Fall 2022 Programming

Sunday Mornings 9:15-10:15

  • Introduction to Philip Yancey Classes | Room 210 |  Join Dauphin Way adults for a special introduction to the award-winning writer, Philip Yancey, and one of his powerful books during Sunday school at 9:15 AM on August 21 and 28 and then on September 11 and 18.  The classes will be in Room 210 of the Education Building.  The first session, which will cover Part I of What’s So Amazing about Grace?, will be led by Rev. Kathy Jorgensen and our beloved Ruth Dill, who is so thrilled about having Philip Yancey as a Dill Lecture speaker.  Order your copy of this book and begin your journey exploring Philip’s insights into faith and grace.  Philip will speak at Dauphin Way on September 25.
  • Dauphin Way 101 | Dill Parlor |  Dauphin Way 101 takes place every Sunday morning in the Dill Parlor. This class is perfect for someone who is new to Dauphin Way or the Methodist denomination, or for anyone who would like a refresher course. During this class, participants will receive an introduction to Dauphin Way, the Christian faith and the United Methodist Church. Participants will also have the opportunity to join our Dauphin Way UMC Church Family.
  • Open Hearts Open Minds | Family Life Room | This heavily discussion-based class is comprised of adults of all ages. The teaching team rotates weekly among class members. Scriptural studies, theological studies, as well as studies of current events from a perspective of faith provide the foundation for study and discussion during class each week. This class frequently tackles the difficult issues of faith with open minds and open hearts. We welcome new members in the same way – with open minds and open hearts!
  • Faith Development | SB101 | We are a traditional Sunday School class of older adults who believe Christian education is a life-long pursuit and a faith journey that never ends. The class utilizes an approved Methodist curriculum reinforced by the life experiences of our members. We are also a fun-loving, diverse group. Some are retired, some still work every day, and we disagree on a variety of subjects, from football teams to politics and the environment. Our overarching principle is to make everyone feel welcome.  We hope that you will join us on Sunday mornings, but be warned, our visitors usually become members!
  • Covenant Class | McDavid Library |  Need to connect? This intergenerational Sunday School class is led by Elizabeth Percy as well as Fran and Randy Lyons and is open to anyone looking to join in weekly curriculum based lessons. 
  • Friends in Faith | Zoom | This class of women enjoy reading, studying and comparing the theology and writing of various authors. We are centered around stimulating discussions of the topics we study, and members take turns leading the class. In addition to our Sunday morning class, we enjoy social activities together, such as seeing movies or having meals. We invite our seeker friends to join us for thought-provoking discussion and encouragement for growing in faith. To join this class please reach out to Dr. Lisenby.
  • Youth | Refuge Basement | 6th-12th
  • Children’s | Birth – 5th 
    • Birth – K-4 | First Floor Children’s Wing
    • Kindergarten – 5th | J.U.M.P Room Upstairs Children’s Wing

Sunday Nights (Beginning September 11)

