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H O U R S O F O P E R AT I O N Church Offices Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Bookstore Monday–Friday 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
John Ed Mathison Activity Center Monday–Thursday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Closed Wed. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Gym closed Saturday and Sunday
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Children Kris Johnson | 495-6367 firstname.lastname@example.org
Students Kathy Hiebert | 495-6409 email@example.com A
Adult Coâ€“ed Classes Sandy Boswell | 495-6391 firstname.lastname@example.org Singles Caroline Wingard | 495-6368 email@example.com Older Adults Sandy Boswell | 495-6391 firstname.lastname@example.org Men Sandy Boswell | 495-6391 email@example.com
Women Sandy Boswell | 495-6391 firstname.lastname@example.org Preschool nursery available TuesdayThursday mornings and Tuesday/ Wednesday evenings with pre-registration. Prayer Ministry Val Chambers | 495-6370 email@example.com Discipleship Diane Klaaren | 495-6332 firstname.lastname@example.org LifeCare Val Chambers | 495-6370 email@example.com
HJC96N B R E A K F A S T ( F E L L OW S H I P H A L L ) 6:45 a.m.–7:45 a.m. W O R S H I P S E RV I C E S • Traditional Service (Sanctuary) 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. • Contemporary Service (Wesley Hall) 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. • Hispanic Service (East Sanctuary) 10 a.m. • Chinese Service (Founders Chapel) 10:30 a.m., second and fourth Sunday • South Campus Traditional 9:30 a.m. Gospel 11 a.m. • Communion will be offered in all worship services the first Sunday of each month
STUDENTS (GRADES 6-12) • Fellowship 9 a.m., CRAVE Room • Sunday School 9:30 a.m., CRAVE Room • Serve or Worship 8 a.m. or 11 a.m. • Youth Worship Arts 3 p.m.–5p.m. Room 8253 C O L L E G E ( AG E S 1 8 – 2 3 ) • see Monday evening A D U LT S U N D AY S C H O O L • 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 am See class listings pages 4-7 Unless noted otherwise, all events in Connections are at the Atlanta Highway campus. Room numbers are subject to change.
SOUTH CAMPUS See complete listing page 15 N U R S E RY • Classes for children birth through 3 years old during all worship services (building 5000 – enter from the Atrium behind the Tugboat) CHILDREN • Wavemakers 4 years old through 5th grade Sunday School (building 6000—enter from the Atrium behind the aquarium) 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. • Under the Sea Ages 4 and 5 Children’s Church 9:30 a.m. • Discoveryland Aquarium 1st–3rd grade Children’s Church 9:30 a.m. • Surge 4th–5th grade Children’s Church 9:30 a.m.
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Spiritual truths, learned through Bible study, materials and homework,
This class for married and unmarried, age 50 and up, is involved in a study of a book of the Bible or biblical topics. The method of
are discussed in class and applied to individual lives. All adults age
study is teacher presentation, but discussion-oriented. Presently,
50 and up are invited. Leadership is shared by Tom Bartels and
the class is engaged in an in-depth study of Proverbs. Leaders
include Ray Martin and Roy Sublette.
Young married or engaged couples age 25-40 with a desire to grow deeper in their walk with Christ and develop lasting friendships along the way. Sandra and Bob Passmore are the teachers.
Alpha and Omega
Couples of all ages study selected books of the Bible through lecture and interaction. Don Hill is the teacher.
as simple as its name. Its purpose is to foster, support, and amplify belief. Mark and Ginger Bain are the leaders.
up.This is an encouraging and praying class that is involved in local
Chinese Language Bible Study
ministries. Rick Holston is the teacher.
2nd and 4th Sundays
This couples group (age 50 and up) focuses on Bible-based study and discussion. Zack Studstill is the teacher.
For couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s, this is a class intended to be
Selected Scripture is applied to daily living for adults age 50 and
Christians Day by Day Room
A small group of couples or single adults age 40 -50 use scripture based lessons and apply them to everyday life. Studies include open discussions on life topics, lesser known books of the Bible, Christian books and the Personal Life Plan. Dennie Rae is the
Jack Thompson Class
A strong fellowship group of people age 50 and upâ€”couples, widows, widowers, singlesâ€”who want a family connection, study selected Scripture. Teachers are Wallace Falero, Hal Bacon, Diane Swanton and Tom Ford.
