At the Leland Community United Methodist Church we offer a number of ways to engage the bible on a deeper level.

Here is our current schedule of bible study classes.


Women’s Bible Study

The Tuesday morning Women’s Bible Study meets from 8:30 to 9:30 or so in Fellowship Hall. We are always delighted to welcome new members! We have women of all ages and from many denominations and we love the ecumenical and relaxed nature of the group.

Our goal is to draw closer to the Lord through Bible study and prayer and to draw closer to each other, too. The study part of our time together often involves watching a DVD series by a pastor or speaker like Tim Keller or Beth Moore or Jim Cymbala. We watch the presentation and use the study guide questions to discuss it. Other times we will focus on a single book of the Bible and use a workbook to dig deeper into the scripture. On occasion, we have discussed books by great Christian authors, such as C.S. Lewis.  The Lord has showered us with great wisdom and insight from all of these sources.

We always open and close in prayer, and this is an especially meaningful time for the group, too. We learn about concerns and joys in a confidential setting, and we lift them up to the Lord. We also have an email prayer chain and class summary (done by our wonderful secretary Mary Taylor) that goes out to all members so that we can keep up with each other between meeting together. The prayer, and the way the Lord answers, has provided us with immeasurable comfort.

The members of the Bible study serve others in many ways and so we learn of many opportunities to do mission work. There are opportunities as close as next door and as far away as Africa! We also gather several times a year for weekend retreats at Jane Wiese’s home in Leland, and the Lord always speaks wisdom through these amazing gatherings, too.

Please call and get details so that you can join us!

We meet at 8:30 am on Tuesday mornings in the downstairs Fellowship Room.

Fourth Day

The Fourth Day Women’s Bible Study began in our church in 2000 after a few members did the Emmaus Walk (a three day spiritual retreat for Christians), and wanted to continue with a bible study at our church. It was named Fourth Day as a way to continue our growth after our three day walk.

There was never a requirement of doing the Emmaus Walk and over the years we have had many new members join our group.

We meet on Tuesday afternoons at 4:30 at the round table by the kitchen (close to the coffee). It is a very casual gathering, with lots of laughter, good conversation and love for one another. It is a great way for us to grow in our faith without feeling we need to already be bible scholars!

Some of the gals in the group are: Joan Hook, Kim Speicher, Pat Hall, Jill Butryn, Judy Hartman, Maureen Daniels, Peg Meeker, Marilyn Nell, Jane Keen and Michelle White.  We welcome anyone who would like to join us on Tuesday afternoons.

Please contact us with any questions.

Currently we are studying “Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus”.

Meets at 4:30 on Tuesday afternoons in the Fellowship Room downstairs.

This study is led by Jane Keen, all are welcome.

Donna Hearne Bible Study

Donna Hearne bible study meets Thursday mornings at 9:30 am in the Annie Baker Music room.

We are currently studying “Inside the Atheist Mind” by Anthony Destefano. All are welcome to join us.

Thursday Night Bible Study

This small group meets in the Adult Sunday School Room (lower level)
on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Currently we are watching a video series by Pastor Andy Stanley entitled,
“Twisting the Truth” followed by discussion and fellowship.
This is a great study about learning to discern in a culture of deception.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

The group meets Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the church in the Adult Sunday School Room.

Men’s Saturday Group

The Saturday morning men’s Bible study is intended for men of all ages who are seeking to know Jesus Christ better, through prayer, study of the Bible as God’s Word, and fellowship.  By regularly pursuing these things, we hope to develop deeper faith and become better reflections of Christ at home, at work, at Church, and in the community.  The group is open to new members, and typically follows a format of prayer, reading of Scripture, and discussion.  We always close in prayer as well.  On occasion we will use a study guide or DVD program, although more frequently the discussion and prayer flow from the Biblical text without a separate guide.

The group meets at 201 N. Main Street, at Miller Law Office (upstairs), every Saturday from 8:00 – 9:00 am.  Coffee on the house!