Adult Ministries


As “life-long learners”, we all need to continue to stretch our wisdom and challenge our thinking.  We hope that you will find something interesting to pursue.  If you have suggestions for future classes, please talk to either pastor. 


Sundays at 9:00 a.m.,

“Judas”  Daryl Spors, Facilitator.

Room 106.
This study will use various sources to learn more about the disciple Judas and his role in the life and ministry of Jesus. Was Judas a villain or a victim, and how does his place in the Gospel story influence our individual spiritual journey today? You are welcome to join what promises to be an interesting and inspiring discussion.

Sundays at 10:30a.m.

“Faith Lessons” Don Dyke, Facilitator.

Room 106.

The “Faith Lessons” series presents ancient times, places, and customs through a lively, interactive journey that is faith-inspiring and life-changing. Video presentations by Ray VanderLaan guide participants through the land of the Bible by illuminating the historical, geographical, and cultural context of the sacred Scriptures. Series begins with early church sites in Israel and Turkey.

Mondays, 9:30—11:00am beginning November 6th

Linda Whitelock, Facilitator


“The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation”
As the Church marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this study is an up-to-date account of this important event in Christian history. It brings to life the movement’s most colorful characters—Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, the Puritans—and examines their ideas, showing the profound and personal relevance of Reformation thinking for Christians today.

Thursdays, 10:30—11:30am

Ramona Hohenstein, facilitator
“Can I Really Trust the Bible?”

Exploring such topics as the Bible’s own claims about its truthfulness, the preservation of the biblical text, the proven accuracy of the Bible, and the unmistakable impact it has on people around the world, you’ll discover the veracity and value of this ancient book.



This study continues from 6-7pm, in rotating families’ homes on the following Tuesdays:
November 14, 21; December 12, 19.
SEVEN THINGS John Wesley Expected Us to Do FOR KIDS!

Teach them Intentionally
Care for them Practically
Pray for them Intensely …and more!

This is an inspiring book that reinforces Wesleyan DNA of being passionate and purposeful in our ministry with children. Nurturing children is an ongoing blessing, and what a great way to gain some insights from John Wesley and other parents! Please talk to Rev. Dan Verdegan if you are interested in being part of this study.


Senior Ministries

Senior Ministries at Cargill UMC provide opportunities for seniors to gather in supportive and social settings.  Retired Pastor Stu Allen is on staff to attend to seniors’ needs, although many activities are suggested and organized by senior program attendees.

Senior Meals provides a delicious, well-balanced meal for those 50 and above in Janesville.  It’s also a valued time for socializing and supporting one another.  Meals are provided on the first and third Thursdays of each month at noon.  Reservations are required to ensure that we plan and prepare adequately—please call the church office (608-752-0548).

Small Group Studies

Many members participate in small group studies that are not a part of the structured class offerings.  Our pastors would be happy to connect you with a group or study material if you’d like to start a group of your own.  The opportunities are endless.