Northaven is a place that values learning, and discussion of all viewpoints. There are many opportunities for adults to engage with each other in a variety of interesting ways.
On Sunday mornings there are four distinctive groups that meet at 9:30 a.m. for fellowship, faith development, Bible study and spiritual growth – not to mention lively discussion! More information about those groups can be found on our Adult Classes page.
Throughout the month there are programs focused on the arts, interfaith connections, social justice, literature and more. Be a part of the energy of Northaven by experiencing some of these opportunities.
- UMW Book Club
- Co-ed Book Club
- Poetry Group of Love Death and Religion
- Religion and Science Discussion Group
- Passage Meditation
Beyond Living the Questions
An ongoing group that meets weekly to explore and discuss a variety of topics surrounding how we live as progressive Christians in today’s world. New folks are always welcome!
Monday Evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Co-ed Book Group
Discussions about current book
Come join us for our Co-ed book group! We bring snacks and drinks to share while we engage in meaningful discussions about the current book(s) we are reading. Meetings are held in different participant’s homes each month.
First Thursday of the Month, 7:00 p.m.
Join Rev. Eric Folkerth and Mahlon Hight every Sunday evening for Faith Connections.
Faith Connections is a class that is currently alternating between the Covenant Bible Study and the Living the Questions series. It is led by pastor Eric Folkerth and Mahlon Hight and each week stands alone so that anyone may engage at any point. Each of the series feature videos that ask intriguing questions which lead to meaningful conversation and discussion. This class meets concurrent to our UMYF program, so parents of youth are often part of the class. The previous week’s video is shown at 5:00 pm and the current week’s session begins at 5:15 pm.
Sunday Evenings 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Faith Voices on Justice Series
Addresses the foundations of social justice...
Faith Voices on Justice addresses the foundations of social justice and its specific issues in a coherent and challenging way. Our purpose is to educate, advocate and activate around justice to strengthen Northaven’s understanding and practice of justice, the justice ministries of other participating faith communities, and our mutual efforts.
The usual format is a presentation, plenary question and answer session, discussion and networking.
Third Thursday of the month. 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Touches on the highlight of Methodist history
This three-week course touches on the highlight of Methodist history, beliefs and the current status of the United Methodist Church. Taught by our pastor Eric Folkerth, it’s a perfect class for anyone new to Northaven, anyone considering joining the church, or anyone who would like a “Methodist refresher”.
While it is not required for membership at Northaven, many new members and visitors find it helpful to learn more about our heritage and beliefs.
9:30 a.m. on Sunday Mornings for 4 weeks, once a quarter
Northaven Art Group
Painting and Fellowship
A group consisting of members and friends who gather for painting and fellowship.
Monday afternoons 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Northaven Game Day
If you like games, this group is for you!
A group that gathers to play Bridge and other card games. If you like games, you definitely want to be a part of this group!
1st and 3rd Thursdays. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Based on the notion that we become what we meditate
Passage Meditation is the method to memorize great passages from the Bible or the writings of saints and sages and then meditate on one or more of these for 30 minutes a day. Daily life is guided by seven other “disciplines.”
Many who have tried other approaches to meditation find that Passage Meditation is very accessible and provides a clear and helpful structure. The approach is compatible with any religious perspective. Our meditation group (called a “satsang”) is religiously and culturally diverse in composition.
Group meetings consist of discussion, reading from a book, viewing a DVD lecture, and 30 minutes of silent meditation.
Tuesday Evenings 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Group of Love, Death and Religion
A group for those who love poetry!
A place where those who are interested in poetry can get together to share some of their favorites and to discuss not only their emotional reaction to poetry but also its architectonics.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Religion & Science Discussion Group
Discuss current issues of religion
The group is composed of persons from a wide variety of backgrounds, faiths, professions, and educations who meet discuss current issues of religion and science.
First Tuesday of the month 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The 2nd Community
A multi-faith space for sharing faith stories freely and fearlessly
The vision of The 2nd Community is to create a community of individuals of all ages representing the rich religious diversity of North Texas with the objective of creating a culture in which faith stories can be shared “freely and fearlessly.” The ultimate purpose is to provide an opportunity to achieve a more accurate and respectful understanding of the beliefs and practices of others and, in so doing, to enrich one’s own faith perspective. A Multi-Faith Leadership Team is guiding a process of developing The 2nd Community as a program that is inviting to persons from all faith communities and creating an accepting and respectful space for open dialogue without even the semblance of “proselytizing.” The typical monthly program has three parts: 1) a multi-faith panel, with a moderator, addressing a topic of importance across religious traditions, 2) participants sharing their personal viewpoints with each other in small multi-faith clusters of 8 or less, and 3) a final plenary session for dialogue between presenters and participants to round out the topic.
The 2nd Community has the potential of augmenting one’s own faith community, thus becoming a “2nd Community” in which one can join others to have a unified voice for true acceptance and mutual respect. Programs outside of the 2nd Community format are being planned. See the church calendar for specific events.
Varies, see church calendar
UMW Book Study
Calling all United Methodist Women!
All United Methodist Women gather for an in-depth book study. This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at different participant’s homes each month with lunch following each meeting.
Second Tuesday of each month. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The nations largest family and ally organization
Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.
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2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.