Ridgewood United Methodist Church offers a variety of Bible Study opportunities throughout the year, from regular and ongoing classes to seasonal and short-term studies. There is something for everyone…attend them all! Bible Study is a very important aspect of our spiritual growth. Studying by yourself at home is a wonderful way to meditate on the scriptures and speak to God. Studying with a small group gives an added opportunity to grow in relationship with your fellow Christians and to gain greater insight into the scriptures as you study together. Jump in anytime!
Please refer to the updated church calendar page for specific, current information.
Bible Study Groups & Classes:
Adult Bible Study ~ Thursday Mornings at 10:00am ~ Room 116
All are welcome to join in this lectionary-based study called “Living the Good News.” Each session is free-standing and unique, so you can drop in and out as your schedule allows.
FaithLink Bible Study ~ Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm ~ Living Room NOTE: GROUP RESUMES 4/11/18, AFTER LENTEN BREAK
Pastor Karen and Steve Grasser host “FaithLink”, a weekly bible study group. FaithLink incorporates scripture and current events happening in the world. Study is significant as it shares what the United Methodist Church says about each topic. Everyone is welcome!
Brunch & Bibles (formerly Emmaus Group) ~ Saturday mornings at 9:30am at Panera Bread (8109 W. Ridgewood Dr.)
We are currently studying a free downloadable study called “Unveiled Faces”. It is a four lesson study on the Holy Spirit at work in our lives. There is no book to purchase, and you can join at anytime! All are welcome!
Women of Faith Bible Study ~ 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:30am ~ Room 116
The focus of each study is slightly different, but always so very relevant. All women of Ridgewood are welcome to join.
Seasonal Bible Studies ~ Sunday mornings at 9am (Room 305) or 11:15am (Room 202) and Monday evenings at 7:00pm (Pastor Karen’s office)
During the seasons of Lent and Advent special Bible Study opportunities are offered. Each class helps us focus our hearts on the particular season.. We offer two different sessions to accommodate your personal schedule.
Seekers Adult Sunday School~ Sunday mornings at 9:00am ~ Room 305
In the “Seekers” class, the studies are ever changing and are selected by the individuals participating in the group.This is a perfect way to start your Sunday morning, followed by worship in the sanctuary at 10:00am. All adults are welcome to join in at any time!
Builders Adult Sunday School ~ Sunday mornings at 11:15am ~ Room 202
If you’re not an early riser, this is the perfect class for you! The “Builders” study materials from a variety of sources. During the Lent and Advent seasons, this class participates in the special seasonal studies offered by our church. All adults are welcome!
LOGOS Youth Club ~ Wednesday evenings at 5:30pm – 8:20pm (including Confirmation class)
Meet new friends, have fun and feel the love of God! At LOGOS, we believe that nothing is more important than a saving relationship with God through Jesus Christ and that we should all seek to be His disciples. The LOGOS ministry focuses this belief on the nurture of children and youth – helping them to develop into life-long believers and practicing disciples of Jesus Christ. All children, K-12 are welcome!
The four parts of the LOGOS weekly ministry model are:
- Bible Study
Bible study nurtures youth and children into intelligent and biblically informed disciples. In grade level groups, each LOGOS class uses a curriculum that is designed to meet their unique needs and learning capabilities.
- Worship Skills
Worship is essential and central to the Christian community. In Worship Skills young people learn about worship and prepare to lead in the Sunday morning service of worship. This is typically done through singing, chimes, puppetry, drama, etc.
- Recreation Play
Recreation Play allows LOGOS young people to experience great fun! Children and youth participate in games, crafts and active play. When we reveal ourselves in play, we strengthen friendships, and if conflicts occur, we practice being Children of God.
- Family Time
Family Time provides a joyous, inter-generational celebration. Over a shared meal, LOGOS young people experience being part of the family of God. Young people are assigned to tables along with one or two adults who act as “table parents.” The group around the table becomes a family as they share meals together each week, throughout the year. Food is served family style. Conversation is purposeful. Life is celebrated!
Vacation Bible School for Preschool through 6th grade
This is “hands-on” Bible Study! Children are immersed in the Bible Stories through a variety of activities to reinforce the message of each day. Through games, stories, music, crafts, experiments and more, each child learns that God loves them and made them special. Our 5-day long Vacation Bible School will run during the summer of 2018..watch for an announcement of dates and times!