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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
“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 Dear Frazer Family, God’s Word is powerful and transformative. Daily time spent reading and studying the Bible may be the most important, life changing habit you will ever develop as a follower of Christ. As I begin each day, I have great expectations before I ever open my eyes. Every morning’s sunrise fills me with awe of the power and majesty of our Creator God and I praise him as the Holy Spirit brings to my mind His character and power. Then I open His Word! At the age of eight, I recognized my need for a savior and asked Jesus to be Lord of my life. My first Bible was the King James Version. I remember reading it and having a very limited understanding, but I had been taught the importance of reading my Bible. Later, as a teenager, when going through tough times I would go to my room and read my Living Bible. There I found comfort and peace and felt the presence of God. Over the years God’s Word, written and spoken, has changed me. I most often use the NIV or NLT version for study and devotion now. Almost 50 years after I first began reading it, my time in the Word every morning has become so much more than a habit…it is a Divine Appointment with my God and friend. I encourage you to begin reading your Bible every day. Make it a priority. Invite the Holy Spirit to teach you, to correct you, to encourage you, and to empower you through the Word of God. As you do this, you will know God and grow in relationship with Him and others. Then you will be prepared to help others grow as a disciple. Our Team here at Frazer is committed to helping you grow to spiritual maturity. We are blessed to have wonderful pastors and worship services. We have almost 60 Sunday classes and numerous small groups that meet during the week that provide solid Biblical teaching. As in the past, this Connections magazine is your comprehensive guide to Bible Study groups and classes, from Sunday morning to weekdays, and from Children to Older Adult. This year we are providing additional tools to help you get started or to take the next step. 1. Bible Reading Plans— to help you get started and establish some accountability by keeping a record of your reading (page 4) 2. Choosing a Bible Translation—to help you pick the best version for you to read (page 5). 3. Christian Basics Classes—to give clear first steps and next steps to those starting a journey of faith (pages 14). 4. Discipleship Training—to better equip those who are ready to begin sharing what they have learned with others, since part of being a disciple is making disciples (page 15). Our desire is for each of us to Love God, Love People and Live Unashamed…through the transforming power of the Word of God. —Susan Fisher, Director of Discipleship
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. JANUARY ✓ Genesis 1 o 1-2 2 o 3-5 3 o 6-9 4 o 10-11 5 o 12-14 6 o 15-17 7 o 18-20 8 Reflection 9 o 21-23 10 o 24-26 11 o 27-29 12 o 30-32 13 o 33-36 14 o 37-39 15 Reflection 16 o 40-42 17 o 43-46 18 o 47-50 ✓ Mark 19 o 1-3 20 o 4-6 21 o 7-9 22 Reflection 23 o 10-12 24 o 13-16 ✓ Exodus 25 o 1-4 26 o 5-8 27 o 9-11 28 o 12-14 29 Reflection 30 Catch Up 31 Catch Up
✓ Psalm 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 o 15 o 16 o 17 o 18:1-24 o 18:25-50 o 19 o 20 o 21 o 22:1-11 o 22:12-31 o 23
FEBRUARY ✓ Exodus 1 o 15-17 2 o 18-20 3 o 21-24 4 o 25-27 5 Reflection 6 o 28-31 7 o 32-34 8 o 35-37 9 o 38-40 ✓ Acts 10 o 1-3 11 o 4-6 12 Reflection 13 o 7-9 14 o 10-12 15 o 13-15 16 o 16-18 17 o 19-21 18 o 22-25 19 Reflection 20 o 26-28
✓ Proverbs o 1 o 2 o 3 o 4 o 5 o 6 o 7 o 8 o 9 o 10:1-16 o 10:17-32 o 11:1-15 o 11:16-31 o 12:1-14 o 12:15-28 o 13:1-12 o 13:13-25
✓ Leviticus 21 o 1-4 22 o 5-8 23 o 9-11 24 o 12-14 25 o 15-18 26 Reflection 27 o 19-21 28 o 22-24 29 o 25-27 ✓ Hebrews 30 o 1-3
✓ Proverbs o 14:1-18 o 14:19-35 o 15:1-17 o 15:18-33 o 16:1-16 o 16:17-33 o 17:1-14 o 17:15-28 o 24
MARCH ✓ Hebrews ✓ Proverbs 1 o 4-6 o 25 2 o 7-10 o 26 3 o 11-13 o 27 4 Reflection ✓ Numbers 5 o 1-3 o 28 6 o 4-7 o 29 7 o 8-10 o 30 8 o 11-14 o 31 9 o 15-17 o 32 10 o 18-21 o 33 11 Reflection 12 o 22-24 o 34 13 o 25-27 o 35 14 o 28-30 o 36 15 o 31-33 o 37:1-22 16 o 34-36 o 37:23-40 ✓ Galatians 17 o 1-3 o 38 18 Reflection 19 o 4-6 o 39 ✓ Deuteronomy 20 o 1-4 o 40 21 o 5-7 o 41 22 o 8-10 o 42 23 o 11-13 o 43 24 o 14-16 o 44 25 Reflection 26 o 17-19 o 45 27 o 20-22 o 46 28 o 23-26 o 47 30 Catch Up 31 Catch Up
APRIL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
