SMALL GROUPS & STUDIES



ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL & SMALL GROUPS

During the limited access to the church due to the pandemic, our adult Sunday School classes are being taught as a single, hybrid class at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. You may attend in person at the church (*must be COVID-19 vaccinated) or you can attend online via ZOOM.


A password is required to join the Zoom meeting. Please contact our grow ministry team at grow@atlantafirstumc.org to receive a Zoom invitation with the link to the video conference, phone number for call-in, and the password for both.


To join the Zoom meeting on a computer, you will need the Zoom program, which can be downloaded by clicking here. To join on a smart-phone or tablet, visit your appropriate App Store (Google Play, Apple App Store) and download the free Zoom app. After starting the program or app, you will select "Join Meeting", where you will be prompted to enter the nine-digit meeting ID code and password. To receive instructions on how to join the ZOOM class, please send an e-mail to our grow Ministry Team at grow@atlantafirstumc.org.


To join the Zoom meeting by phone, dial the Zoom phone number, then when prompted, enter the nine-digit meeting ID code, followed by #, then the meeting password code, also followed by #.




WHEN: Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Limited in-person at the church and Online via ZOOM.

Sociologists studying the story of the early church often attribute the growth of the church to the sense of belonging that it offered people in a world where belonging was limited to those with things such as property, high status, and/or birthright. Belong looks at the various ways that the Bible makes clear how we belong to God’s people even when we appear to be outsiders.


The class meets online in ZOOM and limited in-person in a classroom at Atlanta First. In-person attendees must pre-register and must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Please send an email to grow@atlantafirstumc.org to register for in-person attendance or to receive the links for the class ZOOM meeting.


You can click the link below to order the study guide book from Cokesbury:





WHEN: Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Online in ZOOM.

You are invited to join us for an intentional time of prayer, weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. You can call in or login on your smartphone, tablet, or computer once a week to pray together. A congregation that prays together is a strong, fortified, and faithful congregation that can endure anything! The prayer time will be hosted in ZOOM. Please send an email to prayer@atlantafirstumc.org for instructions on how to connect to the ZOOM, and to share any prayer concerns you have.



 

 

WHEN:  Wednesday evenings through September 22, 7-8 p.m.

WHERE:  Online video conference and phone conference call through ZOOM

REGISTER:  Click here to register or send an email to grow@atlantafirstumc.org.

Courage is a six-week study on one of the foundational virtues of the Christian life. This study is designed for all those interested in a deeper look at what the Jesus story can teach us about living a Brave Faith. Led by Jay Horton, our Director of Community Engagement, this grow group meets on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m.





 

WHEN:  Wednesday evenings in October, 7-8 p.m.

WHERE:  Online video conference and phone conference call through ZOOM

REGISTER:  Click here to register or send an email to grow@atlantafirstumc.org.

In concert with our upcoming worship series, “LOVE FIRST,” we will begin a new 5-week small group study Oct. 6 on the Gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be “Other” or outside mainstream Christian culture. “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by Bishop William Willimon and Delia Catalina Ramirez is a no-non-sense study of how to do the hardest thing people of faith are called to do: love those who are different from us.

To register for the class, find links to the study book, and receive the link for the class ZOOM, please visit: tinyurl.com/AFUMCMidweekStudy.