DISCIPLE II FAST TRACK BIBLE STUDY: INTO THE WORD, INTO THE WORLD  This 24-week study offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, and approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service. Daily preparation is manageable, with 3–5 chapters of the Bible to read each day. Disciple II Fast Track began Wednesday, September 18th, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (This will be the Orientation Class). The cost for the study manuals is $32.  If you would like to take the class but cannot afford the study manuals, please see Pastor Justin Williams (You can make this payment in two installments if you like. You can pay $16 for the OT Study, and then $16 when you get into the NT Study). If paying by check, make check out to Hillcrest UMC, and write “Disciple II Manual” in the memo line. If paying by cash, put cash in an envelope (supplied in the pews) and write “Disciple II Manual” on the envelope.  You can place the payments in the offering plate during Sunday worship services. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board next to the welcome table.  Pastor Justin Williams will be teaching this class.

GRIEFSHARE It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the
deep hurt you feel.
This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Video Seminar with Grief Experts, Support Group Discussion, and Personal Study and Reflection.
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions.
Grief Share begins Monday, Sept. 14 from 6 pm – 8pm, and meets every Monday for a total of 15 weeks.
Cost: $25 registration fee that covers the cost of the workbook, refreshments, and course material.