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Frazer 2012 Covenant

Word-Centered, World-Changing I will open the Word daily to know and worship God I will respond to the Word by aligning my thoughts and actions to its truths; I will grow in the Word through a regular discipleship group; I will live the Word in my key relationships at home, school, work and leisure; I will share the Word by telling my story to win people to Christ; I will show the Word through service and missions–especially to the poor, the widow and the orphan; I will stand on the Word by speaking up for truth and justice with humility. 2


“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Mark 8:34 Dear Frazer Family, What does fall mean? While some may think of fall as the season for football, at Frazer we’re going to be getting used to another kind of season: the season of “Followership.” Followership means the commitments, disciplines, and relationships we build into our life to equip us to follow Jesus—to imitate him, copy him, become like him in every way. Followership is what Frazer is all about. The fruits of followership include love, joy, peace, service, giving, missions, transformed relationships, and a changed world. However, the roots of followership lie in discipleship. We must be nurtured in the Word of God through personal Bible reading and reflection, careful study, and application together with a community of believers. This booklet exists to direct you to the resources that can help you follow Jesus: a personal daily Bible reading plan (p. 4), and Bible study classes for children, students, men, women, singles and couples of all ages. Let me draw your attention to a couple of important new additions: • Essentials Class: designed as a follow-up to our STEP classes for new members, these sessions walk through the fundamentals of the faith. Perfect for new believers, or long-time church members looking for a fresh start in a genuine walk with Christ. • Kingdom Culture: we’ve relaunched our ministry for college students and young adults (18-25) under the name Kingdom Culture, led by Frazer native Patrick Craig. See page 10. Gone are the days (if they ever were) when we could count on popular culture to direct us in the steps of following Jesus. Today we live in a society increasingly opposed to biblical principles and decreasingly marked by Christian values and character. Yet we are not without hope. God responds to the prayers of His people for revival. He sends His Spirit to renew His Church. However, to see the change, we must become the change. Revival begins not with a nation or a city, or even a church; it begins with individual believers recommitting themselves to taking up the cross daily and following Jesus. —Susan Fisher, Director of Discipleship

save the date for these important fall events: Ballet Magnificat presents Deliver Us

Followership Dream Dinners

September 26, 6PM in Wesley Hall. Ballet Magnificat is America’s premiere Christian ballet company. “Deliver Us” presents the gospel through dance in the story of the Exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, set to the music of the Dreamwork’s film “Prince of Egypt.” Tickets in the Frazer Bookstore or on iTickets.com.

A time for the whole church to come together over a series of evenings to celebrate God’s work in our midst as a church family, and look ahead to His vision for us in 2013 as we seek to find our own place as followers of Jesus. Taking place October 22-24, every member is invited; look for information coming in the mail.

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Bible Reading Plan This plan will take you through the whole Bible in one year with two readings each day, six days a week. Courtesy NavPress, www.navpress.com. More Bible reading plans available online at YouVersion.com or on your mobile device using the YouVersion Holy Bible App. SEPTEMBER ✓ 1 Timothy 1 o 1-3 2 Reflection 3 o 4-6 ✓ Esther 4 o 1-3 5 o 4-7 6 o 8-10 7 o 2 Timothy ✓ Job 8 o 1-3 9 Reflection 10 o 4-6 11 o 7-9 12 o 10-12 13 o 13-15 14 o 16-18 15 o 19-21 16 Reflection 17 o 22-24 18 o 25-27 19 o 28-30 20 o 31-33 21 o 34-36 22 o 37-39 23 Reflection 24 o 40-42 25 o Titus ✓ Jeremiah 26 o 1-3 27 o 4-6 28 o 7-9 29 o 10-12 30 Reflection

✓ Psalm o 119:49-64 o 119:65-80 o 119:81-96 o 119:97-112 o 119:113-128 o 119:129-144 o 119:145-160 o 119:161-176 o 120 o 121 o 122 ✓ Isaiah o 1 o 2 o 3 o 4 o 5 o 6 o 7 o 8 o 9 o 10 o 11 o 12 o 13 o 14

OCTOBER ✓ Jeremiah ✓ Isaiah 1 o 13-15 o 15 2 o 16-18 o 16 3 o 19-21 o 17 4 o 22-24 o 18 5 o 25-27 o 19 6 o 28-30 o 20 7 Reflection 8 o 31-33 o 21 9 o 34-36 o 22 10 o 37-39 o 23 11 o 40-42 o 24 12 o 43-46 o 25 13 o 47-49 o 26 14 Reflection 15 o 50-52 o 27 ✓ Lamentations 16 o 1-2 o 28 17 o 3-5 o 29 ✓ 1 John 18 o 1-3 o 30 19 o 4-5 o 31 20 o 2 & 3 John o 32 21 Reflection ✓ 1 Peter 22 o 1-3 o 33 23 o 4-5 o 34 ✓ Ezekiel 24 o 1-4 o 35 25 o 5-7 o 36 26 o 8-11 o 37 27 o 12-15 o 38 28 o 16-19 o 39 29 Catch Up 30 Catch Up 31 Catch Up

What version should I read? The Bible was written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, so it must be translated into English. One way to do this is “literal,” or word-for-word translation; another way is “paraphrase,” or thought-for-thought. Most translations fall somewhere in-between. Versions that try to combine the best of both paraphrase and literal translation include the New International Version (NIV) and New Living Translation (NLT). 4

NOVEMBER ✓ Ezekiel 1 o 20-23 2 o 24-26 3 o 27-30 4 Reflection 5 o 31-34 6 o 35-38 7 o 39-42 8 o 43-45 9 o 46-48 ✓ John 10 o 1-3 11 Reflection 12 o 4-6 13 o 7-9 14 o 10-12 15 o 13-15 16 o 16-18 17 o 19-21 18 Reflection ✓ Daniel 19 o 1-3 20 o 4-6 21 o 7-9 22 o 10-12 ✓ 1 Thess. 23 o 1-2 24 o 3-5 25 Reflection 26 o Joel ✓ Micah 27 o 1-3 28 o 4-5 29 o 6-7 30 Catch Up

DECEMBER

✓ Psalm o 123-124 o 125-126 o 127 o 128-129 o 130-131 o 132 o 133-134 o 135 o 136 o 137 o 138 o 139 o 140 o 141 o 142

o 143 o 144 o 145 o 146 o 147 o 148 o 149 o 150 ✓ Isaiah o 40 o 41

Paraphrase versions may be easier to understand or may capture more of the emotion of the Biblical writer. This makes them good for devotional use and for beginners. Examples are the Contemporary English Version (CEV) and The Message (MSG). More literal translations, on the other hand, may be more accurate and precise, making them good for in-depth study and more experienced readers. Examples are the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) and the New American Standard Version (NASB). What about the old King James Version? It is a beautiful work of art, although English

