GriefShare - Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm - February 4-April 29
Losing a loved one to death takes a toll on us emotionally, physically and spiritually. This group will help you get through this difficult time guiding you from your time of mourning back to a time of joy in Christ. This is an open group, so you can join us at any point during the 13-week time for this session.
Facilitators: Dane Sergeant, Judi Kuykendall, Myrna Esarey & Eric Everett
St. James Jammers- Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm - ongoing
Do you have a fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, autoharp, spoons, bones, harmonica, bass fiddle, guitar? Come join us. This group of string musicians gets together each week to play bluegrass, folk, Gospel music. All levels of experience, even beginners, welcome!
Leader: Anne Heritage
Prayer Shawls- Mondays, 10:30 am-Noon and 6:30-8:00 pm - ongoing
Share your gift of knitting or crocheting—or come and learn one of those gifts—as you create shawls to be given to people in our church, community, and around the world.
Leader: Peggy Fulcher
Scrapbooking Your Spiritual Journey
(women's group) Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm -
Orientation is January 8th and first class is January 15th. Will meet every two weeks after that with break in summer.
Use weekly Bible scriptures to reflect on your spiritual journey as a Christian woman. Scrapbook pages will cover topics such as spiritual gifts, purpose in life, church, family, rest, God’s world, and service. Class size is limited to 9 students.
Leader: Anne Heritage
Cooking With the Bible - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 9-March 6
Experience Bible stories in a fresh new way! We will learn how food is used in the Bible to connect with God and with others. Learn how to prepare some of the foods mentioned in the Bible stories you read. Class is limited to 15 students and fills us fast so register soon!
Leader: Karen Groot
Game Plan for Life - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 23-March 6
A men's Bible study with Joe Gibbs that provides an honest look at 11 key issues facing men today. Gibbs is a three-time Super Bowl champion coach and owner of a three-time NASCAR champion team. He relates to the innate desire in men to win and wants to help them avoid some of the mistakes he has made.
Godly Parenting - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 9-March 13
In “Essentials of Parenting: Be Prepared,” you will learn practical plans for dealing with dangers such as internet porn, alcohol, drugs, eating disorders, and premarital sex. Learn how to resist the impulse to overprotect your child how to prepare your child for the world of today and tomorrow.
Leader: Phyllis House
Outlive Your Life - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 9-March 13
This is the Basic class for the Change the World facet of our Journey of Discipleship. Max Lucado helps us discover how we can make a difference for God.
Leaders: Joyce Day
The Path to Easter - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 9-March 20
These video lessons, filmed in the Middle East, take you through the last few weeks of Jesus’ life as he heads to Jerusalem and the cross. Prepare your heart for Holy Week and Easter with this 10-week study.
Leaders: Tom Whitmire
The Story - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 2-March 20
The Bible is the story of the relationship between God and humanity and of God’s faithfulness even when we are unfaithful. In the second part of this 3-semester study, we will explore this story from the life of King David through the rebuilding of the Temple. You don’t need to have taken the first semester to join this class.
Leader: Barbara Hebert
Wellness for the Stressed - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 9-30
Explore ways to handle stress through life balance, rest, sustenance and rejuvenation. Kick off your New Year with a plan for a better life.
Leader: Joni Emmerling
Why Do We Worship That Way? -
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 9-March 20
Have you ever wondered why we worship a certain way? Why isn’t anything on the communion table? What is a retable? What is the difference between Praise and Worship and Hymns? Is there an audience? And if so who is it? If you have ever wondered about why we do certain things in church worship, this class is for you!
Leader: Irene Gerow
Wednesday Women - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 9-February 20
This group will discover the story of Ruth in Kelly Minter’s study “Ruth: Loss, Love, and Legacy.” Important: Participants should pick up books from Joyce Day ahead of time and read the first week’s readings before the first class.
Leader: Edie Snider
TGIW Men's Study Group - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm - January 9-March 20
This semester the men’s group will study the book What God Does When Men Pray by William Carr Peel. Learn how to go deeper with God and receive practical tips for growing your prayer life.
Leaders: Bennett Wall
Truth Seekers - Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am - January 10-April 25
This group reads and discusses books about Christian life and also studies the books of the Bible. In January, we will discuss the book Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander. Important: Students will need to read this book prior to the first class. Contact Joyce Day if you need a book ordered for you.
Leader: Joyce Day
Cooking With the Bible - Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am - January 17-March 21
Experience Bible stories in a fresh new way! We will learn how food is used in the Bible to connect with God and with others. Learn how to prepare some of the foods mentioned in the Bible stories you read.
Leader: Laura Nelson
Bridge Builders - Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm - January 10-31
This group will study Adam Hamilton’s new book Forgiveness: Finding Peace Through Letting Go.” Learn why when we forgive others we are giving ourselves a gift and why we need to forgive in order to experience God’s forgiveness of us.
Leader: Jim Hix
Sunday Book Group -
Meets Monthly on Sunday evenings at 5:00 pm- begins January 13
This group meets at least once a month for book discussion. They read a wide variety of books, not necessarily religious, and welcome newcomers! Contact Michele Ward for information (758-5413; email@example.com)
Leader: Michele Ward
Baptism: More Than Decorating the Nursery
Sundays, 5:00-6:00 pm - January 13-February 10
(You MUST register by December 30th to be a part of this class)
Are you a new parent or expecting in the near future? Learn what the sacrament of baptism is all about, why United Methodists baptize infants, and what you are promising to do through the vows you make at your child’s baptism.
Leader: Dennis Adams