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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 missionsâ€“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
“Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer.” Proverbs 30:25 Dear Frazer Family, Summer time is upon us! This issue of Connections magazine is your guide to Bible study opportunities for all ages during the months of June, July and August. Traditionally, summer is a time when people take a break. We have our “ups and downs”—up to the lake and down to the beach. At Frazer, we also cut back some of our programming to focus on being refreshed and spending time with family. However, as disciples of Jesus Christ, we can’t allow summer to be a time when we get away from centering our lives on the Word of God. Following Jesus is a fulltime, year-round calling. Like the diligent little ant mentioned in Proverbs, summer should be a time when we are filling ourselves with the food of God’s Word, the Bread of Life. Here are five practical ways to stay in the Word throughout the summer months: 1. Don’t give up on your Bible reading plan! On page 4 we have a daily Bible reading guide that will keep you on track to read the entire Bible in a year. You will discover so many rewards if you stick with it. 2. Although our Wednesday night children’s programs take a break for the summer, we’ve got several great events for children: Summer Camp June 11-15, Vacation Bible School July 9-13, and a concert from Dove-Winning children’s recording artists “Go Fish” on August 11 (See page 6). 3. CRAVE Student Ministry never slows down. See page 7 for some of the summer programs for young people and look for their full summer calendar coming soon to your mailbox if you have a teenager. 4. Our Men’s, Women’s, Singles, and Older Adult ministries still have several weekday Bible studies going on through the summer, as well as fitness-related program from our Activities ministry to help you get in shape physically and spiritually. See pages 8-11. 5. Summer is a great time to visit a Sunday Adult Bible Study class if you’re not already involved in one. Take some time to try out several to see which is the best fit for you, so you’ll be ready to fully commit by the time Fall arrives. For the latest list of classes see pages 12-16. And of course, our pastors will continue to focus on being Word-Centered and World-Changing in Sunday morning worship, with Dr. Tim continuing to preach through the Gospel of Mark this summer and Pastor Patrick teaching on the book of Acts. So, let’s be as diligent as those fire ants and store up the food of God’s word this summer so we can continue to Love God, Love People, and Live Unashamed! —Susan Fisher, Director of Discipleship Register this Summer for these important classes coming in the Fall: Financial Peace University
The Alpha Course
A 13 week course by Dave Ramsey that provides everything you need to become debt-free and then live that way for the rest of your life. Registration begins Sunday, August 19th and ends Sunday, September 2nd. Cost is $99 per family/single. Questions can be emailed to Tom Oliphint at email@example.com.
A 10-week experience that gives an introduction to what Christians believe in an open, non-judgmental environment where it’s okay to ask questions and discuss doubts. A free meal is followed by a weekly talk and table discussion time. Free informational dinner 6PM August 27. Course will meet Mondays 6-8PM starting September 10. Childcare available.
