A. Orin Bishop Lecture Series

February 25-26, 2024 at Church Street UMC’s Parish Hall

Sunday, February 25, 4 pm: “Reaffirming the Fiesta of Faith”

Lecture will be in Parish Hall. Childcare will be provided to children ages 4 through 5th grade. Please take children to the Gym and check in with the childcare staff. No registration for this event is required. A limited number of Dean Colon-Emeric’s book The Saving Mysteries of Jesus Christ will be available for purchase for $18 in the Parish Hall (cash, check, credit card).

Monday, February 26, 10 am: “Retelling Stories of Failure & Forgiveness”

No registration is required and no childcare will be provided for this event. While the event is geared toward a clergy audience, all are invited to attend. A limited number of Dean Colon-Emeric’s book The Saving Mysteries of Jesus Christ will be available for purchase for $18 in the Parish Hall (cash, check, credit card). 

Lenten Studies

Please join the Church Street clergy and family for these studies as we dive deeper into the season of Lent.

Finding Jesus in the Psalms by Barbara Roose

Mondays at 10 am on Zoom

A meaningful encounter with Jesus and the Psalms through the season of Lent with author Barb Roose.

Barb Roose guides the reader through a meaningful encounter with the Psalms through the season of Lent. Combining an interpretation of the psalms with real life stories, the study moves through the familiar words of Psalm 23 toward the painful cries of Psalm 22 uttered by Jesus on the cross. The study includes reflections on the life of King David and the original context of the writings, along with connections between the psalms and the life and death of Jesus the Messiah.

“The Psalms provide a perfect framework for experiencing Lent through the verses that were Jesus’s own scriptures, offering both him and us strength and wisdom in a painful and redemptive season. The Book of Psalms hums with the heartbeat of our humanity with divinely inspired words that find purchase in the tenderest places in our hearts when our human words or wisdom fails us.”  – Barb Roose

The study will meet on by Zoom at 10 a.m. on the Mondays of Lent: 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, and 3/25. 

Order your copy of the book on the Cokesbury website or wherever books are sold.

Click here to register for the study.

The Saving Mysteries of Jesus Christ by Rev. Dr. Edgardo Colon-Emeric

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in Room 201-A at Church Street UMC

“Jesus is Lord!”

This scandalous confession is an act of worship, a pledge of allegiance, a call to service, and a saving act. Yet who is Jesus Christ? How should we understand his life, his death, his resurrection, and his work of salvation? This book offers a perspective from the Wesleyan tradition on these vital questions. It introduces readers to christology, the study of Christ. The authors encourage readers to ponder the mystery of salvation at work in Christ’s entire life and to make the confession “”Jesus is Lord”” their own.

This study will convene each Wednesday evening of Lent at 6:30 pm, 2/21 through 3/27 in room 201A.

Order your own copy at Cokesbury here or on Amazon (Kindle available) here.

Click here to register for the study.

Education at Church Street

All are invited to join in small groups and adult education at Church Street. Click here to contact Rev. Tim Best if you need assistance in getting connected to a class or study. You have a place here!

Adult Education and Sunday School at Church Street

Learn more about Church Street’s Sunday School groups and adult ministries here. If you have questions about which small group or Sunday School class best suits you, please click here to connect and discuss your needs with Rev. Tim Best. 

Understanding Our Spiritual Gifts

Have you taken stock of your spiritual gifts? There are a few tools you can use to assess and understand who God is calling you to be! The United Methodist Church has an assessment tool online. Click here.

Our youth department has a special assessment tool as well that anyone can review and use – take the Inventory first, then apply your answers onto the Assessment tool: