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All are welcome to participate in classes. You do not have to be a member or attendee of Camp Hill UMC to join a study group. Please register early so we can be assured to have enough materials and arrange adequate space. Deadline is September 3rd. Do not let cost keep you from participating in a study. Please talk with Sandy and we will make it happen.

Listed below are many of the new and continuing studies/classes. For a more detailed description, to take a look at sample materials, and/or to register please check out the Adult Spiritual Growth table in the gathering space. We encourage you to register early so we can be assured to have enough materials and proper space.

Please contact Sandy Zirbel, Camp Hill UMC’s Adult Spiritual Director, with questions at SZirbel@camphillumc.org.

SUNDAY MORNINGS

9:30 AM

Room 7

All are welcome (The Pioneers have been together for over 50 years!) 

Topics vary depending on leader

Fireside Room

All are welcome – a mix of ages

Current Study: The Book of Psalms

Room 2 (lower level)

All are welcome – a mix of ages

Current Study: Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics by Adam Hamilton


Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White is a hard-hitting call for Christians examine issues of political and social import with increased depth and acumen.

Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it.

One solution that hasn’t yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking persons of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward

Beginning Sunday, September 9

Cost: $14.oo for book

Fellowship Hall Kitchen (lower level)

For those in the midst of parenting

Current Study: Family Life’s Art of Parenting: Aiming your Child’s Heart Toward God by Dennis Rainey and Barbara Rainey

Being a mom or dad is one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll ever have. And one of the most challenging. The baby that won’t sleep grows into a toddler that won’t eat who becomes an adolescent that won’t communicate. Not every day is a bad day, but all parents need some help and encouragement along the way.

There is an approach to parenting that can reduce the stress and increase the harmony in your home. Based on decades of teaching from Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and featuring insights from other notable parenting advisors, Art of Parenting highlights four core issues that every parent and child need to address together.

Begins Sunday, September 9

Led by Renee Long

Cost: $12.00 for book 

Room 117

Beginning September 23 (Sign-up deadline is September 16th)

For people who are interested in learning more about Camp Hill UMC and possibly becoming a member

11:00 AM

Fireside Room

All are welcome – a mix of ages

Current Study: Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine

Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Levine analyzes these “problems with parables” taking readers back in time to understand how the original Jewish audience heard the stories. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us – and they still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.

Beginning Sunday, September 9th

MIDWEEK STUDIES

Monday

Private dining room at Bethany Village

1PM (every 4th Monday of the month)

Joyce Frack

For men

Fireside Room

7PM

Current Study: Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

This book has transformed millions of lives. Are you ready for a change?

Since its release, The Purpose Driven Life has been translated into eighty-five different languages and has become the “Bestselling non-fiction hardback book in history” according to Publisher’s Weekly, all because of the Christ-centered approach the book takes to answering life’s most fundamental question: What on earth am I here for?

Tuesday

faithfullyfitbook

If you have ever struggled in your relationship with food, you know what a challenging journey it can be! God desires to be the center of your life and to walk with you in every way. Join us in our study of the devotional book Faithfully Fit to explore how to stay motivated, encouraged and inspired to honor God in your eating and the way you care for His temple – your body! This is not a diet or an exercise plan but will help you lean on God’s strength to make lasting changes.

Tuesdays (beginning October 23)

6:30-8:00pm

Fireside Room

Cost for book $11.00

w/Melissa Bryson

Wednesday

2nd Wednesday of the Month

Location: changes each month

Joyce Frack – 717-691-6825

Thursday

MUDHOUSE SABBATH: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline (Study edition) by Lauren F. Winner

After her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, Winner found that her life was indelibly marked by the rich traditions and spiritual practices of Judaism. In MUDHOUSE SABBATH she presents eleven Jewish practices that can transform the way Christians view the world and God, including attentive eating, mourning, candle-lighting, and Sabbath-keeping.

This new Study Edition incorporates the complete original text plus primary texts from Jewish and Christian sources, and new material on each of the eleven topics. The result is a powerful work for Christians wanting to explore in depth and understand the Jewish origins of Christianity.

