Prayer and Bible Study


Prayer and Bible study is an important part of Discipleship.  Searching the Bible, especially in community, is the best way we can learn more about God, the people of God, and what it means to be a child of God.

Sundays from 10:45-11:45

Adult Sunday School Class.  This group meets in the Asbury Parlor.  The class has rotating leaders, and usually follows a popular Christian book study with an accompanying DVD presentation.

Swahili Bible Study. This group is a gathering for people who are native speakers from Africa. Our leader speaks fluent Kirundi, Swahili, and French. The class meets in what is known as the Keystone Classroom.

Midweek Studies

Mondays at Noon in Epworth Hall (downstairs, but there are no stairs to get to this room).

Thursdays from 6:05-7:30 p.m. in the Asbury Parlor.

There are two midweek Bible studies led by Pastor Robb. These will use the same materials, but meet at different times. Each group will look at the Scriptures that Pastor Robb will be preaching from on the coming Sunday. These groups help inform and shape the Sunday sermon, making it a group exercise. Members of these groups feel that by looking at the coming Sunday’s Biblical text and sermon themes, they feel more prepared and more deeply involved in worship on Sundays.

Monthly Fellowship Groups

Two Rivers Readers – Fourth Monday of the Month at different member’s home. Usually the books are not spiritual in nature, but are selected by the group members on a rotating basis. The book club usually meets at the home of one of the members, although you do not have to host to be a part of the group.

Sisterhood – Third Monday of the Month at a different Rock Island restaurant. All women are invited to this group, which meets for a devotion and friendly conversation. The group often takes December and January off to avoid inclement weather.

United Methodist MenSecond Tuesday of the Month at Two Rivers Epworth Hall. Each month features a catered meal and an interesting guest. Men and women are invited to this dinner. Afterwards, the business of the United Methodist Men is conducted, which includes planning fund raisers, awarding scholarships, and choosing mission projects to support.

Personal Study and Reflection

The Upper Room Daily Devotional.  This great daily reading includes a Scripture passage, a simple prayer guide, and a short, reader-submitted commentary. It is available in both print and online forms.  Follow this link to read the daily devotional, and sign to have the Upper Room delivered to your email.  You can also pick up copies in the sanctuary at Two Rivers.

The Pulpit Fiction Podcast.  This weekly podcast is hosted by our own Pastor Robb and his good friend, Rev. Eric Fistler.  Eric and Robb met in seminary, and have remained close friends.  They started recording this weekly Bible study in 2013, and now have nearly 5,000 listeners a week. You can go to the website and listen there, or you can subscribe and download podcasts on your mobile device so you can listen anywhere.