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. MAY ✓ Judges 1 o 13-15 2 o 16-18 3 o 19-21 ✓ Romans 4 o 1-3 5 o 4-5 6 Reflection 7 o 6-8 8 o 9-11 9 o 12-13 10 o 14-16 11 o Ruth ✓ Ephesians 12 o 1-3 13 Reflection 14 o 4-6 ✓ 1 Samuel 15 o 1-3 16 o 4-6 17 o 7-9 18 o 10-12 19 o 13-15 20 Reflection 21 o 16-19 22 o 20-22 23 o 23-25 24 o 26-28 25 o 29-31 26 o Philippians 27 Reflection ✓ 2 Samuel 28 o 1-3 29 o 4-7 30 Catch Up 31 Catch Up
✓ Proverbs o 18 o 19:1-14 o 19:15-29 o 20:1-15 o 20:16-30 o 21:1-16 o 21:17-31 o 22:1-16 o 22:17-29 o 23:1-18 o 23:19 -35 o 24:1-22 o 24:23-34 o 25:1-14 o 25:15-28 o 26:1-16 o 26:17-28 o 27:1-14 o 27:15-27 o 28:1-14 o 28:15-28 o 29:1-14 o 29:15-27 ✓ Proverbs o 30 o 31
JUNE ✓ 2 Samuel 1 o 8-10 2 o 11-13 3 Reflection 4 o 14-17 5 o 18-20 6 o 21-24 7 o Colossians ✓ 1 Kings 8 o 1-3 9 o 4-6 10 Reflection 11 o 7-9 12 o 10-12 13 o 13-15 14 o 16-19 15 o 20-22 16 o Jonah 17 Reflection 18 o Philemon ✓ 2 Kings 19 o 1-4 20 o 5-7 21 o 8-11 22 o 12-14 23 o 15-18 24 Reflection 25 o 19-21 26 o 22-25 ✓ Luke 27 o 1-3 28 o 4-6 29 o 7-9 30 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
✓ Psalm o 72 o 73 o 74 o 75 o 76 o 77 o 78:1-39 o 78:40-72 o 79 o 80 o 81 o 82 o 83 o 84 o 85 o 86 o 87 o 88 o 89:1-18 o 89:19-52 o 90 o 91 o 92 o 93 o 94
✓ Luke ✓ Ecclesiastes 1 Reflection 2 o 10-12 o 1 3 o 13-15 o 2 4 o 16-18 o 3 5 o 19-21 o 4 6 o 22-24 o 5 ✓ Amos 7 o 1-3 o 6 8 Reflection 9 o 4-6 o 7 10 o 7-9 o 8 ✓ 1 Chronicles 11 o 1-4 o 9 12 o 5-8 o 10 13 o 9-11 o 11 14 o 12-14 o 12 ✓ 1 Chronicles ✓ Song of Songs 15 Reflection 16 o 15-17 o 1 17 o 18-20 o 2 18 o 21-23 o 3 19 o 24-26 o 4 20 o 27-29 o 5 ✓ Hosea 21 o 1-4 o 6 22 Reflection 23 o 5-8 o 7 24 o 9-11 o 8 ✓ Psalm 25 o 12-14 o 95 ✓ 1 Corinthians 26 o 1-2 o 96 27 o 3-5 o 97 28 o 6-8 o 98 29 Reflection 30 o 9-11 o 99 31 Catch Up
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 Corinthians ✓ Psalm 1 o 12-14 o 100 2 o 15-16 o 101 ✓ 2 Chronicles 3 o 1-4 o 102 4 o 5-7 o 103 5 Reflection 6 o 8-11 o 104:1-23 7 o 12-15 o 104:24-35 8 o 16-18 o 105 9 o 19-21 o 106:1-23 10 o 22-24 o 106:24-48 11 o 25-27 o 107 12 Reflection 13 o 28-30 o 108 14 o 31-33 o 109 15 o 34-36 o 110 16 o Obadiah o 111 ✓ 2 Corinthians 17 o 1-3 o 112 18 o 4-6 o 113 19 Reflection 20 o 7-9 o 114 21 o 10-13 o 115 ✓ Ezra 22 o 1-4 o 116 23 o 5-7 o 117 24 o 8-10 o 118:1-14 ✓ Nehemiah 25 o 1-3 o 118:15-29 26 Reflection 27 o 4-7 o 119:1-16 28 o 8-10 o 119:17-32 29 o 11-13 o 119:33-48 30 Catch Up 31 Catch Up
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
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Contemporary 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. Wesley Hall
Adult Bible Studies
Sanctuary 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. Main Sanctuary
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)
Chapel 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 Asbury Campus 4540 Narrow Lane Road 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship Hispanic Campus 3711 Eastern Blvd. 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship
Sunday School 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. See class listing pages 7 - 11
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 18-23) Kingdom Culture 11:00 a.m., Crave Room
h o ur s o f o p e rat 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
Children’s Ministry building a solid foundation
Children’s Sunday Worship
Cherub Church (Room 5205) 9:30 a.m. Ages 2 and 3
Join us at Camp Sonshine or Camp Challenge for canoeing, paddle boats, fishing, swimming, water slides, horseback riding, crafts, Bible study, chapel time, new friends and more! Rising 1st-3rd graders will be going to Camp Sonshine, while rising 4th-6th graders will be heading to Camp Challenge. Both camps are at Camp Chandler-a YMCA Camp. Register at www.frazerumc.org/camp
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
Camp Sonshine: June 11th-13, Cost: $200 per camper Camp Challenge: June 11th-15th, Cost: $275 per camper Call the Children’s Ministry Office for more information! 334-495-6335
Vacation Bible School
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 4-Year Olds (by 9/1) through 5th Grade. Come grow in God’s word through music, Bible study, drama, crafts and fellowship. WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER.