Bad Girls Bible study 2nd & 4th Thursdays beginning September 13

10:00am – Noon

Fireside Room

Cost: $5.00 for book (if ordered by September 3)

Location: changes each month

1st Thursday of the Month

Loretta McCoy – 717-737-0754

4th Thursday of the Month

Loretta McCoy

6:30pm (1st Thursday of the Month)

Fellowship Hall

Linda Fortney

Helping Without Hurting by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

Good intentions are not enough.

When Helping Hurts offers a different framework for thinking about poverty and its alleviation. Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, the book addresses the roots of the issues: broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation.

Join together to explore how to help the poor without hurting them.

Thursdays

September 20 – October 25

6:30-8:30pm

Room 125

w/Marsha Banks

Cost: $10.00 

Friday

Book study/outreach

Fireside Room

9:30am-12:30pm

Harriet Kulicki

6:30am

509 Bridgeview Dr. Lemoyne

w/ Jon Seltenheim

PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES

  • 8:30am Fireside Room
  • The Prayer Room at the back of the Sanctuary is open for individual or group use

WEDNESDAY CONNECTION

An opportunity to grow in relationship with God and others through a meal, Bible study, children and adult music rehearsals, children’s activities, child care provision, kitchen help, and more.

Fall Session September 12 – December 5 

October 24– Wednesday Night Serve – Groups participate in outreach activities

October 31 – Costume dinner – No classes or child care

November 21 – Thanksgiving week – No classes or meal

December 5 – Last night of classes and child care until January

December 12 – All Church Christmas Dinner 


@4:45-5:45 – Dinner in the Wesley Center

Cost: Adults $5/Children (3-12) $3/Under 3 is free 

*No family (parents and children) pays more than $20

**Don’t let cost keep you from enjoying dinner with us. Please talk with a pastor or Margaret (in the kitchen).

For the dinner menu and more information, visit CampHillUMC.org/wednesday/

Classes Start at 6:00pm

For All

Leadership Launch Course – for those desiring to be equipped to lead

It’s common for people to hesitate when asked if they’re a “leader.”  The authors of Lead Like Jesus, the book that will serve as the basis for this course, say that “scripture offers more leadership wisdom than we can imagine, including the greatest leadership model of all: Jesus.”  So, as we work together to try and learn how to be disciples of Jesus, we’re also always learning to lead.  We’re learning to lead others not to become like us – but to become like Christ.  We all can learn to do that with our own unique personalities and flair.  All that’s necessary is for us to be willing.  So, perhaps this course is the next step for you, as you learn to lead!  All who are willing to grow are welcome.  

Wednesdays (beginning September 12)

6-7:30pm

Room 28 (lower level)

Co-led by Pastors Gary & Anna

Cost: $10 for Lead Like Jesus Revisited by  Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges & Phyllis Hendry

Bible 101: A Big Picture View of the Bible’s Story and How it Points to Jesus

Wednesdays

September 12 – December 5

6:00 – 7:30pm

Fireside Room

Led by Tim & Carrie Pucino

Bring your Bible and an open heart and mind

Beginning September 26 – Room 117 (Sign-up deadline is September 16)

For people who are interested in learning more about Camp Hill UMC and possibly becoming a member

For Women

Jewels for Jesus – Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize when God Speaks by Priscila Shirer

If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him – His will, His heart, and His voice – your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment.

September 12 – November 14

6:00pm

Room 125

Led by Kim Losh & Kelley Calaman

Cost: $13.00 for book

Beginning  September 5th
Study: Women of Faith and what we can learn from them for today’s world

Prayer Room (6:15)

w/ Caroyl Pettis


Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman
by Beth MooreJoin Beth in an in-depth and very personal examination of this great story of threat and deliverance. She peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story of Esther is to our lives. If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. this portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives.Beginning September 12 @6:00pmRoom 7 (lower level)Led by Karen Mitchell

Cost: $16.00 for participant guide