Couples in Christ
This is an open and inviting class for couples of all ages, focused on personal and relational spiritual growth through biblical instruction and encouragement. Members support each other through prayer,
care, and social gatherings. Mike and Ginny Dietvorst are the teachers.
This group is for couples and singles age 40 to 60 growing together through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and service. They are working
Defenders of our Faith
through the PLP covering one topic each week. A welcoming group who
This coed class of all ages focuses on defending our faith in Christ
would love to have you join their journey. Jan Niel is the primary leader.
by developing an understanding of what we believe and why we believe it. Sheila Dorrough-Michaels and Ardith Dorrough are the teachers.
Couples age 40-50 use small-group interaction to explore relevant life lessons and application of the Bible to everyday living. J.P. Martin leads the class.
Couples in their 20s and 30s use discussion format to study books of the Bible and topical studies. Brian Welch is the teacher.
Family of Faith
Couples age 30–55 seek biblical solutions to the challenges they face in everyday life. Teachers rotate from within the class.
Family Teams for Christ
The goal of this unique class is to teach God’s blueprints for marriage and parenting, equipping civilian and military couples in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s to build their family team for Christ. For
Couples ages 40-60 have a desire to use our Bible learning in local ministries as well as be an encouragement to each other.We emphasize that church occurs outside the walls of the physical building. Jim Johnson, Gary Cochran and Herb Cordle are the leaders.
Married and single men and women at mid-life (age 50 and up), a mixture of new and mature Christians, learn to apply God’s Word to the problems of living today. Bob Kline and Bob Scruggs are the teachers.
The focus is to study Scripture and build fellowship. Harold Faulkner, Bob Bowen and David Best are the teachers.
Miracles (Special Needs)
This class is for special needs adults (age 18 and up) who learn how to apply Scripture in their lives. Beverly Harwick is the teacher.
information, call Mike and Lisa Conn at 462-5227.
Prime Time Singles (PTS) Friendship Class
Adults age 60 and older use the International Lesson series to direct their study. Members are free to ask questions and prompt discussion. Carol Fenn, Ann Crew, and Faye Gaston are the teachers.
Couples age 30-50 study Scripture to learn practical applications on how to walk with and please God. Andy Harris is the teacher.
Hispanic Bible Study Mario Aman is the teacher. Journey
This is an exciting opportunity for young single adults age 25-40 to be engaged in in-depth Bible study, missions, and social activities. Bible study is topical from Old and New Testament sources. Michael Gross is the teacher.
This is a warm, caring, ministering, studying fellowship of prime time adults age 60 and up. Study is a continuation of topical lessons for living from the Old and New Testaments. Buddy Murphy is the teacher.
Adults age 55 and older use the Wesley Bible curriculum.They are involved in local missions. Robert Saunders and Danna Goodson are the teachers.
Roy Cox Class
This class is open to couples and singles age 65 and above. It is a group of caring individuals who study together, pray for one another and serve God in various ministries. They are involved in the study of a book of the Bible or a biblical topic. Loette Lee and Al Barnes are the teachers.
Sharps & Flats
This class, which is open to all, studies selected Scripture. Rick Holston is the teacher.
This class for couples age 30-55 emphasizes group discussion,
community service, and fellowship opportunities.We are currently
Men and women age 55 and up study the Bible and develop strong Christian relationships through fellowship. Frank Bray, Ron Osborne, Jimmy Wilson, and Ann Lewis are the teachers.
focusing on Christ centered marriage by studying “The Complete Husband” by Lou Priolo. Facilitators are Doug and Nancy Turman.
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Married and unmarried adults are involved in studying God’s Word,
A non-age graded group of singles, median age 55, who enjoy Bible study, fellowship and missions. Jim Worley is the teacher.
deepening their relationship with God and ministering to others. Facilitators are Joe and Rena Russell, aided by Ray Tucker, Nancy Mitchell, Bob Hansen, Charlie Kendall and Gary Weaver.
Couples and singles age 45-65 study relevant topics we confront on a daily basis in our Christian growth. Brent Smeltzer and Steve Brown are the leaders.
This class is open to everyone. Studies are on life applications from the New Testament under the leadership of Jerry Kemp.
A class that is open to everyone. We study selected books of the Bible and applications of biblical principles. Doug Smith is the teacher.
“Servery” (Room labeled “Kitchen”
We are an open and welcoming group of young married couples. We are excited to learn about and grow in the Lord’s plan for our
across the Atrium from the Fellowship Hall)
marriages and families. Ken Roach is the teacher.
