We are all on a spiritual path. Whether you are curious about God, just coming back to faith, or a believer your entire life, to be a disciple of Jesus means to be continually growing closer to Jesus and each other. Everything we do at EMC is linked to the Disciple’s path.

EMC Discipling Process – It’s all about Grace!

Invite: Prevenient Grace ⇒ Commit: Justifying Grace ⇒ Grow: Sanctifying Grace ⇒ Serve: Glorifying Grace

Women’s Monday Morning Bible Study

Study: When You Pray, A Study of Six Prayers in the Bible
Dates: Mondays, October 2-November 13
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Fellowship Hall 1
Facilitated by: Carole Storch
Cost: workbook $20, scholarships available

“In this 7-session study, join with six beloved Bible teachers who will help you study prayers in the Bible that can inspire your own. You’ll learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving and intercession. You’ll see examples of how to pray when you’re alone and when you’re gathered with others. Above all, you’ll notice there’s no one right way to pray. As you draw near to God through prayer, you’ll find your faith strengthened and your heart united to Christ.” 

Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Study: A Life Beyond Amazing, 9 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life Today by Dr. David Jeremiah
Dates: October 4-November 29 (no class Nov. 22)
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Location: Fellowship Hall 1
Facilitated by: Pat VanDyk & Kim Adkinson
Cost: Workbook $9

This 8 week study focuses on the Fruit of the Spirit described by the apostle Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 and how they can transform lives. 

Pastor’s Wednesday Night Bible Study

Study: The Epic of Eden, Isaiah by Sandra L. Richter
Dates: Wednesdays, September 6 – November 15
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Sanctuary
Led by: Pastor Dan & Pastor Bo
Cost: Book $17, scholarships are available

“Often named the fifth gospel, the book of the prophet Isaiah has more to say about Israel’s coming Messiah than any other Old Testament book. Dr. Sandra Richter takes participants back to the eighth century BCE. This ten-week study explains Israel’s religion and economy, explores the definition and role of the prophets, and helps us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today.” You are welcome to join anytime during the study.

Men’s Monday Night Bible Study

Date: Begins Monday, October 16 for 16 sessions
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Room 100
Facilitated by: Richard Boyer
Cost: free

An in depth study of Daniel using the Bible and additional handouts. We will study the chapters one at a time and in order. Please bring your Bible, and if you need one, we are happy to give you one. No registration necessary, just come to class! You are welcome!

Heaven Is A Wonderful Place Bible Study

Date: Thursdays, October 26-November 9
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 102
Led by: Pastor Don Burlock
Cost: Free

Many people believe in heaven, but what do you really know about it? This three-session study will be an overview about what everyone should know about  heaven. We will be using the Bible and handouts given in class. If you need a Bible, one will be provided.

Divorce Care Surviving the Holidays

Date & Time Option 1: Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Date & Time Option 2: Monday, November 6, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: Both classes are meeting in the Lampp (office) building, in the Parlor
Facilitated by: Janet McMonagle
Cost: Free, workbook will be provided

After a separation or divorce, holidays look different. Some family members may not be there or gatherings can be stress filled. Surviving the holidays is a two hour event that includes a short video and time for sharing and you will be given a “Survival Guide” filled with tips and encouragement for managing the holidays after separation and divorce. By attending Surviving the Holidays, you’ll learn how to:

  • Manage difficult emotions
  • Survive social events
  • Give your kids a good holiday experience
  • Find hope for your future

Grief Share Surviving the Holidays

Date & Time Option 1: Wednesday, November 8, 3:00-5:00 pm
Date & Time Option 2: Thursday, November 9, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: Both classes are meeting in the Lampp (office) building, in Room 102
Facilitated by: Wednesday: Pastor Don & Jim Beamguard – Thursday: Bruce Shonk & Joyce Doyle
Cost: Free, workbook will be provided

“Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving & Christmas? This seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays; what to do about traditions; helpful tips for surviving social events; and how to discover hope for your future.”

Adult Sunday School Classes

You are welcome in any of our adult Sunday school classes and are invited to drop in at any time.  If you have questions, please call the church office during the week, Monday-Thursday, 8:30-4:30.  914-474-5588

Working Class: 9:15-10:30, Room 102. This class is led by Carol McCallum. They use Bible based curriculum and books for weekly study and discussion in class. They are currently studying the book of Psalms.

Pathfinders: 9:30-10:30, Room 101. This class is led by Karl Young. The class chooses a book which is taught in a relaxed lecture style. They will begin meeting again, Sunday September 24. They will be studying the life of Christ using the Bible and a study guide.

Faithlinks: 5:00 by Zoom to allow members to attend church. Current events are discussed from a Christian point of view. Participants take turns leading each week, but the organization of the class is led by Jeff Moyer. Please call the church office to receive the Zoom link.      

If you would like to lead an adult Sunday School Class, please contact Joyce Doyle at joyce@englewoodmethodist.com or by calling the church office.

Walk to Emmaus

The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. 

The experience begins with a 72 hour short course in Christianity, comprised of 15 talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God’s Grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship and what it means to be the church.  The program is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship, and daily celebrations of Holy Communion.

Following the three day course, Emmaus leaders organize participants into small groups that meet regularly to maintain and expand the Emmaus Community.  The members of the small groups challenge and support one another in faithful living. Participants seek to Christianize their environments of family, job and community through the ministry of their congregations. 

Men’s Walk: September 7-10, 2023
Women’s Walk: September 14-17, 2023
Location: DaySpring Episcopal Conference Center, Ellenton, FL
Cost: $225 which covers lodging & food – sponsorships available

If you have taken you Walk to Emmaus Journey, it is time to sponsor a Pilgrim! All sponsors and pilgrims need to complete sponsorship forms.

Contact: Oscar Keuker 716-830-8720 for men or Laura Rice 941-416-2151 for more information.