DivorceCare for Kids see singles ministry page 16 for more information
Kids 4 years old through 6th grade are invited to join us for VBS July 9th-13th. Registration will be available both online and at the Tugboat. Contact Gina Williams if you have any questions or would like to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grow Kids Grow Teens Parenting Seminar Answering many of the “is this normal?” questions facing parents, teachers and anyone who cares for and loves kids. Renowned speakers on all things parenting, David Thomas and Sissy Goff have the experience and knowledge to help. They will be at Frazer on Sunday, August 26th for two motivating and exciting sessions. We hope you will join us! Two options will be offered: Grow Kids 1:30-3:30PM; Grow Teens 4-6PM Registration will be open online on May 13th at www. frazerumc.org
Go Fish Concert Go Fish is a band that is leading the way in the world of children’s ministry by making great music for kids of all ages that won’t drive parents crazy! Join them as they come to Frazer to perform their well-loved, 2 time Dove Award winning music! August 11 | 4 pm | Wesley Hall | $12 per ticket
Leader Marsha McGehee 495-6355 email@example.com 6
Administrative Assistant Rachel Fisher 495-6335 firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Ministry a craving For goD
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sunday evening Fellowships
Sunday mornings are focused on teaching our students the essentials of spiritual growth through a “university” style setting, consisting of core, elective and open courses.
After we’re finished with our Outside the Walls teaching, join us for some more fellowship and FOOD. Yeah, we know food got your attention. This is open even if you aren’t able to join us for the teaching and worship time prior. Each week a different host home or place will be determined. Bring $2 if you plan to eat dinner with us. This is an excellent way to hang out, relax, have fun and perhaps even meet new people.
Tracks are offered for Middle School (Grade 6-8) and High School (Grade 9-12). Special attention is given to ensure 6th graders transition comfortably into the Student Ministry. 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.
JUNE 3-JULy 29, 6:45PM-8:30PM COST IS $2 If yOU EAT; OTHERWISE NIGHT IS fREE. LOCATIONS TBA THE WEEK PRIOR
Crave Wednesdays at village green.
ORiENTATiON FOR SPRiNG CLASSES ON JANUARY 8! REGiSTER NOW TO PiCK THE CLASSES YOU WANT TO PARTiCiPATE iN! fOR MORE INfORMATION 495-6409
We can’t resist the beautiful, smiling faces of our backyard neighbors! This summer Crave is inviting the children of Village Green to join us for a backyard barbeque, worship, and teaching. Our students will be the hands and feet of Jesus as we continue to be ON MiSSiON.
Youth Worship Arts
4PM-7:30PM (STARTING JUNE 6) COST IS fREE. LOCATION IS THE fENCEd PLAyGROUNd BEHINd JEMAC.
