For more information about and contacts for the following adult groups, please click the links within the descriptions.
Also see Opportunities for Service and Mission under the SERVE page.
Groups for Women
Faith ~ Hope ~ Love in Action
United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community of women of all ages. They gather to support one another’s spiritual lives, for creative and supportive fellowship, and to encourage one another to self-giving service in the community and the world. See more by clicking the page link above.
Women’s Bible Study and Discussion Group – meets at 10am in the Fireside Room every Tuesday. This group is a wonderful place to learn, study and discuss God’s word, and to enjoy friendship and fellowship. All are welcome. For more information, contact: email@example.com
Groups for Men
The Gathering of Men has been meeting at Campbell UMC
for more than 20 years, and meets the first Saturday of each month
8 – 10am in the Fireside Room. Participants share continental breakfast and their lives, over a discussion of faith-related topics and issues.
Two other men’s groups offer a community to support your faith, your family, your health and your friendships.
Tuesdays at 7:30am in the Fireside Room; OR
2nd and 4th Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Wesley Lounge.
No RSVP is necessary; just come!
The Tuesday & Thursday Men’s Groups are currently reading:
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
by Marcus J. Borg
On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, the renowned scholar Marcus J. Borg shares how he formed his bedrock religious beliefs, contending that Christians in America are at their best when they focus on hope and transformation and so shows how we can return to what really matters most. The result is a manifesto for all progressive Christians who seek the best path for following Jesus today.
With each chapter embodying a distinct conviction, Borg writes provocatively and compellingly on the beliefs that can deeply ground us and guide us, such as: God is real and a mystery; salvation is more about this life than an afterlife; the Bible can be true without being literally true; Jesus’s death on the cross matters—but not because he paid for our sins; God is passionate about justice and the poor; and to love God is to love like God.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Groups for ALL
Adult Sunday School meets in the Fireside Room at 8:50am on Sunday mornings prior to Worship Service at 10am. See more about Adult Sunday School here, and contact: AdultSundaySchool@campbellunited.org
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study is currently suspended as of January 2017. Watch here for information on it’s return. Sunday Afternoon Bible Study normally runs in defined topical sessions, and meets from 1-2:30pm. Find out current topic and more about Sunday Afternoon Bible Study here.
As an example, a recent session of Engaging Spirituality featured Breathing Under Water, a book by Franciscan priest Richard Rohr.
There is usually some reading associated with this group and meetings include personal/faith sharing and prayer. Facilitators include Pastor Ouk-Yean and various other lay-leaders.
If you would like to find out more or join this group for an upcoming session, sign up on a worship attendance card or send a note to email@example.com. This group normally has a maximum of 12 participants.
The Book Club reads a variety of works from biographies to current novels, from soul-enriching stories to classics. It meets during the school year on the
4th Monday of each month from 4–5:30pm, in the Fireside Room of the Campbell UMC Campus and began a new year of reading and discussing in September, and will go through May. Click on the link above for current information & book selections.
Drop-ins are welcome! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
50+ Unlimited is made up of men and women, age 50 and older who come together for fellowship and fun in a variety of activities throughout the year. There is no membership requirement; all are invited. We hope to grow in our sense of belonging to a caring community by participating with others in casual, enjoyable events in a wide variety of settings. There are opportunities for barbecues, potlucks, a Christmas party, attendance at Stanford Theater for movie classics, and other events that are listed on the calendar in the Fellowship Hall. Contact: FiftyPlus@campbellunited.org
Care-A-Vaners is a California-Nevada United Methodist Conference RV mission team that usually travels within our Conference to work on Methodist Churches and Church properties. We usually work for one week from 8am until 5pm Monday through Friday. We often stay on the property where we are working, so need to be self contained. We bring our own tools, but the churches provide the materials. We cook our own meals, even though some churches do provide snacks and/or a pot luck meal. For more information, contact CareaVaners@campbellunited.org
NOMADS is a National United Methodist RV based mission organization. NOMAD members work at disaster recovery sites, and on Methodist Church properties in 49 of the 50 states — at this time Hawaii is excluded. NOMAD members work for three weeks at a time, Monday through Thursday, from 8am until 4pm, opening each day with devotions lead by one of the members.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry group meets monthly to knit or crochet together and to create prayer shawls that are taken to people who are sick or experiencing loss in their lives.
For more information, contact PrayerShawl@campbellunited.org