✓ 1 o 2 Thess. 2 Reflection 3 o Nahum ✓ 4 o 2 Peter 5 o Habakkuk 6 o Zephaniah 7 o Jude 8 o Haggai 9 Reflection ✓ Zechariah 10 o 1-3 11 o 4-6 12 o 7-9 13 o 10-12 14 o 13-14 ✓ Malachi 15 o 1-2 16 Reflection 17 o 3-4 ✓ Revelation 18 o 1-2 19 o 3-4 20 o 5-6 21 o 7-8 22 o 9-10 23 Reflection 24 o 11-12 25 o 13-14 26 o 15-16 27 o 17-18 28 o 19-20 29 o 21-22 30 Catch Up 31 Catch Up

✓ Isaiah o 42 o 43 ✓ Isaiah o 44 o 45 o 46 o 47 o 48

o 49 o 50 o 51 o 52 o 53 o 54 o 55 o 56 o 57 o 58 o 59 o 60 o 61 o 62 o 63 o 64 o 65 o 66

has changed so much since 1611 that most readers find it almost as difficult as a foreign language. The New King James Version (NKJV) is an attempt to modernize it that is considered almost as literal as the NRSV and NASB. Remember that, whatever version you use, translation is only one part of understanding the Bible. The more important part is giving full attention to what you read, and being open to allow the Holy Spirit to teach you not only what the Bible says, but what He wants you to do about it.


Sunday Schedule Worship Services Contemporary 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. Wesley Hall Sanctuary 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. Main Sanctuary Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. (Main Sanctuary)* Chinese 11:00 a.m. (Chapel, 2nd & 4th Sunday) Korean Interpretation 9:30 Wesley Hall ASL Interpretation 11:00 Wesley Hall Nursery Classes for children birth through 3 years old during all worship services (building 5000 – enter from the Atrium behind the Tugboat) Cherub Church (Room 5205) 9:30 a.m. Ages 2 and 3 Children Under the Sea 9:30 a.m. Ages 4 and 5 Children’s Church Discoveryland Aquarium 9:30 a.m. 1st–3rd grade Children’s Church Surge 9:30 a.m. 4th–5th grade Children’s Church Hispanic Campus 3711 Eastern Blvd. 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship *Special Evening Worship events: Sept. 30 Gospel Group The Bledsoes in Concert Oct. 16 Healing & Communion Service

get connected Adult Bible Studies Sunday School 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. See class listing pages 16-20 Nursery & Children (Birth–Grades 5) Wavemakers 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 4 years old through 5th grade Sunday School (building 6000–enter from the Atrium behind the aquarium) Students (Grades 6–12) Crave Room Gathering & Welcome Worship & Announcements CRAVE University Youth Worship Arts

9:00-9:20 a.m. 9:20-9:40 a.m. 9:40-10:45 a.m.

3-5 p.m., Room 8253

College & Young Adults (Ages 18-25) Kingdom Culture 11:00 a.m., 8201

h o u r s o f o p e r at i o n Church Offices 272-8622 Monday–Friday..............................8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday...............................................................Closed Sunday........................................8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bookstore 495-6274 Monday–Friday .............................9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday....................................9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ....................................................5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday........................................9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. John Ed Mathison Activity Center 495-6459 Monday - Thursday . ..................... 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday ................................... 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday . ......................................... 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday . ...........................................................Closed Sunday ................................................................Closed

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Children’s Ministry building a solid foundation

Children’s Sunday Worship

Parenting University: Spiritual Parenting

Cherub Church (Room 5205) 9:30 a.m. Ages 2 and 3

It’s hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn’t what Jesus calls for in the Bible. God wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward Him and others. In Spiritual Parenting, Michelle Anthony calls us parents to depend upon God for our children’s spiritual and moral development, urging us toward a heart posture of surrender and faithfulness. The end goal is a vibrant faith that is passed on from one generation to another. Parents are, by the power of God’s Spirit, to depend on God in order to create home environments that God can use to beckon our kids to Him. Isn’t it time to embrace this revolutionary concept?

Under the Sea 9:30 a.m. Ages 4 and 5 Children’s Church Discoveryland Aquarium 9:30 a.m. 1st–3rd grade Children’s Church Surge 9:30 a.m. 4th–5th grade Children’s Church

WEDNESDAY | 6:15–7:15PM | SEPT 5-OCT 10 | ROOM 7208

Wavemakers Children’s Sunday School 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 4 years old through 5th grade Sunday School (building 6000–enter from the Atrium behind the aquarium) ORBIT Wednesday Night Music & Missions Music and Discipleship Program for Children 3-Year Olds (by 9/1) through 5th Grade. Come grow in God’s word through music, Bible study, drama, crafts and fellowship. Meets every Wednesday night starting Sept. 5 | 6–7:15PM 3 Year Olds 5200 “Underwater Quest” (Cherub Choir) 4 and 5 Year Olds 6102 “Under the Sea” 1st and 2nd Grade 6111 “Discoveryland Aquarium” 3rd - 5th Grade 5201 “SURGE”

DivorceCare for Kids see singles ministry page 14 for more information

Leader  Marsha McGehee 495-6355 marsha@frazerumc.org 6

Administrative Assistant  Laurie Shipp 495-6335 lshipp@frazerumc.org


Student Ministry a Craving For goD

& his worD

crave University

(Crave Wednesdays, continued)

Sunday mornings are focused on teaching our students the essentials of spiritual growth through a “university” style setting.

High school students will meet in Crave HomeGroups from 6:00-7:15 p.m. for a time of fellowship and teaching. Crave HomeGroups are divided based on grade. All 9th & 10th grade students will be at one home, and our 11th and 12th grade students will meet together at another. Transportation to & from Frazer is available for any high school student. The bus leaves no later than 5:45PM and will return no later than 7:30PM.*

9:00-9:20 a.m. Welcome and Gathering in the Crave Room (8251 above the gym) 9:20-9:40

Worship and Announcements. A live band leads us as we prepare our hearts for learning.