A class where those in midlife (30s, 40s, 50s) experience a learning
fellowship and consider scriptural application to a variety of topics.
An encouraging class for all adults searching for Biblical solutions for life issues. Janie Hand is the leader.
Steve Autry is the leader.
Going Vertical Watermark
Couples in their 20’s or 30’s explore biblical principles and how they apply in day-to-day living. Mike and Sharon Hutson are the teachers.
Couples and singles age 20-40 engage in an in-depth discussion of selected books of the Bible to gain a deeper understanding of the Word. Leaders include Melody Griffin, Corey Maze and Laura Mastrangelo.
It Takes Three
A class of couples age 30-40 with a desire to grow closer together
Women in Christ
This is a very diverse group of ladies, married, never married, divorced, widowed, some with children, some without, age 25 and up, some work, some retired and all with a love to learn and grow in Christ. Sandra Wood and Vivian Elder are the teachers.
and closer to God through His Word. Teachers are Sylvia and Neill Thompson.
This class is open to couples and singles age 50 and above. It is a group of caring individuals who pray for one another and meet individual needs in times of crisis.The class focuses on an in-depth study of a book of the Bible. Loette Lee and Sherfae Ansley are
All ages study selected Scripture. Jim Taylor is the teacher.
Couples age 25-40 learn and grow as individuals and together through the study of God’s Word and its application to their lives and marriages. Bob and Sandra Passmore are the teachers.
Couples and singles age 50 and up review the past week’s news in religion and study Scripture using the Wesley Quarterly. Dr. Jim Vickrey is the teacher.
Sex Education for Children
Classes provide parents and children a time to openly communicate with each other regarding the biblical perspective of sexuality through age appropriate video/lectures.The first meeting is for PARENTS ONLY (and the only meeting on Sunday evening) where the videos and resources can be previewed. The following three weeks are age level divided group sessions where at least one parent must be in attendance with their child for them to participate. The group sessions with the children will be on Sunday morning (see below). Parent Meeting February 7 | 4-5pm | Room 5210/SURGE
Women of all ages learn how to apply the truth of God’s Word to
Class for Age 5- 7 February 14 | 9:30-10:30am. | Rooms 6202/6204/6206
the realities of life. LaDonna Brendle is the teacher.
Class for Age 8-9 February 21 | 9:30-10:30am | Rooms 6202/6204/6206
Class for Age 10-11 February 28 | 9:30-10:30am | Rooms 6202/6204/6206
Couples and singles, age 50 and up, focus on specific Bible verses designed to increase knowledge and understanding of Scripture. Informal lectures are presented by Doug Barfield, John Bradwell, Larry Stevenson, and Rhon Carleton.
The teaching methodology is largely guided by discussion. Lessons are designed to challenge students in various topical subjects that
Men and women participate in this long-range program that looks at the Bible as a whole through themes and supporting Biblical concepts. The current study is on the New Testament. 4-5:30pm
apply to the daily Christian walk. Selected commentaries and other gender or other restrictions, Terry Roberts is the leader. O
Couples of all ages discuss the day’s sermon topic. Frank and Melissa Snowden and Ed and Kelley Rouze are the leaders.
The Rock Group
Room 3101 Loette Lee, Teacher
publications that reinforce scripture are used. This class has no age,
The Main Course
Bethel Series Bible Study (ongoing)
Temple Builders Fitness Program Older adult fitness program.
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This is a caring group of believers following a scriptural path to a
This is a United Methodist Women’s Group. Call Judy Cornell at 285-1487 for more information.
closer relationship with the living Rock, Jesus Christ. “He is our
Rock and Redeemer.” Chip Nix is the teacher.
Young Men’s Class
Are you between the ages of 18 and 40? Join Charles Hall and John Morris in a great opportunity to grow spiritually with other young men. Classes will consist of a short lecture followed by discussion.
