Covenant Groups


Covenant Groups are open groups of six to eight individuals         

 who meet weekly to support and help each other grow in Christ and spiritual formation. Their goal is to help individuals

          to grow in holiness of heart and life through mutual


Covenant Discipleship Groups are a contemporary adaptation of the early Methodist Class Meetings. They hold each other accountable in Christian discipleship.  Using a mutually agreed upon covenant the groups commit themselves to a weekly practice of Acts of Compassion, Acts of Justice, Acts of Devotion, and Acts of Worship.

We currently have one groups meeting at 9:00 am on Tuesdays by Zoom.


Sermon on the Mount:

A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven

11:00 a.m. Wednesdays ~ In-person ~ March 9 – April 13, 2022

7:00 p.m. Tuesdays ~ Zoom ~ March 8 – April 12, 2022

Cost of the Book is $13

Make checks payable to Edison Memorial UMC


The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, contains some of Jesus’ most profound and most memorable teachings. What might these teachings have meant to his disciples and to the others who first heard them? How do they enhance our reading of the rest of the Gospel of Matthew, and how do they speak across the centuries to listeners today? How, if we pay careful attention to his words, does Jesus provide us a road map to living as God would have us live?


In Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner's Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine introduces the major topics in the Sermon on the Mount, explains historical and theological contexts, and shows how the words of Jesus echo his Jewish tradition and speak forward to reach hearts and minds today.