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Marvin UMC

300 W. Erwin St.
Tyler, TX 75702

Service Times

  • Sundays 8:30 & 11 a.m. Traditional (sanctuary)
  • Sundays 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m. Core - Contemporary (Herd Worship Center)
  • Wednesdays 12:05 p.m. Mid-Week Meditation (chapel)

The new Midweek is here, and there’s something for everyone! Even Wednesday Night Dinner will be different this fall, with some meals catered and others prepared in-house. Dinner will be served from 5:15-6 p.m. each Wednesday starting with a hamburger cookout Sept. 6. Cost for the meal each week is $5 for adults and $1 for kids 12 and under. Child care is available for children through 3 years old. Children 4 through fifth grade are invited to Marvin Kids, a time of special programming and music for kids.

Scholarships are available for all classes. Click to register or sign up in the Welcome Center. Sign up now—classes begin Sept. 6! Contact Ingrid Akers for information.

Life studies

ANCHOR YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SINGLE ADULTS SMALL GROUP

Time:            6-7:30 p.m., room 106
Leaders:      Ryan Elizabeth Murphy and Neil Van Wettering
Cost:            Free

Anchor is designed and created by and for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Anchor is a community of Christ followers anchored in the love of God who come together to support each other and grow in faith. This fall Anchor will study Epic of Eden: Isaiah from Sept. 6-Oct. 25, and Adam Hamilton’s The Journey from Nov. 1-Dec. 6. For information, text the word “join” and your name to 903.500.2127.

FRANK BUDDE CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE

Time: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., eight weeks starting Sept. 6, room 240
Leaders: Marilyn Budde, Thomas Smith, Walter Wilhelmi
Cost: Free

Discuss various leadership topics relevant to serving Christ and the Church. Each week will feature a guest speaker, followed by a 30-minute small-group table discussion with questions provided by each speaker. This class requires a high level of commitment from participants. Enrollment is limited to 40 with priority given to persons currently serving in leadership roles at Marvin.

HONORING OUR PARENTS

Time: 6-7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays for eight weeks, Sept. 6-Oct. 25, room 143
Leader: Gerry Giles
Cost: $10 for book

Concerned for the health and well-being of aging parents or an ill spouse or relative? This class will address issues most families face, tackling areas of concern such as the purpose of a caregiver and end-of-life planning. You’ll see that the Bible provides encouragement and direction to help you through this caregiving journey.

RE|ENGAGE

Time: 6-7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 6-Nov. 29
Leaders: David Dorn, Jack and Kathryn Morse
Cost: $10 per book

Whether your marriage is already great or needs reigniting, re|engage is for you! Open to married and engaged couples, re|engage focuses on God's design for your marriage. It uses biblical principles for daily life that lead to success dealing with expectations, conflict, commitment, communication and forgiveness. To register, contact Kathryn Morse.

Biblical studies

EPIC OF EDEN: A CHRISTIAN ENTRY INTO THE OLD TESTAMENT

Leader: Carolyn Hutson
Time: 6-7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays for 13 weeks, Sept. 6-Nov. 29, room 102
Cost: $15 for the book

Many Christians find the Old Testament confusing and intimidating. Dr. Sandra Richter, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, orients students in time, geography, culture and language to provide a framework in which the Old Testament can be understood. As Dr. Richter puts it, she helps us clean up the “messy closet“ of the Old Testament so we can clearly see the powerful story of God’s redeeming grace that runs from the Garden of Eden in the Old Testament to the garden of the New Jerusalem in the New Testament.

PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY—THAT YOU MAY BELIEVE

Leader: Ingrid Akers
Time: Coffee and snacks, 10 a.m.; study 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 6-Nov. 15, the Hub
Cost: Free

Join us for an expository study on the Gospel of John. John 20:31 tells us “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” Bring your Bible and explore the book of John.

Connection Room studies

MOSES: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE RELUCTANT PROPHET

Leaders: Russ Cooper, Gerry Giles
Time: 9:45 a.m. on Sundays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15, Connection Room
Cost: $14 for the book (optional)

Retrace the life of Moses from his modest birth and rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, from herding flocks in Midian to leading his people out of Egypt. Adam Hamilton guides us in the footsteps of this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Turn your own reluctance into boldness as you examine the significant challenges facing Moses and how God shaped his character and life in powerful ways.

SOUL KEEPING

Leader: Doug Baker
Time: 9:45 a.m. on Sundays, Oct. 22-Nov. 19
Cost: $10 for the book (optional)

This study is inspired by John Ortberg’s book Soul Keeping. The health of a person’s soul is not just a matter of being saved or unsaved. The soul is the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. The nurturing of the soul is the difference between a deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless faith. In an age of consumerism, we are deceived into thinking that we can buy happiness through our experiences and our possessions. Many souls are starved and unhealthy. What do our souls need? Our souls need to be connected to the Creator and need rest, freedom, blessing, satisfaction and gratitude. This class is designed for the hungry at heart who desire more for their spiritual journey.

Parenting studies

DEVELOPING THE SPIRITUAL LIVES OF CHILDREN

Time: 6-7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays for six weeks, Sept. 6-Oct.11, parlor
Leaders: Mike and Sarah Starr
Cost: Free

Passing our faith to our children is vital. How can we help them want to know Christ? This course will discuss how to make God real to your children by teaching them how to pray, making church a positive experience, helping children make their faith their own and using stories to make the Bible come alive.

