Fall Classes 2019

 

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for the Fall 2019

Classes and Groups
 
“Living the Story,” the Fall 2019 Program Guide to Classes, Ministries, Programs, and Worship at St. James UMC, is now available. Pick up your copy at one of the information booths in the CLMC Commons or the Narthex, or download a copy by clicking the button below.
 
The guide includes information about all classes, including the TGIW classes which will begin on September 11.
Registration for TGIW classes will open on Tuesday, August 13, at Noon.  Classes will be listed below beginning tomorrow – click on the appropriate “Register Now” button to reserve your spot in the class.
 
 
* TO MAKE SURE YOUR REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE, PLEASE CLICK THE REGISTER BUTTON ON THE CLASS PAGE.  YOU WILL GET AN EMAIL IF YOUR REGISTRATION WAS COMPLETED.

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Seekers Sunday School Class

The Seekers Class is starting a new 19-week study, “Acts of the Apostles,” on June 2, 2019. All are welcome to join the Sunday School class for the video- and discussion-based series that teaches about the formation of the New Testament church. Mickey Efird, Professor Emeritus at Duke Divinity School, created the series.
 
Dr. Efird’s video discussion of Acts helps us to understand and apply the Biblical story to our own lives and the life of our churches. See Peter and Paul grow into leadership. Relive the emotion and wonder of Jesus’ followers from Christ’s Resurrection to that Pentecost when all were filled with the Holy Spirit and passionate about leading others to Jesus. The Seekers Class meets during the Sunday School hour after the 9 a.m. service (beginning at about 9:50 a.m.) in Room 311 in the CLMC.
To join the class for this study, or for more information, please contact Chris Garcia at chris@stjconnect.org or Lora Joyner at lcjoyner90@gmail.com.


Women On the Way (WOW)

Ladies of St. James!

Max Lucado’s Life Lessons from 2nd Corinthians will be the subject of the new study beginning Sunday, May 12, in the Women on the Way (WOW) Sunday School Class.
 
The subtitle of the book expresses the focus of the study: Remembering What Matters. Some days we forget that we belong to Jesus. It’s not intentional, but it happens. The church in Corinth had forgotten. They were divisive. Insensitive. Argumentative. Rebellious. They listened to false teachers who questioned the message of Christ and who accused Paul of being unreliable and a false apostle. Paul knew the Corinthian church needed a reminder, so he wrote a heartfelt letter defending his character, ministry, and message. The letter reminds the Corinthians to turn from their worldly ways and to think and live in ways that honor God. Likewise, Paul’s letter encourages us to look at our own lives so we won’t forget what really matters.

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Wednesday Women Study

Wednesday Women to Begin New Study on May 15.
 
In every scene, every single day of your life, God is with you—before you, beside you and behind you. The Shepherd is with you and loves you. He can guide you when you are not sure of the next steps, provide rest when you are worn out and walk with you when the valley is dark. God is the Good Shepherd and provides comfort and confidence no matter what season of life we are in.
 
Join Wednesday Women for Jennifer Rothschild’s study Psalm 23, The Shepherd With Me. The class begins May 15 and runs through June 26, 2019. It will be held at the Retreat House on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. The series includes a video and workbook. Edie Snider will lead the class.


GriefShare

 

If you are grieving the loss of someone close and want to begin the healing process…

grief share logoGriefShare is a 13-week Christ centered, biblically based support group/seminar that includes discussion and videos featuring well-known pastors and leaders with years of experience in grief recovery.

 
Our Monday evening GriefShare group is up and running. New members are welcome to join at any time during the 13-week session. The group meets in the church library every Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. unless weather or other unexpected issues lead to cancellation.
 
Our daytime group did not have enough participants to start at this time. However, if you are interested in GriefShare and cannot attend the evening group, please contact Joyce Day. If we get a couple of interested participants, we will start the group at a later time. Joyce can be contacted at joyce@stjconnect.org or 752-6154.