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Temple Builders Fitness Program
John Ed Mathison Activity Center Gym
Noon Salad Luncheon with Dr. Don Hill Dr. Hill speaks on a variety of topics giving practical suggestions for living a successful life. The purpose is to provide coping skills to help when we are faced with a crisis. It is an opportunity to come and fellowship with others. Serving lines open at 11:15am. Dr. Hill begins speaking at 12:15. Cost $5.00. Second Tuesday September-May 11:15am-12:40 pm Fellowship Hall O
Older adult choir practice. 1:15pm
Stepping Up: A Journey through the Psalms of Ascent by Beth Moore
This study is an in-depth look at 15 Psalms. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 Psalms model how study participants can voice their own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us. Explore the major feasts of Israel and journey with Beth through Psalms 120 -134. Themes such as unity, joy and gratitude, redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, facing ridicule, and more are explored in detail. Modern-day believers can learn much from these treasured Psalms in their journey toward greater intimacy with God. Cost $15.00. January 5–February 23 9-11am Room 7207/09 Betty Henry, Facilitator W
Pursuing More of Jesus by Anne Graham Lotz
Dig into the Gospel of John with video-driven teaching and a highly inductive approach to Bible Study. Topics are More of His Voice in my Ear, More of His Courage in my Convictions, More of His Spirit in My Service, and More of His Glory on My Knees. Cost $17.00. March 30 – May 11 9-11am Room 7207/09 Betty Henry, Facilitator W
Maxine Beck Genesis Circle
This is a United Methodist Women’s Group. Call Jean Sublette (273-9576) or Jane Trawick (277-9718) for more information.
Second Tuesday 9:30am
Choir Room Joe Pat Cox, Director
Older adult fitness program.
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Sunshine Outlives Storms - S.O.S.
Sunshine Outlives Storms is a 5-week support group for children and youth, kindergarten through 12th grade, who are going through painful transition due to a death of a loved one. The children have an opportunity to express their thoughts and questions in a neutral and supportive atmosphere with a small group. Pre-Registration required. February 2 – March 2 5:30 – 6:30 pm S
If you are beginning the process of divorce or have recently divorced, this sharing group will allow you to express your feelings, knowing that others experience some of the same emotions. Participation can continue for several weeks. A staffed registration table is in the Fellowship Hall lobby beginning at 5pm each Tuesday. January 5-April 27 5:30 pm Room number provided at registration. S
This 13-week group, more structured than DivorceShare, uses a workbook, videotapes and discussions for support and guidance as you work through the issues, pain and pressures surrounding divorce. Begin any week but complete all sessions before moving to another group. A staffed registration table is in the Fellowship Hall lobby beginning at 5:00 pm each Tuesday. Book $12. January 5-March 30 5:30 pm Room number provided at registration.
Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K)
This 13-week group helps children heal from the pain of their parents’ separation or divorce. Kids make friends with other kids who understand their feelings. Best of all, kids learn how God’s love can help turn tears to hope and joy. A staffed registration table is in the Fellowship Hall lobby beginning at 5:00 pm each Tuesday. Cost is $10 per child and pre-registration is required. January 5-March 30 5:30 pm Room number provided at registration.
Learn to mine the riches of God’s word for yourself, using select passages and different techniques. Learn about key words, context and theme, interpreting scripture, the use of references and multiple translations through word, topical and character study. A staffed registration table is in the Fellowship Hall lobby beginning at 5:00 pm each Tuesday. April 6-April 27 5:30 pm Room number provided at registration. S
Help for Single Moms
Join this group of single moms for a video series and practical help from professional leaders with tips, insight, and encouragement for the challenges they face as single parents. A staffed registration table is in the Fellowship Hall lobby beginning at 5:00 pm each Tuesday. January 5-March 30 5:30 pm Room number provided at registration. S
The group will stimulate personal reflection and give practical application to help us in our daily lives. Dan Clayton is the teacher. A staffed registration table is in the Fellowship Hall lobby beginning at 5:00 pm each Tuesday. January 5-March 30 5:30pm Room number provided at registration. S
Individual Financial Mentoring (by appointment only)
Learn Biblical principles of money management and financial planning tailored to your own personal needs. You will meet individually with trained volunteers with a passion to help singles with their finances. The class consists of budget planning, savings plans, plans for retirement, as well as a strategy to becoming debt free. You must pre-register for this course by calling the singles office at 495-6368. Chuck Robbins, Coordinator. January 5- March 30 5:30pm Room number provided at registration.
