First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340


Spiritual Formation Class: Having a Mary Heart

September 10, 2019 - November 26, 2019, 10 - 11:30 am

The Spiritual Formation Group invites you to join them on Tuesday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. in the chapel for their new book study that begins on September 10 and concludes on November 26. They will be reading and discussing the book, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver. Facilitators of this book study are Nancy Hyde, Miriam Downey, and Jan Baker. Books are available to begin your reading. Contact Jan Baker at (269 342-4092 to purchase.

"The life of a woman today isn't really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord's feet... but the daily demands of a busy world just won't leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him... yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy. Then comes Jesus, into the midst of your busy life, to extend the same invitation he issued long ago to the the two sisters from Bethany. Tenderly, he invites you to choose the "better part" — a joyful life of intimacy with him that flows naturally into loving service. With her fresh aproach to the familiar Bible story, Joanna Weaver shows us how all of us—Marys and Marthas alike—can draw closer to our Lord: deepending our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy." (book description from

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