✓ Deuteronomy ✓ Psalm Reflection o 27-30 o 48 o 31-34 o 49 ✓ James o 1-2 o 50 o 3-5 o 51 ✓ Joshua o 1-3 o 52 o 4-6 o 53
✓ Joshua 8 Reflection 9 o 7-9 10 o 10-12 11 o 13-15 12 o 16-18 13 o 19-21 14 o 22-24 ✓ Matthew 15 Reflection 16 o 1-4 17 o 5-7 18 o 8-10 19 o 11-13 20 o 14-16 21 o 17-19 22 Reflection 23 o 20-22 24 o 23-25 25 o 26-28 ✓ Judges 26 o 1-3 27 o 4-6 28 o 7-9 29 Reflection 30 o 10-12
✓ Psalm 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 o 67 o 68 o 69:1-18 o 69:19-36 o 70 o 71
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
✓ 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
✓ 2 Samuel 28 o 1-3 29 o 4-7 30 Catch Up 31 Catch Up
✓ 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
✓ 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
JULY ✓ 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
AUGUST ✓ 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
SEPTEMBER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
✓ 1 Timothy o 1-3 Reflection o 4-6 ✓ Esther o 1-3 o 4-7 o 8-10 o 2 Timothy ✓ Job o 1-3
✓ Psalm o 119:49-64
✓ Job 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
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
o 119:65-80 o 119:81-96 o 119:97-112 o 119:113-128 o 119:129-144
1 2 3 4 5 6
✓ Ezekiel o 20-23 o 24-26 o 27-30 Reflection o 31-34 o 35-38
✓ Psalm o 123-124 o 125-126 o 127 o 128-129 o 130-131
✓ Ezekiel 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
✓ Psalm 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
DECEMBER ✓ 1 o 2 Thess. 2 Reflection
✓ Isaiah o 42
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
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
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). 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 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 W o rs h i p S e r v i c e s 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
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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) Red Zone 11:00 a.m., Crave Room
h o urs o f o p e rat i o n Church Offices Monday–Friday..............................8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday...............................................................Closed Sunday........................................8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Bookstore 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 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
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
Young married or engaged couples age 25-40 with a desire to grow deeper in their walk with Christ and develop lasting friendships along the way. Sandra and Bob Passmore are the teachers.
8:00 Room 8114
Selected Scripture is applied to daily living for adults age 50 and up. This is an encouraging and praying class that is involved in local ministries. Rick Holston is the teacher.
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
Martin and Roy Sublette.
Alpha and Omega
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 8114
Couples of all ages study selected books of the Bible through lecture and interaction. Don Hill is the teacher.
NEW! Back to the Word
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 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
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.
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. Led by Ivy Hsiao.
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. 7
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. Teachers, Bob and Sandra Passmore.
Couples in Christ
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
NEW! Hearing Impaired Class
Family of Faith
Family Teams for Christ
International Bible Study I
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 3212 This class for couples ages 30-55 emphasizes group discussion, community service, and fellowship opportunities. Facilitators are Shawn & Laurie Peterson.
9:30 Room 3105 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 Parlor Adults ages 70 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 3102
Adults of all ages and all nationalities come together to study scripture and apply God’s word to their lives. Teacher is Cindy Alsabrook.
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 3210
A new class for couples 40-55 who want to daily make a positive difference for Christ. The Bible is the curriculum; a 72-year old teacher furnishes the application. The class welcomes and includes new members quickly. Dr. John and Mrs. Ann Kline.