Lord Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days
Join other singles for a time of fun and fellowship as they learn and play the game of Crazy Canasta. A staffed registration table is in the Fellowship Hall lobby beginning at 5:00 pm each Tuesday. April 6-April 27 5:30 pm Room number provided at registration. L
Grief Support Group
This group is for those newly bereaved or those who have grief that has never been reconciled. There is no timetable for this process. This foundational group deals with stages of grief, the emotional storms that come with it, and ways of dealing with loss. Every Tuesday 5:30pm L
Women of Hope Breast Cancer Support Group
This group provides education, awareness and mentoring for breast cancer patients/survivors, family, friends or anyone interested in becoming part of this compassionate journey. Contact: women of hope @charter.net Second Tuesday 5:30pm L
MDA/ALS Support Group
Anyone who is affected by a neuromuscular disease or family members of those affected are encouraged to attend. If you have questions or would like further information on MDA or ALS, please call MDA at 396-4534. Second Tuesday 6-8pm Room 3101
Fibromyalgia Support Group (Beginning February 16, 2010)
This group is for those that have Fibromyalgia and for the family members and friends of those with Fibromyalgia. For additional information, please call the church office at 272-8622. Third Tuesday (beginning February 16) 6:00-8:00pm Room 8114 W
Apples of Gold
This is a six week nurturing program which meets in homes. The primary purpose is for older women to mentor younger women in the Word of God, the Bible, and to encourage them to obey the Word. The secondary purpose is the practical application of cooking skills, relational skills, homemaking skills and sharing hospitality with others. Cost $35. January 26 – March 9 6:30-8:45pm
Men’s Wednesday Morning Breakfast
Every first Wednesday morning of the month a group of men gather for breakfast and a Bible study. Breakfast cost is only $3 and begins promptly at 6:30am and we are finished by 7:30am. The Bible study will focus on the men in the Bible and how we can learn from the lessons that God taught them. The study is led each month by a different Men’s Ministry leader. First Wednesday 6:30am W
Fellowship Hall Cost $3
A verse by verse study of the book of Psalms. No cost. Bring your Bible. January 6- December 2 9:30-11:00am Room 7202 Glenda Milling, Facilitator
For more information, please call Ginger Bain at 244-0124. L
Sjogren’s Support Group
This group is for those with Sjogren’s disease and the family members of those affected by this disease. For additional information, call the church office at 272-8622. Third Tuesday (starting in March) 6:30-8:00pm S
TNT- Tuesday Night Together for Singles (ongoing)
TNT is the Singles’ mid week blessing. Dinner begins at 6:55 pm in the Fellowship Hall and is followed by a program that may be musical, a speaker, or a skit; but is always inspirational and just plain fun. Please make your reservation by 10:00 am on Monday. The $5.00 cost of the meal is paid at the door. Come join us for fun, food, and fellowship! Every Tuesday 6:55pm W
This is a United Methodist Women’s Group. Call Clara Jehle (271-4924) or Anne Sliter (396-4300) for more information. Third Tuesday 7pm
Wednesday Night Bible Study
This lecture study is open to all men and women. Handouts are provided but everyone should bring their Bible with them to class. No cost or prerequisites are required-just show up and join with others as we journey through God’s Word together. If you have any questions please contact Charles Wise at 272-8622. Begins January 6 6-6:45pm Fellowship Hall M
The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
This book written by Tim Keller is designed to layout the essentials of the Christian message. The book is for the saved and unsaved, everyone will be challenged by his approach to the Parable of the Prodigal Son recorded in the book of Luke. Each session will begin with a short lecture and then we will gather around tables where we will have an opportunity to discuss what we have heard and read. January 6-March 10 6-7pm Wesley Hall
Forgotten God: Reversing our tragic neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan
Written by the same author as Crazy Love, our fall study book, Francis Chan will challenge us again to take a closer look at our walk with the Lord. “If I was Satan and my ultimate goal was to thwart God’s kingdom and purposes, one of my main strategies would be to get churchgoers to ignore the Holy Spirit.” Each session will begin with a short lecture and then we will gather around tables where we will have an opportunity to discuss what we have heard and read.