  • Adult Studies 5:00-6:30
    • Real Rest: A Practical Guide for Normal People | Sept 11, 18, Oct 2, 9 | Family Life Room | The strong cultural current of our generation is more – More doing. More getting. We wear digital watches to maximize our sleep hours. We fill-in every line of our overcommitted calendars. Our once sacred weekends are now packed with our kids’ sporting events, home improvement projects, and simply catching up from the week. But we don’t want busy. We want beautiful. Through the practice of rhythmic rest (Sabbath), we come to know and see true beauty. The beautiful truth that we are held my a loving God, that we can let go because it’s not us who makes the world go round, and we can be still knowing that we already have enough provided by a good Father. True rest will change how we see the world and our life.  True rest changes everything. Join Vanessa Reyner as she leads this study that comes straight from her heart and personal experience. 
    • 8 Weeks/25 Truths | Sept 11- Nov 13 | McDavid Library What can you count on? Since 1784, the Methodist Book of Discipline has counted 25 “Articles of Religion” as our “standards of doctrine” that may not be “revoked, altered, or changed.” Some of these Articles include such familiar statements as “We worship one God in three persons,” and “Jesus Christ is risen bodily from the dead — while other articles often sound strange to contemporary ears (“works of supererogation cannot be taught without arrogancy and impiety”). Our core beliefs may be written in the language of another time, but their truth is timeless, and the history of how these Articles were written and confessed can teach us a great deal about the history of Christian belief, division, and unity. “8 Weeks/25 Truths” is a fast-paced introduction to the Articles of Religion, taught by Rev. Michael Precht. If you’ve never heard of the 25 Articles, or if you wondered where they come from, please join us in counting the 25 truths that reminds us who we are and Whose we are.
    • Basement Man Group | SB101 | Led by Wilson Newell, this weekly gathering is a group for any men of the church looking to study the Bible in community.
    • Dill Lecture Series | Sept 25 | 10:30 a.m. Sanctuary, 5:00 p.m. Moore Hall |  What is God up to? Why does God seem to act in such slow and strange ways? What is the point of this planet, and where is it headed? These are the questions that acclaimed author Philip Yancey will tackle on September 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM as he presents “The Big Picture,” the second event in the Dill Lecture Series for 2022. Dauphin Way United Methodist Church would love for you to join us for this special event, with a reception and book signing to follow. Philip Yancey is the author of more than 25 books, including What’s So Amazing About Grace?, Soul Survivor,  and his recent memoir, Where the Light Fell.
  • Youth (6th-12th)
    • 4:00 | Open Gym
    • 5:00-6:30 | S.N.L
    • 6:30-7:00 | Dinner
    • Acolyte Training | Sept 11-25 | 4:00-4:45 | Sanctuary | 7th-12th
    • Confirmation | 4:00-5:00 | Room 210 | 6th Grade
  • Children
    • 5:00-6:30 | M&M (k-5- 2nd), 3rd Grade Bible Class, J.U.M.P (4th-5th) | Drop-Off and Pick-Up in The Gathering Place


  • One in Christ: A Study on the Book of Ephesians | Dill Parlor | Thursdays (Sept 8- Oct 20) 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Dill Parlor | Join Rev. Dr. Woods Lisenby for a seven-week study on Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus. This study will meet midday on Thursdays in Dill Parlor. 
  • Elijah: Faith & Fire Bible Study | Family Life Room | Tuesdays (Sept 20-Nov 8) 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. | Join Patti Sachs as she leads the study Elijah: Faith & Fire, written by Priscilla Shirer, on Tuesday mornings this fall in the Family Life Room. 
  • Men’s Prayer Breakfast | McDavid Library | Tuesdays 7:00 a.m. | Join a group of men for a weekly time of prayer and fellowship each Tuesday morning. 
  • Grits and Grace | McGowin Hall | Last Thursday of Each Month 7:00 a.m | There is a long-standing tradition of men from Dauphin Way United Methodist Church gathering together on the last Thursday of the month for a time of fellowship, devotion, and prayer that we call Grits and Grace. It is an opportunity not only for the aforementioned fellowship and devotion but also a time with the pastors so we can hear from you, AND you can hear from us in a place filled with grace and good breakfast. Breakfast costs $10, and you can register at dauphinwayumc.org/grits
  • Supper Clubs | Various Days and Times | Dauphin Way has a rich history of connecting our congregation through fellowship opportunities. We recently launched a number of new supper clubs for over one hundred and twenty church members, and we’re still going! If you’re interested in joining a supper club, please go to dauphinwayumc.org/supper to sign up or receive more information! 
  • Beginning in January 
    • Disciple One A year-long, in-depth study of the Old and New Testament.
    • A Study on the Book of Revelation
    • How to Talk to Kids About Faith
    • And More!

Support Ministries

  • The Long Goodbye is a support group is for adult children of aging parents or spouses with some sort of dementia. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12 pm in the Bishop’s Meeting Room. Lunch is available for $6. Please call the Pastoral Assistant at (251) 378-7524 to reserve your space.
  • Hope Support Group is for widows 70 years and older. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, and meets on the Causeway at a restaurant TBD each month. To RSVP, please call the church at 251-471-1151
  • Tool Time is a support group for widowers that meets on the First Wednesday of each month at noon in the Bishop’s Meeting Room. Lunch is served at no charge. Please call the church at 251-471-1151 to reserve your space.
  • Compassionate Friends is a self-help organization for bereaved parents who have lost a child of any age. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in McGowin Hall.
  • Growing in Grace is a support group for widows. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the McDavid Library, beginning with a light supper followed by a brief program by a special speaker. We like to say the Growing in Grace program offers a pleasant oasis in the journey of grief. There are off-campus meetings in July and November, call the church for the location.