9:30 Room 7207
Couples age 30–55 seek biblical solutions to the challenges they face in everyday life. Tom Calender is the teacher.
A Bible study class for people who are deaf or hearing impaired. Led by Richard Stallworth.
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.
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 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 7202/04
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
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)
9:30 Room 3108
9:30 Room 8201
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.
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 3104 Adults age 55 and older use the Wesley Bible curriculum. They are involved in local missions. Robert Saunders is the teacher.
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.
Sharps & Flats
9:30 Room 1114 (Choir Room)
This class, which is open to all, studies selected Scripture. Rick Holston is the teacher.
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 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.
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.
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
NEW! Built to Last
NEW! Meat Lovers
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.
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 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 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 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.
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. The teacher is Jerry Kemp.
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 7201
The target age is 20–35. The Teaching Focus is to live every day in the Kingdom of God on earth as revealed in Matthew 5. Study how the hard teachings of Jesus Christ apply to all Christians. Homework will be expected. Rick Holston will be supported by Tom Calendar, Andy Harris and Mark Bain.
11:00 Room 7208 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.
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. Jim Worley is the teacher.
11:00 Room 3101
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. Johnny Boyd 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 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 scriptural specific Bible verses designed to increase path to a closer relationship with the living Rock, Jesus Christ. “He is our knowledge and understanding of Scripture. Rock and Redeemer.” Lecture and discussion based on books of the Bible. Informal lectures are presented by Doug Ron Beers, Chip Nix, Bonnie Whittaker, Susan Fisher and other teachers rotate from within the class. Barfield, John Bradwell, Larry Stevenson, and Young Men’s Class 11:00 Room 3108 Rhon Carleton.
The Main Course
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.
Leaders adam & AIMEE mills email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Charles Wise 495-6319 email@example.com
Children & Parenting building a solid foundation
Children’s Ministry Children’s Sunday Worship Cherub Church (Room 5205) 9:30 a.m. Ages 2 and 3 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
Sex Education Classes provide parents and children a time to openly communicate with each other regarding the biblical perspective of sexuality through age appropriate video/lectures. The first meeting is for PARENTS ONLY and is where the videos and resources can be previewed. The following weeks are age level divided group sessions where at least one parent must be in attendance with their child for them to participate. parent’s meeting: sunday feb. 5th | 4pm | surge room sessions: sundays Feb. 12, 19 & 26 | rooms 6251 & 6253
Parenting University Spiritual Parenting
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. Wednesdays Jan 11 – Dec.7 | 6 - 7:15 PM 4 and 5 Year Olds Room 6102 Under the Sea 1st and 2nd Grade Room 6111 Discoveryland Aquarium 3rd-5th Grade Room 5201 SURGE
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? WEDNESDAYS | JAN 11 - FEB 15 | 6:15 PM | ROOM 7208
Singles & Parenting see singles ministry page 16 for more information
DivorceCare for Kids see singles ministry page 16 for more information
Leader Marsha McGehee 495-6355 firstname.lastname@example.org 12
Administrative Assistant Rachel Fisher 495-6335 email@example.com
Student Ministry a Craving For goD
& his worD
crave Wednesdays (grades 6-8)
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.
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. For middle school students (6th-8th grade), a typical evening includes a time of worship, games and a teaching that will help students in their daily life.
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.