Me, Myself and Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover by Jennifer Rothschild
Jennifer’s newest study encourages women to clean out the junk in their thoughts and replace these hidden negative thoughts and failures with positive truths from God’s Word. Author Jennifer Rothschild shares practically and helpfully from her own life and from Scripture to show how every woman can turn her words and her life around for good. Cost $12. January 13- February 24 6-7pm Room 7201 Emily Spear, Facilitator
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Letters from Dad by Greg Vaughn
Greg had a passion in his heart as a father of seven to lead a new men’s movement. Not since Promise Keepers has such a phenomenon for men occurred. With 77 million baby boomers, many are asking “How do I leave something of lasting value to my children and grandchildren?” Letters from Dad unlocks the hearts of fathers and helps them leave a legacy of faith, hope and love. Just as God has written us a love letter called the Bible, fathers can leave treasured words of love and blessing. Men are experiencing revitalization in their marriages and relationships with their children after attending Letters from Dad seminars. Each session will begin with a time of sharing followed by a time of discussion at each table under the leadership of table leaders on how they can write a letter to their wives, children and/or other family members. March 24-May 26 6-7pm Room 7201 Doug Smith and Charles Smith, Facilitators W
Blessings from the Heart
Everyone leaves a legacy. The question is: What kind of legacy will you leave? This is an incredible journey where you will learn how to bless your world through the lost art of letter writing. Learn how to leave a legacy that will last, speak life into those you love, encourage those that need a word of encouragement, and forever change your life as you impact generations not yet born. Cost: varies. January 6-March 3 6-7:15pm Room 7208 Patty Woodring, Facilitator W
One in a Million – Journey to Your Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer
The journey of a lifetime. That is what you are in for! In Priscilla’s newest study you will experience His power, hear His voice and live in the abundance promised to you. Cost $12. January 6- February 24 6-8 pm Room 7205 Julia Willcutt, Facilitator
Just Between Us Girls (JBUG)
Women of all ages join us for a home tip and a spiritual lesson. No homework, each lesson stands alone. We cover topics such as prayer, marriage, communication skills, children, caring for aging parents, friendships, quiet time and so much more. No cost. January 6- May 12 6-7pm
Just Between Us Girls Leadership Team: Susan Fisher, Debbie Goodman, Mary Glen Grant, Donna Oliphint and Bonnie Whitaker P
Developing Your Prayer Life
This four-week course is designed to teach the essentials of a believer’s prayer life. It will help develop and deepen your walk with the Lord as you gain greater insight into this vital discipline of prayer. The four sessions include: Understanding Prayer,Your Personal Prayer Life, Your Intercessory Prayer Life and Praying Together. January 6, 13, 20, 27; March 3, 10, 17, 24; May 5, 12, 19, 26 6-7pm D
Room 3202 Jan Niel, Teacher
Learning to Read the Bible with Confidence and Joy
You can’t grow in your faith or in your Christian character apart from regular time in the Word! This 4-week course is designed to help you enjoy reading the Bible and experience genuine transformation by spending quality time with God through His Word. No previous knowledge or experience is required. February 3, 10, 17, 24 6-7pm Room 3202 Patsy Hughes, Teacher A
A Study of Selected Books of the Bible (Hebrews)
Ongoing 6pm Room 3103 Loette Lee, Leader
The Truth Project
“Do you really believe that what you believe is really real?” A recent study revealed that only 9 percent of professing Christians believe in absolute truth, so for many the question is “Is anything really real?” Nothing seems stable anymore. Do you ever feel that way? Well, if you attend “The Truth Project” you will leave this course with a greater grip on the Truth than ever before. Guaranteed!!! Can you answer: Who is God? Who is Man? Why did Jesus come to Earth? (You will be surprised by the answer to this question.) What is Truth? Why is there evil? Can we trust the Bible? What about science and the Bible? What is the Biblical perspective on government? And much more. The Church in America is losing the culture war because we as Christians are not equipped to answer these ultimate questions. “The Truth Project” is a new 13-part Focus on the Family DVD series taught by Dr. Del Tackett. For complete info go to: www.thetruthproject.org. January 6-March 31 6-7:45 p.m. Room 7203 Doug Smith, Facilitator firstname.lastname@example.org C
Do you feel like there is something missing from your life? Do you have that longing deep within you wanting more out of life? Now the only question is…are you ready to take the next step? Whether you’re just starting off, or continuing the journey, the Elevate worship gathering is for you. From times of crazy games to sincere moments of encountering God, we all are looking to ELEVATE our faith.
Elevate in East Sanctuary
Student Fellowship (6-12 Grade) After the Wednesday night services aren’t you a little hungry? The CRAVE Staff is…that’s why we’ll have some fellowship time over in East Chase from 8-9pm. Remember – you are responsible for rides and money. Hope to see you there.
