First United Methodist Church

Service Times

9am Contemporary | 11am Traditional

When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience

Recurs Weekly On Sunday 10:00 AM, Nov. 06, 2022 - Dec. 18, 2022

Winter Park Campus, Wesleyan 219 125 N. Interlachen Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

When Helping Hurts offers a different framework for thinking about poverty and its alleviation. Rather than simply defining it as a lack of material things, this video series addresses the roots of the issue: broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation.

Join us for a 7-week small group experience led by Victoria Vaden, our Director of Community Service  & Outreach. Six weeks of study will include a video series, questions, and discussion. We will also spend one class session serving our community. The series is a powerful reminder of how to love each other, how to give and receive, and how to serve each other in a way that lifts everyone up, honoring our God-given dignity and respect.

Unit 1: Reconsidering the Meaning of Poverty
Unit 2: Seeing God at Work
Unit 3: Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough
Unit 4: Joining God’s Work
Unit 5: Fostering Change
Unit 6: Moving Forward

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Victoria Vaden at