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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ALIVE:
Spring 2023

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CLasses resume january 11th-February 8th, February 22nd-april 5th &

April 12th-May 3rd

Dinner: 4:45-6:00 p.m. | Classes: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The first, 5-week group of WNA small groups will begin on January 11th and end on February 8th. Dr. Hubbard will lead a church-wide Lenten study in the sanctuary from February 22nd – April 5th, and we will conclude the semester with a four-week small group, WNA series from April 12th – May 3rd. Contact Amy Thigpen at amy@fumct.org for more information. On February 15th, join us for a special mission event. 

Find Your People 

Leader: Megan Winningham

Contact: meganelizabethf@yahoo.com

Location: Room #212

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: January 11th-February 8th

 

In a world that’s both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we’re often tempted to do life alone, whether because we’re so busy or because relationships feel risky and hard. You were created to play, engage, adventure, and explore—with others. In Find Your People, you’ll discover exactly how to dive into the deep end and experience the full wonder of community.

 

Peaceful Presence 

Leaders: Danielle Spree & Nicole Swoszowski

Contact: dac724@yahoo.com

Location: Room #307

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: January 11th-February 8th

 

Whether you are a woman facing the painful challenge of conceiving, or if you have suffered the unbearable experience of miscarriage or infant loss, you are not alone. This group will focus on creating a supportive community for women as we examine our faith through the challenge of multiple levels of grief, no matter the timing of loss or heartache. We will study the book, Held by Abbey Wedgeworth which uses “Psalm 139…to remind grieving women that God sees them, knows them, loves them, and is actively caring for them. These precious verses will show women that God can bring comfort, assurance, protection, and purpose in the very sorrow that they are experiencing.”

 

FUMCT, UMC and Our Future

Leaders: Dr. Clinton Hubbard, Jr. & Adam Lang

Contact: mary@fumct.org

Location: Sanctuary

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: January 11th-February 8th

 

The mission of the church is “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our church, community, and world.”  For over 200 years, this is what FUMCT has sought to do.  We welcome everyone to participate in the life and ministry of FUMCT.  Our mission to make disciples requires us to do it together--excluding no one. The present climate of the general church challenges us to conversation and clarity about our future as United Methodists.  We will explore what the present climate of disaffiliation, discernment, stay UMC, etc., means for FUMCT as we move forward with our mission of making disciples for Jesus Christ. If you would like to submit questions in advance, please email them to Mary Miller at mary@fumct.org no later than Tuesday each week. 

 

He is enough

Leader: Susan Page

Contact: spage830@gmail.com

Location: Room #308

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: January 11th-February 8th

 

We live in a world of scarcity. We say, “I don’t have enough time… maybe when we have more money…if only I had a little more help…” But Scripture says if we have Jesus, we have enough. In this 6-week study of Colossians, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers to discover the life-altering importance of Jesus’ sufficiency and sovereignty. Discover the joy and freedom that abounds when we know deep in our hearts that Jesus truly is enough.

 

Friends United in Faith

Leader: Ann Marie Jordan

Contact: annslight@icloud.com

Location: Parker Fireside Room

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: Begins January 11th

 

Our community of single individuals grows in faith and learns to navigate the world around us. We come from various denominations, backgrounds and professions. The group meets on Wednesday nights to embrace the adventure of learning that one is a whole number. Within this group we support each other as we study and grow together. Be you divorced, widowed or never married, we have a place for you. No registration required.

 

Transformative Grace

Leader: Rev. Jeremiah Wilson

Contact: jeremiah@fumct.org

Location: Chapel

Time: 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Dates: January 11th – February 8th

 

As a part of completing his Doctor of Ministry, Jeremiah will conduct a 5-week growth group discussing, “A Service of Word and Table,” the liturgy for Holy Communion.  The group will dive into learning how God’s grace is received through the service and the impact that grace has on our spiritual, psychological, emotional, and relational health. Jeremiah is looking for a diverse group of all ages from both Traditions and Bridge service.  However, space is limited.  Contact Rev. Jeremiah Wilson.