INTENTIONAL PARENTING

Time: Wednesdays, 6-7:15 for six weeks, Oct.18-Nov. 29, parlor
Leaders: Tom and Julie Brown
Cost: $15 for workbook

Raising kids in today’s culture is a difficult challenge. Without a plan, parents usually default to “quick fix” parenting—focusing on immediate problems rather than dealing with deeper and more important ones. To be an exceptional parent, you need to be an intentional parent, and it’s never too late to become an intentional parent. Remember, you are the greatest influence in the life of your child, no matter their age.

MOPS—MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS

Time: 10 a.m.-noon on the second and fourth Thursdays beginning Sept. 12, room 240
Leaders: Tracey Engemoen or Brooke Swann 
Cost: $35 for MOPS International dues

Mothers of Preschoolers is a dynamic environment for women to build friendships, be encouraged by each other and gain parenting strategies. Moms share food, fellowship and hear inspiring speakers while their children are lovingly cared for in the Moppets program. Child care is provided for all MOPS groups.

MOPS AFTER DARK

Time: 6-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays beginning Sept. 11 in room 232
Leader: Stacey Hirt
Cost: $35 for MOPS International dues

Moms of preschoolers through fourth-grade children and moms-to-be who are not able to attend the morning MOPS program are welcome.

MOPS FOR YOUNG MOMS-YOMO

Time: 5-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning in September, room 149
Leader: Stacey Hirt 
Cost: Free

This group is for young moms 23 and under. It offers a judgment-free support system to help each person along their individual journey, guiding members to be better moms.

Kids and youth

MARVIN KIDS

Time: 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 6-Nov. 15
Leaders: Jim Broussard, Julie Brown and Jonathan Story
Cost: Free

Kids ages 4 through fifth grade are invited to sing, create and dig into the Bible together. Child care is offered for children through 3 years old.

MIDWEEK YOUTH

Time: 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 6-Nov. 15
Leaders: Jordan Jones and Jake Womack
Cost: Free

All youth grades six and up are invited for fun, fellowship and a great study on the Gospel of John.

Studies for women

ALL THINGS NEW

Time: 6-7:30 p.m. for eight weeks on Mondays, Sept. 11-Nov. 6 in room 242
Leaders: Mitzie Avera and Kathy Story
Cost: $13 for the book

God’s Church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance. Paul's letter to the Church of God in Corinth is as timely as ever. Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships and what it means to embrace others as ministers of the new covenant.

WORKING MOMS BIBLE STUDY—THE BEST YES BY LISA TERKEURST

Time: Noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays for eight weeks beginning Sept. 7, room 106
Leader: Jennifer Hines
Cost: $12 for the book and study workbook

Do you find yourself spending a lot of time figuring out when to say yes and when to say no, thinking about how to manage your time, reduce stress, do your best for your family, find a little time for yourself? Lysa TerKeurst found herself in that same situation until she learned the power of "the best yes," the choice that shapes all our other choices. Lysa uses her signature mix of transparency, Scripture-laced insight, and “been there” humor to suggest usable strategies for making wise decisions day by day. Bring your lunch and join in.

CHILDREN OF THE DAY

Time: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 13-Nov. 15, room 232
Leader: Kate Iglesias
Cost: $16 for the book

Learn how to let go of mistakes and discover that your circumstances are not coincidental in this Beth Moore study. Whether you are facing family crises, medical diagnoses, relationship troubles, doubts or fears, you will come away encouraged. Even though it may not feel that way, you are exactly where Christ wants you to be.

Studies for men

CATALYST MEN’S GROUP

Time: 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 6 in room 242
Leader: Mark Ledyard (903.216.8726)

This group focuses on the issues of a man's heart, setting men free of struggles, developing spiritual leadership, restoring and strengthening marriages and impacting fatherhood. They will meet for 12 weeks.

LAYMEN’S LUNCH AND BIBLE STUDY (FOR MEN)

Time: Noon-1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Adult Lounge
Cost: $8 for lunch

Men are invited for a meal and devotional. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for fellowship. Call the Welcome Center for lunch reservations.

TUESDAY MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Time: Noon-1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Adult Lounge
Leader: John Hudnall
Cost: $8 for lunch

Men are invited for a meal and devotional. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for fellowship. Call the Welcome Center for lunch reservations.

All men are invited to the following studies. Bring a Bible and join any time.

T631

Time: 6:31-7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at Panera Bread, 5755 S. Broadway
Leader: Keith Nail (817.692.1641)

W631

Time: 7:01-8 a.m. on Wednesdays at Panera Bread, 5755 S. Broadway
Leader: Jeff Pinkerton (713.504.2304)

W1201

Time: 12:01-1 p.m. on Wednesdays at Honey Tree, 211 Shelley Drive
Leader: Jonathan Jetter (903.445.7650).

TH631

Time: 6:31-7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Panera Bread, 5755 S. Broadway
Leader: Jeff Pinkerton (903.504.2304) 

Contact: REV. INGRID AKERS
903.592.7396 

Marvin UMC

300 W. Erwin St.
Tyler, TX 75702

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