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
i Am: outside the Walls We see in Scripture Jesus declaring who He is. He is the Great i Am! We’re going outside the walls of Frazer for this interactive teaching. Local outdoor teaching sites will allow us to really grasp what Jesus meant when making these declarative statements of who He is. Meet in the JEMAC at 5pm. You’ll load on a Frazer bus to travel to the destination for worship and teaching. Afterwards, we’ll head over to our Sunday night fellowship. SUNdAy EVENINGS, JUNE 10-JULy 29, 5PM-6:30PM COST IS fREE. LOCATIONS fOR TEACHING WILL BE A SURPRISE! STUdENT PICK-UP WILL BE AT dESIGNATEd fELLOWSHIP HOME fOR THE NIGHT. (SEE NExT COLUMN).
Crave summer special events Pick up a CRAVE summer calendar or go to www.frazerumc.org/crave for full details.
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SUMMER KICKOff, MAy 30, 5:30-8PM ON MISSION: THE COLLECTION, JUNE 6 5:30-8PM CRAVE ExTREME #1, ATLANTA fEST, JUNE 15 dOdGE fOR A CAUSE, JULy 1 8PM-12AM CRAVE ExTREME #2, BEACH dAy, JULy 27 GIRLS’ NIGHT, 7TH-8TH GRAdES JUNE 28 GIRLS’ NIGHT, 9TH-10TH GRAdES, JULy 5 GIRLS’ NIGHT, 11TH-12TH GRAdES, AUGUST 2 GUyS’ CAMPING, MIddLE SCHOOL, JUNE 28 GUyS’ CAMPING, HIGH SCHOOL, AUGUST 2
Leaders BRiAN WORD 495-6315 BRiAN.WORD@FRAzERUMC.ORG BRYAN LEVANGiE 495-6369 BRYAN@FRAzERUMC.ORG LAUREN MATSON 272-8622 LMATSON@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
Adult Weekday Classes first steps and next steps for everyone
STEP Classes Leader: Levi Gardner 495-6359 email@example.com 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 june 13 6:00-7:00 PM Parlor or Sunday August 19 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 june 20 6:00-7:00 PM Parlor or Sunday August 26 11:00 AM Room 7201
Wednesday june 6 6:00-7:00 PM Parlor or Sunday August 12 11:00 AM Room 7201
Next Step Classes Leaders Susan Fisher 495-6465 firstname.lastname@example.org Charles Wise 495-6319 email@example.com Administrative Assistants
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.
Sandy Boswell 495-6391 firstname.lastname@example.org
wednesdays JUNE 6, 13, 20 & 27; AUGUST 1, 8, 15 & 22 | 6–7PM | ROOM 3105 | JAN NIEL, TEACHER
The Life of Faith
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 email@example.com
An introspective look at our faith in our everyday Christian walk) will including the Levels of Faith (Attribution: Charles Stanley) and Desperate Faith (For Desperate Times).
FIRST MONDAYS 5:30 PM AND SECOND SUNDAYS 8:30 AM ROOM 3102 | NEIL EPLER, FACILITATOR
Old Testament Survey Using a colorful timeline we study God’s promise and plan of redemption leading up to Jesus that He reveals in the Old Testament. WEDNESDAYs JULy 18 - AUG. 22 | 6-7PM | ROOM 3101 MAUREEN WERLING, FACILITATOR 8
Developing Your Prayer Life
Wednesdays JUNE 6 and Through AUGUST | 6–7PM | ROOM 3101 | Teacher, Terry Roberts
A Study of Selected Topics and Books of the Bible Wednesdays | 6:00 PM | Room 3103 | Loette Lee, Leader
Men’s Ministry taking the challenge to become a godly man Monthly Men’s Breakfast
“Classic” 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 January 11. 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 | May 9 - June 6 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)
“Man-Up” Young Men’s Wednesday Night Bible Study The focus will be challenging young men to “Man Up” and be Godly leaders as husbands, fathers and men in the work place addressing relevant life issues through scripture. Lecture and small group discussion style. 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays | MAY 9 – June 6 WESLEY HALL | PATRICK QUINN, LEADER BRIAN WELCH CO-LEADER
Leaders Charles Hall, Lay Leader firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Assistant Sandy Boswell 495-6391 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
James – Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore James, Jesus’ own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple. Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways, James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any other New Testament book. Topics include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility and prayer. Cost $15 Tuesdays June 12 – August 7 | 9-11 AM | ROOM 7202 donna oliphint and barbara christenberry, FACILITATORs
In My Father’s House: Women Relating to God as Father by Mary Kassian Explore how a woman’s image of God the Father is often based on her experiences (or lack of experiences) with her earthly father. Cost $10. JUNE 7 – JULY 26 | 9–11AM | Room 7202 Kary Green, Facilitator
Missions Circles Circles do not meet in the summer months. Meetings will resume in September. Please contact Clara Jehle, at 2714924, if you have any questions.