ORIENTATION FOR SPRING CLASSES ON JANUARY 8! 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
For our middle school students, here is the Wednesday night schedule: 5:00-5:45 PM — OPEN GyM 5:30-6:00 PM — PIZZA dINNER IN THE JEMAC 6:00-7:15 PM — CRAVE WEdNESdAy IN THE EAST SANCTUARy fOR MORE INfORMATION 495-6409
crave homegroups (grades 9-12) For high school students, we have 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, 11th & 12th grade students at another. Students may go directly to their designated home or rides are available to and from the church with parents permission form. WEdNESdAyS 6:00–7:15 9TH & 10TH GRAdE: KINGRy HOME, 8611 WyNfORd PLACE 11TH & 12TH GRAdE: WALTER HOME, 7016 OLd SOUTHWICK PLACE fOR MORE INfORMATION 495-6409
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Assistant: Diane Klaaren 495-6332 Diane@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. First Sundays 11:00 AM Room 7210 January 8, March 4, May 6 First Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM Parlor February 1, April 4
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. Second Sundays 11:00 AM Room 7210 January 22, March 11, May 13 Second Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM Parlor February 8, April 11
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. Third Sundays 11:00 AM Room 7210 January 29, March 18, May 20 Third Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM Parlor February 15, April 18
Next Step Classes Leaders Susan Fisher 495-6465 email@example.com Charles Wise 495-6319 firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Assistants Sandy Boswell 495-6391 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org FIRST MONDAYS 5:30 PM AND SECOND SUNDAYS 8:30 AM ROOM 3102 | NEIL EPLER, FACILITATOR
Developing Your Prayer Life This four week course is designed to teach the essentials of a believer’s prayer life. It will help develop and deepen your walk with the Lord as you gain greater insight into this vital discipline of prayer. The four sessions include: Understanding Prayer, Your Personal Prayer Life, Your Intercessory Prayer Life and Praying Together. Wednesdays FEB 1, 8, 15 & 22 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 3201 JAN NIEL, TEACHER
Understanding Your Spiritual Gifts God wants us to understand Spiritual Gifts! 1 Cor. 12:1: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.” This 4 session class will be a fast paced overview of how Spiritual Gifts work. It will help us understand ourselves, our marriage, and our church! Books are $4 each and class is open to everyone. Wednesdays FEB 1, 8, 15 & 22; APR 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 6 – 7 PM ROOM 7204 | CHARLES AND ELIZABETH WISE, Teachers
Your Life in Christ This class will help you establish a program of personal study of the Scriptures, examine the great truths of the Bible and your response to these and learn and practice the essentials of discipleship. WEDNESDAY FEB 1, 8, 15 & 22 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 3104 Karen Bartels, Facilitator
Great for Everyone
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
Did you know that less than 10% of professing Christians have read their Bible cover to cover? This Bible study will combat this statistic! Come join us for some great fellowship and learn how to read your Bible and apply it to everyday life. Don’t be a statistic!
SECOND TUESDAYS | JAN – MAY | NOON | FELLOWSHIP HALL
wednesdays | JAN 11 – MAY 9 | 6:00–7:00PM | Room 3106 facilitator, Mike Barker (334) 414-3885
Wednesday Night Bible Study – Christian Basics
United Methodism 101
Beginning January 11, join Dr. Neil Epler as he explores Bible Basics immediately after Wednesday night supper. This study is open to all men and women. No cost or prerequisites are required just show up and join others as we journey through God’s Word together. Topics to be discussed: Introduction: What is Christianity, What We Believe About God and the Trinity, What We Believe About the Bible – Old Testament, What We Believe About the Bible – New Testament, How and Why We Worship, What We Believe About the Sacraments: Baptism and Holy communion, The Methodist Church, What Does it Mean to be a Christian and How to Share My Faith. If you have any questions please contact Charles Wise 272-8622.
“United Methodism 101” (UM101) is a free, basic online course designed for new United Methodists and anyone wanting to know more about the denomination, as well as long-time United Methodists who would like to check their basic knowledge of the church. Each of the four modules in this course contains many interactive features and takes about one hour to complete at the participant’s leisure. The course will be facilitated by Phillip Webb with assistance from Tim Thompson, John Ed Mathison, Patrick Quinn, and Neil Epler.
JAN 11 – MAR 14 | 6 - 6:45 PM | FELLOWSHIP HALL
The Adventure of Discipling Others
The Journeys of Paul: from Saul to Paul to St. Paul Study “The Journeys of Paul, from Saul to Paul to St. Paul”, his conversion and how it changed his life and Christendom. We’ll follow Paul through Greece and Turkey, his first three missionary journeys, the seven churches of Revelation, and Paul’s final journey to Rome. Open to all adults. Teacher: Rick Holston
online link at www.frazerumc.org/um101 wednesdays | JAN 11 – MAY 9 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 7205
Welcome to the exciting, challenging, and fulfilling ministry of discipling others. Maybe you’re considering this kind of ministry for the first time or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran. Perhaps you’re looking for help getting started or for resources to keep you going. Whatever your level of disciplemaking experience, this material will help you develop greater heart, vision, and skill in your journey.
