Spiritual formation (grow)

We are called to GROW in our knowledge and love of God, becoming alive to the presence of Christ in our midst so that we may become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who make disciples (Deuteronomy 6; Matthew 22.37). Click on the links to learn more about the different ways you can grow with the Benson Memorial UMC family. All Sunday School classes meet at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

During this pandemic, we have not been able to hold our regular Sunday School classes, bible studies, small group gatherings, or Wednesday evening meal and classes. Some of our groups are now meeting regularly online via Zoom video calls. We also have launched a new streaming Bible study service through Amplify Media, which you may read about here. Please watch this space for more information about studies and classes as they are made available. In the meantime, we invite you to participate in the following:


R.E.A.L. Women's Bible Study

Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. starting January 4 and ending February 8

Beginning on January 4 at 7:00 p.m., we’ll be launching a new group: the R.E.A.L. Women’s Bible Study. R.E.A.L. stands for “Relationships, Encouragement, Accountability, and Laughter.” For our first six weeks, we will meet over Zoom and focus on the video series, “A Woman Overwhelmed”, by Hayley DiMarco. All these videos are available for free on Amplify media. If you’d like to join this new group, email Susan Myrick at susanmyrick@bellsouth.netFor questions on how to access the videos on Amplify, please visit www.bensonmemorial.org/amplify-media/.


Social Justice Book Study Group

Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m.

The Social Justice Book Study Group will resume their weekly meetings on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. We will resume our reading and discussing the New York Times bestseller, How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. Contact Susan Brooks if you would like to join.



Falling Upward Discussion Group

Sunday nights at 4:00 starting on February 21 and ending on March 28

On Sunday evenings at 4pm throughout the Season of Lent, a group will meet over Zoom to discuss the book Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Kim Sylvester will lead the discussion on this book that seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show that it’s usually through falling and failing that we experience spiritual growth. Email Kim at kimsylves6@gmail.com if you’re interested in being a part of this group.