Fall 2012 HomeGroup Locations:

9:40-10:45

Crave University

9th & 10th Grade

Brian & Jennifer Welch, 1508 Old Park Row, Montgomery, AL 36117

11th & 12th Grade

Mark & Beth Kingry, 8611 Wynford Place Montgomery, AL 36117

Sunday mornings begin in the Crave Room (8251 above the gym) and then classes are dispersed throughout the JEMAC, divided by middle school and high school students. REGISTER NOW TO PICK THE CLASSES YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN! fOR MORE INfORMATION 495-6409

Youth Worship arts Where students use their artistic talents to worship God and serve others. Students grades 6-12 are invited. SUNdAyS | 3:00-5:00pM | ROOM 8253 dEBBIE pEAVy, fACILITATOR

crave Wednesdays (grades 6-12) Wednesday nights are available to all middle and high school students! Each Wednesday we create an environment that is welcoming to students who go to church regularly and who have never set foot in a church building. We want Crave Wednesdays to be a place where students can come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. A typical evening includes a time of worship, games, and a teaching that will help students in their daily life.

*In order for students to use Frazer transportation they must have a signed parent permission form. The form, as well as more information about our high school HomeGroups, can be found at the Crave office or by calling us at 495-6409.

crave Fall special events Pick up a CRAVE calendar or go to www.frazerumc.org/crave for full details.

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SENIOR LAKE dAy, AUGUST 24-25 GIRL’S NIGHT, OCTOBER 12 fOLLOWERSHIp dINNER ANd WORSHIp WITH BRETT yOUNKER, OCTOBER 25 COVENANT RETREAT & CELEBRATION, NOVEMBER 2-4 CRAVE OUTREACH, SEpT. 8, OCT. 6, dEC. 12

For our middle school students, here is the Wednesday night schedule: 5:00-5:45 p.m. — Open Gym 5:30-6:00 p.m. — Pizza Dinner in the JEMAC 6:00-7:15 p.m. — Crave Wednesday in the Crave Room

Leaders BRIAN WORD 495-6315 BRIAN.WORD@FRAZERUMC.ORG BRYAN LEVANGIE 495-6369 BRYAN@FRAZERUMC.ORG LAUREN MATSON 272-8622 LMATSON@FRAZERUMC.ORG PATRICK CRAIG (KINGDOM CULTURE) PCRAIG@FRAZERUMC.ORG DEBBIE PEAVY (YOUTH WORSHIP ARTS) DEBBIEP@FRAZERUMC.ORG Administrative Assistants KATHY HIEBERT 495-6409 KATHY.HIEBERT@FRAZERUMC.ORG MARY OGDEN 272-8622 MOGDEN@FRAZERUMC.ORG

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Adult Weekday Classes first steps and next steps for everyone

STEP Classes Leader: Levi Gardner 495-6359 lgardner@frazerumc.org assistant: rebecca bright 495-6332 rbright@frazerumc.org What is STEP? STEP is a series of classes that help you get plugged into the life of Frazer and understand what it means to be a member of the Frazer Family. At the end of the STEP classes, all who desire to join the church will be welcomed into the community of faith as a full member of Frazer.

STEP One Discovering your Church Family What does it mean to be a member of a church? How is it different from being a regular attendee? Why is it important to join a church? During STEP One we will discuss these questions and many more about joining a church family.

STEP Two: Personal Spiritual Practices How do I study the Bible? How can I find a way to pray daily? Why is it important to know Scripture? At STEP Two we will examine the importance of personal spiritual development through prayer and God’s Word. Wednesday Sept. 19 or nov. 14  6:00-7:00 PM Parlor or Sunday Oct. 14  11:00 AM Room 7201

STEP Three: Exploring Faith in Action What is Spiritual Multiplication? How and where can I serve? In this final session we will examine the practice of making disciples. In addition, we will discuss areas of service within Frazer and the world and help you get plugged in to your specific area of service using your God-given gifts and talents. Wednesday sept. 26 or Nov. 28  6:00-7:00 PM Parlor or Sunday Oct. 21  11:00 AM Room 7201

Wednesday sept. 12 or nov. 7  6:00-7:00 PM Parlor or Sunday Oct. 7  11:00 AM Room 7201

Next Step Classes Essentials 101: Know What Is Important To God! These classes will be focused on the basic beliefs of our faith. Target group: new and prospective members or anyone who wants a refresher. Sept 9 Sept 16 Sept 23 Sept 30 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28

Repentance and Salvation Father, Son and Holy Spirit The Word Prayer Worship Witness (His story in me) Fellowship (With God and others) Obedience (Followership, giving, serving)

SEPT 9-OCT 28 | 11AM | ROOM 7208 SUSAN FISHER AND CHARLES WISE, TEACHERS contact: Sandy Boswell 495-6391 sandy@frazerumc.org

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. Sessions cover these topics: Understanding Prayer, Your Personal and Intercessory Prayer Life, Spiritual Warfare, Prayer using Scripture, and Praying Together. wednesdays Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6–7PM | ROOM 3104 JAN NIEL, TEACHER 8

Lifetime Guarantee Making your Christian life work and what to do when it doesn’t. Come join us as we learn to walk in the light rather than darkness. NOV 4–Dec 2 | 11AM | ROOM 7208 | RICK HOLSTON, TEACHER

Baptism Orientation For students and adults who desire to be baptized and for parents who desire to have their children baptized. Provides an understanding of what baptism is and why we practice this spiritual sacrament. This class is beneficial both for those with no previous instruction in baptism, as well as for those seeking to understand how baptism is practiced in the United Methodist church. To register contact Karen South in the Congregational Care office, 495-6357 or ksouth@frazerumc.org FIRST MONDAYS 5:30 PM AND SECOND SUNDAYS 8:30 AM ROOM 3102 | NEIL EPLER, FACILITATOR


other weekday classes for all adults Wednesday Night Bible Study – The Miracles Of Jesus

Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

Beginning September 5, join Dr. Neil Epler in the Fellowship Hall as we share a study on the miracles of Jesus. We will look at the healing miracles as well as the resurrection miracles and miracles over nature. We will be exploring the context of each miracle and its significance in His ministry and in defining the Kingdom of God. Each week will stand alone so you can come when you are able and handouts will be made available for each session. If you have any questions please contact Charles Wise 272-8622.

Financial Peace University is a 10 week course that provides everything you need to become debt-free and then live that way for the rest of your life. Additionally, all other factors affecting your financial life are covered in detail (how to plan for retirement, how to invest, buying and selling a home, how to save for college, how to obtain the right insurance, etc.). Each week an entertaining and educational DVD video is presented by Dave Ramsey followed by a discussion of the topic. Registration begins Sunday, August 19th and ends Sunday, September 2nd. During this time, Registration Forms will be available at the Atrium Information Desk or in the Church Office. Classes begin Wednesday, September 5th. The cost is $99 per family/single, which is the cost paid by the church. It covers all course materials which include a workbook with each session’s lesson, financial software, and a complete set of CD’s containing the audio of the series. Questions can be emailed to Tom Oliphint at toliphint@knology.net.

