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Marvin UMC

300 W. Erwin St.
Tyler, TX 75702

Service Times

  • Sundays 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sanctuary service
  • Sundays 9 & 11 a.m. Core Modern Worship (Herd Worship Center)
  • Wednesdays 12:05 p.m. Mid-Week Meditation (chapel)

Learn, discover, go deeper and connect with your church family. Fall Midweek classes are starting soon.

Fall 2019 classes are forming now! Midweek begins Sept. 11.

Unless otherwise noted, classes begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. 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.

Midweek Meal

Join us for dinner at 5 p.m. each Wednesday in Pirtle Hall. Cost is only $5 for adults and $1 for kids 12 and under. Make a reservation in the Welcome Center.

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Discipleship Skills

Evangelism for Normal People
Leader: Pastor Melanie
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Have you ever wanted to learn more about how to share your faith, but were hesitant? Join us for a six-week experience that will help you naturally share you faith and show you how to use simple tools to pray with someone. Learn more about evangelism. It will be fun and non-threatening.

Stephen Ministry Training
Leader: Denice Allen
New Genesis classroom 234
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Have you ever wanted to help someone through a difficult time, but didn’t know how? Do you find yourself pulled towards helping people? Our Stephen Ministry Team comes alongside those who need a Christian friend. This training will help you become a vital part of our church and train you to be a Stephen Minister. You will gain insight into the thoughts, feelings and actions of people who are hurting. Your faith deepens as the Holy Spirit fashions you into a Christ-centered caregiver. You feel a special bond with those in your class and experience real Christian community. Stephen Minister training is a lot of fun!

Biblical Studies

God of Creation: Genesis 1-11 women’s study
Leader: Mitzi Avera
Arts & Crafts Room 240
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God of Creation is a 10-session Bible study by Jen Wilkin on Genesis 1-11. The study walks you through verse by verse, tracing the themes of creation, fall, redemption and restoration.

Encountering Jesus
Leader: Carolyn Hutson
Connection Room 223
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Encountering Jesus is an eight-week Bible study and video series by Carolyn Moore that teaches and encourages you to walk with the Jesus of the Bible and not just the Jesus you want Him to be. In this study, Moore explores eight passages from across the four gospels, each highlighting a key facet of Jesus's life and work.

Disciple II: Into the Word, Into the World
Leader: Janet Tyner
Disciples classroom 232
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Into the Word helps readers deepen their understanding of scripture and make connections between what they already know and what they are reading. Each week you will encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are and how you can engage those disciplines. This year we will travel through the books of Luke and Acts.

Bible Study on Romans
Leaders: Dr. Doug and Gina Baker
The Hub 148
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Join Dr. Baker for an engaging expository study through the book of Romans. Nearly every revival and new movement of God has begun with a study of Romans. If you need a faith refresh, a challenge or to move forward in your faith, this is the class for you.

Healthy Relationships

Rebuilding: Divorce Recovery
Leader: Licensed Professional Counselor Gayla McNatt
Trinity classroom 242
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You don’t have to go through a breakup or divorce alone. This 10-week support group will help you navigate the painful and confusing aftermath. With the right support, you can heal, rebuild and move forward with your life. Connect with others who are on a similar journey.

Leaders: Carol Thompson and Debbie Weber
Adult Lounge 143

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Searching for Sunday
Leaders: Mary Lynn and Roger Smith
Legacy classroom 106
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In Rachel Held Evans’ book Searching for Sunday, the author imagines a church where “everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable. A place where we told one another the truth. We might just create sanctuary.” If the truth is that the church has caused you pain, you are weary of religion clothed in politics or you are struggling with faith-filled doubt, join this study of Evans’ book. Come for comfort, support and worship in a safe space.

Life Skills

Financial Peace University
Leaders: Rev. Gerry and Laura Giles
Builders classroom 233
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Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. Financial Peace University includes nine video lessons featuring Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze and Chris Hogan.


When Helping Hurts
Leader: Becky Duncan
Seekers classroom 235
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Good intentions are not enough. When Helping Hurts offers a different framework for thinking about poverty and its alleviation. Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, the book addresses the roots of the issue: broken relationships with God, self, others and the rest of creation. Join as a class to explore how to help the poor without hurting them.


Marvin UMC

300 W. Erwin St.
Tyler, TX 75702

903-592-7396  |  

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