Pauses for Advent: Words of Wonder
This year’s Advent theme at Brighton First is “Pauses for Advent: Words of Wonder,” by Trevor Hudson.
The book will be available (to take part in the daily readings) throughout the Advent season for an all-church Advent read. The weekly sermons will focus on one word from the book each week. In addition to the daily readings, small groups will meet throughout the week to discuss the book and the sermon.
Books are available in the Community Room and also on Kindle online. If yo are interested in joinging a small group, Contact Rev. Bob Fuchs (Pastor Bob) with any questions at email@example.com.
Spiritual Gifts Assessment
Click on the gift box below to complete an online Spiritual Gifts Assessment provided by Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Send your top three to Rev. Bob Fuchs, Associate Pastor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Ministries, Small Groups, Classes
Pub Theology – Sunday’s, 6:30 p.m. at Brewery Becker-Olivia Karaska, facilitator, email@example.com.
Monthly MOPS meetings are the 2nd Thursday’s of the month (except May, third week, May 17) from 9:00 am—11:25 am at Brighton First in the Community Room (upper level). Breakfast, crafts, guest speakers, and most importantly, connection with other mothers! Volunteer or paid childcare helpers needed, call or email Kate Fick 502 294-1653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Lunch Club–Join us for the next “Monday Lunch Club.” The “Monday Lunch Club” is for anyone over the age of 55 (or close to 55)! Lunch starts at 12:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, followed with a speaker. RSVP not necessary. Email Deacon Loretta Job at email@example.com or office manager Wendy Carmack at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Men of Faith-Saturdays at 8:30 am-Join this men’s group in the church library for coffee, food, fellowship & informal discussion. Led by John Phillips, contact at email@example.com for more info .
Men with Tools-Tuesdays in the library at 8:30 am. Begin the morning with a brief study, then join in fellowship and “handyman” work. No experience or skills required. Coordinated by Dan Welton, contact him for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayers and Squares– (Prayer Quilts) Mondays at 9:00 am. Join the team that creates the prayer quilts our congregation gives to those in need of prayer and comfort. No sewing experience necessary. To contact coordinator Carol Riffe, click here.
Prayer Shawl Knitters–Mondays at 6:00pm. This group meets at Panera Bread (Brighton Mall, 8365 W. Grand River Ave.). Create beautiful prayer shawls & other items. Experienced & novice knitters are welcome. Coordinated by Donna Thompson. Contact her at email@example.com.
Women of the Word (WOW)–Thursday mornings at 9:30, (except when MOPS is meeting). A time of fellowship, discussion and study. Discuss a variety of books, from bible studies to contemporary books. Discussion leads to discoveries about ourselves and our faith, as we connect with each other. Led by Hilary Bott. Contact her for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Women (UMW) of Brighton First is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. The UMW share together in food, faith & fun. Opportunities for gathering include general membership meetings, circle meetings, hands on mission projects, field trips and fundraising events. Membership is open to all women, from teen to adult.
Circle Meetings are usually once per month. Each circle sets its own schedule of additional meetings or special programs for the year, in addition to the monthly general meetings. For more information on meeting times, contact Barb Terry, UMW president at email@example.com.
UMW Women’s Book Club-Meets monthly, check calendar. Explore spiritual and social justice topics, join us for conversation and more. Led by Pauline Schaffer, contact for info at firstname.lastname@example.org.