Wednesdays | 6–7:00PM | Fellowship Hall

A Study of Selected Topics and Books of the Bible The study for the fall includes God the Trinity, God the Father and God the Son: His Past, His Present and His Future. WEDNESDAYS | 6PM | ROOM 3103 | LOETTE LEE, LEADER

Basic ASL Class This 6 week class is an introduction to basic American Sign Language. SEPT 5-OCT 10 | 6PM | ROOM 3202 | INSTRUCTOR, ROBIN PASS

Conversational Sign Language After learning basic American Sign Language, this class will help with basic conversations and practice communication. Teachers: Jan and Frank Stevens & Richard Stallworth

SEPT 5-Nov. 14 (SKIPS Oct. 24) | 6PM | ROOM 7202

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 11:15. Dr. Hill begins speaking at 12:15. Cost of luncheon $5.00. SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH | SEPT-MAY | NOON FELLOWSHIP HALL

Tuesdays OCT 17-NOV 21 | 6PM | Room 3202

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College & Young Adults kingdom culture Kingdom Culture: Bible Study (College & Young Adult) Through guided teaching and round table discussions, our Sunday morning Bible Study focuses on Kingdom living: how to live on earth as citizens of the Kingdom of God. As we walk verse-by-verse through scripture we will discuss practical ways in which we can grow in our love for God and display God’s love to the world both individually and together. Sundays 11:00 a.m. ROOM 8201

Leaders  patrick craig pcraig@frazerumc.org Administrative Assistant  Kathy Hiebert 495-6409 kathy.hiebert@frazerumc.org

Men’s Ministry taking the challenge to become a godly man Monthly Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Wednesday Night Bible Study

The First Wednesday morning of each month men of all ages are invited to gather for breakfast and a short Bible message. Breakfast cost is only $3 and begins promptly at 6:30 a.m. The message is usually delivered by one of our pastors each month.

Come join us in Room 8114 at 6 PM beginning August 1. There will be a short lecture each week and then we will gather around tables where we will have an opportunity to discuss what we have heard and read based on books and lessons from the Bible.

monthly first wednesdays | 6:30am | Fellowship Hall

6-7 p.m. Wednesdays | august 1–dec 12 | Room 8114

Men’s Thursday Night Supper The Men’s Ministry sponsors a monthly cookout in the Fellowship Hall or Pavilion. The menu varies each month but the cost remains the same - just $5.00. Tickets are available each Sunday in the Atrium or from any Men’s Ministry leader. Come join us for a great time of fellowship. Third Thursdays | 6:00pm Frazer Outdoor Pavilion (Fellowship Hall if weather is inclement)

Leaders  Charles Hall, Lay Leader candfhall@charter.net Administrative Assistant  Sandy Boswell 495-6391 sandy@frazerumc.org 10


Women’s Ministry journeying together to become women of god Childcare: Preschool nursery available for bible study groups Tuesday-Thursday mornings with pre-registration. Contact Sandy Boswell, 495-6391, sandy.boswell@frazerumc.org

Weekday Morning Studies Beloved Disciple by Beth Moore John referred to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. Just as Christ took John on a lifelong journey into the depths of His love, He will do the same for you. The Bridegroom’s love is inexhaustible and He is waiting to lavish it on you, His beloved.  This study is about finding our way to the heart of Jesus and reclining so closely that our pulse begins to throb in tandem, loving what He loves and hating what He hates. Cost $15. TUESDAYS | SEPT 4–NOV 13 | 9-11AM | ROOM 7201 BETTY HENRY, FACILITATOR

Revelation A verse by verse study of the book of Revelation. No cost. Bring your Bible. WEDNESDAYS | SEPT 5 | 9:30–11:00AM | ROOM 7201 GLENDA MILLING, FACILITATOR

Nehemiah: A Heart that Can Break by Kelly Minter Nehemiah’s heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. Are you ready to let God break your heart for a hurting, lost world and move in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus? This study will show you how to put feet to your faith. Cost $13.00. THURSDAYS | SEPT 13 –NOV 1 | 9-11AM | ROOM 7202 CHARLOTTE ROBERTSON, FACILITATOR

Parenting University: Spiritual Parenting

Breaking Free: The Journey, The Stories by Beth Moore Beth leads you through a study of the Scriptures to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ. Themes for this study come from Isaiah, a book about the captivity of God’s children, the faithfulness of God and the road to freedom. This in-depth study draws parallels between the captive Israelites of the Old Testament and New Testament beliefs in Jesus as the Promised Messiah. Beth looks at the Book of Isaiah through the lives of the kings who ruled during the prophet’s ministry. These kings exemplify many of the obstacles to freedom with which we must deal. Using Scripture to help identify spiritual strongholds in your life, no matter how big or small, Beth 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. Cost $15.00. THURSDAYS | SEPT 13–NOV 29 | 9-11AM | ROOM 7205 MARY ASTONE, FACILITATOR

Pilates/Believing God by Beth Moore This is an in depth study based on Isaiah 43:10 that explores what it means not only “to believe in God” but “to believe Him”. The bride of Jesus Christ in our generation is nearly paralyzed by unbelief. God is calling His bride to a fresh and lavish anointing of faith. Through studying the lives of Abraham, Moses and others as examples of persons who believed God, Beth encourages women to deepen their own trust in God and receive a fresh word from Him. Cost $15.00. THURSDAYS | SEPT 13-NOV 29 | 9-11AM | ROOM 8114 MELISSA SNOWDEN, FACILITATOR

Precepts Study of Revelation Part One by Kay Arthur Chapters 1-3 of Revelation contain God’s messages to the seven churches of Asia. See how His messages recorded by John so long ago still speak to the church today. Study includes: what is the sign of His coming and of the end of the age. Bible study students who are unable to commit to the level of homework in this Precept Upon Precept Bible study may wish to choose the corresponding In & Out workbook. In & Out Bible Studies cover the same material with less homework required. Students in the same discussion group may choose Precept Upon Precept or In & Out workbooks. Cost: Precept Upon Precept workbook $23, In & Out Workbook $18