Leaders susan Fisher 495-6465 email@example.com; Patty Woodring, Lay Leader firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Assistant Sandy Boswell 495-6391 email@example.com
Single Adult Ministry discovering we are complete in christ Registration for all Singles classes begins at 5:30 Tuesdays outside the Fellowship Hall. Room numbers will be assigned at that time.
God Will Make a Way
Tuesdays | APR 3 - APR 24 | 5:30pm
While the Andy Griffith show does not meet the same level as the Bible, there are many spiritual lessons we can learn from these programs. Each week we will watch one show and explore its Biblical principles for living. Facilitator; Jimmy Barnes . (Workbook cost: $5.00)
The Beverly Hillbillies
How does God help us when we don’t know what “Come ‘n listen to a story ‘bout a man named Jed. to do? If we follow God’s principles we can thrive Poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed. An’ relationally, emotionally, and spiritually in 12 key then one day, he was shootin’ at some food. An’ areas of life and use God’s wisdom to cope with up through the ground come a bubblin’ crude. Oil, our most difficult problems. Join this group of that is. Black gold. Texas tea.” OK. Put down TNT- Tuesday Night sharing & caring individuals as we explore God’s your Bibles. That story isn’t in the gospels. It is Together for Singles words and the wisdom of Henry Cloud and John in the Beverly Hillbillies Bible Study, based on All singles are invited to TNT, the Singles’ mid Townsend for a 13 week journey to a more fulfilling episodes of the popular 1960s television show. week blessing. Dinner begins at 6:55 pm in the life. Book cost $10.00. (Scholarships available), The story is about a simple family that stays Fellowship Hall and is followed by a program free child care, facilitator, Paul Greger true to their values in a world obsessed with that may be musical, a speaker, or a skit; but is tuesdays MAY 1 – JULY 31 | 5:30PM money. Just about every episode is built on a always inspirational and just plain fun. Please simple moral principle. Join other singles for 4 make your reservation by 10:00 am on Monday. fun filled weeks as they step back in time with The $5.00 cost of the meal is paid at the door. Individual Financial Mentoring the Beverly Hillbillies. Facilitator, Jimmy Barnes Come join us for fun, food, and fellowship! (Workbook cost, $5.00) Learn Biblical principles of money managetuesdays MAY 1 - AUG 28 ment and financial planning tailored to your tuesdays JULY 10 – 31 | 5:30-6:45PM own personal needs. You will meet individually DivorceShare with trained volunteers with a passion to help Home for the Holidays singles with their finances. Coordinator, Gary If you are beginning the process of divorce or with Phil Easter Sanderson have recently divorced, this sharing group will Learn decorating tips for your home and festive allow you to express your feelings, knowing that MAY-JULY | PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS BY others experience some of the same emotions. CALLING THE SINGLES OFFICE AT 495-6368. events as Phil Easter shares decorating ideas for every budget and every lifestyle. Join this group for support and guidance as you stabilize and prepare for our next Divorce Care tuesday AUG. 14 | 5:30-6:45PM Lessons from Mayberry group (see below).
