Current Discussion Groups

Below is a list of our current book, Bible, and topical studies. They are all being held in Room 106 in the Education Building. Feel free to drop by for discussion!

  • morning bible study

    Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in room 106 (Education Building, "The Swan Room")

    Whether you have never really studied the Bible before or you consider yourself a Biblical scholar, there is a place for you in the discussion! You can find us over in the Education Building in the Swan Room. For more information contact Pastor Lara.

Bible, book, and Topical Studies

Bible studies, topical studies, and book studies are great opportunities to grow alongside others as you sort out important life questions together!

Our current Bible and book studies are being held in the Swan Room (in the Education Building.) Feel free to drop by for discussion!

If you are interested in knowing more about what to expect from RUMC book, Bible, or topical studies, scroll down to view a list of books and topics we've covered in the past.

Past Studies


    WEDNESDAYS, 3/13–4/17 | 7:30 P.M. IN ROOM 106 (ED. BUILDING, "THE SWAN ROOM")

    This video series (by Richard Rohr, from The Work of the People) and discussion group will help us reflect on Resurrection and what it means in our lives. Each week, we are guided through a different prayer practice as we explore how to pray and how prayer transforms us.


    SUNDAYS, 2/24–3/31 | 7 P.M. IN ROOM 106 (ED. BUILDING, "THE SWAN ROOM")

    This bestselling book by renowned Franciscan Richard Rohr challenges us to move toward an understanding of ourselves that is rooted in our connection to God: only when we rest in God can we find the certainty and the freedom to become all that we can be!






    Attendees joined Pastor Lara for some more "unpacking" of forgiveness. Together, they watched videos of people sharing powerful stories of forgiveness and discussed what their stories meant to them. 

  • Book Study

    Goodness and Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

    We spent Advent 2017 soaking in the wisdom of inspired authors, poets, and theologians, including Mary Oliver, Richard Rohr, Maya Angelou, and Pope Francis.

  • Book Study

    Grounded: finding god in the world - a spiritual revolution

    Diana Butler Bass

    In this six-week study, we read Grounded to refocus our vision and bring to light God in the ordinary.

  • Book Study

    Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation

    Philip newell

    In our study about Celtic spirituality we learned how it may help us to know God’s loving presence with us in all situations and places.

  • Adult Education Class | Sundays at 11

    echo the story Drop-in discussion

    Drop by the Swan Room (in the Education Building) after the Sunday morning service for insights, discussion, and questions to enhance the Sunday morning worship experience and help you Love, Serve, Grow!

  • Book Study | 3/8-4/12, Wednesdays at 7:15pm

    America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

    Examine white privilege and the deep roots of racism in our culture. Author Jim Wallis is a pastor and founder of Sojourners, a community and magazine that seeks to articulate the biblical call to social justice.

  • Bridging the Political Divide

    In this Faith in Politics Class, designed by Parker Palmer and led by Pastor Lara, we looked at our political climate as an opportunity to think more deeply about who we are as a people and as a nation.

  • "claiming the Promise"

    an ecumenical welcoming bible study resource on homosexuality

    Wednesdays throughout June at 7pm, we held"Claiming the Promise": "Come and explore how we—as individuals and as communities of Christians—might discern God’s promise and claim it."

  • "we make the road by walking"

    Brian D McLaren

    This is a casual study that takes place after church on Sundays. "Explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today!"

  • Discover the United methodist church General Conference 2016

    A study led by Pastor Lara which explored the who, what, where, when, and why of the United Methodist General Conference, held in Portland, OR in May 2016.

  • Past topical study:

    understanding Atheism

    This class explained several aspects of atheism, helping us to better understand, love, and engage in respectful dialogue with those around us.

  • Past Study: Animate

    The Animate series has three different courses: Faith, the Bible, and Practices. Presenters from various Christian traditions share stories and lessons that are brought to life with imaginative and engaging animations.