It’s hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn’t what Jesus calls for in the Bible. God wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward Him and others. In Spiritual Parenting, Michelle Anthony calls us parents to depend upon God for our children’s spiritual and moral development, urging us toward a heart posture of surrender and faithfulness. The end goal is a vibrant faith that is passed on from one generation to another. Parents are, by the power of God’s Spirit, to depend on God in order to create home environments that God can use to beckon our kids to Him. Isn’t it time to embrace this revoluTHURSDAYS | SEPT 13| 9–11:30AM | ROOM 7208 tionary concept? NELDA MILLER, FACILITATOR WEDNESDAYs | 9:00-10:30AM | SEPT 19-OCT 31 | ROOM 7207/09

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Women’s Ministry, cont. Childcare: Preschool nursery available for bible study groups Tuesday-Thursday mornings with pre-registration. Contact Sandy Boswell, 495-6391, sandy.boswell@frazerumc.org

EVENING STUDIES Bible Study Fellowship Bible Study Fellowship Evening Women’s Class is an Interdenominational Bible Study.  This year, Ladies and co-ed school age children are studying Genesis using a four-part method of Daily questions for personal study, discussion group sharing, expository lectures and printed notes distributed to Adult Class Members. . Introduction Class meets on the first Monday night of each month through May. For more information, contact Janna Green, 462-1521 MONDAYS |SEPT 10 - MAY 20 | 6:45PM | EAST SANCTUARY | OFFERING ACCEPTED

Just Between Us Girls (JBUG) We are so excited about what God has led us to do this fall. We will dig into the Word and study the lives of Extraordinary Women of the Bible including the so called Bad Girls of the Bible. We will look at women from the Old and New Testament and examine God’s plans lived out through them. Each lesson will stand alone with no homework unless you want to dig deeper. We also will provide an opportunity for you to sign up for a small group that meets outside the classroom. Can’t wait to see our old friends and journey with new sisters! No cost. Leadership Team: Mary Glen Grant, Donna Oliphint and Bonnie Whitaker

Nehemiah: A Heart that Can Break by Kelly Minter Nehemiah’s heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. Are you ready to let God break your heart for a hurting, lost world and move in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus? This study will show you how to put feet to your faith. Cost $13.00. WEDNESDAYS | SEPT 12-OCT 31 | 6-7PM | ROOM 7201 MARCILLA GROSS, FACILITATOR.

MENTORING Apples of Gold This is a six week nurturing program which meets in homes. The primary purpose is for the 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. SEPT 18 | 6:30–8:45PM | IN HOMES | COST $35 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT BETSY PRINCE, 277-2285

WEDNESDAYS | SEPT 12-NOV 15 | 6–7PM | ROOM 7207-7209

Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa Terkeurst Are you tired of going through the motions of the Christian life? Do you feel a tug at your heart to live completely for God but don’t know what the next step is? Lysa Terkeurst, founder of Proverbs 31 ministries, teaches women how they can step out of the drudgery of their spiritual to-do lists and experience a dynamic and intimate life with God. Workbook $10 available first night; optional book $13.00. WEDNESDAYS | SEPT 5-OCT 24 | 6–7PM | ROOM 7203 EMILY SPEAR, FACILITATOR

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Leaders  susan Fisher 495-6465 susan@frazerumc.org; Patty Woodring, Lay Leader  patty106@knology.net Administrative Assistant  Sandy Boswell 495-6391  sandy@frazerumc.org


Women’s Ministry, cont. missionary circles

Rainbow Circle

Mission Circle

The Circle supports such ministries as: local projects (Food for Easter & Thanksgiving, Wesley Gardens, Save-a-Life, Frazer Food Pantry, Valentine party for the nursing home residents, ESL, etc), world-wide missions (Uganda Guest House, TREC School, etc.) Call Judy Cornell, (285-1487) for more information.

The Circle supports such ministries as: Save-a-Life, Covenant Ministries, Personal Prayer Ministry and support for our members, ESL Ministry, Youth BBQ, Wesley Gardens – Christmas Project and Christmas Cards for Shut-ins. Call Margi Lyles (244-2057) or Susan Brinkley (356-0560) for more information.

FIRST MONDAY | 10AM | PARLOR

SECOND THURSDAY | 7PM | HOMES

Friendship Circle

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN: Maxine Beck Genesis Circle

The Circle supports such ministries as: district missions and local groups such as Hospice, Nellie Burge, Homeless, Life Tech Prison outreach, Brantwood Children’s Home & several others; providing Christmas gifts, clothing & food to several families through the Annual Auction/Dinner in December. Call Clara Jehle (271-4924) for more information. THIRD TUESDAY | 6:30PM | PARLOR

This is a United Methodist Women’s Group that supports such ministries as: the Nellie Burge Center, Save-A-Life & Frazer Food Pantry in Montgomery, Al and the Mobile Community Center & Dumas Wesley Center in Mobile, Al. Call Jean Sublette (273-9576) or Jane Trawick (277-9718) for more information. SECOND TUESDAY | 9:30AM | PARLOR

Donna Grieshop Joy Circle The Circle supports such ministries as: a silent auction where proceeds go to purchase gifts for the Angel Tree Project, missionary support & various other projects throughout the year including ESL and Frazer Food Pantry. Call Annette Jeter (215-7673) for more information. FIRST THURSDAY | 6:30PM | PARLOR

Leaders  susan Fisher 495-6465 susan@frazerumc.org; Patty Woodring, Lay Leader  patty106@knology.net Administrative Assistant  Sandy Boswell 495-6391  sandy@frazerumc.org

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Single Adult Ministry discovering we are complete in christ Registration for all Singles classes begins at Grief Recovery 5:30 Tuesdays outside the Fellowship Hall, or call 495-6368. Room numbers will be This group is for those newly bereaved or those who have not reconciled grief. There is no assigned at that time. timetable for this process. This foundational group deals with the stages of grief, its emotional storms, and ways of dealing with loss. TNT- Tuesday Night

Together for Singles

ongoing every tuesday | 5:30-6:45PM

All singles are invited to TNT, 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!

Individual Financial Mentoring 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. Coordinator, Gary Sanderson

tuesdays SEPT 4-DEC 18 (no tnt dec. 25 or jan. 1

SEPT–NOV | PRE-REGISTER BY CALLING THE SINGLES OFFICE AT 495-6368.

