Adult Education

Church-wide Lent Study of Book of Joy

Sign up here to participate in our study of Book of Joy with conversations between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Groups and meeting times will be organized after folks have signed up. 

Men's AM Bible Study

Meets weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. in the Library, first week of each month meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. For more information please contact Tom Huse,

Men's PM Bible Study

Meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. For more information please contact The Rev. Dr. Philip B. Wood at

Explorers Group

This group meets from 8:30 to 9:30 AM on Sunday mornings in the church’s Fireside Library. Its intent is to study current events and how they should be interpreted in light of our Christian heritage and tradition.  As a guide, we subscribe to a Methodist publication named Faithlink, which is e-mailed to members the preceding Tuesday. While that week’s subject usually forms the basis for discussion, the leader for that Sunday also has the option to choose other issues in which they have a particular interest.

As might be expected, many diverse opinions are represented within the group, and discussions tend to be quite lively. It is our goal to present fairly all sides of the issue.  All are welcome to join in helping us discern our role in these issues  and how they relate to  LJUMC.

Book Talk

    Your Fireside Library volunteers committee under the leadership of Susan Russell has arranged for a new season of reviews by people who love books.  They will cover a wide variety of books.
      In 2017 we have Lloyd Russell the dean of our reviewer group.  We have Cherie Hulse who brings a special touch of book discussion fun.  We have Mary Lee Delafield from Warwick’s to entice you with great book ideas for Christmas time reading or gifting.
      In 2018 we have Denise Blickenstaff to lead the way.  She has a special fondness for our library and its wonderful collection of books for little kids, and senior kids too.  Don Lincoln will bring us his special book review touch.  Lori Leopold will bring us the welcome of her caring company plus a review of a good book.  We are pleased to have Don Rushing to cover an important world topic.  Also Pastor Phil an avid reader of books will discuss one or more of his choices with us.
      This is quite a line-up of accomplished reviewers to complete our book talk season.  Our book talks are from October through May on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 PM in the Fireside Library and last for one hour or so.

Other Classes Offered

Throughout the year, La Jolla UMC provides Bible and topical studies covering topics such as Advent and Lent.