Adult Ministries

We want to develop our faith and grow in our walk with Christ. One way we do this is through small-group studies. We offer studies and small groups on Sunday mornings and during the week.


Sunday School

Grab a cup of coffee at Holy Grounds Coffeehouse and join a Sunday-school class. All groups welcome newcomers!  Email Rev. Kim Dickerson-Oard for class time, location and more information.

Young adults: This class, geared specifically to young adults, returns in January. All young adults are invited to attend.

9:45 a.m. Sunday-school classes

  • Family Life: Covenant Rm 120.  Contact: John and Janice Buselt at janicebuselt@cox.net.  Class meets Sunday, Sept. 8 to plan their fall curriculum. 

  • Connections: Conference Rm 135. This fall, this class will study, “Reckless Love: Jesus’ Call to Love Your Neighbor,” as well as “Solve: Finding God’s Solutions in a World of Problems.” Contact: Nina Gunter at ninagram@cox.net.

11:00 a.m. Sunday-school class

  • Faith Matters: Dining Rm 150.  Contact: Eric Strickler at eric@estrickler.com.  This fall, the class will use the scripture from that day’s worship and move forward learning how John Wesley would suggest that it can transform your life. 

Small Groups and Studies

East Heights frequently offers opportunities for you to share time with others, learning and talking about your faith.  Email Rev. Kim Dickerson-Oard for class time, location and more information.

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Reckless Love: Jesus’ Call to Love Our Neighbor

Mondays at 6:30pm, Oct. 28-Dec. 9

Led by Scott and Paige Nelson

In his latest book Reckless Love, author and Pastor Tom Berlin writes that Jesus taught them to love neighbor first as a way to more deeply love God.  In his exploration of Jesus’ teaching and travels with his disciples, Berlin suggests that Jesus teaches us how to love God with heart, soul, mind, and strength by showing us how to love our neighbor. While many hope to learn to be better family, friends, leaders, and neighbors by finding a deeper relationship with God, what if becoming a better neighbor leads you to that deeper love of God?  In Reckless Love, you will consider your life, and learn how loving the people around you will completely renew your faith and give you a new experience of loving God.  Contact Paige Nelson at paige@ehumc.org to sign up.  Cost of the book is $11.

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Adult Sunday School

Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent

Connections Sunday School Class, 9:45am, in the Conference Room (#135), Starts TBD -OR-

Family Life Sunday School Class, 9:45am, in the Covenant Room (#120), Starts Nov. 10.

Author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.  Cost of the book is $15.50. 


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Because of Bethlehem

Faith Matters Sunday School Class, 11am in the Dining Room (#150), Starts December 1.

Max Lucado loves Christmas. The carols and cookies, the decorations and favorite films, the warmth and generosity of the season. But most of all, he loves it because it's during this time of year that people will wonder and inquire about the baby born in the manger. This little baby became the King on the cross. Christmas proclaims the truth of Easter to come.  Join with Max in this lively, heartwarming celebration of all things Christmas. Because of Bethlehem features stories both insightful and whimsical. On every page, Max's words will encourage, captivate and inspire you, but most importantly, they'll point you towards the One worth celebrating.  Study guide is $7; book is $12.


Watch for additional studies!

Register for classes at www.ehumc.org or on sign-up sheets around the church.  Contact Pastor Kim (kim@ehumc.org) with questions.