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 JUNE 5 - 26 | 5:30-6:45PM
Fall Planting The end of summer does not have to mean the end of your vegetable garden. There are several vegetables that actually grow better in the fall. Join Susan Goff as she shares planting tips and ideas for your Fall and Winter vegetable harvest. tuesday AUG 21 | 5:30-6:45PM
tuesdays MAY 1 - JULY 31 | 5:30PM
Leader Charles Wise 495-6319 firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Assistants Caroline Wingard 495-6368 email@example.com; Virginia Holmes 495-6390 firstname.lastname@example.org
Older Adult Ministry living to the full Friends Bible Study Complimentary lunch and Bible study for older adults.
Older Adult Painting Class
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
Monthly Third Thursdays | 11:00am | Free | Fellowship Hall
monday, Tuesday and Thursdays | 8-9 am | Activity Center Instructor, Forester Harrison
S.P.I.R.I.T. (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 with luncheon speaker, Don Hill Monthly Fourth Thursdays | 9 am – 1 pm | $5
Leader Martha John Allison 495-6344 email@example.com Administrative Assistant Sandy Boswell 495-6391 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness & Health
transformed in spirit, soul and body Fit 4 Life
The Fit4Life Classes usually run 6-weeks, with each class between 6075 minutes (sometimes the class will go long if there is a good question and answer time). The core of all the classes is “Learning the Process of Behavior Modification.” A combination of information is used (including scripture) to help individuals recognize unhealthy behaviors and find ways to change those behaviors to benefit their life.
Contact the Control Desk in the John Ed Mathison Activity Center for more information on aerobics classes, fitness equipment, and sports leagues for children, youth and adults through the Frazer Activities Ministry.
Week One - Wellness Model Week Three - Nutrition Week Five - Stress
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Week Two - Nutrition Week Four - Energy Expenditure Week Six - Tying It All Together
Summer programs include a Men’s Basketball league, girl’s Volleyball league, and summer aerobics. Registration will also take place this summer for Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading this Fall.
JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26; JULY 3 & 10 | 6:30PM | INCUBATOR ROOM (8105) | MICHAEL GROSS, FACILITATOR
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.
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.
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
Martin and Roy Sublette.
Alpha and Omega
NEW! 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.
NEW! 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.
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. 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.
9:30 Room 3213
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.
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.
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.
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
9:30 Room 3108
9:30 Room 3105
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.
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.
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.
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. 13
Christians Day by Day
9:30 Room 3208
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.
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
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.
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.
Defenders of our Faith
9:30 Room 3207
International Bible Study I
9:30 Room 7209
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.
9:30 Room 3212 This class for couples ages 30-55 emphasizes group discussion, community service, and fellowship opportunities. Facilitators are Shawn & Laurie Peterson.
Lighthouse 9:30 Room 7207
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.
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 3214
Adults of all ages and all nationalities come together to study scripture and apply God’s word to their lives. Teacher is Cindy Alsabrook.
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 Chapel 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.
11 a.m. Classes Anchor (Singles)
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 7207/09
A non-age graded group of singles, median age 55, who enjoy Bible study and fellowship with a strong missions focus. Jim Worley is the teacher.
Mantle (Singles) Basic Bible
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 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.
NEW! 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.
NEW! Meat Lovers
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 3103 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 Jerry Kemp, Gaeton and Cindy Lorino.
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.
11:00 East Sanctuary 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.
11:00 Room 3102
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.
11:00 CRAVE Room
This is a class for college students and young adults age 18-25 with a desire to grow in God’s word. Patrick Craig 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. Andy Bartels and Matt Williams are the field commanders.
11:00 Room 3101 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Assistant Karen South 495-6357 email@example.com; Support Group Coordinator Terri Sasser 495-6333 firstname.lastname@example.org
Memory Verse Cards
cut out and place in your home, car or office to help you begin hiding god’s word in your heart.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. …10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 23
Romans 3:23-24 niv
Romans 5:8, 10 niv
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:1-2 niv
Romans 6:22-23 niv
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Romans 8:15-16 niv
Romans 8:28-29 niv
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 10:9-10 niv
Romans 12:1-2 niv
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