Biblia se reunirá en el edificio de MOC.

Men’s Breakfast Bible Study

Men, this spring we started a new Bible study that meets on Wednesday mornings at Hy-Vee in Coralville at 6:30 am and we have had a wonderful time getting to know one another better as well as learning from each other as we have studied the Bible. On September 2 we began a new Bible study on the book of Matthew. Matthew is the first Gospel in the New Testament and is rich in details about the life of Christ.

I encourage you to try our men’s group out if you haven’t yet; it truly is life giving to all who have joined. I am excited to begin this study of Matthew and I hope that we all can learn together. If you are hesitant, join us for 4 weeks and see if your spiritual life benefits from the time we spend together. If you can’t make it each week that’s okay, just join us when you can. We look forward to seeing you as enjoy some food, fellowship, and Bible study each Wednesday morning.

In Christ,

Pastor Josh

New Women’s Groups

We have 2 Women’s Groups starting up soon!  Interested in joining either one of them? Contact Dani Gryp at janddgryp@southslope.net or give her a call at (319) 631-2373.  Book orders for both groups will be placed on Tuesday, September 8.

Book Group– Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30- The Faith Dare- 30 Days to Live Your Life to the Fullest by Debbie Alsdorf.  The Faith Dare is a 30 day challenge for women who want to develop a new habit of focusing on God’s ways and daily awareness of his presence.  It is for women who are tired of ho-hum living and want to break the pattern of self- reliance and people pleasing by putting their trust in God along and living to please him.  This book includes daily readings, affirmations and challenges to help you to live in the power of God’s word. This study, led by Dani Gryp, will begin Tuesday, Sept. 15 and will meet for 5 weeks.  The book cost is $13.

Study Group– Wednesdays from 7:30-9- Stepping Up by Beth Moore.  Stepping Up takes a look at the pilgrimage theme found in Psalms 120 and 134 and explores the major feasts of Israel. For the ancient Israelites, pilgrimage was a three-times-per-year journey to the temple in Jerusalem; for New Testament believers all of life becomes a journey together toward the new Jerusalem.  This study gets deeper into The Word with daily readings and reflection. Laura Bibby, will lead this 7 week group beginning Wednesday, September 16.  The book cost is $18.

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Men’s Bible Study Breakfast

This spring we started a new Bible study that meets on Wednesday mornings at Hy-Vee in Coralville at 6:30 am. We have had a wonderful time sharing food, fellowship and Bible study. We took the month of July off because of everyone’s schedule.

During August, we have started meeting again on Wednesday mornings. During August we will have a time of food and fellowship as we continue building relationships. Come, sit and enjoy a great breakfast and a time of getting to know one another during the month of August.

In September we will be starting our Bible study. We will be deciding on which book of the Bible we will begin in September during our meetings in August. I hope to see you there and I will look forward to getting to know each of you better.

In Christ,
Pastor Josh

Ecumenical Women’s Bible Study

All women are invited to join the Ecumenical Women’s Bible Study as we begin our Fall semester on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.  The study meets Wednesdays from 9:15-11:00 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1300 Melrose Avenue in Iowa City.  The church is handicapped accessible with plenty of parking.

We will be studying 1 & 2 Peter and Jude, using a LifeGuide Study by Carolyn Nystrom, published by InterVarsity Press.  At our first meeting, an introduction to the study will be provided by Pastor Matthew Proctor of Crossroads Church in Marion.

New members are always welcome at any time. We have a variety of ages who come and from a variety of  denominations. We will be able to enjoy each others perspectives.  We hope to see you on Wednesday mornings.  If you. have questions, contact Janet Rudolph (354-4882) or Peggy Tillman (389-9133).

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Morning Men’s Group

We have had a wonderful time in past month meeting on Wednesday mornings at 6:30am at HyVee in Coralville for breakfast and Bible study. If you are considering joining us, I would highly encourage you to do so; it has been a blessing for all of us. We have decided to continue meeting for the next five weeks and evaluating after that if we will continue throughout the summer, we will definitely begin again in the fall.

We have wrestled and discussed some great chapters in Ephesians over the past few weeks; it has been life giving to all of us. I am excited to say that we have three churches joining together for this breakfast; North Liberty First UMC, New Horizons UMC, and Coralville UMC. It’s wonderful to get men together from different churches so we can learn from each other. Even if you can’t make it each week, I encourage you to try and come to as many of them as you can.

Here is the schedule for the next month. I hope to see you there.
June 3 – Ephesians 6
June 10 – Philippians 1
June 17 – Philippians 2
June 24 – Philippians 3
July 1 – Philippians 4

In Christ, Pastor Josh

What do you believe?

Want to explore several of the world religions with us this summer?

Join us for an exploration of eight religions practiced throughout the world.

The group will meet at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings from June 14 to September 13. The book, “The World’s Religions” by Huston Smith will guide discussions. Each of the eight religions will be explored for two weeks. The first week will cover one of the religions included in the book. The second week will feature a guest speaker currently practicing the religion covered during the first week.

Books are available through this link at Amazon.com or through the church. Arrangements for a free copy and registrations for the class can be made through Judy McRoberts at 319-430-9881 or judy.mcroberts@gmail.com.

Breakfast Fellowship

Pastor Josh will be hosting a weekly men’s breakfast at HyVee in Coralville.  The group will meet every Wednesday for 6 weeks starting on April 29th at 6:30 am.  The time will be spent growing spiritually and building relationships through Bible study.

Plan to join Pastor Josh and share some breakfast with other men while encouraging one another in Christ.  Questions?  Contact Pastor Josh at pastorjoshrath@gmail.com