wednesdays | JAN 11 - APR 25 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 7210
wednesdays | Feb 15 - May 9 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 7202 Patty Woodring and SUSAN FISHER, FACILITATORs
Radical - Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream
Current World Events Foretold in Scripture: Prophecy or Coincidence
A NavPress Bible Study based on David Platt’s N. Y. Times best seller. Radical addresses the urgent need to care more about the spiritually lost and physically impoverished people of the world. The church today is contrasted to what the Bible shows us about the person and purpose of Jesus Christ. Discipleship, missions, and evangelism are integral components of the course. Please join us each Wednesday as we explore what authentic faith looks like in our life. Teacher: Terry Roberts
Are we the generation Jesus describes in Matthew 24:34? Learn more with Dr. Jim Holston as he shares his knowledge of scripture and prophesy.
wednesdays | JAN 11 - MAR 14 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 3101
Wednesdays | JAN 11 – FEB 29 | 6:00PM | Room 3105 Dr. Jim Holston, Facilitator
A Study of Selected Topics and Books of the Bible Wednesdays | 6:00 PM | Room 3103 | Loette Lee, Leader
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.
Singles & Parenting
Tuesdays | JAN 3 - MAR 27 | 5:30pm
and charming, trusting them in some way, and then later were hurt very badly by them? These kinds of hurts come in various areas: Dating, friendship, Spiritual Relationships. Join this class and learn to recognize safe people and strategy to avoid unsafe relationships. Book and workbook, $16. Free childcare available. Facilitators, Debbie Stack and Alan Edmiaston
TNT – Tuesday Night Together for Singles
The number of single parent families grows dramatically each year. If you are a single parent, TNT is the Singles’ mid-week blessing. Dinner you will want to join this group for information, begins at 6:55 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and support, and ideas from other parents, as well is followed by a program that may be musical, DivorceShare as professional help and tools for raising Godly a speaker, or a skit; but is always inspirational If you are beginning the process of divorce or children. Book $15.00 Facilitator, Ann Halle and just plain fun. Please make your reservation have recently divorced, this sharing group will Tuesdays | JAN 3 - MAR 27 | 5:30PM by 10:00 a.m. on Monday. The $5.00 cost of allow you to express your feelings, knowing the meal is paid at the door. Come join us for that others experience some of the same emofun, food, and fellowship. tions. Join this group for support and guidance James – Mercy Triumphs Tuesdays JAN 3 – APR 24 | 6:55PM during the 4 weeks in April as you stabilize and by Beth Moore Fellowship Hall prepare for our next Divorce Care group which Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. will begin May 1. In other ways James more closely resembles the Individual Financial Mentoring Tuesdays | APR 3 - APR 24 | 5:30pm Book of Proverbs than any New Testament book. Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get Learn Biblical principles of money management to know both the man and the Book of James. For and financial planning tailored to your own DivorceCare all single adults. You will never be the same again. personal needs. You will meet individually with trained volunteers with a passion to help singles This 13-week group, more structured than Di- Facilitators, Linda Hornsby and Bill Holmes with their finances. Coordinator, Gary Sanderson vorceShare, uses a workbook, videotapes and Tuesdays | JAN 3 - MAR 27 | 5:30 PM You must pre-register for this by calling the discussions for support and guidance. You will Facilitator, Dr. Dan Hogan singles office at 495-6368. cover a different topic each week as you work through the issues, pain and pressures surTuesdays | JAN 3 - MAR 27 | 5:30pm rounding divorce. Begin any week but complete Safe People all sessions before moving to another group. Have you ever wondered why some relationships A staff registration table is in the Fellowship seem to lead to growth and happiness and others Hall lobby beginning at 5:00 pm each Tuesday. to pain and injury? Have you ever had the experiBook $15 ence of meeting someone, finding them attractive
DivorceCare 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. Most importantly, 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 15 students)
Tuesdays | JAN 3 - MAR 27 | 5:30PM
Tuesdays | JAN 3 - MAR 27 | 5:30PM
Leader Charles Wise 495-6319 email@example.com Administrative Assistants Caroline Wingard 495-6368 firstname.lastname@example.org; Virginia Holmes 495-6390 email@example.com
Men’s Ministry taking the challenge to become a godly man
“Classic” Men’s Wednesday Night Bible Study The First Wednesday morning of each month
Monthly Men’s Breakfast
men of all ages are invited to gather for break- Come join us in Room 8114 at 6 PM beginning fast and a short Bible message. Breakfast cost January 11. There will be a short lecture each is only $3 and begins promptly at 6:30 a.m. week and then we will gather around tables The message is usually delivered by one of our where we will have an opportunity to discuss pastors each month. 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 | JAN 11 – MAY 9 | Room 8114
This program matches experienced mentors with a younger mentee in a similar professional field. Men will meet once a month for 1-2 hours from January through August. There is no curriculum or pre-set agenda; instead, men can discuss questions of interest for their personal and professional growth including topics such as ethics in the workplace, avoiding sexual temptation at work, sharing your faith in a professional environment, and developing Christ-like leadership skills.