DivorceCare This 13-week more structured group, uses a workbook, videotapes and discussions for support and guidance. You will cover a different topic each week as you work through the issues, pain and pressures surrounding divorce. Begin any week but complete all sessions before moving to another group. A registration table is in the Fellowship Hall lobby beginning at 5:00 pm each Tuesday. Book $15 tuesdays | SEPT 4-NOV 27 | 5:30-6:45PM

Divorce Care for Kids 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. Cost $15 per child and pre-registration is required. (Classroom limited to 12 students) tuesdays | SEPT 4-NOV 27 | 5:30-6:45PM

Song of Solomon Romantic relationships affect everyone….We all have a passion and a yearning for intimacy. God designed us that way and He also gave us the “Owners Manual for Relationships”, the Bible. Join Bill Holmes and Linda Hornsby as they address the topics of attraction, dating, courtship, intimacy, conflict, romance and commitment through the study of “The Song of Solomon”. tuesdays SEPT 4-NOV 27 | 5:30-6:45PM

Surviving the Holidays This class features video instruction and group discussion and was created to help you deal with the intense pain of separation and divorce during the holiday season. Discover practical, stress reducing ideas that will help you face the holiday season with a new perspective and create new ideas for your own holiday traditions. tuesdays DECEMBER 4 & 11 | 5:306:45PM.

DivorceShare 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. Join this group for support and guidance as you stabilize and prepare for our next Divorce Care group (see below). Tuesdays | Dec 18 | 5:30-6:45PM

Game Night & Fellowship Bring your favorite game and lead a table or join other teams for a time of fun and fellowship. A great time to try different games and learn new game strategies while meeting new single friends. tuesdays DEC 4–18 | 5:30-6:45PM.

Forgive to Live In a world riveted by conflict, everyone has a “grievance story” – we’ve all been hurt or rejected by someone who mattered to us. Unfortunately, while most of us have been told to forgive, we’ve never been told how or why to forgive. Author, “Dr. Dick Tibbits has done the research and scientifically documented the healing power of forgiveness. Join this group led by Dr. Dan Hogan and learn how unforgiveness can affect your life and your body. Walk through the process to forgive and live!” (Book cost, $10.00) tuesdays SEPT 4-OCT 30 | 5:30-6:45PM

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Leader  Charles Wise 495-6319 cwise@frazerumc.org Administrative Assistants  Caroline Wingard 495-6368 caroline@frazerumc.org; Virginia Holmes 495-6390  virginia@frazerumc.org


Older Adult Ministry living to the full Friends Bible Study

Older Adult Painting Class 

Complimentary lunch and Bible study for older adults.

Temple Builders Fitness Program

Join us for a painting class, under the instruction of Doris Bell. She will be teaching all art media including sketching, watercolors, oils etc. Each participant will work on their own project. Please remember to bring your own supplies. For more information, please e-mail Doris at in-his-steps@ elmore.rr.com.

Older adult fitness program.

2nd & 4th Thursdays | 18yrs and up | 9-11:30am | Servery

monday, Tuesday and Thursdays | 8-9 am | Activity Center Instructor, Forester Harrison

S.P.I.R.I.T.

Monthly Third Thursdays | 11:00am | Free | Fellowship Hall

(Special People Involved Regularly In Thanksgiving/Testimony)

Speeders Choir Older adult choir practice.

A delicious dinner and inspirational program, open to all ages from the whole community.

Tuesdays 1:15 p.m. | Choir Room | Joe Pat Cox, Director

Monthly Second Thursdays | 6 pm | $5 | Fellowship Hall

Older Adults Game Day Fun and fellowship. Monthly Fourth Thursdays | 9 am – 1 pm | $5

Leader  Martha John Allison 495-6344 martha@frazerumc.org Administrative Assistant  Sandy Boswell 495-6391  sandy@frazerumc.org

Fitness & Health

transformed in spirit, soul and body Aerobics

Fitness Center

The Activity Center is pleased to welcome Certified Personal Trainer Emily Spear to our staff. With her passion for fitness and God-honoring healthy lifestyles, Emily will lead aerobics classes open to members and nonmembers for a minimal cost, $2 per class and $3 for childcare, payable monthly.

Contact the Control Desk in the John Ed Mathison Activity Center for more information on classes, fitness equipment, and sports leagues for children, youth and adults through the Frazer Activities Ministry.

mondays & wednesdays noon tuesdays & thursdays 9am

craig mckissick | craig@frazerumc.org | 495-6459

Children’s programs will include Upward™ Flag Football and Cheerleading in the fall and Upward™ Basketball in the winter.

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Adult Sunday Bible Classes 8 A.M. Classes Bereans

9:30 a.m. Classes 8:00 Room 3101

Abiders IN/Thru the Word

Spiritual truths, learned through Bible study, materials and homework, are discussed in class and applied to individual lives. All adults age 50 and up are invited. Leadership is shared by Tom Bartels and others.

Devoted Duos

8:00 Room 7201

A class for young adults age 25-40 with a desire to grow deeper in their walk with Christ and develop friendships along the way. Teacher Mark Platt.

Encouragers

The Followers

Agape

9:30 Room 3101 This class for married and unmarried, ages 40 and up, is involved in a study of a book of the Bible or biblical topics. The method of study is teacher presentation, but discussion-oriented. Leaders include Ray

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Martin and Roy Sublette.

Alpha and Omega

Back to the Word

Jack Thompson Class

8:00 Cokesbury Room

A strong fellowship group of people age 50 and up–couples, widows, widowers, singles–who want a family connection, study selected Scripture. Teachers are Wallace Falero, Hal Bacon, and Tom Ford.

Waking Up With the Word

8:00 Room 7203

This is a new class, for target age 25-45, singles and married. Waking up with the Bible allows adults to dig into the Word first thing each Sunday morning. The class will encourage discussion each week as we open up the Bible and seek out Jesus’ messages for us. Teachers are Heather and Chris McInnish.

9:30 Room 3102

A new class for target age 34-45, studying the bible together, starting with the New Testament. Class preparation (read scripture) and participation (thoughts about scripture) are expected and encouraged. Leader, Jon Howe.

8:00 Room 7210 This couples group (age 50 and up) focuses on Biblebased study and discussion. Zack Studstill is the teacher.

9:30 Room 8114

Couples of all ages study selected books of the Bible through lecture and interaction. Don Hill is the teacher.

8:00 Room 3105

A class for people of all ages that features Biblical teaching, simply presented, for successful living—by teachers who have “been there, done that and have the T-shirts.” Teachers are Dr. John and Mrs. Ann Kline.

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A class for married/unmarried adults desiring to glorify The LORD by knowing Him more deeply as we discover and do His transforming purposes and priorities. Read ‘THRU-the-BIBLE’ daily and weekly discuss insights revealed by The Living WORD. May join year round. Teacher/Facilitator: Bob Rudder, 277-7732

8:00 Room 8114 (JEMAC Building)

All ages, singles and couples welcome. Class members are strong prayer warriors and encourage each other in their walk with the Lord. Taught by Rick Holston. He reinforce each person’s Christian walk by leading the class through the study of the Old and New Testament where they learn how to apply the biblical truths to their daily lives.