ORBIT Music and Discipleship Program for Children (4-Year Olds through 5th Grade)
Come grow in God’s word through music, Bible study, drama, crafts and fellowship. January 6-May 12 6-7:15 pm 4-Year Olds-Room 6102 –Under the Sea 5-Year Olds-Room 6102-Under the Sea 1st Grade-Room 6111-Discoveryland Aquarium 2nd Grade Room 6111-Discoveryland Aquarium 3rd Grade Room 5210-SURGE 4th Grade Room 5210-SURGE 5th Grade Room 5210-SURGE
Adrenaline (6-8 Grade) Has your left eye ever twitched from nervous energy? Does your leg shake with anticipation when school is almost out? Do you have a hard time sitting still? If you answered “YES!” then this is the place for you on Wednesday nights. This gathering is not for the faint of heart. Be ready to be loud, play some Xtreme Games, and praise God at the top of your lungs.
Elevate (9-12 Grade)
Pizza and Drinks
Adrenaline in CRAVE Student Room (8251)
Open Gym Time (S.Gyms)
Temple Builders Fitness Program Older adult fitness program.
John Ed Mathison Activity Center Gym
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O L D E R A D U LT S O N T H U R S D AY S I N T H E F E L L OW S H I P H A L L S.P.I.R.I.T. (Special People Involved Regularly in Thanksgiving/Testimony) Dinner and a program are enjoyed by all who come to this evening event. Second Thursday 6pm $5
Friends Bible study and complimentary lunch Third Thursday 11am
Game day Fun and fellowship with luncheon speaker, Don Hill Fourth Thursday 9am-1pm $5
Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore.
This is an in-depth study of the life of Jesus based on the book of Luke. Come along with Beth on a life-changing journey which will lead you through the hills of Galilee with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and finally on the road toward the cross with the Savior. Get to know Jesus intimately…as though you had walked with Him during His days of earthly ministry. Cost $15. January 7- March 25 9-11am Room 7206 Mary Astone, Facilitator
Pilates/Esther: It’s Tough being a Woman by Beth Moore
This class has 20 minutes of physical toning and 90 minutes of DVD, discussion and prayer. Esther may have been a queen, but her life was not a fairy tale. An outsider, a foreigner, and an orphan, she found herself facing an evil plan to destroy her people. And you thought your life was hard! The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s overloaded and stressed woman. You can share Esther’s destiny – even if your glass slipper no longer seems to fit. Cost $15.00. February 4-April 1 9-11am Room 8114 Melissa Snowden and Barbie Gelabert, Facilitators
Esther: It’s Tough being a Woman by Beth Moore
Esther may have been a queen, but her life was not a fairy tale. An outsider, a foreigner, and an orphan, she found herself facing an evil plan to destroy her people. And you thought your life was hard! The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s overloaded and stressed woman. You can share Esther’s destiny – even if your glass slipper no longer seems to fit. Cost $15.00. January 14- March 11 9-11am Susan Fisher, Facilitator
Breaking Free: The Journey, The Stories by Beth Moore
Beth Moore leads you through a study of the Scriptures to discover the transforming power of Christian freedom. Based on Isaiah 61:1-4, this in-depth Bible study draws parallels between the captive Israelites and today’s believers. Beth uses Scripture to help identify spiritual strongholds in your life, no matter how big or small. She explains that anything that hinders us from the benefits of knowing God is bondage. Breaking Free is Beth’s life message that she wants to share with you. First released in 1999, this updated version of Breaking Free includes 11 new video teaching messages taped live at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, along with re-edited Bible study content and testimonies of how women like you have found freedom and been delivered from their personal captivity. Cost $15.00. January 7-March 25 9-11am Room 7205 Charlotte Robertson, Facilitator
Precepts Study of Isaiah Part 2 by Kay Arthur
Join us for this nine-week study of The Word of the Holy One to Israel and the promise of the child to be born. Cost $20. February 4-April 8 9-11:30 am Nelda Miller, Facilitator L
Dementia Day Care
This is a time of games, snacks and fellowship for our friends. The first Thursday of each month, the hours are extended to 12:30pm while the Caregivers Support Group meets. On this day, each participant needs to bring a snack lunch. There is no charge but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call Bev at 277-1116 to register. Every Thursday 9:30am-noon
Room 7207/09 L
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group
This group is for caregivers and family members of those affected by Alzheimer’s & Dementia. For additional information, call the church office at 272-8622. First Thursday 11am-12:30pm
ADHD Support Group
