Adult Study

NOTICE: Until further notice, adult study programs will be held virtually, which means participants can join discussions on the internet.

Each year a variety of Bible studies and book discussions are offered, led by the pastor and/or lay leaders. Study groups typically meet weekly.  Depending on the curriculum, studies cover between three months and nine months.   Recent studies have included in-depth explorations of the prophets, the letters of Paul, and the New and Old Testaments more broadly.  The pastor and lay leaders are always open to course study ideas.

Wednesday Night Study Group

  • Meeting each Wednesday online from 7:00 to 8:00 PM:  The foundation of our discussion is a short, provocative Youtube video and related scripture, a different topic is discussed each week.  We recently watched several videos from the Science of Happiness channel: “ An Experiment in Gratitude,” “ Is Your Glass Half Full?” and “ The Power of Forgiveness.” 

Special for October 2020:

Finding Peace in an Anxious World, from United Methodist Women. Discussions will center on the Serenity, with each week addressing a different topic: serenity, acceptance, courage, wisdom.  It is not necessary to attend all four weeks.

God, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can And the Wisdom to know the difference.

Feel free to zoom in when you can. All are welcome—no prior knowledge is necessary! TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION: Log on to Zoom and use the following information: Meeting ID: 840 575 130; Password: 751260; [Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656]

Ephesians Study (Thursdays 9:30-11 AM)

Beginning September 24, 2020, please join us this Thursday on Zoom for our 13-week study of the book of Ephesians. All are welcome—no prior knowledge is necessary!
Please register to receive materials and worksheets in advance. Contact Cathy McDonough with questions and to register: or 631-367-3060
Join the meeting by clicking here.
Meeting ID: 885 1838 0672
Passcode: 038058
By phone: +1 646- 558-8656
Meeting ID: 885 1838 0672
Passcode: 038058

We plan to offer more studies in the future.  Updated information will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Questions? Contact the St. Paul’s UMC office at 631-261-0804 or