9:30 Room 3213

Believers

9:30 Room 7208 For couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s, this is a class intended to be as simple as its name. Its purpose is to foster, support and amplify belief. Mark Bain is the leader.

Chinese Language Bible Study

9:30 Room 3209

Chinese speaking adults come together to study God’s word.


Christians Day by Day

9:30 Room 3208

Friendship Class

A small group of couples or single adults in their 40’s-50’s, use scripture based lessons and apply them to everyday life. Studies include open discussions on life topics, lesser known books of the Bible, and Christian book reading discussion. Denny Rea is the facilitator.

Cornerstone

9:30 Room 7210

A couples class age 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s, with a desire to learn and grow as individuals and together through the study of God’s Word and it’s application to their lives and marriages. Bryan Carter is the teacher.

Couples in Christ

9:30 Parlor Adults ages 60 and older use the International Lesson series to direct their study. Members are free to ask questions and prompt discussion. Carol Brown, Ann Crew (not pictured), and Faye Gaston are the teachers.

Harbor Light

9:30 Room 7202/04

Couples in their 30s and 50s study Scripture to learn practical applications on how to walk with and please God. Andy Harris is the teacher.

9:30 Room 7205

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.

Deaf Bible Study

9:30 Room 3110

International Bible Study I

Adults of all ages and all nationalities come together to study scripture and apply God’s word to their lives. Teacher is Cindy Alsabrook.

Journey

Bible study for the deaf of all ages in room 3110. Contact Charles Wise for details, cwise@frazerumc.org or 495-6319.

Defenders of our Faith

Explorers

9:30 Room 7209 Couples use small-group interaction to explore relevant life lessons and application of the Bible to everyday living. Terry Ballant, Steve Stoltzfus and other members lead the class.

Family of Faith

9:30 Room 3201 This is an exciting opportunity for single adults 25 through 40s 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.

9:30 Room 3207

This coed class of all ages focuses on defending our faith in Christ by developing an understanding of what we believe and why we believe it. Sheila Dorrough-Michaels and Ardith Dorrough are the teachers.

9:30 Room 3214

Lifesong

9:30 Room 3212

This class for couples ages 30-55 emphasizes group discussion, community service, and fellowship opportunities. Teachers rotate from within the class.

Lighthouse

9:30 Room 3210 This group is for couples and singles age 40’s to 60’s, growing together through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and service. A welcoming group who would love to have you join their journey. Jan Niel is the primary leader.

9:30 Room 7207

Couples age 30–55 seek biblical solutions to the challenges they face in everyday life. Tom Calender is the teacher.

Family Teams for Christ

9:30 Room 3202

The goal of this unique class is to teach God’s blueprints for marriage and parenting, equipping civilian and military couples in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to build their family team for Christ. For information, call Mike and Lisa Conn at 462-5227. 17


Listeners

9:30 Room 3211

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 (not pictured), Gary Cochran and Herb Cordle are the leaders.

Living Today

9:30 Cokesbury Room Married and single men and women at mid-life (ages 50 and up) learn to apply God’s Word to the problems of living today. Bob Scruggs and Bob Kline are the teachers.

Men’s Class

9:30 Room 3215

Sharps & Flats

Originally started for choir members, this class has been expanded to welcome all, including any age, both singles and couples. Teacher Rick Holston seeks to reinforce each person’s Christian walk through the study of the Old and New Testament to apply biblical truths to daily life

Shepherds

9:30 Room 3108

Stepping Stones

9:30 Room 3105

The Refuge

9:30 Room 7203 Married and unmarried adults are involved in studying God’s Word, deepening their relationship with God and ministering to others. Facilitators are Walter Overby (pictured), Ray Tucker, Jack Cunningham and Gary Weaver.

The Seekers

Wanderers 9:30 Room 3104

9:30 “Servery” (Room labeled “Kitchen” across the Atrium from the Fellowship Hall) A class where those in mid-life (30s, 40s, 50s) experience a learning fellowship and consider scriptural application to a variety of topics. Steve Autry is the leader.

Adults age 55 and older use the Wesley Bible curriculum. They are involved in local missions. Robert Saunders is the teacher.

Watermark Roy Cox Class

9:30 Room 3103

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.

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9:30 Room 3216 Couples and singles age 45-65 study relevant topics we confront on a daily basis in our Christian growth. Cliff Abbot, Brent Smeltzer and other teachers rotate within the class.

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.

P.U.S.H.

9:30 Room 3218

This is a group of active, caring adults age 30-50 desiring to grow to spiritual maturity. Charles Wise is the teacher.

This class is for special needs adults (ages 18 and up) who learn how to apply Scripture in their lives. Beverly Kirby Harwick is the teacher assisted by Pam Holt.

Prime Time Singles (PTS)

9:30 Room 3106

Men and women age 55 and up study the Bible and develop strong Christian relationships through fellowship. Frank Bray, Ron Osborne (not pictured), Jimmy Wilson, and Ann Lewis are the teachers.

Men age 50 and up focus on studying Scripture and building fellowship. Harold Faulkner (not pictured), Bob Bowen and David Best are the teachers.

Miracles (Special Needs)

9:45 Room 1114 (Choir Room)

9:30 Room 7201 Couples in their 20’s and 30’s explore biblical principles and how they apply in day-to-day living. Mike and Sharon Hutson are the teachers.

Women in Christ

9:30 Room 7206

This is a 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. Vivian Elder is the teacher.


11 a.m. Classes Anchor (Singles)

Joy

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 the teachers.

11:00 Room 7207/09

A non-age graded group of singles, median age 55, who enjoy Bible study and fellowship with a strong missions focus.

Basic Bible

11:00 East Sanctuary

Kingdom Culture (singles) 11:00 Room 8201 Crave

This class is for people who are not currently in a Sunday School class and will provide a basic approach to the truths of the Bible. The teacher is Virginia Thompson.

Discovery

11:00 Room 3103

This is a class for young adults age 18-25 with a desire to grow in God’s word. Patrick Craig is the teacher.

Koinonia

The Discovery Class is open to all ages. Studies are primarily of the New Testament with particular emphasis on life application principles. This class is heavily involved in mission outreach locally and throughout the world. Teachers are Gaeton and Cindy Lorino.

