Humans were designed for community! As we lean into the fall, don’t miss out on the opportunity to plug into a new or returning small group, called a journey group. We have journey groups that meet online or outdoors nearly every day of the week.

Special short-term groups are forming for the Advent season leading up to Christmas!  Click here for more information on Advent Groups.

2020 Berkley Journey Groups

Tuesday Evening Discussion Group – Facilitated by Dale Glick, this journey group of adults of all ages will be doing as 12-week study of the Book of Acts, using a guide by Christian pastor and author, Max Lucado.  Copies of the study are available for attendees, and the group meets Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM beginning September 15 on Zoom.  Click here to join: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/218708207

Mom’s Journey Group – Facilitated by Lindsay Gursky, this group is designed for moms to be encouraged, inspired, and to grow spiritually together through devotions and lessons.  There are in-person and online options.  Join the Mom’s Journey Group in-person from 8:00-8:45 PM September 16 and 30, and October 14 and 28 at 2400 Robina Avenue in Berkley, just after Berkley First’s outdoor worship service.  The group also gathers via Zoom on Tuesdays September 8 and 22, October 6 and 20, and November 3 from 8:00-9:30 PM at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82892746751?pwd=RjA4NW9LM0RFNWtLdi92YUxYNVdJZz09

Brews and Views – Grab your favorite brew, and enter into a discussion about Scripture and theology.  Facilitated by Pastor Zack Dunlap, each gathering focuses on a different topic.  Brews and Views meets at 7:30 PM the first Thursday of each month via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/803195773?pwd=b1cyMnJKaWJWZUdmaldTNFUrMjNBdz09

Dads Journey Group – Facilitated by Pastor Zack Dunlap, this new group is designed for dads to share hopes, dreams, anxieties, and more.  The book Dad Tired and Loving It by Jerrad Lopes is a book that guides their conversation, and copies are available.  At 7:30 PM the third Thursday of each month, the Dads Journey Group gathers via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82361299911?pwd=STRxQTNTb3JEK3hCS2JDalNjUW45dz09

Discipleship Journey 101 – God is calling you to take the next step toward becoming like Jesus. Utilizing the Discipleship Pathway Tool, spiritual gifts inventory, scripture and prayer, individuals will discover where they are on their discipleship journey. Together we will move towards a deeper relationship with God. Facilitated by Pastor Rachael Dunlap, Discipleship Journey 101 meets Sunday mornings, October 4 through November 8 at 1:00 PM.  Here’s the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83195443403?pwd=cjhneENlLy9wR0lZc2FKTGlCamhodz09

A Time for Prayer – Facilitated by Barb Glick and the Berkley First Prayer Team, this group gathers to lift up prayers for the church, community, and world the first Sunday of each month at 11:20 AM.  There is time to share personal joys and concerns, and prayer requests can be sent 24/7 to prayer@berkleyfirst.org.  To join in A Time for Prayer, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/786037182?pwd=eEN0QTN5ZTlIQmgrSXNHVm9kVkhiZz09

Women’s Journey Group – Facilitated by Jill Brouhard and Patrice Wade-Olson, this multi-age group of women meets twice monthly to study, pray, encourage, support and do life together.  Beginning September 13, the Women’s Journey Group will be discussing Sojourner’s Truth by Natacha Sistrunk Robinson.  Meet up socially distanced at 31112 West Chelton in Beverly Hills, or via Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801220971?pwd=dit2YjExY0RTTEMzck9QcGlMMG5Edz09

Berkley First Youth – The Berkley First Youth Group meets for monthly socially-distanced events that are fun and mission-oriented, and gathers via Zoom for a short Bible study the second Sunday of each month from 7:00-7:30 PM.  Join the Youth Group second Sundays at 7:00 here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83614349047?pwd=a0JWOGVMM1ZPN0VVcHh4eVZHclZ2Zz09

For a full listing of all Journey Groups for youth, adults, and young adults across Birmingham and Berkley First, click here: https://www.fumcbirmingham.org/journey-groups/

For questions about adult discipleship, or to help you find the group that’s right for you, email Pastor Rachael at rdunlap@berkleyfirst.org.