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.
For more information about becoming a mentor or mentee in future sessions, contact program coordinator Bill Elder: 334-318-5547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6-7 p.m. Wednesdays | JAN 11 – MAY 9 | WESLEY HALL | PATRICK QUINN, LEADER BRIAN WELCH CO-LEADER
Leaders Charles Hall, Lay Leader email@example.com Administrative Assistant Sandy Boswell 495-6391 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Morning Studies 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 This study will be offered four different times: Monday evening, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning (2 classes), and Thursday morning (with Pilates).
The Precepts Inductive Study Method is an investigative approach to the Bible using three basic components: Observation, Interpretation, and Application. In this approach, individual time spent observing scripture to know what the bible says and using sound principles of interpretation to understand what it means can result in a God-honoring and fulfilling life of application of the scriptures. Thursdays JAN 12 – MAR 8 | 9 – 11:30 AM ROOM 7208 | NELDA MILLER, FACILITATOR COST $20
Bread Ministry: Spiritual & physical wellness; see page 20
Mondays Mar 12 – may 7 | 6 – 8 PM | ROOM 3103 BETTY HENRY, FACILITATOR
Bible Study Fellowship
Tuesdays JAN 10 – FEB 28 | 9 – 11 AM | ROOM 7201 BETTY HENRY, FACILITATOR
BSF is a nation-wide program for in-depth Bible study and application using a Four-Fold approach: Daily questions of each lesson, discussion groups, lectures and study notes.
Thursdays | JAN 12 - MAR 1 | 9 – 11 AM ROOM 7202 | CHARLOTTE ROBERTSON, FACILITATOR ROOM 7205 | MARY ASTONE, FACILITATOR Thursdays | JAN 12 – MAR 1 | 9 – 11 AM | ROOM 8114 | includes pilates fitness | MELISSA SNOWDEN, FACILITATOR
Students 1st – 12th grade meet simultaneously with an age-appropriate study of the same passages as adults. Note: Bible Study Fellowship for Men is available at Aldersgate UMC on Vaughn Road. This year, Bible Study Fellowship members will grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Bible through the study, Acts of the Apostles.
Introduction Class on the first Monday night of each month through May. For more information, contact Janna Green, 462-1521
A verse by verse study of the book of Ezekiel. No cost. Bring your Bible.
Mondays JAN 9 – MAY 21 | 6:45-8:35pm | East Sanctuary
Wednesdays | JAN 4 – MAY 2 | 9:30 – 11 AM | ROOM 7201 | GLENDA MILLING, FACILITATOR
Just Between Us Girls (JBUG)
Gospel of Mark
Women of all ages join us for a spiritual lesson, fellowship and prayer support. No homework, each lesson stands alone. No cost. Leadership Team: Mary Glen Grant, Donna Oliphint, Bonnie Whitaker
This class will be a verse by verse study of the Gospel of Mark. Lesson with discussion. Bible, note cards and pen needed.