Essentials 101

Sept 9 - Repentance and Salvation Sept 16 - Father, Son and Holy Spirit Sept 23 - The Word Sept 30 - Prayer Oct 7 - Worship Oct 14 - Witness (His story in me) Oct 21 - Fellowship (With God and others) Oct 28 - Obedience (Followership, giving, serving)

Going Vertical

Mantle (Singles)

Harvesters

11:00 Room 7206 A class of couples and singles age 3040s with a desire to grow closer together and closer to God through His Word. Teachers are Sylvia and Neil Thompson.

International Bible Study II

11:00 Room 3214

1st & 3rd Sundays each month. Adults, all ages, all nationalities, with limited English, study scripture in English and apply God’s word to their lives. Teacher, Cindy Alsabrook.

11:00 Room 3102

This class of singles (30s-40s) study, discuss, and pray selected scripture in order to discover how God’s word and spirit, working together, can equip each individual to face life’s situations as well as succeed to do His will. Jonathan and Terry Drisko are the teachers.

Meat Lovers Room 7210 Couples ages 35-65 longing for the meat of God’s Word will find much to chew on in this discussion-based class. Read the Bible for Life by George Guthrie will be the kick-off material. Some weekly preparation will be required for members to have a “steak” in class discussion. Bob and Beth Crittenden are the facilitators.

11:00 Room 3201 Couples and singles in their 20s to 40s engage in an in-depth discussion of selected books of the Bible to gain a deeper understanding of the Word. Leaders are Melody Griffin and Corey Maze.

11:00 Room 7203 Jim Taylor sparks lively class discussion by combining scripture history, and outside resources to enrich conversation and inspire class members to intentionally live out their faith and share it. We care, share, pray, study, work, and play together like family. We’d love to have you join us!

11:00 Room 7208

Know What Is Important to God! An 8 week class taught quarterly focused on the basic beliefs of our faith. A great place to start for new and prospective members. Susan Fisher and Charles Wise are the teachers.

11:00 Room 3101

Pathfinders

11:00 Room 3106 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.

Samurai Love Tank

11:00 Room 7205

The quirky crew of Samurai Love Tank is composed of singles and couples in their 20’s and 30’s. Their mission is to wield the Full Armor of God as they mobilize to share Christ’s love with each other and with everyone they meet. The crew discusses the sermon topic of the day, as well as materials provided by the church. Matt Williams is the field commander.

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Sowers

11:00 Room 7202/04

The Rock Group

11:00 Room 8114

Couples and singles, ages 50 and up, focus on This is a caring group of believers, age 40s-60s, following a scripspecific Bible verses designed to increase tural path to a closer relationship knowledge and understanding of Scripture. with the living Rock, Jesus Christ. Informal lectures are presented by Doug “He is our Rock and Redeemer.” Lecture and discussion based on books Barfield, John Bradwell, Larry Stevenson, and of the Bible. Ron Beers, Chip Nix, Bonnie Whittaker, Susan Fisher (not Rhon Carleton. pictured) and other teachers rotate from within the class.

Young Men’s Class The Main Course

11:00 Room 3108 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.

11:00 Cokesbury Room This group of couples of all ages discusses the day’s sermon topic. Frank and Melissa Snowden and Ed and Kelley Rouze are the leaders.

Life Groups doing life together Life Groups are small groups of adults who meet regularly for Bible study, fellowship and service, and to challenge each other to be more like Jesus. Life Groups are similar to Sunday School classes with the main difference being that Life Groups can meet anytime and any place other than Sunday morning. Life Groups often meet in homes.

Being part of a Life Group is an excellent way to get plugged in to God’s Word and grow with other believers. Life Groups also offer an alternative for those whose schedules may keep them from being part of a group that meets on Sunday mornings. Groups form each semester so if you are interested in being a part of a small, close-knit group of believers, Contact the Discipleship office 495-6391.

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Charles Wise 495-6319  cwise@frazerumc.org


Support Group Ministry bearing one another’s burdens Grief Support Group

Veteran’s Caregivers OEF/OIF Caregivers Support Group

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group

This group is for those newly bereaved or those who have grief that has never been reconciled. This group provides support and understanding to This group is for caregivers and family members There is no timetable for this process. This those caring for OEF/OIF Veterans. For additional of those affected by Alzheimer’s & Dementia. For foundational group deals with stages of grief, information, contact Joy Germanos, LCSW, PIP, additional information, call the church office at the emotional storms that come with it, and Caregiver Support Coordinator at CAVHS (334) 272-8622 ways of dealing with loss. 725-2542. First Thursdays | 11:00am-12:30pm | Every Tuesday | 5:30pm | Room 3105 Monthly Third Wednesdays | 11:00 Room 3103 AM–1:00 PM | Room 3108

Women of Hope Breast Cancer Support Group

Fibromyalgia Support Group

This group provides education, awareness and This group is for those that have Fibromyalgia and mentoring for breast cancer patients/survivors, for the family members and friends of those with family, friends or anyone interested in becoming Fibromyalgia. For additional information, please part of this compassionate journey. womenof- call the church office at 272-8622. hope@charter.net monthly Third Tuesdays | 6-8pm | Room Monthly Second TuesdayS | 5:30pm | 8114 Room 8114

Sjogren’s Support Group

PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy)

This group is for those with Sjogren’s disease and the family members of those affected by This group is for family members of patients this disease. For additional information, call suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. the church office at 272-8622. This group will focus on personal experiences monthly Third Tuesdays | 6:30-8:00pm | and sharing, provide information and resources Room3104 and help family members deal with the struggles that accompany PSP. Monthly Second Tuesdays | 6:30pm | room 3104

Depression/Bipolar Support Group This group is for those with Depression and Bipolar disorders and the family of those individuals. For additional information, call the church office at 272-8322. monthly First Thursdays | 7–8 pm | Room 3101

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. monthly Third Thursdays | 6:00-7:30pm | Room 8114

Dementia Day Care

Parkinson’s Support Group

This is a time of games, snacks and fellowship for our friends Each participant may bring a snack lunch. There is no charge but registration is required. Please call the Congregational Care office to register.

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.

Thursdays | 9:30am–noon | Room 3101

monthly Fourth Thursdays | 6:00pm | Room 8114

Leader  neil epler 495-6351 neil.epler@frazerumc.org Administrative Assistant  Karen South 495-6357 ksouth@frazerumc.org; Support Group Coordinator  Terri Sasser 495-6333 terri@frazerumc.org

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Memory Verse Cards

cut out and place in your home, car or office to help you begin hiding god’s word in your heart.

I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 20

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 8

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Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death–even death on a cross! Philippians 2:5-8 niv

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11 niv

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:7-8 niv

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11 niv

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 niv

I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11b-13 niv

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