Bible Studies

Plate of Red Chili Peppers

S.P.I.C.E. Spring 2014

Special Programs in Christian Education

April 24, May 1, 8, 15–2014

Dinner:  5:45 – 6:25 pm

Classes:  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Registration and information brochures can be downloaded here… SPICE Spring 2014 Brochure

There will be 3 classes offered during this session of S.P.I.C.E. Those classes are:


Led By:  Randall Partin

 “Your word is a lamp before my feet and a light for my journey.”  (Psalm 119:105)

 Our popular “Table Talk” scripture study is back—now as part of SPICE!  We will study four topics/stories from scripture during this series, pairing Sunday morning’s sermon with a Thursday evening teaching session/discussion on the same passage of scripture.  The four topics during SPICE will be Resurrection, The “Least of These,” The Last Supper, and The Great Commission.  This will be a terrific opportunity to learn and grow in our understanding and our faith, and there is room at the Table for everyone!


Led By:  Darcy Norsworthy

“He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work….”  (Exodus  35:35 )

 Do you enjoy sewing?  Or would you like to learn?  How about jewelry?  We are covering both of these in this class!  We will supply the materials and have extra sewing machines (or you may bring your own) to make new activity kits for the young children to use during church services.  The jewelry portion of the class will have a small supply fee that will be determined when you decide which option(s) you would like to create…a special prayer bracelet, and a life of Jesus bracelet are just a few selections we have for you!  Everything done in this class is open to all levels of experience from beginning to advanced (even children ages 4 & up!)  Please join us in this project to show Christ’s love to our young ones through new activity kits and making jewelry gifts for others or yourself!


Led by:  UUMC Members

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat….whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”    (Matthew 25: 35-40)

April 24—You will hear about three Children’s Ministries inside and outside (near & far) our church:  Bright Beginnings Learning Center, Tutoring at University Elem School, & Operation Christmas Child.  Each of these ministries is near and dear to UUMC—come learn more about each of them!

May 01—The Soup Kitchen and God’s Pantry are ways that UUMC “Feed’s the Needy”.  Come learn how UUMC is a vital part of these ministries, what they do, and how you can be a part of this mission!

May 08—The mission of GLUE ministry is to provide direct ministry to incarcerated youth through visitation, scripture study, Holy Communion and pastoral support.  This mission began in July, 2013.  Weekly visits are made to offer prayer, pastoral support and the Eucharist to detainees and the DACJDC staff.  Associate Minister Nema serves as the on-call Chaplain for the facility, and will be presenting some of her reflections on the experiences she has had in the beautiful ministry of our church.

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Chub and Carol Foreman will enlighten us with information about The Rivers of Mercy, a Christ-centered orphanage in the colonia of Anapra in Juarez, Mexico.  It was founded by their daughter and son-in-law in 2007, and we will learn how God is working through them to help these children, as well as how we can help!

May 15—“Tent City”, located near west Amador & Valley Dr., is a city within a city—so to speak!  Its formal name is Camp Hope, and it is home to many homeless people in Las Cruces.  Helen and Lonnie Mathews will give us an insight into this site and how its  needs can be further met by those interested.


“UUMC Mission House” will have representatives from their board to give us an update on all that goes on in this fairly new endeavor for our church.  It is thriving and touching the lives of many!  Come hear all about it!