 

Spirit Yoga 

Leader: Janice Stewart

Contact: janice@fumct.org

Location: Room #110

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: January 11th – February 8th

 

This is a yoga class for all levels with an emphasis on connecting mind, body, and spirit as we connect to God.  Each session will start with a brief devotion and end with a Bible verse to meditate on during the relaxation time.  Bring a mat!

 

Chancel Choir

Leader: Dr. Justin W. Durham

Contact: justin@fumct.org

Location: Choir Room #004 – Lower Level

Time: 7:05-8:35 p.m.

Dates: ongoing

 

The Chancel Choir welcomes anyone of high school age or older who enjoys singing choral music. No audition is needed. Music reading skills, while not required, are helpful. The Chancel Choir helps lead Traditions worship services each week and presents seasonal programs throughout the year. A strong culture of friendship and community is fostered when the joy of making music is shared each week. Childcare is available.

 

Handbell Choir

Leader: Jerrod Newell

Contact: jerrodnewell@yahoo.com

Location: Bell Choir Room #003 – Lower Level

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: ongoing

 

The Handbell Choir plays during Traditions worship services one Sunday each month from September – May and is open to anyone high school age or older. New members are always welcome, and no experience playing bells is required; however, a basic understanding of how to read music is important. Those who are interested are welcome to attend a couple of rehearsals and shadow a current handbell member to see what playing bells is all about. Seasonal fellowship activities help create strong friendships among members of the group. 

 

Children’s Choir

Leader: Leah Durham

Contact: leahdurham.fumct@gmail.com

Location: Choir Room #004 – Lower Level

Time: 5:30-6:00 p.m. (Before FirstKids/FOOMACK)

Dates: ongoing

 

Children’s Choir is for any 3rd-6th grader who loves to sing! This group has fun learning more about our voices and serving Jesus through song. The Children’s Choir sings in church services in both Traditions and the Bridge several times each year.

 

A People of Grace: The Means of Grace

Leader: Rev. Jeremiah Wilson

Contact: jeremiah@fumct.org

Location: Room #304

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: April 12th – May 3rd 

 

Each week we will look at one of the Means of Grace understood by John Wesley; Prayer, Searching of Scriptures, Fasting, The Lord’s Supper, and Christian Conferencing.  The Means of Grace are outward signs God convey to humanity preventing, justifying, or sanctifying grace.  Come learn how these means of grace are a constant reminder to us in our lives of God’s love.  

 

Wellness WNA 

Leader: Presenters coordinated by Janice Stewart

Contact: janice@fumct.org

Location: Room #220

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dates: April 12th – May 3rd 

 

April 12 – Nutrition Part 1

Basic guidelines and healthy eating tips

News Flash - the Food Pyramid that many of us learned about in school was abandoned years ago because it was WRONG.  Do you know what is was replaced by?  Many of us lack the knowledge, self-discipline, and/or planning skills needed to eat a balanced diet.  Let’s turn to the experts for facts and assistance.  In this class, registered dietitians Mandy Patrick and Virginia Willingham Davis will teach us the updated standards and give their professional suggestions for healthy eating.

 

April 19 - Nutrition Part 2

Information addressing your nutrition needs

We all have questions about nutrition as it relates to our personal medical issues, daily routines and preferences.  A group of dietitians will help us focus our attention as we break into discussion groups on specific topics such as eating to lose weight, eating to prevent/manage chronic health problems, cooking for picky eaters, etc.  

 

April 26 – Sabbath Keeping

led by one of our pastors 

This class considers several questions:  What is the purpose of a sabbath?  How is sabbath keeping different from resting or taking a break from our normal daily schedule?  How do we honor the sabbath in our current hectic culture?    

 

May 3 – Wind Down Wednesday

a chance to breathe & reclaim your calm 

You know best what helps you relax and can choose how to spend the evening.  Unwind as you rotate in 10 or 15 minute intervals through options such as sitting in massage chairs, focusing on breathing, journaling, practicing yoga, playing with pet therapy animals, listening to music, etc.  FirstKids and youth programs will also include stress relieving activities so that we all feel refreshed as we wrap up WNA.

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