JAN 11 – MAY 9 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 7207-7209
Thursdays | JAN 12 – MAY 10 | 9 – 11 AM ROOM 7207 – 7209 SUSAN FISHER, Facilitator
Ephesians by John MacArthur
No Other Gods: Confronting our Modern-day Idols by Kelly Minter
This is an in-depth study on the New Testament book of Ephesians. It will focus on meaning and context, guide you toward application with probing questions and will provide ample space for journaling. Cost $10
In this study you are encouraged to make room for God by dethroning the functional gods that clutter and claim your life. Cost $13
JAN 11 – APR 4 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 7203 JULIA WILLCUTT, FACILITATOR
Thursdays | MAR 8 – APR 26 | 9 – 11 AM ROOM 7202 | CHARLOTTE ROBERTSON, FACILITATOR 18
Precepts Study of Matthew, Part II by Kay Arthur
The Courageous Bible Study for Young Women: Honor Begins at Home
JAN 11 – FEB 29 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 7206 EMILY SPEAR, FACILITATOR
The Circle supports such ministries as: Save-a-Life, Covenant Ministries, This compelling Bible Study based on the movie Courageous guides the Personal Prayer Ministry and support for our members, ESL Ministry, participants deeper into biblical truths for a godly family, exploring top- Youth BBQ, Wesley Gardens – Christmas Project and Christmas Cards ics such as redeeming your history, walking with integrity, winning and for Shut-ins. Call Margi Lyles (244-2057) or Susan Brinkley (356-0560) blessing the hearts of your children and more. Daily readings from The for more information. Resolution for Women will help you connect with God and His best plan Second Thursdays | 7:00PM | Meets in Homes for your family. Cost $18
Missions Circles Rainbow 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. First Mondays | 10:00am | parlor
Maxine Beck Genesis Circle 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.
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 Tuesdays | 6:30PM | parlor
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. START DATE TO BE DETERMINED 6:30 – 8:45 PM | meets IN HOMES | COST $35 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT BETSY PRINCE, 277-2285
Second Tuesdays | 9:30AM | Parlor
The Adventure of Discipling Others
Donna Grieshop Joy Circle
Welcome to the exciting, challenging, and fulfilling ministry of discipling others. Maybe you’re considering this kind of ministry for the first time or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran. Perhaps you’re looking for help getting started or for resources to keep you going. Whatever your level of disciplemaking experience, this material will help you develop greater heart, vision, and skill in your journey.
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 Thursdays | 6:30 PM | parlor
wednesdays | Feb 15 - May 9 | 6 – 7 PM | ROOM 7202 Patty Woodring and SUSAN FISHER, FACILITATORs
Leaders susan Fisher 495-6465 firstname.lastname@example.org; Patty Woodring, Lay Leader email@example.com Administrative Assistant Sandy Boswell 495-6391 firstname.lastname@example.org
Older Adult Ministry living to the full
Temple Builders Fitness Program
Friends Bible Study
Older adult fitness program.
Complimentary lunch and Bible study for older adults.
monday, Tuesday and Thursdays | 8-9 am | Activity Center Instructor, Forester Harrison
Monthly Third Thursdays | 11:00am | Free | Fellowship Hall
Older Adults Game Day
Fun and fellowship with luncheon speaker, Don Hill
Older adult choir practice. Tuesdays 1:15 p.m. | Choir Room | Joe Pat Cox, Director
Monthly Fourth Thursdays | 9 am – 1 pm | $5
Older Adult Painting Class
(Special People Involved Regularly In Thanksgiving/Testimony)
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.
A delicious dinner and inspirational program, open to all ages from the whole community. Monthly Second Thursdays | 6 pm | $5 | Fellowship Hall
2nd & 4th Thursdays | 18yrs and up | 9-11:30am | Servery
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 Bread Ministry
Healthy bread is a key biblical concept in physical as well as spiritual wellness, and it can play a part in overcoming issues such as diabetes, heart disease, or diverticulitis. You can benefit yourself and your family for years to come by incorporating whole grains and other “super foods” into your diet in simple ways.
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.
This hands-on, interactive class will show you how as we sample recipes and actually bake healthy whole-grain bread together. Cost is $5 to help cover purchase of ingredients. To register, please email: sandy@ frazerumc. org or call 495-6391. 2ND TUESDAYs | JAN 10 – MAY 8 | 9 AM – 12 PM | SERVERY LYN AUTRY, FACILITATOR
craig mckissick | email@example.com | 495-6459
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Administrative Assistant Karen South 495-6357 firstname.lastname@example.org; Support Group Coordinator Terri Sasser 495-6333 email@example.com
Memory Verse Cards
cut out and place in your home, car or office to help you begin hiding god’s word in your heart.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 16
2 Timothy 3:16-17 niv
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 1
Psalm 1:1-2 niv
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 4
Matthew 4:4 niv
Psalm 119:9-11 niv
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 2
1 Peter 2:2-3 niv
If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 8
Joshua 1:8 niv
John 15:10-12 niv 22
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 5
Proverbs 3:5-6 niv
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