EUMC COMMUNITY ONLINE GATHERINGS WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
Upcoming Online Gatherings: Click the different invitation links below to access directions for joining each gathering.
For information about Zoom Gatherings (Zoom How-To’s), click HERE!
We are no longer using a sign-up form for times to talk during the week, but we still miss you and would love to talk with you!!! Please reach out to us through email, text or phone! Looking forward to hearing from you!!!
MONDAY CLASS WITH REV. STEPHANIE
The Black Church on PBS
Monday afternoons,1-2:30 PM OR
Monday nights, 7-8:30 PM (the same material will be discussed in both meetings)
The class is taking a break from the Morality book study, and instead will be discussing the documentary The Black Church that PBS just released for the next several Mondays.
The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song is a two-part, four-hour documentary series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., tracing the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America.
Part One begins with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted their faith practices under the brutal realities of human bondage. Part Two focuses on the role of the Black church in addressing social inequality and ministering to those in need, from the exodus out of the Jim Crow South during the Great Migration to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and ‘60s. The series examines the church as a living institution, and the changing nature of worship spaces. The churches Gates visits are both a world within a world, where Black Americans could be themselves, and the epicenter of the freedom struggle.
People can watch the documentary at https://www.pbs.org/weta/black-church/
TUESDAY DEVOTIONAL DISCUSSION WITH REV. KIM
Tuesdays at 7pm – 8pm
Again & Again by A Sanctified Art
Join Rev. Kim on Tuesdays, February 23 – March 30 at 7:00 PM. These one hour devotional discussions are based on the readings from the booklet Again & Again: A Lenten Devotional that were included in your Lent-at-Home bags.
Email Rev. Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
WEDNESDAY ZOOM LUNCH WITH REV. KIM:
Wednesdays at 12:15 – 1:00 PM
No sign up, no study or knowledge necessary, but good funny stories are encouraged!
WEDNESDAY DEVOTIONAL DISCUSSION WITH REV. LEO:
Wednesdays, Feb. 24 – April 7 @ 3:30pm
Lenten Study: A Racial Reconciliation Devotional
Join Rev. Leo for a virtual Lenten group from Wednesday, February 24 – Wednesday, April 7 at 3:30 PM. These 45 minute devotional discussions are based on the readings from the book Reconciliation. Discussions include anti-racism, our internal work, and ways to move toward racial reconciliation.Though purchasing or downloading the book is helpful, it is not a requirement for the weekly discussion.
The Zoom link can be found here.
Please email Rev. Leo at RevYates@eumclaurel.org with any questions.
LGBTQIA+ SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE 18 YEARS AND OLDER
2nd & 4th Thursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM beginning February 11, 2021
Paul Evans (he, him, his) will be starting a support group for the LBGTQIA+ age 18 and older community. Paul started attending EUMC at the beginning of the pandemic and has recently become a member. He came out on National Coming Out Day 2020 as gay. Paul is thankful to have found Emanuel United Methodist Church; a church where he can be accepted, loved and be able to worship God as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Now he looks to his LGBTQIA+ community for support and looks forward to helping others find support.
The LBGTQIA+ Support Group for those 18 years and older will be starting February 11, 2021 at 7-8 pm. This group will meet the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. This will be an open group to anyone in the church and community.
To join via the Zoom link, click HERE!
For call -in information, click HERE!
Questions? Contact Paul at email@example.com
Look forward to seeing you February 11, 2021 at 7pm!
FRIDAY ART-BASED WELLNESS CHECK-IN WITH REV. MARTINA
First and Third Fridays at 6pm – 6:30pm, beginning Friday, January 15
“Draw Nigh to God” is a virtual, wellness check-in group that meets via Zoom during the first and third Fridays of the month from 6:00 pm until 6:30 pm. This informal gathering encourages participants to share inspirational scriptures, as well as any creative projects they are working on (i.e. artwork, writing, music, etc.). Together, we will identify our personal “roses and thorns” from the previous weeks, while establishing a self-care goal for the days ahead. No artistic skills or experience is necessary to participate and all are welcome!
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking HERE.
Meeting ID: 835 2700 6445 Passcode: 226632
SPECIAL SATURDAYS WITH REV. LEO
SIGN LANGUAGE TUTORIAL CLASSES
Fourth Saturdays at 10-11am Eastern, beginning Saturday, January 23
Individuals new or familiar with sign language are invited for a tutorial session. Newcomers are welcome!
ANYTIME WITH REV. MATT
WATCH REV. MATT ON OUR YOU TUBE CHANNEL!
Rev. Matt will post videos for children on a variety of topics. Keep an eye out for videos of all kinds: reading his favorite children’s books, teaching fun Bible stories, teaching about managing our emotions, and even time with the singing bowl.
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