This group is presented by CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). The first hour is for parents of children with ADHD. The second hour is for adults with ADHD. For additional information, call Joy Germanos at 215-4428 or the church office at 272-8622. Second Thursday 6-8:15pm Room 8114 L
APAC – Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connection Support Group
This group provides education and social interaction for adoptive families. For additional information, call Bridgette Gilley at 409-9477. Third Thursday 6-7:30pm L
Parkinson’s Support Group
This group is for those who have Parkinson’s disease and the family members of those affected by this disease. For additional information, call the church office at 272-8622. Fourth Thursday 6pm
The Men’s Ministry sponsors a cookout every third Thursday of each month. The menu varies each month but the cost remains the same - just $5.00. Tickets are available each Sunday in the atrium and from any Men’s Ministry leader. No hidden agenda- just fellowship. Third Thursday 6:30pm L
Fellowship Hall or Pavilion Cost $5
This is a Christ-centered 12-step group for anyone struggling with addictions or life-challenging issues. For additional information, call the church office at 272-8622. Every Thursday 6:30pm
Donna Grieshop Joy Circle
This is a United Methodist Women’s Group. Call Annette Jeter (215-7673) or Marie Baldwin (260-2939) for more information. First Thursday 7 pm
This is a United Methodist Women’s Group. Call Susan Brinkley at 356-0560 for more information. Second Thursday 7 pm
HDJI=86BEJH 4540 Narrow Lane Road | Montgomery, AL 36116 Phone: 334-281-8971 S U N D AY M O R N I N G Adult Sunday School 8:30am
Fay Hardy, Teacher
Traditional Worship Service 9:30 am Children’s Sunday School 9:30 am Youth Sunday School 9:30 am Gospel Service 11 am Children’s Church 11 am Adult Sunday School 11 am
Dan Lewis, Teacher
M O N D AY E V E N I N G Volleyball 6 p.m. W E D N E S D AY E V E N I N G Children’s Supper and Devotional 5-6 pm Children’s Choir Practice 6-7 pm Wednesday prior to 1st Sunday Men’s Choir Practice 6-7 pm Wednesday prior to 2nd Sunday Bible Study 6-7 pm Robert Spicer and Fay Hardy Facilitator Combined Adult and Youth Choir Practice 6-7 pm All Wednesdays except those prior to 1st and 2nd Sunday
C O N F I R M A T I O N 2 01 0 This January, CRAVE will start a new adventure for our 6th grade students... Confirmation 2010. We will begin January 10 and end with our Confirmation Celebration Service on April 25. Confirmation classes will meet from 9:30-10:45 on Sunday mornings in the North Gym. Below is information for Confirmation 2010. If you have any questions, contact us in the CRAVE student ministry office at 334-495-6409.
SCHEDULE Jan 10 - 31
Understanding Your Mission: The Journey of Jonah
Feb 7 - 28
Discovering Our Heritage: The Methodist Movement
Mar 7 - 28
Kickinâ€™ It Old Skool: A New Look at the Old Testament
Apr 4 - 18
What is a Christian: A Study from Romans
Confirmation Celebration Service
REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS
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Attendance Students must attend 50% of Adrenaline (Wednesdays, 6-7PM) and 75% of Confirmation Sundays (Sundays, 9:30-10:45AM). There will be review sessions available upon request for students who missed a Confirmation class. Two review sessions will be allowed per student. Parent/ student will need to contact Bryan Levangie to coordinate a time to meet with him. Students must attend the mandatory Confirmation Retreat on April 16-18, 2010.
Service Students must participate in at least one of the mission opportunities that will be offered during the Confirmation semester. Options include: Spring Break Mission Trip to South Texas, March 12-20, or Great Day of Service, April 10. Study Students and parents must complete all homework assignments. Homework consists of take home discussions that are a follow-up from the lesson each Sunday. Parental involvement in the homework is necessary so that students can have the maximum benefit of spiritual growth. Homework must be checked off by both the parent and small group leader. Students will also be practicing one of the spiritual discipline tools (solitude/prayer, accountability, Bible memorization, tithing, Bible study) that will be provided by the Student Ministry.
Testimony T Students must write out their testimony and present it to their small group and the Student Ministry staff. They will have the opportunity to do this at the Confirmation Retreat. Baptism Students must be baptized. If they were baptized as an infant, that will fulfill this requirement. Any students who have not been baptized can contact the CRAVE Student Ministry office at 334495-6409, and we can assist you in this process.
Frazer Memorial UMC 6000 Atlanta Highway Montgomery, AL 36117 334.272.8622
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